Another year coming to an end, another preseason League of Legends patch goes live that changes everything. This time around the guys at Riot have decided to make some pretty drastic changes to a core aspect of the game, vision. Gone are the days where broke vision bot was the only way to play a support character. Overall most of the true support champions got some adjustment in power level to compensate for the increase in gold they will be seeing.
For many long time support players these changes will probably be scary at first but hopefully by the beginning of LoL Season 4 they will have everything as balanced as possible for everyone.
We’re making changes to the way abilities scale on champions designed for the support role. Our goal is to emphasize utility and protection over damage output and, with more gold flowing to supports, we had to tweak numbers to ensure certain champions didn’t become too oppressively powerful.
The patch notes are way too long to post here so it’s advisable to read up on all of the changes on the official forums