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Two weeks have passed since the last version of Legends of Runeterra arrived at our servers, which means that it is time to introduce the new pack of updates that Riot Games has prepared for us: Patch 1.14.

With this new Patch, Riot sets everything for the upcoming Seasonal Tournaments, that is why apart from the changes, the new version notes come alongside a list of the best decks at the moment, a meta snapshot that they want to provide us more often from now together with gameplay updates.

As always, Patch 1.14 will bring some balance changes for champions and card updates, but this time we will have some new stuff: a New Lab: Hexperimentation 101, an update for the Gauntlet, and the addition of a spectate mode that will allow us to watch our friend’s games!

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Card Updates:

Champions:

Lucian (Level 2): can now trigger the same round as leveling up.

Shyvana: power increases from 3 to 4.

Shyvana (Level 2): power increases from 4 to 5.

Vladimir: its old text “Attack: For each attacking ally other than Vladimir, deal 1 to it and deal 1 to the enemy Nexus” changes to “Attack: For each attacking ally on my right, deal 1 to it and 1 to the enemy Nexus“, and for the Level Up text, “You’ve had 6+ allies survive damage. โ†’ You’ve had 5+ allies survive damage“.

Vladimir (Level 2): its old text “Attack: For each attacking ally other than Vladimir, deal 1 to it and drain 1 from the enemy Nexus” changes to “Attack: For each attacking ally on my right, deal 1 to it and drain 1 from the enemy Nexus“.

Trundle: health reduced from 6 to 5.

Trundle (Level 2): health reduced from 7 to 6.

Ice Pillar: health decreases from 8 to 6.

Ezreal: level up text changes “You’ve targeted 10+ enemies this game. โ†’ You’ve targeted 6+ enemies this game“.

Ezreal (Level 2): its old text “Nexus Strike: Create a Fleeting Mystic Shot in hand. When you cast a spell, deal 2 to the enemy Nexus“, changes to “Nexus Strike: Create a Fleeting Mystic Shot in hand. When you cast a spell, deal 1 to the enemy Nexus. If it targeted an enemy, deal 2 to the enemy Nexus instead“.

Jinx (Level 2): can now trigger the same round as leveling up.

Taric: power increases from 2 to 3.

Taric (Level 2): power increases from 3 to 4.

Followers & Spells

Tianna Crownguard: power increases from 7 to 8; health increases from 7 to 8.

Wyrding Stones: health reduced from 4 to 3.

Fuzzy Caretaker: mana cost reduced from 4 to 3; health decreases from 3 to 2.

Minah Swiftfoot: power increases from 6 to 7; health increases from 5 to 6; Keywords: None โ†’ Quick Attack.

Funsmith: cost reduced from 5 to 4; power reduced from 2 to 1.

Black Spear (and Kalista’s Black Spear): its old text “If an ally died this round, deal 3 to a unit“, changes to “If an ally died this round, deal 4 to a unit“.

Riptide Rex: power reduced from 7 to 6; Plunder: Fire 7 Cannon Barrages. โ†’ Fire 6 Cannon Barrages.

Eclipse Dragon: health increases from 5 to 7.

New Lab: Hexperimentation 101

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Patch 1.14 introduces a New Lab, Hexperimentation 101, which will allow us to create unique decks (or choose one of Heimer’s premade decks), with the possibility to gain a paired special ability:

  • All Even – If all cards in your deck have an even mana cost, you gain: Start of Round: Grant allies +1|+0
  • All Odd – If all cards in your deck have an odd mana cost, you gain: Start of Round: Grant allies +0|+1
  • No Followers – If your deck contains no followers (it can contain Champions), you gain: When you cast your second spell each round, create a follower in hand that costs less than or equal to your max mana.
  • All Common – If your deck contains only common cards, you gain: From Round 7 onwards, Start of Round: Create a leveled up champion in hand.

Gauntlet Update: Standard Best of Three

As mentioned before, Riot Games is preparing for the first Seasonal Tournament coming in December, so for the next two weeks, we will have the Gauntlet as ‘Standard Best of Three’, so players can get us to the new game flow before the tournament begins.

Due to this format change, some rules have changed:

  • Required wins reduced to four and XP rewards adjust appropriately.
  • Winning decks canโ€™t be played again during the same match.

Friend Spectate:

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Riot introduces the spectate mode in Legends of Runeterra, with which we will be able to watch our friend’s games with all the usual in-game functionality (and petting their Guardian).

Expedition Balance Changes

Crimson Guard: Wild Pick Bonus Chance increased to high (from Medium)

Dragon’s Descent:

  • Added: Chain Vest, Mobilize, Startled Stomper, Zenith Blade.
  • Removed: Hush

Mending Touch: Star Spring will now always appear in Mending Touch packs seen during the initial Champion Picks of a draft.

  • Added: Hush

On the Legends of Runeterra’s official website, you will find all the remaining details regarding bugfixes and other updates.

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