NERFPLZ.LOL Did Ziggs Just Become OP? | NERFPLZ.LOL -->

Nov 6, 2013

Did Ziggs Just Become OP?


Ever since the initial release nerf, Ziggs has been an unreliable, underperforming champion in both solo queue and competitive play, with only a handful (or just phantoml0rd) of people considering him a viable choice.

But why? He's got sick wave clear, long long range, fast cooldowns, and with blue buff is, (and always has been) one of the biggest nuisances in lane. So why hasn't he historically done well in solo queue?
Well, the major reason he's been suppressed thus far has been due to the presence of...assassins.
That is to mean assassins and burst damage champions of course. With a previously less than reliable escape mechanism, he was easily CC'ed and burst down.

However, after the nerfs to champions like Zed, Ahri, Talon, and Akali (who was terrorizing the scene on Ziggs' release if I remember correctly), poke champions like Nidalee and Ziggs are starting to shine brightly, as they're no longer instantly decimated before their first round of cooldowns. This means that champions with spells that are naturally longer than other champions have a safe, constant presence in teamfights.

Of course, the last few rounds of buffs have also given him a much smoother gameplay such as the following:
Bouncing Bomb
  • Bouncing Bomb will now cast when targeted outside of its maximum range (will fire to the maximum range in the targeted direction)
As every Mordekaiser and Annie player knew, there's nothing more frustrating than to try and kite an enemy only to have your champion momentarily stop and start walking back into range.

Minion Waveclear
Hexplosive Minefield and Mega Inferno Bomb are both more effective against minions, with minions no longer taking reduced damage from multiple hits of Minefield and Mega Inferno Bomb dealing double damage to minions
The increase in Ziggs' waveclearing power is actually more substantial than it seems. By increasing Ziggs' waveclear on minions via his mine field, it allows for him to clear creeps much faster than before, giving him a bigger gap in which to pummel his enemies with long range Bouncing Bomb damage.

Before this change, Ziggs needed a few shots on the minions and/or a bouncing bomb to get rid of the wall of defense surrounding the enemy champions. With this obstacle gone, he's free to wreck havoc from afar for much longer periods of time between wave spawns.

There might be more to it than meets the eye as to why Ziggs has had such a bounce in win rate, but if there is I haven't spotted it yet. He's definitely a fun champion to play, and now that he actually wins more than loses, I'm definitely playing him more and more.

On the other hand, it should be noted that he's still a very skillshot reliant champion with a skillshot escape. Don't expect to be stellar with him as soon as you pick him up. I'm still a little incredulous at the win rate and think it might just be a coincidence, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Patch 3.13 Notes

Got more insight as to why Ziggs' win rate jumped so high? Think it's statistically unfounded and we'll see a win rate drop? (3.24% play rate) Comment below!

First time to Nerfplz.Lol or not sure where to find everything? Try the Site Map


  1. Dead TempestNovember 06, 2013

    Shhhhhhh... No one needs to know...

  2. ziggs has always been one of my favorites...ive got some sick videos of nearly one shotting adc's with his ult lol. its a lot of fun

  3. He didn't become OP, he already was. One of the best pokes in the game, and also huge AoE. It's just people are learning how to play him now, and they never did at release.

  4. I just wanna say rammus + sivir combo is, holy shit, so powerful

  5. I guess why my server's people think that ziggs is that bad.

  6. i hope they just leave him i don't want another fun champion to go down the toilet

  7. AnonymousMay 26, 2014

    chanel bags outlet

    Greetings! Very useful advice within this
    post! It's the little changes that will make the most important
    changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  8. AnonymousJune 06, 2014

    Does your site have a contact page? I'm having a tough time locating it but,
    I'd like to shoot you an e-mail. I've got some suggestions for
    your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to
    seeing it expand over time.

    Have a look at my web page: golf course

  9. AnonymousJune 09, 2014

    This is why getting the services of a legal professional is commonly needed by people who wants to file a
    bankruptcy. Who knows, but here is the story as far as we know.

    Apparently, Barbara, Margaret's and Dona's other sister could not be located prior to trial, either.

    My web blog - motor accident lawyer in las vegas nevada

  10. AnonymousJune 17, 2014

    If you'd prefer to relocate completely hassle-free, Professional moving corporations area unit the simplest resort.

    When scouting for a good distance moving company, you'll find that some of them
    offer services that you simply either don't require or don't want.
    The movers also must protect consumers' goods by maintaining cargo liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance,
    and bodily injury and property damage insurance.

    Here is my blog post: moving companies denver colorado

  11. AnonymousJune 19, 2014

    It is also important for an automobile accident lawyer or a individual
    injury lawyer to be quite thorough in their investigation of the predicament.

    If you meet an accident during work hours, you are entitled
    to a just compensation. Although it has been said that America is a little over-litigious,
    there are several reasons why you need to get the assistance of a personal injury attorney after your
    car accident.

    Also visit my web blog Neinstein and Associates

  12. AnonymousJune 19, 2014

    Hi, this weekend is pleasant designed for me, since this point in time i am reading this great informative
    piece of writing here at my home.

    Also visit my blog ... Rijles delft

  13. AnonymousJune 20, 2014

    mèdicament site de pharmacie en ligne médicament pas cher pharmacie
    tunisienne en ligne pharmacie en ligne livraison rapide pharmacie à vendre france pharmacie en ligne andorre pharmacie en ligne avec ordonnance produit pharmaceutique pharmacie discount toulouse pharmacie discount lyon pharmacie en vente pharmacie france en ligne vente de médicaments en ligne comparatif pharmacie en ligne
    pharmacie moins cher générique pharmacie pharmacie

    Feel free to visit my webpage; ordonnance pharmacie (

  14. AnonymousJuly 23, 2014

    Excellent, what a website it is! This webpage presents helpful
    facts to us, keep it up.

    My web site -

  15. Overlap the start of your bandage conveniently, making sure that it stays in location after you remove it from your hand.
    Look for bold prints to become mainstream on single-breasted coats and
    other items of men's clothing. Their wearers are vivacious
    and playful, yet they don't take themselves too seriously.

    Look at my web site: girls boutique Dresses

  16. Hi! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I'm absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    Feel free to surf to my web page after effects template (

  17. Excellent Ьsat ! I woսld like to apprentice while you amеnd your webb site,
    how could i suƄscribe for a blog site? Thhe account helpeԀ me a acceptable deal.
    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadast provided brigҺt clear idea

    Here iѕ my blօg - past past perfect subjunctive Spanish tense

  18. Hi therе I am ѕo delighted Ι found your site, I
    really found уоu by mistake, while I was looking on Aol for omething else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say
    kսdos for a remarkable post and a all round exciting blοg (I also lοvce tɦe theme/design), I dοn't
    Һave time to look oveг it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I
    will be back to read much more, Pleɑsѕe do
    keep up the gгeat job.

    my web-site - autism; ,


Feel free to comment or leave a message :)