LoL Patch 10.25 Carries Major Item, Champion Updates
The last major update, following patch 10.24 that emphasized on underperforming Champions and item adjustments, for the League of Legends preseason changes is almost here. LoL patch 10.25 goes live on Wednesday, December 9, and here are the major changes you should expect according to lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter.
Underperforming and unbalanced champions receive buffs for the next update. The dev team plans to buff 20 champions to balance the results of patch 10.25’s preseason item changes and improve the win rate of each champion.
- Pantheon (top)
- Wukong (jungle)
- Rengar (jungle)
- Lee Sin
- Seraphine (mid)
Riot will nerf Kayle, Kayn, Fizz, Jhin, and other overpowered champions in patch 10.25. Several of these champions recorded high win rates in solo queue since their kits are compatible with certain items that were updated in the preseason.
- Morgana (mid)
Riot will buff over 10 items to improve their attack damage rates, base mana, maximum mana, and ability haste. Some items will also have their current costs adjusted.
- Immortal Shieldbow
- Kraken Slayer
- Rapidfre Cannon
- Infinity Edge
- Bandleglass Mirror – cost down from 1050 to 950 gold
- Imperial Mandate – cost down
- Moonstone Renewer – cost down
- Shurelia’s Battlesong – cost down
- Locket of the Iron Solari – cost down
- Zeke’s Convergence
- Luden’s Tempest – ability Haste increased from 10 to 20; Magic pen. increased from 10-6
- Everfrist – ability haste increased from 10-20
Yetter released the preview for some of the items receiving buffs next update. No specifics were given, but it looks like there will be a significant nerf to the items’ passive ability, Immolate. These items that needed buffs currently dominates the Summoner’s Rift because of their insane damage dealt.
- Sunfire Aegis
- Frostfire Gauntlet
- Turbo Chemtank
- Seekers Armguard
- The Collector
- Lethality on ranged champions
* All items’ lethality on ranged champions will be adjusted based on their attack damage rates.
With these changes, professional players and fans should expect to see more diversity in the meta, especially in the tank champion category. Riot will reveal more information and details in the coming weeks before patch 10.25 go live on December 9.