Udyr Receives Massive Changes on Patch 12.18

Riot announces massive Udyr changes in the upcoming patch 12.18.

The Spirit Walker was released over a decade ago. And ever since then, he did not receive any significant changes. His kit and visuals were very outdated when compared with the recent champions. That’s why Riot promised to give Udyr a much-needed VGU after winning the 2021 VGU poll.

Almost a year later, Riot finally released the reworked Udyr. Even though fans loved the new Udyr, he was significantly over-tuned in his kit and builds. Like pre-rework Udyr, most players opted for tank items rather than damage.

Since the tank builds synergized well with Udyr’s shielding and healing, it made Udyr a menace in ranked games.

Riot Phroxzon announced the preview of the upcoming patch 12.18 on Twitter, where he showcased various new changes coming to the game, including Udyr’s build adjustment.

Read more: League of Legends Worlds Patch 12.18 Notes

Udyr Changes

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%

Riot has nerfed Udyr’s sustain significantly in this new patch, increasing his damage potential. As Riot Phroxzon stated that they wanted to buff Udyr’s DPS while nerfing his tank builds.

Both his health per level and armor per level got reduced. Not only that, but his W also got some much-deserved nerf. Since it was one of the main reasons, tank builds were much stronger on Udyr. His %heal does not scale with level anymore, and his shield also got nerfed.

Udyr’s Q got some much-needed buffs; as before, it was definitely his weakest stance. Now his first two attacks have extra range, and while awakened, the first two attacks deal extra damage.

Udyr’s ultimate also got slightly nerfed as well. Now his R does less AP damage against champions while also doing more damage against minions.

Release date

The Udyr changes will be released in patch 12.18, scheduled to hit live servers on Sept 21, 2022.

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