The upcoming League of Legends update is on the horizon, and Riot has already shared insights into the forthcoming balance tweaks and other enhancements that will soon grace Summoner’s Rift.

Of course, there are also going to be some new skins added to the game, so we have to check those out as well.

Balance Changes

You thought you would finally see some Blitzcrank jungle action this League of Legends World Championship? Well, you were wrong. Riot is making huge adjustments for the bot lane champ, as well as some others.

Champion Adjustments in LoL Patch 13.17

As just mentioned, Blitzcrank is going to be getting some major adjustments in the upcoming League of Legends patch. Unfortunately, Riot is going to kill their off-meta builds in this patch, which means they are going to be back as a support and a support only.


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Base Stats
Health: 633 >>> 650
Magic Resist: 28 >>> 32
Attack speed: .65 >>>.625
Attack speed Ratio: .7 >>> .625
W – Overdrive
Mana cost: 85 >>>75
Attack speed: 30% – 82% >>> 30% – 70%
On-hit damage removed
E – Power Fist
Mana Cost: 40 >>> 25
Bonus monster and minion damage removed

This is a pretty heavy nerf for Blitzcrank, since they’re now less viable in the jungle and their attack speed has also been heavily nerfed, meaning they also won’t be as good in the top lane either anymore.


Sylas had some issues as well going into LoL Patch 13.17. He just received some buffs in Patch 13.16, but now Riot is finally going to fix a bug that has been a part of Sylas’ kit throughout the last few years.

E – Abscond/Abduct
Knock-up duration: 0.35 >>> 0.5s

Along with these adjustments, Vi and Xin Zhao will also be receiving some changes in the upcoming League of Legends Patch 13.17.

Riot will continue to nerf overperforming jungle champions in LoL Patch 13.17. This time three top tier junglers are being hit, along with the above mentioned adjustments Riot implemented.

This comes just after Riot Phreak revealed that jungle is the strongest role in the game and that a 15% decrease in power is viable for the role.


E – Mounting Dread
Base Slow: 50% >>> 30%
Health Ratio: 8% missing >>> 5%
Q – Taste Their Fear
Bonus AD Ratio: 115% >>> 105%


W – Blade’s Reach
Bonus AD Ratio: 130% >>> 100%
Naafiri and Xerath will also be getting nerfed in this League of Legends patch, with Xerath getting a tap to his support capabilities.

Champion Buffs In LoL Patch 13.17

Some champions received some nerfs due to the 13.10 item adjustments, hence why Riot is buffing those champions that loved to build Shieldbow as their first item for more safety.

Along with those buffs, Riot is also targeting mages in the mid lane to give them some more power and agency.

Lux (Mid)
Twisted Fate

System Changes In LoL Patch 13.17

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The jungle is getting some key adjustments this patch again.

Jungle Changes

Epic monster damage reduction: 20% >>> 5%
Damage against pets and champs: 20 – 160 (1 – 18) >>> 40 – 100 (6 – 18)
Slow duration: 2 seconds >>> 1.5
Gustwalker MS: 45% >>> 35%
Gustwalker monster takedown MS: 60% >>> 45%
Mosstomper tenacity and slow resist: 20% >>> 10%
Mosstomper shield: 60 – 281 >>> (1 – 18) to 120 – 220 (8 – 18)


Health: 300 >>> 450 (450 to 600 for Ornn version)
AD: 60 >>> 55 (70 to 65 for Ornn version)


Caulfield’s Warhammer replaced by Phage in recipe (total gold cost unchanged at 3200)
Health: 300 >>> 450 (450 >>> 600 for Ornn version)
AD: 55 >>> 50 (70 >>> 65 for Ornn version)

Immortal Shieldbow

Shield: 215 – 500 (11 – 18) >>> 250 – 500 (10 – 18)


Health threshold for AD: 50% >>> 70%

Spear of Shojin

Caulfield’s Warhammer replaced by Winged Moonplate in recipe (total gold cost unchanged at 3300)
Health: 350 >>> 500
AD: 65 >>> 60
Basic Ability Haste: 8/6 >>> 16/12
Ability Haste Bonus AD ratio: 8%/6% >>> 4%/3%


Bonus Damage: 10% >>> 7%

Duskblade of Draktharr

Destroys incoming projectiles when triggered
No longer makes the target immune to damage that’s already on them, like DoTs
Still immune to targeted and free targets spells and not immune to turret shots

Statikk Shiv

AP ratio reduced from 30% to 15%
The Statikk Shiv nerf is pretty insane, which makes us question why this item was even re-introduced to League of Legends to begin with. Since it was brought back, it’s gotten nerfed over and over and over again.

In LoL Patch 13.17 new summoner’s icons will be made available. Every single League of Legends champion. New League of Legends champions will also receive new icons whenever they are released, so this is something we can look forward to in the future as well.

Return Of Essence Emporium In LoL Patch 13.17

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Riot have also already revealed that the Blue Essence Emporium is finally coming back – insert MoistCr1TiKaL gif here. It’s been a year and most League of Legends players haven’t been able to properly spend their Blue Essence in ages, so finally we’re going to be getting an Essence Emporium once more.

You’ll be able to buy unique icons, emotes and spend your BE on chromas. Finally, you’ll be able to get rid of it and you get some awesome cosmetics! Riot have also revealed that they will regularly bring the Essence Emporium back thanks to improved underlying tech.

New Spell Icons For Multiple Champions

In this League of Legends patch, Riot is also going to release new spell icons for multiple older League of Legends champions to try and bring them into the 2020s.

In recent years, Riot has upgraded older splash arts, as well as how some abilities look in-game with small upgrades. Now the ability icons for multiple champions will also be adjusted and improved.

Jarvan IV

New LoL Skins In LoL Patch 13.17

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Five new skins have also been shown on the PBE. Four regular skins, while one skin is the brand-new Dark Cosmic Erasure Jhin skin, which will likely be part of a gacha system – basically loot box/gambling.

Riot has used gacha systems before on their Chinese server, with specific chroma’s and have also implemented it into TFT for their Little Legends, but it seems now it’s going to reach regular League of Legends as well.

Cosmic Paladin Nautilus
Cosmic Matriarch Bel’Veth
Cosmic Paladin Nunu & Willump
Cosmic Paladin Sion
Dark Cosmic Erasure Jhin

These skins will be released with LoL Patch 13.17, so they should be available on August 31, 2023.