Sivir is next on the list of League of Legends champions to undergo major changes. Developer Riot Games released a preview of the Sivir rework on Twitter today, outlining how it envisions the new marksman in the current meta.
LoL gameplay analyst Ray Williams added in the same tweet that the Sivir rework will hit PBE servers this week. While the numbers are not final, the general direction to push her as a “premier AOE team fighting crit marksman” has been set, he confirmed.
The biggest changes are to Ricochet (W), which has a revised mechanic that will see boomerangs bounce back to targets that have already been hit and grant bonus attack speed, and Spell Shield (E), which no longer refunds mana but instead grants Sivir a heal.
The initial movement speed burst from On the Hunt (R) has also been removed. While it still grants Sivir and allies increased movement speed, the ultimate will now also reduce her basic ability cooldowns.
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Sivir rework sees more reliable Ricochet (W) bounces, and her ultimate is more beneficial to herself
Goals of Sivir rework
- Passive can be felt more by players, synergizes better with attack speed
- Boomerang Blade (Q) usefulness now scales smoothly over game time
- Ricochet (W) bounces a more reliable source of DPS
- Spell Shield (E) no longer holds Sivir’s mana together
- On the Hunt (R) more useful for Sivir than her teammates
- Mana decreased from 325 to 300
- Mana regeneration decreased from 1.6 to 1.2
- Base AD decreased from 63 to 58
- AD per level increased from 3 to 3.3
- Base HP decreased from 632 to 600
- Attack speed per level increased from 1.6 to 2
Passive – Fleet of Foot
These changes aim to give her “sharper movement speed” that synergizes with attack speed.
- Instead of a flat two seconds, it will decay over two seconds
- Flat movement speed gained increased from 45-60 to 55-70
Boomerang Blade (Q)
- Base damage increased from 35-95 to 15-115
- AD ratio decreased from 0.7-1.3 to 0.7 flat
- Cooldown increased from 7 seconds to 12-10 seconds
- Cast time decreased from 0.25 to 0.25-0 (scales with attack speed)
- (New) Scales with crit chance up to 100% bonus damage
- Mana cost decreased from 70-100 to 55-75
- Missile speed adjusted from 1,350 to 1,450 outward, 1,200 inward
- Buff duration changed from 3 attacks to 4 seconds
- (New) Bonus attack speed: 20-40%
- Max bounces changed from “infinite” to 7 per richochet
- (New) Can now bounce back to targets that have already been hit. Will find new targets first.
- AD scaling decreased from 0.3-0.9 to 0.3 flat
- Bounce rage increased from 450 to 500
- Mana cost decreased from 75 to 75-55
Spell Shield (E)
- (Removed) Mana refund
- (New) Heals Sivir for 0.6-0.8 AD + 0.5 AP
- Procs Fleet of Foot passive
- Mana cost increased from 0 to 40
- Cooldown increased from 22-10 to 22-14 seconds
Ultimate – On the Hunt (R)
- (Removed) Attack speed
- (Removed) Initial movement speed burst
- Unchanged: Movement speed for Sivir and allies 20-30%
- Duration increased from 8 second to 8-12 seconds
- (New) Refreshes on recently-damaged takedown
- (New) Auto attacks during the Hunt reduce Sivir’s basic ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.
Williams also added a video showing the new behavior change to Sivir’s Ricochet (W), which now doubles back onto targets already hit.
Ricochet (W) change in Sivir rework
Prior to this Sivir rework, Taliyah, Olaf, and Swain, who was given an infinite ultimate, were the latest few champions to be reworked in patch 12.8 and 12.9. Out of these three, only Taliyah and Swain have had an impact in pro play.
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