Massive LoL Item Changes Hit the PBE Servers, Expected To Go Live on Patch 13.10

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Massive LoL Item Changes Hit the PBE Servers, Expected To Go Live on Patch 13.10

LoL patch 13.10 is shaping up to be a pseudo-preseason.


After a string of underwhelming patches, Riot just last week promised a massive mid-season patch that would shake up the game, especially the Mythic Items. There weren’t a lot of details in the dev blog except learning that the balance team was changing their approach toward Mythics, maybe even considering removing them altogether.

The wait didn’t last long as Riot went live with the updated items on their test server, Public Beta Environment. While not all items, or even items of all classes, aren’t getting changes, the shake-up is pretty big that it resembles a preseason patch. Over 40 items or item components are either getting reworked or adjusted with the changes, the main focus being ADC, support and Lethality items. Players can check out and test the changes, which are planned to go live in two weeks with patch 13.10, on the PBE server.

Item changes aren’t the only ones though. There are a lot of system changes included in the patch, and some of them are massive. Teleport summoner spell is now closer to its original state with the Unleash Teleport upgrade time now being 10 minutes. In return taking plates will be harder so teleporting laners aren’t punished too hard, and also to help slow snowballing games. Turrets will now have a lot more resistances as players take plates.

But maybe the biggest and most controversial change of the patch is the new minion behavior. In patch 13.10, mid lane minions will meet at the same time as side lanes till the 14 minutes with the exception of the very first wave. Multiple community figures, pro players and analysts online protested this change specifically, saying it would hurt pushing waves and moving toward side lanes. Since the changes are currently on PBE, Riot still has time to make any adjustments or revert them, but there is no indication of such an action yet.

Full item changes planned for patch 13.10

Marksmen item changes

AD Carries are currently in the strongest state they’ve been in for a couple of years. But despite how strong they are and how powerful the items themselves are, itemizing as an ADC can still feel too limiting. Nearly every ADC has to make two key choices, which Mythic they will get and which crit modifier they need to buy. With the item changes this problem is going away as the crit modifiers are now Mythic items, and players now have more choices for their second or third items.

Aside from that there are a lot of adjustments to Legendary items. Some of those are changed because they were overperforming, like Bloodthirster, and some of them because they didn’t see much use, like Stormrazor. Also, mixed damage is now back with Guinsoo’s Rageblade reverted to its old state, along with a lot of magic damage on marksmen items. To maybe encourage players to shift toward on-hit builds with Guinsoo’s, some ranged carries now have AP ratios on their kits.

  • Akshan
    • [P] Dirty Fighting damage now scales with 60% AP
    • [Q] Avengerang move speed now scales with 5% per 100 AP
  • Kalista
    • [E] Rend buffs:
    • Damage now scales with 40% AP for first hit and 20% AP for subsequent spears
    • Slow now scales with 5% per 100 AP
  • Kindred
    • [W] Wolf's Frenzy damage now scales with 20% AP
    • [E] Mounting Dread slow now scales with 5% per 100 AP
  • Vayne
    • [W] Silver Bolts true damage now scales with 1.5% per 100 AP
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Bloodthirster

Bloodthirster

  • Life steal: 15 ⇒ 18
  • Passive effect is reworked, no longer gives a shield

The Collector

  • Lethality: 12 ⇒ 18

Galeforce

  • Attack Damage: 60 ⇒ 55
  • Attack Speed: 20 ⇒ 15
  • Added: 7% Move Speed

Guinsoo’s Rageblade

guinsoos

  • Now a Mythic
  • Increased cost by 600 gold
  • Added: 30 Attack Damage and 30 Ability Power
  • Attack Speed: 45 ⇒ 25
  • Removed: 20% Critical Strike Chance

Immortal Shieldbow

  • No longer a Mythic
  • Decreased cost by 400 gold
  • Attack Speed: 20 ⇒ 0

Infinity Edge

infinity edge

  • Now a Mythic
  • No longer requires 40% crit for the passive activation

Kraken Slayer

kraken slayer

  • No longer a Mythic
  • Decreased cost by 400 gold
  • Attack Damage: 65 ⇒ 40
  • Attack Speed: 25 ⇒ 30

Lord Dominik's Regards

  • New passive effect

Mortal Reminder

  • Attack Damage: 35 ⇒ 40

Navori Quickblades

navoris

  • Now a Mythic
  • No longer requires 40% crit for the passive activation

Phantom Dancer

  • New build path
  • Attack Speed: 25 ⇒ 30

Rapid Firecannon

  • Increased cost by 500 gold
  • Attack Damage: 0 ⇒ 30
  • Attack Speed: 35 ⇒ 15

Recurve Bow

  • Decreased cost by 300 gold
  • Attack Speed: 25 ⇒ 15
  • Passive on-hit damage: Physical ⇒ Magic

Runaan's Hurricane

  • Increased cost by 200 gold
  • Attack Speed: 45 ⇒ 40
  • Attacks now apply 30 magic damage on-hit

Statikk Shiv

statikk shiv

  • Readded to the game

Stormrazor

  • Increased cost by 300 gold
  • Attack Damage: 45 ⇒ 55

Zeal

  • Attack Speed: 18 ⇒ 15
  • Move Speed: 7 ⇒ 3

Lethality item changes

There was a lot of talk about how the Lethality items removed some of the inherent weaknesses of assassins, to which Riot is apparently agreeing. With the update, some of the harder-to-balance items like Duskblade and Prowler’s will see changes to their effects.

Duskblade of Draktharr

duskblade

  • Lost the resetting invisibility passive in favor of untargetability on kill with a cooldown

Prowler’s Claw

prowlers

  • No longer a Mythic
  • No longer has an active effect
  • Decreased cost by 100 gold
  • Attack Damage: 60 ⇒ 55
  • Lethality: 18 ⇒ 15
  • Ability Haste: 20 ⇒ 15

Youmuu’s Ghostblade

ghostblade

  • Now a Mythic
  • Increased cost by 100 gold
  • Attack Damage: 55 ⇒ 60
  • Ability Haste: 15 ⇒ 20

Support item changes

Couple of massive changes for supports in patch 13.10. First of all, Unholy Grail is back as promised with a new look as Echoes of Helia. The Grail was one of the most popular enchanter items in the game, but Riot had removed it from the game with the first Mythic Item update as it would be the only Mythic supports would choose. Echoes of Helia isn’t as powerful as Unholy Grail, but it is still a welcomed new addition.

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On top of Echoes of Helia, and some other new items, Riot also adjusted nearly every support item. Almost every item got a price reduction while sacrificing some base stats, but it should feel better overall as it was very hard to reach two or three items in the game in this snowbally meta.

Ardent Censer

  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Ability Power: 60 ⇒ 35
  • Base mana regen: 100 ⇒ 75
  • Move speed: 0 ⇒ 5

Chalice of Blessing

  • New support item component
  • 200 Health
  • 75% Mana Regen
  • Builds into Redemption, Mikael's and Echoes of Helia

Chemtech Putrifier

  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Ability Power: 40 ⇒ 35
  • Base mana regen: 100 ⇒ 75

Echoes of Helia

echoes of helia

  • New support Mythic

Imperial Mandate

Imperial Mandate

  • No longer a Mythic
  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Ability Power: 40 ⇒ 55
  • Health: 200 ⇒ 0

Knight's Vow

  • Decreased cost by 100 gold
  • Health: 400 ⇒ 350
  • Armor: 0 ⇒ 25
  • Base health regen: 200 < 125

Lifewell Pendant

  • New support item component
  • 150 Health
  • 20 Armor
  • 100% Base Health Regen
  • Builds into Zeke’s, Knight’s Vow, Locket and Evenshroud

Mikael's Blessing

  • Ability Haste: 15 ⇒ 0
  • Heal and shield power: 16 ⇒ 15
  • Magic resist: 50 ⇒ 0
  • Health: 0 ⇒ 250
  • Base mana regen: 100 ⇒ 125

Moonstone Renewer

Moonstone Renewer

  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Ability Power: 40 ⇒ 35
  • New passive effect

Redemption

  • Ability Haste: 15 ⇒ 0
  • Health: 200 ⇒ 250
  • Base mana regen: 100 ⇒ 125
  • Heal and shield power: 16 ⇒ 15

Staff of Flowing Water

  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Ability Power: 50 ⇒ 35
  • Base mana regen: 100 ⇒ 75
  • Move speed: 0 ⇒ 5

Zeke's Convergence

  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Health: 250 ⇒ 350
  • Armor: 35 ⇒ 25
  • Mana: 250 ⇒ 0
  • Base health regen: 0 < 125

Tank item changes

Abyssal Mask

Abyssal Mask

  • Decreased cost by 600 gold
  • Health: 550 ⇒ 300
  • Magic Resist: 40 ⇒ 60
  • Mana: 300 ⇒ 0
  • Eternity passive is removed

Force of Nature

force of nature

  • Increased cost by 100 gold
  • Health: 350 ⇒ 400
  • Magic Resist: 70 ⇒ 60

Radiant Virtue

Radiant Virtue

  • Decreased cost by 500 gold
  • Health: 400 ⇒ 350
  • Ability Haste: 10 ⇒ 20
  • Passive effect nerfed

Fighter item changes

Divine Sunderer

  • Passive %max health damage reduced
  • Passive base AD damage buffed

Goredrinker

  • Mythic Passive: 50 health ⇒ 75 Health

Hullbreaker

  • Increased cost by 200 gold
  • Attack Damage: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Added: 5% Move Speed
  • Passive effect buffed

Sterak's Gage

Steraks Gage

  • Lifeline passive is buffed, now gives size and tenacity for 8 seconds

Stridebreaker

  • Attack Damage: 50 ⇒ 60

Trinity Force

  • Decreased cost by 200 gold
  • Attack Damage: 35 ⇒ 40
  • Attack Speed: 30 ⇒ 35

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Massive LoL Item Changes Hit the PBE Servers, Expected To Go Live on Patch 13.10
Rohat Dicle Kılınç
Rohat is a writer mainly focused on the League of Legends esports scene, and an LCS hopeful.