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League of Legends patch 14.4 preview: Ahri, Volibear buffs, another Aurelion Sol nerf

League of Legends developers shared a preview of changes for patch 14.4. Eight champions will be buffed directly, while eight others will receive nerfs. The list was posted on X by the game designer Matt "Phroxzon" Leung-Harrison, together with explanations for some of the changes.

Supports

We're pretty happy directionally with where supports have landed after everything's settled. Support item is having 1st+2nd stack charges start earlier and charge rate is reduced slightly to:

- Buffs melee wave dynamics for 1st and 2nd wave

- Discourage non-support item start for supports

- Slightly nerf first support item completion time (we like that they're a bit stronger than S13, but the 1 item spike is a bit strong)

Tethers

Several champions this patch are getting their tethers updated to instantly snap when exceeding max range (Aatrox, Fiddle, Illaoi, Karma, Kled, LB, Noc, Morgana, Renata, Zac)

Squishy Damage

14.3 proc damage helped a little bit with the durability of squishy champions, but we want to go further. We're targeting back to ~durability update levels and have a bit more to go on Burst/Control mages & traditional ADC's. We're not super far off though (probably about 100hp per champion)

Matt "Phroxzon" Leung-Harrison

League of Legends patch 14.4 will be released on February 22. As usual, the developers will publish the full list of changes ahead of the release. Earlier they had to urgently nerf Aurelion Sol after the rework, adjusting his Q and W.

Aurelion Sol gets nerfed day after his rework in League of Legends patch 14.3
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