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LoL Patch 14.4 – Details, Release Date, and More

Now that LoL Patch 14.3 has been released on live servers, it’s time to turn our attention to the next update, Patch 14.4.

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LoL Patch 14.4 – Big Changes Coming to Two Champions

Patch 14.3 comes with a list of major changes that will shake up the meta. Not only are champions receiving buffs and nerfs, but there have been several item changes to better balance the power of the Mage with the Hydra item, which was very powerful on certain champions.

Patch 14.4 will likely see more focus on some outliers in both solo queue and pro play. According to game designer Spideraxe, there are already changes planned for Rek’Sai and K’Sante. The former seems like a straight-up buff when doing damage-focused builds, while the latter gains more tanking at the expense of lower mobility and nerfs the dash activation speed.

Below you can see the exact numbers and adjustments currently planned. Please note that there may be further changes in the coming days.

Patch 14.4 Release Date

According to the official patch schedule, patch 14.4 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 22nd. This patch is the fourth of 24 updates scheduled for this year.

How will the upcoming patch affect the meta?

Considering that patch 14.3 has just come out, it’s still too early to tell how the meta will change. We’ll be monitoring the meta changes over the next few days and will provide a clearer analysis once Riot’s patch preview is released.

Patch 14.4 Temporary Changes

Champion Change

bard

  • Armor Increase: 5.2 ⇒ 5
  • BASE ATTACK SPEED: 0.625 ⇒ 0.658
  • Attack Speed ​​Ratio: 0.625 ⇒ 0.658
  • Base damage per 5 chimes: 14 ⇒ 10
  • Meep AP Ratio: 30% ⇒ 40%
  • Q Base Damage: 80-260 ⇒ 80-240
  • Q AP RATIO: 65% ⇒ 80%

Xanthe

  • Base Health: 570 ⇒ 610
  • W DAMAGE RESISTANCE RATIO: 50% ⇒ 60%
  • W All Out Minimum Charge Time: 0.5 seconds ⇒ 0.75 seconds
  • E Dash Speed: 1500 ⇒ 1000
  • E Ally Dash Speed: 1800 ⇒ 1700
  • E All-Out Dash Speed: 2100 ⇒ 1600

Rek’Sai

  • HEALTH INCREASE: 99 ⇒ 105 ⇒ 99 (revert)
  • BASE HEALTH REGEN: 7.5 ⇒ 5
  • Increased health regeneration: .5 from .65
  • BASE MOVEMENT SPEED: 335 ⇒ 340
  • Rage generation for minions reduced by 50%.
  • P Basic healing has been removed.
  • W Ambush Base Damage: 50-190 ⇒ 50-150
  • W Unburrow now scales to 80% AP.
  • Unburrowed E Cooldown: 12 seconds ⇒ 10 seconds
  • Unburrow E base damage has been removed.
  • Unburrow E AD Ratio: 75% ⇒ 100%
  • Unburrow E now deals 6% to 14% of maximum HP at Max Rage instead of double damage.
  • Burrow E Cooldown: 26-18 seconds ⇒ 16-12 seconds
  • Tunnel Cooldown: 10-2 seconds ⇒ 6-2 seconds
  • Tunnel speed increased.
  • R Bonus AD Ratio: 175% ⇒ 100%

jack

  • Q Tether Range: 1000 from center ⇒ 900 from edges

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black kitchen knife

  • Armor Fragments per Stack: 4% ⇒ 5%
  • Stacks: 6 ⇒ 5 (total fragments: 24% ⇒ 25%)

blood song

  • Ranged Damage Amplification: 6% ⇒ 5%

world bounty

  • Health: 100 ⇒ 200
  • HEALTH REGENERATION: 50% ⇒ 75%
  • Mana Regeneration: 50% ⇒ 75%

World Compass and Runic Compass

  • Quest Recharge Timer: 18 seconds ⇒ 20 seconds
  • Runic Compass Gold Timer: 5 seconds ⇒ 4 seconds

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  • Stack Count: 5 ⇒ 3
  • RESISTANCE PER STACK: 3/4/5 (1/11/14) ⇒ 6-8 (8-18)
  • MAXIMUM RESISTANCE: 15/20/15 ⇒ 18-24
  • Pens per stack: 6% ⇒10% (no change to maximum)

branch sled

  • MS: 90 uniform ⇒ 30%
  • Duration: 4 to 3 seconds
  • Recovery: 120 ⇒ 7% of maximum HP

Jazzy

  • Base Damage: 50 ⇒ 20
  • AP RATIO: 15% ⇒ 20%
  • Target Maximum Health Damage: 3% ⇒ 4%
  • COOLDOWN: 9-6 seconds (levels 1-18) ⇒ 8/7/6 seconds (levels 1/11/16)

system changes

There are currently no plans to change the system.

upcoming skins

Chinese New Year is coming soon. This means players will have access to the Porcelain skin line. Below is a list of champions receiving skins in patch 14.4.

  • ceramic tomb
  • Porcelain Darius
  • Porcelain Miss Fortune
  • Porcelain Morgana
  • Porcelain Irelia
  • Porcelain Aurelion Sol
  • Prestige Porcelain Kindred