League of Legends‘ Patch 13.22 included huge modifications to Janna, and now the champion is affected by a decline in her win fee.
Over the previous a number of patches heading into the top of the 2023 season, Riot Video games has opted to convey nearer consideration to champions which may be performing effectively in some locations whereas doing poorly in others via large changes and overhauls. Although the issues with these champions aren’t solved instantly, some benefit from the success of revitalized kits faster than others.
However this hasn’t been the case for Janna simply but.
As a part of Patch 13.22, Riot sought to acknowledge the woes of gamers of the Storm’s Fury by taking one other take a look at her place within the ever-changing meta, transferring the help champion away from her “low-interaction” disengage playstyle and again right into a extra energetic enchanter by reverting some modifications made to her final yr. But this large change in playstyle again to 1 that hasn’t been favored in over a yr is making it tougher for Janna, who at present sits at round a 50-percent win fee in keeping with knowledge from OP.GG, U.GG, and champion.gg—4 p.c decrease than only one patch in the past.
In Patch 12.2, Janna’s equipment was nearly totally overhauled, altering her identification from the long-standing aggressive enchanter who may poke at enemies with ease whereas offering ample help to her allies, into one who flourished in solely disengaging enemy benefits and ganks. It appeared Riot felt her supportive capabilities have been too sturdy on the time, as even her E and supreme—the one methods Janna can straight help her allies with out gadgets—had their energy shifted round, thus additionally impacting her itemization.
With how League has developed since then, nonetheless, Riot has reevaluated this playstyle Janna held for a variety of years and located it might be reimplemented into the present model of the sport whereas not taking away the brand new identification as a powerful counterpick to dive and frontline-heavy compositions. Sadly, since gamers had develop into accustomed to Janna’s new identification within the help function, it’s been troublesome to determine the brand new finest technique to play her.
A part of the reverted modifications to Janna brings energy again into her W, Zephyr, which acts as her major poking instrument. Because of a small replace to her passive, she will be able to now deal bonus magic injury with each her W and auto assault scaling along with her motion velocity, which synergizes enormously along with her speedy area of interest. Although this opens the construct path Janna can now take, it has gamers experimenting with whether or not this new (but conventional) W-max construct is to be the norm, or whether or not a extra supportive E-max construct—which has been commonplace for over a yr—stays superior.
However these modifications have definitely enticed a variety of League gamers, even exterior of simply those that have been anticipating some updates to the Storm’s Fury for a while. Janna’s choose fee has soared to seven p.c—up from three p.c in Patch 13.22—that means that, with extra time, gamers are more likely to discover out simply the place she sits within the present state of the sport and if these reverts to her talents to a former state are simply what she wanted to blow away the competitors.