LoL Patch 12.10b


LoL Patch 12.10b: 12 Champs Lined Up For Buffs & Nerfs After Durability Update

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games is bringing forth a mid-patch update for the latest Durability Update patch through LoL Patch 12.10b.
It is addressing 12 champions in total with six getting buffed and the rest receiving nerfs.

The League of Legends community has been left to scratch its head collectively with Riot Games changing the script big-time. It brought in a major patch in LoL Patch 12.10 where it nerfed damage and ramped up vital stats like armor, magic resistance, and health. It also significantly reduced shielding, healing, and sustain present in the game. Now, players will have to mentally prepare for a new set of changes in LoL Patch 12.10b, where a total of 12 champions are further undergoing changes.

All 159 champions in League of Legends underwent changes through the Durability Update but many of the champions are currently struggling in their roles as a result. Now, Riot Games is planning for a mid-patch update, as it previously promised. Since LoL Patch 12.10 was pretty massive, Riot decided to hold off all balance changes for it and release a balance micropatch in the coming days.

Lead designer on game balance Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison wrote on Twitter, “We've been thrilled to see the reception to the durability update across all regions! The team has aligned on the highest priority champions to hotfix. There will be more context & specifics in the mid-patch notes when it's up.

He added that Riot favored champions that have risen and fallen significantly since the release of LoL Patch 12.10. “This means that champions who are already outside our bounds but didn't change (eg. Ryze) are more likely to be addressed in 12.11 than this hotfix.

Game designer Ezra “Phlox” Lynn followed up Phroxzon’s tweet by saying, “The content in the planned hotfix! These are a lot of the biggest risers and fallers from the patch being brought into line. Definitely expect more follow-up in 12.11 and beyond though, we can't catch everything in one micropatch.

LoL Patch 12.10b

LoL Patch 12.10b

Champion buffs and nerfs in LoL Patch 12.10b

The following are the champions that are getting buffed in the upcoming mid-patch update:

  • Renekton

  • Yuumi

  • Kled

  • Vladimir

  • Diana

  • Draven

Those getting their powers further curbed are:

  • Kayle

  • Anivia

  • Taliyah

  • Brand

  • Vayne

  • Senna

Those of you who are disappointed that your favorite champion has not made the list in LoL Patch 12.10b can be a bit hopeful since Riot Games will be addressing another set of champions in the next patch which is slated to drop on 8th June, according to the official patch schedule. In the next couple of days, Riot will also release a detailed patch note describing each of the nerfs and buffs.

The overall reception for the latest patch has been extremely positive with players seemingly enjoying the game now. With the damage creep finally addressed, it feels like champions are dishing out fair amounts of damage, and even if someone gets one shot, it is likely because of mechanical outplays and actual advantages.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant