League of Legends Worlds Patch 12.18 Notes: Buffs, Nerfs, and Release Date

Riot Games has officially revealed the Words patch changes, outlining Ashe & Lee Sin buffs, Miss Fortune & Lulu nerfs, and Maokai & Udyr adjustments.

League of Legends Worlds 2022 is upon us, and ahead of the grand event, we already have all 24 qualified teams with their respective groups for both the play-in & groups stage. Most teams are taking their final preparation and will fly to North America before the event, which kicks off on September 29.

Moreover, to ensure all teams can practice and adapt to meta while keeping the competitive integrity, Riot has also announced the return of the Champions Queue.

However, the only thing — probably the most crucial thing — that was yet to be revealed was the Worlds patch, where pro players will only have two weeks to master the meta.

Even though the last two patches, patch 12.16 & 12.17, were both Worlds-focused, League of Legends Lead Designer Riot Phroxzon has unveiled the final patch for Worlds 2022, patch 12.18 changes.

League of Legends Patch 12.18, however, will be a small one, mainly balancing out patch 12.17’s changes.

“Most champions are only receiving small nudges, especially if we suspect recent changes have overshot,” Riot Phroxzon on the Worlds patch. “We’ve made a significant number of changes since the playoff patches, so we don’t want to completely upend the meta.”

Ashe, Thresh, Lee Sin, and Nasus will receive some buffs on patch 12.18, while Miss Fortune, Kalista, Hecarim, Kayn, Lulu, and Nocturne will see some notable nerfs.

Here’s everything you need to know about Worlds 2022 Patch, patch 12.18 notes.

LoL Patch 12.18 Release Date

All the buffs & nerfs are currently on PBE for testing. And the most important patch of the year, League of Legends patch 12.18, is scheduled to release on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

LoL Patch 12.18 release time and server maintenance:

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

Patch 12.18 Notes

Champion Buffs

Ashe

  • Q:
    • AS increased from 20-40% >>> 25-55%

Thresh

  • HP Growth: 115 >>> 120
  • E:
    • Damage increased 65-185 >>> 75-215

Lee Sin

  • HP Growth: 99 >>> 105
  • W:
    • Vamp increased 5-23% >>> 5-27%

Nasus

  • W:
    • AS slow increased 50% of movespeed slow >>> 75% of movespeed slow
  • R:
    • Cooldown reduced 120s flat >>> 110-90s

Champion Nerfs

Miss Fortune

  • HP Growth: 107 >>> 103
  • AD Growth: 2.7 >>> 2.4

Kalista

  • Base HP reduced 604 >>> 564

Hecarim

  • Q:
    • Bonus AD ratio reduced 95% >>> 90%
    • Ramp damage reduced +6% per 100 bonus AD >>> +5% per 100 bonus AD
  • W:
    • Healing reduced 30% (+2.5% per 100 bAD) >>> 25% (+2% per 100 bAD)

Kayn (Rhaast)

  • Q:
    • HP % Ratio per 100 bonus AD reduced 5% >>> 3.5%

Lulu

  • W:
    • Cooldown increased 17-13s >>> 17-15s
    • Polymorph duration reduced 1.25-2.25s >>> 1.2-2s
    • Movespeed reduced 30% >>> 25%

Nocturne

  • AD Growth: 3.1 >>> 2.6

Champion Adjustments

Maokai

  • Passive Healing reduced 4.8-14% >>> 4.5-12%
  • Q:
    • Monster Bonus damage increased 40-120 >>> 80-160
  • E:
    • AP ratio reduced 42.5% >>> 40%
    • Empowered AP Ratio reduced 85% >>> 80%

Udyr

Base Stats

  • Health per level: 106 >>> 98
  • Armor per level: 5.2 >>> 4.7

[Q] – Wilding Claw

  • Mana Cost: 45-28 >>> 20
  • NEW: First two hits gain 50 attack range (matches awakened functionality)
  • NEW: Awakened version deals an additional 2-5% (+0.03% bonus AD) max health physical damage on first two attacks
  • AP ratio on each lightning strike: 0.006% >>> 0.008%

[W] – Iron Mantle

  • %HP heal: 1.2/1.26/1.32/1.38/1.44/1.5% >>> 1.2%
  • %HP shield: 2/2.4/2.8/3.2/3.6/4.0% >>> 2/2.3/2.6/2.8/3.2/3.5%
  • Life Steal: 15% >>> 15/16/17/18/19/20%

[R] – Wingborne Storm

  • Magic damage: 20/38/56/74/92/110 +0.4AP >>> 20/36/52/68/84/100 +0.35AP
  • Damage to minions: 50/60/70/80% at levels 1/6/11/16 >>> 40/55/70/85%

Skins

League of Legends patch 12.18 will feature Fright Night skins for Annie, Draven, Trundle, Renata Glasc, Urgot, and Nautilus. Moreover, Ashen Knight Sylas & Worlds 2022 Azir will also debut on the same patch.

Ashen Knight Sylas

Ashen Knight Sylas
Image: Riot Games

Worlds 2022 Azir

Worlds 2022 Azir Splash Art
Image: Riot Games

Fright Night Annie

Fright Night Annie
Image: Riot Games

Fright Night Draven

Fright Night Draven
Image: Riot Games

Fright Night Trundle

Fright Night Trundle
Image: Riot Games

Fright Night Renata Glasc & Nautilus

Fright Night Renata Glasc
Image: Riot Games

Fright Night Urgot

Fright Night Urgot
Image: Riot Games

Interested in more Worlds 2022 content? Check out the potential event of Worlds 2022, Worlds 2022’s new Trophy, Worlds 2022 Ward, All Team Icons, and the possible Worlds song by Lil Nas X.

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