League of Legends Patch 14.2: Major Balance Changes and Ranked Fixes

League of Legends Patch 14.2: Major Balance Changes and Ranked Fixes

17. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

League of Legends version 14.2, scheduled for release on January 24, is set to bring substantial balance changes to the game. This patch is part of Riot Games’ ongoing efforts to stabilize gameplay dynamics in 2024.

A Packed Update with Wide-Ranging Impacts

Patch 14.2 follows the introductory 14.1 version of 2024 and is expected to be extensive, addressing numerous aspects of the game. This update will include over 25 changes, targeting champions, runes, and items, with a particular focus on nerfs to support and AP (Ability Power) item builds.

Key Changes in Patch 14.2

  • AP and Support Items: Adjustment to scaling and base damages, addressing issues with triple AP item builds and excessive power gains.
  • Nerfs: Specific nerfs to double and quadruple support item builds, overall AP, burst damage, scaling health, and celerity.
  • Ranked Fixes: Solutions to imbalanced LP (League Points) gains/losses and issues with undeserved rank demotions.

Champion Adjustments: Buffs, Nerfs, and Tweaks

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Buffs to Champions

  • Ahri
  • Camille
  • Darius
  • Ezreal
  • Garen
  • Gragas
  • Gwen
  • Hwei
  • Illaoi
  • Karma
  • Karthus
  • Shen
  • Veigar

Nerfs to Champions

  • Blitzcrank
  • Fizz
  • Jax
  • Rumble
  • Teemo

Adjustments to Champions

  • Nidalee (changes to build)

System Improvements: Item Changes

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Item Buffs

  • Horizon Focus
  • Steelcaps
  • Stridebreaker

Item Nerfs

  • Bloodsong
  • Frozen Heart
  • Rockbreaker
  • Stormsurge

System Adjustments

  • Rune Shard Statistics
  • Support Item Accumulation Fixes

Riot Games Rolls Out Patch 14.2 on January 24

Patch 14.2 is a critical update for League of Legends players, bringing a plethora of changes aimed at refining the game’s balance. Players should prepare for adjustments in champion strategies, item builds, and gameplay dynamics. Stay informed and adapt your strategies to navigate these significant updates effectively.