League of Legends Patch 14.3: Competitive Play’s Ripple Effect

League of Legends Patch 14.3: Competitive Play’s Ripple Effect

7. February 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

As part of its annual tradition, Riot Games has implemented strategic changes in the League of Legends Season post the competitive scene’s reception. The metagame shifts have pushed Riot to introduce Patch 14.3, directly addressing the consequences observed in competitive play.

Champion Changes in Patch 14.3: A Balancing Act

Riot Games has put a check on the most prominent champions in the current meta. Corki, Azir, Brand, and Karma are set for significant nerfs, while champions like Nidalee, Taliyah, Wukong, and Zeri receive buffs to shine in the competitive arena.

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Key Adjustments to Notable Champions:

  • Aurelion Sol: Reduced costs and cooldowns, with increased dust per champion.
  • Azir: Basic life regeneration decreased.
  • Brand: Adjustments in passive and Q ability.
  • Corki: Modifications in passive, W, and R abilities.
  • Ezreal: Reductions in Q and R ability scaling.
  • Illaoi: Changes in passive range and damage.
  • Karma: Mantra Q ability damage altered.
  • Lillia, Maokai, Nidalee, Pyke: Various enhancements and reductions.
  • Rengar, Shaco, Shyvana: Specific adjustments.
  • Taliyah, Teemo, Trundle, Twitch, Wukong, Yorick, Zeri, Ziggs: Range, damage, and cooldown modifications.


Additional Updates in Patch 14.3

Mythic Shop Rotation

  • Exiting: Prestige Dragonmancer Rakan.
  • New Skins: Celestial Power Lee Sin, Divine Celestial Power Lee Sin, Celestial Power Master Yi, and more.

Patch 14.3 Item Changes

Riot Games has introduced a wave of updates to the new items of the 2024 season. These changes are detailed in a separate article.

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Unpacking the Impact of LoL’s Competitive Scene on Patch 14.3

Patch 14.3 of League of Legends marks a significant shift in the game’s balance, responding directly to the competitive scene’s dynamics. These changes not only refine the gameplay but also open up new strategies and counterplays, keeping the game fresh and engaging for players at all levels.