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Sep 7, 2022

Official Patch 12.17 Notes Released

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Big patch this time around with nerfs and buffs on a TON of champions, shaking up the meta all around and buffing up a few old but relatively underplayed favorites. Meanwhile, with the new Rell buffs she's still underplayed but quite...good.



Charm duration decreased early.

Ahri has been charming pros across the globe with her safe playstyle and strong ability to set up plays. We're bringing these strengths down just a tad so that playing into Ahri isn't such a tail order and that players can’t just rely on her charm as a singular strength.

E - Charm

Charm Duration 1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85/2 seconds  1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 seconds


W AP scaling decreased, cooldown increased early. E cooldown increased.

The Emperor of the Sands can quickly become the Emperor of the Mid Lane in Pro play when he's too powerful. We're reducing the safety of his laning phase and bringing down his late game scaling so that he maintains his identity as a hyper scaler, but without scaling too hard.

W - Arise!

Sand Soldier Damage 50-150 (based on level) (+60% AP)  50-150 (based on level) (+55% AP)
Cooldown 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds  9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6 seconds

E - Shifting Sands

Cooldown 19/18/17/16/15 seconds  22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds


Passive shields increased. E damage increased.

Camille is currently a cut below other prominent picks in the top lane. We’re giving her a little extra engage and trading power so that she has an opportunity to shine when the conditions are right, but will still be kept in check by champions that counter her.

Passive - Adaptive Defenses

Percent HP Shielded 17%  20%

E - Hookshot/Wall Dive

Damage 60/95/130/165/200 (+75% bonus AD)  80/110/140/170/200 (+90% bonus AD)


E cooldown decreased.

Ezreal's lost his place in pro play and solo queue recently (maybe because of his distaste for maps), so we're shifting him into a stronger place by buffing his E to create more windows for clutch defensive or offensive plays.

E - Arcane Shift

Cooldown 28/25/22/19/16 seconds  26/23/20/17/14 seconds


Q cooldown decreased. R base damage increased.

The current jungle meta favors engage-style fighters that bring a lot of CC and utility to help their teams and Graves hasn’t been able to compete with these picks. So we're giving Graves a bit more power and clear speed to help him find his niche in the jungle once again.

Q - End of the Line

Cooldown 12/11/10/9/8 seconds  13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds

R - Collateral Damage

Damage 250/400/550 (+150% bonus AD)  275/425/575 (+150% bonus AD)


All abilities adjusted.

Hecarim hasn’t been the most stable champion for the past few seasons, either being a dominant Pro jungler or underwhelming in solo queue. He's also been horsing around with a variety of builds ranging from tank, to assassin, to fighter. We believe a Hecarim that's more bruiser/fighter focused is both more rewarding to play and will be less Pro skewed. To that end, we’re saddling Hecarim with some Q and W adjustments that should help his synergies with fighter items. We’re also lowering his base utility power and damage to reduce his strengths as a pure tank. These changes should lead to more damage-oriented Hecarim builds.

Base Stats

Base Armor 35  32
HP Growth 104  99

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 100 bonus AD)
Q Cooldown per stack 1 second  0.75 seconds
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

W - Spirit of Dread

Cooldown 14 seconds  16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
newARMORED CAVALRY Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active

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  18 at all ranks

R - Onslaught of Shadows

Fear duration 0.75-2 seconds based on distance traveled  0.75-1.5 seconds based on distance traveled


Q cooldown decreased, mana cost decreased.

Kassadin has typically found play as a counter pick into mages, so we want to lean into that by giving him some additional power going into those tough matchups. Now he should be able to find some success and get those Kassawins.

Q - Null Sphere

Cooldown 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds  10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds
Mana Cost 70/75/80/85/90  60/65/70/75/80


Passive, Q, E, and R adjusted.

Maokai has been all bark and no bite for quite some time now. We’re helping this tree rediscover his roots in both the top lane and jungle without removing his ability to be a support.

Passive - Sap Magic

newTREES STRIKE BACK Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces Sap Magic’s cooldown by 1.5 seconds per attack received
Heal 5-45 (+4.5-11% Max Health) (levels 1-15)  4-34 (+4.8-14% Max Health) (levels 1-17)

Q - Bramble Smash

Damage 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP)  65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
newWOOD YOU BELIEVE IT Q now deals percent maximum health damage (2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%)
newBRANCHING OUT Q now deals 40/60/80/100/120 bonus damage to monsters

E - Sapling Toss

removedNOT SO HEALTH-Y Saplings no longer deal maximum percent health damage
Base Damage 20/45/70/95/120 (+7/7.25/7.5/7.75/8% (+70% per 100 AP) target maximum Health)  55/80/105/130/155 (+42.5% AP +6% bonus HP)
Empowered Brush Damage 40/90/140/190/240 (+14/14.5/15/15.5/16% (+1.4% per 100 AP) target maximum Health)  110/160/210/260/310 (+85% AP +12% bonus HP)
newMINIONS ACTIVIST Minions no longer take empowered brush damage from Saplings.
Mana Cost 60/70/80/90/100  45/55/65/75/85
Slow Amount 35%  45%
newA LIL SAPPY Brush empowered Saplings now slow for 35%  45% (+2% per 100 AP) (6% per 1000 bonus HP)

R - Nature’s Grasp

Missile Initial Speed 50  100
Missile Maximum Speed 650  750
Missile Acceleration 250  300
newMAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAVE Maokai now gains 40/50/60% Bonus Move Speed that decays over 2 seconds upon hitting enemy champions.

Miss Fortune

Q base damage increased late, cast time adjusted. W mana cost decreased, attack speed bonus increased. E cooldown increased, base damage decreased, AP scaling increased, slow now scales with AP.

Miss Fortune has always been able to flex into either crit/attack speed or Lethality builds. Recently, her crit builds have been a bit weak while her Lethality builds opt into spamming E in lane instead of utilizing her Double Up. We’re looking to make MF’s crit/attack speed builds hit a bit harder while incentivizing Lethality builds to use Q as her preferred harass tool.

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

W - Strut

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

E - Make It Rain

Cooldown 18/16/14/12/10 seconds  18/17/16/15/14 seconds
Full Damage (8-ticks) 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)


E electrocute interaction removed.

Electrocute Nami has been Lucian’s best friend given that they could quickly proc Nami’s Electrocute with Lucian’s Q double auto combo. We’re changing how Nami’s E counts toward Electrocute to be more in line with similar abilities. This should also make Nami viable with other pairings. Besides, fish and electrocutions together never go swimmingly.

E - Tidecaller's Blessing

removed Removed an interaction where each application of Nami’s E would count towards procing Electrocute. E (and its applications) will now only count as a single spell cast for effects such as Electrocute.


Base attack speed increased. Passive cooldown decreased.

Nocturne’s been left out in the dark recently, which, while on-point for his theme, hasn’t been as great for his performance in-game. We’re giving him some buffs which should help out his attack speed itemization synergies and increase his clear speed a tad.

Base Stats

Attack Speed Ratio 0.668  0.721

Passive - Umbra Blades

Cooldown 14 seconds  13 seconds


W dismounted movement speed increased. E cooldown now flat.

Rell has been out of the spotlight for quite some time now so we’re giving her some small quality of life buffs to help her get back on her iron steed.

W - Ferromancy: Crash Down

Move Speed while Dismounted 250  280

E - Attract and Repel

Cooldown 18/16.25/14.5/12.75/11 seconds  13 seconds


Q base damage decreased, AD scaling increased.

Renekton is back to his old ways of being a dominant, blind pickable champion in the top lane. Not only can he go head-to-head with the strongest melee champions, but he can also dominate ranged opponents. We’re decreasing his damage output (especially when not itemizing AD) to give other champions some space to play.

Q - Cull the Meek

Damage 65/100/135/170/205 (+80% bonus AD)  60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
Furious Damage 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+120% bonus AD)  90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+140% bonus AD)


W AD ratio increased. E slow increased.

Sett hasn't been getting much face time in the top lane, especially given the amount of tanks we're seeing that he should be a strong matchup into. We're increasing his damage and reliable CC to help this boss beat down his opponents more effectively.

W - Haymaker

AD ratio 20% per 100 bonus AD  25% per 100 bonus AD

E - Facebreaker

Slow 50%  70%


AD growth decreased. W bounce AD ratio decreased.

Sivir's midscope update has succeeded in making her the premiere AOE damage marksman in the game. However, her damage output is currently a bit too reliable. We're pulling a bit of power out of her AOE damage so that she isn't always shoving in her lane opponents and hitting the jackpot come late-game teamfights.

Base Stats

AD Growth 3  2.8

W - Ricochet

Bounce Damage AD Ratio 30/35/40/45/50% total AD  25/30/35/40/45% total AD


Base health decreased. Q cooldown increased.

Sylas is currently too reliable of a pick between the waveclear provided by his Q max builds and safety/engage options his E provides him in Pro play. We're looking to bring down his laning phase power with some targeted nerfs at his early waveclear and durability.

Base Stats

Base Health 595  575

Q - Chain Lash

Cooldown 10/9/8/7/6 seconds  11/10/9/8/7 seconds


Base magic resist decreased. E cooldown increased.

Taric has been a little too dazzling in the bot lane recently, excelling at healing and CC in addition to being too durable. We're making him a bit less stunning by reducing the uptime on his... er.... stuns and making him a bit more susceptible to poke in losing matchups.

Base Stats

Base Magic Resist 32  28

E - Dazzle

Cooldown 15/14/13/12/11 seconds  16/15/14/13/12 seconds


W cooldown increased at all ranks.

The Troll King has been expanding his domain into the jungle. While we don’t want to kick him out, we are tapping down his W to hinder his clear speed slightly and reduce the effectiveness of his problematic 100% uptime, early W max builds.

W - Frozen Domain

Cooldown 15/14/13/12/11 seconds  18/17/16/15/14 seconds

Twisted Fate

Q AP ratio increased. W mana cost decreased.

Despite having an entire deck of cards (okay, only 3 but still), Twisted Fate is forced into drawing blue cards a bit more often than we'd like. In order to help him diversify his draws, we're relaxing his current mana restrictions so players can feel more free to play around his harder hitting red and yellow cards.

Q - Wild Card

AP Ratio 70%  80%

W - Pick A Card

Mana Cost 40/55/70/85/100  30/40/50/60/70


Base attack speed decreased. Base move speed decreased.

As opposed to the king of monkeys, Wukong has been the king of the jungle in Pro play for quite some time. We’re looking to dethrone him by bringing his early clear down a few pegs and reducing his ability to move around the map as effectively.

Base Stats

Base Attack Speed 0.711  0.680
Base Movespeed 345  340



Since its introduction Stopwatch has been a powerful item, not only in solo queue, but especially in Pro play with extremely low ping. We’re increasing its purchase price so that if it's bought as a one-time-use item it sets players back more in the gold department.

Cost 650  750 (Note: Perfect Timing will still only contribute 250 gold towards a Stopwatch item)

Guardian Angel

Now that Stopwatch is moving up in price, so is Guardian Angel. With stasis being more expensive, players should feel as though they need to deliberately itemize Stopwatch and its corresponding items as opposed to them feeling like auto-buys just because you purchased a Stopwatch.

Combine Cost 50 gold  150 gold
Total Cost 2800  3000 gold
Attack Damage 40  45 gold

Seeker’s Armguard

Seeker’s Armguard has been a relatively weak component for some time now. We don’t want it to turn into an early anti-assassin item that discourages aggression from opponents in lane, so we’re opting to increase its AP stats so it’s more comparable to other Zhonya’s components.

Ability Power 20  30

Zhonya’s Hourglass

On the same note, due to the Stopwatch price increase Zhonya’s will also be getting a price hike. Hourglass has remained a cheap defensive option with a value defined by its ability to provide Stasis to its users since Season 10. We’re moving the item up to a higher price point so that its offensive capabilities have an opportunity to stand out more.

Total Cost 2600  3000
Ability Power 65  80
Ability Haste 10  15

ARAM Balance Adjustments

Champion Buffs

Gragas -3% Damage Taken  -5% Damage Taken
Gwen +5% Damage Taken  +5% Damage Dealt, 0% Damage Taken
Lee Sin +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing  +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing, +20% Shielding
Qiyana +15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken  +15% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken
Sylas -5% Damage Taken  +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
Zac -4% Damage Taken, +20% Healing

Champion Nerfs

Bel'Veth +5% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken  +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
LeBlanc +20% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken  +17% Damage Dealt, -17% Damage Taken
Nasus +5% Damage Taken  -5% Damage Dealt, +5% Damage Taken
Sona -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken  -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken, -20% Healing, -20% Shielding
Zed +15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken  +10% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken

Ultimate Spellbook


  • We’ve adjusted the chances so it should be more likely for this special game mode to happen!


The following ultimates have been updated to match their original champion’s functionality.

  • Caitlyn R
  • Kai’Sa R
  • Maokai R


  • Fixed several missing translations in Ult-ernate Summoner Spell tooltips
  • Mordekaiser R will now properly remove the champion icon of an enemy next to your health bar when they have respawned.
  • All Ult-ernate Summoner Spells will now consistently trigger the champions channeling animation rather than sometimes using their normal ultimate animation (this would be confusing on certain champions like Wukong)
  • Fixed several spell status icons that were previously missing

Behavioral Systems

Over the last 8 months since we released our new feeding detection model, we have gained the confidence that allows us to make significant adjustments to what we detect as intentional feeding. We expect an increase in detections and punishments of over 2x. (Reminder that punishments for intentional feeding are a 14-day ban for the first transgression, and a permanent ban for the second.)

Chat restrictions will be visible on the lobbies screen for yourself and any party members, as well as on individual profile pages.

Honor restrictions applied to your account will be visible on your profile page with a lock icon and tooltip.


Summoner’s Rift Ranked queue matchmaking will now focus more on player’s MMR and less on their visible rank (e.g. Silver or Gold).

Noxus Cup Clash

Team formation for the second weekend of the Noxus Cup starts on September 12, and the tournament days are on September 17 and 18.


Global Defense System has been added! (Have a control ward in the enemy jungle for 65+% of the game.)

Bugfixes & QoL Changes


  • Addressed some high variation between the milestones for some Starter Series Eternals (e.g. the “Epic Monsters Killed” milestone 1 would require Amumu to kill 9, Diana to kill 3, and Fiddlesticks to kill 2). Values to reach this and other milestones have been updated to be more uniform across champions. (Note: this was updated in patch 12.16, but was not included in the patch notes.)
  • Updated tooltips on champions that can swap between melee and ranged forms (e.g. Jayce or Nidalee) so that they now dynamically update values based on whether they are in melee or ranged form.


  • Fixed a bug that would cause the cursor to move erratically when using smart pings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Ancient Grudge Buff (which reduces damage done to subsequent drakes) to not grant damage reduction for every Drake slain if the Drakes were Hextech ones.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Draven’s R execute passive to still execute enemies through spellshields.
  • Fixed a bug where Rift Herald’s spawn animation would interrupt the knockback from Poppy’s R.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Ornn’s item upgrades to be lost if the teammate he was upgrading died during the channel.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sejuani’s E to proc Tear of the Goddess stacks when a melee champion would walk near her.
  • Fixed a bug that removed Fizz’s E range indicator to not show after his VFX update.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zeri’s Q animation to leave vision for longer than intended when last hitting minions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Pyke’ R to go on cooldown if the enemy was killed by another ally.
  • Fixed a bug where champions could cast Flash while Charmed if they casted Heal or Ghost.
  • Fixed a bug where the Treasure Hunter rune would play Draven’s passive sound effects if there was a Draven present in the game.
  • Fixed a bug where executing to the Fountain or minions would progress the “Free Ticket to Base” challenge.
  • Fixed a bug where Sion’s Zombie form would count as an additional kill or assist for certain challenges.
  • Fixed a bug where Sett’s ultimate would disable opponent’s Hexflash and Flash for the remainder of the game.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Unleashed Teleport’s cooldown to display incorrectly on the scoreboard once it has transformed.
  • Fixed a bug where using certain abilities after casting Flash would disable Hexflash and Flash.
  • Fixed a bug that gave Elder Dragon the normal Drake roar as opposed to his own, special, Elder roar.

Upcoming Skins & Chromas

The following skins will be released in this patch:

The following chromas will be released this patch:

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