Riot Games Reveals Preview For League of Legends Patch 12.12b and Patch 12.13
It has just been a few days since the latest League of Legends Patch 12.12 was released on the live servers and Riot Games is already gearing up to release a micropatch this coming week since this one is going to be a . Lead Designer on Game Balance Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison confirmed on social media that the game will be receiving a new update in the form of League of Legends (LoL) Patch 12.12b, a micropatch, on 30th June (Thursday).
He , “We're planning for a 12.12 micropatch to hit some outliers for 30 Jun and 12.11 champs that were hit too hard (Kat, Shaco). The rest will be in 12.13, but it will be delayed a week and start coming out ~July 12. Buffs for bursty champs are targeted at non-burst axes mostly.”
This micropatch is targeted at champions who were given too much power through buffs or were hit too hard in the last patch. Notably, the image shared by Phroxzon had the champion buffs, nerfs, and adjustments listed for both LoL Patch 12.12b and LoL Patch 12.13, which is on 13th July.
Changes listed for League of Legends Patch 12.12b
Champion buffs in League of Legends Patch 12.12b
The following are the champions who are getting buffs in the micropatch:
Notably, Shaco and Katarina were given some changes in LoL Patch 12.12 and some of their item builds were targeted. Riot Games felt that a champion like Katarina should not be going for bruiser and tank builds and hence her attack damage (AD) ratios were decreased. Likewise, players were opting for safer builds on Shaco who already has a lot of survivability built in his kit. Therefore, Riot traded some of his durability for more burst.
Champion nerfs in League of Legends Patch 12.12b
Notably, in LoL Patch 12.12, Seraphine and Yuumi were buffed but Bel’Veth and Zeri were nerfed. Now again, these champions are seemingly powerful on the Rift and hence Riot is trimming down their powers.
Changes listed for LoL Patch 12.13
As we know, LoL Patch 12.13 will be released on the live servers on 13th July and this patch will also introduce the players to the new Star Guardian event.
Champions getting buffed in LoL Patch 12.13
LoL Patch 12.13: Champion nerfs
Meanwhile, Riot Games is making adjustments to the entire ability kit of Gwen and is buffing Lethality Mythic items to help assassins. Other than that, the developers are also adjusting Divine Sunderer.
With the micropatch going live in a couple of days' time, Riot Games will give more information about the buffs and nerfs along with actual numbers very soon.