Riot Games in LoL Patch 12.21 brings forth changes to a handful of champions

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LoL Patch 12.21 Preview: Ahri, Malzahar Buffed; Blitzcrank Nerfed

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games previewed LoL Patch 12.21 in detail and a handful of champions are getting slight adjustments.
The patch will go live on 2nd November and will introduce K’Sante to the players.

League of Legends pre-season changes are fast approaching and LoL Patch 12.21 will be the game's final major update before we get a taste of Season 13. Riot Games has decided to keep the number of champions getting adjusted to the minimum. Notably, this patch will introduce top-lane tank K’Sante, or the Pride of Nazumah, to the Summoner’s Rift. Lead designer on game balance Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison stated that all the attention of the developers is on making sure that the preseason is headed the right way.

On 25th October, Phroxzon said, “Patch is short and sweet this week. The team is heads down on making sure that Preseason is at the quality level to go out the door. Really excited. Only addressing significant outliers that aren't overly affected by the changes. The Malz/Rumble changes are last hit assistance.” Following this, the detailed patch preview was released on 27th October, giving insights into the nerfs and buffs.

Here are the patch notes.


LoL Patch 12.21: Buffs

The following are the champions and their abilities that are getting buffed:

Ahri League of Legends

Ahri

  • Q (Orb of Deception) - Mana Cost: 60-100 >>>: 55-95

  • Q Ability Power (AP) Ratio: 40% >>> 45%

Corki

  • Health Growth: 101 >>> 105

  • Attack Damage (AD) Growth: 2.5 >>> 2.8

Malzahar

E (Malefic Visions) Executes minions below 15-45 health (levels 1-11)

Xin Zhao

  • P (Determination) 3rd Hit Damage: 15-45% tAD >>> 15-60% tAD 

  • Heal AP Ratio: 55% >>> 65% 

  • E (Audacious Charge) cooldown (CD): 12s >>> 1s


Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.21

Blitzcrank recieves a nerf.

Blitzcrank

  • Base Health: 653 >>> 635 

  • Armor: 32 >>> 28-WAS: 40-92% > 30-82%

Bel'Veth

  • E (Royal Maelstorm) CD: 20-16s >>> 24-18s 

  • R (Endless Banquet) Remora Health: 40-70% >>> 40-60% of minion's health

Miss Fortune

  • E (Make it Rain) Slow: 50% (+4% per 100AP) >>> 40% (+6% per 100AP) 

  • E AP Ratio: 100% >>> 120% 

  • R (Bullet Time) AP Ratio: 20% >>> 25%


When will LoL patch 12.21 release?

According to Riot Games’ official patch schedule, LoL Patch 12.21 will go live on 2nd November. The following are the release timings for the different regions: 

  • Oceania: 10 AM AEDT

  • North America: 3 AM PT

  • Europe West: 5 AM GMT 

  • Europe Nordic and East: 3 AM CET

  • Korea: 8 AM KST

Riot Games unveiled the next skin collection in League of Legends called the Empyrean skins and it features a Prestige skin for K'Sante

Players will face downtime for a few hours when the servers go into maintenance before LoL Patch 12.21 releases. Additionally, when the new patch goes live, players can get their hands on the latest League of Legends champion K’Sante and experiment with his unique ability kit. He will also be receiving a Prestige skin – Prestige Empyrean K’Sante – upon release and notably, this skin is a collaboration between Lil Nas X and Riot Games.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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