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League of Legends Patch 12.8 Balance Targets Have Been Revealed

Published: 03:04, 19 April 2022
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League of Legends champion Soraka splash art
Are healers to strong at the moment?

It's time for a nother League of Legends patch, one that brings us ever closer to the future Void jungler. So what are Riot doing to other champions to prepare them for its coming?

During the last patch, that being patch 12.7, Riot have nerfed champions that already had an abysmal Win Rate, while buffing some champions that definitely did not need the buffs. Looking at you Yasuo and Yone!

In patch 12.8, it would appear that the trend does not continue though, with buffs coming to champions whom have not been as present on the Rift as they used to be:

  • Mordekaiser
  • Aatrox
  • Vladimir
  • Poppy
  • Sejuani
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Zoe
  • Kassadin
  • Vel'Koz
  • Xerath
  • Sylas
  • Ezreal
  • Tristana
  • Jhin
  • Bard
  • Seraphine

As for the nerfs, well, just like the last patch, Riot are instating far fewer nerfs, compared to the buffs, with only four champions being nerfed:

  • Pyke
  • Soraka
  • Jinx
  • Xayah

Riot Games League of Legends champion Swain now looks like Lucius Malfoy. Swain, the Noxian Grand General (League of Legends)

Finally, the reign of terror the healing celestial has been wreaking upon the bot lane should end. Though, with the prevalence of healing in the current League of Legends meta, we are not so sure. The nerfs to Pyke are unexpected, though, and it once again begs the question of whether an assassin support was really a good idea, considering the problems it'\s causing to the game's balance and the his abuse in the mid lane.

Finally, we have the champion adjustments which are already out on the PBE, and have been announced some time ago, consisting of the changes to Swain's kit, and the AP Kai'Sa builds that have been going rampant these past few weeks.

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