Here is a sneak peek of patch 12.20 changes that will go live next week as we move closer to preseason.
With the Preseason 2023 released on PBE, we are now officially coming to the end of Season 12. Still, the usual patch cycle continues with patch 12.20, albeit there aren’t too many changes to the champions. As always, Riot’s Summoner’s Rift design team lead, Matt ‘Phroxzon’ Leung-Harrison, shared the planned list of changes on his Twitter so the players could have a chance to see what’s new before the official patch notes.
Full 12.20! Buffs to a few languishing champions and nerfs to Sett mid, Aatrox and Maokai. Aiming for power neutral for Sett top.
Making FH more of a damage deviation for fighters, Demonic slightly worse (but still good) as a 1 item splash for tanks (Zac, Amumu,e tc.) pic.twitter.com/dk8rFvrwn3
— Matt Leung-Harrison (@RiotPhroxzon) October 12, 2022
The first change that catches the eye in these notes is the much anticipated Aatrox nerfs. The Darkin warrior has been terrorizing the top lane for many patches now—he has the highest pick/ban percentage at Worlds 2022—and had managed to dodge any nerfs so far. And while he is finally getting some nerfs, his damage will not be changed, so it looks like Aatrox will not fall out of the meta. Maokai is another dominant champion, both at Worlds and in Solo Queue, who will see some nerfs.
Other than that, many items will see some changes in patch 12.20. While underutilized items like Mortal Reminder and Sterak’s Gage will see some buffs with the hopes of making them more common, Frozen Heart will be nerfed. FH has been one of the most popular tank items in the game this season as the Rock Solid passive on it, combined with the Ability Haste the item gives, makes it a very desirable one.
When does LOL patch 12.20 go live?
Patch 12.20 will go live on October 19.
The first region that the patch will drop is the Oceania servers at 10 AM AEDT. The rest of the servers will follow suit in the morning hours of their respective regions. Here are the timings for most servers:
- 3 AM PT (NA)
- 5 AM GMT (EUW)
- 3 AM CET (EUNE)
- 8 AM KST (Korea)
LOL patch 12.20 preview
- [W-Melee-P] Lightning Field mana restore on-hit increased 6/8/10/12/14/16 ⇒ 10/12/14/16/18/20
- [R-Ranged->Melee] Transform Mercury Hammer bonus armor and MR now has a +7.5% bAD ratio
- [R] Cyclone AD ratio per cast increased 220% ⇒ 275%
- [Q] Snip Snip! buffs:
- Base damage per snip increased 10/14/18/22/26 ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30
- Final snip base damage increased from 60/80/100/120/140 to 60/85/110/135/160
- [Q] Hate Spike marked bonus damage increased 10/20/30/40/50 ⇒ 15/25/35/45/55
- [W] Allure charm duration increased from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 ⇒ 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25 seconds
- [Q] Bouncing Bomb damage increased 85/135/185/235/285 ⇒ 95/145/195/245/295
- [W] Defensive Ball Curl no longer self slows
- [R] Soaring Slam buffs:
- Dash speed growth increased 105% ⇒ 110%
- MR reduced 32 ⇒ 28
- [P] Pit Grit adjustments:
- Regeneration reduced 0.25/0.5/1/2 ⇒ 0.15/0.5/1/2 (based on levels 1/6/11/16)
- Right punch bAD ratio increased 50% ⇒ 55%
- [P] Deathbringer Stance healing reduced 100% ⇒ 80% post-mitigation damage
- [P] Sap Magic healing reduced 4.5-12% ⇒ 4-10% max HP (based on level)
- [R] Nature’s Grasp cooldown increased 120/100/80 ⇒ 120/110/100 seconds
- [Q-Human] Neurotoxin cast range changed 625 centered ⇒ 575 edge range
Blitzcrank (Jungle buff/Support nerf)
- [P] Mana Barrier shield adjusted 30% flat ⇒ 15-45% max mana (based on level)
- [Q] Rocket Grab damage reduced 105/155/205/255/305 ⇒ 105/150/195/240/285
- [W] Overdrive bonus monster damage increased 60-180 ⇒ 60-220 (based on level)
- [E] Power Fist adjustments:
- AD ratio reduced 200% ⇒ 175%
- Extra physical damage against monsters increased 150% ⇒ 175%
- Monsters and minions are occasionally sent to the moon when overkilled
- [P] Sepsis consecutive attacks required to trigger empowered Grevious Wounds reduced 2 ⇒ 1 (2 attacks required total)
- Shield decay duration increased 3.75 ⇒ 4.5 seconds
- Shield bHP ratio increased 75% ⇒ 80%
- Base AD to bonus AD ratio increased 45% ⇒ 50%
- Bonus attack range for ranged champions reduced 75 ⇒ 50
- Cost increased 2500 ⇒ 2700 gold
- Armor increased 80 ⇒ 90
- [P] Rock Solid base reduction reduced 7 ⇒ 5
- Health reduced 450 ⇒ 350
- AP increased 60 ⇒ 75
- [P] Azakana Gaze ranged burn damage reduced 1% ⇒ 0.8%