It's playoff time and therefore, it also seems to be rework time. First Karma in Patch 11.16 and now Lucian and Amumu in LoL Patch 11.17. Now another mini rework is in the making for Rengar! It's already on PBE, so maybe it will go live in LoL Patch 11.17 as well.
You haven't heard anything about the new Amumu and Lucian reworks? Then check out this article:
Rengar is getting a mini rework. Finally! Seriously, his performance in Season 11 has been nothing short of questionable. There are way too many better alternatives to the jungle cat and with champions like Diana – who is easier to play – becoming viable once more, he completely lost his place. Even in high elo, where he was once a classic, he's become scarce. Well, with a pick rate of 2.5% and a win rate of 48%, it really doesn't look good for Rengar.
But now, Riot has decided to make some changes to help get this cat back into shape and onto Summoner's Rift!
Rengar Gets a Mini-Rework
We've read a lot of your thoughts about how Rengar could feel a lot better so we're putting some changes on PBE for you all to test out and give feedback on!— Phlox (@RiotPhlox) August 13, 2021
The goal here is to ease painpoints and open up Rengar jungle so that he's not so inaccessible in lower elos.
Those are a lot of changes, eh? But worry not, we're going to go over the key points of this Rengar mini rework right now!
- Rengar will only have 3 Stacks of Ferocity. This means his rotation will be simpler, quicker and much more efficient. Basically, he'll be able to jump, hit everything and then gain a second empowered Q. Once he's empowered one of his abilities, he gains movement speed. Not as much as before, but instead of just 1.5 seconds this now lasts for 3!
W - Battle Roar
- His road will be reworked to give Rengar the optimal jungle clear. As you can tell in our Jungle Tier List of LoL Patch 11.16 it's all about clear speed, burst and the suitable mythic item. Extra damage to monsters, extra healing and thanks to his new passive, Rengar can even let out two roars in any triple combo.
E - Bolar Strike
- Let's keep it simple. Your leap onto enemies doesn't have any cast time anymore. This means if you want to use your triple combo, it's going to be a solid 0.25 seconds faster now – which is a lot for any assassin in the current meta.
Rengar Mini-Rework Release Date
The changes in Rengars kit seem pretty extensive balance-wise and the mini rework just went live on PBE servers. LoL Patch 11.17 is already going to be released on August 25th. Will the balance team have enough data by then?
With the changes to his passive, we do believe he could become one of the best junglers and maybe even make an appearance in pro play once more. So for anyone walking into a dark forest, watch out! Rengar will one-shot you.
- We can also see the resurgence of top lane Rengar. So to prepare, why not check out our top lane tier list for LoL Patch 11.16 to prepare?
Therefore, we believe that in Patch 11.17 we will get the Amumu and Lucian reworks, while patiently waiting another two weeks until LoL Patch 11.18 is released for the Rengar mini rework.