A Closer Look at The Changes to Ancient Coin

by Matt Best

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(Photo: League of Legends)

Supports within League of Legends have really been under the watchful eye of Riot Games as of late. Recently it was announced that six support champions would go under the knife and get new auto attacks to make them "feel better". It was also recently announced that quests are now available for support items including Ancient Coin.

The quest is as follows:

Ancient Coin line: Gain an elixir that instantly grants a skill point when consumed (you still have a max of 18 skill points per game, meaning you’ll finish leveling your abilities at level 17). Takedowns on enemy champions grant gold and restore mana.

According to Meddler, League of Legends Lead Gameplay Designer, the changes are long overdue. "The old Ancient Coin passive created very stagnant gameplay, and limited our ability to tune its primary users as well as the player’s ability to excel in lane. Whether you were losing or winning lane, there was very little to no impact on your gold income."

The following is a list as to how Riot plans on changing Ancient Coin.

  • When minions die near the player (but not due to the player), they sometimes drop a gold or mana coin for the player to pick up
  • Not Yet Implemented for PBE: Cannon minions always drop coins for a little more reliability
  • Mana coins restore % missing mana with a flat floor of mana restored
  • Ancient Coin items now have base ambient gold in line with the other two starting items

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.