LoL Patch 12.2 Notes: New Changes, Release Date, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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League of Legends patch 12.2 will include Lethal Tempo and Tahm Kench changes, Janna mini-rework, Sona and Vayne VFX, multiple skin lines, and more.

League of Legends season 12 has finally started with new dragons, objective bounties, teleport changes, and more. Although patch 12.1 was relatively small because of the holidays, the upcoming patch 12.2 seems to be the first major patch of 2022.

Both Janna and Rengar changes that were delayed in the last patch are making their way into patch 12.2. Moreover, Tahm Kench is getting a massive update to his ultimate, which should make him more viable in the support role.

After many speculations, season 12’s second patch, patch 12.2, will also introduce the new ADC champion Zeri – The Spark of Zaun.

Eight champions: Nocturne, Volibear, Yasuo, Yone, Veigar, Tristana, Senna, and Samira are getting buffs on patch 12.2. On top of that, soloq dominant champions like Shen, Talon, Qiyana, Lulu, and Zed are seeing some significant nerfs.

And here’s everything you need to know about LoL patch 12.2 notes.

LoL Patch 12.2 Release Date

League of Legends season 12 patch 12.2 will release on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

LoL Patch 12.2 release time and server maintenance:

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

New Champion – Zeri

Zeri
Image: Riot Games

Ablities

Passive – Living Battery

Zeri gains Move Speed whenever she receives a shield. When she damages an enemy shield, she absorbs its energy, shielding herself.

Q – Burst Fire

  • Passive: Zeri’s basic attack deals magic damage, scales with AP, and is treated as an ability. Moving and casting Burst Fire stores up energy in Zeri’s Sparkpack. When fully charged, her next basic attack will slow and deal bonus damage.
  • Active: Burst Fire shoots a burst of 7 rounds that deal physical damage to the first enemy hit.
    Burst Fire scales with AD and is treated like an attack, with the first round applying on-hit effects. Its cooldown matches Zeri’s basic attack timer.

W – Ultrashock Laser

Zeri fires an electric pulse that slows and damages the first enemy hit. If the pulse hits a wall, it fires a long-range laser from the point of impact.

E – Spark Surge

Zeri dashes a short distance and energizes her next 3 casts of Burst Fire, causing them to pierce through enemies. She will vault over or grind along any terrain she dashes into, depending on the angle. Hitting a champion with an attack or ability reduces Spark Surge’s cooldown.

R – Lightning Crash

Zeri discharges a nova of electricity, damaging nearby enemies, and overcharges herself for a moderate duration. While overcharged, Zeri gains increased damage, Attack Speed, and Move Speed. Attacking enemy champions refreshes the overcharge duration and adds another stack of Move Speed. While overcharged, Burst Fire’s damage concentrates into a faster triple shot that chains lightning between enemies.


Champion Adjustments

Rengar

  • R: Rengar can now leap when Camouflaged. 
Rengar
Image via Spideraxe/Surrender at 20

Tahm Kench

  • Q: 
    • Slow increased from 40% to 50%
  • E:
    • Grey Health: 45/50/55/60/65% >>> 15/25/35/45/55%, increased to 45/50/55/60/65% if there are two or more nearby visible enmies (Dead or Alive)
    • Grey HP to HP: 30-100% lvls >>> 45-100% lvls 1-18
  • R:
    • Shield: 400/500/600 (+100% AP) >>> 500/700/900 (+150% AP)
    • Ally Cast: Slows Kench for 30/20/10% >>> Grants Kench 40% Move Speed for 3 seconds

Janna

Buffs:

  • Base stats:
    • Move speed: 315 >>> 330
    • AD: 46 + 1.5/lvl >>> 52 + 3/lvl
  • Q:
    • Mana Cost: 60-140 >>> 60-100
    • Min Range: 1000 >>> 1100
    • Max Range: 1750 >>> 1760
    • Travel Time: 1.5s >>> 1.25s
    • Investigating: adding an indicator that shows Janna’s team where Q will go (might not work)

Nerfs:

  • Base stats:
    • Attack Range: 550 >>> 500
  • Passive:
    • Janna gains 8% Move Speed >>> Janna gains 8% Move Speed while moving towards allies
    • [REMOVED] Janna’s attacks and W no longer deal bonus Magic Damage based on her bonus Move Speed

Adjustments: 

  • W:
    • Range: 550 (Edge to Edge) >>> 650 (center to center)
    • Slow Duration: 2s >>> 3s
    • Cooldown: 8-6s >>> 12s
    • Damage: 55-175 >>> 70-190
    • Passive Move Speed: 6-10% >>> 8-12%
  • E:
    • Cooldown: 16-12 >>> 15-9
    • Time before shield decays: 0.75 >>> 1.25s
    • Shield amount: 80-220+.7AP >>> 80-200 (+.65 AP)
    • CC’ing an enemy champion with a spell reduces E’s cooldown by 20% >>> Impairing an enemy champion’s movement grants 20% heal and shield power for 5 seconds.
  • R:
    • Healing tick rate: 0.5 >>> 0.25
    • Total healing remains the same

Champion Buffs

Nocturne

  • Base stats:
    • HP/lvl: 85 >>> 95
  • Q:
    • AD Ratio: 75% >>> 85%

Volibear

  • Base stats:
    • AD/lvl: 3 >>> 3.5
  • E:
    • Cooldown: 15 >>> 13s

Yasuo

  • Q:
    • AD Ratio: 100% >>> 105%

Yone

  • Q:
    • AD Ratio: 100% >>> 105%

Veigar

  • Q:
    • Cooldown: 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 >>> 6/5.5/5/4.5/4
    • Stacks from Large Minions/Monsters: 2 >>> 3

Tristana

  • Base stats:
    • HP: 559 >>> 600
    • HP Regen: 3.75 >>> 4

Senna 

  • Q:
    • Now slows enemies by 20%(+6%/100AP)(+10%/100BAD) for 2s

Samira

  • R:
    • Damage per bullet: 0/10/20 (+50% AD) >>> 5/15/25 (+50% AD)

Champion Nerfs

Shen

  • Q:
    • Increased Q damage: 5/5.5/6/6.5/7% >>> 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% Target’s Max HP

Talon

  • W:
    • Bonus Monster Damage: 130% >>> 105%

Qiyana

  • Grass Zone Duration: 3.5 >>> 3s
  • HP Regen: 7.5 >>> 6

Lulu

  • W:
    • Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12s >>> 17/16/15/14/13s

Zed

  • R:
    • Base Damage: 100% AD >>> 65% AD

Item Buffs

Lich Bane

  • Haste: 0 >>> 15
  • Spellblade damage: 150% base AD (+40% AP) >>> 75% base AD (+50% AP)
  • Cooldown: 2.5s >>> 1.5s
  • Build Path Changed

Rylais

  • Cost: 3000 >>> 2600
  • AP: 90 >>> 75
  • Health: 350 >>> 400

System Nerfs

Lethal Tempo

  • Attack Speed Per Stack: Melee 13% >>> 10-15% / Ranged 7% >>> 5-9%

Hextech Soul

  • Damage: 25-75 >>> 25-50

Chemtech Soul

  • Zombie Bleedout Time: 4s >>> 3s
  • Zombie Health: 80% Base + 50% Bonus >>> 70% Base + 40% Bonus

Chemtech Terrian

  • OOC Recamo Timer: 1.5s >>> 2.5s
  • Always Camo on Zone Enter >>> Respect OOC Time
  • Damage Amp: up to 10% >>> up to 12%

VFX Updates

Vayne

Similar to previous VFX updates like Syndra, Zilean, Malzahar, etc., Vayne is also getting a Visual Effects (VFX) on patch 12.2.

YouTube video

Sona

Sona is also getting a VFX update similar to Vayne on League of Legends patch 12.2.

https://youtu.be/pQs00d2AW4Q

Patch 12.2 Skins

Riot has announced four skin lines for the upcoming patch in celebration of the Chinese New Year. All the skins will be part of the Lunar 2022 event, including two Prestige skins.

Crystal Rose

Crystal Rose Janna

Crystal Rose Janna
Image: Riot Games

Crystal Rose Akshan

Crystal Rose Akshan

Withered Rose

Withered Rose Elise

Withered Rose Elise
Image: Riot Games

Withered Rose Zeri

Porcelain 

Porcelain Amumu

Porcelain Amumu
Image: Riot Games

Porcelain Kindred

Porcelain Kindred
Image: Riot Games

Porcelain Lissandra

Porcelain Lissandra
Image: Riot Games

Porcelain Ezreal – Legendary

Porcelain Ezreal
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Porcelain Lux

Porcelain Lux
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Porcelain Lux Prestige Edition

Porcelain Lux Prestige Edition
Image: Riot Games

Firecracker 2022

Firecracker Diana

Firecracker Diana
Image: Riot Games

Firecracker Teemo

Firecracker Teemo
Image: Riot Games

Firecracker Tristana

Firecracker Tristana
Image: Riot Games

Firecracker Xin Zhao

Firecracker Xin Zhao
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Firecracker Sett

Firecracker Sett
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Brave Phoenix Xayah Prestige Edition

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