Rengar wasn’t actually the delight of the pack in League of Legends. Nonetheless, LoL patch 12.6 modified the Pridestalker’s fortunes. The hunter is slowly turning into a staple choose in each prime lane and jungle following his rework, and Riot are even attempting to tone him again.
Rengar was on Riot’s radar for greater than a yr earlier than his rework lastly shipped on LoL patch 12.6. After going by means of quite a few iterations, each patch seemingly tinkering with a brand new skill earlier than being scrapped, a bunch of “positive changes” lastly went stay in direction of the top of March.
For Rengar mains, it was music to their ears. After years on the sideline, the Pridestalker firmly leaped into the League of Legends meta.
Breaking down the stats, Rengar’s choose fee mainly tripled from the earlier replace to LoL patch 12.6, in response to LoLalytics. He was picked in 6.44% of games as a jungler and a couple of.24% as a prime laner — up from 2.45% and 0.81% respectively in patch 12.5.
There’s additionally been a slight increase in his win fee in any respect ranks, up from round 47% to 48.5%. Given Riot’s preliminary intentions had been to make Rengar simpler to study, the general win fee buff is arguably successful.
Nonetheless, the massive change is mirrored in excessive elo. At Diamond+, Rengar boasts an insane 52.65% win rate in the jungle and is banned in additional than 1 / 4 of League video games. For prime lane, it’s even higher — 52.86%.
He’s yet to be picked by pros on LoL patch 12.6 in aggressive play, nevertheless it’s solely a matter of time till a pocket choose by the likes of Gabriel ‘Bwipo’ Rau brings Rengar again to the stage.
Whereas Rengar mains had been divided over the modifications, general it put the Pridestalker again into the meta. Some rued the lack of the Q stacking mechanic on plants to construct bonus Ferocity, however the bonus structure damage has made him a top lane beast that may siege successfully.
It’s that injury Riot is nerfing in LoL patch 12.7, nonetheless. Rengar prime is getting a nerf with lowered injury to towers on Q, nonetheless jungle gamers can have fun the very fact he’s getting a buff there with bonus monster injury on his W.
With MSI 2022 approaching, there’s an opportunity Rengar might make his first worldwide League of Legends look since Worlds 2020 (he’s solely been performed twice since 2017, with one other singular sport at Worlds 2019).
Regardless, it seems just like the Pridestalker will stay within the League meta for a while.
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