LoL 12.21: Release Date, Patch Notes, K'Sante, Empyrean Skins & Latest News

Empyrean K'Sante

Empyrean K'Sante

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League of Legends 12.21 will be the game's next update following up on the excitement of the massive Worlds 2022 tournament.

This patch will be introducing a brand-new top laner, K'Sante, a brand-new skin line, Empyrean, and balance changes for seven champions.

With that, here's everything we know so far about LoL 12.21, including its release date, patch notes, skins, and more.

UPDATED - Riot reveals LoL 12.21's official patch notes

League of Legends patch 12.21 official patch notes have been revealed by Riot Games.

These patch notes include all of the details for balance changes for seven champions and more.

For the full patch notes scroll below.

LoL 12.21 Release Date

Adhering to the League of Legends patch schedule, LoL 12.20 is set to release on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

This will be just days after the finals of Worlds 2022.

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K'Sante, the Pride of Nazumah joins the League of Legends Champion roster

There has been no shortage of interesting and unique champions thus far in Season 12 and with K'Sante that will be no different. It all started with Zeri, the ability-centric AD Carry, and Renata Glasc who brought a different flavor to the enchanter support role. Those two were later followed up by the jungler, Bel'Veth, who introduced all types of complexity to a champion, and the marksman, Nilah, who focused on carrying the team on her back.

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UNIQUE: K'Sante will be a high-skill tank top laner

All of these champions were unique and difficult in their own way and the new top laner, K'Sante, will adopt the same idea. The Pride of Nazumah, instead of being a simple tank top laner will require more skill.

“We looked at our tank roster and realized we didn’t have like an Aphelios, Azir, or Yasuo of top lane tanks. They are medium to low skill and complexity,” said Riot Games developer, Reav3 in a Reddit post back in April 2022. “The goal with this champ was to add a high skill/high complexity tank to the roster finally. Something that players that like that kind of stuff can really sink their teeth in and master over hundreds of games.”

Here are his abilities.

  • Passive - Dauntless Instinct

K’Sante’s damaging abilities mark enemies hit for a short duration. Attacking a marked enemy consumes the mark to deal damage plus max health physical damage.

All Out: Attacking a marked enemy instead deals physical damage and additional max health true damage.

  • Q - Ntofo Strikes

K’Sante slams his weapon, dealing physical damage in a small area around him and briefly Slowing targets hit.

If an enemy is hit, K’Sante gains a stack for a short duration. At 2 stacks, K’Sante instead fires a shockwave that Pulls enemies

All Out: This ability’s cooldown is reduced and no longer slows targets hit.

  • W - Path Maker

Begin Charging: K’Sante raises his weapons defensively for a short duration, becoming Unstoppable, and reducing incoming damage.

Release: K’Sante rams forward, dealing a percentage of max health physical damage, Knocking Back, and Stunning enemies he passes through for a short duration based on charge time.

All Out: This ability’s cooldown is refreshed, the damage reduction is increased, it deals an additional amount of physical damage based on charge time, and the charge and dash speed are doubled.

  • E - Footwork

K’Sante dashes, gaining a shield for a short duration. If dashing to an ally, the distance is significantly increased and they are also Shielded. Other spells can be cast during this ability.

All Out: This ability’s dash speed is increased. Dashing to a targeted location has increased range and can go over walls.

  • R - All Out

K’Sante shatters his ntofos, dealing physical damage and Knocking Back an enemy champion. Enemies that hit a wall will take a greater amount of physical damage, are Knocked Back over the wall, and are briefly Stunned. K’Sante then dashes after the enemy and goes All Out for an extended duration.

All Out: K’sante loses a percentage of max health, bonus armor, and bonus magic resistance. K’Sante gains attack damage, omnivamp, and transforms his abilities.

LoL 12.21 Patch Notes

While we don't have full LoL 12.21 patch notes just yet, the dev team has revealed the kinds of changes players can expect on launch day.

Blizcrank LoL 12.21 nerfs
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BLOW OFF SOME STEAM: Nerfs are coming for the Steam Golem, Blizcrank

These will be lighter, targetting nerfs to champions like Blitzcrank and Miss Fortune, and more.


A total of 7 champions will be buffed, nerfed, or changed in patch 12.21.



Q - Orb of Deception

  • Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 55/65/75/85/95
  • Damage per Pass Through: 40/65/90/115/140 (+40% AP) ⇒ 40/65/90/115/140 (+45% AP)


Base Stats

  • Health Growth: 101 ⇒ 105
  • Attack Damage Growth: 2.5 ⇒ 2.8


E - Malefic Visions

  • Kill Confirmed: Malefic Visions will now execute minions below 15 - 45 health (levels 1-11)

Xin Zhao

Passive - Determination

  • Third Hit Bonus Damage: 15/25/35/45% AD ⇒ 15/30/45/60% AD
  • Heal: 6-74 (based on level) (+10% AD) (+55% AP) ⇒ 6-74 (based on level) (+10% AD) (+65% AP)

E - Audacious Charge

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds ⇒ 11 seconds



Base Stats

  • Health: 653 ⇒ 633
  • Base Magic Resist: 32 ⇒ 28

W: - Overdrive

  • Bonus Attack Speed: 40/53/66/79/92% ⇒ 30/43/56/69/82%


E - Royal Maelstrom

  • Cooldown: 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds ⇒ 24/22.5/21/19.5/18 seconds

R - Endless Banquet

  • Void Remora Health: 50/60/70% ⇒ 40/50/60% of minion’s maximum health

Miss Fortune

E - Make It Rain

  • Magic Damage: 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP) ⇒70/100/130/160/190 (+120% AP)
  • Slow: 50% (+4% per 100 AP) ⇒ 40% (+6% per 100 AP)

R - Bullet Time

  • Damage per Wave: 75% AD + 20% AP ⇒ 75% AD + 25% AP

Champion Adjustments

R - Call of the Forge God

  • Maximum Slow: 40/50/60% ⇒ 60% at all ranks

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System Updates

Game Remake Updates

  • Remake is available at 3:00 minutes. Remake will be available between 1:30 and 3:00 minutes
  • At 3:00, the impacted team has 60 seconds to start a vote by typing “/remake” in chat. If the remake conditions are met between game start and 3:00 minutes, teams will have from 1:30 to 3:00 to start a remake vote by typing “/remake”. You'll always have a minimum of 30 seconds to type /remake from the conditions being met, so if the conditions are met at 2:59, you’ll have until 3:29 to start a vote.
  • Remake is now available in ARAM & Rotating Game Modes with the same updated rules

Event Missions

A new batch of Event Missions has arrived! Continue to make progress on your Event Pass with the Empyrean narrative missions which will be available to all players. We’ve also made an adjustment to these missions and added an additional 440 XP to each mission bringing the total up to 8,300 XP (previously 3,900).

With all three mission chains released (Spirit Blossom, Tales from the Rift, and Empyrean), players can also complete the Worlds Tour 2022 mission for an additional 500 XP.

LoL 12.21 Skins

As always with a new patch, new skins get added to the game for players to enjoy. For LoL 12.21 there are plenty of new skins, nine in total, one of them being a Prestige Edition.

The new update will introduce the brand-new Empyrean skin line, a completely new theme; dark, mysterious, and destructive.

Empyrean Skins 2022

Driven by the power of the Foreglow and insatiable lust for revenge, Pyke hunts down other versions of himself across different realms, jumping from reality to reality. After each kill, the corresponding realm collapses, and thus a new Empyrean is born, taking on the power of the Foreglow.

Pyke will be joined by the likes of Jax, Vex, Zac, Zed, Jhin, Lux, and the newly releasing K'Sante—who will also be receiving a Prestige Edition.

All of the skins will be priced at the 1350 RP mark with Pyke's costing 1820 RP and K'Sante's Prestige Empyrean skin will cost 2000 Event Tokens.

Here are some of their splash arts.

Empyrean Lux

Empyrean Lux
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THE LADY OF DARKNESS: Lux ditches luminosity in favor of destruction in her new Empyrean skin

Empyrean Pyke

Empyrean Pyke
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DESTRUCTION BRINGER: Pyke creates the world of Empyrean

Prestige Empyrean K'Sante

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ONE-OF-A-KIND: K'Sante is the first champion to release with two new skins

For more information on the skins, including their animations, visit here.

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