Out of nowhere, Riot is buffing Lulu. Completely untouched so far in Season 11, League of Legends patch 11.9 aims to boost her early game.
“She’s been pretty much the best support enchanter in the game for many years now,” said Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek on Nick “LS” De Cesare’s patch rundown. “Seems like for one patch she’s not preforming as well, [so they’re] gonna buff her back.”
Even though she only has a 42.9% win rate in major professional leagues in Spring 2021, the one-off times she was used situationally by DWG KIA top laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha and JD Gaming’s Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran ended well.
Curiously, LCS is the region that found the most success on her, maintaining a 57.1% win rate out of seven games as a top laner and support.
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- Cooldown reduced from 16/15/14/13/12 to 15/14/13/12/11 seconds
- Ally cast bonus attack speed increased from 20/23.75/27.5/31.25/35% to 25/27.5/30/32.5/35%
Riot has added an added 5% bonus attack speed at level one, and 4% more at level two, which are significant numbers.
Flexed top, mid, and support, depending on the match up and team composition, expect Lulu players to rush Shurelya’s Battlesong, especially after the Moonstaff nerfs in the previous patch.
“She’ll probably be accompanied by hypers or bruiser hypers like Irelia,” explained LS. “Lulu can just amplify them, different from other enchanters because typically other enchanters can only shield or heal. They can’t do attack speed plus shield plus movement speed. So with Shurelya’s, she’s just busted.”
On the other hand, Nemsis believes that she won’t make a dent at MSI 2021 due to the prevailing heavy engage support meta that’s being dominated by Rell, Alistar, Nautilus, and Leona.
Click here to read the full League of Legends 11.9 patch notes.