News Analyze This: Evelynn, Twitch, and Xin Zhao's Remakes

by Ashelia on July 31, 2012
After gathering data for a while, we've decided to post our findings on the three recently reworked champions: Evelynn, Twitch, and Xin Zhao! At a glance, it looks like Xin Zhao's remake was the most successful of the bunch: both his popularity and win percentage jumped up significantly.
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Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao has been considered a bad pick for quite a while now. However, after the recent patch, he was completely remade and given significant buffs. As a result, he's been played a lot more with a drastically higher win percentage than before in both ranked and normal matches!
Before the patch he averaged 1-1.5% popularity in ranked games from all brackets and 9-10% in normals. His win percentage for both modes was around 45%.
Since the patch he's been in around 25% popularity for both normal and ranked. His win percentage also jumped into the early to mid fifties for both modes.

Evelynn

The recent patch contained a remake for Evelynn that was supposed to greatly increase her viability. However, after an initial burst of play, she fell into obscurity again. Riot is aware that she remains underwhelming and plans to buff her in August's patch.
Before the patch she was less than 1% of ranked games from all brackets and 3-5% of normal games. Her win rate was as low as 28% in ranked and around 40% in normal.
After the patch she had an initial surge of popularity up to 57% in normal and 14.5% in ranked the first 48 hours after the patch. It quickly dropped, however, down to an average of 3.5% popularity in ranked with 10% in normals. While she remains unpopular her win ratio did increase: it jumped as much as 10% in ranked to an average of 40% and 5% in normals to an average of 45%.

Twitch

Twitch was a high reward and high risk jungler until his recent remake where his stealth was nerfed. He was put back in the bot lane as a carry. Unfortunately, though, he hasn't found a niche yet: the remake did little to increase the amount he's chosen.
Before the patch he averaged 2% popularity in ranked and 7-8% popularity in normal games. He was around the 45% for win ratios in both ranked and normal matches.
After the patch he jumped up to 7% popularity in ranked and 28% in normal, but it was short lived. He quickly fell down to almost identical numbers to his old popularity, hoving around 2% in ranked and 7% in normal. His win ratios seem similar, barely reaching 50% at their peak.

Your Opinion

So what do you think of this round of remakes--were they what you expected? Do you still cringe when you see an Evelynn lock in on your team or are you having the time of your life as Xin Zhao top?

6
2 years ago
Need to play Xin Zhao! ♥
39
2 years ago
Xin Zhao new OP!
8
2 years ago
Pff, those avoiding Twitch don't know what they're missing out on.
What other ranged AD has the ability to stay totally out of reach during team fights while killing the entire enemy team off simultaneously?
The stealth ability rework he's gotten makes him an amazing bottom lane AD.
3
2 years ago
New Xin & Eve IMO are good... But I can't understand Twich :S

BTW: looks like Karma's & Heimer's reworks incoming :S
3
2 years ago
New Evelynn is GREAT !!!
8
2 years ago
Xin is pretty damn strong right now - wouldnt be surprised about... drastic nerfs in the next patch.

Eve... is so mediocre in every aspect now. Then u could at least perfectly set up a gank without being seen and the slow... omg how could they take the slow after taking the stun... Her dmg is meh, her ult is way too... easy to mess up to be that significant for all her gameplay. Overall shes just a weaker pubstomper than before.

Twitch was totally killed imo. His jungling has no presence anymore. He dies even faster in his jungle than before. His dmg... omg... why did they nerf his dmg so hard... His stealth is barely worth mentioning anymore (dunno if youre able to even avoid a ward with dat shitty stealth). And his AD carry strenghts... are still non-existent. Same as Eve, utterly useless atm.
5
2 years ago
Twitch is more useless than before... Before the patch, Twitch could jungle well, and was a useless ad carry, now post patch twitch cant jungle worth shit and RIOT tried to make Twitch a better ad carry but there are alot better choices than Twitch...
3
2 years ago
Jungle Xin is so much fun
10
2 years ago
Quote from Shadow Master 2 years ago:
Pff, those avoiding Twitch don't know what they're missing out on.
What other ranged AD has the ability to stay totally out of reach during team fights while killing the entire enemy team off simultaneously?
The stealth ability rework he's gotten makes him an amazing bottom lane AD.


I played one in ranked, he was very strong--I was surprised. But people aren't playing him, so it's interesting.
6
2 years ago
Quote from Gasparde 2 years ago:
Xin is pretty damn strong right now - wouldnt be surprised about... drastic nerfs in the next patch.

Eve... is so mediocre in every aspect now. Then u could at least perfectly set up a gank without being seen and the slow... omg how could they take the slow after taking the stun... Her dmg is meh, her ult is way too... easy to mess up to be that significant for all her gameplay. Overall shes just a weaker pubstomper than before.

Twitch was totally killed imo. His jungling has no presence anymore. He dies even faster in his jungle than before. His dmg... omg... why did they nerf his dmg so hard... His stealth is barely worth mentioning anymore (dunno if youre able to even avoid a ward with dat shitty stealth). And his AD carry strenghts... are still non-existent. Same as Eve, utterly useless atm.
Can't agree more with you there, Twitch is absolutely dead now and I find he sucks in both jungle and bot lane now, before he was a devastating ganker but now its useless..
1
2 years ago
I tried out new Xin on my brothers account yesterday, he was pretty awesome! Nice rework~
5
2 years ago
Quote from Ashelia 2 years ago:
Quote from Shadow Master 2 years ago:
Pff, those avoiding Twitch don't know what they're missing out on.
What other ranged AD has the ability to stay totally out of reach during team fights while killing the entire enemy team off simultaneously?
The stealth ability rework he's gotten makes him an amazing bottom lane AD.


I played one in ranked, he was very strong--I was surprised. But people aren't playing him, so it's interesting.


I play Twitch as ADC quite regularly and I've found him to be really strong. Early lane phase he's weak, and short of Cask + Expunge pokes doesn't really have much harass. However, if you get going even a little, he turns into a machine.

People played Twitch when he was retweaked and tried to Jungle, then complained. They either gave up altogether and said he's bad, or they started to ADC with him not knowing how to play ADC with him, thinking the Jungle path was the key to ADC. Then they gave up on him as an ADC, saying he's bad.

People like me, and a few others, started playing him immediately as ADC, learned what his weaknesses and strengths are, worked out the bugs, and destroy teams as the ADC. That is, when the people who gave up on him immediately don't rage and troll as soon as you pick him...
3
2 years ago
The thing about jungle Twitch... he was never supposed to be a jungler, that's why he dies in the jungle.
Ranged AD jungling doesn't work, and it isn't supposed to.
Previously jungling with Twitch was forced just because he had a lengthy stealth mechanic. Now he's been reworked for his intended role, so jungling with him would be even more forced.

He's a ranged AD carry. And he's quite good at it now that he doesn't have to stay in stealth for long periods of time to get his attack speed boost.
5
2 years ago
Xin op, eve ok, twich NOT
3
2 years ago
i think xin was the best obviously hes a pub stomp now he just murders a ton of pple by lvl 7 nd excels at late game with a good tanky attack speed build. evelyn while she looks great on paper she just cant perform in games well as a jungler ive found shes super squishy and even though fast on ganks cant stick well. twitch i believe is in a good place ive played him multiple times as adc and i actually just got my third penta in ranked with him so he still got it! just gotta wait for some pro to pick him up and play him then everyone else will go bonkers for him
4
2 years ago
man all of you guys complaining bout twitch adc being useless i dont understand you. he now has 550 range which is average and doesnt have the best early laning phase but neither does vayne all you do wit them is farm farm farm but when you have items its fun times. twitch has the most aa range in game which i believe is 850 for a solid what 6-7 secs? that lasts for the brunt of a teamfight where you can sit safely in the back and still do work even if your just hittin the tank cuz you are hitting everyone behind him. i think hes awesome and his expunge having an AD ratio is awesome so yeah hes awesome... at least this Shadow Master guy has some sense jeeezzzz
1
2 years ago
twitch is good at jungle :] i haven't tried eve and xin yet
1
2 years ago
The only complaints I COULD make about Twitch would be that his stealth and steroid are tied together. Once you leave stealth, no matter what, your steroid is activated. You're punished if your team backs off an engagement. The simple fix would be to activate the steroid after first hit. The other thing I think he needs, as a QOL fix, is a speed up of Cask. Its hard to use it to slow chases as the enemy is almost always at the edge of its range in a chase, and by the time it lands they're easily out of it.
3
2 years ago
Quote from daprod 2 years ago:
man all of you guys complaining bout twitch adc being useless i dont understand you. he now has 550 range which is average and doesnt have the best early laning phase but neither does vayne all you do wit them is farm farm farm but when you have items its fun times. twitch has the most aa range in game which i believe is 850 for a solid what 6-7 secs? that lasts for the brunt of a teamfight where you can sit safely in the back and still do work even if your just hittin the tank cuz you are hitting everyone behind him. i think hes awesome and his expunge having an AD ratio is awesome so yeah hes awesome... at least this Shadow Master guy has some sense jeeezzzz

twitch has 850 range for 6-7 attacks.... not 6 or 7 seconds. And his e does ridiculously low damage, and don't even get me started with his stealth. the only thing thats actually worth mentioning is the attack speed boost that barely anyone gave a shit about.
7
2 years ago
As Eve and Twitch player (before remake) I have to say:
I'm not Eve and Twitch player anymore, thx RIOT, f**k you.