An infamous tank item is getting nerfed again ahead of League’s 2023 preseason

You can rest easy now.

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The 2023 League of Legends preseason will be exciting, to say the least. Not only do we have new items like Jak’Sho, a new tank item that will have an HP-draining aura, but we are also seeing items like Rod of Ages making a return. To avoid large-scale bugs and the incredibly broken items going live, Riot Games is preemptively balancing items, including Heartsteel.

The infamous Hearsteel is getting nerfs once again. Now, the damage health ratio is getting reduced from seven percent max HP to six percent HP, according to PBE data provided by Surrender@20 mod Spideraxe.

Randuin’s Omen, which is already a strong and cost-efficient item on the live servers, is also now getting more expensive, with the cost being raised from 2900 to 3000. On top of that, armor will be reduced from 70 to 60.

Radiant Virtue, a new Mythic tank item that will increase your health pool, and give you and your allies bonus Ability Haste, is getting some love by having its cost reduced from 3200 to 3000.

Rod of Ages has already proved to be an incredibly strong item on PBE. So, together with main component Catalyst of Aeons, it has been targeted with nerfs. While health/mana was restored to trigger MS reduced from 300 to 250 on Rod of Ages, Catalyst of Aeons’ damage to mana was reduced from 10 percent to eight percent.

Jak’Sho, the Protean will definitely find its place in the upcoming meta thanks to the minion drain being increased from 25 percent to 33 percent.

Lastly, Turbo Chemtank will now give an additional 500 HP instead of the original 400 HP. 

The 2023 preseason is set to hit the live servers on Nov. 16.


Izabela Tomakic
Staff Writer & World of Warcraft lead. Izabela has a long history with writing and games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Fortnite, and The Sims. Before finding her home at Dot Esports in 2021, Izabela was an English teacher and a freelancer at Hotspawn, GGRecon, and Gameranx. In her free time, you’ll find her writing novels, wandering Azeroth, or inting on Summoner’s Rift.