It’s time to take a look at some of the new Mythic items.
The big preseason patch has hit the League of Legends live servers, which means that players will have to get used to all the new items and build paths that come with it.
As the new Mythic items have entered the game, there are a lot of new and big items that players will have to get used to. With three items for each class and 23 in total, it can be a jungle to navigate, which is why it’s time to take a look at a few of them. Starting with the Mythic items for the marksman role, where three items are in the spotlight.
Starting out with Galeforce, which is the new mobility Mythic item that allows marksmen to have a little extra mobility in fights to stay safe
Galeforce provides the marksman with attack damage, attack speed, and critical strike chance while giving a 3% bonus movement speed to all other legendary items. The stats are great for most marksmen, while the movement speed bonus will mainly be useful in games where there are a lot of treats on the enemy team to avoid.
The item is very situational, especially when looking at its active ability. The active Cloudburst makes the champion dash to a target location at up to a 450 range. The dash fires three homing missiles at the enemy with the most missing health, but can’t dash through the terrain.
Galeforce probably won’t be the most optimal choice in every game, as it depends a lot on the given matchups. The stats of Galeforce isn’t the best, which means that the active will have to be very useful in the given situation for the item to be worth it.
Playing champions such as Jinx, Jhin, or other immobile marksmen against a lot of heavy engage makes Galeforce the right choice.
Kraken Slayer makes sure that marksmen can chunk through tanky oppositions without feeling like they are hitting a rock.
Kraken Slayer is the one with the most solid stats out of the three, providing lots of attack damage, attack speed, and critical strike chance. The Mythic passive also empowers other legendary items with 10% attack speed each, enabling the marksman to be a scary hyper carry.
While the item passive is made to deal with tanks, dealing additional true damage for every third attack can come in handy against all champions. The raw stats and the passive makes Kraken Slayer seem like the most versatile marksman Mythic item, and it could end up as the go-to Mythic in the future.
On teams that play around the marksman, this item will be perfect to dish out a lot of damage. Champions such as Ashe, Aphelios, and Caitlyn could end up being scary to deal with when buying Kraken Slayer.
Immortal Shieldbow provides a sustainable option for marksmen that are in the danger zone of getting one-shot by opposing assassins or burst-heavy champions.
Immortal Shieldbow isn’t the best option for raw damage stats, but it does provide a lot of life steal opposite to the other two Mythic items. It also gives the player an extra lifeline when below 30% maximum health. The player will gain a significant shield for three seconds and 15% life steal for eight seconds. This passive will make it hard for the opponent to one-shot the usually squishy marksmen.
Just like Galeforce, Immortal Shieldbow seems to be a situational item. It can be good against burst-heavy champions such as LeBlanc, Zed, and Syndra. It will also be good on specific champions that tend to rely on life steal like Draven and Samira.
All new items are currently available for testing on the live servers while Riot is looking to balance all changes before the official start of season 11 kicks off in January 2021.