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Default Upcoming changes for Rengar and status update on Heimer Rework

Surrender at 20: On upcoming changes for Rengar and status update on Heimer Rework

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It's been quiet around here... a little too quiet... Everyone must be too wrapped up in all that fantastic Snowdown Showdown content! Time to mix things up again with a dose of Red Posts!
Continue reading for two posts, one concerning what the future holds for Rengar and one mentioning the Heimer rework ( spoiler alert: still no updates ).

Another look at Rengar.
Here is Statikk, one of the associate game designers, talking about what the future holds for Rengar. Since release Rengar has been a tricky cat to balance and it seems the team is finally ironing out some solid fixes rather than band-aids.
"Rengar has been a complicated situation.

Our initial approach to the champion was to chip at him until we put him in a good spot. Unfortunately, it turns out there are core mechanics on the kit (ie: % Health based heal, a huge Armor / MR buff, instant stealth) that simply don't fit the gameplay patterns we were trying to create for Rengar...thus we began to gut / remove them.

For example, his stealth duration was nerfed due to the fact that it was instant, but we have now made it non-instant. This leaves his ult feeling more lackluster than ever. The end result is a huge mistake on our part where Rengar is both weak and unsatisfying to play.

Classick and I are currently working on buffing Rengar back into a state where we feel more comfortable with his gameplay. Some of the changes include re-increasing the stealth duration back to create the prowling feel again and adjusting the W heal to be a flat heal based on champion level. We're still working out all of the specifics but we know we took a faulty approach to Rengar's balance for the past few patches."
Heimerdinger's re-"still not here"-work:
Summoners who have been eagerly anticipating a rework for Heimerdinger might get a kick out of Morello mentioning it again on the forums, saying:
"No updates that are new here;

* We're still reworking Heimer (and will be working on it more now that preseason changes are launched)

* Like all reworks, some things will get better, some will get worse, some will get laterally changes (please don't expect "all skills buffed!")

* Xypherous is working on it

* No ETA yet"
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