As many people may have already known, CP Lyra received some special attention from the pros last update, resulting into a nerf in her Sigil damage. CP Lyra with Shatterglass, Spellfire, Clockwork, and Broken Myth was doing crazy damage that has one of the highest radius for an AOE ability. Chunking off 500-600 damage from one sigil is not fun at all. She had the capability of 1v1ing a Celeste with the right stutterstepping and moves. With her ratio nerf, that build path will be slightly less effective, though it can still be viable due to high base damages.
Moving onto the main point, at first glance, it seems like SEMC are trying to destroy CP Lyra (since when was Lyra known for her burst?). However, what Semc are trying to do is to bring back her Attack Speed build based on AC. According to the path notes, her empowered attack Crsytal Ratio is higher by 10 percent. Now that does not seem much but let’s look carefully at the DPS change.
Let’say Lyra bought a shatterglass and an alternating current as her first 2 tier 3 items and that she is level 12. This means that last update she did:
in 6 basic attacks = 95+175+95+175+95+175+136+136+136+157+157+157+157+157+157= 2160 damage
This update though=1218+(157 x 3) +(178x3)=2223
This may not seem much at all but don’t forget that Lyra usually builds Dragon’s Eye so the damage difference will be greater still.
Her AC build may become very viable in the mid lane and she might see more pro play.
Thank’s for reading!