LoL Patch 12.8 Notes: New Changes, Release Date, and More

League of Legends patch 12.8 will feature Jhin & Kassadin buffs, Jinx & Xayah nerf, Swain’s rework, etc.

Since last year, Riot has been pushing some great mini-reworks for the champions whose kit felt pretty “underwhelming” in modern League of Legends. In 2022, it has only been seven patches, but there are already four big-scale mini-reworks in the Rift. And for the upcoming patch, Riot has already scheduled Swain’s mini-rework while Olaf and ASol’s reworks are also on the horizon.

League of Legends MSI 2022 is just around the corner, and ahead of one of the biggest events of the year, Riot shared patch 12.8, focusing on buffing multiple champions struggling in the meta.

According to the Designer on the Summoner’s Rift team, Riot Phlox, fourteen champions are getting buffs on patch 12.8, including Vladimir, Poppy, Fiddlesticks, Zoe, Kassadin, Sylas, Ezreal, Jhin, and others.

Besides, two of League’s dominant ADC champions at this moment, Jinx & Xayah, are getting nerfs on the upcoming patch as they are causing rampage on both the soloq and pro games. Moreover, Soraka will also receive nerfs on League of Legends patch 12.8.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming LoL patch 12.8 notes.

LoL Patch 12.8 Release Date

League of Legends patch 12.8 will release on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

LoL Patch 12.8 release time and server maintenance:

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

Swain Rework

Ravenous Flock (P)

  • [REMOVED] Swain can no longer pull crowd-controlled enemies.
  • [REMOVED] Swain’s pull no longer deals damage.
  • Healing: 4/5.5/7% (levels 1/6/11) maximum health >>> 4/5.5/7/9% (levels 1/6/11/16) maximum health
  • Health Per Soul Fragment: 5 >>> 12

Death’s Hand (Q)

  • Mana Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 >>> 45/50/55/60/65
  • Cooldown: 9/7.5/6/4.5/3s >>> 7/6/5/4/3s
  • Damage: 55/75/95/115/135 (+40% AP) >>> 60/80/100/120/140 (+40% AP)
  • Additional Bolt Damage: 15/20/25/30/35% >>> 12/22/32/42/52 (+10% AP)
  • Maximum Damage: 88/135/190/253/324 (+64/72/80/88/96% AP) > >> 108/168/228/288/348 (+80% AP)

Vision Of Empire (W)

  • Mana Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 >>> 60/65/70/75/80
  • [NEW] Pings now display enemies in range similar to Twisted Fate (R) and Nocturne (R)

Nevermove (E)

• [NEW] Can now be reactivated to pull all champions rooted by Nevermove
• [NEW] Cooldown is reduced by 20% during Demonic Ascension (R)

Demonic Ascension (R)

  • Cooldown: 120s >>> 100/80/60s
  • Drain Damage per Second: 35/50/65 (+14% AP) >>> 20/45/70 (+10% AP)
  • Drain Heal per Second: 20/35/40 (+16% AP) >>> 20/40/60 (+16% AP) > >> 15/40/65 (+25%)
  • [REMOVED] No longer grants 125/200/275 health
  • [CHANGED] Upon casting Demonic Ascension, Swain gains 50 Demon Power. Demonic Ascension lasts as long as Swain has Demon Power, which drains at a rate of 10 per second. While draining an enemy champion, Swain gains 20 Demon Power per second. After 3 seconds, Swain can cast Demonflare (R2).

Demonflare (R2)

  • Demonflare Damage: 100/150/200 (+50% AP) >>> 150/225/300 (+60% AP)
  • [NEW] Demonflare now slows enemies by 60%, decaying over 1.5 seconds
  • [CHANGED] On casting Demonic Ascension, Swain can cast Demonflare 1 time. This does not end Demonic Ascension
  • [REMOVED] Demonflare no longer charges up based on health drained, up to double damage

Champion Buffs

Mordekaiser

  • Passive:
    • Move Speed: 3% >>> 3%/6%/9% at levels 1/6/11

Vladimir

  • Armor: 23 >>> 27

Poppy

  • W:
    • Cooldown: 24/22/20/18/16 >>> 20/18/16/14/12
  • R1: 
    • Knockup: 0.75 >>> 1 second
  • R2:
    • Missile Speed: 2000 >>> 2500
  • R2: 
    • Knockback Distance: 2400 >>> 3400
  • R: 
    • Channel Refund: 30 >>> 15 seconds

Sejuani

  • Passive:
    • Cooldown: 12 >>> 12-6 seconds based on level

Fiddlesticks

  • W:
    • Healing against champions: 30/35/40/45/50% >>> 30/40/50/60/70% of damage dealt

Zoe

  • Q:
    • Mana cost: 50/55/60/65/70 >>> 40/45/50/55/60
  • R:
    • Mana cost: 50 >>> 40

Kassadin

  • Q: 
    • Shield: 40/70/100/130/160 (+30% AP) >>> 60/90/120/150/180 (+40% AP)

Vel’Koz

  • Q:
    • AP ratio: 80% >>> 90%
  • W:
    • Initial AP ratio: 15% >>> 20%

Xerath

  • E:
    • Stun Duration: 0.5-2 >>> 0.75-2.25 seconds based on distance

Sylas

  • R: 
    • Cooldown: 100/70/40 >>> 80/55/30 seconds

Ezreal

  • R:
    • Cooldown: 120 >>> 120/105/90 seconds

Tristana

  • AD/lvl: 3.3 >>> 3.7

Jhin

  • W:
    • CC duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 >>> 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25 seconds
    • Cooldown: 28-16 >>> 24-14 seconds
  • Damage on W/E is no longer reduced against monsters

Bard

  • Passive: 
    • Damage: 30 (+12 per 5 chimes) >>> 35 (+14 per chimes)
  • W:
    • Max Heal: 55/95/135/175/215 >>> 60/105/150/195/240

Champion Nerfs

Soraka

  • W:
    • Heal: 100/135/170/205/240 (+70% AP) >>> 100/130/160/190/210 (+65% AP)

Jinx

  • Base health: 610 >>> 560

Xayah

  • Q: 
    • Damage: 45/65/85/105/125 >>> 45/60/75/90/105
    • Cooldown: 10-6 >>> 10-8

Champion Adjustments 

AP Kai’Sa

  • Passive:
    • Missing Health Damage Ratio: 2.5% per 100 AP >>> 5% per 100 AP
  • W: 
    • AP Ratio: 70% >>> 45%
  • R: 
    • AP Ratio: 75% >>> 100%

Skins

Riot has officially reintroduced Eclipse skins for 2022, featuring Sivir, Kayle, Sejuani, Aatrox, and Senna — releasing on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Solar Eclipse Sivir – 1820RP

Solar Eclipse Sivir
Solar Eclipse Sivir, Image Via Riot Games

Sun-Eater Kayle – 1350 RP

Solar Eclipse Kayle
Solar Eclipse Kayle, Image Via Riot Games

Solar Eclipse Sejuani – 1350 RP

Solar Eclipse Sejuani
Solar Eclipse Sejuani, Image Via Riot Games

Lunar Eclipse Aatrox – 1350 RP

Lunar Eclipse Aatrox
Lunar Eclipse Aatrox, Image Via Riot Games

Lunar Eclipse Senna – 1350 RP

Lunar Eclipse Senna
Lunar Eclipse Senna, Image Via Riot Games

Prestige Lunar Eclipse Senna – 125 ME

Prestige Lunar Eclipse Senna
Prestige Lunar Eclipse Senna, Image Via Riot Games

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