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Shining bright in the cosmos, it’s patch 13.17!

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Patch 13.17 notes

Shining bright in the cosmos, it’s patch 13.17!

Shining bright like a Cosmic Matriarch Bel’Veth, it’s patch 13.17!

In this week’s patch we have a few goals: First, we’re taking a pass at fighters who have found themselves unsupported by current fighter item options. This includes changes to the kits of Aatrox, Hecarim, Vi, and Xin Zhao, who are frequently buying full-squishy builds but should feel more comfortable building a mix of damage and durability.

Second, we’re amping up some fighter items. We’re giving some items more durability and letting fighters rely on Goredrinker, Stridebreaker, or the significantly changed Spear of Shojin as items that give them enough tankiness to perform in a deadly team fight. Shojin’s buffs specifically are aimed at making it an attractive second item for anyone who’s started to snowball. In case you missed it, we take a deeper dive into this topic in our Quick Gameplay Thoughts 13.16, so check that out if you're interested!

Third, we’re taking a look at overall champion durability and addressing some outliers who have lost a lot of tankiness recently. While Yasuo and Yone have had their durability addressed with the loss of Shieldbow earlier in the year, we’re also bringing Samira up to a new normal. Quinn and Akshan have shifted to squishier builds recently, so they’re receiving changes too. And speaking of Shieldbow, we’re tweaking crit-lifesteal items to make Shieldbow a more attractive option compared to Bloodthirster. Additionally, we’re nerfing Evenshroud to be in line with Locket of the Iron Solari. In total, these changes should help bring up the average durability of champions, which has waned lately.

Also, making its long-awaited return this patch is the Blue Essence Emporium! The Emporium will go live for a two week run on September 6 at 20:00 UTC. Make sure to check it out and spend that Blue Essence before it goes away on September 20th, 2023 at 20:00 UTC. If you’re running low on Essence and have a bunch of champion shards sitting around, check out the new mass disenchant feature we introduced last patch.

TFT patch notes here!