After joining the Summoner’s Rift team at Riot Games, former shoutcaster-turned-game designer David “Phreak” Turley has revealed a handful of different changes headed to League of Legends‘ second update of the year, Patch 13.2.
The 35-year-old unveiled sweeping mana buffs for 12 marksmen in the next patch, including Ashe, Caitlyn, Ezreal, Jhin, Jinx, Kai’Sa, Lucian, Miss Fortune, Senna, Sivir, Twitch, and Xayah. These mana buffs will either increase the champion’s base mana, their mana growth, mana regeneration, or mana regeneration growth over the course of the game.
Along with these mana buffs, a few different AD-centric items are getting changed up soon, like Bloodthirster, Blade of the Ruined King, Infinity Edge, and Navori Quickblades.
Bloodthirster will be getting some significant changes, with its life steal getting cut by three percent, but its Ichorshield will be getting a pretty large buff as a trade-off. In this version of the item, players can expect to become a late game powerhouse that has a scaling shield that grows in power the higher level they become.
One of the biggest buffs of the patch, however, is given to Infinity Edge and Navori Quickblades, which will only need a 40 percent critical strike chance to activate Perfection, their bonus crit strike damage passive.
In the past, both items needed the player to reach 60 percent critical strike chance before they could activate their bonus damage. Now, users can fast-track their power spikes since they don’t need to build as many items to reach Infinity Edge and Navori Quickblades’ passive’s crit strike requirements.
Patch 13.2 is scheduled to drop on Wednesday, Jan. 25.