Zeri is going to be the next champion in League of Legends, that much is already known, but she is also pretty god damn strong. She’s even got a cap on her attack speed since you’ll want to play her as fast as possible! If you’re confused what we mean by that, just check out our Zeri champion guide!
You’ll be a Zeri main in no time if you read over her abilities a few times and test her out once she is released. But, Riot is doing everything they can to have her released at a reasonable strength, which is why Zeri is receiving some changes before she’s even released.
Zeri Nerfed Before Her Release
So, in multiple videos that we’ve seen, she’s been popping off. Seriously, once she hits level 6, has some movement and attack speed she becomes untargetable and unkillable.
Sure, players have to get used to her unique new mechanics, but with 5 or 6 games under one's belt, she will feel smooth and extremely fun to play. But she has also looked a tad bit broken which is why the balance team has nerfed her prior to her debut.
What Was Nerfed on Zeri’s Kit?
All her abilities were toned down a little bit on the PBE server. These are the new stats as per Riot August on Twitter:
- Q- Burst Fire: Uncharged click Damage changed form 20-50(+.05AP) to 15-40(+.04AP) and uncharged right click damage mult vs. low health: 3x changed to 4x
- W - Ultrashock Laser: Missile speed changed from 2500 to 2200
- E - Spark Surge: Zeri gets an 800 range vision bubble while dashing into a wall (doesn’t see into brush). Now reveals Zeri to nearby enemies within 800 range while grinding over walls
- R - Lightning Crash: On-hit damage changed from 20-30 to 10-30
These are all the changes to her kit on PBE. Riot August also explained that usually on PBE it is hard to gauge balance changes, but they’ve decided to make these adjustments to her early. Let’s see how she plays out once she hits the rift in LoL Patch 12.02.
When Will Zeri Be Released?
Zeri is currently being tested on the PBE Server. She will be receiving a Withered Rose skin along with Elise, which means she should hit the Rift in LoL Patch 12.02, which is set to come out on January 20, 2022.