League of Legends Lead Gameplay Designer Matt “Riot Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison posted a preview of LoL patch 14.13 today.

Following patch 14.12’s focus on AD carries, patch 14.13 brings the spotlight to AD casters in the bot lane. This means we can expect buffs to champions who excel at dealing magic and physical damage with their abilities, potentially shaking things up in the duo lane.

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This patch also takes a unique approach to balancing champions who rely heavily on Fated Ashes items. Instead of nerfing the items themselves, which the developers consider well-balanced currently, they’ll be adjusting the champions who benefit from them the most.

Additionally, Ezreal is expected to be strong in patch 14.12. He’s already being played more in patch 14.11, and Riot anticipates him becoming a major force in the upcoming update.

LoL patch 14.13 notes rundown

LoL patch 14.13 champion buffs

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  • Gangplank
  • Graves
  • Lee Sin
  • Lissandra
  • Miss Fortune
  • Orianna
  • Pantheon
  • Xayah

LoL patch 14.13 champion nerfs

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  • Brand
  • Gragas
  • Karthus
  • Kennen
  • Skarner
  • Taliyah
  • Zac

LoL patch 14.13 champion adjustments

  • Kalista
  • Varus

Kalista and Varus have been dominant in competitive games, and Riot wants to shake things up.

Specifically, Riot is adjusting Varus to make him less of a powerhouse in professional games. They want to maintain his viability for both Lethality and on-hit builds.

LoL patch 14.13 system nerfs

  • Opportunity
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“We think the gap between Opportunity and other Lethality items could be reduced some, so we are nerfing the item for Ranged champions while leaving melee intact,” Riot Phroxzon wrote.

LoL patch 14.13 system adjustments

  • Adjustments to Domination Keystones Electrocute and Dark Harvest

This patch aims to make Electrocute and Dark Harvest more distinct. Electrocute will be stronger early while Dark Harvest will scale better with stacks.

To help Dark Harvest function better in the laning phase, they’re considering lowering its cooldown to allow for faster stacking.

LoL patch 14.13 Arena changes

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Riot examined how buffs and nerfs affect Arena specifically, focusing on whether players are happy with abilities that are normally weaker in this game mode.

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Buffs are targeted at Akali, Blitzcrank, Yone, Azir, Corki, Heimerdinger, Kai’sa, Taliyah, Kassadin, and Rek’Sai.

Nerfs are targeted at Kha’Zix, Sylas, Pyke, and Kayn.

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