LoL Patch 12.02 is going to come out on a Thursday, so Riot has an extra day to work on changes for the next patch.
It’s a new season, with a new unique teleport change, new dragons and brand new items. In Patch 12.01, we saw a few champion changes, but nothing too drastic. This is going to change in the second patch of 2022.
In Patch 12.02, we’re getting multiple champion changes – the ones who caught our eye right away were the buffs to our favorite brothers… no, not Nasus and Renekton, but Yasuo and Yone. Who else will be getting a buff this time around?
Champion Buffs in LoL Patch 12.02
There are multiple champions getting buffs this patch. As mentioned, Yasuo and Yone will be getting buffed since their main item Immortal Shieldbow was nerfed pretty hard in the previous patch. Who else joins them, though?
These are all the champions getting buffed in LoL Patch 12.02:
|Nocturne||HP per level increased to 95 and Q AD ratio increased to 85%|
|Yasuo||Q AD ratio increased to 105%|
|Yone||Q AD ratio increased to 105%|
|Volibear||AD per level increased to 3.5 and E cooldown decreased to 13 seconds|
|Veigar||Q cooldown lowered to 6-4 and stacks from large minions/monsters increased to 3|
|Tristana||Base HP increased to 600 and HP regen changed from 3.75 to 4|
|Senna||Her Q now slows enemies by 20%(+6%/100AP)(+10%/100bAD) for 2s|
|Samira||R Damage per bullet changed to 5/15/25/(+50%AD)|
According to Riot August on Twitter, Senna is getting buffed since she used to work well in tandem with the old glacial as that did a lot for Senna's pattern, especially as a support marksman. So Riot is going to try adding a slow back onto her kit.
Champion Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.02
With assassins running rampant all over the map in recent weeks, it’s about time Riot did something. Qiyana, Zed, Talon, all of these picks have been incredibly broken throughout the last few patches.
|Lulu||W cooldown increased to 17-13s|
|Shen||Increased Q damage changed to 4-6% Target's max HP|
|Qiyana||Grass Zone duration decreased to 3 seconds and HP regen changed to 6|
|Zed||R base damage decreased to 65% AD|
|Talon||W Monster damage changed form 130% to 105%|
Champion Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.02
Some champions are getting their kits looked at and overhauled before the season truly gets rolling. We’ve spoken of the upcoming Janna changes, and have desperately waited for some changes to help Rengar out, but is there anyone else getting their kit adjusted in this patch?
|Rengar||Rengar will leap when Camouflaged|
The Tahm Kench changes mean that he might be a viable support once more, something Riot wants, as stated in a tweet by RiotPhroxzon on Twitter. Let’s see where these massive changes leave these champions.
Patch Preview time!— Phlox (@RiotPhlox) January 10, 2022
Because I know y'all will be curious: We're buffing the wind brothers because they suffered substantially from the Shieldbow changes and dropped to around 47.5% winrate each, a fair bit lower than intended and lower than the other Shieldbow bound champs. pic.twitter.com/aBqPNsy5wD
System Buffs in LoL Patch 12.02
There are two items that will be receiving buffs in LoL Patch 12.02.
|Lich Bane||Haste changed from 0 to 15 and Spellblade damage changed to 75% base AD(+50%AP)|
|Rylai's||TBACost 2600 and Health increased to 400|
System Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.02
The system nerf list is also pretty short in comparison to the champion list above. We’ve also only got three nerfs coming to items and runes.
|Lethal Tempo||AS now scales with level – 10-75% melee and 3-35% ranged|
|Hextech Soul||Damage decreased to 25-50|
|Chemtech Soul||Zombie bleedout changed to 3s and Zombie health changed to 70% and 40% bonus health|
|Chemtech Terrain||Recamo timer changed to 2.5s and damage amp up changed up to 12% instead of up to 10%|
Many fans will rejoice at the chemtech nerf. The chemtech dragon has been the most talked-about of all the changes Riot implemented in the pre-season.
When Will LoL Patch 12.02 Be Released?
According to the official League of Legends patch schedule, the patch will release on Thursday, January 20, 2022. So be prepared for some major changes in the upcoming patch update. Zeri will also be released, and we’re getting some fancy new skins!