Happy Snowdown, summoners!
We've mentioned a few times that there'd be one more set of balance changes before the end of the year. Well...here it is! "7.24b—the b is for balance!" Unlike standard patches, this one doesn't require a download, so if you're reading these notes within six-ish hours of publication, watch for a ticker to confirm we're live.
Back to the patch! Today's big theme is toplane—particularly the fighters and items that call it home. Many have felt the pain of losing Fervor, and while we buffed a few in 7.24 proper, we're targeting a few more today. We're also looking at a few champs south of baron pit that are doing too well (~Hello Corki, my old friend~), and have power adjustments to the Sorcery path to boot. Worth mentioning: even though we're balancing about as many things as a regular patch, our changes are numbers-only (except for Zoe). Stability's the name of the game today.
As a note for the patch notes themselves, we're trying a new structure that groups changes by theme, rather than content type. That also means we're writing context on a per-theme level, rather than per-change as usual (with a few exceptions). Let us know what you think!
Wrapping up, we here in the patch notes crew wish you happy holidays and a tilt-free remainder of preseason. GGWP 2017; here's to 2018!