League of Legends Patch 14.4 Notes – All The Changes

Shadman Sabik Zaim
By Shadman Sabik Zaim
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Patch 14.4 is coming to League of Legends soon with even more changes to the game we love.

Season 14 has been very interesting for League of Legends. It all started with the massive changes in the preseason. With the new objectives, Baron Nashors, Items, and more, League of Legends was rejuvenated.

Since then, Riot has released multiple balance changes including the latest champion, Smolder. While new additions are great, Riot has to constantly juggle the balance of power within the game as they roll out many patches.

In Patch 14.3, Riot made multiple changes, with many massive ones. The Aurelion Sol changes were the big topic as Riot had to hotfix that within a few days of the patch being deployed. There was also a second mid-patch update that came out to balance some things in URF.

For Patch 14.4, we are coming back for more massive items and champion changes. Here is all we know so far.

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Release Date

League of Legends Patch 14.4 is expected to be released on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

LoL Patch 14.4 release time and server maintenance:

  • NA: 3:00 AM PT
  • EUW: 5:00 UK time
  • EUNE: 3:00 CET

LoL Patch 14.4

Riot continues the trend of rolling out huge changes in Season 14. This patch is no different, so here is what we know so far.

Note: Article writing is still in progress.

Champion Buffs

Ahri

Very small buffs are coming to Ahri for a better Health pool later in the game as well as more damage for his Q.

  • Base Stats:
    • Health Growth: 96 per level >>> 104 per level.
  • Q – Orb of Deception:
    • Damage: 40/65/90/115/140 (+45% AP) >>> 40/65/90/115/140 (+50% AP).

Jayce

Riot is putting in some buffs to Jayce with multiple changes on the board.

  • Base Stats:
    • Attack Damage: 57 >>> 59.
  • W – Lightning Field:
    • Mana Restore: 10/12/14/16/18/20 >>> 15/17/19/21/23/25.
    • Damage Per Tick: 35/50/65/80/95/110 (+25% AP) >>> 40/55/70/85/100/115 (+25% AP).
  • E – Thundering Blow:
    • Now roots enemies on initial cast.

Kai’Sa

The only change Kai’Sa is getting is the cast range of her Ultimate.

  • R – Killer Instinct:
    • Cast Range: 1500/2250/3000 >>> 2000/2500/3000.

Lulu

Pix and Lulu are getting some buffs for better shields, damage, and more rewards for playing better.

  • Q – Glitterlance:
    • Damage From Second Bolt: 25% of Primary Bolt damage >>> 50% of Primary Bolt damage.
  • E – Help, Pix!:
    • Damage: 80/120/160/200/240 (+50% AP) >>> 80/125/170/215/260 (+50% AP).
    • Shield Strength: 75/115/155/195/235 (+55% AP) >>> 75/115/155/195/235 (+55% AP).
  • R – Wild Growth:
    • Bonus Health: 275/525/575 (+45% AP) >>> 275/525/575 (+55% AP).

Renekton

One of the staples of top lane, Renekton, is getting some buffs. Majority of the changes will increase his sustain and survivability in both lane and fights.

  • Q – Cull The Meek:
    • Champion Healing: 12/18/24/30/36 (+15% bonus AD) >>> 12/20/28/36/44 (+17% bonus AD).
  • E – Slice & Dice:
    • Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds >>> 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds.
  • R – Dominus:
    • Bonus Health: 250/400/550 >>> 300/500/700.

Soraka

There are a bunch of Soraka buffs coming to improve her utility bonuses. Here are all the info.

  • Passive – Salvation:
    • Bonus Movement Speed: 70% >>> 90%.
  • Q – Starcall:
    • Total Heal: 50/65/80/95/110 (+30% AP) ⇒ 60/75/90/105/120 (+30% AP).
  • E – Equinox:
    • Bugfix: E now silences enemies in the area instantly rather than after a variable delay.
  • R – Wish:
    • Cooldown: 160/145/130 seconds >>> 150/135/120 seconds.

Thresh

Some minor buffs are coming for Thresh so that he has a little more damage and utility.

  • Base Stats:
    • Armor: 28 >>> 31.
  • E – Flay:
    • Magic Damage: 75/115/155/195/235 (+70% AP) >>> 75/120/165/210/255 (+70% AP).
  • R – The Box:
    • Cooldown: 140/120/100 seconds >>> 120/100/80 seconds.

Volibear

Riot is putting in a bunch of changes for Volibear as he struggles to find his place in the meta. Here are all the changes.

  • Q – Thundering Smash:
    • Bonus Movement Speed: 8/12/16/20/24% ⇒ 12/16/20/24/28% (Note: this bonus is still doubled when moving towards an enemy champion.)
  • E – Sky Splitter:
    • Cooldown: 13 seconds >>> 12 seconds.
  • R – Stormbringer:
    • Turret Disable Duration: 3/4/5 seconds >>> 2/3/4 seconds.
    • Cooldown: 160/140/120 seconds >>> 130/115/100 seconds.
    • Crowd Control Resistances during Leap: Crowd Control Immune >>> Unstoppable.

Champion Nerfs

Aurelion Sol

The changes with Aurelion Sol really took him off to a flyer. Since then, Riot has had to hotfix the champion. However, he still remains really strong so there are some nerfs coming.

  • Q – Breath of Light:
    • Bonus Magic Damage per Second: 60/70/80/90/100 (+35% AP) (+ (3.1% Stardust)% of target’s maximum health) >>> 55/65/75/85/95 (+30% AP) (+ (3.1% Stardust)% of target’s maximum health).

Bard

As a support champion, Bard is one of the most unique characters in the game. His playstyle has always been different and that allows a lot of avenues to make some plays. However, his stats are a bit too high so Riot is making some changes around that.

  • Base Stats:
    • Armor Growth: 5.2 >>> 5.
    • Level 1 Attack Speed: 0.625 >>> 0.658.
    • Attack Speed Ratio: 0.625 >>> 0.658.
  • Passive – Traveler’s Call:
    • Damage: 35 (+14 per 5 Chimes)(+30% AP) >>> 35 (+10 per 5 Chimes)(+40% AP).
  • Q – Cosmic Binding:
    • Damage: 80/125/170/215/260 (+65% AP) >>> 80/120/160/200/240 (+80% AP).

Fiora

A small change is being made to Fiora so that she applies a lesser Slow effect.

  • W – Riposte:
    • Slow: 50% for 2 seconds >>> 25% for 2 seconds.

Illaoi

With some previous changes, Illaoi became too strong. Thus, there is a small nerf coming.

  • Passive – Prophet of the Elder God:
    • Damage: 9-162 (based on level)(+115% Total AD) >>> 9-162 (based on level)(+100% Total AD).

Kalista

Some small changes are coming to Kalista.

  • Passive – Martial Pose:
    • Kalista now properly gains dash distance with basic Boots of Speed.
  • E – Rend:
    • Physical Damage: 20/30/40/50/60 (+70% AD) (+20% AP) >>> 10/20/30/40/50 (+70% AD) (+20% AP).
    • Per Stack Damage Is The Same.

Maokai

There’s a few nerfs coming to Maokai, primarily her engage abilities. Part of the reason for the changes is the disparity in strength for different roles. Here they all are.

  • Base Stats:
    • Armor: 39 >>> 35.
  • Q – Bramble Smash:
    • Magic Damage: 70/120/170/220/270 (+2/2.5/3/3.5/4% of the target’s maximum health (+40% AP) >>> 65/115/165/215/265 (+2/2.5/3/3.5/4% of the target’s maximum health) (+40% AP).
  • R – Nature’s Grasp:
    • Root Duration: 0.8 – 2.6 seconds >>> 0.75 – 2.25 seconds.

Twisted Fate

For this meta, Twisted Fate is dominating the Rift. So, Riot is doing a bunch of changes to the champion.

  • Base Stats:
    • Attack Speed Growth: 3% >>> 2.5%.
  • W – Pick A Card:
    • Magic Damage: 40/60/80/100/120 (+100% AD) (+115% AP) >>> 40/60/80/100/120 (+100% AD) (+100% AP).
  • E – Stacked Deck:
    • Bonus Magic Damage: 65/90/115/140/165 (+75% bonus AD) (+50% AP) >>> 65/90/115/140/165 (+75% bonus AD)(+40% AP).

Varus

Just a minor nerf is coming to Attack Damage for Varus.

  • Base Stats:
    • Attack Damage: 62 >>> 60.

Zyra

A bit too much damage is coming from her Passive. So Riot is nerfing a bit of the damage while increasing her jungle damage a little.

  • Plant Magic Damage: 20-88 (based on level) (+18% AP) >>> 16-84 (based on level) (+18% AP).
  • Bonus Damage to Non-Epic Monsters: 40-100 (based on level) >>> 60-100 (based on level).

Champion Adjustments

K’Sante

Since release, K’Sante has been a thorn in the side of Riot. So, this will be another batch of changes for K’Sante.

  • Base Stats:
    • Base Health: 570 >>> 625.
    • Base Mana: 290 >>> 320.
  • Q – Ntofo Strikes:
    • No longer Slows during All Out.
  • W – Path Maker:
    • Bonus Armor and Magic Resistance Ratio: 50% >>> 85%.
    • All Out no longer changes cooldown or reduces channel time.
  • E – Footwork:
    • Dash Speed: 1500 >>> 900.
    • Ally Dash Speed: 1800 >>> 1100 + Extra Movement Speed.
    • All Out Dash Speed: 2100 >>> 1450.

Rek’Sai

As a result of the new season, Rek’Sai has fallen off. So, Rek’Sai is getting huge changes in all of her abilities. She is being given more of an identity as a jungler. So, hop on and witness all of these changes.

  • Base Stats:
    • Movement Speed: 335 >>> 340.
    • Health Regeneration: 7.5 >>> 2.5.
    • Health Regeneration Growth: 0.65 >>> 0.5.
  • Passive – Fury of the Xer’Sai:
    • Maximum Healing: 10 (+2-10% (based on level) Maximum Health) >>> 12-20% (based on level) Maximum Health.
    • Fury Generation from Non-Champions: Attacks against minions, plants, and wards restore 50% less Fury.
  • Q – Queen’s Wrath:
    • Attack Type: Spell >>> Basic Attack.
    • Bonus Attack Speed: Queen’s Wrath now grants 45% bonus attack speed for its 3 attacks.
  • Q – Prey Seeker:
    • Cooldown: 12/11.5/11/10.5/10 seconds >>> 10 seconds at all ranks.
    • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+50% bonus AD) (+70% AP) Physical Damage >>> 50/80/110/140/170 (+25% bonus AD) (+70% AP) Magic Damage.
  • W – Burrow:
    • Bonus Movement Speed While Burrowed: 5/10/15 (levels 1/6/11) >>> 5/10/15/20/25 (based on rank).
    • Vision Radius: 25% >>> 35%.
  • W – Unburrow:
    • Unburrow now knocks up all champions for 1 second, not just the primary target.
    • Slow Post Knockup: 40% for 0.5 seconds >>> removed.
    • Damage: 50/85/120/155/190 (+80% bonus AD) Physical Damage >>> 50/75/100/125/150 (+80% AP) Magic Damage.
  • E – Tunnel:
    • Cooldown: 26/24/22/20/18 seconds >>> 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
    • Tunnel Reuse Cooldown: 10/8/6/4/2 seconds >>> 6/5/4/3/2 seconds
    • Manual Cast Dash Speed: 550 + Movement Speed from Boots >>> 500 + Total Movement Speed (Note: Now matches right-click dash speed.)
    • QoL Adjustment: Removed the 0.05-second hitch when manually casting Tunnel
    • QoL Adjustment: Rek’Sai begins taking already-placed tunnels roughly 20% faster (Note: Final dash speed unchanged.)
  • E – Furious Bite:
    • Physical Damage: 5/10/15/20/25 (+70% AD) >>> 100% of total AD.
    • 100 Fury Bonus: 2x Damage as True Damage >>> +6-14% (based on rank) of target’s Maximum Health.
    • Cooldown: 12 seconds >>> 10 seconds
    • E now displays a cosmetic critical strike when fully empowered.
  • R – Void Rush:
    • Physical Damage: 100/250/400 (+175% bonus AD) (+20/25/30% of target’s Missing Health) >>> 100/250/400 (+100% bonus AD) (+20/25/30% of target’s Missing Health).

Smolder

After his release, Smolder is getting some adjustments as Riot aims to keep balancing him post release.

  • Q – Super Scorcher Breath:
    • Fireballs at 125 Stacks: 2 (+1 per 100 Dragon Patience Stacks) >>> 1 (+1 per 67 Dragon Patience Stacks)
    • QoL Update: If a minion dies while Smolder’s Q is in flight toward it, Smolder will still receive a Dragon Patience stack.
  • W – Achooo!:
    • Cooldown: 13/12.5/12/11.5/11 seconds >>> 14/13/12/11/10 seconds
    • Initial Physical Damage: 70/90/110/130/150 (+25% AD) (+35% AP) >>> 50/80/110/140/170 (+25% AD) (+20% AP).
    • Explosion Physical Damage: 25/40/55/70/85 (+65% AP) >>> 25/40/55/70/85 (+25% bonus AD) (+80% AP).
  • R – MMOOOMMM!:
    • Smolder’s Mom will no longer stop if Smolder dies.

Item Buffs

Black Cleaver

Riot is giving Black Cleaver a bunch of changes that will improve the item’s usage. Here are all of them.

  • Item Recipe: Phage + Kindlegem + Long Sword + 750 gold ⇒ Phage + Caulfield’s Warhammer + Ruby Crystal + 400 gold (Note: total price unchanged).
  • Unique – Carve:
    • Armor Reduction per Stack: 4% >>> 5%.
    • Maximum Stacks: 6 >>> 5
    • Maximum Armor Reduction: 24% >>> 25%.
  • Unique – Fervor:
  • Bonus Movement Speed: 20/10 (melee/ranged) >>> 20 for all champions.
  • Proc Conditions: On dealing Physical Damage that bypasses shields/invulnerability >>> All physical damage, even if mitigated.

Bounty of Worlds

Ravenous Hydra

Stridebreaker

Terminus

Item Nerfs

Bloodsong

Item Adjustments

Hubris

Hullbreaker

Riot is making Hullbreaker into an On-Hit item. That is a big change in League of Legends for many champions.

Runaan’s Hurricane

Runic Compass

Solstice Sleigh

World Atlas

Zazzie

Other System Changes

Fountain Regeneration

Lethal Tempo

Red Side Camera Offset

Tether Adjustments

Skins

This time around, more additions are coming to Porcelain. It will feature the first Legendary skins for Aurelion Sol as well as a Prestige skin for Kindred. Here are all the skins coming in Patch 14.4

Porcelain Aurelion Sol

Porcelain Aurelion Sol
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Porcelain Darius

Porcelain Darius
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Porcelain Graves

Porcelain Graves
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Porcelain Irelia

Porcelain Irelia
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Porcelain Miss Fortune

Porcelain Miss Fortune
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Porcelain Morgana

Porcelain Morgana
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Prestige Porcelain Kindred

Prestige Porcelain Kindred
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