LoL 12.17: Release Date, Patch Notes, Zenith Games Skins & Latest News

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The updates during League of Legends' summer won't stop as next in line comes the 12.17 patch.

This brand-new update is slated to introduce a round of changes for Maokai and Hecarim, shift the mid-lane meta with Azir and Ahri nerfs and Kassadin and Twisted Fate buffs, introduce a brand-new skin line, Zenith Games, alongside a new Viego skin, and of course, bring plenty of balancing and tuning for the game.

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That being said, here's everything we know so far about LoL 12.17.

UPDATED - Riot reveals official LoL 12.17 Patch Notes

Riot Games has revealed the official LoL 12.17 patch notes.

They include significant updates to Maokai and Hecarim as well as buffs, nerfs, and more to 18 other champions. Additionally, it brings on more balancing to champions in ARAM.

For the official patch notes scroll below.

LoL 12.17 Release Date

Adhering to the League of Legends patch schedule, LoL 12.16 is set to release on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

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Once the patch is live, players will be able to enjoy the Maokai's changes and the new Zenith Games and Viego skins, as well as plenty of buffs, nerfs, and overall changes from its patch notes.

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LoL 12.17 Patch Notes

League of Legends' next update is set to bring tons of changes. It'll include a possible shift in the mid-lane meta with nerfs to Azir and Ahri and buffs to Kassadin and Twisted Fate, updates to Maokai, Miss Fortune, and Hecarim, and much more.

Thanks to Riot Phroxzon, we have the initial patch notes for the LoL 12.17 update. Here's what it all looks like.

Maokai Changes arrive with LoL 12.17

As a part of this update, Maokai is undergoing some changes. These are being made in order to get a champion who's moved over to the support role over time back into his native top lane and jungle.

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Here's what the numbers are looking like for Maokai's changes.

Passive - Sap Magic

  • [NEW] TREES STRIKE BACK: Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces Sap Magic’s cooldown by 1.5 seconds per attack received
  • Heal :: 5-45 (+4.5-11% Max Health) (levels 1-15) ⇒ 4-34 (+4.8-14% Max Health) (levels 1-17)

Q - Bramble Smash

  • Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) ⇒ 65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
  • [NEW] WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT: Q now deals percent maximum health damage (2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%)
  • [NEW] BRANCHING OUT: Q now deals 40/60/80/100/120 bonus damage to monsters

E - Sapling Toss

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  • [REMOVED] NOT SO HEALTH-Y: Saplings no longer deal maximum percent health damage
  • Base Damage: 20/45/70/95/120 (+7/7.25/7.5/7.75/8% (+70% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 55/80/105/130/155 (+42.5% AP +6% bonus HP)
  • Empowered Brush Damage: 40/90/140/190/240 (+14/14.5/15/15.5/16% (+1.4% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 110/160/210/260/310 (+85% AP +12% bonus HP)
  • [NEW] MINIONS ACTIVIST: Minions no longer take empowered brush damage from Saplings
  • Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 45/55/65/75/85
  • Slow Amount: 35% ⇒ 45%
  • [NEW] A LIL SAPPY: Brush empowered Saplings now slow for 35% ⇒ 45% (+2% per 100 AP) (6% per 1000 bonus HP)

R - Nature’s Grasp

  • Missile Initial Speed: 50 ⇒ 100
  • Missile Maximum Speed: 650 ⇒ 750
  • Missile Acceleration: 250 ⇒ 300
  • [NEW] MAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAF: Maokai now gains 40/50/60% Bonus Move Speed that decays over 2 seconds upon hitting enemy championsseconds

Hecarim changes arrive with LoL 12.17

Looking to place these champions back into their intended roles, a set of adjustments are coming to Hecarim in LoL 12.17

The changes will move the champion who teeters between tank and assassin back into more of a bruiser.

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Hecarim

Base Stats

  • Base Armor: 35 ⇒ 32
  • HP Growth: 104 ⇒ 99

Q - Rampage

  • Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+95% bonus AD)
  • Damage Per Stack: 2% (+3% per 100 bonus AD) ⇒ 4% (+6% per 100 bonus AD)
  • Q Cooldown Per Stack: 1 second ⇒ 0.75 seconds
  • Max Number of Stacks: 2 ⇒ 3
  • Stack Falloff: All at duration end ⇒ 1 stack per second at duration end
  • Mana Cost: 28/31/34/37/40 ⇒ 30

W - Spirit of Dread

  • Cooldown: 14 seconds ⇒ 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
  • [NEW] ARMORED CAVALRY: Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active
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E - Devastating Charge

  • Min Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+55% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/45/60/75/90 (+50% bonus AD)
  • Max Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+110% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Minimum Knockback: 250 ⇒ 150
  • Maximum Knockback: 450 ⇒ 350
  • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 ⇒ 18 at all ranks

R - Onslaught of Shadows

  • Fear Duration: 0.75-2 seconds based on distance traveled ⇒ 0.75-1.5 seconds based on distance traveled

Champions

A total of 20 champions will be buffed, nerfed, or changed in patch 12.17.

Buffs

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Camille

Passive - Adaptive Defenses

  • Percent HP Shielded: 17% ⇒ 20%

E - Hookshot/Wall Dive

  • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+75% bonus AD) ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200 (+90% bonus AD)

Ezreal

E - Arcane Shift

  • Cooldown: 28/25/22/19/16 seconds ⇒ 26/23/20/17/14 seconds

Graves

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Q - End of the Line

  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds ⇒ 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds

R - Collateral Damage

  • Damage: 250/400/550 (+150% bonus AD) ⇒ 275/425/575 (+150% bonus AD)

Kassadin

Q - Null Sphere

  • Cooldown: 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds ⇒ 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds
  • Mana Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80

Miss Fortune

Q - Double Up

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  • Physical Damage :: 20/40/60/80/100 (+100% AD) (+35% AP) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35% AP)
  • Cast Time: 0.25s ⇒ Matches Basic Attack Time

W - Strut

  • Mana Cost: 45 ⇒ 35
  • Attack Speed: 40/55/70/85/100% ⇒ 50/65/80/95/110%

E - Make it Rain

  • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
  • Full Damage (8-ticks) :: 80/115/150/185/220 (+80% AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP)
  • Slow: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 50% (+4% per 100 AP)

Nocturne

Base Stats

  • Attack Speed Ratio: 0.668 ⇒ 0.721

Passive: Umbra Blades

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  • Cooldown: 14 seconds ⇒ 13 seconds

Rell

W - Ferromancy: Crash Down

  • Move Speed While Dismounted: 250 ⇒ 280

E - Attract and Repel

Cooldown: 18/16.25/14.5/12.75/11 seconds ⇒ 13 seconds

Sett

W - Haymaker

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  • AD Ratio: 20% per 100 bonus AD ⇒ 25% per 100 bonus AD

E - Facebreaker

  • Slow: 50% ⇒ 70%

Twisted Fate

Q - Wild Cards

  • AP Ratio: 70% ⇒ 80%

W - Pick a Card

  • Mana Cost: 40/55/70/85/100 ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70

Nerfs

Nerfs

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Ahri

E - Charm

  • Charm Duration: 1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85/2 seconds ⇒ 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 seconds

Azir

W - Arise!

  • Sand Soldier Damage: 50-150 (based on level) (+60% AP) ⇒ 50-150 (based on level) (+55% AP)
  • Cooldown: 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds ⇒ 9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6 seconds

E - Shifting Sands

  • Cooldown: 19/18/17/16/15 seconds ⇒ 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds

Nami

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E - Tideblesser’s Blessing

  • [REMOVED] Removed an interaction where each application of Nami’s E would count towards procing Electrocute. E (and its applications) will now only count as a single spell cast for effects such as Electrocute.

Sivir

Base Stats

  • Attack Damage Growth: 3 ⇒ 2.8

W - Ricochet

  • AD ratio: 30/35/40/45/50% ⇒ 25/30/35/40/45% total AD

Sylas

Q - Chain Lash

  • Cooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds ⇒ 11/10/9/8/7 seconds

Taric

Base Stats

  • Magic Resist: 32 ⇒ 28

E - Dazzle

  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Trundle

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W: Frozen Domain

  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds

Wukong

Base Stats

  • Attack speed: 0.711 ⇒ 0.680
  • Movement speed: 345 ⇒ 340

Items

Stopwatch

  • Cost: 650 ⇒ 750 (Note: Perfect Timing will still only contribute 250 gold towards a Stopwatch item)

Guardian Angel

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  • Combine Cost: 50 gold ⇒ 150 gold
  • Total Cost: 2800 ⇒ 3000 gold
  • Attack Damage: 40 ⇒ 45 gold

Seeker's Armguard

  • Ability Power: 20 ⇒ 30

Zhonya's Hourglass

  • Total Cost: 2600 ⇒ 3000
  • Ability Power: 65 ⇒ 80
  • Ability Haste: 10 ⇒ 15

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ARAM Balance Adjustments

Champion Buffs

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  • Gragas: -3% Damage Taken ⇒ -5% Damage Taken
  • Gwen: +5% Damage Taken ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, 0% Damage Taken
  • Lee Sin: +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken, +20% Healing, +20% Shielding
  • Qiyana: +15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken ⇒ +15% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken
  • Sylas: -5% Damage Taken ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
  • Zac: -4% Damage Taken, +20% Healing

Champion Nerfs

  • Bel'Veth: +5% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken ⇒ +5% Damage Dealt, -5% Damage Taken
  • LeBlanc: +20% Damage Dealt, -20% Damage Taken ⇒ +17% Damage Dealt, -17% Damage Taken
  • Nasus: +5% Damage Taken ⇒ -5% Damage Dealt, +5% Damage Taken
  • Sona: -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken ⇒ -5% Damage Dealt, +10% Damage Taken, -20% Healing, -20% Shielding
  • Zed: +15% Damage Dealt, -15% Damage Taken ⇒ +10% Damage Dealt, -10% Damage Taken

LoL 12.17 Skins

Following Riot's trend of bringing in new skins with its updates, we have an idea of which skins are coming in the new patch.

So far, LoL 12.17 is bringing four total skins, three Zenith Games, and one standalone.

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Zenith Games Skins 2022

From the Arcana and Ocean Song skins in earlier patches to recently released Monster Tamers and Steel Valkyries, there have been tons of brand-new skin lines arriving in League of Legends in Season 12.

This trend will continue with the new Zenith Games line.

Blitzcrank, Lee Sin, and Jayce will be suiting up for what seems to be a futuristic sports environment.

It is expected that most, if not all, of these skins, will rock a 1350 RP price tag, however, this has yet to be confirmed.

Here are the splash arts for each.

Zenith Games Blitzcrank

LoL 12.17: Release Date, Patch Notes, Zenith Games Skins & Latest News - Zenith Games Blitzcrank
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CAUGHT RED-HANDED: Blitzcrank takes on a more staunch approach in his Zenith Games skin
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Zenith Games Lee Sin

LoL 12.17: Release Date, Patch Notes, Zenith Games Skins & Latest News - Zenith Games Lee Sin
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HARDCORE PARKOUR: Lee Sin runs around in his new Zenith Games skin

Zenith Games Jayce

LoL 12.17: Release Date, Patch Notes, Zenith Games Skins & Latest News - Zenith Games Jayce
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BOASTFUL: Jayce boasts in his Zenith Games skin

King Viego

Alongside the Zenith Games skins, Riot is releasing a standalone skin for Viego, dubbed King Viego.

Portraying The Ruined King in his pre-corrupted state, Viego takes on more lighter colors.

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Here's the splash art.

King Viego

LoL 12.17: Release Date, Patch Notes, Zenith Games Skins & Latest News - King Viego
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UNCORRUPTED: Viego shows free of Ruination in his King Viego skin

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