League of Legends: How to Use the New Item Shop in Preseason 11

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League of Legends has a brand new item shop UI to learn.

Right now, players are hopping into games on League of Legends Patch 10.23 ready to try out exotic new builds. But before they can start crafting builds for their favorite champions, they’ll have to navigate through a brand new item shop.

That’s right, the item shop has undergone a full-on facelift in Preseason 11 to accommodate the new items and make the shop a bit more intuitive. Now, you will have specific tabs for consumables and wards, recommended items that are personalized to the enemy team, and items divided by champion class.

When you load into game, you’re going to see right off the bat three tabs across the top of the item shop that should look somewhat familiar. First is the “Recommended” tab that we all know. However, it’s slightly different in the new item shop.

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As you can see, the UI is different with three recommended items based on builds from other players on the champion. These recommended items will also be personalized depending on what enemy champions you are facing (for instance, it may recommend Zhonya’s Hourglass if you’re facing an enemy Zed).

While the recommended items are adaptable, based on the enemy team comp, they’re not going to update based on in-game changes. For instance, if that Zed is 0/11/1 and barely does a sliver of your damage, the recommended Zhonya’s will not change.

Moving across to the “All Items” tab, this is similar to the old shop where you can search for different items by name. The new shop does not have a filter by stat feature that the old shop had (meaning you can’t filter to just items with AP) but you can search for stats by typing into the search bar as well.

The final two points about the new “All Items” tab is that the items are initially sorted by their categorization, from Mythic to Basic. Second, the items can also be filtered by class, meaning that you can choose to filter items for only bruisers, assassins, supports, or ADCs.

The last tab across the top is labeled “Item Sets” which are for your custom item sets. Yes, those item sets you spent months or years fine-tuning are still around. That said, with how the new shop is structured I doubt you’ll want a custom item set unless your champion doesn’t fit the cookie-cutter champion class mode (for instance, Quinn can take some items from the ADC, assassin, and bruiser classes).

On the left side, you see two small pop-out windows. One is for your consumables, like control wards, potions, and trinkets. The other is for your boots.

These displays are also personalized to your champion (though I’m not sure if they take the enemy team into account). Should you not want the recommended items there, both windows can be expanded by clicking on the little arrow to the side, which will show all boots/consumables.

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While the new item shop is a bit jarring when you first use it, as I’ve gotten to learn how it works it’s clearly an upgrade to the old shop. The different classifications of items and filtering by class makes finding your build much quicker, which is great, considering with all the new and updated items, we’re going to have a lot to figure out.