League of Legends Radiant Virtue Changes Patch 13.3

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
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Alongside support changes, Riot has announced some massive Radiant Virtue changes for patch 13.3.

For season 13, Riot has released many tank mythic items to League of Legends. Some of these items are Jak’Sho, Heartsteel, Iceborn Gauntlet, and Radiant Virtue.

Many items in this patch were considered very over-tuned when they were released, like Jak’Sho. There were even some non-tank items that were very overpowered when they were adjusted, like Ravenous Hydra. But there is one item that players rarely build. And that item is Radiant Virtue.

Radiant Virtue is a mythic tank item initially geared toward support players. It is an item that grants ability haste, health, and both armor and magic resist to its user. Moreover, the aspect that makes the item unique is its passive Guiding Light. This passive is activated once the player uses their ultimate. Once the user activates their ultimate, their max health increases to 10%. Moreover, they and their allies gain ability haste and health regen. Afterwards, or every 3 seconds after that, ally healing is also increased based on the target’s missing health.

While Radiant Virtue is very popular in the pro scene, it is incredibly underrated in the solo queue. Although some enchanters utilize the item, most tanks would use Jak’Sho, Iceborn, or other items instead.

Because of Radiant Virtue’s lack of popularity, RiotPhreak has announced massive changes to the item coming in the upcoming patch.

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Radiant Virtue Changes Patch 13.3

  • Cooldown: 60 seconds >>> 90 seconds
  • Maximum health: 10% >>> 15%
  • Total healing: 8% max health over 9 seconds >>> 15% max health over 8 seconds
  • Ability haste aura and healing amplification >> removed.

RiotPhreak explained in his preview video that Radiant Virtue is a team-oriented tank item. However, team-oriented items and champions are always unpopular in the solo queue while being extremely broken in the pro scene.

While Phreak acknowledged that Radiant Virtue will mostly, if not always, remain as a pro-scene item. He also stated that Radiant Virtue would unfortunately never be as popular as Jak’Sho. However, with the upcoming updates, Riot intends to move Radiant Virtue out from the support’s hands to the scaling tank’s.

With these upcoming updates, Riot will remove the ability haste and healing amplification from the item. However, they will increase the item’s max health and overall self-healing. It should make the item more self-sustainable instead of being a team item.

Unimplemented Radiant Virtue Changes

Moreover, Riot showcased two more changes they want to implement but aren’t for various reasons.

  • (Not implemented) Activation: Upon casting ultimate >>> Manual activation.
  • (Not implemented) New – Failsafe: Upon taking damage that reduces you to 15% max health, automatically activate (shares the cooldown with the active).

These unimplemented changes should give more control to the user. Additionally, these changes would have made the item’s cooldown more understandable.

Furthermore, to keep the spirit of the current Radiant Virtue, Riot would have added a new passive called Failsafe. It would have been similar to Lifeline passive from Seraph’s Embrace.

Though Riot is not adding these changes in the upcoming update, we might see some similar changes sometime in the future.

Release Date

The Radiant Virtue changes are expected to be launched in patch 13.3, scheduled to release on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023.

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.