LoL Patch 13.1 is here, which also marks the start into a new League of Legends season. These are all the buffs and nerfs we find in the first LoL patch notes after filling ourselves with turkey and stuffing.
LoL Patch 13.1 is the first patch of the 2023 year, and it's already got some promising updates coming. When the actual ranked season starts has been revealed as well. Let's go over all the changes in this patch!
LoL Patch 13.1: Jax Mid-Scope Update
Jax is getting a mid-scope update in the newest League of Legends Patch. This isn't a huge mid-scope like that of Olaf where the balance team even renamed one of his abilities. Instead, this is an update to make the champion feel a little better to play without changing all too much.
Jax Mid-Scope Update Abilities
Let's go over the changes in Jax' kit and what the balance team has updated to improve his gameplay.
|Leap Strike (Q)|
|Counter Strike (E)|
|Grandmaster's Might (R)|
His ultimate has been improved with new animations and is much cleaner. This should improve his gameplay by a lot.
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A new fun passive was also added to his kit. Jax will now also have an in-game mini-game with which you can go fishing in the river to earn one extra gold. Oh, and fish champions will give Jax one extra gold as well upon kill. Watch out Nami and Fizz.
League of Legends Patch 13.1 Addresses ARAM Issues
The League of Legends community has been pretty outspoken regarding the changes to ARAM. The map received a small overhaul with an added brush, as well as a new falling tower mechanic which impacts the already small map. Now, Riot is making some balance changes to try and appease the ARAM community.
Marksmen are getting slight buffs, with lifesteal effectiveness on minions getting buffed from 50% to 60%. Marksmen have been the weakest class in ARAM since the changes and this should help them out, especially in the late game.
Death timers have also been a topic of discussion for ARAM players who feel that there is no comeback potential due to the long death timers. With the 12.23 ARAM changes, the death timers were increased by 3 seconds for the late game. Therefore, Riot is shaving off one second off the respawn time from levels 11 to 18.
Champion Adjustments in ARAM
A few specific champions are also be getting adjusted in the new League of Legends patch. For a full list of champion changes check out the Tweet below. A total of 29 champion buffs and nerfs hit ARAM in the patch.
We're back in the office and back to work. Submitting the following changes to ARAM balance for patch 13.1. We kept it to safer buffs/nerfs in order to give the team time to properly test updates to the systems. pic.twitter.com/laRdpNuvh7— Riot Maxw3ll (@ExasperatedDan) January 4, 2023
All Item and System Buffs and Nerfs in LoL Patch 13.1
With LoL Patch 13.1 coming after a long break, Riot is making a few key adjustments heading into the start of LoL Season 13. Let's go over the Items and Systems that get adjusted and updated in the first patch of 2023.
|System||Adjustments in LoL Patch 13.1|
|Catalyst of Aeons|
|Rod of Ages|
Passive - Eternity
|Abyssal Mask||Passive - Eternity|
|Catalyst of Aeons||Passive - Eternity|
Jak'Sho and Seraphe's Embrace Adjustments in LoL Patch 13.1
Riot is also making some major adjustment to Jak'Sho as well. The item, meant for tanks, has been one of the most popular items in the entire game with it having a 70%-build rate. Most champions using this item aren't even tanks, so it makes sense that Riot is making some major changes.
They will try to make it neutral on tanks, while weakening it on non tank champions like Irelia, Lillia and Diana who have some insane win rates when building this item.
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Seraph's Embrace was on the adjustment board for the League of Legends 2023 Preseason as well, but Riot took those changes off the table since they weren't happy with them. In LoL Patch 13.1 we'll see the actual adjustments go live.
|Jak'Sho, the Protean|
All Champion Adjustments in LoL Patch 13.1
Riot is adding some buffs to underperforming champions to start off the year. For you off-meta gamers there are some fun changes ahead as well so let's check out the few champions getting buffed in 13.1:
Buffs in LoL Patch 13.1
|AD Shaco||Q - Deceive|
E - Two-Shiv Poison
W - Lightning Field
Q - To the Skies!
Q - Ice Shard
W - Ring of Frost
Q - Decimating Smash
|Twisted Fate||Q - Wild Cards|
W - Pick A Card
The nerf list is a bit longer than the buff list, with certain outliers continuing to dominate the meta. Dr. Mundo, Aatrox and Yuumi continue to be some of the most annoying champions in the game, but K'Sante has also shown how much of a threat he can be in pro play.
Nerfs in LoL Patch 13.1
|Aatrox||P - Deathbringer Stance|
E - Umbral Dash
R - World Ender
|Dr. Mundo||Base Stats|
E - Blunt Force Trauma
|Fiora||P - Duelist's Stance|
Q - Lunge
P - Dauntless Instinct
W - Path Maker
W - Defensive Ball Curl
|Yuumi||Q - Prowling Projectile|
Q - Burst Fire
Mordekaiser was going to get nerfed as well, but those changes were pulled from the patch so expect some Mordekaiser updates in future patch updates.
Upcoming Skins in LoL Patch 13.1
A new set of skins makes its way onto live servers with LoL Patch 13.1. We're getting new Mythmaker skins to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year skins are nothing new in League of Legends, but Riot always finds unique new concepts for them.
Champions Getting Mythmaker Skins
- Mythmaker Zyra
- Mythmaker Galio
- Mythmaker Irelia
- Mythmaker Sivir
- Mythmaker Garen
- Mythmaker Sivir Prestige Edition
Irelia is getting a legendary skin, while Sivir is getting her first prestige skin as well. An old skin also makes a comeback in the mythic shop with Porcelain Lissandra getting her own prestige in 13.1.
These are all the changes in League of Legends Patch 13.1. The year is starting off strong, now with all the jungle changes that have been implemented it's about time we can finally start playing ranked again to earn ourselves a Victorious skin for Season 13... damn I'm old.
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