Most of the changes for League Patch 11.4 will still go live, however.
The nerf for Jungle postition are still coming in League Patch 11.4, however, they will be less heavily.
League of Legends gameplay design director Mark “Scruffy” Yetter detailed the “nearly final” patch adjustments expected to reach the Rift next week. Jungle tweaks will arrive in League Patch 11.4 because, according to Riot, the position has “too much influence.” Yet Scruffy claims the devs “pulled back on a few nerfs”.
Gromp, Large Krug, Small Krug, and Razorbeak are each tweaked, giving less gold and XP as a result. Some of the camps would also have more basic health, making them more difficult to clear. This is supposed to have a huge effect on the amount of benefit and itemization of jungle champions, bringing them farther behind and reducing their impact.
By pulling back on the expected nerves last week, Small Krugs will continue to give 12 gold each and Razorbeak’s basic health will be maintained at 800. But Gromp’s gold offers were further reduced, from 105 to 85. Last week’s adjustments gave 95 gold to Gromp.
Jungle is a dynamic position that needs players to farm camps, support laners, protect targets, preserve vision, and counter the opposing jungler. Scruffy said in a dev blog that there are proposals to make the jungle more popular and open to less experienced players. This strong jungle nerfs tend to contradict those plans, however, as this would further dissuade players from queuing for a position.
Patch 11.4 is expected for release on Thursday, Feb. 18.