League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 2.4 brings with it huge gameplay changes and a long list of new items.
Out of the 10 new items introduced, six have a major impact on AD carry builds. What’s more, many of these items increase the user’s bonus critical strike. Coupled with the adjustments to champions this Wild Rift patch 2.4, a new league of marksmen is here to slay.
AD carry spellcasters are rejoicing in the presence of Essence Reaver
- Total Cost: 3100g
- Builds from Caudfield’s Warhammer (1200g) + Cloak of Agility (1000g) + 900g
- 40 AD
- 25% Critical Rate
- 25 Ability Haste
- Unique — Essence Flare: Damaging active abilities and empowered attacks deal 10 bonus physical damage +70% Critical Rate. The same ability can only trigger this effect once per unique target per cast.
- Unique — Mana Siphon: Attacks restore 2% missing mana on-hit
“Essence Reaver is a new core item for mana-hungry crit users that are looking to deal damage beyond just critical hits, but with their abilities too,” wrote Riot Games in its League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 2.4 notes.
Eseence Reaver’s two key features are restoring mana on-hit, and empowering your next attack.
As such, AD carries who rely on their spells while weaving auto attacks in between, such as Lucian, Ezreal, Xayah, Miss Fortune, and Corki, are clear winners. What’s more, Essence Reaver opens up a critical strike build path with the added 25% crit chance.
Instead of force building Blade of the Ruined King due to the previous lack of options, AD carries can now build new item Essence Reaver, Infinity Edge, and one additional attack speed item to hit 75% crit chance, like in League of Legends PC. Finally!
Lucian and Ezreal will have a field day with Serylda’s Grudge
- Total Cost: 3000g
- Builds from + Caulfield’s Warhammer (1200g) + Last Whisper (1300g) + 500g
- 40 AD
- 15 Ability Haste
- 30% Armor Penetration
- Unique — Bitter Cold: Dealing ability damage slows affected units by 30% for 1 second.
Ported from League of Legends PC, an AD carry will build Serylda’s Grudge for two main reasons: Armor penetration and its slow effect.
This new item in Wild Rift patch 2.4 is especially useful when you are up against a team composition with no healing and therefore do not require Grevious Wounds.
If you’re an AD carry on Ezreal who’s ahead in-game, you can opt for Serylda’s Grudge over Iceborn Gauntlet for even more kiting, especially if you don’t need the defensive stats.
When it comes to Lucian, the addition of new item Serylda’s Grudge to his League of Legends PC build paired with Essence Reaver is a fairly recent phenomenon, popularized over the last two months. Bitter Cold’s slow effect procs on Lucian’s ultimate, The Culling, which gives him the option of either kiting back or opening a team fight with this ability.
Stormrazor makes Graves and Tristana strong
- Total Cost: 2900g
- Builds from Cloak of Agility (1000g) + Kircheis Shard (900g) + 1000g
- 25 AD
- 25% Critical Rate
- 20% Attack Speed
- Passive – Energized: Moving and Attacking will generate an Energized Attack.
- Passive – Paralyze: Your Energized Attack gains 50-120 bonus magic damage. In addition, Energized Attacks slow enemies by 75% for 0.5 seconds.
Another League of Legends PC port, the defining feature of new item Stormrazor is its passive, which allows you to deal bonus magic damage as you reposition, and slow enemies for a short duration.
“It’s a pretty solid AD carry item… Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide you many great stats for an AD carry,” said content creator and shoutcaster Ceirnan “Excoundrel” Lowe in his Wild patch 2.4 breakdown video.
Graves has been the number one user of this item, and Tristana as well to tide over the mid-game. Excoundrel further explains that Stormrazor is more of a situational, two-item AD carry combo that also strengthens melee users like Tyndamere and Master Yi in chasing down enemy targets.
Complete list of new items that will benefit AD carries on Wild Rift patch 2.4
- Essence Reaver
- Navori Quickblades
- Serylda’s Grudge
- Solari Chargeblade
- Wit’s End
To find more information about all the new items, read the Wild Rift patch 2.4 notes here.