LoL Patch 14.10: ADC Item Changes and New Boots

LoL Patch 14.10: ADC Item Changes and New Boots

16. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The second split of League of Legends Season 14 is underway, bringing significant changes that promise to shake up the current meta.

ADCs, in particular, face a notable challenge with the removal of Lethal Tempo, a key rune in their arsenals. Despite this setback, there are exciting new items in this patch that could compensate for the loss and offer new opportunities.

New ADC Items


Navori Quickblades

Navori Quickblades has a new name and icon! It will still provide cooldown reduction but will now be a more versatile attack speed item when paired with an AD item.

  • Recipe: B.F. Sword + Caulfield’s Warhammer + Cloak of Agility + 300 gold ⇒ Dagger + Zeal + Dagger + 900 gold
  • Total Cost: 3300 gold ⇒ 2600 gold
  • Critical Strike Chance: 20% ⇒ 25%
  • Cooldown Reduction: 12% ⇒ 15%
  • New: 7% Movement Speed
  • New: 40% Attack Speed
  • Removed: 15 Ability Haste
  • Removed: 65 Attack Damage

Yun Tal Arrows

Yun Tal Arrows aim to provide an additional option for AD/crit champions to enhance their offensive capabilities with minimal or no attack speed items. This should be particularly useful for high AD champions like Jhin or those who can rapidly inflict critical hits.

  • Recipe: Pickaxe + Noonquiver + 925 gold (total cost 3200 gold)
  • Critical Strike Chance: 25%
  • Attack Damage: 65
  • Passive – Serrated Edge: Critical strikes deal an additional 35% AD as physical damage over 2 seconds.

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Zephyr, Ideal for Late-Game ADCs

Zephyr returns to the game!

  • Recipe: Berserker’s Greaves + 2000 gold
  • Total Cost: 3100 gold
  • Still counts as boots and becomes available for upgrade after reaching level 15.
  • Attack Speed: 45
  • Movement Speed: 45
  • Passive: Grants 5% movement speed for 6 seconds, stacking up to 15%.

Scout’s Sling

Scout’s Sling is a new component focused on attack speed, filling gaps in new recipes unrelated to critical strike chance.

  • Recipe: Dagger + 600 gold
  • Total Cost: 900 gold
  • Attack Speed: 20%
  • Passive: Damaging a champion deals an additional 40 magic damage. Attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.

Changes to Boots

Steelcaps (Formerly Ninja Tabi)

Steelcaps have always been a solid counter item. This update aims to make them more generally effective against physical damage champions while being less potent against those focused on basic attacks.

  • Total Cost: 1100 gold ⇒ 1000 gold
  • Armor: 20 ⇒ 25
  • Basic Attack Damage Reduction: 12% ⇒ 8%

Boots of Mobility

Boots of Mobility have been removed this split, as they haven’t been performing well and their early-game map mobility was problematic.

  • Removed from the game. This is a significant impact for supports who relied on these boots.

Symbiotic Soles, the New Addition

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These boots are designed to partially replace Boots of Mobility as an option for improved movement speed. They aim to get players back on the map faster and escape unfavorable situations, while restricting this enhancement enough to balance map mobility.

The big question is: Will they be overpowered in competitive play? Seconds matter at the highest levels, and being at an objective first could change the course of a game.

  • Total Cost: 900 gold
  • Movement Speed: 35
  • Enhances Retreat: After covering 150,000 units, they upgrade to Synchrony Souls.

Synchrony Souls

  • Movement Speed: 45
  • Enhances Retreat
  • Grants 45 movement speed out of combat.

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Final Thoughts

The changes in patch 14.10 bring both challenges and exciting opportunities for ADCs in League of Legends. While the removal of Lethal Tempo is a significant adjustment, the introduction of new items like Navori Quickblades, Yun Tal Arrows, and Zephyr provides fresh strategies for players to explore.

Additionally, the overhaul of boots, including the introduction of Symbiotic Soles, will reshape mobility and positioning in the game.