Riot Games has released a visual layout for every Legends of Runeterra balance change that will be made in Patch 3.13, highlighting nerfs and buffs that are guaranteed to shake up the Forces From Beyond meta.
Patch 3.13, which is set to be released on Aug. 17, is packed with tweaks and tweaks that have specifically targeted top-tier decks and archetypes that are stuck on the fringe of the meta. Several devs were moved by Riot from LoR to other projects, with players worried about minor balance changes and even a decrease in balance updates.
With major fixes for Illaoi, Bard, Kaisaa Second Skin, and Papercraft Dragon, Patch 3.13 puts those worries to rest.
In addition to the major nerfs, buffs are being implemented as well. Gnar is getting a buff that could spark a revival of several LoR archetypes. Following a bug fix to the Ixtali Sentinels Darkness effect in Patch 3.12 and now a buff to Twisted Catalyzer in Patch 3.13, the Darkness archetype might return to its former glory.
In LoR Patch 3.13, several spells will be nerfed. Changes players should keep an eye on are Tentacle Smash, Supercharge, Second Skin, and Defiant Dance. And buffs to watch for are Mark of the Storm, Starbone, and Duskpetal.
The patch 3.13 notes are scheduled for August 16th. All balance adjustments shown by Riot today are subject to change prior to the release on August 17.