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League of Legends Preseason 2021 Item Changes: Riot Games announce Announces 3 Major Changes for LOL 2021 Preseason

Gautham Balaji
|Sat Aug 08 2020


League of Legends Preseason 2021: Riot Games have confirmed 3 major item effect changes in the League of Legends 2021 preseason. Grieving Wounds, Tenacity and Cooldown Reduction will be tweaked for the 2021 preseason.

League of Legends News: Riot Games announce LoL 2021 preseason item changes!
Item changes

Riot Games, developer of popular MOBA game League of Legends have announced that there will be a few slight tweaks and that item effects would be reworked for the 2021 League of Legends preseason.

A blog post has been released by the developers. This has highlighted all the changes and tweaks that are going to be put into effect. Click here to read it.

Grieving Wounds

With healing becoming more relevant in the context of the game, its counter, Grievous Wounds, which reduce healing received, have to naturally be adjusted. Without adjustment, they become a necessity in most games while adjusting it makes it a good choice in the context of the match-up.

The developers also plan to give Grieving Wounds a sharper effect. This will counter the heavy healing while also reducing the “upfront power.”

Cooldown Reduction

CDR is being reworked and will henceforth be called “Ability Haste.” They have reworked this to stack linearly instead of exponentially. So 10 Ability Haste gives you 10 per cent more abilities cast, and so on. The stat will scale similarly to other stats, like armour, magic resist, and attack speed.

Riot Games have said that this rework does not mean that CDR is nerfed. You will scale linearly and not exponentially. Also, they have removed the 40 per cent cap on Ability Haste.

Tenacity and Jungle items

Tenacity is an early game stat which is very important for crowd control in League of Legends. Riot feels a lot of the interactions are “unintuitive.”  Jungle items are now going to be starter items which do not need investment. Junglers will get stats and bonuses from this.

Since the item changes are still in the early stages, they might further be adjusted before being updated to the live servers.


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