League of Legends: Nope, Jarvan Not Getting Nerfed -- Yet?
Jarvan IV might not be completely safe but Riot Games is not planning to nerf him quite ye.t
Rest easy, Jarvan fans, your favorite hero is not getting nerfed - not exactly, at any rate. Associate Game Designer Statikk recently confirmed this on a forum thread that began earlier today. Storm Zombie, the user that started the whole thing, had lamented that he did not know what could have been done without destroying a 'perfectly fine' Champion.
In fact, he seemed to be of the opinion that Jarvan actually required a little bit of tender loving care from the developers. The poll that came with his post suggested that much of the community felt the same way. 325 people strongly disagreed with the idea that Jarvan should be nerfed while only a measly 55 or so were in strong agreement.
In his response, Statikk stated, "We are fixing a bug that was released last patch where his passive is dealing max Health damage against minions and monsters instead of current Health. This is artificially inflating the speed of his clear times and increasing his effectiveness on bigger objectives like Dragon and Baron as well which is an advantage Jarvan simply doesn't need considering all the other things he brings to the table.
Let's be clear though, Season 3 has changed the landscape of the game. Though someone like Jarvan has stayed untouched for a long time and has not been an issue up until this bug, it could be fully possible that a champion needs to be addressed due to other changes that have occurred in the game. Just like some champions have gotten weaker (for example as you guys say Irelia), some have gotten stronger. We need to constantly assess things within the context of the current state of the game (not to say that we don't take into account potential future states of the game in our decisions)."
Long story short, Jarvan's currently only safe for now. But at least, he's safe?