LoL 12.22b Patch | All Buffs and Nerfs in Pre-Season

LoL Patch 12.22 is getting a b-patch due to the huge amount of changes this preseason. So, what is included in LoL Patch 12.22b? Let's go over all the buffs and nerfs right now.

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Kindred is getting some buffs! | © Riot Games

With LoL Patch 12.22 we finally got to play the preseason 2023. Huge jungle changes have shaken up Summoner's Rift, but some champions just haven't been able to keep up with all these changes. Therefore, Riot has decided to add a b-patch to help improve some champions win rate.

So let's go over all of the LoL Patch 12.22b changes and what will impact the preseason in 2022. Is your favorite champion getting some love from Riot or not?

LoL Patch 12.22b: All Buffs and Nerfs

All Champions Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.22b

There are some champion buffs and adjustments coming through. So let's go over these right now so you know what to expect in this Mid-Patch Update.

  • Ruined King: Fixed a bug where Viego would no longer gain bonus jungle experience after ending possession of an enemy champion
  • Not-so-fun Surprise: Fixed a bug where Shaco’s boxes from his W would no longer deal bonus damage
  • W - Defensive Ball Curl Base Bonus Armor: 40 ⇒ 50
  • W - Defensive Ball Curl Base Bonus Magic Resistance: 10 ⇒ 15
  • E - Sapling Toss Empowered Slow Amount: 45% (+0.6% per 100 bonus HP) (+2% per 100 AP) ⇒ 45% (+0.9% per 100 bonus HP) (+4% per 100 AP)
  • Bonus Attack Speed after Casting Q - Dance of Arrows: 25% ⇒ 35%
  • The Ghost of Chemtech: Fixed a rare bug where Karthus would momentarily revive from his passive if he had the Chemtech Soul buff
  • Passive Health Cost: 131-70 (levels 1-18) ⇒ 98-0 (levels 1-18)
  • Passive Mana Cost: 135-66 (levels 1-18) ⇒ 90-0 (levels 1-18)
  • Daisy: Fixed a bug where Daisy could take kill credit for Drake and not give the credit towards Soul to her respective team
  • E - Tantrum Cooldown Reduction when hit by Basic Attacks: 0.5 seconds ⇒ 0.75 seconds
  • E - Tantrum Magic Damage: 75/100/125/150/175 (+50% AP) ⇒ 85/110/135/160/185 (+50% AP)

All System Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.22b

It's not just champions that will be receiving adjustments, but Riot is also looking at some of the new items, as well as updated ones and making a few changes. Especially Ravenous Hydra has been one of the best items for melee champions. So, of course, some nerfs are in order.

Jak’Sho the Protean
  • Bonus Armor and MR per Stack: 2 ⇒ 3
  • Percent Bonus Armor and MR at Maximum Stacks: 10% ⇒ 15%
Radiant Virtue
  • Maximum Health Heal Ratio: 1% ⇒ 2%
  • Non-Ultimate Ability Haste: 15 ⇒ 20
  • Uncool Cooldowns: Fixed a rare bug where Radiant Virtue could permanently reduce an allies ability cooldowns
Ravenous Hydra
  • Total Cost: 3300 gold ⇒ 3400 gold
  • Unique Passive - Carnivorous AD per Stack: 0.6 (24 maximum AD) ⇒ 0.5 (20 maximum AD)
Rod of Ages
  • Total Cost: 3200 ⇒ 2800

ARAM Balance Changes in LoL Patch 12.22b

ARAM is also getting more and more attention, especially with the upcoming Clash tournament being an ARAM Clash. Riot wants to make sure that everything for this clash tourney will go fine and players won't have a random advantage due to playing a completely broken champion.

Champions like Seraphine are getting hit with the same nerf that Ashe also received, while other champs like Lucian are on the receiving end of a small buff. It's around eleven champions receiving balance changes for ARAM in the mid-patch update.

  • Akali: 115% Damage Dealt ⇒ 110% Damage Dealt
  • Ashe: 0 Bonus Attack Speed Scaling ⇒ 0.01 Bonus Attack Speed Scaling
  • Kalista: 0 Bonus Attack Speed Scaling ⇒ 0.01 Bonus Attack Speed Scaling
  • Kayn: 100% Healing ⇒ 80% Healing
  • Kha’zix: 115% Damage Dealt ⇒ 110% Damage Dealt
  • K’Sante: 100% Damage Taken ⇒ 90% Damage Taken
  • Lillia: 100% Damage Taken ⇒ 105% Damage Taken, 95% Damage Dealt ⇒ 90% Damage Dealt
  • Lucian: 100% Damage Taken ⇒ 95% Damage Taken
  • Seraphine: 0 Ability Haste ⇒ -20 Ability Haste
  • Shyvana: 100% Damage Dealt ⇒ 95% Damage Dealt
  • Sona: 0 Ability Haste ⇒ -20 Ability Haste

Those are all the balance changes for the LoL b-patch Patch 12.22b. Long name, eh? But don't worry, there is one more patch ahead of the 2023 season, so you can still get used to a lot of these jungle changes and the adjustments made to the brand-new jungle pets.

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