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In this article, we're going to delve into the comprehensive changes brought by the recent 13.10 patch in League of Legends (LoL). This patch introduces significant alterations in the game's itemization, particularly critical strike items, assassin items, and support items.
The focus of this update has been on crit itemization with sweeping changes to several key items. The infamous Kraken Slayer loses its true damage component which will certainly impact champions who relied heavily on it for penetrating through enemy defenses. Similarly, Immortal Shieldbow offers less shielding now, reducing its effectiveness as a defensive tool.
However, not all crit-based items have been nerfed; some have received buffs or interesting tweaks. For instance, Bloodthirster now provides more lifesteal along with a new passive ability that could potentially alter how certain ADCs are played.
Changes have also been made to mythic crit items such as Galeforce, where both stats and active abilities were modified. The once popular Infinity Edge and Navori Quickblades have joined the rank of mythic items with updated stats and passives.
One surprising addition is the return of Statikk Shiv as a wave-clear tool for crit users — an alteration that may shift current meta picks within bot lane.
Assassin mains aren't left out from this overhaul either. Key lethality item Duskblade of Draktharr has undergone an overhaul receiving a new passive while changing its Nightstalker passive's mechanics; it's yet unclear how these modifications will affect assassins' burst potential but it surely introduces fresh playstyle possibilities.
Another major change is on Prowler’s Claw—it no longer offers dash mechanic but instead gains a new passive ability—which might significantly modify how assassins navigate during combat situations.
Finally, Youmuu’s Ghostblade has ascended into mythic tier with revamped stats and altered passive function—an upgrade that would likely make it an even more appealing option for AD assassins looking for mobility and raw damage output.
Support roles experience drastic updates too—especially enchanters—with introduction of novel options like Echoes of Helia and Fimbulwinter altering their typical build paths drastically.
Tank supports receive love too; Abyssal Mask & Radiant Virtue are new additions set to enhance their durability during teamfights.
Existing support staples like Ardent Censer, Mikael's Blessing & Zeke's Convergence haven't escaped revisions either—these adjustments aim at balancing gameplay among different types of support characters.
Several other non-role-specific changes worth mentioning include:
While every player needs time adjusting to these comprehensive alterations brought by LoL’s 13.10 Patch—the consensus remains optimistic: these bold adjustments promise diverse strategies across all roles offering fresh gameplay experiences!