LoL devs already discussing Smolder changes after less-than-stellar launch win rate

Smolder’s entry into Summoner’s Rift this week is one of League of Legends’ most popular ever according to Riot Games devs, but despite a marked leap in win rate after day one, it’s possible we may be seeing changes for the Fiery Fledgling sooner than expected.

League lead gameplay designer Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison shared his and the team’s thoughts about Smolder’s release in a Feb. 3 post on X (formerly Twitter) which included a poll asking fans where they felt Smolder had landed in terms of power. Over 27,000 responses were recorded, with 35 percent of players feeling the baby dragon was “balanced”—but votes were spread somewhat evenly between “weak” and “strong.”