Riot games is bringing buffs, nerfs and other adjustments to League of Legends in patch 12.6.


League of Legends PBE: New Treasure Hunter Rune Replacing Ravenous Hunter

Nutan Lele
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Patch 12.6 is bringing nerfs to Lifesteal and changes to Ravenous Hunter.
The Domination minor will now be replaced with Treasure Hunter.

A preview of League of Legends Patch 12.6 is out and along with champion buffs, nerfs and adjustments we’re getting a rune change. The domination tree will see a new Treasure Hunter rune replacing Ravenous Hunter. The Treasure Hunter rune and other patch changes are currently live on the PBE (Public Beta Environment). The rune will grant players additional gold upon takedowns. Players will see these changes along with buffs to Jax and Nidalee, nerfs to Hecarim and Tryndamere and other system adjustments when League of Legends Patch 12.6 goes live on Wednesday, 30th March 2022. Riot Phlox tweeted out a preview of the new patch changes:

What does the new Treasure Hunter rune do?

Currently Ravenous Hunter grants 1.2% omnivamp per Bounty Hunter stack. The maximum amount of Bounty Hunter stacks that you can have is five, setting the maximum bonus at 6% omnivamp for Ravenous Hunter. The Treasure Hunter rune allows players to gain 70 gold when they claim a Bounty Hunter stack, which is increased by 20 gold for each prior Bounty Hunter stack.

The New Treasure Hunter Rune replacing Ravenous Hunter will add to early game snowball potential.

Compared to the slow ramping omnivamp of Ravenous Hunter, Treasure Hunter will increase the snowball potential for the early game with direct gold earnings. YouTuber Ryscu tested out the New Treasure Hunter rune replacing Ravenous Hunter on the PBE. According to the YouTuber, while the rune grants gold exponentially, it doesn’t seem as effective for the late game.

Along with the champion buffs and nerfs and new rune replacement, Fleet Footwork and Legend: Bloodline are getting changed up. Lifesteal is taking a hit during this patch with Vampiric Scepter, Blade of the Ruined King and Bloodward (Ornn’s Immortal Shieldbow variation) all getting nerfs.

Note that these proposed patch notes are subject to change by Riot Games before the release of the new patch.

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