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League of Legends' new champion Gwen is the worst in years, Riot preparing emergency changes

League of Legends' new champion Gwen is the worst in years, Riot preparing emergency changes
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Just a few hours after launch, Riot has decided to make improvements to Gwen, who has the worst winrate of any new League of Legends champion in the last year.

League of Legends' new champion Gwen is the worst in years, Riot preparing emergency changes

Gwen has become, since her League of Legends debut, one of the worst champions ever released. The seamstress from the Isle of Shadows has kicked off her tenure with an extraordinarily low win rate that, despite rising in the last few hours, has scraped to 38.9%.

This rate is one of the lowest in the history of the game, even taking into account the fact that Riot has carried out much more discreet launches in terms of champion strength.

Only the Volibear rework, released in May 2021, had a lower win rate following its introduction. at 36.2%. Although it's normal that Riot gives players time to get used to using the new champions and that their statistics improve progressively, they are prone to making changes when the early data is negative.

As such, an emergency patch is coming to kickstart Gwen's life in the game.

Gwen

Base Statistics

Base armor increased: 37 >>> 39

Q — Snip Snip!

Damage per cut increased: 8-19 >>> 9-21

Last cut damage increased: 40-95 >>> 45-105

Riot has shown in the past that it will react when necessary, but it has not wanted to repeat mistakes with excessive improvements.

The most prominent case in the history of League of Legends is Yuumi, who, after a catastrophic start received excessive buffs that led to her being essential in the botlane.

In this case, the changes amount to just a few points of damage, and which can be easily reversed if necessary.

Gwen goes missing in the early game, but shines late game - League of Legends
Gwen goes missing in the early game, but shines late game

Gwen's problem is the early game, and her weak laning phase. The longer the game lasts, the more she is able to win a greater number of games, so the modifications to her base damage and not to her scaling damage seem quite prudent.

In any case, Gwen continues to show an upward trend. Even so, we'll still need to wait and see if the changes are beneficial to her winrate.

Gwen: The Hallowed Seamstress teaser released, followed shortly by a Gameplay Trailer

Gwen is set to be the next Champion released, with a teaser revealed. Leaked gameplay footage also meant an official Gameplay Trailer has been released too.

Original content by Bruno "GalleGutsito" Oubiña.

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