Patch 14.6 in LoL: More Nerfs to Smolder Among ADC and Support Adjustments

Patch 14.6 in LoL: More Nerfs to Smolder Among ADC and Support Adjustments

12. March 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Riot Games is set to implement significant changes in Patch 14.6 of League of Legends (LoL), focusing primarily on the botlane. With several off-meta champions receiving adjustments, Smolder emerges as a notable target for nerfs due to its strong performance.

The Importance of Balance

As we approach the release of Patch 14.6 on March 20, Riot Games faces the critical task of ensuring the health of the game’s balance. Smolder’s dominance in the competitive scene has raised concerns about the game’s overall balance, prompting Riot to take action.

Nerfs to Smolder and Adjustments to ADCs and Supports

Smolder will undergo its second consecutive nerf, aimed at reducing its overwhelming power. However, Riot’s approach extends beyond Smolder, with adjustments planned for ADCs and supports. These adjustments include enhancing critical strike items for ADCs and making changes to the early game to amplify the role’s impact.

Additionally, Riot will reduce the gold income of supports in the early game through item adjustments and weaken Doran’s items to encourage impactful plays later in the game.



  • Cho’Gath
  • Diana (jungle)
  • Ornn
  • Shen
  • Sion
  • Tryndamere


  • Briar
  • Gragas (top)
  • Karma (mid)
  • Senna (ADC)
  • Smolder
  • Volibear

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  • Galio


  • Infinity Edge
  • Navori Quickblades
  • Lord Dominik’s Regards
  • Mortal Reminder


  • Efficiency of epic items
  • Solstice Lantern
  • Gold received from support items


  • Changes to Voidgrubs (Kevins)
  • Nerfs to Doran’s items, Atlas items, and Jungle Egg: Inability to purchase items together

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Patch 14.6 of League of Legends introduces crucial changes to address balance issues, particularly in the botlane. With adjustments to Smolder, ADCs, and supports, Riot Games aims to create a healthier and more balanced gaming environment.