Preseason 2023 Chemtech Changes: New passive, Stats, and more

Shadman Sabik Zaim
By Shadman Sabik Zaim
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A new game update has revealed the new Chemtech additions to Summoner’s Rift. Here is what we know so far.

Chemtech Drake was disabled earlier this year due to the issues this mechanic was creating in the Rift, starting from the Chemtech Soul to even the terrain. Riot decided to disable it and rework it behind the scenes. Thus, with the update for the upcoming preseason, we are now getting a glimpse of the new Chemtech Drake, Chemtech Soul, and more. Let’s dive right into it.

Preseason 2023 Chemtech Changes

In the latest update about the preseason, Riot has unveiled the new Chemtech Drake and others to give us an idea of what to expect from the new Chemtech mechanics. Let’s first start with the Drake itself.

New Chemtech Drake

Compared to the past Chemtech Drake, there have been some shifts regarding what the Drake kill bonuses will give and what the Chemtech Soul Provides. As of right now, the exact numbers for the Drake stats, soul, and such have not been revealed, and we will follow up on it when we know more.

Chemtech Drake Kill

The new Chemtech Drake will give Tenacity and Heal/Shield Strength when an individual Drake is killed. Based on just getting Tenacity alone, Chemtech Drake will be a high priority in games. Furthermore, adding Heal/Shield Strength on top of the Tenacity will instantly make this Drake one of the more prioritized Drakes in Summoner’s Rift when it’s released. We will know more when the numbers are out.

Chemtech Soul

The Chemtech Soul is also getting a massive change from the undying aspect of its previous rendition. The new Chemtech Soul will give bonus damage if you drop below a health threshold. The exact details are unknown, but it seems to be a version of the Last Stand Mastery. This will add another strong Drake soul to the Rift alongside the Hextech Soul, Infernal Soul, and others.

Chemtech Rift and Terrain

As all Drakes do, there will be some alterations to the terrain. Gone is the zone when your champion can go invisible, and in comes changes to the plants in the Rift. The new Chemtech Rift will mutate jungle plants and upgrade their effects. The changes are as follows:

  • Blast Cones will propel you twice the distance in Chemtech Rift
  • Honey Fruits will change to Stim Fruits and give you a minor bonus shield alongside the healing while not slowing down champions.
  • Scryer’s Bloom will upgrade to Stalker’s Bloom and add many additional benefits. The Stalker’s Bloom will reveal more areas, a circular area around the plant in addition to the cone, and will grant movement speed towards spotted enemy champions and reduce revealed wards to 1 health.

The new plants will add a ton of value to the Chemtect Rift and Soul, as the presence of the Soul will grant the plants their augmented abilities.

In Conclusion

Riot has reworked the Chemtech Drake, Soul, and Terrain and given us a glimpse of how that will work. For now, this is what we know so far. However, all the changes indicate that the Chemtech Drake will be a strong presence in the Rift. We will update you more about the Drake, Soul, and the rest when we get some numbers and such.

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By Shadman Sabik Zaim Deputy Editor
Shadman is a Deputy Editor of League of Legends and other Riot IPs (excluding VALORANT) at GameRiv. He is a computer science and engineering graduate who got into games pretty early. Also, he takes pride in trying multiple types of games and got into League of Legends pretty early. Games, Board Games, Writing, Music, and Sports are his passions and hobbies.