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Change in base speed and boots - what it really means

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FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAS CHANGED: (All of this is currently on the PBE)

  • ALL* Champions have had their base movement speed increased by 25 (this is why Nami seems to have an out of place insane 330 base for a support)
  • Tier 1 Boots of Speed item.png Boots of Speed have had their total movement speed given reduced from 50 to 25 (No actual change once you consider in the 25 base gained)
  • Tier 2 (Ex Berserker's Greaves item.png Berserker's Greaves) have had their total movement speed given reduced from 70 to 45 (once again no change)
  • Boots of Swiftness item.png Boots of Swiftnesshave had their total movement speed given reduced from 90 to 60 (an actual nerf of 5 MS but has gained a passive)



WHAT DIFFERENCE THIS WILL MAKE:

The intention of this is to make it so that starting boots + 3 pots is not mandatory on all champions.


BUT WITH BOOTS YOU WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME TOTAL:

While this is true there actually is a large difference being made in game for several champions. The gap in having boots and lacking boots is half now and actually brings an advantage to some champions...

COMPARISON EXAMPLE:

  • Currently:
    • Master Yi Master Yi
      • Base: 330
      • With tier 1 boots: 380
    • Caitlyn Caitlyn
      • Base: 300
      • With tier 1 boots: 350
  • After Change:
    • Master Yi Master Yi
      • Base: 355
      • With tier 1 boots: 380
    • Caitlyn Caitlyn
      • Base: 325
      • With tier 1 boots: 350


NOTICE ANYTHING?

After this change Master Yi (along with Pantheon and Nidalee in cat form) will actually be FASTER than any champion currently with 300 MS even when they do start with lvl 1 boots. On top of that they will match anyone with 305 base currently if they start with boots. That's 13 champions they are faster than, and 11 they are as fast as without boots even when these champions HAVE boots.


THAT'S ONLY THREE CHAMPIONS!

Yes, but right below the minority 330 is a group of 12 champions with 325 who will now be equal to the 300 MS champions with boots, and below that is a massive group of 25 who will now only be 5 MS behind them. That's 31 champions who can now easily keep up early-on without boots, and compared to now when even Master Yi Master Yi is a full 20 movement speed slower than a 300 MS champion just because they bought boots that's a HUGE change to the game.

  • sorry for errors and anything I missed, feel free to tell me. I know it's not the prettiest thing ever, but I just wanted everyone to realize that this is a lot bigger change than most people seem to give credit.

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