League of Legends 12.17 patch notes - release date, champion buffs, nerfs, skins, more

League of Legends patch 12.17 will be released soon, and the devs have already revealed some info about the forthcoming changes.

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League of Legends 12.17 patch notes

League of Legends is a multiplayer online game, but it isn't an MMO in the sense that it focuses on gameplay rather than an open world to explore. The title is a MOBA that can be challenging to get into for newbies, especially since it has been on the market for a long time, but it does not require a strong PC to play.

We recently received a significant LoL patch 12.16 update which included various changes in the main game, including major buffs and nerfs for several champions, as well as interesting gameplay adjustments.

Now while Riot continues to tinker with all of the major changes in LoL patch 12.17, the live game is indeed moving forward. After dealing with more than 10 champions in the previous update, the developer is now focusing on adjusting a few of the outliers.

Riot is concentrating on champions like Maokai, Miss Fortune, Hecarim, and others in patch 12.17. Moreover, the main focus of the LoL patch 12.17 is to try and tap down a few outliers and add a few situational picks back into the meta

So let's get to know what has been detailed so far with regards to the League of Legends 12.17 patch, including changes, champions buffs and nerfs, new releases, and more.

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League of Legends 12.17 patch notes

League of Legends Designers on the Summoner's Rift team, detailed the upcoming LoL patch 12.17 changes on August 31st.

A few champions will be nerfed as usual, while League of Legends Patch 12.17 will also enhance the abilities of a few champions.

Phroxzon stated regarding the LoL 12.17 patch, "Things are still subject to change, but we're looking at fine tuning and getting tests on a bunch of picks here to ensure we're not swinging too hard up/down. Generally not looking to heavily disrupt the metas that teams qualified on."

Twisted Fate, Kassadin, Graves, Nocturne, and others are among the champions that will be buffed as part of the 12.17 update, and Sivir, Taric, Sylas, and others will be receiving nerfs. Moreover, Maokai, Miss Fortune, and Hecarim are the champion that will receive changes to their kits with the LoL 12.17 patch.

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League of Legends patch 12.17 Champions buffs and nerfs

As mentioned above, a series of champions receive buffs and nerfs with the upcoming patch, and this time we also have a few champions leading the list of champion adjustments.

Moreover, Maokai, Miss Fortune, and Hecarim are the characters that have undergone major kit changes with patch 12.17.

LoL Patch 12.17 Champion Adjustment:

On August 25th, Riot August revealed LoL Maokai adjustments stating, "Goal is to improve the feel of some of his spells + get him back into top and jungle without eliminating his support playstyle. "

  • LoL Maokai rework

LoL Maokai's Passive – Sap Magic

  • [New] Getting hit by Large jungle monsters reduce the passive cooldown by 1s per auto.

LoL Maokai's Q – Bramble Smash

  • [Adjust] Base damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (40% AP) –> 65/110/155/200/245 (40% AP)
  • [New] Percent max health damage: 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%
  • [New] Bonus damage to monsters 20/35/50/65/80

LoL Maokai's E – Sapling Toss

  • [Removed] Percent max health damage
  • [Adjust] Base damage total: 20-120 –> 45-185 (40% AP + 3% total HP)
  • [Adjust] Bush damage total: 40-240 –> 75-315 (80% AP + 6% total HP)
  • [New] Empowered damage does not affect minions
  • [Buff] Mana cost: 60/70/80/90/100 –> 45/55/65/75/85
  • [Buff] Slow amount : 35% –> 45%
  • [New] Empowered bush slow amount 55%

LoL Maokai's R – Nature’s Grasp

  • [Buff] Missile Initial Speed: 50 –> 100
  • [Buff] Missile Max Speed: 650 –> 750
  • [Buff] Missile Acceleration: 250 –> 300
  • [New] Movespeed on champion hit: 40-60% MS decaying over 2s

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On August 29th, Riot Truexy revealed LoL Miss Fortune changes stating, "A few bigger changes coming to PBE this week for a couple champs. Starting with MF, aiming to buff her Crit builds and shift Lethality builds a bit more towards Q max over E spam."

  • LoL Miss Fortune adjustments

LoL Miss Fortune's Q – Double Up

  • Physical Damage: 20/40/60/80/100 (+100%AD) (+35% AP) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35%AP)
  • Cast Time: 0.25s ⇒ Matches Basic Attack Time

LoL Miss Fortune's W – Strut

  • Mana Cost: 45 ⇒ 35
  • Attack Speed: 40/55/70/85/100% ⇒ 50/65/80/95/110%

LoL Miss Fortune's E – Make it Rain

  • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14
  • Full Damage (8 – tick): 80/115/150/185/220 (+80%AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP)
  • Slow: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 50% (+4% per 100 AP)

LoL Miss Fortune's R – Bullet Time

  • Bonus Critical Chance Damage: 20% of each wave’s damage ⇒ 30%

On August 30th, Riot Truexy also revealed LoL Hecarim changes stating, "Pushing him to have more incentives to be a Fighter/Bruisers and less an assassin/full tank. This is aimed to be a buff, so we'll be tuning this the rest of the week."

  • LoL Hecarim adjustments

LoL Hecarim's Q – Rampage

  • Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+95% bonus AD)
  • Damage per stack: 2% (+3% per 100 bonus AD) ⇒ 4% (+6% per bonus 100AD)
  • Q Cooldown per stack: 1s ⇒ 0.75s
  • Max number of stacks: 2 ⇒ 3
  • Stack Falloff: All at duration end ⇒ 1 stack per second at duration end
  • Mana Cost: 28/31/34/37/40 ⇒ 30

LoL Hecarim's W – Spirit of Dread

  • [NEW]: Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active

LoL Hecarim's E – Devastating Charge

  • Min Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+55% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/45/60/75/90 (+50% bonus AD)
  • Max Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+110% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Minimum Knockback: 250 ⇒ 150
  • Maximum Knockback: 450 ⇒ 350
  • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 ⇒ 17 at all ranks

LoL Hecarim's R – Onslaught of Shadows

  • Fear Duration: 0.75-2s based on distance traveled ⇒ 0.75-1.5s based on distance traveled

Now let's have a look at the champion buffs that will be seen in LoL patch 12.17.

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LoL Patch 12.17 Champion buffs:

Now that Worlds 2022 is rapidly approaching, one of the most anticipated esports events of the year, it is also the right time of the year for Riot to reveal some of their anticipated modifications for the major event.

The largest meta changer leading up to the World Championship is LoL patch 12.17, which came after a few smaller updates as regions completed their qualification procedures. Significant changes are being made to three champions, and the mid-lane will see a number of changes to shake things up there.

A few mediocre champions, including Twisted Fate, Kassadin, Graves, Nocturne, Ezreal, Camille, and Sett are receiving buffs from Riot. In the forthcoming patches, Rell, who is having a minor overhaul, will also get some buffs in LoL patch 12.17.

The champions receiving LoL Patch 12.17 buffs are:

  • Kassadin

Q CD:11-9s ⇒ 10-8s

Q Mana: 70-90 ⇒ 60-80

  • Twisted Fate

Q AP Ratio: 70% ⇒ 80%

W Mana: 40-100 ⇒ 30-70

  • Rell

W Dismount MS: 250 ⇒ 280

E CD: 18-11s > 15s

  • Graves

R Damage: 250-550 ⇒ 275-575

Q CD: 12-8s ⇒ 13-7s

  • Nocturne

AS Ratio: 0.668 ⇒ 0.721

Passive CD: 14s ⇒ 13s

  • Ezreal

E CD: 28-16s ⇒ 26-14s

  • Camille

Passive %HP Shield: 17% ⇒ 20%

E Bonus AD Ratio: 75% ⇒ 90%

  • Sett

W AD Ratio: 20% per 100 bAD ⇒ 25% per 100 bAD

E Slow: 50% ⇒ 70%

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LoL Patch 12.17 Champion nerfs:

Now coming to LoL Patch 12.17 Champion nerfs. Similar to the buffs, developers also revealed the LoL Patch 12.17 champion nerfs, and the list of champions isn't that long.

As we approach Worlds 2022, the developer is now concentrating on the mid lane. Riot has targeted five mid lane champions with three nerfs and two buffs. The former category includes Azir, Ahri, and Sylas, with their durability suffering the most as a result of Azir's more damage-focused nerfs.

In addition, a few champions who are strong in soloq, including as Sivir, Taric, and Nami, will receive nerfs for their unwholesome pro games presence.

  • Nami (Eelctrocute)

E only counts as 1 damage instance

  • Taric

Base MR: 32 ⇒ 28

E CD: 15-11s ⇒ 16-12s

  • Azir

W AP Ratio: 60% ⇒ 50%

E CD: 19-15s ⇒ 22-16s

  • Ahri

Base HP: 570 ⇒ 550

E Duration: 1.4-2s ⇒ 1.2-2s

  • Sylas

Base HP: 595 ⇒ 575

Q CD: 10-6s ⇒ 11-7s

  • Trundle

W CD: 15-11s ⇒ 18-14s

  • Wukong

Base AS: 0.711⇒ 0.68

Base MS: 345 ⇒ 340

  • Sivir

AD Growth: 3 ⇒ 2.8

W AD Ratio: 30-50% tAD >» 25-45% tAD

Q Damage: 65-205 (+80% bonus AD) ⇒ 60-180 (+100% bonus AD)

  • Renekton

Q Emp Damage:100-300 (+120% bonus AD) ⇒ 90-260 (+140% bonus AD)

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LoL Patch 12.17 System Adjustments

Regarding the system changes, developers have likewise listed a few Item Changes that are coming in LoL patch 12.17.

LoL 12.17 Item Changes


  • Cost increased from 650 to 750

Seeker’s Armguard

  • AP increased from 20 to 30

Zhonya’s Hourglass

  • Cost increased from 2600 to 3000
  • AP increased from 65 to 80
  • Ability haste increased from 10 to 15

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League of Legends patch 12.17 skins

The League of Legends cosmetics keeps on coming with each new patch and the same will be the case with LoL patch 12.17.

We got the Steel Valkyries 2022 skins as the new skin set in patch 12.16, and now we have another set of LoL 2022 skins.

As revealed by devs and leaks earlier, these LoL patch 12.17 skins include the brand new Zenith Games - the 2022 football theme skins along with King Viego Skin. The LoL patch 12.17 will bring a whole lot of skins including the following League of Legends Zenith Games champion skins:

  • Jayce
  • Blitzcrank
  • Lee Sin

Riot also shared the new splash art of these skins and a video to showcase them in their new attire.

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Zenith Games Blitzcrank

League of Legends 12.17 patch release date

On Thursday, September 8th, 2022, the League of Legends patch 12.17 will be released officially to the players. As per the usual time schedule, LoL Patch 12.17 release time will be:

  • 3 AM PT (NA)
  • 5 AM GMT (EUW)
  • 3 AM CET (EUNE)
  • 8 AM KR (Korea)

There can be downtime when the patch begins to roll out and the LoL servers will be disabled for almost 3 hours.

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That's all there is to it. Everything we know about the new League of Legends 12.17 patch update and the features it will have. Keep a look at it when it comes out. We'll keep you updated when more information becomes available, so stay tuned.

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