Patch 8.5 will see Riot dramatically increasing Zoe’s burst
While in the past, Zoe has went through many nerfs, her damage and burst potential remained extremely high. Given her abilities are all skill shots, it’s only right Zoe do more damage compared to other champions. However, raising her damage is NOT the solution in Riot’s quest to find a perfect balance.
The patch sees Zoe getting a damage increase on both her Q and W. Her Q will get both a base damage buff, and Ap scaling buff from 0.2 to 0.6. The W has also received a ‘slight’ damage buff, mainly being the AP scaling from 0.6 to 0.75.
This is absolutely insane, now being caught by Zoe’s surprise E will likely lead you to getting instantly 1 shot, or at the very least, being push out the lane through the early to mid game.