Wild Rift Anniversary Patch Brings a Power Spike

A huge patch just dropped in time for the anniversary of the League of Legends: Wild Rift Anniversary.

The newest League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 3.4 delivered new champions, new features, new game modes, and new gameplay changes. This is Wild Rift’s anniversary patch so it’s very packed. The patch also wanted to highlight new support items to create more strategies and compositions. 

Content will be released throughout the patch. 

New Champions

Gwen, the Hallowed Seamstress (Release Date: September 15)
Credits to Riot Games

“A former doll transformed and brought to life by magic, Gwen wields the very tools that once created her. She carries the weight of her maker’s love with every step, taking nothing for granted. At her command is the Hallowed Mist, an ancient and protective magic that has blessed Gwen’s scissors, needles, and sewing thread. So much is new to her, but Gwen remains joyfully determined to fight for the good that survives in a broken world.”

Gwen is a fighter champion for the top lane or middle lane.

ABILITIES:

(Passive) Thousand Cuts

Attacks deal bonus magic damage equal to 1% of the target’s max health. Heals for 70% of the damage, this ability deals to champions, up to 12.

Snip Snip

Passive: Gains 1 stack per attack hit

Active: Snips her scissors twice, snipping an extra time for each stack consumed. Each snip deals 10 magic damage with the final snip dealing 50 magic damage instead.

Hallowed Mist

Summons the Hallowed Mist, making Gwen untargetable to enemies outside the zone while inside. Gwen gains 11 Armor and Magic Resist inside the Mist. The Mist will move to Gwen the first time she attempts to leave.

Needle Work

First Cast: Hurl a needle that deals 30 magic damage, slows by 30% for 1.5 seconds, and applies Thousand Cuts to all enemies hit. Needlework can be re-cast 2 additional times.

Second Cast: Fires 3 needles, dealing a total of 90 magic damage.

Yone, the Unforgotten (Release Date: September 22)
Credits to Riot Games

“In life, he was Yone—half-brother of Yasuo, and renowned student of his village’s sword school. But upon his death at the hands of his brother, he found himself hunted by a malevolent entity of the spirit realm, and was forced to slay it with its own sword. Now, cursed to wear its demonic mask upon his face, Yone tirelessly hunts all such creatures in order to understand what he has become.”

ABILITIES:

(Passive) Way of the Hunter

Yone deals magic damage with every second Attack. In addition, his critical strike chance is increased.

Mortal Steel

Thrusts forward, damaging all enemies in a line. On hit, grants a stack of Gathering Storm for a few seconds. At 2 stacks, Mortal Steel dashes Yone forward with a gust of wind knocking enemies Airborne. Mortal Steel is treated as a basic attack and scales with all the same things.

Spirit Cleave

Cleaves forward, damaging all enemies in a cone. Grants a shield to Yone, the value is increased by the number of champions hit by the swipe. Spirit Cleave’s cooldown and cast time scale with attack speed.

Soul Unbound

Yone’s spirit leaves his body behind, gaining Move Speed. When this skill ends, Yone’s spirit is forced back to his body and he repeats a portion of the damage he dealt as a spirit.

Fate Sealed

Yone blinks behind the last champion in a line with a slash so powerful it pulls all enemies hit towards him.

New Features

Champion Score: Riot Games has expanded the champion score to mastery of role from just mastery of champions.

  1. There are 5 different tiers
  2. The score is displayed in the profile page

GVG & Guilds Update

  1. There is now a whole new guild season that replaced the previous GvG.
  2. There is a simplified trophy track and missions

Quality of Life Updates

Ping System

  • New optional system with a new style of aiming and targeting pings

Kill Banner Updates

  • New assisting champion icons to kill banners

Loadout System Updates

  • More slots to item custom loadouts

Wild Pass Updates & Upgrades

Credits to Riot Games
  • The “Bonus Rewards” section is now the “Wild Pass Emporium.”
  • Wild Pass Skin Augments are now here and will be granted if the player can claim enough rewards in the Emporium.
  • Elite Pass purchasers will receive Seasonal Missions
  • Purchasing the Elite Pass will also now grant a new Role Choice Skin Chest at level 1.

Game Modes

Duel
Credits to Riot Games
  1. There is a special game mode called “Duel” where 2 players can go into the Howling Abyss map and fight in a 1v1 duel.
  2. In order to claim the victory a player must either:
    1. Kill enemy champion 2 times before the shrinking circle appears.
    2. Kill the enemy champion 1 time after the shrinking circle appears.
    3. Destroy the first enemy turret.
  3. There will be shrinking circle:
    1. Spawns 8 minutes into the game
    2. The initial radius of the shrinking circle will cover the whole map. It will wait 30 seconds, then will begin shrinking.
    3. The circle will complete shrinking at 9 minutes and 30 seconds and the final radius is 5 meters.
    4. There will be continuous damage if you’re outside of the circle.
    5. Once the shrinking circle appears, the next death by a champion will end the game for the killer’s victory.
  4. All champions are unlocked on the Howling Abyss
  5. Omnivamp is reduced by 50% against minions
  6. Recalling to the fountain will allow you to purchase items
  7. Each player will start with 500g
  8. Gold and experience generation are increased
Updates to ARAM
  1. After free rerolls are all used up, the player is offered the option to purchase extra rerolls with Poro Energy.
  2. A player cannot use more than 2 rerolls (including free and extra) per game
    1. That means: If the player entered the lobby with 2 free rerolls, he cannot purchase more for that game.
  3. Extra purchases of rerolls are limited to 3 per day.
  4. The first reroll you will purchase will cost 50 Poro Energy, the second 100 Poro Energy, and the third 200 Poro Energy.
  5. You cannot store-up extra rerolls.
  6. Extra rerolls are just the same as free rerolls: rerolled champions are still pickable by allies.

The complete patch notes can be viewed HERE.

Em Dangla

Em "Kaisaya" Dangla is an esports shoutcaster on different mobile MOBA game titles. She also has experience in various aspects of the industry, from professionally competing in tournaments, managing esports players and teams, and organizing online tournaments. The former game developer also advocates for women in esports and safe spaces.