For those of you who still haven't seen it yet, here is the confirmed list of items that have been either completely removed or reworked, and the reasoning why: http://www.heroesoforderandchaosgame.com/news/pdf/HOC_Item_Change_Log_V300_v3KS.pdf ========================================================================================================= Quick Recap: -Over 40 items removed -New Build Paths -Some items actives/passives changed or completely removed -Dedicated update for support/jungler items planned for the future ========================================================================================================= And their official announcement on the new site: "Hey HOC players You’ve already seen several of our articles about the massive changes coming in -RISING- for the 3rd birthday of the game; now, let’s talk about the items for a minute! Too Many These past years we’ve rebalanced them several times. But the list of items itself hasn’t changed much. This can be a problem because our item list was getting too long, so we realized that we needed to reorganize them completely. Unused As we continued to monitor matches (stats, battle tactics, build strategies) we noticed that several items were rarely purchased. Combined with the issue of there being too many items, it became clear that we needed to rework our item list and focus on what was most relevant to players’ needs. Here we are! With this RISING update, we removed about 40 items! It sounds like a lot but we still have all the variety players of every style need. We cut down the number of T1 items and reworked the Craft Paths so that managing your build makes more sense. We don’t want people to feel lost while buying or crafting items. We want them to hit the shop, get exactly what they need, and get back to the battlefield as quickly as possible! _It’s your turn now We hope you enjoy these changes! Take the time to digest them all and try everything out. And feel free to share your opinions after you do. On our side, the work isn’t over yet! We’ll keep monitoring what happens in-game as well as your feedback to keep balancing things. We can already share that we plan on dedicating an update just for better support and jungler items specifically."