LoL Patch 14.8 Preview: All Roles Undergo Changes for MSI 2024

The MSI 2024 patch is huge!

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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LoL Patch 14.8 preview

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LoL Patch 14.8 is officially the MSI 2024 patch and it is a big one.
Over 20 champions are getting buffs, nerfs, or power adjustments in this patch. Here's all you need to know about it.

Riot Games confirmed that League of Legends (LoL) Patch 14.8 is locked in as the official Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) patch. For this first international tournament of the year, 12 of the world's best League of Legends teams from major and minor regions will play on LoL Patch 14.8, with the intention of lifting the MSI 2024 trophy and locking in the slot for Worlds 2024 as well.

With so much at stake on this patch, let us take a closer look at all that is changing in LoL Patch 14.8, including champion buffs, nerfs, and adjustments.


When does LoL Patch 14.8 Release?

LoL Patch 14.8 is expected to go live on 17th April, 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.


LoL Patch 14.8: Roles At a Glance

Given that this is the patch that the Mid-Seasonal Invitational (MSI 2024) will be played on, there will be more changes directed at competitive play. This patch focuses on system updates to Voidgrubs, Baron Nashor, and many champions including Mordekaiser, who's ultimate is getting a huge counterplay change.

According to Riot Phroxzon, the top lane meta is varied and diverse with a good, healthy mix of champions from different classes. As a result, they are not looking to change things up.

Meanwhile, in the jungle role, Riot Games is looking to add a few more carries into the mix. It also acknowledged that AP junglers are lacking presence and thus Riot is adding Sylas as an exciting jungle flex pick.

Talking about Azir's nerfs, Phroxzon noted that this was aimed at diversifying the mid-lane meta which is reliant on AP mages at the moment.

For the bot lane, the dev said, "We’re seeing a good range of early, supportive and late oriented marksmen available, and just trying to open up a few more situational picks with Jhin, Kai’sa and Draven.


Having said all that, here are all the champion buffs in LoL Patch 14.8:

  • Akali

  • Draven

  • Galio

  • Graves

  • Gwen

  • Hwei

  • Jarvan IV

  • Jhin

  • Kai’Sa

  • LeBlanc

  • Olaf

  • Ryze

  • Sylas

  • Thresh

  • Viego

  • Yone

Meanwhile, the nerfs are directed at the following champions in LoL Patch 14.8:

  • Azir

  • Briar

  • Zac

  • Zeri

Mordekaiser and Skarner are the only two champions who are getting their kits adjusted in LoL Patch 14.8. Hands down, the Mordekaiser change is probably one of the biggest buffs he's had in years as his ultimate, Realm of Death, will not be “QSS’able” from LoL patch 14.8 onwards. Explaining this, Riot Phroxzon said, "He has too much counterplay especially in the higher ranks, and experientially, if you’re picking Morde, you want this portion of his kit to be effective."


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.