Riot is nerfing Aphelios' Infernum damage, movement speed, and base HP in Patch 10.1
Riot Games’ lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter unveiled a plethora of nerfs today headed to Aphelios to balance out the League of Legends champion’s overtuned kit.
When Aphelios was released, he was marketed to have one of the highest skill ceilings in the game. Players quickly realized, however, that the champion was actually relatively easy to maneuver once the basic skills were learned and that he was extremely strong no matter what weapons he had.
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One of the most broken abilities Aphelios had was the combination of his ultimate ability, Moonlight Vigil, paired with his wave clearing weapon, Infernum. This attack caused each enemy player hit by Aphelios’ ultimate to spew flames around them, which could then overlap multiple instances of damage all at once. As a result, multiple clips surfaced of players destroying entire teams with one ultimate.
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