Before the Worlds 2022, Riot Games seems to revise some champions. These include popular characters such as Miss Fortune and Ahri.
The next update in League of Legends is coming soon. Patch 12.17 is scheduled for 8 September and will bring quite a big adjustment for three 2022 champions, among others, before the Worlds.
Both Maokai, Miss Fortune and also Hecarim are to receive a makeover with the upcoming patch. In the case of Maokai, the focus will be from support to the top lane and jungle, as the champion is mainly played on the bot lane due to the current kit. However, the support playstyle is not to be “eliminated” with the adjustments.
Some Maokai adjustments should be showing up on the PBE today for 12.17.
– August (@RiotAugust) August 24, 2022
Also, Hecarim seems to receive a major adjustment with patch 12.17. This is to move the champion away from being an Assassin or Tank and back to being used more as a Fighter or Bruiser. Miss Fortune will also get a major overhaul with the update. For the champion, mainly only some buffs are planned to put more focus on their crit builds.
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Patch 12.17 also brings new Zenith Games skins to the Summoner’s Rift. New looks are planned for a total of three champions. Blitzcrank, Jayce and Lee Sin will receive a Zenith Games skin with LoL update 12.17. The fallen King Viego will also get a new skin with the upcoming patch.
Act 31 August 2022
With the upcoming patch 12.17 in League of Legends, Riot Games seems to want to adjust quite a few champions before the Worlds 2022. The update is planned for 8 September.
On Twitter, LoL lead designer Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrsion gave a glimpse of the upcoming patch on Wednesday. It’s mainly to make adjustments to some champions before Worlds 2022, but it seems only relatively small updates are planned as Riot Games doesn’t want to make massive changes before the Worlds.
Patch 12.17 is expected to buff nine champions, including Ezreal. The bot laner will get a lower cooldown on the E skill and Kassasdin will probably also get a lower cooldown and mana cost on the Q skill. On the other hand, nerfs are planned for nine champions. For Ahri, there will be a reduction in health, among other things, and the duration of the E-skill will probably be reduced as well.
12.17 Full Preview. Things are still subject to change, but we’re looking at fine tuning and getting tests on a bunch of picks here to ensure we’re not swinging too hard up/down. Generally not looking to heavily disrupt the metas that teams are qualified on. pic.twitter.com/yJcusAkTKx
– Matt Leung-Harrison (@RiotPhroxzon) August 30, 2022
In addition, Riot Games seems to be planning adjustments for a few items. The ability strength of Seeker’s Armguard is to be increased with patch 12.17 and the cost of Stopwatch is also to increase. The legendary item Zhonya’s Hourglass is expected to have its purchase amount increased, but its ability strength improved. Guardian Angel is also to become more expensive and will receive more attack damage in return.
Article dated 30 August 2022
The next update in League of Legends is already around the corner. Patch 12.17 is planned for 8 September and the development team currently seems to be quite satisfied with the game. Therefore, only a few outliers are to be adjusted.
LoL lead designer Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrsion gave a first glimpse of the patch 12.17 on Twitter on Monday. With the update, mainly further adjustments for several champions are planned shortly before the Worlds 2022. Maokai and Hecarim will also receive a complete overhaul. The changes to Hecarim are said to be already on the PBE test server.
Hecarim changes will also be on PBE today/tomorrow. Pushing him to have more incentives to be a Fighter/Bruisers and less an assassin/full tank. This is aimed to be a buff, so we’ll be tuning this the rest of the week pic.twitter.com/Xg2kUZmhny
– Tim (@TheTruexy) August 29, 2022
In addition, buffs are planned for nine other champions. Miss Fortune, Twisted Fate, Kassasdin as well as Ezreal can probably expect an improvement in the Summoner’s Rift with patch 12.17. Rell, Graves, Nocturne and Camille as well as Sett are also set to receive a buff in League of Legends.
Playoffs have been pretty exciting and we’re happy with the state of things. For 12.17, adjusting a few of the outliers, not trying for big swings here, but just trying to tap down a few outliers and add a few situational picks back into the meta. See @TheTruexy for Hec/MF lists pic.twitter.com/8NaVRsiofY
– Matt Leung-Harrison (@RiotPhroxzon) August 29, 2022
On the other hand, nine champions will probably be generated. In the case of Nami, Electrocute seems to be the focus of the update. She is currently the first choice for all support players who want to support their team with Nami. In addition, Taric, Ahri, Sylas and Wukong will probably also receive a nerf with Patch 12.17. A weakening seems to be planned for the champions Azir, Trundle, Sivir and Renekton as well.