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LoL, League of Legends: Focus on the Meta, 5 major changes

LoL, League of Legends: Focus on the Meta, 5 major changes

The 9.14 patch is the most important patch we've seen in a while in League of Legends. Focus on the 5 major changes that you absolutely must be aware of!

LoL, League of Legends: Focus on the Meta, 5 major changes

The Patch 9.14 of League of Legends is heavy in changes, anti-shield mechanics for Blitzcrank and Renekton, two anti-healing champions buffed (Katarina and Kled), an increase of true sight range over time for Karma, LeBlanc, and Morgana and much more. But what to remember from this patch, and above all, what changes will have the most impact in meta?

Focus on the five changes that deserve your attention.

1. Aatrox

Goodbye Rebirth Mechanic!

Whether professionally or in SoloQ, Aatrox has been wreaking havoc on the toplane for some time; the resurrection offered by its ultimate ability offers him opportunities to decimate teams on its own.

Riot has now decided to completely suppress the resurrection of Aatrox, despite the fact that it is iconic on this champion! On the other hand, this spell gives it even more life regeneration and the recovery time has also been reduced.

The champion is still very strong in 1v1, but his impact in teamfight loses its superb.

2. Akali

Not really hidden...

Since her rework, Akali has been a frequent subject of dispute among League of Legends players, who complain in particular that the champion is not revealed by true sight... At patch 9.5, the turrets became able to "see" Akali, but that wasn't enough! From patch 9.14, Akali is completely revealed by true sight — a hard blow for the young rebel...

Akali's Q was buffed, as well as his basic stats. In addition, the recovery time of his R is increased. Will Akali's players be able to adapt to these painful changes?

That's what we call swiftness

Cassiopeia's Miasma (W) — which prevents you from using a moving spell when you are within its area of effect — is no longer restricted by a minimum range. Cassiopeia can npw cast it in a circle around her (700 range max), and even at her feet, or at her tail. Some match-ups could become much easier for her, like Fizz or Katarina for example.

The Medusa also receives several adjustments on its basic stats and damage; which results in a slight nerf in the early stages of the game, and a good buff during the end-game!

4. Tahm Kench

Farewell King of the Rivers

Feared by all toplaners and nightmares of champions with little mobility, Tahm Kench receives a huge blow on the head; enough to cut his appetite... Indeed, his spells will no longer apply a passive stack! In addition, its capacities are greatly weakened. This is probably a farewell to the king of the rivers who has bullied the toplane for a few patches.

5. Swain

The Raven is back!

Swain's passive now allows him to gain life points permanently, in addition to regenerating his mana. His Q now passes through minions, which makes it easy for his opponent in the lane phase. His R can inflict very significant damage when stacked, which will scare many champions.

Swain could very well come back in force in the Rift, whether as a pure mage or as an off-tank mage, a little like Vladimir before his rework.

Focus on the Meta: is Lux back on the midlane menu?

The PBE brings its share of changes! On midlane, potential modifications will be implemented on many champions. Today, we will focus on those who are likely to invade the middle way in the coming weeks, Galio, Malphite and Lux.

LoL - 9.14 Patch: More than 20 champions balance changes!

Check out the notes from the League of Legends patch 9.14! In his suitcases, many balance changes on champions, two new skins for Lucian and Garen and the new champion to join Teamfight Tactics: Twisted Fate.

Thomas Sauzin
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