Riot has announced that they will be adding new Avatar Smites alongside new Jungle Pets in the upcoming preseason 2023.
As League of Legends season 12 is almost over, Riot Games has finally announced all the changes coming in the upcoming preseason 2023.
Usually, in the preseason, we get new system changes, quality of life improvements, jungle changes, a new champion, new items, etc. And this preseason is no exception.
Riot has finally shown off the preview of the preseason 2023. In this preseason, we will be getting the return of chemtech drake, communication changes, vision improvements, top lane changes, new items, new loadout, and runes recommendation, and most importantly, massive Jungle changes with the addition of jungle pets.
In League of Legends, there are many roles, but the most influential is the Jungle. A jungler can change the tide of any game if they are good enough and often can carry the game all alone.
But learning the jungle role is challenging, especially for newcomers. Even for experienced players who mainly play other roles, it is tough to get used to this role.
Riot would add new Jungle Pets and Avatar Smites to make Jungle more intuitive and user-friendly.
Read more: Preseason 2023 Top Lane Changes.
Avatar Smites and Jungle Pets
One of the most exciting additions this preseason will be the all-new Jungle Pets. The Junglers can purchase the Jungle Pets as eggs in the shop. The player will be able to level up the jungle pets by killing jungle monsters slowly as the game progresses. Once it reaches a certain level, the Jungle Pet will evolve. When evolved, pets will give their owners Avatar buffs which empower them with different abilities.
Here is the list of all the new Jungle Pets and their abilities.
- Noxian Embercat: This will be the pet of choice for junglers looking to play more aggressively. It will provide slows and bonus damage.
- Ixtali Ixamander: This jungle pet is perfect for junglers looking to frontline and tank for their teams. It will provide a shield based on your health that provides bonus slow resist and Tenacity when broken.
- Ionian Cloudleaper: This jungle pet will be great for junglers looking to rotate and move around the map more quickly. It will provide bonus movement speed.