Master Yi is the next League champion to face a healing overhaul in the aftermath of the durability patch
Master Yi is one of the beasts mentioned earlier. After LoL patch 12.10, the on-hit jungler’s popularity skyrocketed, with his winrate reaching as high as 53%. However, after another round of changes, it has dropped back to below 50%.
The Wuju Bladesman was soon to be next on the list, with healing quickly becoming Riot’s focus in balancing the game (just look at patch 12.11’s overhaul). What he loses in healing, he makes up for with a significant offensive boost.
The mana cost of Master Yi’s W, Meditate, has been significantly increased, forcing players to be more strategic with their use of the ability. However, it has a much shorter cooldown and some bonus tenacity, which allows him to use it more offensively than defensively and gives him the ability to use it more frequently.
In light of this, and the fact that his attack range has been increased from 125 to 175 units, it’s possible that the Wuju Bladesman will make his way back into competitive play after having his true damage reduced in LoL patch 12.11.
The upcoming mid-scope update for Sivir, which has been planned for League of Legends patch 12.13, will replace her Spell Shield mana regeneration with a heal. Because of this, her trading patterns are now a little bit more offensive, which is roughly how the Master Yi changes are supposed to work.
It remains to be seen whether it will see a resurgence in both champions’ popularity, but you should not expect the healing changes in League of Legends to stop here.