Ahri Mini-Rework 2022: Ability Changes, Release Date, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
4 Min Read
Image: Riot Games

Riot Games has officially confirmed Ahri mini-rework for League of Legends season 12.

Riot Games has brought some great mini-reworks in season 11 for the champions, who were pretty underwhelming in the meta. Rammus, Xin Zhao, Irelia, and some other mini-reworks have landed very well, and most of their presence in soloq increased quite a bit.

League of Legends season 12 is here, and Riot has already shared plans for the upcoming mini-reworks. In 2022, Teleport is getting meta-defining changes while Janna receives a major update to her kit.

To make the early season 12 even more interesting, League of Legends Lead gameplay designer Riot Axes has confirmed that Ahri is also getting a mini-rework.

Based on stats, Ahri’s pick rate (4.1%) and win rate (50.8%) are pretty average. However, League’s one of the most popular female characters is out of the meta for quite some time now. Moreover, she has not received a big balance update since patch 10.18 changes.

Even Riot believes players who previously resonated with Ahri aren’t enjoying her as much anymore. And the goal of this mini-rework is to make her “fun and well-supported.”

“We do expect that if we succeed with this work, she’ll be more popular,” Riot Axes said.

Now, League of Legends Principal Character Designer, Riot August, has officially shared the Ahri mini-rework details.

Ahri Mini-Rework

Buffs 

  • W:
    • Damage: 40-140 >>> 60-160
    • Mana Cost: 45 >>> 25
    • Flame Duration: 5s >>> 2.5s
    • MS Duration: 1.5 >>> 2s
    • Updated last hitting logic and cleaned up VFX
  • R:
    • Duration: 10s >>> 15s
    • [NEW] Consuming a champion’s Essence with Essence Theft (P) while Spirit Rush is active, extends its recast duration by up to 10s and grants an additional cast of Spirit Rush (up to 3 stored).
    • Cleaned up VFX and added Ammo Bar icons (currently placeholder)

Nerfs

  • Base stats:
    • Health: 526 + 92/lvl >>> 480 + 82/lvl
    • Health Regen: 5.5 >>> 2.5
    • Armor: 21 >>> 18
  • Q:
    • Mana Cost: 65-85 >>> 60-100

Adjustments 

  • Passive:
    • [Reworked] Killing minions or monsters grants Ahri an Essence Fragment. After obtaining 9 Fragments, Ahri consumes them to heal for 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).
    • Brand new VFX+SFX for all skins
  • E:
    • Damage: 60-180 (+40% AP) >>> 80-200 (+60% AP)
    • Mana Cost: 70 >>> 50
    • [REMOVED] No longer grants a 20% damage amp on the target

According to Riot August, the main goal of this rework is to “Lean into her mobile mage identity by allowing R to partially reset, giving her more opportunities to carry fights.”

More Changes on PBE

Ahri’s mini-rework has already received some buffs on the PBE. Here are the changes:

  • Base health increased from 480 to 500
  • Q AP ratio increased from 35% to 45%
  • R cooldown starts after first cast instead of after all casts are over

Release Date

Ahri mini-rework is scheduled to go live on League of Legends patch 12.3, Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

ali ahmed akib gameriv
By Ali Ahmed Akib Editor-in-chief
Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.