LoL Preseason 2023: New and Old Items

Riot just released all the changes for the preseason 2023. What has changed in the preseason in terms of items though? Let's check it out!

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The LoL Preseason 2023 patch notes have been revealed, and one of the biggest changes will come to items. Sure, the jungle is going to be updated, and we're getting a new champion as well, but these item changes are huge.

Some of our favorite older items are coming back in 2023 and other items are going to be updated to hopefully give certain champions more of a chance, especially in the top lane. So let's go over each and every new, updated and old item from the LoL Patch 12.22.

LoL Preseason 2023: All Item Changes in the Preseason

LoL Preseason 2023: New Added Items

These are new items Riot is going to add with the Preseason 2023 Patch 12.22

Jak'Sho, the Protean (Mythic Item)

  • Cost: 3000
  • 400 Health
  • 30 Armor
  • 30 Magic Resist
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • Voidborn Resilience: For each second in champion combat, gain a stack granting 2 Armor and Magic Resist, up to 8 max. At max stack become empowered, instantly draining enemies around you for 3% of your maximum health each (reduced to 30% against minions and monsters) and doubling your resists from stacks until end of combat (60 second cooldown).
  • Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Armor and Magic Resist

The Unspoken Parasite

(Ornn upgraded version of Jak’Sho, the Protean)

  • 550 Health
  • 40 Armor
  • 40 Magic Resist
  • 25 Ability Haste

Radiant Virtue (Mythic Item)

  • Cost: 3000
  • 400 Health
  • 30 Armor
  • 30 Magic Resist
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • Guiding Light: Upon casting your ultimate you Transcend, increasing your maximum health by 10% for 9 seconds. While Transcended you and allies within 1200 range of you gain 15 non-ultimate Ability Haste. You and allies will also heal for 1% of your maximum health every 3 seconds, increased by up to 100% based on that champion’s missing health. Healing is doubled on yourself (60 second cooldown).
  • Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 100 Health

Primordial Dawn

(Ornn upgraded version of Radiant Virtue)

  • 550 Health
  • 40 Armor
  • 40 magic Resist
  • 25 Ability Haste

Heartsteel (Mythic Item)

  • Cost: 3200
  • 800 Health
  • 200% Base Health Regeneration
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • Colossal Consumption: Charge up a powerful attack against a champion over 3 seconds while within 700 range of them. The charged attack drains the target, dealing 125 + 6% of your maximum health as bonus physical damage and grants you 10% of that amount as permanent maximum health. (30 second cooldown per target) (note: Maximum health will be lost if the item is sold).
  • Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 1% increased health and 6% champion size

Leviathan

(The Ornn upgraded version of Heartsteel)

  • 1050 health
  • 300% Base Health Regeneration
  • 25 Ability Haste
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It's time to check out the returning items. | © Riot Games

Items Returning to League of Legends in LoL Preseason 2023

Now, of course, we also have to check out items that Riot had previously taken out of the game. Remember ZZ'Rot Portal, Spear of Shojin and Banner of Command? Yeah, those were some OP items, but has Riot decided to bring any of those back for the 2023 LoL Season?

Rod of Ages (Mythic Item)

  • Cost: 3200
  • 60 Ability Power
  • 300 Health
  • 400 Mana
  • This item gains 20 health, 20 mana, and 4 ability power every minute, up to 10 times, for a maximum of 200 health, 200 mana, and 40 ability power. Upon reaching max stacks, gain a level and all effects of Eternity are increased by 50%. (Note: the level cap will remain at 18).
  • Unique Passive - Eternity: Restore mana equal to 8% of premitigation damage taken from champions, and health equal to 20% of mana spent, up to 15 health per cast. Toggled abilities can only heal for up to 15 per second. For every 250 health or mana restored this way, gain 25% decaying move speed for 2 seconds.
  • Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste

Infinite Convergence

(The Ornn upgraded version of Rod of Ages)

  • 80 Ability Power
  • 450 Health
  • 550 Mana

Catalyst of Aeons

  • 225 Health
  • 300 Mana
  • Eternity: Restore mana equal to 8% of damage taken from champions, and health equal to 20% of mana spent, up to 15 health per cast. Toggled abilities can only heal for up to 15 health per second.

Spear of Shojin

  • Cost: 3400
  • 65 Attack Damage
  • 300 Health
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • Dragonforce: Your non-ultimate spells gain (8 + 8% of bonus AD for Melee champions / 6 + 6% of bonus AD for Ranged Champions) Ability Haste, reduced to (4 + 4% of bonus AD for Melee champions / 3 + 3% of bonus AD for Ranged Champions) Ability Haste for immobilizing spells
  • Exigency: Gain up to (15% for Melee champions / 10% for Ranged champions) increased movement speed, based on your missing health (maxed out when below 33% health)

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Items Getting Updated in LoL Preseason 2023

Now we have to check out some existing items that Riot is reworking and updating to fit the state of LoL better. You're going to notice quite a lot of top lane items here, because Riot has promised to make some adjustments and changes for the role since it's one of the worst in the game right now.

Iceborn Gauntlet (Mythic Item)

  • Cost: 3000
  • 400 Health
  • 50 Armor
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • Spellblade: After using an ability, your next attack is enhanced with an additional 100% base AoE physical damage and creates a frost field for 2.5 seconds. Enemies that move across the field are slowed by 15% + 0.004% of your bonus health. Your primary target is slowed for double the amount and has their damage against you reduced by 10% for 2.5 seconds (1.5 second cooldown).
  • Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 50 health, 5% Tenacity, and 5% Slow Resist

Frozen Fist

(The Ornn upgraded version of Iceborn Gauntlet)

  • 550 Health
  • 70 Armor
  • 25 Ability Haste

Abyssal Mask

  • Cost: 3000
  • 500 Health
  • 300 Mana
  • 40 Magic Resist
  • 10 Ability Haste
  • Eternity: Restore mana equal to 8% of premitigation damage taken from champions, and health equal to 20% of mana spent, up to 15 health per cast. Toggled abilities can only heal for up to 15 per second.
  • Unmake: Curse nearby enemy champions, reducing the Magic Resist by 5 + 1.2% bonus health (maximum of 25). For each Cursed enemy, gain 9 Magic Resist.
  • A champion can only be Cursed by one enemy at a time (prioritizing the most potent Curse)
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Ornn our favorite tank assassin. | © Riot Games

Randuin’s Omen

  • Cost: 3000
  • 400 Health
  • 60 Armor
  • 0 Ability Haste
  • Active – Humility: Briefly slow nearby enemies by 55% for 2 seconds (60 second cooldown)
  • Passive – Critical Resistance: Critical strikes deal 20% less damage to you
  • Passive – Rock Solid: Reduce incoming damage from attacks by up to 5 (+ 0.35% of maximum health)%, capped at 40% of the attack’s damage
    Critical Resilience: Critical Strikes deal 20% less damage to you

Ravenous Hydra

  • 65 Attack Damage
  • Cleave: Attacks and abilities deal (60% for Melee champions / 30% for Ranged Champions) physical damage to other enemies within 350 units of the target hit
  • Carnivorous: Gain 0.6 AD and 0.1% Omnivamp whenever you kill an enemy, stacking up to 25 AD and 4% omnivamp. Lose 50% of these stacks on death.
  • Can only hit each target once per attack or ability every 10 seconds
  • Cleave does not trigger on structures

Tiamat

  • Cleave: 60-12% total AD (based on distance) 50% of total AD for melee champions and 25% of total AD for ranged champions to all enemies around them

Sunfire Aegis (No longer Mythic Item)

  • 400 Health
  • 50 Armor
  • Immolate: Immolate damage is no longer increased by 150% against monsters

Aegis of the Legion

  • Cost: 1200

Turbo Chemtank (No longer Mythic Item)

  • Cost: 2800
  • 500 Health
  • 50 Magic Resist
  • 10 Ability Haste
  • [Removed] Passive - Refuel: Refuel Passive has been removed

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Navori Quickblades

According to RiotPhlox we're also getting some adjustments to Navori Quickblades as well on the PBE server. The item is going to be exclusive with Infinity Edge and all of its attacks will get refunds, not just the crit hits.

  • 60 Attack Damage
  • 20% Critical Strike Chance
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • Transcendence: If you have at least 60% critical strike chance, your attacks reduce your non-ultimate ability cooldown by 15% of their remaining cooldown
  • Impermanence: Your abilities deal up to 20% increased damage based on your critical strike chance

Archangel's Staff, Seraph's Embrace and Gargoyle Stoneplate were also supposed to get some changes, but all of those have been reverted on the PBE ahead of the preseason 2023 going live.

These are all the upcoming item changes Riot is implementing in the League of Legends preseason. Though, we do think that mages are missing some opportunities to gain ability haste.