League of Legends Patch 14.6 Notes Ship Smolder Nerfs, Galio Rework

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League of Legends Patch 14.6 Notes Ship Smolder Nerfs, Galio Rework

League of Legends Patch 14.6 ships a variety of important adjustments, buffs and nerfs alongside a mini-rework for Galio while targeting Smolder.


Smolder, the new kid on the block, has become the hot topic in the LoL meta, as Riot has hit him with nerfs again and again. Patch 14.6 also intends to do the same, shipping a list of nerfs for the tiny fire-breathing dragon yet again. The League community believes the champion would be of ‘no good’ use after his latest batch of nerfs, which are said to be the ‘final straw’ of adjustments that intend to completely shift the champion from an overpowered state to an underpowered status in the league.

The update also ships a mini-rework for Galio, along with a slew of other adjustments, buffs, and nerfs, all while deploying a variety of ‘High Noon’ skins, which can be purchased for 1350 RP.

League of Legends Patch 14.6 Champion Changes

Shen

Passive cooldown adjusted.

Shen is a unique tank with strong 1v1 dueling potential and we’d like to make sure he continues to live up to that standard. So this patch we’re amping up his mid-game selfish combat power by adjusting the scaling of his passive’s cooldown refund for better trading potential.


Shen PassivePassive – Ki Barrier

  • Cooldown Refund: 4/4.5/5/5.5/6/6.5/7/7.5 (levels 1/6/9/12/14/16/17/18) ⇒ 4-7.5 (linear level scaling) (Note: This is a buff from levels 2-17 and is most pronounced at levels 8-16.)Aiom

Q damage increased. W shield increased.

Once Sion lost his hard-binding to Heartsteel, he lost a lot of scaling, a lot of damage, and a lot of functional health, since the whole system fed back into itself. This patch, we’re attempting to bring Sion back to his scaling tank glory days, letting him truly shine in games where he’s performing well.

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SionQQ – Decimating Smash

  • Minimum Damage: 40/60/80/100/120 (+45/52.5/60/67.5/75% total AD) ⇒ 40/60/80/100/120 (+40/50/60/70/80% total AD)
  • Maximum Damage: 90/155/220/285/350 (+135/157.5/180/202.5/225% Total AD) ⇒ 90/155/220/285/350 (+120/150/180/210/240% Total AD)

SionWW – Soul Furnace

  • Shield: 60/85/110/135/160 (+8/9/10/11/12% maximum health) ⇒ 60/75/90/105/120 (+8/10/12/14/16% maximum health)

Smolder

Q execute threshold decreased, conditions adjusted. W width decreased. E movement speed decreased.

Smolder is just a lil guy, but this lil guy’s dream of scaling with his stacks can feel like an inevitable nightmare for his opponents. While we don’t believe he’ll be problematic in the long term, there are quite a few frustrating or overpowered parts of his kit right now that we’re looking to address this patch. First, his execute scaling based on stacks has been too powerful, so we’re capping it at 6.5%. Second, the safety from his E and mismatched hitbox with his W visuals can be quite frustrating to go up against and help him scale more easily, so we’re nerfing them both with the goal of making Smolder’s early game weaknesses more noticeable for players that find themselves matched up against him.


SmolderQQ – Super Scorcher Breath

  • Execute Threshold: 2% (+0.025 % per stack) ⇒ 6.5% (Note: This started at 7.625% at 225 stacks.)
  • Execute Conditions: Smolder only checks to execute units after Smolder's damage, meaning it will no longer execute off of allies' damage.

SmolderWW – ACHOOO!

  • Missile Radius: 125 ⇒ 115

SmolderEE – Flap, Flap, Flap

  • Movement Speed: 100% ⇒ 75%

League of Legends Patch 14.6 Item Changes

The Infinity Edge, Lord Dominiks Regards are among the handful of items slate to receive changes in the latest update for League of Legends Patch 14.6. On the other hand, Mortal Reminder gets it armr penetration buffed by 5 percent, and gets chnaged from 20 percent to 35 pecent. meanwhile, Navori’s Quickblades get its Base AD buffed from 60 to 65, while the Pickaxe replaced by BF Sword. The cost for the item however, remains largely unchanged. League of Legeneds patch 14.6 also includes numerous nerfs, buffs and skin and content updates. The patch is currently live on pBE servers, and all these are avail to be experienced before Riot ships them all for a live servers release. The Infinity Edge Critical Damage gets changed from 40 percent to 50 percent.

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League of Legends Patch 14.6 Champion Skins

The game also ships the update also ships exclusive new High Noon skins for a list of champions, which include Evelyn, Gragas, and Yone. There is also a special mythic shop skin called the peacemaker high Noon yone, along with a prestige skin for Evelyn. We’ve outlined the price of each skin along with a list of each skin below.

  • High Noon Gragas (1,350 RP)
  • High Noon Rell (1,350 RP)
  • High Noon Evelynn (1,350 RP)
  • High Noon Yone (1,350 RP)
  • Peacemaker High Noon Yone (Mythic Shop)
  • Prestige High Noon Evelynn (Event tokens)

League of Legends Patch 14.6 Release Date and Time

League of Legends Patch 14.6 is slated to arrive on servers across all regions o Wednesday, March 20. Fans should note that the servers will be down for maintenance before Riot ships the massive 14.6 update. We’ve outlined the release time for each region below.

  • 3pm CT (NA)
  • 5am GMT (EU West)
  • 3am CET (EU North East)
  • 8am KR (Korea)

Fans can peep the full League of Legends patch schedule for the entirety of 2024 by clicking here. For our complete coverage about Riot’s most marketable esports title, follow us here on ESTNN.

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