This specific LoL item might be removed after it was reintroduced in Patch 13.10
League of Legends is infamous for making adjustments to items during its yearly preseason, and this year, players are concern in anticipation of one of the game’s most recent additions being removed.
Statikk Shiv, which was re-added to LoL after a two-year hiatus, is expected to be removed next season, according to LoL players.
Statikk Shiv, one of the reintroduced items in LoL, might be removed
In a post on the League subreddit earlier, players speculated that Statikk Shiv might be removed from the game if the game’s current nerfing trend continues.
Statikk Shiv has been missing from League’s market for nearly two years, having been removed from the game in 2020. When it was re-added earlier this season in patch 13.10, it was changed to emphasise magic damage and wave clear, with its passive giving additional AP damage and its damage against minions.
“They keep nerfing the only, and i mean ONLY reason people buy that item, which is it’s wave clear. So when people stop buying the item because it’s no longer good at wave clear, Riot will remove it.”
Because of this change, Statikk Shiv became a must-buy for AP champions as well as some hybrid AD carriers, and it briefly became one of the most OP items in League.
Statikk Shiv has been heavily nerfed since its reintroduction in LoL Patch 13.10, with Riot hammering its AP ratios and minion damage bonuses in numerous updates subsequently. Its 50% AP ratio has been decreased to 15%, and the AP scaling on minion damage has been eliminated entirely.
Then, the item’s minion damage continued to be lowered in Patch 13.18.
Riot has previously eliminated items that were considered as flops and had lost touch with the community following a series of nerfs. Items like Banner of Command, and others all had their glory before Riot nerfed them to oblivion, and Statikk Shiv may follow suit.