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Item reworks/Critical Strikes as a 3-Hit-Passive

The core theme was a collaboration with Willbachbakal, although specific balance changes took different directions.

Core Mechanic

  • Critical Strikes: Basic attacks and sources of ability damage (excluding applied DOTs) will generates stacks on your target. At 3 stacks, they will take Critical Damage. Persistent area of effects will not generate stacks more frequently than once every 0.4 seconds.
  • Critical Damage: 0%.
    • Champions do not have any innate Critical Damage.
Accommodation
  • Critical Strike Chance and Critical Strike Damage runes removed.

Champion Abilities

Aatrox Aatrox
  • General
    • Aatrox does not generate critical strike stacks. Instead, his every 3rd attack is guaranteed to trigger Critical Damage.
  • Blood Price.png Blood Price / Blood Thirst.png Blood Thirst
    • Revised Toggles: Aatrox's critical strikes will...
  • Blades of Torment.png Blades of Torment
    • Can now critically strike.
      • Blood Thirst will heal per target hit.
      • Blood Price will only deduct health once.
Ashe Ashe
  • General
    • Ashe's ability damage does not apply critical strike stacks.
  • Frost Shot.png Frost Shot
    • No longer applies bonus damage to frosted enemies and she now critically strikes normally.
    • Ashe's critical strikes will still apply a stronger slow.
  • Ranger's Focus.png Ranger's Focus (reworked)
    • Passive: Ashe's critical strikes Focus.png Focuses her target for 5 seconds or until she switches target. Versus her Focus, Ashe gains bonus attack speed and her attacks are modified to fire a flurry of five arrows, dealing 115 / 120 / 125 / 130 / 135% AD) physical damage. Ashe does not generate critical strike stacks versus Focused enemies, but each flurry is guaranteed to trigger Critical Damage.
Caitlyn Caitlyn
  • General
    • Yordle Snap Trap and 90 Caliber Net cannot trigger Critical Damage, but will apply sufficient stacks to guarantee Caitlyn's next attack or Piltover Peacemaker will critically strike.
    • Ace in the Hole will apply sufficient stacks during the channel to guarantee that it will trigger Critical Damage.
  • Headshot.png Headshot
    • Revised Innate: Caitlyn's may attack targets primed to take critical damage from double range and her critical strikes benefit from 50% bonus-armor penetration.
  • Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap
    • Passive: Caitlyn's critical strikes deal 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 % AD bonus physical damage, doubled versus non-champions.
    • No longer guarantees Piltover Peacemaker deals full damage.
Diana Diana
  • Moonsilver Blade.png Moonsilver Blade
    • Diana does not generate critical strike stacks. Instead, his every 3rd attack is guaranteed to critically strike.
    • Crescent Strike.png Crescent Strike will generate 1 stack toward Diana's guaranteed critical strike.
    • Lunar Rush.png Lunar Rush will clear any current stacks toward Diana's guaranteed critical strike.
Ekko Ekko
  • Z-Drive Resonance.png Z-Drive Resonance
    • Revised Innate: Ekko's critical strikes deal bonus magic damage and slow the target. This damage applies spell effects. Additionally, Ekko gains bonus movement speed whenever he critically strikes a champion.
Fiora Fiora
  • Duelist's Dance.png Duelist's Dance
    • Fiora does not generate critical strike stacks. Instead, triggering Vitals will always trigger Critical Damage.
Gnar Gnar
  • Hyper.png Hyper
    • Revised Innate: Mini Gnar's critical strikes deal bonus magic damage equal to a percentage of the target's maximum health and grant Gnar bonus movement speed.
Jax Jax
  • Empower.png Empower
    • Passive: Jax's critical strikes deal bonus magic damage. This damage applies spell effects.
    • Active removed.
  • Grandmaster's Might.png Grandmaster's Might
    • Passive removed.
Jhin Jhin
  • Whisper.png Whisper
    • Jhin does not generate critical strike stacks. Instead, his every 4th attack is guaranteed to trigger Critical Damage.
    • Jhin's critical strikes deal 15 / 20 / 25% of the target's missing health as bonus physical damage and grant him bonus movement speed.
    • Jhin no longer gains bonus attack damage based on his critical strike chance.
Kassadin Kassadin
  • Nether Blade.png Nether Blade
    • Revised Passive: Kassadin's critical strikes deal bonus magic damage and restore a percentage of his missing mana. Mana restored is increased versus champions. This damage applies spell effects.
    • Active removed.
Kennen Kennen
Master Yi Master Yi
    • Master Yi does not generate critical strike stacks. Instead, his every 3rd attack is guaranteed to trigger Critical Damage.
  • Double Strike.png Double Strike
    • Revised Passive: Master Yi's critical strikes deal 50% AD bonus damage and apply bonus on-hit effects.
  • Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike
    • Bonus critical damage removed. Alpha Strike can apply Double Strike instead.
Nocturne Nocturne
  • Umbra Blades.png Umbra Blades
    • Revised Innate: Nocturne's critical strikes deal 20% AD bonus physical damage. Additionally, Nocturne's critical strikes deal 120% AD splash damage to surrounding enemies and restore health per enemy hit (including his main target).
Pantheon Pantheon
  • Certain Death.png Certain Death
    • Revised Passive: 「 Pantheon's basic attacks and Spear Shot.png Spear Shot deal 50% AD bonus damage to targets below 15% of their maximum health. 」「 Pantheon will critically strike on every attack versus targets below 15% of their maximum health. Pantheon's critical strikes versus targets below 15% of their maximum health deal (50% AD) bonus damage. 」
Shaco Shaco
  • Backstab.png Backstab
    • New Passive: Shaco gains Backstab when the enemy team loses Sight icon sight of him, causing his next attack or Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison to apply 2 critical strike stacks if he is behind his target. Backstab will be consumed on his next attack or Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison even if he fails to attack from behind his target.
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • No longer guarantees a critical strike.
    • New Passive: Shaco's critical strikes deal 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 % AD bonus damage. Physical on basic attacks and magical on Shiv/Boxes.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • The clone's attacks share the same critical strike counter as Shaco's.
Tristana Tristana
  • Explosive Charge.png Explosive Charge
    • New Passive: Tristana's critical strikes deal 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 % AD splash damage to units 185-units from her target, decaying down to 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50% AD to enemies within 185 and 385 units of her target.
    • Revised Active: Tristana hurls an explosive charge at her target that explodes after 4 seconds, dealing physical damage in an area. Basic attacks against the target will increase the damage dealt by Explosive Charge by 40% and a critical strike will detonate the charge early.
Tryndamere Tryndamere
  • Battle Fury.png Battle Fury
    • Revised Innate: Tryndamere's critical strikes deal 1% AD physical damage for every point of Fury.
    • No longer generates bonus Fury on critical strikes.
Twisted Fate Twisted Fate
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • Revised Passive: Twisted Fate's critical strikes apply bonus magic damage. This damage applies spell effects.
Varus Varus
  • General
    • Varus' abilities do not generate critical strike stacks.
  • Blighted Quiver.png Blighted Quiver
    • Revised Passive: Varus' critical strikes apply Blight, a non-stacking debuff. His abilities will detonate the Blight to deal a percentage of their maximum health.
Vayne Vayne
  • General
    • Vayne cannot generate critical strike stacks versus more than one opponent at a time.
  • Silver Bolts.png Silver Bolts
    • Revised Passive: Vayne's critical strikes deal true damage equal to a flat amount plus a percentage of the target's maximum health.
Vel'Koz Vel'Koz
  • General
    • Vel'Koz's basic attacks will not generate critical strike stacks but will refresh the timer.
Vi Vi
Xin Zhao Xin Zhao
  • General
    • Xin Zhao cannot generate critical strike stacks versus more than one opponent at a time.
  • Three Talon Strike.png Three Talon Strike
    • New Passive: Xin Zhao's critical strikes will knock his target into the air for 1 second. This has a per-target cooldown of for 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 seconds.
    • Active: Xin Zhao's next three attacks deal bonus physical damage and reduce the cooldowns of his other spells by 1 second.
  • Battle Cry.png Battle Cry
    • Revised Passive: Xin Zhao's critical strikes deal bonus damage and restore health.
Yasuo Yasuo
  • General
    • Yasuo's critical strikes deal critical damage at 2 stacks, down from 3 on other champions.
  • Way of the Wanderer.png Way of the Wanderer
    • Intent removed. Double crit chance and reduced crit damage.
  • Wind Wall.png Wind Wall
    • New Passive: Yasuo's critical strikes deal 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 % AD bonus physical damage.
  • Sweeping Blade.png Sweeping Blade
    • Damage amplifier removed.

Items

Basic Reagents
Cloak of Agility item.png Cloak of Agility
Advanced Reagents
Cloak and Dagger item.png Cloak and Dagger
  • Recipe: Cloak of Agility item.png Cloak of Agility + Dagger item.png Dagger
  • Grants 20% attack speed.
  • Grants Unique Passive: Critical strikes deal 30% AD bonus physical damage.
  • Grants Unique Passive - Rogue: Critical strikes grant 5% bonus movement speed for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
  • Builds into: Phantom Dancer item.png Phantom Dancer, Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force and Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv.
Kircheis Shard item.png Kircheis Shard
  • Energized bonuses now benefit your next critical strike instead of your next attack. You must still generate 100 charge.
Sheen item.png Sheen
  • Revised Spellblade: Your critical strikes deal 100% base AD bonus damage.
Wicked Hatchet item.png Wicked Hatchet
Finished items
Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King
  • Passive damage reduced to 4% from 8%.
  • New Effect: Passive damage is now doubled on critical strikes.
Essence Reaver item.png Essence Reaver
  • New Recipe: Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Caulfield's Warhammer + Wicked Hatchet item.png Wicked Hatchet + 850g = 3000g
  • Availability: All modes.
  • Grants +65 attack damage.
  • Grants Unique Passive: 10% cooldown reduction.
  • Grants Unique Passive - Wicked Blades: Critical strikes deal 30% AD bonus physical damage plus an additional 30% bonus AD magic damage over 3 seconds.
  • Grants Unique Passive: Critical strikes restore 3% of your maximum mana.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet
  • Revised Passive - Spellblade: Critical strikes deal 100% base AD (+75% total armor) bonus damage. Additionally, your critical strikes deal splash damage in an area around your target equal to 100% base AD (+75% total armor) and creates a slowing field. The radius is halved on ranged champions.
Infinity Edge item.png Infinity Edge
  • New Recipe: Wicked Hatchet item.png Wicked Hatchet + B. F. Sword item.png B. F. Sword + 900g = 3800g
  • Grants Unique Passive: Critical strikes deal 60% AD bonus physical damage.
  • Grants Unique Passive - Lacerate: Critical strikes will now occur at 2 stacks. Or, rather, at 1 less stack. This is a singular subtraction. Jhin's first attack will visually consume 2 bullets; Yasuo will now always critically strike, etc.
Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment
  • Recipe: Blasting Wand item.png Blasting Wand + Fiendish Codex item.png Fiendish Codex + 980g = 3000g
  • Ability power increased to 80 from 50.
  • Now grants Unique Passive: 10% cooldown reduction
  • Revised Passive - Eyes of Pain: Critical strikes will deal bonus magic damage equal to 5% of their maximum health. This damage applies spell effects.
Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane
  • Revised Passive - Spellblade: Critical strikes deal 100% base AD (+50% AP) bonus magic damage. This damage applies spell effects.
Lord Van Damm's Pillager item.png Lord Van Damm's Pillager
  • New Recipe: Long Sword item.png Long Sword + Pickaxe item.png Pickaxe + Wicked Hatchet item.png Wicked Hatchet
  • Grants 60 AD.
  • Grants Unique Passive - Wicked Blades: Critical strikes deal 75% AD bonus physical damage plus an additional 150% bonus AD magic damage over 3 seconds.
Luden's Echo item.png Luden's Echo
  • Revised Passive: Critical strikes will echo outward, dealing 100 (+50% AP) damage up to 3 nearby enemies. This does not deal extra damage to your target. This damage applies spell effects.
Phantom Dancer item.png Phantom Dancer
  • Critical strike chance removed.
  • Grants Unique Passive: Critical strikes deal 50% AD bonus physical damage.
  • Grants Unique Passive - Rogue: Critical strikes grant 15% movement speed for 3 seconds and allow you to pass through units.
Rapid Firecannon item.png Rapid Firecannon
  • Energized bonuses now benefit your next critical strike instead of your next attack.
    • Passive: Moving and attacking builds charges. At 100 charges your next critical strike is Energized.
  • Unique Passive - Rapid Fire: You gain up to 35% bonus attack range based on your current energized charges.
  • Unique Passive - Firecannon: Your Energized critical strikes deal 50-200 bonus magic damage.
Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane
  • Secondary bolts will generate critical strike stacks.
Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv
  • New Recipe: Cloak and Dagger item.png Cloak and Dagger + Kircheis Shard item.png Kircheis Shard + Cloak of Agility item.png Cloak of Agility.
  • Grants Unique Passive: Critical strikes deal 60% AD bonus physical damage.
  • Energized bonuses now benefit your next critical strike instead of your next attack.
Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • New Recipe: Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Caulfield's Warhammer + Cloak of Agility item.png Cloak of Agility
  • Grants 40 AD and 10% cooldown reduction.
  • Grants Unique Active - Poltergeist's Ascension: Gain 100% bonus movement speed for 2 seconds. 60 second cooldown.
  • Grants Unique Passive: Critical strikes deal 75% AD bonus physical damage and reduce the cooldown of Poltergeist's Ascension by 3 seconds.

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