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League of Legends Briar Receives Pre-release Nerfs: All Upcoming Changes Explained

The upcoming League of Legends champion, Briar, has become a topic of intense discussion within the community. From her controversial design choices to her divisive gameplay mechanics, Briar has made a significant impact before her official release. Despite not being available yet, Riot Games has decided to implement some changes to her kit due to player feedback and data gathered from the Public Beta Environment (PBE).

One of the major concerns surrounding Briar is her ultimate ability, Certain Death. This ability allows her to kick a hemolith and soar towards the first champion hit, dealing significant physical damage in the area and causing nearby enemies to flee. After landing, Briar enters an empowered state called Blood Frenzy, gaining additional armor, magic resist, and movement speed. This ability grants her immense mobility and burst damage, leading to quick eliminations of her targets.

To address the perceived imbalance, Riot has decided to make some adjustments to Briar's kit. The changes include reducing the healing percentage of her passive ability, Crimson Curse, from 30%/70% to 35%-65%. This reduction aims to make her sustain less overwhelming during engagements. Additionally, the AP and AD ratios of her ultimate ability, Certain Death, have been decreased from 120% to 110%. By lowering the damage scaling, Riot intends to tone down Briar's burst potential, ensuring a more balanced gameplay experience.

These pre-release nerfs indicate Riot's commitment to addressing player concerns and refining the gameplay balance of new champions. Fans of League of Legends eagerly await Briar's official release, hoping to see how these adjustments impact her overall performance.

Definitions:
– Champion: A playable character within the game League of Legends.
– Nerf: The act of weakening or reducing the effectiveness of a champion's abilities in order to balance the game.
– Kit: Refers to the combination of abilities and spells that a champion possesses.

Sources:
– “League of Legends Briar nerfed before official release” by The Game Haus