Riot is looking to tone down most items going into Season 14.
The Preseason is one of the most exciting times of the year in League of Legends. It is a time when Riot adds new, exciting, and experimental features to the game. During this period, players can test out the new changes and provide feedback to Riot. Riot then uses this feedback and tweaks the features even further.
Having said that, the previous year’s Preseason 2023 was one of the most disappointing and mediocre preseasons in a long time. It added minimal features and changes and came with the universally panned Season 2023 Cinematic “The Brink of Infinity.” Therefore, Riot is going all out for Preseason 2024.
For Preseason 2024, Riot promises a better cinematic, ranked improvements, and item reworks. In this article, we will go through the item changes and how Riot intends to implement them in the upcoming Preseason.
Preseason Item Changes
One of the biggest changes coming to Preseason 2024 is the removal of Mythic items. In the most recent Dev Update, Riot announced the removal of Mythic Items.
Despite being a unique concept, the Mythic Items weren’t very healthy for the game. They are hard to balance and have limited most champions’ build paths. While the Mythic Items worked reasonably well for Assassin classes, it didn’t satisfy the needs of the other classes. Thus, Riot has decided to remove Mythic Items as a whole.
Although the concept of Mythic Items will be gone, some of the Mythic Items will inevitably return as Legendary items. And some problematic items like Galeforce will removed from the game.
That said, removing the Mythic Items concept will also remove Mythic Passive from the game, resulting in less overall item power in the game. The Mythic Items that will make a return, will also have their stats lowered. Meaning the power level of items will go down significantly.
In addition, Riot is looking to simplify all the items with multiple passives and effects. They will reduce item complexity to have one clear, unique effect and a maximum of 3 stats. So, Items like Seraph’s Embrace and Phantom Dancer, with tons of different stats and passives, might get slightly nerfed.
Since Items will be stackable again, Riot is also looking to reduce the power level of items overall so that stacking them doesn’t become too powerful. Overall, it looks like Riot is aiming to do a lot and we will have to see how that pans out.