LoL Patch 12.17: All Buffs And Nerfs

LoL Patch 12.17 is going live today. The League of Legends update brings several buffs, nerfs and other changes into the game. What's going to happen in 12.17 and, the most important question, who will get some new skins? Here's everything you need to know.

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League of Legends Patch 12.17: Lee Sin ready for some breakdance! | © Riot Games

We're almost at the end of the LoL patch schedule with LoL Patch 12.17 and only have a few more weeks to grind our rank and get to Gold to get that free skin – obviously, the biggest priority in LoL ranked. So who gets buffed, who gets nerfed? Let's have a look at the upcoming game changes.


LoL Patch 12.17: Buffs And Nerfs

Along with changes to Miss Fortune and Maokai, Riot has quite a few changes planned for outlying champions this patch. Some of my personal favorites are getting buffed, while other champions that have especially high win presence and win rate in pro-play are getting nerfed.

All Nerfs in Patch 12.17

ChampionNerfs
Nami (Electrocute)Tidecaller's Blessing (E)
  • Only counts as 1 damage instance
TaricBase Stats
  • Magic Resist: 32 ⇒ 28

Dazzle (E)

  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
AzirArise! (W)
  • Sand Soldier Damage: 50-150 (based on level) (+60% AP) ⇒ 50-150 (based on level) (+55% AP)
  • Cooldown: 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds ⇒ 9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6 seconds

Shifting Sands (E)

  • Cooldown: 19/18/17/16/15 seconds ⇒ 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds
Ahri

Charm (E)

  • Charm Duration: 1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85/2 seconds ⇒ 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 seconds
SylasBase Stats
  • Base HP: 595 ⇒ 575

Chain Slash (Q)

  • Cooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds ⇒ 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
TrundleFrozen Domain (W)
  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
WukongBase Stats
  • Attack Speed: 0.711 ⇒ 0.680
  • Movement Speed: 345 ⇒ 340
SivirBase Stats
  • AD Growth: 3 ⇒ 2.8

Ricochet (W)

  • AD Ratio: 30/35/40/45/50% total AD ⇒ 25/30/35/40/45% total AD
RenektonCull of the Meek (Q)
  • Damage: 65/100/135/170/205 (+80% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Furious Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+120% bonus AD) ⇒ 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+140% bonus AD)


All Buffs in Patch 12.17

ChampionBuffs
Twisted FateWild Cards (Q)
  • AP Ratio: 70% ⇒ 80%

Pick A Card (W)

  • Mana Cost: 40/55/70/85/100 ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70
KassadinNull Sphere (Q)
  • Cooldown: 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds ⇒ 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds
  • Mana: 70/75/80/85/90 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80
RellFerromancy: Dismount (W)
  • Movement Speed: 250 ⇒ 280

Attract and Repel (E)

  • Cooldown: 18/16.25/14.5/12.75/11 seconds ⇒ 13 seconds
GravesEnd of the Line (Q)
  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds ⇒ 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds

Collateral Damage (R)

  • Damage: 250/400/550 (+150% bonus AD) ⇒ 275/425/575 (+150% bonus AD)
NocturneBase Stats
  • Attack Speed Ratio: 0.668 ⇒ 0.721

Umbra Blades (P)

  • Cooldown: 14s ⇒ 13s
EzrealArcane Shift (E)
  • Cooldown: 28/25/22/19/16 seconds ⇒ 26/23/20/17/14 seconds
SettHaymaker (W)
  • AD Ratio: 20% per 100 bonus AD ⇒ 25% per 100 bonus AD

Facebreaker (E)

  • Slow: 50% ⇒ 70%
CamilleAdaptive Defense (P)
  • %HP Shield: 17% ⇒ 20%

Hookshot (E)

  • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+75% bonus AD) ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200 (+90% bonus AD)

System Buffs LoL Patch 12.17

SystemBuffs
Seeker's ArmguardAbility Power: 20 ⇒ 30

League of Legends: Miss Fortune Buffs Ahead of Worlds 2022

We have to talk about Miss Fortune for a moment. She's beginner-friendly and a great pick even in the pro-scene. Last year, during the 2021 League of Legends World Championship, she played a big part in the event. Will these upcoming changes make her a strong ADC once more? Or will Zeri and Sivir remain unbeatable?

Miss Fortune AbilityChanges
Q - Double Up
  • Physical Damage: 20/40/60/80/100 (+100% AD) (+35% AP) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35% AP)
  • Cast Time: 0.25s ⇒ Matches Basic Attack Time
W - Strut
  • Mana Cost: 45 ⇒ 35
  • Attack Speed: 40/55/70/85/100% ⇒ 50/65/80/95/110%
E - Make it Rain
  • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
  • Full Damage (8-Ticks): 80/115/150/185/220 (+80% AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP)
  • Slow: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 50% (+4% per 100 AP)
Hecarim Arcana Splash
Will Hecarim be this buff after these changes? | © Riot Games

Hecarim Changes to Make him Viable at Worlds

Hecarim hasn't been feeling all too great in recent times. He's got a mere win rate of 48% and overall this champion just isn't keeping up with others, making him one of the worst picks in the jungle right now. So, he's getting some major buffs to try and help out his identity crisis and make him a true brawler instead of an assassin-wannabe.

Hecarim AbilitiesChanges
Base Stats
  • Armor: 35 ⇒ 32
  • HP Growth: 104 ⇒ 99
Q - Rampage
  • Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+95% bonus AD)
  • Damage per Stack: 2% (+3% per 100 bonus AD) ⇒ 4% (+6% per 100 bonus AD)
  • Q Cooldown per Stack: 1 second ⇒ 0.75 seconds
  • Max Number of Stacks: 2 ⇒ 3
  • Stack Falloff: All at duration end ⇒ 1 stack per second at duration end
  • Mana Cost: 28/31/34/37/40 ⇒ 30
W - Spirit of Dread
  • Cooldown: 14 seconds ⇒ 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
  • [NEW] Armored Cavalry: Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active
E - Devastating Charge
  • Min Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+55% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/45/60/75/90 (+50% bonus AD)
  • Max Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+110% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Minimum Knockback: 250 ⇒ 150
  • Maximum Knockback: 450 ⇒ 350
  • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 ⇒ 18 at all ranks
R - Onslaught of Shadows
  • Fear Duration: 0.75-2 seconds based on distance traveled ⇒ 0.75-1.5 seconds based on distance traveled

Changes to Stopwatch, Zhonya's and Guardian Angel

Stopwatch is probably the best item in all of League of Legends, right? That thing is just too OP. Now imagine if with a cooldown, you can re-use it over and over again. Then you've got Zhonya's Hourglass. Riot is changing both items ahead of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.

ItemChanges
Stopwatch
  • Cost: 650 ⇒ 750 (Note: Perfect Timing will still only contribute 250 gold towards a Stopwatch item)
Guardian Angel
  • Combine Cost: 50 gold ⇒ 150 gold
  • Total Cost: 2800 ⇒ 3000 gold
  • Attack Damage: 40 ⇒ 45
Zhonya's Hourglass
  • Total Cost: 2600 ⇒ 3000
  • Ability Power: 65 ⇒ 80
  • Ability Haste: 10 ⇒ 15

Maokai Adjustments to Hit Rift in LoL Patch 12.17

It looks like Riot is looking to make Maokai jungle a thing once more. The tree from the Shadow Isles hasn't had the greatest time in the position and has mostly seen play in the support position, but that could change with these adjustments to his kit.

Maokai AbilitiesChanges
P - Sap Magic
  • [NEW] Tree Strikes Back: Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces Sap Magic’s cooldown by 1.5 seconds per attack received
  • Heal: 5-45 (+4.5-11% Max Health) (levels 1-15) ⇒ 4-34 (+4.8-14% Max Health) (levels 1-17)
Q - Bramble Smash
  • Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) ⇒ 65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
  • [NEW] Wood You Believe It: Q now deals percent maximum health damage (2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%)
  • [NEW] Branching out: Q now deals 40/60/80/100/120 bonus damage to monsters
E - Sapling Toss
  • [REMOVED] Not so Health-y: Saplings no longer deal maximum percent health damage
  • Base Damage: 20/45/70/95/120 (+7/7.25/7.5/7.75/8% (+70% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 55/80/105/130/155 (+42.5% AP +6% bonus HP)
  • Empowered Brush Damage: 40/90/140/190/240 (+14/14.5/15/15.5/16% (+1.4% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 110/160/210/260/310 (+85% AP +12% bonus HP)
  • [NEW] Minions Activist: Minions no longer take empowered brush damage from Saplings.
  • Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 45/55/65/75/85
  • Slow Amount: 35% ⇒ 45%
  • [NEW] A Lil Sappy: Brush empowered Saplings now slow for 35% ⇒ 45% (+2% per 100 AP) (6% per 1000 bonus HP)
R - Nature's Grasp
  • Missile Initial Speed: 50 ⇒ 100
  • Missile Max Speed: 650 ⇒ 750
  • Missile Acceleration: 250 ⇒ 300
  • [NEW] Make Like a Tree and Leave: Maokai now gains 40/50/60% Bonus Move Speed that decays over 2 seconds upon hitting enemy champions.

ARAM Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.17

Of course, we also have to check out what is happening on the one other game mode Riot still has and that is ARAM. In the previous patch a lot of updates were made, and a few more champions are being adjusted on the single lane.

ARAM Buffs

ChampionsARAM Buffs
Gragas-3% Damage Taken ⇒ -5% Damage Taken

Gwen

+5% Damage Taken ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, 0% Damage Taken
Lee Sin+5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing, +20% Shielding
Qiyana+15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken ⇒ +15% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken
Sylas-5% Damage Taken ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
Zac-4% Damage Taken, +20% Healing

ARAM Nerfs

ChampionsARAM Nerfs
Bel'Veth+5% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
LeBlanc+20% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken ⇒ +17% Damage Dealt, -17% Damage Taken
Nasus+5% Damage Taken ⇒ -5% Damage Dealt, +5% Damage Taken
Sona-5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken ⇒ -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken, -20% Healing, -20% Shielding
Zed+15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken ⇒ +10% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken

Zenith Games & Ages of Runeterra Skins

King Viego Skin Splash
Like, I'm sorry, but he looks so good?! | © Riot Games

We will receive two different skin lines in LoL Patch 12.17, although one of them is just one skin as of now.

The Zenith Games skins are supposed to be a futuristic sport event. A little early for World Cup skins, don't you think?

The other skin line is – in my opinion – a lot more interesting, as it revolves around the upcoming book "Ruination", the story about Kalista and the origin of her, Viego and the Shadow Isles. It's only fitting that Viego would be the first champion to receive an Ages of Runeterra skin, but we're sure that more that are part of the story will follow. Let's see what Hecarim looks like as a human!

  • Zenith Games Lee Sin
  • Zenith Games Jayce
  • Zenith Games Blitzcrank
  • Ages of Runeterra Viego

And that's all there is to LoL Patch 12.17 right now.

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