All The Item Changes In LoL Patch 14.3

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot has announced some major Item changes for Patch 14.3.

With Patch 14.3 fast approaching Riot has revealed some of the changes coming in the patch.

Starting off with the champion changes, we have even more changes to Illaoi. The champion has been hit pretty hard with the changes to Top-lane terrain. Due to the current layout of Top-Lane Illaoi’s Passive – Prophet of an Elder God tentacles have become quite unreliable, which is why Riot is giving her Tenticles bonus range.

Yorick is also getting some massive changes. His Q-Last Rites is getting more healing overall. His E-Mourning Mist is getting some cast time and missile speed adjustments and his R-Eulogy of the Isles is also getting some damage buffs. Additionally, Udyr can now benefit from Ultimate Hunter and Ultimate Haste effects.

But the most important changes Riot announced for the patch are the Item changes. Due to the item overhaul, Burst Damage has gone up significantly. With Patch 14.3 Riot is looking to tone down Burst Damage, especially from AP items.

In this article, we will go over all the item changes coming in Patch 14.3.

Read More: New Emotes and Icons Coming In LoL Patch 14.3

Patch 14.3 Item Changes

Here are all the proposed item changes,

Item Buffs

Guinsoo’s Rageblade

  • Recipe changed from Heartbound Axe + Long Sword swapped + Amplifying Tome to Recurve Bow and Pickaxe + Amplifying Tome
  • AD increased from 30 to 35
  • AP increased from 30 to 35

Guinsoo’s Rageblade has lost its Critical Damage scaling after the item update in Patch 14. Moreover, Rageknife, which was a major component of Rageblade was removed from the game making the item a lot weaker. Thus, Riot is buffing Guinsoo’s Rageblade in Patch 14.3.

Essence Reaver

  • AD increased from 55 to 60

Essence Reaver is gaining 5 more Attack Damage in the upcoming patch. The change should make champions like Ezreal much better.

Malignance

  • Cost reduced from 2800 to 2700
  • Damage over Time AP ratio reduced from 6% to 5%
  • MR shred changed from 6 – 12 to 10 flat

Malignance is getting some adjustments to its damage. The item’s Damage Over Time and MR shred are getting lowered but its cost is getting reduced by 100.

This change should make it a lucrative first-item choice, but its late game will be slightly worse instead.

Luden’s Companion

  • AP increased from 90 to 95
  • Cost reduced from 3000 to 2900
  • Damage per stack changed from 40 + 8% AP to 45 + 4% AP

Similar to Malignance, Riot is also adjusting Luden’s Companion.

Its early-game damage should be much better, but late-game scaling will suffer. Also, its cost is getting lowered by 100.

Seraph’s Embrace/Archangel’s Staff

  • Cost reduced from 3000 to 2900

Seraph’s Embrace’s cost is getting reduced by 100 gold. The item is pretty strong in its current state but the buffs should make it even stronger.

Rod of Ages

  • Base health increased from 350 to 400
  • Base mana increased from 300 to 400

Both Rod of Ages and Seraph’s Embrace are getting buffed in the same patch. This should make champions like Kassadin and Cassiopeia a lot stronger.

Item Nerfs

The Collector

  • AD reduced from 60 to 55

Collector has been pretty strong even after the Patch 14.1 Nerfs. Thus Riot is nerfing the item once again.

Kaenic Rookern

  • Shield health ratio reduced from 20% max HP to 18%
  • Shield cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 15

Kaenic Rookern has to be the most broken item in the game. So, it’s no wonder the item is getting nerfed.

Youmuu’s Ghostblade

  • Ranged out of combat Movement Speed reduced from 40 to 20
  • Active MS reduced from 20% to 20%/15%

Youmuu’s Ghostblade is being nerfed specifically for ranged champions.

Item Adjustments

Stridebreaker

  • Phage swapped for Tiamat in the recipe (unique with other hydras)
  • Cost increased from 3000 to 3300
  • Health increased from 400 to 450
  • AD reduced from 55 to 50 – Active cooldown reduced from 20 seconds to 15
  • Active now deals 80% AD physical damage
  • Now deals 40%/20% AD physical damage cleave passively

Stridebreaker is receiving a significant amount of changes. Riot is turning it into a sort of Hydra item, and thus it will now build out of Tiamat. Its Health value is going up by 50, the active cooldown is being reduced by 5 seconds, and its active will once again do damage. To compensate, the price is also being increased by 300 gold.

It’s pretty hard to say how good the item will turn out to be but it should be better than its current state.

Statikk Shiv

  • Cost reduced from 2800 to 2700
  • Champion base damage reduced from 100 – 180 to 90 flat.

Statikk Shiv has been nerfed multiple times in the past but it is now being gutted. Its gold cost is going down by 300 gold but its passive damage is going down significantly.

Statikk Shiv will no longer be rush items for mAges like LeBlanc and Ahri but it will still remain a solid option for Marksmen with low wave clear such as Vayne.

Release Date

The aforementioned Item changes are coming out in Patch 14.3, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Shahriar is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.