League of Legends Patch 9.3 brings a host of changes to marksman build items when it goes live Wednesday.


Riot Games saw the marksman champion frustration stemming from critical hit overcapping, anti-synergy between Infinity Edge and Last Whisper, and higher damage tradeoffs for defensive items because of a weaker two-item spike. This patch's changes should improve the two-item spike marksman players are used to, while later changes will target champions individually rather than items. Check out all the item changes below.

League of Legends Patch 9.3 Marksman Changes

New Item: Cloak of Agility

- Costs 800 gold

- Gives 20 percent critical strike chance

Infinity Edge

- Build path now B.F. Sword, Pickaxe, Cloak of Agility plus 425 gold

- Attack damage increased from 70 to 80

- Critical strike chance now increased by 25 percent instead of doubled

- No longer converts 10 percent of crit strike damage to true damage

- Molten Edge damage increased from 100 to 110, inherits the rest of the Infinity Edge changes

Essence Reaver

- Total cost up to 3,200 from 3,000

- Build path now Pickaxe, Caulfield's Warhammer, Cloak of Agility and 425 gold

- Attack damage reduced from 75 to 60

- Now gives 25 percent critical hit chance

- No longer grants 300 mana

- Basic attack refund increased from 1 percent of missing mana to 1.5 percent

- Essence Flare effect removed

New Item: Spear of Shojin

- Total cost: 3,400 gold

- Build path: B.F. Sword, Kindlegem, Long Sword and 950 gold

- Attack damage: 60

- Health: 250

- Cooldown reduction: 20 percent

- Awakened Dragon: Your next basic attack after casting your ultimate grants Awakened Dragon for 6 seconds, granting 50 percent attack speed and 20 percent basic ability cooldown refund on basic attack

Stormrazor

- Total cost reduced from 2,800 gold to 3,100

- Build path now B.F. Sword, Long Sword, and Kircheis Shard plus 850 gold

- Attack damage decreased from 60 to 55

- Attack speed decreased from 35 percent to 25

- Movement and basic attacks now generate Energized stacks. At 100 stacks, your next basic attack deals 65 bonus magic damage on-hit and slows the target by 40 percent decaying over one second

- Other Energized effects are 30 percent more effective and slow targets by 40 percent over one second.

- No longer causes next basic attack to critically strike for 140-200 percent (at 0-30 percent critical strike chance) and grant 20 percent bonus movement speed for 0.75 seconds after not basic attacking for a few seconds.

Phantom Dancer

- Total cost decreased from 2,700 gold to 2,600

- Build path now Dagger, Brawler's Gloves, Zeal and 700 gold

- Attack speed bonus decreased from 45 percent to 30

- Critical strike chance decreased from 30 percent to 25

- If you would take damage that would reduce your health below 30 percent, you now gain a shield that absorbs up to 240-600 (scaling starts at level nine, ends at level 18) damage for two seconds

- This ability has a 90 second cooldown

- No longer decreases damage taken from the last champion you basic attacked by 12 percent

- Grants unit passthrough and 7 percent movement speed for two seconds after basic attacking a champion, rather than while within 550 range of a visible enemy champion

Kircheis Shard

- Price decreased from 800 gold to 600

Zeal

- Price decreased from 1,300 gold to 1,200

Rapid Firecannon

- Price decreased from 2,800 to 2,600

- Critical strike chance decreased from 30 percent to 25

Runaan's Hurricane

- Price decreased from 2,800 gold go 2,600

- Critical strike chance reduced from 30 percent to 25

Statikk Shiv

- Price decreased from 2,800 gold to 2,600

- Attack speed increased from 35 percent to 40

- Critical strike chance decreased from 30 percent to 25

Last Whisper

- Price increased from 1,300 gold to 1,450

- Attack damage increased from 10 to 20

- Armor penetration increased from 10 percent to 20 percent

Lord Dominik's Regards

- Attack damage increased from 40 to 45

Mortal Reminder

- Damage increased from 40 to 45


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