League of Legends Patch 12.5b Buffs & Nerfs

Patch 12.5 will last throughout all of March, so Riot is implementing a small b-patch, but which champions will get buffed and which ones nerfed?

Uncle Ryze Patch 12.5b
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Master Yi just received a hotfix this weekend, and his win rate has plummeted from 55% in Gold and lower to an abysmal 49% almost instantaneously. It seems like Riot isn’t sure what to do with the wuju warrior, since he is going to get buffed again in Patch 12.5b.

With League of Legends Patch 12.5 being extremely long, Riot has decided to make some changes halfway through the patch. If you’re an ADC main, you’ll have a lot to be worried about, since most changes in the B-patch will have an effect on the bot lane.

Champion Nerfs in League of Legends Patch 12.5b

Ryze is getting nerfed, along with three ADCs. The Ryze nerfs will likely focus on the pro-scene and high elo players, since his win rate in lower elos is at a mere 45%. This is a champion that has a lot of teamfight power, but needs coordination, which players in lower elos don’t have.

ChampionChanges
Ryze
  • Passive - Arcane Mastery
    • Max Mana Increased 5% per 100 AP ⇒ 10% per 100 AP
  • Q - Overload
    • Damage 75/100/125/150/175 (+40% AP) (+3% bonus mana) ⇒ 70/90/110/130/150 (+45% AP) (+3% bonus mana)
Zeri
  • Base AD 58 ⇒ 53
  • Health Growth 85 (1945 at level 18) ⇒ 90 (2030 at level 18)
  • Base Armor 23 (+3.5 per level), 82.5 at level 18 ⇒ 22 (+3 per level), 73 at level 18
  • Basic Attack - Charged Magic Damage Ratio Based on Target's Max Health 3-15% (levels 1-18) ⇒ 1-10% (+0.5% levels 1-7, +1% levels 8-13)
  • Q - Burst Fire
    • Total Physical Damage 9/13/17/21/25 (+110% AD) ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30 (+ 110% AD)
  • E - Spark Surge
    • Cooldown 23/22/21/20/19 seconds ⇒ 23 seconds at all ranks
    • Pierce Damage 80/85/90/95/100% ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100%
  • R - Lightning Crash
    • Stacks per Champion hit by Initial Lightning Crash 3 ⇒ 4
    • Bonus Move Speed per Stack 2% ⇒ 1.5%
Jinx
  • Q - Switcheroo
    • Fishbones Mana Cost 16/17/18/19/20 ⇒ 20 at all ranks
    • Fishbones Range 100/125/150/175/200 ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200
Aphelios
  • Base Armor 28 ⇒ 26
  • Base Health 530 ⇒ 510

Champion buffs in League of Legends Patch 12.5b

Master Yi has been on a roller coaster ride of buffs and nerfs the last few weeks. First, Riot shipped a ‘nerf’ that shot his win rate up to 55% with players abusing his new on-hit affinity, which made Riot nerf him to hell and back. Now he’s back on the buff list.

ChampionChanges
Master Yi
  • Base Health 550 ⇒ 599
  • E - Wuju Style
    • True Damage 30/37/44/51/58 (+30% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/38/46/54/62 (+30% bonus AD) (base damage reverted only)
  • R - Highlander
    • Cooldon 100/90/80 seconds ⇒ 85 seconds at all ranks (reverted)
Varus
  • W - Blighted Quiver
    • Passive Bonus Magic Damage On-Hit 7/9/11/13/15 (+30% AP) ⇒ 7/10.5/14/17.5/21 (+30% AP)
  • R - Chain of Corruption
    • Base Magic Damage 150/200/250 ⇒ 150/250/350

Draven

  • Base AD 60 ⇒ 62
Ashe
  • W - Volley
    • Mana Cost 70 at all ranks ⇒ 75/70/65/60/55
  • R - Enchanted Crystal Arrow
    • Cooldown 100/80/60 seconds ⇒ 80/70/60 seconds

Lucian

  • AD Growth 2.3 (101.1 at level 18) ⇒ 2.9 (111.3 at level 18)
  • Passive - Lighslinger
    • Vigilance Bonus Magic Damage On-Hit 14 (+10% AD) ⇒ 14 (+20% AD)

System Adjustments in League of Legends Patch 12.5b

One item is on the nerf list this patch. Locket of the Iron Solari is going to be nerfed in the b-patch before the Riot balance team goes on vacation. Thankfully, support champions have multiple options for items, so if Riot overshoot the nerf support mains will survive.

SystemChanges
Locket of the Iron Solari
  • Consecrate (Passive) - Bonus Armor & Magic Resist 5 ⇒ 3
  • Devotion (Actove) - Shield Amount 230-385 (target's levels 1-18) ⇒ 200-365 (target's levels 1-18)

Zeri is also getting nerfed again this patch, the new ADC requiring a lot of adjustment since her debut. Renata Glasc on the other hand has been pretty stable. Are bot laners just harder to get right?

When Will LoL Patch 12.5b Be Released?

The B-Patch will be released on Wednesday Match 9, 2022. This means you won't have a lot of time to prepare for all those bot lane changes. If you're an Aphelios main or love to play Zeri, then watch out, you might need to find a new main like Draven!