League of Legends

Patch 14.3 Notes

Feb 6, 2024

What better way to ring in Lunar Revel than with a new patch—welcome to 14.3!

In this week’s patch, we’re continuing to make follow-up adjustments for champions and items that were affected by the itemization overhaul. This includes things like lowering overall burst in the game by reducing the amount of proc damage from items, giving some AP carries like Ziggs and Nidalee more durability to compensate them for changes to their core items, and adjusting champions that have found a bit too much success with the new item system (hello Rengar and Karma).

In other news, we also have our Heavenscale skinline coming out this patch, the return of URF, an update on the Vanguard rollout, and a reminder about Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 deprecation, so make sure to check out all the sections down below!

Check out the TFT patch notes here!
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Mid-Patch Updates

February 9, 2024 URF Balance Adjustments

Champion Buffs

  • Anivia: Damage Dealt: 110% ⇒ 115%
  • Aurelion Sol: Damage Dealt: 105% ⇒ 110%; Damage Taken: 95% ⇒ 90%
  • K’Sante: Damage Dealt: 100% ⇒ 105%
  • Nidalee: Damage Dealt: 100% ⇒ 105%; Damage Taken: 100% ⇒ 95%
  • Tahm Kench: Damage Dealt: 115% ⇒ 120%
  • Syndra: Damage Dealt: 85% ⇒ 90%
  • Vex: Damage Taken: 105% ⇒ 100%

Champion Nerfs

  • Annie: Damage Taken: 100% ⇒ 105%
  • Illaoi: Damage Dealt: 105% ⇒ 100%
  • Kayle: Damage Taken: 100% ⇒ 110%
  • Shen: Damage Taken: 100% ⇒ 105%
  • Shyvana: Damage Dealt: 90% ⇒ 85%
  • Vayne: Damage Taken: 100% ⇒ 105%
  • Volibear: Damage Taken: 105% ⇒ 110%

Item Nerfs

  • Sundered Sky - Lightshield Strike Damage: 140% base AD (+6% of your missing health) ⇒ 110% base AD (+ 4% of your missing health)
  • Heartsteel per Target Cooldown: 30 seconds ⇒ 40 seconds

February 7, 2024 Dragons and Dragon Bugs

Aurelion Sol

  • Q Stardust Stacks per Champion Burst: 3 ⇒ 2
  • W Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds
  • W Bonus Damage applied to Q: 18/20/22/24/26% ⇒ 8/9/10/11/12%

Bugfixes

  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug that caused the first Elder Dragon to spawn 5 minutes after the last elemental Drake was slain instead of 6 minutes.

Patch Highlights

Heavenscale Lee Sin, Divine Heavenscale Lee Sin, Heavenscale Master Yi, Heavenscale Janna, Heavenscale Ezreal, Heavenscale Kai'Sa, Heavenscale Diana, and Prestige Heavenscale Ezreal will be available February 7, 2024 at 20:00 UTC.

The Ultra Rapid Fire (more commonly known as U.R.F.) game mode will be making a return on patch 14.3! U.R.F. will go live on February 7, 2024 at 17:00 UTC for EUW, EUN, RU, and TR and 20:00 UTC for all other Riot regions.

Vanguard

It was previously communicated in the 14.2 notes that we will be introducing Vanguard, Riot’s proprietary anti-cheat software that will be required for all League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics games. However, this change has been rescheduled due to some critical bugs with the client pop up we planned to have in 14.2 which caused us to delay one patch cycle. So starting in patch 14.3, we will run a diagnostics check to see if your computer is ready for this update. If not, please review our troubleshooting guide or reach out to Player Support. This change also means that we are pushing back Vanguard’s launch from 14.4 to 14.5 to still give players plenty of time to get ready for this change by installing Vanguard.

If you originally failed the check, it will re-run at a later point or you can manually re-run it by clicking on the settings icon on the top right and “Check for Compatibility” under General > Vanguard System Check.

This will not mean that Vanguard is active or being used for League yet, this is just to give players ample heads up and opportunity to be ready before it’s a requirement. For more information please check out our support article on Vanguard.

Windows Min Spec Update

Beginning Wednesday February 21st (patch 14.4), we are updating our minimum system requirements and will no longer be supporting Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 for all League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics games. To maintain the stability and performance of our games, we sometimes need to deprecate support for legacy Operating Systems that aren’t widely used by our players. If you’re still playing on these versions of Windows, please consider updating to continue playing. Please see our min spec support page for more details.

Champions

Aurelion Sol

Q mana cost decreased, Stardust stacks per champion burst increased. W mana cost decreased, cooldown decreased, bonus damage during Q increased. E Stardust stack generation decreased. Recommended skill order adjusted from QEW to QWE.

Aurelion Sol's itemization is less than stellar now that Liandry's no longer provides him with mana alongside the removal of Crown of the Shattered Queen. On top of his high mana costs, Aurelion Sol has largely been opting for passive and reactive playstyles rather than proactive ones. We believe that a world where the majority of his stacks are coming from proactive player combat and trading instead of stalling and passive farming is both more fun for Aurelion Sol and healthier for the game as a whole, because he has to take risks to scale. So we are adjusting his mana costs to allow him to be more proactive in lane and going forward will balance him around his more Q+W-driven stacking gameplay.

Q - Breath of Light

  • Mana Cost per Second: 45/50/55/60/65 ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50
  • Stardust Stacks per Champion Burst : 1 ⇒ 3

W - Astral Flight

  • Mana Cost: 80/85/90/95/100 ⇒ 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown: 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds ⇒ 15/14/13/12/11 seconds
  • Q - Breath of Light Bonus Damage: 14/15.5/17/18.5/20% ⇒ 18/20/22/24/26%

E - Singularity

  • Stardust Stacks per Champion Takedown: 5 ⇒ 2
  • Stardust Stacks per Epic Monster Takedown: 5 ⇒ 2
  • Stardust Stacks per Cannon Minion Takedown: 3 ⇒ 2
  • Stardust Stacks per Large Monster Takedown: 3 ⇒ 2

Azir

Base health regeneration decreased.

Now that Azir’s soldiers apply on-hit effects, he has fully moved over to Fleet Footwork as his main rune of choice. Now, thanks to his newfound sustain, he’s become nearly impossible to push out of lane. As a result, we’re taking a crack at his overall durability, particularly his early health regeneration which is currently too high thanks to Fleet.

Base Stats

  • Base Health Regeneration: 7 ⇒ 5

Brand

Passive damage to monsters decreased, bugfix to passive. Q damage decreased.

Brand is currently quite strong thanks to a combination of three things: his overly quick jungle clear speed, his natural synergies with Liandry’s, and champions having more health. This patch brings his passive damage in line with where we’d like it to be thanks to a bugfix, but he still needs more power taken out, so we’re nerfing his jungle clear and some early base damage.

Passive - Blaze

  • Damage to Monsters Modifier: 220% ⇒ 200%
  • Bugfix: Blaze no longer deals more than 2% maximum health damage over a single application.

Q - Sear

  • Damage: 80/110/140/170/200 (+65% AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+65% AP)

Corki

Package duration decreased. W cooldown decreased, mana cost decreased, damage increased. Malignance no longer counts towards Eclipse’s passive.

Corki is getting a meaningful nerf this patch, with his core item interaction of Eclipse and Malignance being bugfixed. That said, we're happy that players have found an interesting build that utilizes all of Corki's odd item scaling. Instead of returning to AP Corki as a scaling, low-interaction poke champion, we'd like if those AP purchases asked him to play more aggressively and risk the occasional aggressive Valkyrie cast. Emphasis on occasional.

Passive - Special Delivery

  • Package Duration: 60 seconds ⇒ 45 seconds

W - Valkyrie

  • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 seconds ⇒ 20/18/16/14/12 seconds
  • Mana Cost: 100 ⇒ 80
  • Damage per Second: 60/90/120/150/180 (+40% AP) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+60% AP)

R - Missile Barrage

  • removedItem Interaction Adjustment: Malignance will no longer count toward Eclipse’s passive.

Ezreal

Q damage decreased. R damage decreased.

In 14.2 we overshot on the buffs to Ezreal, however in this patch we’re buffing quite a few of his core items meaning we need to walk back some of the power he just got. Overall, these changes paired with the item buffs should still be a net buff compared to his power level in 14.1.

Q - Mystic Shot

  • Damage: 20/45/70/95/120 (+135% AD) (+15% AP) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+130% AD) (+15% AP)

R - Trueshot Barrage

  • Damage: 350/525/700 (+120% bonus AD) (+90% AP) ⇒ 325/500/675 (+100% bonus AD) (+90% AP)

Illaoi

Passive tentacle range increased, damage decreased.

The map changes introduced in 14.1 resulted in a drop in power for Illaoi, mainly due to her tentacles being designed around the old terrain spacing. In this patch, we’re looking to make her tentacles more reliable on the new Rift. However, that reliability means more overall damage, hence the tentacle damage reduction. Overall, the two changes should be roughly neutral but feel far better for the Kraken Priestess.

Passive - Prophet of the Elder God

  • Tentacle Range: 800 ⇒ 925
  • Tentacle Damage: 10-180 (based on level) (+120% AD) (+40% AP) ⇒ 9-162 (based on level) (+115% AD) (+40% AP)

Karma

R+Q Soulflare damage decreased.

Karma’s currently a bit too good as a triple flex option, with the ability to succeed in top, mid, and support. With her newfound power from Malignance, her ultimate is now on too short of a cooldown for the damage it provides, so we’ll be taking her R+Q explosion damage down a notch.

R - Mantra

  • Soulflare Damage: 35/140/245/350 (+70% AP) ⇒ 40/130/220/310 (+50% AP)

Lillia

Passive damage decreased. Q damage decreased.

Lillia’s preferred items became much nicer in the seasonal update, allowing her access to health on every slot and strong omnivamp that works well with her kit. We like that Lillia is generally tankier than before as it helps her stand out from other AP users, so we’ll be reducing her inevitable late-game damage while leaving her durability intact.

Passive - Dream-Laden Bough

  • Maximum Health Damage: 5% (+1.5% AP) ⇒ 5% (+1.25% AP)

Q - Blooming Blows

  • Damage: 70/90/110/130/150 (+90% AP) ⇒ 70/90/110/130/150 (+70% AP)

Maokai

Base mana regeneration decreased. Passive heal decreased. Q cooldown decreased, mana cost decreased. E mana cost decreased, cooldown adjusted. R cooldown increased.

Maokai Support finally has the freedom to rush movement speed tank items without facing off against other champions' mythics. He is extremely happy about this fact. So happy in fact that he’s the strongest-performing support in the game. We’d like to rein in his support power level while still retaining his ability to perform well in top and jungle. In order to do this, we’ll be lessening his affinity to the support item (which grants percent mana regeneration), lowering his access to early saplings, raising his reliance on gold, and giving him the ability to repeatedly press Q more freely, which is more important to his top lane and jungle gameplay.

Base Stats

  • Base Mana Regeneration: 7.2 ⇒ 6

Passive - Sap Magic

  • Maximum Health Heal: 4-34 (based on level) (+4%-12% (based on level) ⇒ 4-12.8% (based on level)

Q - Bramble Smash

  • Cooldown: 8/7.25/6.5/5.75/5 ⇒ 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds
  • Mana Cost: 60 ⇒ 40

E - Sapling Toss

  • Cooldown: 14 ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
  • Mana Cost: 45/55/65/75/85 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80

R - Nature’s Grasp

  • Cooldown: 120/110/100 ⇒ 130/110/90 seconds

Nidalee

Magic resistance growth increased. E heal increased, bonus attack speed increased.

Nidalee lost some power with the new season, so we’re here to help! Her damage is currently high, but she’s lacking in durability as she used to gain health from both of her first two items whereas she now gains none. In this patch we’re looking to increase her E heal since it has the room to be more powerful, and her E attack speed to help her clear. These changes are also intended to buff her supportive outputs to give her more options later in the game when she begins to fall off. We’re also including an MR growth buff to bring Nidalee more in line with similar AP characters who go into melee range such as Lillia or Rumble since this stat is quite important for them, especially in teamfights.

Base Stats

  • Magic Resistance Growth: 1.3 ⇒ 1.45

E - Primal Surge

  • Minimum Heal: 35/50/65/80/95 (+27.5% AP) ⇒ 50/75/100/125/150 (+35% AP) (Note: maximum heal is still double the minimum)
  • Bonus Attack Speed: 20/30/40/50/60% ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70%

Pyke

Base armor increased. Q damage increased, mana cost decreased. E bonus movement speed increased. E damage decreased.

Pyke was struggling to stay above water in 14.1, but the 14.2 rune changes further impacted him to the point that he needs a lifeline.. In this patch we’ll be giving him a little early durability and some buffs to the abilities that let Pyke players do what they want to do most: kill people and go fast.

Base Stats

  • Base Armor: 45 ⇒ 47

Q - Bone Skewer

  • Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+60% bonus AD) ⇒ 100/150/200/250/300 (+75% bonus AD)/
  • Mana Cost: 74/78/82/86/90 ⇒ 70/75/80/85/90

W - Ghostwater Dive

  • Bonus Movement Speed: 40% (+1.5% per 1 Lethality) ⇒ 45% (+2% per 1 Lethality)

E - Phantom Undertow

  • Damage: 105/145/185/225/265 (+100% bonus AD) ⇒ 100/150/200/250/300 (+100% bonus AD)

Rengar

Base health decreased. Q bonus damage decreased.

Rengar’s damage is too high when snowballing, so he’s been happier than a kitten in a store full of catnip. Except in this situation the kitten is Rengar and the catnip is some of the new lethality items. Having found synergies with items like Hubris, Profane Hydra, and Opportunity that help Rengar’s damage scale well, he finds himself needing less power in his base kit. We also have a base health nerf which should help address his power in the top lane.

Base Stats

  • Base Health: 620 ⇒ 590

Q - Savagery

  • Bonus Damage: 30/60/90/120/150 (+0/5/10/15/20% AD) ⇒ 30/60/90/120/150 (+0/3.75/7.5/11.25/15% AD)
  • Empowered Bonus Damage: 30-235 (based on level) (+40% AD) ⇒ 30-235 (based on level) (+30% AD)

Shaco

Mana regeneration growth decreased. W mana cost decreased, bonus damage to monsters increased, no longer one-shot by Grubs. E mana cost increased. R QoL changes.

Shaco’s striking fear into the hearts of bot laners everywhere, but, for better or worse, we think that everyone on the map should be equally terrified, so we’re making some adjustments to reduce his support power while helping his jungle power. The Jack in the Box buffs should help him clear the jungle faster and healthier, especially for AP builds which are struggling more, while the mana nerfs should specifically bring down his ability to poke enemies down in lane quite so much while also allowing jungle Shaco to forgo mana items entirely.

Base Stats

  • Mana Regeneration Growth: 0.45 ⇒ 0.35

W - Jack In The Box

  • Mana Cost: 70 at all ranks ⇒ 70/65/60/55/50
  • Bonus Damage to Monsters: 10/20/30/40/50 ⇒ 20/35/50/65/80
  • Grub Proof: Shaco’s Jack in the Boxes are no longer one-shot by Grubs.

E - Two-Shiv Poison

  • Mana Cost: 65 ⇒ 75

R - Hallucinate

  • POOF: Shaco’s clone now creates an orange poof when it snaps back to Shaco or teleports for any reason.
  • Clone Clock: Shaco’s clone duration is now displayed on the HUD.
  • Bugfix: Shaco’s clone no longer loses its auto attack target when casting spells.

Shyvana

Q empowered attack damage increased, bonus attack speed increased. W bonus movement speed increased.

We removed Night Harvester from the game, but AP Shyvana was here before that, and she’ll be here long after thanks to her dedicated player base. Since her AP build is something we know players enjoy, we want to make sure it remains viable.

Q - Twin Bite

  • Empowered Attack Bonus Damage: 100% AD (+35% AP) ⇒ 100% AD (+50% AP)
  • Bonus Attack Speed: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 50/55/60/65/70%

W - Burnout

  • Bonus Movement Speed: 30/35/40/45/50% (+0.08% AP) ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50% (+0.12% AP)

Taliyah

Q damage increased. E cooldown decreased.

With the loss of access to Ability Haste across the board, Taliyah hasn’t been able to get stable footing in the new season. While we’re addressing the Haste issue with a cooldown reduction to her E, we also want to make her a bit more relevant in the early game, both as a mid laner and jungler, so we’ll be giving her Q some more power which is generally always nice for her to have.

Q - Threaded Volley

  • Damage: 50/70/90/110/130 (+50% AP) ⇒ 60/78/96/114/132 (+50% AP)

E - Unraveled Earth

  • Cooldown: 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds ⇒ 14 seconds at all ranks

Teemo

Q QoL change.




Q - Blinding Dart

  • QoL Adjustment: Teemo Q blind should now immediately apply to targets hit by the Q, preventing Teemo from taking damage from an auto attack after the blind has been applied. Blind duration should now also be consistent with the debuff duration above the target’s health bar.

Trundle

Base health decreased. Q damage decreased.

Trundle’s been doing quite well since the buffs he got back in 13.23. We think that the mid-game power spike and enhanced synergies with Trinity Force that came with this buff are beneficial for him to keep, so instead we’ll be reducing his early game power by dropping his base health and flat damage from his Q.

Base Stats

  • Base Health: 686 ⇒ 650

Q - Chomp

  • Bonus Attack Damage: 20/40/60/80/100 (+15/25/35/45/55% AD) ⇒ 10/30/50/70/90 (+15/25/35/45/55% AD)

Twitch

E QoL change.




E - Contaminate

  • QoL Adjustment: If Twitch uses his E at the same time his poison expires on an enemy, they will now take damage based on the number of stacks they had when the poison expired. This should result in the E cast being just slightly more forgiving.

Wukong

Q bonus range increased. E cooldown decreased.

Wukong is in a weak spot at the moment, especially in the top lane, so we’re here to put a bit more pep in his step. To give him more space to play with, we’ll be increasing his early Q bonus range so that he can better trade with his opponents. We’re also including a buff to its bonus AD ratio because the armor shred Q gave lost value with the armor shard being removed last patch. Finally, we’re decreasing his E cooldown, as he’s very reliant on this spell and his build lost access to Ability Haste with the new item system.

Q - Crushing Blow

  • Bonus Range: 75/100/125/150/175 ⇒ 135/145/155/165/175
  • Bonus Physical Damage: 20/45/70/95/120 (+45% bonus AD) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+55% bonus AD)

E - Nimbus Strike

  • Cooldown: 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds ⇒ 10/9.25/8.5/7.75/7 seconds

Yorick

Passive summon leash range decreased, summons now gain bonus movement speed when returning to Yorick. Q heal adjusted, mana cost decreased. E cast time decreased. R bonus damage when attacking Maiden’s target adjusted.

With a bunch of new items to play with we thought that now would be a good time to revitalize Yorick’s classic bruiser builds which should ultimately give him more durability to act as a front liner for his team. While we were at it, we also wanted to take the opportunity to smooth out his playing experience with minor adjustments to his summons.

Passive - Shepherd of Souls

  • Summon Leash Range: 2000 ⇒ 1600
  • newReturn Speed: Yorick’s summons now gain bonus movement speed when returning to Yorick. This movement speed bonus is based on the distance between Yorick and the summon.

Q - Last Rites

  • Heal: 10-68 (based on level), doubled when below 50% health ⇒ 10-68 (based on level) (+4/5/6/7/8% missing health), halved vs non-champions
  • Mana Cost: 25 ⇒ 20

E - Mourning Mist

  • Cast Time: 0.33 ⇒ 0.25 seconds

R - Eulogy of the Isles

  • Bonus Damage when Attacking Maiden’s Target: 3/6/9% maximum health (capped at 100/200/300 vs monsters), 2 second cooldown ⇒ 2/2.5/3% maximum health (capped at 100 vs monsters), no cooldown

Zeri

Base AD increased. R cooldown decreased. Recommended items updated.

Zeri was shocked by the item system overhaul as players are now opting to build Experimental Hexplate on her for access to the ultimate Ability Haste. Since she could use the help at all skill levels, we’ll be giving her some generic buffs to her base AD and ultimate cooldown which should be appreciable for all players, but also help Zeri get away from depending on Hexplate. We also updated her recommended items which we expect to improve her overall power levels as well.

Base Stats

  • Base AD: 53 ⇒ 56

R - Lightning Crash

  • Cooldown: 100/85/70 ⇒ 80/75/70

Ziggs

Base armor increased, armor growth increased. W cooldown decreased.

Ziggs lost quite a bit of durability this season, mainly due to the fact that two of his core items, Seraph’s and Shadowflame, lost 200 health each. While we won’t be giving him all that health back directly, we are giving him some more durability from his natural armor sources in addition to W cooldown reduction which is a more skill expressive way of keeping Ziggs safe.

Base Stats

  • Base Armor: 18 ⇒ 21
  • Armor Growth: 4.5 ⇒ 4.7

W - Satchel Charge

  • Cooldown: 24/21/18/15/12 ⇒ 20/18/16/14/12 seconds

Zyra

Base mana regeneration decreased, growth increased. Q mana cost decreased. W seed charge on minion/monster takedown increased.

Zyra Support doesn’t need much mana due to how much regeneration she gets from her support item, so when Liandry’s Torment lost Ability Haste (which doesn’t affect her passive) and mana (which she doesn’t need as a support), she was more than happy to simply get more damage and health in return. Mid Zyra, on the other hand, liked both of those things. This patch, we’d like to close the gap on Support versus Mid and Jungle power levels. We’re happy with her primarily being a support, but we’d like to let Zyra enthusiasts feel viable in more than just one role. By shifting her mana pool around to promote casting more Qs and partially making up for the lost Ability Haste as a laner, she should be able to use her primary spells more often and keep up with other mid laners.

Base Stats

  • Base Mana Regeneration: 13 ⇒ 7
  • Mana Regeneration Growth: 0.4 ⇒ 0.8

Q - Deadly Spines

  • Mana Cost: 70 ⇒ 55

W - Rampart Growth

  • Seed Charge Progression on Minion/Monster Takedown: 20% ⇒ 35%

Items

Essence Reaver

With the new item system, Lethality became a much better stat for bot laners in particular. Combined with the overall game pacing differences compared to season 13, on-hit and crit marksmen have been left a bit weaker than they were before. These changes aim to bring up the power level of crit and on-hit users systemically so that they no longer feel as though Lethality is their only viable itemization option
  • Attack Damage: 55 ⇒ 60

Guinsoo’s Rageblade

Like the Essence Reaver and The Collector changes this patch, this change is intended to increase the power levels of on-hit and crit marksmen as a preferable alternative to Lethality builds.
  • Item Recipe: Amplifying Tome + Hearthbound Axe + Long Sword + 1050 gold ⇒ Amplifying Tome + Recurve Bow + Pickaxe + 1025 gold
  • Attack Damage: 30 ⇒ 35
  • Ability Power: 30 ⇒ 35

Hullbreaker

We have a bugfix to Hullbreaker this patch which should restore a key part of the item's power that was previously missing.
  • Big Bugfix: Fixed a bug that caused the Hullbreaker buff to minions to unintentionally fall off when an allied champion is nearby.

Kaenic Rookern

Kaenic Rookern has become the premier magic resistance item, overshadowing other options like Spirit Visage and Force of Nature. Intended to be a generic source of magic resistance, this item does need to be somewhat powerful, but we need to take it down just a notch.
  • Magic Shield Strength: 20% of maximum health ⇒ 18% of maximum health
  • Shield Refresh Cooldown: 12 seconds without taking damage ⇒ 15 seconds without taking damage

Rod of Ages

With many AP champions moving onto bursty items such as Stormsurge and Shadowflame, we want to ensure that more durable options are still effective and just as appealing. There should be a slew of non-assassin AP champs willing to buy stats other than raw burst and so we want to make sure those options are enticing.
  • Health: 350 ⇒ 400
  • Mana: 300 ⇒ 400

Stridebreaker

Stridebreaker has struggled to be a viable option since its de-mythicing in 14.1. And while we’ve buffed it a few times, the item is becoming dangerously close to being a pure stat stick, but we’d like for this item’s unique benefits to be a meaningful part of its strengths. With that in mind, we’re adding Tiamat to its build path and re-adding the damage on its active. That said, we’re concerned over how much burst is available in the item system at the moment, so we’re using that same Tiamat in order to make it unique against items like Ravenous and Titanic Hydra to prevent stacking. Stridebreaker stands alone as the only Tiamat item with crowd control and baseline attack speed on it, and we believe it’ll find a few users who really appreciate the item’s unique strengths.
  • Total Cost: 3000 gold ⇒ 3300 gold
  • Item Recipe: Phage + Pickaxe + Dagger + 725 gold ⇒ Tiamat + Phage + Dagger + 600 gold
  • Health: 400 ⇒ 450
  • Attack Damage: 55 ⇒ 50
  • newPassive - Cleave: Basic attacks deal 40% AD (melee) / 20% AD (ranged) physical damage to enemies near the primary target.
  • newActive - Breaking Shockwave: Now deals 80% AD physical damage on cast. (Note: Slow and bonus movement speed values are unchanged.)
  • Active Cooldown: 20 seconds ⇒ 15 seconds

Dreamshatter (Ornn Upgrade)

  • Attack Damage: 70 ⇒ 60
  • Health: 475 ⇒ 600
  • Ability Haste: 25 ⇒ 0 (Note: this is a bugfix.)

The Collector

Like the Guinsoo’s Rageblade and Essence Reaver changes this patch, this change is intended to increase the power levels of on-hit and crit marksmen as a preferable alternative to Lethality builds.
  • Attack Damage: 60 ⇒ 55

Youmuu’s Ghostblade

With more ranged champions opting to pick up Lethality in the new season, we need to dial back the amount of power they’re getting from these items. Ranged champions are using the movement speed this item is offering to keep up heavy teamfight uptime while also increasing their survivability which is a bit too much to offer on a single item for a class where movement speed is so valuable.
  • Out of Combat Bonus Movement Speed: 40 ⇒ 40 (melee) / 20 (ranged)
  • Active Bonus Movement Speed: 20% ⇒ 20% (melee) / 15% (ranged)

AP Item and Proc Damage Changes

In this patch, one of our goals is to lower the amount of damage coming from item effects across the board, especially late game, as a way of lowering overall burst in the game. We’d like to preserve overall item power as they appear to be in a good spot, so we’ll be buffing some of these items as compensation for nerfing their actives. In general, we believe champions should be bursty when their kits support it, not because their items are doing the heavy lifting for them (one of the core issues we had with Mythics) so these changes should help move the item system in that direction. One last note is that many of these items will still need to scale softly in order to keep up with enemy champions' innate Magic Resist growth, which is why we maintained the scaling ratios instead of removing them entirely.

While we were looking at proc damage, we also noticed that mana-hungry champions were generally itemizing effectively, but falling a bit on the weaker side. As such, we’re lowering the gold cost of mana items across the board so these champions should be able to access their power spikes a bit more quickly.

Archangel's Staff / Seraph's Embrace




  • Total Cost: 3000 ⇒ 2900
  • Combine Cost: 500 ⇒ 400

Echoes of Helia




  • Damage per Shard: 55 ⇒ 45
  • Heal per Shard: 20 ⇒ 40

Hextech Alternator




  • Revved Damage: 50-125 (based on level) ⇒ 65 at all levels

Hextech Rocketbelt




  • Supersonic Damage: 125 (+15% AP) ⇒ 100 (+10% AP)

Kraken Slayer




  • Bring It Down Damage: 35-85 (levels 8-18) (+65% total AD) (+60% AP) ⇒ 140-310 (levels 8-18)

Lich Bane




  • Spellblade Damage: 100% base AD (+50% AP) ⇒ 75% base AD (+50% AP)

Luden’s Companion




  • Total Cost: 3000 ⇒ 2900
  • Combine Cost: 700 ⇒ 600
  • Ability Power: 90 ⇒ 95
  • Fire Damage: 40 (+8% AP) ⇒ 45 (+4% AP)

Malignance




  • Total Cost: 2800 ⇒ 2700
  • Combine Cost: 700 ⇒ 600
  • Damage per Second: 60 (+6% AP) ⇒ 60 (+5% AP)
  • Magic Resist Shred: 6-12 (based on level) ⇒ 10 at all levels

Profane Hydra




  • Passive Cleave Damage: 40% AD (melee) / 20% AD (ranged) ⇒ 50% AD (melee) / 25% AD (ranged)
  • Active Heretical Cleave Damage Against Targets Below 50% Maximum Health: 150% total AD ⇒ 130% total AD

Statikk Shiv




  • Total Cost: 3000 ⇒ 2700
  • Combine Cost: 400 ⇒ 100
  • Electroshock Damage to Champions: 100-180 (based on level) ⇒ 90 at all levels

Stormrazor




  • Bolt Damage: 90 (+25% total AD) ⇒ 100
  • Bolt Bonus Movement Speed: 1 ⇒ 1.5 seconds

Stormsurge




  • Ability Power: 90 ⇒ 95
  • Squall Damage: 100-200 (level 1-18) (+20% AP) ⇒ 140 (+20% AP)

Sundered Sky




  • Attack Damage: 55 ⇒ 45
  • Health: 300 ⇒ 450

Titanic Hydra




  • Health: 500 ⇒ 550
  • Active Titanic Crescent Damage to Primary Target: 6% maximum health (melee) / 3% maximum health (ranged) ⇒ 4% maximum health (melee) / 2% maximum health (ranged)

Systems

Rift Herald

The new Rift Herald has proven to be a bit too hard to control, especially as players are learning how to steer correctly, so we’re making the ability to turn a bit easier and giving Herald a few small quality of life buffs. (Note: If you let the Herald direction indicator end without clicking it will not accept the direction as an input. This bug is something we’re working on correcting on our end, so for now please click the indicator.)
  • newSlow Start: For the first three seconds after spawning, Rift Herald has very high maneuverability and will be easier to turn. Every 2 seconds after Herald slowly becomes less maneuverable as its speed increases.
  • Damage from Wall Collision: Crashing into a wall while controlling Herald will deal damage equal to that of crashing into a tower to Shelly ⇒ Crashing into a wall while controlling Herald will deal 20% of the damage received compared to crashing into a tower to Shelly
  • We Don’t Have All Game…: Player-summoned Rift Herald trinket spawning has been sped up by 1 second.

ARAM Balance Changes

Nerfs

  • Briar: Damage Dealt: 105% ⇒ 100%
  • Karma: Shielding Given and Received: 110% ⇒ 100%; Damage Dealt: 105% ⇒ 100%
  • Twisted Fate: Damage Dealt: 120% ⇒ 100%

Buffs

  • Ashe: W Cooldown: 18 seconds all levels ⇒ 18/17.5/17/16.5/16 seconds
  • Hwei: Ability Haste: 0 ⇒ 20
  • Sivir: Q Cooldown: 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds ⇒ 14/13/12/11/10 seconds; Damage Dealt: 85% ⇒ 92%
  • Zed: Damage Dealt: 100% ⇒ 105%

Item Changes

  • Malignance: Curse Damage per Second: 60 (+6% AP) ⇒ 40 (+2.8% AP)
  • Sundered Sky: Passive Heal: 140% base AD (+ 6% of missing health) ⇒ 120% base AD (+ 4% of missing health)
  • Stormsurge: Squall Damage: 100-200 (level 1-18) (+20% AP) (melee) / 75-150 (level 1-18) (+15% AP) (ranged) ⇒ 100 (+15% AP) (melee) / 75 (+11.25% AP) (ranged)

Mythic Shop Rotation

Leaving the Mythic Shop

  • Prestige Dragonmancer Rakan

Behavioral Systems

  • After reporting a player for Verbal Abuse and/or Hate Speech, you will receive a pop-up at the end of the game where you can easily block the player or change your chat settings. To prevent this pop up from showing each time, you can use the "Do not show this again" toggle. If you want to re-enable the modal later you can do so in Settings > Chat & Friends.
  • Increased the duration of most chat penalties

Bugfixes & QoL Changes

Quickplay

  • Fixed a bug causing some chromas to not be displayed in the Quickplay modal
  • Fixed a bug that allowed for Runes to be editable in queue.
  • Quickplay surrender rules have been corrected.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Baron Pit music to not stop playing when moving away from the pit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the support item monster hunter penalty to count minions executed by the support item.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Kindred’s passive to sometimes mark Hubris statues.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Briar to apply 2 stacks of her passive with her Q.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Aurelion Sol to be able to get Stardust stacks from Voidmites.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sundered Sky to only affect enemies that were in the same dimension as the player when the item was purchased (looking at you Mordekaiser).
  • Fixed a bug that caused Summoner Heal to cancel auto attacks that were in progress.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zeke’s Convergence to be able to slow enemies that should be immune to slow and cc effects.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Twisted Fate’s E to not stack on Inhibitors and Nexuses.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Caitlyn to be able to fire 2 headshots when Titanic Hydra was used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Twitch’s W and Varus’ E to break spell shields earlier than intended.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Heartsteel to be displayed in the Ability Haste section of the shop.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Kai’Sa’s basic attack SFX to be delayed if she consumed 4 plasma stacks with a very high attack speed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Grub’s shields to decay and not respawn after a certain amount of time.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Cryptbloom’s healing done counter to not count health restored to the item’s owner.
  • Fixed a bug that caused killing Rift Herald to display the message in chat twice.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Malignance’s Ornn item upgrade, Enmity of the Masses, to not have a damage dealt counter.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Voidgrubs to be leashable for further than intended if their aggro was split.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Stormsurge’s "Damage to Champions" counter to only display damage dealt by the item's passive to all enemies instead of Champions only
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hwei’s spellbook to become disabled when casting an ability outside of max range while also pressing R to cancel in the middle of casting.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Udyr’s R to not trigger Malignance’s Hatefog.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to be unable to repurchase Shattered Armguard under the Zhonya’s Hourglass component tree view.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Smolder’s E to grant prolonged vision of invisible and camouflage units when the ability had hit them at least once.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Smolder’s Q to spam the execute VFX repeatedly if Tryndamere had low HP and his R was active.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hullbreaker to not work on simulated attacks such as Urgot’s W.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Smolder’s shadow to not appear near his recall location after the channel was completed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Rengar’s Q to use the basic attack animation if it was active and Ravenous Hydra was used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Orianna’s R VFX to sometimes not be visible if it was cast on a Nocturne before he entered vision.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Neeko and Viego to only copy Smolder’s tier 1 horn VFX.
  • Fixed a bug that caused multiple clipping issues with Smolder.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Aurelion Sol’s respawn animation to quickly play if his W was interrupted with cc.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Smolder’s health bar to be misaligned during his spawn animation.
  • Fixed a bug that caused certain damage over time effects to not activate Spelldance’s passive.
  • Fixed a bug where the metal section from Cyber Halo & Prestige Cyber Halo Janna’s shield was being displayed over turrets and impassable terrain.
  • Fixed a bug where Bullet Angel Kai’sa’s boosters model reverted to base one under certain conditions
  • Fixed a bug where Battle Queen Diana’s body was abruptly disappearing after death.
  • Fixed a bug where several Diana skin’s Crescent Strike (Q) VFX clipped into elevated terrain, when ability was cast at max range.
  • Fixed a bug where Porcelain Protector Ezreal's tiger was invisible during Homestart, Homeguard, and Dance animations.

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

Divine Heavenscale Lee Sin

Our next Mythic Variant, Divine Heavenscale Lee Sin, is available during the Lunar Revel event! His unique features include additional VO lines and a custom finisher animation when he defeats the dragon. As with past Mythic Variants, unlock him via the Heavenscale 2024 Capsule milestone track:
  • 1 capsule: Exclusive icon—Divine Heavenscale
  • 3 capsules: Exclusive emote—Lustrous
  • 5 capsules: Random 1350 RP Lunar Revel skin permanent
  • 10 capsules: Random 1350 RP Lunar Revel skin permanent
  • 15 capsules: Random 1350 RP Lunar Revel skin permanent
  • 20 capsules: Heavenscale Grab Bag + Random 1350 RP Lunar Revel skin permanent
  • 25 capsules: 2 Heavenscale Grab Bags
  • 30 capsules: Divine Heavenscale Lee Sin + Border + Icon
Every Heavenscale 2024 Capsule has a 1% chance of containing Divine Heavenscale Lee Sin + Border + Icon.

Additionally, Lunar Revel 2024 Pass owners will earn one Heavenscale 2024 Capsule at level 26. This capsule counts toward the milestone track.