League of Legends Patch 12.17 Notes: Buffs, Nerfs, and Release Date

Riot Games has outlined the upcoming patch 12.17 changes, buffing champions like Miss Fortune, Graves, & Ezreal; nerfing Nami, Sylas, & Sivir; and adjusting Maokai & Hecarim.

One of the most anticipated esports tournaments of the year, Worlds 2022, is just around the corner — starting September 29. And ahead of the grand event, Riot is taking all sorts of precautions with their balance updates so that all 24 teams qualified for the event can have a healthy and exciting meta.

According to many, the pro meta, however, is already in a good place after the Durability update and patch 12.14’s dragon buffs & healing outlier nerf. Even League of Legends lead designer Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison said, “Playoffs have been pretty exciting, and we’re happy with the state of things.”

Nevertheless, some champions are still causing havoc in both soloq & pro play, while others are still underperforming in the meta.

Therefore, League of Legends Lead Designer Riot Phroxzon has now shared the upcoming patch 12.17 changes, focusing on adjusting a “few of the outliers.”

The first major change of patch 12.17 will be the Maokai mini-rework, where they are changing his kit to get him back into the top & jungle role, followed by the massive Miss Fortune & Hecarim changes.

Moreover, some soloq dominant champions like Sivir, Taric, Sylas, & Nami will get some nerfs, along with Azir, Ahri, Trundle, Wukuong, & Renekton, for their unhealthy pro games presence.

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Besides, Riot is also buffing some underperforming champions like Twisted Fate, Kassadin, Graves, Nocturne, Ezreal, Camille, and Sett. Rell, who is getting a mini-rework in the upcoming patches, is also scheduled to receive some buffs.

And not to mention the Stopwatch nerf that should shake up the early game.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming League of Legends patch 12.17.

LoL Patch 12.17 Release Date

All the changes are currently on PBE for testing. And League of Legends patch 12.17 is scheduled to release one day later than usual, on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

LoL Patch 12.17 release time and server maintenance:

  • NA: 3:00 AM PT
  • EUW: 5:00 UK time
  • EUNE: 3:00 CET

LoL Patch 12.17 Notes

Maokai Mini-Rework

Passive – Sap Magic

  • [New] Getting hit by Large jungle monsters reduce the passive cooldown by 1s per auto.

Q – Bramble Smash

  • [Adjust] Base damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (40% AP) –> 65/110/155/200/245 (40% AP)
  • [New] Percent max health damage: 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%
  • [New] Bonus damage to monsters 20/35/50/65/80

E – Sapling Toss

  • [Removed] Percent max health damage
  • [Adjust] Base damage total: 20-120 –> 45-185 (40% AP + 3% total HP)
  • [Adjust] Bush damage total: 40-240 –> 75-315 (80% AP + 6% total HP)
  • [New] Empowered damage does not affect minions
  • [Buff] Mana cost: 60/70/80/90/100 –> 45/55/65/75/85
  • [Buff] Slow amount : 35% –> 45%
  • [New] Empowered bush slow amount 55%

R – Nature’s Grasp

  • [Buff] Missile Initial Speed: 50 –> 100
  • [Buff] Missile Max Speed: 650 –> 750
  • [Buff] Missile Acceleration: 250 –> 300
  • [New] Movespeed on champion hit: 40-60% MS decaying over 2s

Champion Adjustments

Hecarim

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 bonus 100AD)
  • Q Cooldown per stack: 1s >>> 0.75s
  • 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

  • [NEW]: 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 >>> 17 at all ranks

R – Onslaught of Shadows

  • Fear Duration: 0.75-2s based on distance traveled >>> 0.75-1.5s based on distance traveled

Miss Fortune

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 >>> 18/17/16/15/14
  • Full Damage (8 – tick): 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)

R – Bullet Time

  • Bonus Critical Chance Damage: 20% of each wave’s damage >>> 30%

Champion Buffs

Here are all the champions getting buffs on patch 12.17:

Kassadin

  • Q CD:11-9s >>> 10-8s
  • Q Mana: 70-90 >>> 60-80

Twisted Fate

  • Q AP Ratio: 70% >>> 80%
  • W Mana: 40-100 >>> 30-70

Rell

  • W Dismount MS: 250 >>> 280
  • E CD: 18-11s > 15s

Graves

  • R Damage: 250-550 >>> 275-575
  • Q CD: 12-8s >>> 13-7s

Nocturne

  • AS Ratio: 0.668 >>> 0.721
  • Passive CD: 14s >>> 13s

Ezreal

  • E CD: 28-16s >>> 26-14s

Camille

  • Passive %HP Shield: 17% >>> 20%
  • E Bonus AD Ratio: 75% >>> 90%

Sett

  • W AD Ratio: 20% per 100 bAD >>> 25% per 100 bAD
  • E Slow: 50% >>> 70%

Champion Nerfs

Here are all the champions getting nerfs on patch 12.17:

Nami (Eelctrocute)

  • E only counts as 1 damage instance

Taric

  • Base MR: 32 >>> 28
  • E CD: 15-11s >>> 16-12s

Azir

  • W AP Ratio: 60% >>> 50%
  • E CD: 19-15s >>> 22-16s

Ahri

  • Base HP: 570 >>> 550
  • E Duration: 1.4-2s >>> 1.2-2s

Sylas

  • Base HP: 595 >>> 575
  • Q CD: 10-6s >>> 11-7s

Trundle

  • W CD: 15-11s >>> 18-14s

Wukong

  • Base AS: 0.711>>> 0.68
  • Base MS: 345 >>> 340

Sivir

  • AD Growth: 3 >>> 2.8
  • W AD Ratio: 30-50% tAD >» 25-45% tAD
  • Q Damage: 65-205 (+80% bonus AD) >>> 60-180 (+100% bonus AD)

Renekton

  • Q Emp Damage:100-300 (+120% bonus AD) >>> 90-260 (+140% bonus AD)

Item Changes

Stopwatch

  • Cost increased from 650 to 750

Seeker’s Armguard

  • AP increased from 20 to 30

Zhonya’s Hourglass

  • Cost increased from 2600 to 3000
  • AP increased from 65 to 80
  • Ability haste increased from 10 to 15

Guardian Angel

  • Cost increased from 2900 to 3000
  • AD increased from 40 to 45

Skins

League of Legends patch 12,17 will feature a new Football inspired skin line called the Zenith Games and the King Viego Skin. All the skins will release on Friday, September 10, 2022.

Zenith Games Blitzcrank

Zenith Games Blitzcrank
Image Credit: Riot Games

Zenith Games Lee Sin

Zenith Games Lee Sin
Image Credit: Riot Games

Zenith Games Jayce

Zenith Games Jayce
Image: Riot Games

King Viego

King Viego Splash Art
Image: Riot Games

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