LoL Patch 12.5b Notes: Master Yi Buffs, Jinx & Aphelios Nerfs, and More

Riot Games reveals patch 12.5b micropatch changes, nerfing two popular ADC champions Jinx & Aphelios, and giving buffs to Master Yi and four other AD carries.

League of Legends patch 12.5 went live with Master Yi mini-rework, Ahri nerfs, Kennen & Seraphine buffs. Riot usually pushes a new patch every two weeks, but in March, Riot is pausing their regular operation for a week; as a result, patch 12.5 will be a 4-week long patch, and patch 12.6 will release later this month.

However, before going to the break, Riot will push a micropatch, patch 12.5b, to balance out the Summoner’s Rift.

“12.5b is the scheduled micropatch we’re putting out Wednesday to do some balance adjustments before the longer break,” Riot Phlox said.

According to Riot Phlox’s patch 12.5b preview, four ADCs — Varus, Draven, Ashe, and Lucian — are getting buffs as all of them are hovering around 46-49% win rate in soloq. Moreover, recently hotfix nerfed Master Yi is also scheduled to get buffs on patch 12.5b — making him one of the few champions to receive three changes in a single patch.

On the other hand, two ADCs, Jinx & Aphelios, who are currently dominating the pro games, will finally receive some nerfs in Season 12.

Release Date

League of Legends Patch 12.5b micropatch will officially go live on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Patch 12.5b Balance Update

Champion Buffs

Master Yi

  • E:
    • TRUE DAMAGE: 30/37/44/51/58 (+30% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/38/46/54/62 (+30% bonus AD) (base damage reverted only)
  • R:
    • COOLDOWN: 100/90/80 seconds ⇒ 85 seconds at all ranks (reverted)

Varus

  • W:
    • PASSIVE BONUS MAGIC DAMAGE ON-HIT: 7/9/11/13/15 (+30% AP) ⇒ 7/10.5/14/17.5/21 (+30% AP)
  • R:
    • BASE MAGIC DAMAGE: 150/200/250 ⇒ 150/250/350

Draven

  • BASE AD: 60 ⇒ 62

Ashe

  • W:
    • MANA COST: 70 at all ranks ⇒ 75/70/65/60/55
  • R:
    • 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:
    • VIGILANCE BONUS MAGIC DAMAGE ON-HIT: 14 (+10% AD) ⇒ 14 (+20% AD)

Champion Nerfs

Ryze

  • PASSIVE:
    • MAXIMUM MANA INCREASED: 5% per 100 AP ⇒ 10% per 100 AP
  • Q:
    • 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:
    • TOTAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 9/13/17/21/25 (+110% AD) ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30 (+ 110% AD)
  • E:
    • 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:
    • STACKS PER CHAMPION HIT BY INITIAL LIGHTNING CRASH: 3 ⇒ 4
    • BONUS MOVE SPEED PER STACK: 2% ⇒ 1.5%

Jinx

  • Q:
    • 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

System Nerfs

Locket of the Iron Solari

  • CONSECRATE (PASSIVE): BONUS ARMOR & MAGIC RESIST 5 ⇒ 3
  • DEVOTION (ACTIVE): SHIELD AMOUNT 230-385 (target’s levels 1-18) ⇒ 200-365 (target’s levels 1-18)

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