League of Legends Patch 12.18 will be the Worlds 2022 patch, which means Riot won't be making any huge changes. Just a few adjustments ahead of the biggest esports event of the year.
Udyr is getting some adjustments this patch, along with Maokai who has been absolutely tearing up solo queue after his changes to make him more viable in the top lane and in the jungle once more without sacrificing too much of his support capabilities.
Let's check out all the other big changes that will have an effect on you in your solo queue games, but to be honest, there weren't too many with this patch being another pro-skewed patch for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.
- For a complete list of changes check out our Buffs and Nerfs article where we go over every single champion change this patch
League of Legends Patch 12.18: Hecarim Nerfs!
In the previous Patch Hecarim got a few upgrades to make him more into a bruiser and a fighter. Well those upgrades sure as hell catapulted him into OP status quickly. Which is no surprise whenever Hecarim is good he's always a little bit too good as well. So, Riot is nerfing him this patch.
|Q - Rampage|
|W - Spirit of Dread|
So, his Q has had its damage lowered and the heal on his W is also a bit weaker than before. Not to mention the cut to his base stats will make his early game a bit more difficult, but overall he will still be a pretty strong horse on the rift.
Akali Quality of Life Changes
When the LoL Patch 12.18 patch notes released Riot had forgotten to add two things. One of them was to let us know that Nasus had been removed from the patch, the other being some quality of life changes for all of you Akali mains out there.
Akali's stealth has been adjusted and her E (Shuriken Flip) will now apply true sight to enemies hit. This means you'll be able to see them even when they're in the fog of war. So, now she's become a bit easier and more fun to play!
Maokai Adjustments in Current Patch
Maokai has branched out well into the top lane, but continues to struggle as a jungler, which is why Riot is making some adjustments to his kit to try and even out the playing field no matter where you play Maokai.
|Sap Magic - P|
|Bramble Smash - Q|
|Sapling Toss - E|
A few bug changes will also be included in this patch, like the bug where he pulled enemies closer instead of knocking them away with his Q, as well as the weird ultimate bug where it was way too narrow.
Udyr Adjustments In Patch 12.18
Now slowly we're all getting more used to the New Udyr, right? Sure we still haven't gotten our promised Nudyr skin, but we can be patient... but with everyone adjusting to his new kit he's become a pretty strong champion right now, which is why Riot is aiming to take away some of his scaling and also encourage players to put a point into Q early.
|Wildling Claw - Q|
|Iron Mante - W|
|Wingborne Storm - R|
Fright Night Skins Released in Patch 12.18
Now we also have to check out the brand-new Fright Night skins which have hit live servers with this patch. Sure, it's months away until Halloween, but these skins look incredible and give us the perfect Tim Burton feels. Every single one of these skins looks great.
- Fright Night Annie
- Fright Night Renata Glasc
- Fright Night Trundle
- Fright Night Urgot
- Fright Night Draven
- Fright Night Nautilus
These skins will be released a day after the patch goes live, so expect them in the shop on September 22. Then, we're just a week away from the start of the League of Legends World Championship already. Who do you have in your pick'em?