Syndra’s reworking gives her a deadly passive and execution

Syndra’s reworking gives her a deadly passive and execution

The developers intend to keep Syndra's core gameplay while improving its passive to provide players with a better chance of making an impact at the end of the game, all while giving that sense of power-boosting.  (Photo: Riot Games)

The developers intend to maintain Syndra’s core gameplay by improving her passive to provide players with a better chance of making an impact at the end of the game, all while giving that sense of power-boosting. (Photo: Riot Games)

Finally it’s Syndra’s turn for a rework! League of Legends (Lol) he reworked many of his champions all year, giving some of his most outdated champions the much needed love.

Janna and Tahm Kench’s reworkings were released in January. Subsequently, Ahri’s rework in February brought her back to meta, making her one of the most popular champions in pro play this year. Then, in April, we saw updates from Rengar, Swain, and Olaf that gave players a headache due to their final OPs.

This was followed by Taliyah’s rework in May, an update that rocked the mid lane goal all the way to the summer division. In June, Sivir’s update came out, making her feel like a new champion and becoming a favorite on the developer nerf list.

And most recently, in August, the most anticipated update to Udyr’s VGU and Champion Kit was released, even though it needed a hotfix to be the scary top laner it is.

This time around, Syndra was the chosen one to get a mid-level upgrade.

The Dark Sovereign was first released in 2012 when it has seen better days. It was Lee “Faker” Sang Hyeok’s signature pick in the middle lane, with an overall win rate of 76.9%, and in 2017 he even got a world-themed skin.

Syndra was a popular pick and even received a 2017 World Cup skin for Faker and T1 (Photo: Riot Games)

Syndra was a popular pick and even received a 2017 World Cup skin for Faker and T1 (Photo: Riot Games)

However, this champion was barely off the bench, especially after the durability update, with a 2.13% pick rate and a problematic win rate of 46.89%.

That will soon change, as Syndra’s rework has provided her with a revised deadly kit.

The mid-level update for Syndra will make her ultimate power, Unleashed Power, an execution, returning the champion to the meta as a monster at the end of the game.

Game designer Tim “Truexy” Jiang provided a preview of the upcoming changes to Sydra’s kit on Twitter.

The developers noted that they intended to keep Syndra’s core gameplay by improving her passive. to give players a better chance of making an impact at the end of the game, all while giving that sense of power boost.

Syndra’s passive is undergoing a major overhaul and will now actively accumulate Splters of Wrath as the game progresses.

There are three ways that players can acquire them.

  • One, two, or three shards are awarded at levels 1, 11, and 18 respectively for damaging an opponent with two skills within four seconds of each other.

  • Syndra receives five shards as she levels up and one each time she kills a cannon minion.

  • Syndra can collect up to 120 shards, gaining 15% more AP. At a certain splinter threshold, his abilities will change too.

His Dark Sphere (Q) will upgrade to 40 collected shards. At this point, he can now store two charges with one second of cooldown between casts.

After collecting 60 shards, his Willpower (W) gets a boost, dealing 15% more real damage plus 1.5% for 100 AP.

Then at 80 shards, Scatter the Weak’s cone (E) gets larger and slows enemies by 70% for 1.25 seconds.

Finally, Syndra’s final ability will kill any champion with less than 15% of their maximum health.

In an effort to balance things out, the developers also lowered the damage for its Q, E, and Ultimate to make sure it wasn’t unbalanced.

Syndra will also be one of the main heroines of the upcoming Spirit Blossom event (Photo: Riot Games)

Syndra will also be one of the main heroines of the upcoming Spirit Blossom event (Photo: Riot Games)

Here is Syndra’s updated full kit:

Transcendent (Passive)

  • Syndra collects up to 120 shards by damaging enemy champions and gaining levels. Shards of Wrath improve Syndra and her abilities

  • Syndra restores 20-215 (based on level 1-18) of mana each time it collects a splinter from an enemy. She can get splinters by:

  • Damaging an enemy champion with 2 abilities within 4 seconds grants (1/2/3 at levels 1, 11, and 18) Shards (8-second DC per target)

  • Leveling up grants Syndra 5 Shards of Wrath

  • Killing a Cannon minion grants 1 Shard of Wrath

  • At 120 shards, Syndra gains 15% total AP

Dark Sphere (Q)

Willpower (W)

Disperse the weak (E)

Unleashed Power (R)

Syndra’s interim update is now in testing on PBE (Public Beta Environment) and will be released on October 5th during Patch 12.19.

What do you think of his mid-court update?

Anna is a freelance writer and photographer. She is a gamer who loves RPGs and platformers, and is a League of Legends fanatic. She is also a food enthusiast who loves a good cup of black coffee.

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