All the Basic, Starter, and Support item changes in 2021 Preseason

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Ahead of the 2021 preseason Riot has revealed all the Basic, Starter, and Support item changes in League of Legends.

Just like the previous Preseasons, Riot Games has brought some significant changes for the season 11 preseason as well. And for the upcoming 2021 preseason, they were bringing in new item updates, new item class, and item system overhaul.

Even though the main spotlight of the patch might be on the new Mythic Items and Legendary Items but the basic, starter and support items are also getting some notable changes as well.


Moving Tear into the Starting Item space to serve as a greedy, scaling option for spellcasters. The stacking mechanic has been changed to discourage empty spell spamming and encourage opportunistic trading. 

  • TOTAL COST: 400 gold
  • MANA: 150
  • FOCUS: Attacks deal an additional 5 physical damage to minions
  • MANA CHARGE: Strike a target with an ability to consume a charge and gain 3 bonus mana, up to a maximum of 450 bonus mana. Bonus mana doubled if the target is a champion. Gain a new mana charge every 8 seconds (max 4).


Making Seal a better option for those who don’t need mana, and unbinding its strength from potions. 

  • HEALTH: 40
  • DO OR DIE: Champion assists and kills grant 1 and 2 stacks of Glory respectively, up to 10 stacks. Lose 4 stacks on death.
  • GLORY: Grants 5 ability power per stack of Glory.


Slightly broadening our starting item options so they’re more favorable to those who use more spells and have mixed damage types. 

  • HEALTH: 80
  • WARFORGED: Grants 2.5% Omnivamp


Opening up Doran’s ring to non-mana users and bringing back the old last-hitting skill test. 

  • HEALTH: 70
  • MANA RESTORE: Killing a minion restores 6 mana. Excess mana (all 6 of it if you can’t gain mana) is converted to healing, at a 50% rate.

Basic & Starter Item Balance Changes

Cloak of Agility

  • TOTAL COST: 800 gold ⇒ 600 gold

Faerie Charm

  • TOTAL COST: 125 gold ⇒ 250 gold
  • MANA REGEN: 25% ⇒ 50%

Support Item Balance Changes

To ensure support builds are influenced similarly by their Mythic passives as other roles, we’re counting the fully upgraded forms as Legendaries but reducing their innate stats so they don’t become more powerful in the process. We’re also buffing Spoils of War and Tribute so supports can bring their Mythics online closer to everyone else. 

  • LEGENDARY: Fully upgraded support items count as Legendaries
  • SPOILS OF WAR: Gain a charge every 45 seconds ⇒ 35 seconds
  • TRIBUTE: 15 gold per proc ⇒ 20 gold per proc

Pauldrons of Whiterock

HEALTH 300 ⇒ 250

Bulwark of the Mountain

  • HEALTH 300 ⇒ 250
  • ABILITY POWER 25 ⇒ 20

Shard of True Ice

  • HEALTH 100 ⇒ 75
  • ABILITY POWER 50 ⇒ 40

Black Mist Scythe

  • HEALTH 100 ⇒ 75
  • ATTACK DAMAGE 25 ⇒ 20

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.