Patch 12.12 is a very small patch compared to 12.10 and 12.11. It seems as if Riot is very happy with all the changes implemented and only needs to change a few small things in 12.12. And as you can see from the picture, Zeri is at it again...
Champion Buffs in 12.12
Some of these champions make me a little nervous. Do we really want a Heimerdinger meta again? But compared to the previous patches, this list is definitely much shorter. So who gets a buff in 12.12?
|Amumu||Q Mana Cost: 70 > 30-50
R Damage: 150-350 > 200-400
|Annie||Q AP Ratio: 75% > 80%
Tibbers HP: 1200-3000 > 1300-3100 - Tibbers Resistences: 30-70 > 30-90
|Blitzkrank||Q Damage: 90-290 > 105-305
R Damage: 250-500 > 275-525
|Heimerdinger||Turret Health: 150-575 > 175-700 - Turret Base Damage: 6-18 > 7-23
E Cooldown: 12s > 11s
|Ivern||Passive Base Health Cost: 23% > 20% - P Base Mana Cost: 34.5% > 30%
E Shield: 70-190 > 80-2020
Daisy Base HP: 1250-3750 > 1300-3900 - Daisy Resistances: 15-90 > 20-100
|Jarvan IV||Mana Per Level: 40 > 55
Passive Cooldown: 6s > 6/5/4/3 (lvls 1/6/11/16)
|Seraphine||E Cooldown: 11-9 > 10 - E CC Duration: 1 > 1.5|
|Yorick||Mist Walker Base Health: 100-185 (+15% Yoricks HP) > 110-212 (+20% Yoricks HP)
Mist Walker Movement Speed: 300 > 325
Maiden Base Health: 300-3000 (+70% Yoricks HP) > 350-3300 (+75% Yoricks HP)
Maden Chase Range on E: 1600 > 1200 (Maiden should int less)
And those are all the buffs we will be getting in 12.12. Ivern got some huge buffs and will have a much better early game, but I don't know if that will be enough because he just isn't a good fighter. We should also start to see some more Yorick's with those buffs, but I also don't think that he will become meta, he just isn't a good team fighter and in 1v1s, he still can be out dueled. But, it's all speculation, who knows, maybe both of them will start taking over the top lane and jungle.
Champion Nerfs in 12.12
Would you look at that. Zeri gets a few buffs and is immediately nerfed twice in a row. Zeri has been involved in 8 out of the last 11 patches. Riot just can't balance this champion. She's either too strong or completely useless. Who else will get a nerf?
|Bel'Veth||Stats: AA Range: 125 > 175 - HP Regen: 8.5 + 8.5/lvl > 7 + .7/lvl
Passive: Value of stacks: .25%-1.25% AS (by lvl 18) > .28%-1% AS (by lvl 13) - can now gain stacks off large minions
Q: Fixed a bug where Q would cause R´s true damage on-hit to deal double damage
E: Damage per hit 8-20 > 8-16
R: Explosion missing health damage: 25-35% > 25% - Bonus AA Range: 50-100 > 50
Void Remora Health: 70% > 50-70%
Fixed a bug where Bel'Veth would loose R´s bonus health if she devoured a void epic coral while already in her true form
|Dr. Mundo||Passive: Regen 1-2% Bel'Veth 0.8-1.6%
R Base Health Increase: 10-20% missing health > 8-15% missing health
|Fiora||Passive: Max % Health True Damage: 3% (+5.5% per 100 bonus AD) > 2% (+5.5% per 100 bonuns AD)|
|Janna||W MS: 6-12% > 6-10% - W Slow: 24-40% > 20-36%
E Shield Strength: 75-175 (+60% AP) > 65-165 (+55% AP)
|Lucian||Base AD: 62 > 60
Q Damage: 95-235 > 95-215
|Singed||W Slow: 60% > 50-70%
R Base Stats: 30-90 > 20-100
|Viego||Passive Heal on Possesion: 2.5% > 2% targets max HP
R Bouns Damage: 15-25% missing HP > 12-20% missing HP
W > E no longer instantly stealths Viego
|Zeri||Health Regen: 3.25 > 4.5 - Health Regen growth: 0.55 > 0.7
W Damage: 10-150 (+150% tAD)(+70% AP) > 20-160 (+130% tAD)(60% AP)
Somewhat surprising that Bel'Veth gets a nerf despite her win rate being so poor. The other champions are all self-explanatory. Fiora, Janna, Singed (mid lane), and Viego are the strongest champions in their lane, so nerfs are in order here. For all the people that know maths, Fioras nerf is actually insane, and we will see a new best top laner in 12.12. Singed buffs don't seem nearly big enough to get rid of him in the mid lane. Oh, the misery.
Riot wants to make Shaco and Katarina more feast or famine Champions, which means you snowball or int like crazy. Seems like, they will be adjusting the Ratios on the champion, so you're forced to go full damage items, if you want them to be effective. So, What did they adjust?
|Katarina Build Paths||Passive Dagger Bonus AD Ratio: 75% > 65%
E Damage: 15-75 (+50% tAD) > 20-80 (+40% tAD)
R Bonus AD Ratio: 16% + 12.8% per 1.0 Attacks/s > 16% + 16 per 1.0 Attacks/s
On Hit Ratio per Dagger: 25-35% > 28-38%
|Shaco||Armor Growth: 4.7 > 4 - HP Growth: 103 > 99
Q AD Ratio: 25%-40%
W AP Ratio: 9% > 12%
E AP Ratio: 50% > 60% - E AD Ratio: 70% > 75% AD
|Yuumi||Passive Shield: 56-360 > 60-380
E Base Heal: 70-190 > 70-150
|Soraka||R Healing: 125-275 > 150-350 - No longer removes Grevious Wounds|
The fact that Soraka R doesn't remove Grievous Wounds anymore, is an insane nerf and will probably kill her in the support role. Usually, you want to start with an AD item on Kat, but after these changes, you just want to stack as much AP as possible. As for Shaco, I'm not sure they want him to go full AD or full AP, as they increased both ratios. Maybe a hybrid build is going to be the new Shaco meta?
System Adjustments in Patch 12.12
Only 2 adjustments to the system in this patch.
|Night Harvester||Now includes Fiendish Codex - cost remains unchanges|
|Predator||Max MS 45% > 25-50% (on levels)
Damage: 40-120 (+20% bonus AD)(+10% AP) > 20-180 (+25% bonuns AD)(+15% AP)
Cooldown: 90-60 > 120-60
And that's all the known changes so far. We know that Riot is working on Lethality changes, and these should also come in Patch 12.12. What do you think of the changes? Has your main been buffed or nerfed?