League of Legends’ most iconic boss monster, Baron Nashor, is getting a new look next season.
The League of Legends Season 13 has been a rollercoaster of a ride. From the disappointing season start to season to the packed Mid-Season and now the Preseason, it has been an exciting journey. But this year’s journey has come to an end, and now we must prepare for the next with the new Preseason 2024 update.
Riot has recently revealed the changes coming to Season 14. Unlike the previous year, Preaseaon 2024 is packed with changes. From massive map changes to new items, the list goes on. But in this article, we will focus on the massive changes to the purple worm, Baron Nashor.
The last time Baron Nashor was changed was back in 2015, with the Season 5 Summoners Rift rework. Since then, Baron has received some balance change here and there, but nothing significant. But now, after years, the purple worm is undergoing massive changes. He is getting a fresh coat of paint and leaning some new tricks as well.
In this article, we will go over all the proposed Baron changes and see how they would affect the game.
Baron Nashor Rework
One of the most significant changes coming to Season 14 is the Baron Nashor rework. The purple worm will now have a new, eldritch design, with snake-like protruding mandibles and multiple hands.
In addition, Baron will also have three new forms. These forms will not only change how it looks but will also change the terrain around it, and they each have different attacks. Each of the three forms appears at random, so we can expect a different form of Baron in each game.
The first form of Baron is called Hunting Baron. This variant of Baron can be recognized by the massive horn in his head. He attacks by blasting all nearby enemies with lightning from above. The terrain around him is unchanged in this form.
Unlike Hunting Baron, Territorial Baron will not have a distinct horn, but it will create a wall in front of the Baron pit when it spawns. Its attack pattern is also different; Territorial Baron now pulls champions near him with his grotesque new hands.
All-Seeing Baron’s most recognizable trait is the massive amount of terrain changes he brings and also the giant eye on his forehead. When spawning, he closes off the front of the Baron pit and opens up both sides, creating a massive tunnel.
This tunnel will create two choke points, making it a lot trickier to take down the purple worm. Also, All-Seeing Baron opens a Void Rift that forms damage over time zones within the new tunnel pit.
Invasion of the Void
Along with the changes to Baron Nashor, some of the Jungle camps are also getting some changes. Due to the influence of the Void, camps like Blue Sentinel, Red Brambleback, and Rift Scuttler will transform into their Void counterparts after Baron Nashor spawns.
Red Brambleback, AKA Red Buff, will transform into Voidborn Brambleback after 20 minutes. This transformation will make Voidborn Brambleback much more durable, but taking it down will yield more rewards. Killing the camp will grant the entire team (excluding dead allies) its buff instead of the player who slays it.
Smilier to Red Brambleback, Blue Sentinel has also been corrupted by the Void. Voidborn Sentinel will also grant the team that defeated it Blue Buff.
The Void has not spared even our little crab friend from its corruption. After Baron Nashor spawns, Rift Scuttler will turn into its new void-corrupted form, Voidborn Scuttler.
Voidborn Scuttler will send out a massive Scryer’s Bloom effect, revealing all champions and wards in a large surrounding area after being slain. Wards revealed by this effect will have their HP reduced to 1 HP.
The new Preseason changes are currently in the PBE servers for testing. They will be shipped to the live servers in early January 2024.