Riot Games has published the notes for the League of Legends patch 13.1b update, and it looks like the studio has finally put down Yuumi for good pending her rework.
The B-Patch, which features many of the changes originally intended for the delayed patch 13.2, has several nasty surprises in store for the magical cat: most of her base stats have been gutted, her (P) Bop ‘N’ Block’s shield strength has been reduced – though she does gain a small amount of range back on the passive’s attack – her (W) You And Me! passive grants far less adaptive force, and the AP ratio on her (E) Zoomies has been removed.
According to the patch notes, Riot is intentionally going hard on the nerfs this time around as a result of her presence, the upcoming ADC changers, and her power in pro. “We’re limiting Yuumi’s ability to effectively trade with her basic attacks and health pool, which has been a big factor in her pro dominance”, the notes state.
Back in December, Riot gave an update on the rework for the champion, which has been a menace to players of all levels at various points in her life on the Rift. Long term, the developer hopes to rework Yuumi to be an “easy-to-learn Enchanter that’s all about protecting and enhancing her allies.”
While that doesn’t sound too dissimilar to what we have now, the studio is looking to emphasise “other forms of counterplay” for her, as she will retain her ability to attach to players.
Needless to say, it’s a bad time to be a Yuumi enjoyer.