LoL: Ivern's Midscope Update Hits The PBE

League of Legends' friendliest jungler is the next one in line to receive a midscope update. Unfortunately, Ivern's kit changes on the PBE do not look as well-rounded as the ones Neeko got blessed with. Nonetheless, he is getting some new tools that will ensure the well-being of his team. Let's take a closer look at his adjustments.

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LoL: Ivern's midscope update hits the PBE. | © Riot Games

Ivern is probably the most unique jungler the game has to offer. Since there is no need for him to actually attack jungle camps, he is mainly busy with marking his friends in the forest and supporting his teammates. His caring and funny personality makes him one of the cutest characters in the game.

Aside from that, however, Ivern is a rather unpopular champion at the current meta with a pick rate of just 0.72%. Many players hoped for a happy ending and that the big midscope update would do wonders for him, just like it did for Neeko recently.

Ivern's Midscope Update Hits The PBE

First and foremost, none of his abilities got changed drastically. If that is a good or bad thing depends on who you ask, but a major part of the community seems quite disappointed with the direction Riot is pushing Ivern at. He is supposed to be even more of a support than he already is at the moment.

Passive – Friend of the Forest

  • Ivern will not hurt non-epic jungle monsters. Instead, Ivern can right-click a jungle monster to grow a Grove that costs him health and mana.
  • Groves:
    → grow over time depending on level
    → Once fully grown, Ivern can harvest them, freeing the camp and earning gold and experience
    → Ivern can also smite the Groves to instantly grow and free the camp, earning gold and experience
  • Significant changes: Ivern can not share buffs anymore to his teammates.

Q – Rootcaller

  • Ivern conjures a vine dealing magic damage and rooting the first enemy hit for 1.2 seconds. Allies that attack a rooted enemy dash into attack range.
  • Ivern can re-cast Rootcaller to instead dash directly onto the rooted enemy.
  • Significant changes: Enemies hit by Rootcaller are no longer revealed.

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W – Brushmaker

  • Passive: While in brush and for 3 seconds after leaving it, Ivern's attacks deal additional magic damage. Nearby allies will gain this effect for 1.5 seconds and deal magic damage.
  • Active: Ivern grows a patch of brush and reveals it for 5 seconds. The brush persists until Ivern's team loses vision within it, or up to 60 seconds.
  • Significant changes: Ivern's allies also profit off of the bonus magic damage while standing in brushes.

E – Triggerseed

  • Ivern grants a shield to an ally champion. After 2 seconds, it bursts, dealing magic damage and slowing enemies by 50% for 2 seconds.
  • If Triggerseed detonates and no enemy champions are hit, the ally will be shielded for 2 seconds.
  • Can also be casted on Daisy
  • Significant changes: Shield refreshes after not hitting an enemy champion.

R – Daisy!

  • Ivern summons his sentinel friend Daisy to leap onto the fray for 60 seconds, dealing magic damage, knocking up enemies hit for 0.75 seconds on arrival.
  • Daisy! can also be cast on targets rooted by Rootcaller at any range. Over the next 60 seconds, Daisy! can be recast to instructing Daisy to attack or move.
  • Daisy, Slam! Daisy's 3rd consecutive attack on the same champion or epic monster will launch a shockwave, dealing magic damage to all enemies hit as well as stunning and knocking them up for 0.75 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 3 seconds and begins on cooldown.
  • Significant changes: Daisy knocks up enemies when being casted.

Ivern's Midscope Update: Conclusion

In general, Ivern has gained some new tools to support his team with, for example an extra shield and more crowd control. Daisy knocking up enemies on spawn, seems like a really powerful change, especially when casted from afar after hitting an enemy with Rootcaller.

Unfortunately one of his main features, sharing buffs with your team, got removed. Damage wise, his Q and W stays the same. His E however, got a noticeable buff in damage scaling. Daisy's damage got nerfed quite a bit.

Time will tell if these changes will be enough to make Ivern more popular again. Most players hoped for maybe a completely new ability or something exciting, since he can get pretty boring when playing him a lot. In comparison to Neeko's midscope update, Ivern definitely deserved a bit more love than this.

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