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League of Legends pre-patch 4.3 itemization changes: Boots, Duo Lane Gold, and Doran's Shield

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Although patch 4.2 just went live in League of Legends, Riot Games is already looking at tweaks and changes for update 4.3 -- coming first to the Public Beta Environment. Over on the PBE forums, the developer has detailed some itemization changes including tweaks to boots, gold items, Doran's Shield, and Ruby Crystal.

The goals, according to Riot are to "return, rebalance, and clean up a lot of early game purchases - especially for support characters."

"There's a lot of items that are slightly too big for the early game budget and we wanted to do a pass to clean up whatever superfluous costs that might exist that impede early game purchasing power.

This isn't intended to be a long term solution to anything, we just wanted to do a cleanup pass for the items on live. We do want to streamline and enhance support itemization more in the future (as current support items are functional but really aren't synergistic with the individual support champions) but as that project will most likely take a while, we'd rather ship what minor improvements we were iterating on."

With that said, here are some changes being made (head over to the forums for a more in-depth explanation of each item's change):

Boots of Lucidity

  • 15% CDR --> 10% CDR
  • 1000 Total Gold Cost --> 800 Total Gold Cost

Boots of Mobility

  • Base Movement Speed 45 --> 25
  • Enhanced Movement Speed 105 --> 105
  • 1000 Total Gold Cost --> 800 Total Gold Cost

Ancient Coin

  • 3 HP/5 --> 0 HP/5
  • Favor:
    • In addition to the 2 Gold, now also heals you for 5 health whenever a nearby enemy minion that you did not kill dies.

Nomad's Medallion

  • 11 MP/5 --> 10 MP/5
  • 10 HP/5 --> 5 HP/5
  • 2 Gp/10 Unchanged
  • Favor:
    • In addition to the 4 Gold, now also heals you for 5 health whenever a nearby enemy minion that you did not kill dies.

Talisman of Ascension

  •  In addition to the 4 Gold, now also heals you for 5 health whenever a nearby enemy minion that you did not kill dies.

Spellthief's Edge

  • 10 Ability Power --> 0 Ability Power
  • 3 MP/5 Unchanged
  • 2 GP/10 Unchanged
  • Tribute:
    • Your spells and attacks deal 10 additional damage to champions and towers and generate 4 gold.
    • This can happen up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
    • Tribute is disabled for 12 seconds if you kill a minion.

Frostfang

  • 4 GP/10 Unchanged
  • 7 MP/5 Unchanged
  • 20 Ability Power --> 0 Ability Power
  • Tribute:
    • Your spells and attacks deal 15 additional damage to champions and towers and generate 8 gold.
    • This can happen up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
    • Tribute is disabled for 12 seconds if you kill a minion.

Frost Queen's Claim

Recipe Changed: Frostfang + Fiendish Codex + 330 Gold = 2000 Gold Total

  • Now applies an 80% slow that decays over 3 seconds from a flat 50% slow over 2 seconds
  • Magic Damage increased to 50 + 10 per champion level
  • Area of Effect size decreased to 300 from 400
  • Increased Cast Range to 850 from 600
  • Free Target instead of Enemy Targetted
  • Tribute:
    • Tribute is NOT disabled if you kill a minion at this upgrade level
    • This can happen up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
    • Your spells and attacks deal 15 additional damage to champions and towers and generate 8 gold.
  • Active:
    • 50 Ability Power --> 40 Ability Power
    • 0% Cooldown Reduction --> 10% Cooldown Reduction
    • 10 MP/5 Unchanged
    • +4 GP/10 Unchanged
    • Updated particles

Relic Shield

  • 6 HP/5 --> 0 HP/5
  • 50 Health --> 75 Health
  • Spoils of War:
    • Heals your ally and yourself for 40 Health upon killing a unit.
    • Grants gold equal to the kill to your ally, but does not grant the additional +5 as on live.
    • 2 Max Charges, 60 second CD Unchanged

Targon's Brace

  • 12 HP/5 --> 8 HP/5
  • 175 Health Unchanged
  • Spoils of War:
    • Heals your ally and yourself for 50 Health upon killing a unit.
    • Grants gold equal to the kill to your ally, but does not grant the additional +5 as on live.
    • 3 Max Charges, 30 second CD Unchanged

Face of the Mountain
Recipe Changed: Targon's Brace + Kindlegem + 300 Gold = 2000 Total Gold

  • Stats Unchanged
  • Spoils of War:
    • Heals your ally and yourself for 50+1% of your Maximum Health upon killing a unit.
    • Grants gold equal to the kill to your ally, but does not grant the additional +5 on live.
    • 4 Max Charges, 30 second CD Unchanged
  • Active:
  • No longer costs Health to activate
  • Damage now scales based off of 150% of the target's total Attack Damage

Ruby Crystal 

  • 475 Total Gold cost --> 400 Total Gold cost
  • 180 Health --> 150 Health

Sightstone

  • 925 Total Gold cost --> 850 Total Gold cost
  • 180 Health --> 150 Health

Doran's Shield

  • 100 Health --> 80 Health
  • 10 HP/5 --> 5 HP/5
  • Block Passive Unchanged

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