Patch 12.17 notes

On 13 September 2022, starting from 01:30 AM (GMT +8), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 12.17At 03:00 AM (GMT +8), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds to be prepped and ready by 08:00 AM (GMT +8).

NOTE: For the 12.17 patch, the new Zenith Games skinline will be on sale for only 2 weeks, from 2022-09-13 12:00:00 to 2022-09-27 12:00:00 (GMT +8). During those 2 weeks, it will appear in-store and in our gacha events. After the 2 weeks, it will appear only in our gacha events. Chromas will be in the stores from 2022-09-14 04:00:00 (GMT +8), and it will remain there. But do note that they require the original skin to function. Get yours today!

Welcome to patch 12.17, the penultimate patch before Worlds!

With Worlds being played on patch 12.18 this is the last opportunity for us to introduce larger scale changes without significantly changing the current state of the meta in Pro play. This patch weíll be focusing on pulling some power out of picks that have been dominating playoffs throughout the world. That said, we also have quite a few buffs for champions that havenít been seeing as much play recently, as well as larger scope updates to champions like Maokai and Hecarim. Without further ado, to Worlds we go!

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9/12/2022 Mid-Patch Update

Bugfix

  • Fixed a bug that caused Gragas’ E and R to make targets Airborne for longer than intended.

Mid-Patch Updates

9/8/2022 Mid-Patch Update

Miss Fortune

W Bonus Attack Speed 50/65/80/95/110% 40/55/70/85/100%
W Mana Cost 35 45

Patch Highlights

King Viego, Zenith Games Blitzcrank, Zenith Games Jayce, and Zenith Games Lee Sin will be available September 13, 2022.

Champions

Ahri

Base health decreased. Charm duration decreased early.

Ahri has been charming pros across the globe with her safe playstyle and strong ability to set up plays. We're bringing these strengths down just a tad so that playing into Ahri isn't such a tail order and that players canít just rely on her charm as a singular strength.

E - Charm

Charm Duration 1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85/2 seconds 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 seconds

Azir

W AP scaling decreased, cooldown increased early. E cooldown increased.

The Emperor of the Sands can quickly become the Emperor of the Mid Lane in Pro play when he's too powerful. We're reducing the safety of his laning phase and bringing down his late game scaling so that he maintains his identity as a hyper scaler, but without scaling too hard.

W - Arise!

Sand Soldier Damage 50-150 (based on level) (+60% AP) 50-150 (based on level) (+55% AP)
Cooldown 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds 9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6 seconds

E - Shifting Sands

Cooldown 19/18/17/16/15 seconds 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds

Camille

Passive shields increased. E damage increased.

Camille is currently a cut below other prominent picks in the top lane. Weíre giving her a little extra engage and trading power so that she has an opportunity to shine when the conditions are right, but will still be kept in check by champions that counter her.

Passive - Adaptive Defenses

Percent HP Shielded 17% 20%

E - Hookshot/Wall Dive

Damage 60/95/130/165/200 (+75% bonus AD) 80/110/140/170/200 (+90% bonus AD)

Ezreal

E cooldown decreased.

Ezreal's lost his place in pro play and solo queue recently (maybe because of his distaste for maps), so we're shifting him into a stronger place by buffing his E to create more windows for clutch defensive or offensive plays.

E - Arcane Shift

Cooldown 28/25/22/19/16 seconds 26/23/20/17/14 seconds

Graves

Q cooldown decreased. R base damage increased.

The current jungle meta favors engage-style fighters that bring a lot of CC and utility to help their teams and Graves hasnít been able to compete with these picks. So we're giving Graves a bit more power and clear speed to help him find his niche in the jungle once again.

Q - End of the Line

Cooldown 12/11/10/9/8 seconds 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds

R - Collateral Damage

Damage 250/400/550 (+150% bonus AD) 275/425/575 (+150% bonus AD)

Hecarim

All abilities adjusted.

Hecarim hasnít been the most stable champion for the past few seasons, either being a dominant Pro jungler or underwhelming in solo queue. He's also been horsing around with a variety of builds ranging from tank, to assassin, to fighter. We believe a Hecarim that's more bruiser/fighter focused is both more rewarding to play and will be less Pro skewed. To that end, weíre saddling Hecarim with some Q and W adjustments that should help his synergies with fighter items. Weíre also lowering his base utility power and damage to reduce his strengths as a pure tank. These changes should lead to more damage-oriented Hecarim builds.

Base Stats

Base Armor 35 32
HP Growth 104 99

Q - Rampage

Damage 60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus AD) 60/85/110/135/160 (+95% bonus AD)
Damage per stack 2% (+3% per 100 bonus AD) 4% (+6% per 100 bonus AD)
Q Cooldown per stack 1 second 0.75 seconds
Max number of stacks 2 3
Stack Falloff All at duration end 1 stack per second at duration end
Mana Cost 28/31/34/37/40 30

W - Spirit of Dread

Cooldown 14 seconds 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
newARMORED CAVALRY Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active

E - Devastating Charge

Min Damage 30/45/60/75/90 (+55% bonus AD) 30/45/60/75/90 (+50% bonus AD)
Max Damage 60/90/120/150/180 (+110% bonus AD) 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
Minimum Knockback 250 150
Maximum Knockback 450 350
Cooldown 20/19/18/17/16 18 at all ranks

R - Onslaught of Shadows

Fear duration 0.75-2 seconds based on distance traveled 0.75-1.5 seconds based on distance traveled

Kassadin

Q cooldown decreased, mana cost decreased.

Kassadin has typically found play as a counter pick into mages, so we want to lean into that by giving him some additional power going into those tough matchups. Now he should be able to find some success and get those Kassawins.

Q - Null Sphere

Cooldown 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds
Mana Cost 70/75/80/85/90 60/65/70/75/80

Maokai

Passive, Q, E, and R adjusted.

Maokai has been all bark and no bite for quite some time now. Weíre helping this tree rediscover his roots in both the top lane and jungle without removing his ability to be a support.

Passive - Sap Magic

newTREES STRIKE BACK Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces Sap Magicís cooldown by 1.5 seconds per attack received
Heal 5-45 (+4.5-11% Max Health) (levels 1-15) 4-34 (+4.8-14% Max Health) (levels 1-17)

Q - Bramble Smash

Damage 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) 65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
newWOOD YOU BELIEVE IT Q now deals percent maximum health damage (2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%)
newBRANCHING OUT Q now deals 40/60/80/100/120 bonus damage to monsters

E - Sapling Toss

removedNOT SO HEALTH-Y Saplings no longer deal maximum percent health damage
Base Damage 20/45/70/95/120 (+7/7.25/7.5/7.75/8% (+70% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) 55/80/105/130/155 (+42.5% AP +6% bonus HP)
Empowered Brush Damage 40/90/140/190/240 (+14/14.5/15/15.5/16% (+1.4% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) 110/160/210/260/310 (+85% AP +12% bonus HP)
newMINIONS ACTIVIST Minions no longer take empowered brush damage from Saplings.
Mana Cost 60/70/80/90/100 45/55/65/75/85
Slow Amount 35% 45%
newA LIL SAPPY Brush empowered Saplings now slow for 35% 45% (+2% per 100 AP) (6% per 1000 bonus HP)

R - Natureís Grasp

Missile Initial Speed 50 100
Missile Maximum Speed 650 750
Missile Acceleration 250 300
newMAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAVE Maokai now gains 40/50/60% Bonus Move Speed that decays over 2 seconds upon hitting enemy champions.

Miss Fortune

Q base damage increased late, cast time adjusted. W mana cost decreased, attack speed bonus increased. E cooldown increased, base damage decreased, AP scaling increased, slow now scales with AP.

Miss Fortune has always been able to flex into either crit/attack speed or Lethality builds. Recently, her crit builds have been a bit weak while her Lethality builds opt into spamming E in lane instead of utilizing her Double Up. Weíre looking to make MFís crit/attack speed builds hit a bit harder while incentivizing Lethality builds to use Q as her preferred harass tool.

Q - Double Up

Physical Damage 20/40/60/80/100 (+100% AD) (+35% AP) 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35% AP)
Cast Time 0.25s Matches Basic Attack Time

W - Strut

Mana Cost 45 35
Attack Speed 40/55/70/85/100% 50/65/80/95/110%

E - Make It Rain

Cooldown 18/16/14/12/10 seconds 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
Full Damage (8-ticks) 80/115/150/185/220 (+80% AP) 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP)
Slow 40/45/50/55/60% 50% (+4% per 100 AP)

Nami

E electrocute interaction removed.

Electrocute Nami has been Lucianís best friend given that they could quickly proc Namiís Electrocute with Lucianís Q double auto combo. Weíre changing how Namiís E counts toward Electrocute to be more in line with similar abilities. This should also make Nami viable with other pairings. Besides, fish and electrocutions together never go swimmingly.

E - Tidecaller's Blessing

removed Removed an interaction where each application of Namiís E would count towards procing Electrocute. E (and its applications) will now only count as a single spell cast for effects such as Electrocute.

Nocturne

Base attack speed increased. Passive cooldown decreased.

Nocturneís been left out in the dark recently, which, while on-point for his theme, hasnít been as great for his performance in-game. Weíre giving him some buffs which should help out his attack speed itemization synergies and increase his clear speed a tad.

Base Stats

Attack Speed Ratio 0.668 0.721

Passive - Umbra Blades

Cooldown 14 seconds 13 seconds

Rell

W dismounted movement speed increased. E cooldown now flat.

Rell has been out of the spotlight for quite some time now so weíre giving her some small quality of life buffs to help her get back on her iron steed.

W - Ferromancy: Crash Down

Move Speed while Dismounted 250 280

E - Attract and Repel

Cooldown 18/16.25/14.5/12.75/11 seconds 13 seconds

Renekton

Q base damage decreased, AD scaling increased.

Renekton is back to his old ways of being a dominant, blind pickable champion in the top lane. Not only can he go head-to-head with the strongest melee champions, but he can also dominate ranged opponents. Weíre decreasing his damage output (especially when not itemizing AD) to give other champions some space to play.

Q - Cull the Meek

Damage 65/100/135/170/205 (+80% bonus AD) 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
Furious Damage 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+120% bonus AD) 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+140% bonus AD)

Sett

W AD ratio increased. E slow increased.

Sett hasn't been getting much face time in the top lane, especially given the amount of tanks we're seeing that he should be a strong matchup into. We're increasing his damage and reliable CC to help this boss beat down his opponents more effectively.

W - Haymaker

AD ratio 20% per 100 bonus AD 25% per 100 bonus AD

E - Facebreaker

Slow 50% 70%

Sivir

AD growth decreased. W bounce AD ratio decreased.

Sivir's midscope update has succeeded in making her the premiere AOE damage marksman in the game. However, her damage output is currently a bit too reliable. We're pulling a bit of power out of her AOE damage so that she isn't always shoving in her lane opponents and hitting the jackpot come late-game teamfights.

Base Stats

AD Growth 3 2.8

W - Ricochet

Bounce Damage AD Ratio 30/35/40/45/50% total AD 25/30/35/40/45% total AD

Sylas

Base health decreased. Q cooldown increased.

Sylas is currently too reliable of a pick between the waveclear provided by his Q max builds and safety/engage options his E provides him in Pro play. We're looking to bring down his laning phase power with some targeted nerfs at his early waveclear and durability.

Base Stats

Base Health 595 575

Q - Chain Lash

Cooldown 10/9/8/7/6 seconds 11/10/9/8/7 seconds

Taric

Base magic resist decreased. E cooldown increased.

Taric has been a little too dazzling in the bot lane recently, excelling at healing and CC in addition to being too durable. We're making him a bit less stunning by reducing the uptime on his... er.... stuns and making him a bit more susceptible to poke in losing matchups.

Base Stats

Base Magic Resist 32 28

E - Dazzle

Cooldown 15/14/13/12/11 seconds 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Trundle

W cooldown increased at all ranks.

The Troll King has been expanding his domain into the jungle. While we donít want to kick him out, we are tapping down his W to hinder his clear speed slightly and reduce the effectiveness of his problematic 100% uptime, early W max builds.

W - Frozen Domain

Cooldown 15/14/13/12/11 seconds 18/17/16/15/14 seconds

Twisted Fate

Q AP ratio increased. W mana cost decreased.

Despite having an entire deck of cards (okay, only 3 but still), Twisted Fate is forced into drawing blue cards a bit more often than we'd like. In order to help him diversify his draws, we're relaxing his current mana restrictions so players can feel more free to play around his harder hitting red and yellow cards.

Q - Wild Card

AP Ratio 70% 80%

W - Pick A Card

Mana Cost 40/55/70/85/100 30/40/50/60/70

Wukong

Base attack speed decreased. Base move speed decreased.

As opposed to the king of monkeys, Wukong has been the king of the jungle in Pro play for quite some time. Weíre looking to dethrone him by bringing his early clear down a few pegs and reducing his ability to move around the map as effectively.

Base Stats

Base Attack Speed 0.711 0.680
Base Movespeed 345 340

Items

Stopwatch

Since its introduction Stopwatch has been a powerful item, not only in solo queue, but especially in Pro play with extremely low ping. Weíre increasing its purchase price so that if it's bought as a one-time-use item it sets players back more in the gold department.

Cost 650 750 (Note: Perfect Timing will still only contribute 250 gold towards a Stopwatch item)

Guardian Angel

Now that Stopwatch is moving up in price, so is Guardian Angel. With stasis being more expensive, players should feel as though they need to deliberately itemize Stopwatch and its corresponding items as opposed to them feeling like auto-buys just because you purchased a Stopwatch.

Combine Cost 50 gold 150 gold
Total Cost 2800 3000 gold
Attack Damage 40 45 gold

Seekerís Armguard

Seekerís Armguard has been a relatively weak component for some time now. We donít want it to turn into an early anti-assassin item that discourages aggression from opponents in lane, so weíre opting to increase its AP stats so itís more comparable to other Zhonyaís components.

Ability Power 20 30

Zhonyaís Hourglass

On the same note, due to the Stopwatch price increase Zhonyaís will also be getting a price hike. Hourglass has remained a cheap defensive option with a value defined by its ability to provide Stasis to its users since Season 10. Weíre moving the item up to a higher price point so that its offensive capabilities have an opportunity to stand out more.

Total Cost 2600 3000
Ability Power 65 80
Ability Haste 10 15

ARAM Balance Adjustments

Champion Buffs

Gragas -3% Damage Taken -5% Damage Taken
Gwen +5% Damage Taken +5% Damage Dealt, 0% Damage Taken
Lee Sin +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing, +20% Shielding
Qiyana +15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken +15% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken
Sylas -5% Damage Taken +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
Zac -4% Damage Taken, +20% Healing

Champion Nerfs

Bel'Veth +5% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
LeBlanc +20% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken +17% Damage Dealt, -17% Damage Taken
Nasus +5% Damage Taken -5% Damage Dealt, +5% Damage Taken
Sona -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken, -20% Healing, -20% Shielding
Zed +15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken +10% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken

Ultimate Spellbook

ONE FOR ALL-TIMATE SPELLBOOK

  • Weíve adjusted the chances so it should be more likely for this special game mode to happen!

ULTIMATE UPDATES

The following ultimates have been updated to match their original championís functionality.

  • Caitlyn R
  • KaiíSa R
  • Maokai R

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed several missing translations in Ult-ernate Summoner Spell tooltips
  • Mordekaiser R will now properly remove the champion icon of an enemy next to your health bar when they have respawned.
  • All Ult-ernate Summoner Spells will now consistently trigger the champions channeling animation rather than sometimes using their normal ultimate animation (this would be confusing on certain champions like Wukong)
  • Fixed several spell status icons that were previously missing

Behavioral Systems

Over the last 8 months since we released our new feeding detection model, we have gained the confidence that allows us to make significant adjustments to what we detect as intentional feeding. We expect an increase in detections and punishments of over 2x. (Reminder that punishments for intentional feeding are a 14-day ban for the first transgression, and a permanent ban for the second.)

Chat restrictions will be visible on the lobbies screen for yourself and any party members, as well as on individual profile pages.

Honor restrictions applied to your account will be visible on your profile page with a lock icon and tooltip.

Competitive

Summonerís Rift Ranked queue matchmaking will now focus more on playerís MMR and less on their visible rank (e.g. Silver or Gold).​

Challenges

Global Defense System has been added! (Have a control ward in the enemy jungle for 65+% of the game.)

Bugfixes & QoL Changes

QOL UPDATES

  • Addressed some high variation between the milestones for some Starter Series Eternals (e.g. the ìEpic Monsters Killedî milestone 1 would require Amumu to kill 9, Diana to kill 3, and Fiddlesticks to kill 2). Values to reach this and other milestones have been updated to be more uniform across champions. (Note: this was updated in patch 12.16, but was not included in the patch notes.)
  • Updated tooltips on champions that can swap between melee and ranged forms (e.g. Jayce or Nidalee) so that they now dynamically update values based on whether they are in melee or ranged form.

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the cursor to move erratically when using smart pings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Ancient Grudge Buff (which reduces damage done to subsequent drakes) to not grant damage reduction for every Drake slain if the Drakes were Hextech ones.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Dravenís R execute passive to still execute enemies through spellshields.
  • Fixed a bug where Rift Heraldís spawn animation would interrupt the knockback from Poppyís R.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Ornnís item upgrades to be lost if the teammate he was upgrading died during the channel.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sejuaniís E to proc Tear of the Goddess stacks when a melee champion would walk near her.
  • Fixed a bug that removed Fizzís E range indicator to not show after his VFX update.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zeriís Q animation to leave vision for longer than intended when last hitting minions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Pykeí R to go on cooldown if the enemy was killed by another ally.
  • Fixed a bug where champions could cast Flash while Charmed if they casted Heal or Ghost.
  • Fixed a bug where the Treasure Hunter rune would play Dravenís passive sound effects if there was a Draven present in the game.
  • Fixed a bug where executing to the Fountain or minions would progress the ìFree Ticket to Baseî challenge.
  • Fixed a bug where Sionís Zombie form would count as an additional kill or assist for certain challenges.
  • Fixed a bug where Settís ultimate would disable opponentís Hexflash and Flash for the remainder of the game.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Unleashed Teleportís cooldown to display incorrectly on the scoreboard once it has transformed.
  • Fixed a bug where using certain abilities after casting Flash would disable Hexflash and Flash.
  • Fixed a bug that gave Elder Dragon the normal Drake roar as opposed to his own, special, Elder roar.

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

The following skins will be released in this patch:

The following chromas will be released this patch:

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