Another week, another strategy. This week I'll be explaining the "patch mentality" and how to not get trapped up in it. Many summoners think that a nerf or buff to a champion magically changes them to overpowered or underpowered. Not only is this typically a false assumption, it can be a hindrance to your development. This idea is put in different wrappers such as "flavor of the week" or "bandwagon jumping", however the core remains the same: leaving established knowledge for inherent advantage.
Before getting into the specifics on not falling into this trap, it is important to note that there are situations where a buff or nerf is extremely significant. During the development and beta stages of this game, certain champions were hilariously overpowered. This is not about those times or situations. An example of that is Evelynn
. She was very strong and then was "reworked" and is now not strong. She can still be played effectively, however she isn't even a shadow of her f…