League of Legends patch 10.16 has some new remarkable updates ahead. There are champions who will have some changes, either they’ll get even stronger or they’ll get weaker. Fiora, one of the top laners that lost its spot after getting major changes, will be back on meta as Riot will make change on her skills and playstyle.
Fansided reported that the Patch 10.6 will be giving Fiora some buffs on her skills to bring her back on top lane meta. Her first skill (Q-Lunge) will have a lesser cooldown from 16-8 seconds to 13-6 seconds. Additionally, the refund she’ll get on her first skill when hitting an enemy champ will be slightly nerfed, dropping tp 50% from 60%.
The report explained that the update is not that impactful since Fiora’s passive Grand Duelist, lessens the cooldown of her Q by 3 seconds. Her passive allows players to do damage trades in lane much easier, especially in the laning phase. The buff that Fiora will be receiving is not too oppressive if she can land her skills since the refund percentage will be nerfed to 10%.
The changes in her skill will give her more mobility since she can dash more frequently, even if her Q will miss. Her buffed skills will even further improve her last skill (R- Grand Challenge), which will turn her ganks more easily. Although Fiora was completely changed, she still received a positive win rate (50.57%) in Platinum and above ranks in solo queue, as well as a high pick rate presence (5.85%). Since the item Death’s Dance was also reworked, it will make Fiora even stronger, together with Trinity Force and Ravenous Hydra, giving her an extremely strong three-item spike.
Fiora is also frequently used in the wild card regions and LPL, increasing her competitive play. Because if her main strength, which is her side lane pressure, punishing the other teams in later stages of the game since most meta top laners cannot hold up against her when she starts split pushing. Ornn, Mordekaiser, Volibear, and even Aatrox, also cannot stop Fiora in the latter stages of the game.
However, there are also champions who can counter the grand duelist. Camille is one of them, but, the matchup will still depend on how skilled the user is. Malphite can also counter Fiora because of its attack speed reduction, as well as its first skill (Q-Seismic Shard). Malphite’s Q allows him to make easy trades, together with his third skill (E-Ground Slam), making him a meta-counter for Fiora this new season.
Champions Best for Pro Plays But Has Bad Reputation In Solo Queue
You may have watched some popular YouTuber streamers playing League of Legends, doing insane plays in a matchup of 1v1 or even 1v5. However, some of the champions they used may be good for making outplays against their enemies, but, those champions may suck when it comes to solo queue games.
Fansided explained that solo queue and professional League of Legends are two different things. Pro League of Legends competition is a complex matchup that can be compared to a chess game. The competitors have studied their main champs, acquiring knowledge about the exact limits of their heroes. They are also practicing their team synergy daily, and scouting their opponent’s playstyle, to know their strengths and weaknesses. Solo queue, on the other hand, might give your best champ a stat of 0/3 in the first 5 minutes of the game, since you don’t have any idea how the enemy champ kept on dodging your tornadoes, as well as how your teammates play which prevents synergy. Here are the champions that play better in professional competitions and suck in normal solo queue matchups.
Kalita is one of the best champions that can secure neutral objectives because of here Rend, making her one of the best ADCs. Her last skill allows her to engage or disengage a team fight, while her passive gives her more mobility even while she is attacking. However, her pattern of moving around while she is attacking also makes it for other normal players. Her Fate’s Call is also controlled by the other players, so it depends on that player if the engagement will be a success.
Tahm Kench is one of the support-tank heroes that could surely save their AD carries. His Devour can swallow her teammate so they won’t receive any damage, and it can also engage a team fight efficiently by swallowing up a squishy enemy champ. However, compared in a professional competition where ADCs are rarely caught by the enemies, in normal solo queue games, AD carries will need to have more protection since some of them don’t have enough skills to dodge an enemy attack. Because of this, the main purpose of Tahm Kench is compromised, leading the team to a defeat.