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League of Legends Patch 12.2 balance targets revealed

Published: 14:54, 11 January 2022
Riot Games
League of Legends PROJECT: Zed splash art
PROJECT: Zed

One of the League of Legends game designers has revealed the balance targets for the upcoming update 12.2. The patch will include changes to multiple system adjustments.

Preseason has brought multiple changes to the game of League of Legends which usually break the game for a couple of weeks and players have to wait for the right patch to drop.

One of the League of Legends game designers, Riot Phlox has League of Legends has revealed the balance targets for the upcoming patch 12.2.

The patch will include the following system buffs:

  • Nocturne
  • Yone
  • Yasuo
  • Volibear
  • Veigar
  • Tristana
  • Senna

Many fans were surprised that Riot Games decided to buff two of the most controversial champions in the game - Yone and Yasuo. Yone has become a standard pick for the top lane, especially in higher elo.

Riot Games A screanshot from League of Legends video - The Path League of Legends - Yone

The following champions will receive a nerf:

  • Shen
  • Qiyana
  • Talon
  • Zed
  • Lulu

One of the League of Legends game designers, Riot August, has revealed Janna's mini-rework changes:

  • MS will go up from 315 to 330
  • Attack Damage will get increased from 46 (+1.5 per level) to 52 (+3 per level)
  • Janna's attack range will go down from 550 to 500 units
  • Tailwind (Q) - Minimal range will get increased from 1000 to 1100 units; Maximum range will go from 1750 to 1760; Damage will go up from 60-16 to 60-180
  • Janna's attack range will go down from 550 to 500 units
  • Howling Gale (W) - Range will go up from 550 to 650 units; slow duration will get increased from 2 to 3 seconds; passive movement speed will go up from 6-10 per cent to 8-14 per cent
  • Zephyr (E) - Cooldown will go down from 16-12 to 15-9 seconds; Time before shield decay will go up from 0.75 to 1.25 seconds

Riot Games League of Legends - Lulu and her partner in crime, Pix League of Legends - Lulu and her partner in crime, Pix

There will also be a couple of system changes

  • Lich Bane (buff)
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter (buff)
  • Lethal Tempo (nerf)
  • Hextech Soul (nerf)
  • Chemtech Soul (nerf)
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