Get ready, Summoners! Patch 14.3 for League of Legends has landed, packing some surprising punches. While the highly anticipated Vanguard rank rollout sees a delay, balancing updates are set to shake up the meta on Summoner’s Rift. Let’s dive into the key takeaways:
Vanguard on Hold: Brace yourselves, eager climbers! The debut of Vanguard, the new top rank above Master, has been temporarily postponed. Riot Games cites the need for further refinements to ensure a “smooth and rewarding” experience for top-tier players. The wait continues, but stay tuned for updates on the new ranked pinnacle.
Balancing Blitz: This patch isn’t shy about wielding the nerf hammer. High-damage champions like Rengar and Karma face adjustments to their burst potential, potentially making them less dominant in lane and teamfights. Additionally, Lee Sin, LeBlanc, and Vayne are also receiving targeted nerfs, aiming to bring them closer in line with other champions.
Buffing the Bullied: Not everyone receives the nerf treatment. Champions struggling in the current meta, like Ziggs and Nidalee, are getting some love in the form of buffs. These adjustments aim to improve their survivability and damage output, potentially making them more viable picks in various team compositions.
Teamfight Frenzy Returns: Prepare for chaos! The popular Ultra Rapid Fire (URF) game mode makes a triumphant return with Patch 14.3. Brace yourselves for cooldown-fueled skirmishes, champion abilities firing off like mad, and an overall frantic and hilarious gameplay experience.
Beyond the Headlines: While these are some of the major changes, Patch 14.3 also includes adjustments to items, runes, and bug fixes. Remember, the meta is a living beast, and these changes will undoubtedly shake things up. Adapt your strategies, experiment with new picks, and be ready for some exciting (and potentially frustrating) moments on the Rift!