League of Legends is in for a brand-new mechanic subsequent 12 months. The MOBA game’s developer has posted a new Riot Pls clip, in which the studio talks about its gameplay plans for League’s pre-season – and these plans embody a “complete overhaul” to its item system. Not solely does that imply a bunch of updates to the present content material, however the introduction of an all-new type of item: Mythics.

“If you haven’t heard, we’re working on a complete overhaul to items in League of Legends,” gameplay producer Jessica ‘Safelocked’ Nam explains in the replace clip. “We’ve improved items in chunks over the years, but we’ve never really had the opportunity to take the time and do a full pass on the whole system at once. So, going into the second decade of League, we want to make sure we’re improving the foundations the game is built on, and just modernising them over time so they continue to feel high-quality.”

Alongside the implementation of a utterly new store interface with better ease of use and “smarter” suggestions, the dev explains, the most important change is the introduction of Mythic objects, which would be the “cornerstone of your builds”.

The objects will characteristic “big effects that define your playstyle from game-to-game”, Nam says, whereas every Mythic may deliver some distinctive bonus stats to different objects you’ve accomplished already. That means they will proceed to steer and assist “shape” your construct, even after you’ve first picked one out and bought it.

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There is one catch, although – you’ll solely be allowed to wield one Mythic item at any given time, so that you’ll want to select every fairly fastidiously if you wish to get probably the most of its edge. The dev goes on to speak in regards to the variety of Mythics which can be greatest suited to the totally different Champion roles and kinds. For instance, Crimson Shieldbow will be useful for marksman Champs, giving a maintain and defence increase. Or, there’s Behemoth Slayer, which packs a uncooked DPS punch.

You can take a look at an early glimpse at these new Mythic objects, and compensate for Riot’s plans for the multiplayer sport’s objects extra extensively, in the clip above. “You can expect to see all of these updates on the PBE soon for an extended testing period,” Nam says. Speaking of which, take a look at the LoL patch 10.19 notes to get an concept of what’s in retailer for the sport very quickly.