LoL Patch 12.03: All Buffs and Nerfs [Update]

LoL Patch 12.03 has some pretty big changes planned for fighters with all items getting reworked. What will Sett and Darius do now?
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The chemtech drake is no more, Zeri has been released, and we’re already thinking about the next champion that is going to hit summoner’s rift. But what other changes has Riot planned? Well let’s not look too far ahead and see what is new in LoL Patch 12.03.

We know that Ahri will be getting a visual update already, but there are quite a lot of other changes that will affect your games in the coming patch. So sit back, pop open a cold one and go through the early LoL patch 12.03 notes with us.

System Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.03

Let us start off with the big fish which is the system adjustment list this time around. In a tweet, Riot Phlox stated that this patch will focus on adjusting the fighter system to be less health skewed. What that means exactly will be revealed soon.

These are all the items getting an overhaul in LoL Patch 12.03

SystemChanges
Turbo Chemtank
  • Refuel Damage Stack Generation: Moving and Dealing Damage changed to Moving and taking Damage
  • Distance per bonus damage to monsters 175% changed to 200%
  • Bonus damage to minions changed form 25% to 30%
Divine Sunderer
  • AD increased from 35 to 40
  • Health lowered from 400 to 300
  • Spellblade damage changed to 12% (9% for Ranged owners) target current Health physical damage
Goredrinker
  • AD increased from 45 to 50
  • Health lowered from 450 to 300
  • Ability Haste increased from 20 to 25
Trinity Force
  • Health increased from 200 to 300
Sterak's Gage
  • No longer builds flat AD
  • Removed Blood Lust passive
  • New passive - The Claws That Catch: Gain 40% Base Damage as bonus Attack Damage.
  • Lifeline passive shield changed to 75% Bonus Health Shield
Death's Dance
  • Ignore Pain passive damage spread amount lowered from [35% melee/15% ranged] to [30% melee/10% ranged]
  • Defy passive heal changed from [15% max health] to [175% Bonus AD Health]
Black Cleaver
  • AD increased from 40 to 45
  • Health lowered from 450 to 350
  • Ability Haste increased from 25 to 30
Ravenous Hunter
  • AD increased from 65 to 70
Maw of Malmortius
  • Total cost increased from 2800 to 2900
    • Combine cost increased from 400 to 500
  • AD increased from 50 to 55
  • Ability Haste increased from 15 to 20
Hexdrinker
  • AD increased from 20 to 25
Blade of the Ruined King
  • Total cost increased from 3200 to 3300
  • Combine cost increased from 425 to 525
Hearthbound Axe
  • Total cost lowered from 1100 to 1000

Champion Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.03

There are quite a few champions on the nerf list this patch as well. Did anyone even expect Zeri not to get a nerf after she’s been popping off on the rift right after her debut? Hardly. She isn’t the only champion on the list though.

These are all the champions getting nerfed in LoL Patch 12.03


ChampionNerfs
Zeri
Lightning Crash (R)
  • No longer gains stacks from Hurricane
Senna

Absolution (Passive)

  • Minion soul droprate lowered from 10% to 2.7777%

Piercing Darkness (Q)

  • Slow lowered from 20% to 10%
  • Slow AP increased from 0.06% to 0.08%
  • Slow AD increased from 0.1% to 0.12%
Caitlyn
  • AD growth lowered from 3.8 to 3.4
Piltover Peacemaker (Q)
  • secondary damage lowered from 60% to 50%
Amumu
  • Armor per level lowered from 3.5 to 3
Tantrum (E)
  • Max damage reduction is now 50% of damage instance
Corki
  • First Package Spawn Time changed to 10 minute and Package respawn time increased to 5 minutes
AkshanDirty Fighting (Passive)
  • single shot movespeed lowered from 35-75 to 20-75
  • 3 stack damage lowered from 20-175 to 10-165
Janna (with Glacial)
  • Bugged Interaction Fixed
LeBlancDistortion (W)
  • Damage lowered from 75/115/155/195/235 to 75/110/145/180/215
Twisted FateWind Cards (Q)
  • Damage lowered from [60/105/150/195/240 (+65% AP)] to [60/100/140/180/220 (+75% AP)]

Stacked Deck (E)

  • Attack speed lowered from 20/25/30/35/40%o 10/17.5/25/32.5/40%

Champion Buffs in LoL Patch 12.03

This is probably the shortest list of all the changes being made in this patch. Two champions are being buffed. Does this mean that every other champion is balanced right now? Or are there just way too many overpowered champions and these two are the only ones struggling?

These are all the champions getting buffed in LoL Patch 12.03

ChampionsBuffs
LilliaLilting Lullaby (R)
  • sleep duration increased from 1.5/2/2.5s to 2/2.25/2.5s
Quinn

Heightened Senses (W)

  • Attack speed increased from 20/30/40/50/60% to 28/36/44/52/60%

Behind Enemy Lines (R)

  • Damage increased from 40% AD to 70% AD
Brand
  • Passive mana refund occurs when opponent is killed by a spell
  • R prioritizes nearby targets over Brand


Champion Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.03

Now let’s move on to the champion adjustments. We’ve already touched upon the Ahri changes that will hit the rift quite soon, but one more champion will also be getting adjusted in this patch. Ahri isn’t the only one with a few bigger changes coming her way.

These are the champion adjustments in LoL Patch 12.03

ChampionsAdjustments
AhriP - Essence Theft
  • Killing minions and monsters grants Ahri an essence fragment, after obtaining 9 fragments, Ahri consumes them to heal 40-120 (+25%AP). When Ahri scores a takedown against an enemy champion within 3 seconds of damaging them, she feasts upon their essence healing for 80-200 (+35%AP)
Q - Orb of Deception
  • Mana cost increased 60-100
W - Fox Fire
  • Damage increased and mana cost decreased. Flame duration and movement speed duration increased and an update to the visuals of the ability.
E - Charm
  • Damage increased to 80-200(+60%AP) and mana cost lowered. The 20% damage amp on target has been removed.
R - Spirit Rush
  • 15 second duration instead of 10. Also, consuming a champion's essence with her passive while spirit rush is active, extends its recast duration by up to 10s. The visuals have also been updated.
NamiSurging Tides (Passive)
  • Bonus movement speed toward allies increased from 45 to 90 decaying

Tidecaller's Blessing (E)

  • Bonus magic damage per hit lowered from 25/40/55/70/85 to 20/35/50/65/80

When Will LoL Patch 12.03 Be Released?

The next patch will come out on February 2, 2022. So, you’ve got one more week of completely broken and busted Zeri to enjoy. If you’re unsure how to work her unique kit, don’t worry we’ve got a little guide for you right here!