LoL Patch 12.20: All Buffs and Nerfs

LoL Patch 12.20... who would have thought we would be here so soon. It felt like just yesterday that we were watching the Season 12 livestream. So, what exactly does this patch have in store for us though? Let's go over all buffs, nerfs and balance changes before the end of the season.

Bewitching anivia and senna
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It's time for another patch! Now, this is a very special PBE cycle since Riot decided to bombard the entire community with all the preseason changes. Does this mean they're going to go live with LoL Patch 12.20? No.

Riot is giving themselves more time on the beta server to test out the upcoming changes before the end of the League of Legends season, which should be around November 3 or 21. Usually, preseason spans a month and a half so we are predicting the end o the season to be the latter.

LoL Patch 12.20: All Buffs and Nerfs

All Champion Buffs

We are going to be getting some spicy buffs in this patch with champions like Jayce and Gwen getting some love. Maybe because the pro-scene is so caught up in the 2022 World Championship right now, Riot is comfortable buffing these champions?




Lightning Field (W) Melee Stance

  • Mana Restoration: 6/8/10/12/14/16 ⇒ 10/12/14/16/18/20
Trandform Mercury Hammer (R)
  • Bonus Armor and Magic Resist: 5/15/25/35 ⇒ 5/15/25/35 (+ 7.5% bonus AD)
Wukong (Top)Cyclone (R)
  • Physical Damage per Cast: 8/12/16% of target's maximum health (+ 220% AD) ⇒ 8/12/16% of target's maximum health (+ 275% AD)
GwenSnip Snip! Q)
  • Damage per Snip: 10/14/18/22/26 (+5% AP) ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30 (+5% AP)
  • Final Snip Damage: 60/80/100/120/140 (+35% AP) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+35% AP)
EvelynnHate Spike (Q)
  • Bonus Magic Damage to Marked Targets: 10/20/30/40/50 (+25% AP) ⇒ 15/25/35/45/55 (+25% AP)
Allure (W)
  • Charm Duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds ⇒ 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25 seconds
ZiggsBouncing Bombs (Q)
  • Magic Damage: 85/135/185/235/285 (+ 65% AP) ⇒ 95/145/195/245/295 (+ 65% AP)


Defensive Ball Curls (W)
  • Self Slow: 30% ⇒ 0% (Removed)

Soaring Slam (R)

  • Dash Speed: 105% of Move Speed ⇒ 110% of Move Speed

All Champion Nerfs

The nerf list is rather small, but as a Sett connoisseur they hurt me. Deeply. So let's check out all the champions that will be nerfed because Riot deems them too strong.


Base Stats

  • Magic Resist: 32 ⇒ 28

Pit Grit (P)

  • Health Regeneration per 5% of Missing Health: 0.25/0.5/1/2 ⇒ 0.15/0.5/1/2
  • Right Punch AD Ratio: 50% bonus AD ⇒ 55% bonus AD
AatroxDeathbringer Stance (P)
  • Heal: 100% of post-mitigation damage ⇒ 80% of post-mitigation damage
MaokaiSap Magic (P)
  • Healing Based on Maximum Health: + 4.5% - 12% (based on level) maximum health ⇒ + 4% - 10% (based on level) maximum health (note: maximum health ratio will now be 4%, 5%, 6%, 7%, 8%, 9%, 10% at levels 1, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17)
Nature's Grasp (R)
  • Cooldown: 120/100/80 ⇒ 120/110/100

Upcoming Champion Adjustments

Two champions will be getting adjusted in the upcoming League of Legends Patch 12.20. Elise, who has been silently tearing up the jungle is one of those champions. Riot will adjust her Q Range.

  • Cast Range: 625 ⇒ 575
  • Range Detection: Edge of Elise to center of target’s hitbox ⇒ center of Elise to edge of target’s hitbox

Blitzcrank has also been a menace as a support but not strong enough in the jungle, which is why Riot is making some more changes to their kit, so they won't be as OP in the bot lane, but should work fine in the jungle.


Base Stats

  • Base AD: 62 ⇒ 60
  • Base Attack Speed: 0.65 ⇒ 0.625

Mana Barrier (P)

  • Shield Amount: 30% of maximum mana ⇒ 15-45% of maximum mana (levels 1-18)

Overdrive (W)

  • Damage to Monsters: 60-180 (levels 1-18) ⇒ 60-220 (levels 1-18) (note: no longer scales linearly, scaling is as follows: 60/80/100/120/140/160/165/170/175/180/185/190/195/200/205/210/215/220)

Power Fist (E)

  • Empowered Auto Attack Damage against Champions: 200% total AD (+ 25% AP) ⇒ 175% total AD (+ 25% AP)
  • Damage to Non-Champions: unchanged
  • [NEW] To the Moon: Blitzcrank now has a chance to uppercut monsters to the moon when overkilling them

Akshan and Kennen will also get some adjustments to help them out in future patches. So let's just check out their small adjustments that Riot implemented in LoL Patch 12.20.


Heroic Swing (E)

  • Swing Duration: 3 seconds ⇒ infinite
KennenLightning Speed (E)
  • [NEW] Shadow Shuriken Jutsu: After ending his E, Kennen’s bonus attack speed buff will now allow him to surpass the 2.5x attack speed limit

System Changes in LoL Patch 12.20

In this patch a couple of items and runes will also be buffed and nerfed. Mortal Reminder and Sterak's Gage are currently on the buff list for systems, while Lethal Tempo and Frozen Heart will be seeing some nerfs in the upcoming patch.

  • Mortal Reminder
    • Total Cost: 2500 ⇒ 2600
    • Attack Damage: 25 ⇒ 35
    • Attack Speed: 25% ⇒ 20%
  • Sterak's Gage
    • The Claws that Catch bonus AD: 45% base AD ⇒ 50% base AD
    • Lifeline Shield Amount: 75% Bonus Health decaying over 3.75 seconds ⇒ 80% Bonus Health decaying over 4.5 seconds
  • Lethal Tempo
    • Bonus Auto Attack Range: 50 for melee champions, 75 for ranged ⇒ 50 for melee and ranged champions
  • Frozen Heart
    • Total Cost: 2500 ⇒ 2700
    • Combine Cost: 600 ⇒ 800
    • Armor: 80 ⇒ 90
    • Rock Solid Damage Reduction: 7 (+ 3.5 per 1000 health) ⇒ 5 (+ 3.5 per 1000 health)

Demonic Embrace is also on the chopping block, receiving some adjustments. The item will look to give a champion less HP, but more AP making it a more offensive item. Champions like Zyra will love it.

  • Demonic Embrace
    • Health: 450 ⇒ 350
    • Ability Power: 60 ⇒ 70
    • Ranged Burn Damage per Tick: 1% maximum health ⇒ 0.8% maximum health

Skins Released in LoL Patch 12.20

Of course, one thing we can already talk about are the upcoming League of Legends skins. Since this patch will release shortly before Halloween we're going to be getting the usual Halloween skins – Bewitching skins! Five champions will don the new Bewitching skins.

  • Bewitching Anivia
  • Bewitching LeBlanc
  • Bewitching Senna
  • Bewitching Cassiopeia
  • Bewitching Neeko

Those are the five skins we know we are going to get. Sorry, if you were hoping for the big K'Sante reveal, you're going to have to wait another two weeks because that's when he will hit the PBE server.

LoL Patch 12.20 Release Date

If we're looking at the upcoming League of Legends Patch schedule then we can see that LoL Patch 12.20 is going to release on October 19, 2022. Then, on October 20, 2022 Riot will release the new Bewitching skins.

So, get ready for the upcoming League of Legends Patch and once we know more on the upcoming buffs and nerfs, don't worry we're going to keep this article up to date so make sure to check back often.

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