League of Legends developers recently spoke about new items coming to the game this year, one of them being a reworked version of Sanguine Blade.
Sanguine Blade has been an odd item, fitting a tight niche but not necessarily being usable by the Champions which want to split push due to its Lethality identity.
In the latest Ask Riot, the developers have released plans for new items. They have given details on three Items they plan to add to the game, but only two may make it this Summer. The other will be added in the preseason, as well as any new items they feel need adding.
We now have details of this new item, named the Hullbreaker, which will replace Sanguine Blade.
Although it leans to the tankier side of things, giving the bearer bonus health and health regen, it does make it viable for more Champions to use.
Instead of granting the bearer bonus combat stats based on enemy Champions, it will now grant defensive stats based on nearby allies. It will also give a straight bonus damage against Towers too.
While this all seems exciting, some fans are worried about how unhealthy it will be to the game. Buffing nearby cannon minions seems to be a Banner of Command call-back, and with it being a non-mythic item it can easily be bought.
Giving such tanky stats, it seems a great purchase for Top laners who will not be near allied Champions so they can take full advantage of the stats. Some even suggest it could be a first item for some Champions, so is this going to be a new Zz'Rot meta?
Obviously changes can still happen as it will hit PBE for feedback. The item is due to deploy to live servers with patch 11.13, which is in a couple of weeks on June 23rd.
The new space themed skins will go to Maokai, Rammus, Veigar and Corki. They all feature the green aliens we love in the League of Legends skin line.
The new skin was promised, as Riot said a prestige skin would go to Zed for an existing League of Legends skin. We've been given his splash art, as well as his turnarounds.
The rework was teased when the Arcana skin was announced, and it has been something which has been promised for a while. We are now getting a new look at the Kench — will it help him come off the bench?