Currently, League of Legends (LoL) version 12.22 has been updated at all servers around the world. This version marks the beginning of the pre-season to prepare for the 13th season. In which, Riot Games changed the most parameters in the jungle position.
Jungle equipment change
In the 2022 League of Legends season, the Jungle equipment is 2 Daggers corresponding to 2 different types of Smite summoner spells. By the 2023 Pre-Season, they were replaced by 3 types of Jungle Spirits including: Fire Dog, Wood Dragon and Wind Ho.
In order, Fire Dog, Moc Long, and Phong Ho will be suitable for offensive, defensive and multi-use generals. All 3 Spirits are gradually upgraded based on the number of monsters destroyed. When they reach 40 stacks, they give Junglers cool effects.
The clearing speed is faster than before
With the help of the Spirit, the clearing speed is increased compared to season 12. Since the Spirit units deal massive damage over a large area, Junglers will complete the jungle faster than before, ready to go. ready for a competitive situation. Recently, “Demon King” Faker discovered that General Dr. Mundo only took 3 minutes to complete 6 jungle camps, 30 seconds before the time when the Strange Crab appeared (3:30).
Can’t farm on 2 jungle camps at the same time
In the past, League of Legends players often found a location to farm 2 or 3 jungle camps at the same time. For a specific example, general Fiddlesticks takes advantage of this element to attack Blue buff and Toad Toad to increase the speed of power growth. However, preseason jungle monsters lose patience almost immediately after leaving range. Therefore, players cannot farm 2 jungle camps in the upcoming season.
Difficulty in leading the jungle monster
In League of Legends, Junglers often use the trick to lead jungle monsters. They will drive them to move in the desired direction to save health and time to go to the next jungle camp. However, Riot Games has improved the attack (animation) of jungle monsters, making it almost impossible for players to lead jungle monsters like before.
Smite on monsters that no longer heal, killing monsters provides healing
During the 2022 season, the Summoner Spell Smite provides a certain amount of healing if the player uses it on a monster. As a result, Junglers with Smite will gain more confidence when engaging in fights near monster targets. However, this summoner spell will be changed in the 2023 Pre-Season.
Now, players need to kill large monsters in the jungle to get the healing stat. Therefore, the Jungle position will be greatly affected in the early game teamfights.
Riot Games will guide the optimal jungle round
In the 2023 Pre-Season, publisher Riot Games will help players find the most optimal jungle ring. They numbered the numbers at the jungle camps so that beginners could easily access the match. This is a pretty useful feature for gamers who are new to League of Legends or have never approached the game in the role of Jungle.
In the 2023 Pre-Season period, Riot Games wants to differentiate the gameplay of many groups of Junglers. In addition, they also assist new players in accessing the forest easier. Early this morning, League of Legends version 12.22 was updated on the home server, gamers can experience the Pre-Season phase right now.