Riot realized they overdone it. Yuumi gains buffs after nerfs in patch 12.16 in the hotfix

The nerfs hit Yuumi too hard. What has Riot decided to improve?

In Update 12.16, Yuumi received big nerfs. Riot significantly reduced the movement speed that the heroine grants the healed hero and slightly increased the cooldown of the heal. With a win rate of around 50%, the character dropped to 45%, which shows how badly the nerfs hit the character. Riot decided to compensate for this by buffing the champion. What exactly has been changed in the hotfix?

Yuumi’s buffs are now on the servers

One of the Rioters reported that the designers wanted to restore some of the heroine’s power in such a way that she wasn’t just relying on her own healing.

We micropatched out a buff to Yuumi to add some power back in a way that is not super focused into E after putting it in a better long term spot. We recognize there’s a risk to the return of Artillery Yuumi, but there aren’t a lot of great areas to buff.

Ultimately, at the cost of her movement speed bonus and E’s increased cooldown, the heroine will deal more damage with Q – the only non-ultimate spell capable of harming her opponent.

  • Q BASE DAMAGE (UNEMPOWERED) 50/80/110/140/170/200  50/90/130/170/210/250
  • Q BASE DAMAGE (EMPOWERED) 60/100/140/180/220/260 (+2/3.2/4.4/5.6/6.8/8% of the target’s current health)  60/110/160/210/260/310 (+3/4.2/5.4/6.6/7.8/9% of the target’s current health)
  • R COOLDOWN 130/110/90 seconds  110/100/90 seconds

At the moment, it is difficult to judge how much hotfix buffs will help the heroine. As Riot admitted, there weren’t many places where they could apply buffs without restoring her E power. Whether or not the expected result will be achieved will not be revealed until a few days, when players have time to test the fixes and the statistics will improve slightly.