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LoL Patch 14.14: Riot Wants To Make Top Lane Fun Again With Teleport Changes

Patch Notes 09-07-2024 15:15

LoL Patch 14.14 is going to be huge, with a brand-new champion and a new game mode, but there are a few other balance changes that could impact the game quite heavily in their own way. 

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LoL Patch 14.14: Riot is making some top lane changes. | © Riot Games

The top lane is an island. That is one of the most well-known sayings in League of Legends. Throughout the years, top lane mains have always complained that their role doesn't feel interactive and or even that important in the game of League of Legends. 

Well, in LoL Patch 14.14, Riot is looking to make some changes to the summoner Teleport to try and create a better experience for top lane players. Will they be able to succeed, though? 

LoL Patch 14.14: Teleport Changes Incoming

Riot Phroxzon recently revealed that the team has not been happy with the state of Teleport for a while. One of the key issues is how early teleports just feel uninteractive and that's why the balance team feels they need to act. It seems that LoL Patch 14.14 is their time to make these adjustments. 

Over the course of the years, Teleport has seen numerous changes, and now it's time for some more changes. In Patch 12.1, Riot changed the summoner spell completely, meaning that before the 14-minute mark, players can only teleport to towers. This was a huge change and changed the way the game was played. 

We don't think this is going to be reverted, but it'll be interesting to see what Riot does with the summoner spell once more, since it's seen multiple adjustment and changes since its inception. One thing Riot wants to avoid is to create even more of a power imbalance between good and bad top laners, since players can easily "wash lanes" when they use the spell, according to Riot Phroxzon. 

Getting more interaction for top laners though, sounds like a good thing, but it'll be interesting to see just how much Riot is willing to adjust and change as we are heading into the critical last months before the 2024 League of Legends World Championship. 

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