LoL Patch 14.4 Preview: Aurelion Sol Gets Nerfed Again
League of Legends Season 2024 has been up and running for quite a few weeks now. We are already gearing up for the fourth patch of the season: LoL Patch 14.4.
As usual, unveiling the patch preview was Lead Designer: League Balance Team & Preseason Matt Leung-Harrison aka Riot Phroxzon. In his usual lengthy tweet, he talked about the game state of supports, All Random All Mid (ARAM) mode, adjustments to red side of the map, and ranked also.
Here's everything you need to know about LoL Patch 14.4.
All Buffs, Nerfs & Adjustments in LoL Patch 14.3
Aurelion Sol is yet again getting nerfed and this has been the trend sincelast week, in fact. On 7th February, Riot Games rolled out a micropatch to hotfix nerf Aurelion Sol as he was way too "OP." A couple od days later, on 9th February, Phroxzon said, "Asol - our bad on this one. Clearly we overshot on balance and we own that (underestimated how much the W buff did specifically). Post nerf, we still believe Asol is stronger than pre-buff though."
As a result, the champion is on the nerf list.
Nerfs in LoL Patch 14.4
Urgot (Hullbreaker Interaction)
The system nerf is directed at Lethal Tempo (melee).
LoL Patch 14.4 Buffs
Black Cleaver, Fountain Regeneration, Mana Mage Items, Ravenous Hydra, Stridebreaker, and Terminus are the system buffs.
Meanwhile, those champions who are getting adjusted are K'Sante, Rek'Sai and new champion Smolder. The item/system adjustments are for Hubris visual effects (VFX), red-side camera offset, Runaan's Hurricane (melee), support items and tethers.
For tethers, several champions in this LoL Patch 14.4 are getting their tethers updated to instantly snap when exceeding max range. This includes Aatrox, Fiddle, Illaoi, Karma, Kled, LeBlance, Nocturne, Morgana, Renata, and Zac.
Meanwhile, the developer also wrote, "We're experimenting with some adjustments to the red-side camera offset that puts the champion a little further up when pressing spacebar so you can see more of the screen below. Will be interested to see how this feels!"
When does LoL Patch 14.4 Release?
LoL Patch 14.3 is expected to go live on 22nd February, according to Riot Game’s official patch schedule.
Oceania: 10 am AEST
North America: 3 am PT
Europe West: 5 am GMT
Europe Nordic and East: 3 am CET
South Korea: 8 am KR
The game will also be down for a while for maintenance before the patching begins.