Riot to Ship Midscope Rework for Syndra on PBE Servers


After a recent VFX update, Riot developer Tim “Truexy” revealed the upcoming mid-scope overhaul for one of the oldest existing champions in League of Legends, Syndra.


After a visual overhaul in October last year, Riot has now deployed a full-blown rework AKA a ‘midscope update” for the mid-laner. The update aims to work on her new passive, significantly improving her late-game scaling. Through a Twitter post, Associate Game Designer on the Rift, Tim ‘Truexy’ outlined the team’s main goals “to keep her core gameplay but enhance her passive to open up bigger high moments and real feelings of power upgrades.”

  • Passive: Transcendent
    Syndra collects up to 120 Splinters via damaging enemy champions and gaining levels. Splinters of Wrath enhance Syndra and her abilities.
  • Syndra restores 20-215 (based on level 1-18) mana whenever she collects a Splinter from an enemy. She can gain Splinters via:
  • Damaging an enemy champion with 2 Abilities within 4 seconds grants (1/2/3 at levels 1, 11, and 18) Splinters (8s CD
    per target)
  • Leveling up grants Syndra 5 Splinters of Wrath
  • Killing a Cannon minion grants 1 Splinters of Wrath
  • At 120 Splinters, Syndra gains 15% Total AP
  • Ability icons also change with upgrade

Base Stats
Base Health = 593 changed 563

Dark Sphere (Q)
Cooldown : 4 seconds increased to 7s
Mana Cost: 40/50/60/70/80 changed to 40/45/50/55/60
Sphere Duration : 6s increased to 6.5s
40 Splinters of Wrath : Dark Sphere can store 2 charges (1s CD between casts)

Force of Will (W)
Sphere Pickup Detection Radius: 400 increased to 450
Now prevents non-Sphere units from dying for a brief period when picked up
60 Splinters of Wrath : Force of Will does an additional 15% (+1.5% per 100 AP) true damage.

Scatter the Weak (E)
Magic Damage : 85-265 (+60% AP) changed to 75-235 (+55% AP)
Scatter Angle : 34 degrees changed to 56 degrees
Cooldown : 18-14s changed to 15s
Stun Duration : 1.5s changed to 1.25
Reduced failure chances of close range E>Q combos
80 Splinters of Wrath : Scatter the Weak’s cone is increased (56 deg > 84 deg) and also slows enemies by 70% for 1.25s
(applied after initial CC)

Unleashed Power (R)
Grant Dark Sphere (Q) an additional 10/20/30 Ability Haste
Damage Per Sphere: 90/140/190 (+20% AP) >>> 90/130/170 (+17% AP)
100 Splinters of Wrath : Executes champions below 15% max health

Syndra will restore Throughout the game, Syndra would be able to collect upto 120 splinters max, with each splinter threshold playing a role in increasing the impact of her ultimate, her Q, E, and W (Force of Will)  abilities. Also, the Dark Sovereign will restore 15% of her total AP upon collecting 120 splinters. To ensure that her upgraded passive doesn’t make the champion too powerful across the game, Riot’s League team has tuned the rest of her stats. League fans can experience Syndra’s mid-scope update on the next PBE patch cycle.

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