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Why Lich Bane Changes Don't Affect Sona
Originally Posted by Riot (View RedTracker Source)Hi Postal Miku.
Thanks for sharing your concerns regarding the Lich Bane changes, especially as it pertains to Sona. There are a few reasons that we decided not to change Sona along with Lich Bane. First, the champion is already performing quite well, consistently averaging a win-rate among the top 20 champions since the beginning of the year. Second, she does not typically rely on Lich Bane to function in the same way that a Fizz or Twisted Fate does. If we were to compensate Sona for Lich Bane nerfs, it's ultimately just a net buff for Sona for everyone not building a Lich Bane. Because Lich Bane actually falls quite low on the most frequently bought items for the character relative to the short list of champions receiving compensation buffs, we think Sona should take at the very most a small hit to her effectiveness.
All that being said, I understand that's probably not what you want to hear. I'll be monitoring the performance of Lich Bane users (including those that didn't end up getting buffs) following the release, and if it turns out there were champions that were highly negatively impacted, we can look into what to do about them.
Don't you usually state that win rate is not that accurate in representing a champion's power level?Win rate is a consideration to make, but it is certainly not the only driving factor.