October 27th, 2009 marked the launch date of arguably the most popular computer game of all time. Throughout the years, Riot Games and League of Legends have gone through a lot of changes and hosted a lot of events. We're here to remind you of all of the great moments in League of Legends history!
Doran’s Items Added In May 9, 2009 Patch – 2009
The patch only known as "May 9, 2009 Patch" dropped today in League of Legends history. This patch brought the League a bunch of reworks, new items, and the introduction of Doran's starting items. Prior to this patch common starts would consist of boots and pots, cloth armor and pots, long sword and pots, amplifying tome and pots, or the dreaded lots and lots of pots (you could stack more than 5 pots.) The introduction of Doran's items brought about a better sustain for champions at the start of the game and added more diverse starting options.
In addition to adding Doran's items to the League, the May 9, 2009 Patch also brought a few interesting changes:
- Banshee's Veil was added and was built out of Catalyst
- Lichbane was added
- Vision wards were added to the game to compliment Oracle's Elixir in vision control options
- Champion Reworks: Morgana Le, Sion, Cardmaster (Twisted Fate)