I mean, even if there is a significant amount of nerfs in a patch, it’s usually consolidated into a few characters. Most characters only received bug fixes and very small adjustemts throughout the last few patches.
The characters that had a “bad patch” (just in terms of size of the nerf list, not their impact, please keep that in mind) in the listed patches were Jago, Arbiter, Fulgore, Thunder, Gargos, post-S3 characters (obviously, that’s basically par the course for new characters) and to a lesser extent Omen and Maya. It sounds hefty, and yes there’s definitely been a lot of adjusting throughout the season. But like I said, the big changes have been confined to about 1/4 of the roster. Over the course of over half a year.
So I just think it’s ridiculous to look at a character that’s gotten 3 bad patches in a row and then use that experience to predict the future of a character that has gotten buffed little by little throughout the season.