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League of Legends patch 9.23 notes – Preseason 2020 testing continues and Pulsefire Thresh

Rise of the Elements testing continues for patch 9.23, and two new skins arrive

With League of Legends patch 9.22 now live, it’s time for another round of LoL patch testing, and to see what the next content headed to the game might be. LoL patch 9.23 has hit the PBE and it’s a big one – the last patch was the final update before the preseason launch, which means patch 9.23 will be bringing the preseason 2020: Rise of the Elements update to the game.

Many of the preseason 2020: Rise of the Elements rebalances and changes to Summoner’s brought in for testing in the last patch cycle continue to stay live on the PBE for testing into this cycle, too. But that’s not all – there are some new balance changes for items and runes that look set to add some new playstyles to the mix. Plus, there are some shiny new skins to look out for: Aatrox gets a Victorious skin, and there are some new looks for Thresh with Pulsefire and Pulsefire Prestige Edition skins. You can see these below.

Read on to find out more about the latest round of changes being put through their paces on the PBE, but remember that, as always, everything covered below is subject to change – so be sure to keep checking back for updates on LoL patch 9.23.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 9.23 RELEASE DATE AND DOWNTIME

We don’t have an exact release date for League of Legends patch 9.23 at the moment, but patches tend to arrive on a two week schedule. With that in mind, expect the new update to land on Wednesday, November 20.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 9.23 BALANCE CHANGES

Champion changes

There aren’t any Champion changes live on the PBE just yet, but keep checking back as we may see some arrive before the patch goes live.

Item changes

REMOVED ITEMS

  • Brawler’s Glove

Energized Effect

  • All Energized Effects now stack

Cloak of Agility – buffed

Effect
Critical strike increased to 25% from 20%

Doran’s Shield – changed

Unique passive – changed
Regenerate up to 40 health over 8 seconds after taking basic attack or single target spell damage from an enemy champion, based on percent missing health (66% effective for Ranged Champions or Area of Effect and Periodic damage triggers).

Duskblade of Draktharr – changed

Effect and New Recipe
AD increased to 60 from 55
Leathality increased to 23 from 21
[Serrated Dirk + Caulfield’s Warhammer + 925g]
Unique Passive – changed
Unique Passive Nightstalker no longer applies Grievous Wounds for 5 seconds
Unique Passive Blackout removed

Edge of Night – changed

Effect
Health increased to 325 from 250
AD decreased to 50 from 55
Lethality decreased to 10 from 18
Cost
Decreased to 2900 from 3000
Combine cost decreased to 525 from 625
Unique Passive – changed
Grants a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability. This shield refreshes after no damage is taken from enemy champions for 40 seconds.
+10 Lethality

Kircheis Shard – changed

Cost
Cost increased to 700 from 600
Combine cost increased to 400 from 300

Phantom Dancer – changed

Cost
Combine cost increased to 900 from 700 (due to Zeal cost change)

Rapid Firecannon – changed

Cost
Combine cost decreased to 500 from 800
Effect
Energized damage changed to 120 from 60-140
No longer increases energize charge speed

Relic Shield

Cost
400g
Effect
+30 Health
+5 Ability Power
+2 Gold per 10 seconds
Unique Passive – changed
Spoils of War: While nearby an ally, basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their max Health (30% for ranged). Killing a minion grants kill gold to the nearest allied champion (These effects recharge every 45 seconds. Max 3 charges.)
Quest
Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Sightstone. (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.

Runaan’s Hurricane – changed

Cost
Combine cost decreased to 600 from 800 (due to Zeal cost change)

Sanguine Blade – changed

Effect
3000g
+45 Attack Damage
+12% Life Steal
Unique Passive – renamed from Unquenched
Blood Pursuit: While near one or fewer visible enemy champions gain 40%-100% Attack Speed (based on level), decaying over 3 seconds if other enemy champions get too close.
Lethality decreased to 10 from 13
Recipe
[Serrated Dirk + Vampiric Scepter + 1000g]

Serrated Dirk – nerfed

Effect
Headhunter Passive removed

Shurelya’s Reverie

Cost and Recipe
2300g
[Forbidden Idol + Crystalline Bracer + 850g]
Effect
+300 Health
+10% CDR
+100% Health Regen
+100% Mana Regen
Unique Passive
+10% Heal and Shield power.
Unique Active
Grant yourself and nearby allies +40% movement speed for 3s. (90s cooldown).

Spectral Sickle

Cost
400g
Effect
+5 Attack Damage
+10 Health
+2 Gold per 10 seconds
Unique Passive
Tribute: Damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
Quest – changed
Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Unique Active – Warding (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.

Spellthief’s Edge – changes

Cost
400g
Effect
+8 Ability Power
+10 Health
+2 Gold per 10 seconds
Unique Passive
Tribute: Damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
Quest – changed
Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Unique Active – Warding (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.

Statikk Shiv

Cost
Combine cost decreased to 500 from 800
Effect
Energized damage changed to 120 from 60-140
Unique Passive
Electroshock: Energized chain effect targets increased to 7 from 5

Steel Shoulderguards

Cost
400g
Effect
+30 Health
+3 Attack Damage
+2 Gold per 10 seconds
Unique Passive – changed
Spoils of War: While nearby an ally, basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their max health (30% for ranged). Killing a minion grants kill gold to the nearest allied champion. (These effects recharge every 45 seconds. Max 3 charges.)
Quest
Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Sightstone. (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.

Stormrazor – changed

Cost and recipe
Increased to 3200 from 3100 [BF Sword + Cloak of Agility + Kircheis Shard + 300g]
Combine cost increased to 500 from 400
Effect
AD decreased to 55 from 60
Attack speed decreased to 15% from 30%
Now has +25% chance of Crit
Energized effects changed to [Your Energized attacks gain 120 bonus magic damage. Energized effects slow by 75% for 0.5 seconds] from [increased by 35%]

Umbral Glaive – changed

Renamed from Umbral Blade
Cost and recipe
2400g Recipe: [Serrated Dirk + Long Sword + Long Sword + 600g]
Effect
+50 Attack Damage
+10% Cooldown Reduction
Unique Passive – changed
+12 Lethality
Blackout: When spotted by an enemy ward, reveal traps and disable wards around you for 8 seconds (45 second cooldown). Basic attacks instantly kill revealed traps and do triple damage to wards.

Youmuu’s Ghostblade – changed

Unique Active
Now allows you to move through units.

Zeal – changed

Cost and recipe – changed
Cost increased to 1400 from 1200 [Cloak of Agility + Dagger + 300g]
Effect
Attack speed lowered from 15% to 12%
Critical Strike increased from 15% to 25%

Rune changes

Conqueror (Precision Keystone) – changed

Effect – changed
Basic attacks or spells that deal damage to an enemy champion grant 2 stacks of Conqueror for 8 seconds, gaining 2-5 Adaptive Force per stack. Stacks up to 10 times. Ranged champions gain only 1 stack per basic attack.
When fully stacked, heal for 15% of the damage you deal to champions

Eyeball Collection (D3) – changed

Effect
Adaptive bonus decreased to 0.6 AD/1 AP from 1.2 AD/2 AP
Complete collection amount increased to 20 from 10 eyeballs
Eyeballs per takedown increased to 2 from 1

Presence of Mind (P2) – changed

Effect
Takedowns restore 20% of your maximum mana or energy and increase your maximum mana by 100 (up to 500) or your maximum energy by 10 (up to 50)

Nimbus Cloak (S2) – changed

Effect
After casting a Summoner Spell, gain a movement speed increase that lasts for 2.5s and allows you to pass through units.
Increase: 15% to 35% Movement Speed based on the Summoner Spell’s cooldown. (Higher cooldown Summoner Spells grant more Movement Speed).

Aftershock (Resolve Keystone)

Effect
Armor and MR changed to [35 + 80% of your Bonus Resists] from [70 + 50% of your Bonus Resists]
Damage changed to [25 – 120 (+8% of your bonus health)] from [10 – 120 (+4% of your maximum health)]
Cooldown decreased to 20 seconds from 35 seconds

Omnistone (Inspiration Keystone – Prototype) – changed

Replaces Kleptomancy
Effect
Periodically grants a single use of another random keystone. 8-4 second cooldown between using a keystone and gaining the next. (12-8 seconds for ranged users) After 40 seconds of not using a given keystone, Master Key will re-roll when you exit combat.
Aftershock is only available to champions who have learned a basic spell that can trigger it.
Predator is only available to champions who have already purchased boots.

Champion skins

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 9.23 SKINS

Pulsefire Thresh – 1350 RP

Here’s his splash:

Pulsefire Thresh also gets a Prestige Edition!

Here’s his splash:

Victorious Aatrox – 2019 ranked award (reach Gold+ in Summoner’s Rift Solo, Flex, or Twisted Treeline)

Here’s his splash:


Login screen

 League of Legends patch 9.23 login screen

Every League of Legends patch has its own login screen. They’re usually fairly excellent, and patch 9.23’s is likely to be no exception. It’ll probably be based on the preseason 2020: Summoner’s Rift.


That’s all we’ve got for you from League of Legends patch 9.23. To keep up with the current version of the game, check out the League of Legends patch 9.22 notes, and make sure to check back for League of Legends patch 9.24 in the very near future.

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