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League of Legends: new item Hullbreaker will replace Sanguine Blade

Published: 11:27, 14 June 2021
Riot Games
League of Legends champion Fiora - Pulsefire Fiora skin
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One of the League of Legends game designers has revealed that a new item called Hullbreaker will replace Sanguine Blade. This is great news for all carry top lane champions.

League of Legends 2021 preseason has brought one of the biggest changes the game has seen so far - a complete item overhaul. This had a huge impact on the game's meta state and it took a couple of months for the dust the settle.

While the overhaul was successful to a certain degree, it's quite expected that certain items become a failure, not because they are too weak or too strong, but simply because the gameplay designers can't find the right balance. While two or three champions can exceed with a certain item, the majority of the same champion class won't even consider building it.

The item Sanguine Blade pretty much represents the bad side of the item rework and that's why Riot decided to get rid of it on patch 11.13. According to one of the game's designers , its place in the item shop will take a new item called Hullbreaker. The new item should have the following stats:

  • 50 Attack Damage
  • 400 Health
  • +150 per cent Health Regen
  • Passive - Boarding Party: While no allied champions are nearby you gain 20-40 Armor and Magic Resist and 20 per cent increased damage to turrets. Nearby large minions gain 60-135 Armour and Magic Resist and 200 per cent increased damage to towers.

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As you can see from the stats, the item is pretty much designed to split push and take down turrets. The current meta does allow a split push strategy at the moment, and this item will certainly increase the pick rate of certain champions like Jax, Trundle, Nasus and Fiora. 

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