Exploring the Impact of League of Legends Patch 13.22

Exploring the Impact of League of Legends Patch 13.22

8. November 2023 by Valentin Pasetti

League of Legends Patch 13.22 arrives with a myriad of changes aimed at rebalancing the current meta. This update includes adjustments to forgotten champions like Janna, fine-tuning overpowered ones, and introducing the new Heartsteel skin line.

Champion Buffs: Empowering the Underdogs

Dr Mundo’s Passive Buffs

  • Passive [E] Additional AD: Increased slightly for better early and late game presence.

Rammus’ W – Enhanced Armor

  • [W] Additional armor: A significant increase strengthens Rammus’s tanking ability.

Attack Speed Adjustments for Mages: Fine-Tuning for Responsive Gameplay

In patch 13.22, there’s a particular focus on updating the feel of responsiveness and agility for mages, with significant changes to the basic attack wind-up time and projectile speed for various champions. Below are the specific adjustments for each one:

  • Rumble, Singed, Heimerdinger, Ziggs, Xerath, Ivern, Neeko, Ahri, Twisted Fate, and Teemo have had optimizations to their basic attack wind-up times, allowing for a quicker and more effective cadence in trading blows and farming.
  • For Karthus, Cassiopeia, Annie, Veigar, Teemo, and Orianna, the projectile speed has been increased, thereby improving precision and the ability to hit opponents with ranged abilities.
  • Additionally, Singed, Heimerdinger, Annie, Vel’Koz, Xerath, Lissandra, Zilean, Anivia, Zoe, Ryze, Syndra, Taliyah, Ahri, and LeBlanc will benefit from increased attack speed. This enhancement not only refines the overall gameplay feel for these champions but can also impact their viability at different stages of the game.

Champion Nerfs: Reigning in the Overpowered

LOL 13.22 infographic

Briar’s Q Adjustments

  • Reduced armor penetration and physical damage scaling dial back Briar’s oppressive laning phase.

Graves’ E Armor Reduction

  • Slight decrease in armor bonuses from [E] to balance his durability in skirmishes.

K’Sante’s Q Nerf

  • Increased health threshold for [Q] minimum cast time curtails his early game dominance.

Mage Adjustments: Fine-Tuning the Arcane

Brand’s Shift from Support

  • Increased damage and monster modifier for [E] and [Passive] are aimed to incentivize mid and jungle play.

Gragas’ Cooldown Recovery

  • Changes to [E] recovery and [R] travel time could shift his presence in the current meta.

Janna’s Basic Stat Changes

  • Modifications in health, mana, and attack stats, along with increased attack range, could reintroduce Janna to the competitive scene.

Seraphine’s Damage and Shield Scaling

  • Adjustments to [Passive] and [W] seek to refine her role in team compositions.

Adjustments to the Fog of War

  • The new vision mechanics when attacking from the fog of war could open strategic gameplay avenues.

Heartsteel Skins: The Rhythm of the Rift

  • The introduction of the Heartsteel skin line brings a new aesthetic dynamic to the game with champions like Sett, Ezreal, and Kayn sporting the new looks.

Introducing HEARTSTEEL: League of Legends Patch 13.22 Skins Overview

Enjoy the New Skin Line!

The League of Legends Patch 13.22 is a testament to Riot’s commitment to maintaining a balanced and dynamic gameplay environment. Players should anticipate the impact of these changes and adjust their strategies accordingly. With enhanced champions and the new Heartsteel skin line, the patch is set to redefine the battlefield.