League of Legends: The 5 Biggest Changes on Patch 10.23

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Patch 10.23 marks the beginning of Preseason 2021 in League of Legends

After several months’ worth of blood, sweat, and tears have been poured into solo queue, the ranked season has finally come to a close. Your division has been locked, your rewards have been decided, and now it is time to prepare for Season 11 with a breakdown of the five biggest changes on Patch 10.23.

You can check out the complete Patch 10.23 notes in the official update here, but if you don’t have the time to scroll through almost six hours of new content, we’ve got you covered.

New Legendary & Mythic Items

A ton of new Legendary and Mythic items have been added to League of Legends on Patch 10.23 with the balance team targeting greater item diversity within roles, encouraging players to divert away from meta build paths and experiment during preseason.

Every position, every role, and every champion will have a bunch of new items to consider from Patch 10.23 onwards and there will no doubt be a lot of experimenting from pro players to streamers to solo queue specialists over the coming months.

Improved Shop UI

There’s a new look for the item shop in preseason with a sleeker design and more intuitive UI. This redesign is intended to improve usability and new player experience, as well as moving key item and consumable purchases just one button press away.

For a full breakdown of how to use the new item shop, check out our guide here.

Ability Haste

Cooldown Reduction has been permanently replaced by Ability Haste, a new stat that allows players to surpass the 40% cap and potentially cast abilities more often than previously permitted.

Every point of Ability Haste lets players cast abilities 1% faster which means at 100 Ability Haste, you can cast spells 200% faster. Here is our full breakdown of the new stat and how it differs from Cooldown Reduction.

Jungle Items

Much like the support item overhaul last season, junglers have received an upgrade to their starter item system with two paths to choose from, Hailblade and Emberknife.

With previous jungle items, extra gold had to be spent on upgrading a Hunter’s Machete/Talisman in order to access either Challenging or Chilling Smite. That’s a thing of the past now as junglers will just have to cast Smite five times in order for their item to upgrade and to gain access to their preferred smite type.

Ornn Upgrades

Picking champions that synergise well with Ornn used to be a tiresome and often disregarded task that led to the Living Forge becoming a redundant passive in many cases.

Now, that’s going to change as the Fire Below the Mountain can now upgrade ANY Mythic item for his teammates for just 1000 gold each.

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Be sure to check out our long list of guides to be fully prepared for your League of Legends Preseason 2021 experience over the coming weeks.

Don’t be discouraged if you take time to adjust to the new changes as experimentation is the name of the game as players get ready for the start of Season 11.