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League of Legends Preseason 2022: New Items Detailed

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League of Legends preseason 2022 has come with several new changes and updates including six new items to the game. Here is a list of the new items in detail.

Riot explained in its patch notes that they had wanted to add some new items for mages, tanks, bruisers, and assassins, who have all been lacking meaningful options since the item system update last preseason.

League of Legends Preseason 2022: New Items Detailed

1. Crown of the Shattered Queen

This mythic item for mages was created in hopes of survivability. The item costs 2800 gold, grants 70 ability power, 250 health, 600 mana and 20 ability haste. The item also comes with a passive known as Safeguard. This reduces incoming champion damage by 75% and persists for 1.5 seconds after taking champion damage. The mythic passive grants all legendary items with 1% move speed and 8 ability power.

2. Evenshroud

Evenshroud is a mythic item created for tank supports who want to engage offensively. The item costs 2500 gold, grants 200 health, 20 ability haste, 30 armor and 30 magic resist. After immobilizing champions or being immobilized, the target and all nearby enemies take 12% more damage for five seconds. This item grants all legendary items 5 more armor and magic resist.

3. Axiom Arc

Axiom Arc is a legendary item for assassins to gain ability haste after the Youmuu's Ghostblade buff. The item cost 3000 gold, grants 55 attack damage, 25 ability haste and 10 lethality. The Flux passive refunds 25% of your ultimate cooldown when an enemy champion dies within three seconds after you've damaged them.

4. Shadowflame

This legendary item is for mages who simply want to deal more damage. The item costs 3000 gold, grants 100 ability power and 200 health. The Cinderbloom passive damages 10-20 magic penetration based on the target’s current health. It also gains the maximum magic penetration if target was recently affected by shields.

5. Winter's Approach

Winter's Approach is a legendary item for tanks who need more mana. It costs 2600 gold, grants 400 health, 500 mana and 15 ability haste. The awe passive gains bonus health equal to 8% mana. Its mana charge passive gains three mana when you hit a target and doubled if the target is a champion. Grants a maximum of 360 mana and transforms to Fimbulwinter.

6. Fimbulwinter

Fimbulwinter is the transformation of Winter's Approach. It grants 400 health, 860 mana and 15 ability haste. It carries the same awe passive but has an everlasting passive which slows (melee only) or immobilizes an enemy champion. This also consumes 3% of current mana and grants a shield for three seconds.