With champion updates becoming the norm in League of Legends, there have now been reports about a new update coming to Singed, the Mad Chemist. The patch will apparently be playable in patch 7.14. It is currently being tested in the PBE by the Riot Meddler team.
So what will this update look like? And will it make the Mad Chemist even more annoying to lane against? Everyone knows that a good Singed player is frustrating to handle, especially since he’s not an easy champion to catch up with. His speed and poison trail make him an elusive target. And even if you manage getting ahold of the Mad Chemist, there’s a good chance that he lured you into a trap.
This new update that’s being tested will make Singed’s passive more relatable to the character himself. I have no problem with that. Consistency within a character is important, but I can understand how this feat can be difficult with a universe comprised of 136 champions at the moment. The new passive will be called Noxious Slipstream and will speed up Singed whenever he’s near an enemy or ally champion.
There will be a 20 percent boost of movement speed for two seconds when the Noxious Slipstream is active. More importantly, the new passive will have a small range, so Singed players will have to maintain their proximity to make it useful. That shouldn’t be an issue, as Singed works best when he’s close to you–or running ahead of you and poisoning you at the same time. If he gets close enough, then he can use his Fling ability to flip you over his back to his allies. With Noxious Slipstream, he’ll be an even bigger threat when he gets close by. His Fling will be an even tougher ability to manage. Especially since his Mega Adhesive will now cause enemies to be grounded instead of rooted. It’ll look something like it is now, except champions who are flung into the slimy circle won’t be able to use any of their movement abilities.
To wrap up this new update coming to Singed, players who hate the Mad Chemist will hate him even more. Those who love playing as him will laugh hysterically as they take advantage of all the perks these updates will provide the champion. There’s still some testing that needs to be done before these updates hit the Rift, but one can expect more Singed appearances in matches once the patch has been released. For me, that’s unfortunate news. I hate playing against a Singed player who actually knows what they’re doing.