Nunu and Bao Long were nerfed, making way for Thuong Long to take the meta throne with a mechanism to receive more genuine rewards.
Too many players complain about the “dumping ground” of Nunu Dragon Warrior when present in every match. The Riot Games production team must immediately make the appropriate edits. Besides, Thuong Long also has changes to the mechanism to help players get good equipment sooner. Version 12.18 is about to be updated with tweaks aimed at balancing the races/types at the beginning of the 7.5 season of TFT. Here, let’s learn about the above notable changes with Game4V.
Nunu, Dragon Warrior, Storm Dragon get nerfed.
True damage converted per bite: 33% ⇒ 22%
Fixed: Nunu’s ability no longer amplifies damage with Giant Slayer.
Bonus Health: 250/600/900/1200 250/600/800/1000
Bonus Ability Power: 18/30/50/75 18/30/50/70
The top rate of Nunu Dragon Warrior in versions 12.7a and 12.7b is very high and there are very few counters,. The fact that Nunu alone “eats” the entire squad of a certain player is not too strange in every match anymore. With the tweaks in update 12.18, Nunu’s bites will be much weaker because the Dragon Warrior’s Bonus health is also significantly reduced. It is unlikely that Nunu will lose his position, but perhaps there will be no more players “trying to eat sticky rice” doing everything to be able to play this chess set in patch 12.18.
Just finished being nerfed, Storm Dragon was nerfed again:
Base Attack Speed: 0.75 0.7
Cannon Bullet Damage: 150/300/475% ⇒ 150/250/450%
The nerf targeting Aphelios as well as Storm Dragon in patch 12.17b still seems to be too light. The amount of damage caused by the Storm Dragon – Gunner squad is still great. In this update, Riot Games continues to reduce the power directly with Aphelios and Gunner. Aphelios can be considered the main damage dealer in the Storm Dragon – Gunner squad along with Graves. Directly nerfing this Gunner champion is a step in the right direction to cool down this chess set’s heat.
Will Thuong Long take the throne, leading the meta in version 12.18 or not?\
New reward mechanism of Thuong Long:
The reward for Vien Thuong Long is no longer based on fixed milestones for the total number of stars of Thuong Long generals. Instead, the reward value will increase with each star level.
Thuong Long is inherently still popular with a losing streak. At the beginning of the game, the player can receive gold and bonus from the Upper Dragon. But that is still not strong enough to usurp Nunu Dragon Warrior and Storm Dragon Gunner. After this 12.18 update, Thuong Long players will be able to easily get a lot of equipment and gold early as the reward will increase with each star of the whole squad. For example, instead of the milestones of 3,7,10,13,15 stars, the reward will increase through each milestone such as 1,2,3…,10,11,12… At the same time, the losing streak will also help the players. Players find the right equipment. Thuong Long promises to be the chess set to rise up in the meta at DTCL Season 7.5 version 12.18.
Above are the notable changes and predictions about the upcoming meta. It is not certain that Nunu Dragon Warrior, Bao Long will “fall out of favor” but there will be no more fighting. Whether Thuong Long can rise to the meta or not, he has to wait for the coming time to answer. Please accompany Game4V to follow and update the latest information about TFT Season 7.5.
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