Patch 3.8 Item Changes Review
Patch 3.8 hit last week and there are a lot of item changes. Most of these changes aren't too big, but many of them have implications that ripple throughout the game, as many base and starting items were changed this patch. Today's edition of #VVinning will review each of these item changes, and what they mean for champion item selection and builds.
Boots of Speed
- Cost reduced to 325 from 350
- Items that build out of Boots of Speed have had their recipe costs increased by 25
First up, we have Boots of Speed. Basically, what Riot was trying to do here was make Boots of Speed a more viable starting item. In the previous season, most champions used the Boots-3 item start, but this has fallen out of favor this season for either more aggressive or safer starts, such as Cloth-5, Rejuvenation Bead or Faerie Charm + Wards/Pots, or even a potionless Doran Blade in the bottom lane. The cost reduction of boots gives new possibilities for starting items such as:
- Boots + 4 potions
- Boots + ward + 2 potions
- Boots + 2 wards + potion (the new Boots 4 start!)
The rest of the comments on recent item changes after the jump.