In last month’s League of Legends patch 9.5, Morgana underwent an aesthetic overhaul, but managed to avoid the significant gameplay changes applied to her celestial sister, Kayle. But League’s latest public beta environment update suggests that Morgana will soon be on the receiving end of a number of balance adjustments of her own—and they ain’t pretty.
The Ability Power ratios on both Morgana’s Dark Binding and Black Shield abilities have been reduced in the current PBE, the former from 90 percent to 75 percent and the latter from 70 percent to 40 percent. These nerfs to her strongest abilities all but confirm that Morgana will be limited to the support role from this point onwards, with her utility as a solo laner remaining questionable at best.
Zed is also receiving some nerfs in this PBE update, losing some damage on his Razor Shurikens and gaining cooldown time for his Living Shadow ability, and Kayle is getting nerfed slightly more, with her AD, armor, and attack speed ratio decreasing by a touch. On the other hand, a number of champions appear to be receiving buffs in this update, including Camille, Ornn, Sejuani, Gnar, Singed, Cassiopeia, and Nautilus.
The next League of Legends patch is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, April 17.