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League of Legends Patch 12.14 Full Drake Changes

Published: 03:09, 29 July 2022
Riot Games
League of Legends - Taking Elder Dragon is reserved only in full team wipes
League of Legends - Taking Elder Dragon is reserved only for full team wipes

The early game is currently becoming much slower which has led to a meta shift focusing on scaling team comps. That is why Riot are buffing early drakes considerably, and here are all the drake changes.

In order to increase the priority of early game objectives in League of Legends, Riot Games  are increasing the reward for early drake and Rift Herald takes.

Individual drake buffs are currently too low impact as players will more likely prioritize them due to the threat of soul and less for the individual buffs themselves. In order to make drake buffs more meaningful, Riot are increasing the buff values of each by roughly 50%, and even more for Cloud Drake.

In addition, they are decreasing the damage output of drakes across the board in exchange for more durability so that teams have more time to contest drakes as a coordinated group.

Riot Games League of Legends - Cloud Drake may not be so useless after patch 12.14 League of Legends - Cloud Drake may not be so useless after patch 12.14

  • PERCENT CURRENT HEALTH DAMAGE ON ATTACKS: 7% ⇒ 5%
  • HEALTH PRE-RIFT TRANSFORMATION: 2650 (+240 per level) ⇒ 3450 (+380 per level)
  • HEALTH POST-RIFT TRANSFORMATION: 4350 (+240 per level) ⇒ 6950 (+380 per level)
  • Cloud Drake
    • ATTACK DAMAGE: 50 ⇒ 35
    • CLOUD DRAKE DRAGON SLAYER BUFF: 3.5% Slow Resist & Out-of-Combat Movespeed ⇒ 7% Slow Resist & Out-of-Combat Movespeed
    • CLOUD SOUL DRAGON SLAYER BUFF: 10% bonus move speed and 50% bonus move speed for 6 seconds after casting Ultimate ⇒ 15% bonus move speed and 50% bonus move speed for 6 seconds after casting Ultimate
  • Hextech Drake
    • ATTACK DAMAGE: 66.7 ⇒ 47
    • HEXTECH DRAKE DRAGON SLAYER BUFF: 6% attack speed and 6 Ability Haste ⇒ 9% attack speed and 9 Ability Haste
  • Infernal Drake
    • ATTACK DAMAGE: 100 ⇒ 70
    • INFERNAL DRAKE DRAGON SLAYER BUFF: 4% bonus attack damage and ability power ⇒ 6% bonus attack damage and ability power
  • Mountain Drake
    • ATTACK DAMAGE: 150 ⇒ 105
    • MOUNTAIN DRAKE DRAGON SLAYER BUFF: 6% bonus armor and magic resist ⇒ 9% bonus armor and magic resist
  • Ocean Drake
    • ATTACK DAMAGE: 100 ⇒ 70
    • OCEAN DRAKE DRAGON SLAYER BUFF: 2% missing health per 5 seconds ⇒ 3% missing health per 5 seconds
  • Elder Dragon
    • HEALTH: 6400 (+180 per minute) ⇒ 6400 (+290 per minute) 

In a similar vein, they have also increased the value of Rift Herald by making Shelly drop local gold, while also increasing the amount of health on the second Herald to increase its value and priority relative to the first so that it's ignored less often.

It seems this is another in a long line of changes, where Riot Games are slowly reverting the durability patch, as pro games are becoming less and less interesting to the fanbase, impacting the viewership.

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