Essence Reaver is getting some changes in Patch 13.13.
Essence Reaver is one of the more interesting Marksmen items in League of Legends. It is a Sheen item that provides its user Mana Regeneration and Critical Chance. However, since its introduction, the item has remained more of a niche item and, over the years, has been through many different iterations.
The current iteration of the item was introduced in Patch 13.1b along with the marksmen changes. It gave the item more AD and made the item more lucrative on more AD-heavy champions.
Champions like Ezreal, Gangplank, and Rengar became great users of the item. But other than these niche champions, not many used the items. But Riot is looking to change that in Patch 13.13. They are changing Essence Reaver so that it could be used on champions that don’t build a ton of AD.
Patch 13.13 Essence Reaver Changes
- Base AD ratio increased from 100% to 130%
- Bonus AD ratio reduced from 40% to 25%
Essence Reaver is getting its Base AD ration increased, and Bouns AD ration decreased.
The changes seem like they are directed at specific champions like Ezreal, Gangplank, and Rengar. The damage of the new Essence Reaver should be comparable to the old one for up to two items, but it should fall off after the three-item mark. In addition, the item should now be viable as a first item on more marksmen.