LoL 12.8 Patch Notes REVEALED: Swain rework headlines next update

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League of Legends' next update, LoL 12.8, is set to be a big one.

From a Swain rework that headlines the patch to buffing several champions such as Poppy, Zoe, Jhin, Bard, and plenty more, there is plenty of changes coming to Summoner's Rift come launch day.

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about LoL 12.8 including its patch notes, new skins, and release date.

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LoL 12.8 Patch No Patch Notes

These are some of the new changes League players can expect to hit Summoner's Rift in League of Legends patch 12.8 courtesy of Riot TheTruexy.

Champions

A total of 19 champions will be getting buffed, nerfed or changed in League of Legends 12.8

Buffs

Mordekaiser

Passive - Darkness Rise

  • Move speed: 3% ⇒ 3%/6%/9% at levels 1/6/11
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Vladimir

Base stats

  • Armor: 23 ⇒ 27

Poppy

W - Steadfast Presence

  • Cooldown: 24/22/20/18/16 ⇒ 20/18/16/14/12
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R - Keeper's Verdict

R1 Knockup: 0.75s ⇒1s

R2 Missile Speed: 2000 ⇒2500

R2 Knockup Distance: 2400 ⇒ 3400

R Channel Refund: 30s ⇒ 15s

Sejuani

Passive - Fury of the North

  • Cooldown: 12s ⇒ 12-6s based on level
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Fiddlesticks

W - Drain

  • Healing Against Champions: 30/35/40/45/50% ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70% of damage dealt

Zoe

Q - Paddle Star!

  • Mana Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60
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R - Portal Jump

  • Mana Cost: 50 ⇒ 40

Kassadin

Q - Null Sphere

  • Shield: 40/70/100/130/160 (+30% AP) ⇒ 60>90>120>150>180 (+40% AP)
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Vel'Koz

Q - Plasma Fission

  • AP Ratio: 80%>90%

W - Void Rift

  • Initial Ratio: 15% ⇒ 20%
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Xerath

E - Shocking Orb

  • Stun Duration 0.5-2s ⇒ 0.75-2.25s based on distance

Sylas

R - Hijack

  • Cooldown: 100/70/40 ⇒ 80/55/30
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Ezreal

R - Trueshot Barrage

  • Cooldown: 120s ⇒ 120/105/90

Tristana

Base stats

  • AD per level: 3.3 ⇒ 3.7
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Jhin

W - Deadly Flourish

  • CC Duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s ⇒ 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.5s
  • Damage is no longer reduced against monsters
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E - Captive Audience

  • Cooldown: 28-16 ⇒ 24-14
  • Damage is no longer reduced against monsters

Bard

P - Traveler's Call

  • Damage: 30 (+12 per 5 chimes) ⇒ 35 (+14 per 5 chimes)
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W - Caretaker's Shrine

  • Max Heal: 55/95/135/175/215 ⇒ 60/105/150/195/240

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Soraka

W - Astral Infusion

  • Heal: 100/135/170/205/140 (+70% AP) ⇒ 100/130/160/190/210 (+65% AP)
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Jinx

Base stats

  • Base Health: 610 ⇒ 560

Xayah

Q - Double Daggers

  • Damage: 45/65/85/105/125 ⇒ 45/60/75/90/105
  • Cooldown: 10-6 ⇒ 10-8
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Champion Changes

AP Kai'Sa

P - Second Skin

  • Missing Health Damage Ratio: 2.5% per 100 AP ⇒ 5% per 100 AP
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W - Icathian Rain

  • AP Ratio: 70% ⇒ 45%

R - Killer Instinct

  • AP Ratio: 75% ⇒ 100%
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Swain

P - Ravenous Flock

  • REMOVED: Swain can no longer pull crowd-controlled enemies
  • REMOVED: Swain’s pull no longer deals damage
  • Healing: 4/5.5/7% (levels 1/6/11) maximum health ⇒ 4/5.5/7%/9% (levels 1/6/11/16) maximum health
  • Health per soul fragment: 5 ⇒ 12
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Q - Death's Hand

  • Mana Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 ⇒ 45/50/55/60/65
  • Cooldown: 9/7.5/6/4.5/3 seconds ⇒ 7/6/5/4/3 seconds
  • Damage: 55/75/95/115/135 (+40% AP) ⇒ 60/80/100/120/140 (+40% AP)
  • Additional Bolt Damage: 15/20/25/30/35% ⇒12/22/32/42/52 (+10% AP)
  • Maximum Damage: 88/135/190/253/324 (+64/72/80/88/96% AP) ⇒ 108/168/228/288/348 (+80% AP)
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W - Vision of Empire

  • Mana Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 ⇒ 60//65/70/75/80
  • NEW: Pings now display enemies in range, similar to Twisted Fate R and Nocturne R

E - Nevermove

  • NEW: Can be reactivated to pull all champions rooted by Nevermove
  • NEW: Cooldown is reduced by 20% during Demonic Ascension (R)
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R - Demonic Ascension

  • Cooldown 120s ⇒100/80/60 seconds
  • Drain Damage per second: 35/50/60(+14%AP) ⇒ 20/45/70(+10%AP)
  • Drain Heal per second: 20/35/40(+16%AP) ⇒ 20/40/60(+16%AP) ⇒ 15/40/65(+25%)
  • REMOVED: No longer grants 125/200/275 health
  • CHANGED: Upon casting Demonic Ascension, Swain gains 50 demon power. Demonic Ascension lasts as long as Swain has demon Power, which drains at a rate of 10 per second. While draining an enemy champion, Swain gains 20 Demonic Power per second. After 3 seconds, Swain can cast Demonflare (R2)
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R2 - Demonflare

  • Demonflare Damage: 100/150/200(+50%AP) ⇒ 150/225/300(+60%AP)
  • NEW: Demonflare now slows enemies by 60% decaying over 1.5 seconds
  • CHANGED: On casting Demonic Ascension, Swain can cast Demonflare 1 time. This does not end Demonic Ascension
  • REMOVED: Demonflare no longer charges up based on health drained, up to double damage