‘Thank you for murdering him’: LoL fans celebrate as Riot readies massive Smolder nerfs

Smolder came roaring out the gates, quite literally. In response, Riot Games has been working to reign him in, with the League of Legends developers today shooting what may be a killing blow—and League fans are super happy.

Every League player knows there are only two things to expect from every new champion: Dead on arrival or scarily overpowered. Smolder, the latest champion to fly onto the Rift, landed with a bang and was part of the ‘OP’ category, fuelled mainly because he doesn’t even need to auto-attack to be successful because his abilities do that damage. That power status left players hoping his problematic strengths would be nerfed once Patch, 14.6 rolled around, but now that the planned changes have been unveiled, fans are celebrating.