Riot Buffs Shaco, Jayce, Sion, and More in Patch 13.1

League of Legends Patch 13.1 changes have been announced, and it is coming with significant changes.

A new year and a new season of League of Legends. The game will be entering its thirteenth season in 2023 with Patch 13.1.

Patch 13.1 will be out in early January and will include a new Ranked split. It will also be the final patch before Season 13; thus, it will consist of several further adjustments. It will also provide follow-up updates to Patches 12.22 and 12.23 and their B counterparts.

The Jax-Rework, nerfs to strong champions and items like Aatrox, Dr. Mundo, Jak’Sho, The Protean, and buffs to Jayce, Rod of Ages changes, and others are among the adjustments. This article will concentrate on the buffs mentioned for Patch 13.1.

Riot Phlox recently announced the Patch 13.1 changes on his Twitter page.

Read More: League of Legends Patch 13.1 Notes: New Changes, Release Date, and More

Patch 13.1 Buffs

Here’s the list of Champion and System Buffs coming in the upcoming patch,

Champion Buffs

AD Shaco

  • Q – Deceive
    • Mana Cost: 60 >>> 40.
    • Backstab Critical Chance: 30% >>> 40%.
  • E – Two-Shiv Poison
    • AD Ratio: 75% >>> 80%.

Shaco is one of those champions Riot will not touch until absolutely necessary. This time it’s pretty necessary as Shaco remains at the bottom of the Jungle pool with sub 50% win rate in Solo-Queue.

Although Riot intends to buff Shaco, they intend to buff AD Shaco primarily since the build was severely impacted by Preseason tank itemization.

Jayce

  • Base AD: 54 >>> 57.
  • Melee Q – To The Skies!
    • Damage: 55/100/145/190/235/280 (+ 120% bonus AD) >>> 60/115/165/215/265/310 (+ 120% bonus AD).
  • Melee W – Lightning Field
    • Magic Damage Per Tick: 25/40/55/70/85/100 >>> 30/50/65/80/95/110.

Jayce has been struggling pretty hard ever since the Preseason updates dropped. With champions like Dr. Mundo, Zac, and Aatrox running around abusing Jak’Sho, The Protean, it’s hard for Jayce to find a place in the current meta. So, Riot is trying to bring Jayce back into the meta by buffing him.

Lissandra

  • Base HP: 104 >>> 110.
  • Q – Ice Shard
    • Slow: 16/19/22/25/28% >>> 20/24/28/32/36%.
  • W – Ring of Frost:
    • Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 seconds >>> 12/11/10/9/8 seconds.

Lissandra, as a champion, has always functioned very badly in a bruiser-centric meta. Now that the bruiser meta has returned, thanks to Jak’Sho, The Protean, Lissandra has again fallen off the meta. So, Riot is trying to bring back Lissandra.

Sion

  • Base HP: 615 >>> 655.
  • Q – Decimating Smash
    • Maximum Damage: 70/135/200/265/330 >>> 90/155/220/285/350.

With the recent Preseason 2023 update, Riot introduced some tank items, and one of the items was the mythic item Heartsteel. The item provided a bunch of health and max health damage, which Sion loves. The item was supposed to propel Sion back into the meta, but sadly it wasn’t enough.

Sion currently has a 47% win rate with a 4% pick rate which is very poor. So Riot is planning on buffing Sion.

System Buffs

Axiom Arc

  • Lethality: 10 >>> 18.

Even before the Preseason upgrade, Axiom Arc was regarded as a subpar Lethality item, but it became even worse after the update. The item is currently one of the weakest Lethality Legendary items in the game. So it’s no surprise that Riot intends to buff Axiom Arc.

Horizon Focus

Ability Power: 85 >>> 100.

Horizon Focus has always been a niche item ever since it was introduced. Very few champions actually used the item, the only champions that used the item were Xerath, Zoe, and sometimes Lissandra. But with these champions out of the meta, Horizon Focus doesn’t see much usage.

So, Riot will buff the item to bring Horizon Focus back into the spotlight.

Rod of Ages

  • Health: 300 >>> 400.
  • Unique – Eternity
    • Resources restored to proc
    • Bonus Movements Speed: 25% >>> 35%.
    • Several QoL and Bugfixes (Not Specified).

One of the biggest problems with Rod of Ages was its subpar early game. So, Riot is planning to remedy the issue by buffing its component item Catalyst of Aeons healing, thus increasing its sustain throughout the laning phase.

Winter’s Approach

  • Cost: 2700 gold >>> 2600 gold.
  • Health: 350 >>> 400.

Winter’s Approach is probably the worst of the three tear items. The item provides a good amount of stats but compared to other tank items, it is pretty weak. Thus, on Patch 13.1, Riot is buffing Winter’s Approach.

Release Date

The aforementioned buffs will be included in Patch 13.1, which will be released on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023.

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