Riot is arriving early to nerf new League of Legends champion Bel’Veth as the Void Empress slowly takes over the meta. With his win rate going up to 50% at high elo and beating all predictions, the devs are tweaking his entire kit.
Bel’Veth not only corrupts the Void in League of Legends, but also Summoner’s Rift. The 160th champion released last week, and the void jungler already dominates the meta at all ranks as a late-game scaling threat.
Bel’Veth’s win rate just increased above 50% at Platinum+ ranks just a week after his release, while in all ranges it is close to 53%. At low rating, Bel’Veth’s win rate peaks as high as 55% — something that alarms Riot given the strong increase it has had.
internal numbers, according to developer August ‘August’ Browningpaint a different and more terrible picture.
“[Bel’Veth’s] The win rate in expert and elite play, despite starting at 37%, is starting to reach 50%,” he said. “His average MMR win rate is 55%. They all keep going up for the day. That’s pretty strong for a champion who’s only been out a week.”
Why are we nerfing Bel’veth?
His win rate in elite/skilled play, despite starting at 37%, is starting to hit 50%. His average MMR win rate is 55%. They all keep going up for the day. That’s pretty strong for a champion who’s only been out a week. pic.twitter.com/VInT7kW3YQ
— August (@RiotAugust) June 14, 2022
This has prompted Riot to shuffle some nerfs to Empress of the Void in LoL patch 12.12, which will be released on June 22, 2022.
Bel’Veth’s first set of nerfs will tweak all abilities on the Void Jungler’s kit except for his W, Up, and Down.
His passive attack speed stacks will stop scaling at level 13, meaning he won’t be as potent late game. This is complemented by scaling nerfs to her E damage later on, as well as early scaling on her ult to make her less powerful early on at level 6.
However, it’s not all bad news for Bel’Veth’s new leaders. His early game is being buffed slightly with increased base attack range that negates the last nerf, as well as the bonus attack speed that scales from his passive.
More changes could be made between now and the late June patch depending on where Bel’Veth ends up as players continue to build dominance over her. You can find the full details on the changes in our LoL Patch 12.12 hub.