LoL Patch 12.18 Preview – Riot plans minor champion changes ahead of Worlds

The World Championship in League of Legends will be played on patch 12.18. Therefore, Riot Games has probably only small changes ready.

In League of Legends the next update is coming soon. Patch 12.18 is planned for 21 September and includes minor changes before Worlds 2022 starts on 29 September. Udyr is to receive a buff as a DPS, but a nerf as a tank.

According to a tweet on Wednesday from lead designer at Riot Games, Matt “Phroxzon” Leug-Harrison, the Spirit Walker in Summoner’s Void is expected to get a buff to his health and armour in patch 12.18. In addition, Iron Mantle’s life restoration and shield are expected to be generated. However, Wilding Claw and Wingborne Storme will probably be improved to buff Udyr’s damage.

With the upcoming patch 12.18, a buff for the four champions Ashe, Thresh, Lee Sin and Nasus is also planned. Ashe is to be buffed in her actual role as a bot laner by improving the attack speed of her Q ability. Thresh, on the other hand, is likely to see an increase in health and damage from his E skill.

However, nerfs are planned for six League of Legends champions, including Miss Fortune, who recently received a buff with patch 12.17. It is supposed to reduce the increase in health and damage for the AD Carry. Furthermore, Kalista, Hecarim, Rhaast and Lulu as well as Nocturne can probably expect a buff.

Article of 13 September 2022

The next update in League of Legends is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21. Patch 12.18 will include the final changes for the 2022 World Championship, which starts on 29 September. Besides Thresh, Miss Fortune will also be adjusted.

Just before Worlds 2022, Riot Games says it will only make minor changes to some champions. According to a tweet on Tuesday from Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison, the lead designer, the update will not massively tinker with the current meta, especially since some champions have been changed more in recent patches.

With the upcoming League of Legends update, four champions will probably receive a buff, namely Thresh, Lee Sin, Nasus and Ashe in their original role as bot laner. On the other hand, six champions are expected to receive nerfs: In addition to Miss Fortune, who only received a buff in total with the latest patch 12.17, Hecarim, Kalista, Lulu, Nocturne and Kayn in his Rhaast form are also to be toned down.

In addition, adjustments are still planned for Maokai and Udyr. In the case of the tainted tree giant, patch 12.18 will reportedly focus on a reworking of his intended role. In the case of Udyr, whose major rework was released only a few patches ago, potential item builds are to be adjusted.

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