There are massive changes to the map coming in season 14. From bush placements to Baron creating changes in the terrain, these shifts are sure to massively shift the nature of League of Legends as we know it. To help inform players, here are all the League of Legends Map Changes season 14, going over the bush placements, the implications, alongside the various new paths available.
League of Legends Map Changes
LoL Top Lane Changes
The top lane has further bushes placed — which means it’ll be harder to spam lane ganks from now on. There’s still the same tri bush, but the bush leading into the river is further away. Therefore, top laners will be able to see junglers from closer without the need to ward it immediately. The bush is also far smaller, and not connected to vulnerable sections of sight.
This has massive implications for the meta. A common technique, especially in solo queue, is to spam gank a lane after it succeeds the first time. But since the bushes leading into the top lane are now blocked off by terrain or right next to the turret, this provides far more safety as a whole. Junglers will have to plan ganks far more effectively from now on, instead of simply bush camping.
LoL Mid Lane Changes
The mid lane changes are more symmetrical now. Before, the bottom bush had far more precedence due to the ease of ganking upwards from the dragon side river. Combine this with roaming supports, and castor mages had little to no chance of surviving a gank.
This makes mobility less essential, since similar to the top lane, the bush is positioned further down rather than right next to the lane. Therefore, casters can be safer. Champions won’t need a dash at all times to outplay ganks.
LoL Bot Lane Changes
Getting ganked by a four man in the bot lane is far too common of an occurrence. They seemingly come out of nowhere all the time — but the new changes attempt to prevent this. The biggest change is definitely the river bush. Instead of it reaching out into the river, it’s just in the smack middle of the river. It’s also far smaller, meaning it’s a little bit useless to hide in. This means ganks, as with the top lane, ganks should be far easier to see coming in the bot lane. I
In addition, the blue side of the bot lane does seem to have a nice branching path into the lane now. This is likely to compensate for the lack of a ganking path — since the bush was trimmed down by the gardeners. Since the red side still has the tri-brush, it seems largely the same.
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