LoL Patch 12.02: Buffs and Nerfs [UPDATE] | RiftFeed
Everything you need to know about the upcoming patch!

LoL Patch 12.02: Buffs and Nerfs [UPDATE]

Patch Notes
Talon - Buffs and Nerfs
Talon will be receiving a nerf. | © Riot Games

In LoL Patch 12.01 we got a huge change to teleport, as well as the introduction of the new rift. So many changes have hit the rift that everything has been a bit out of whack. 

Now, in LoL Patch 12.02, we're back to our usual buffs and nerfs. Which champions will receive changes and adjustments in the second patch of 2022? 


Champion Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.02

Janna, Tahm Kench and Rengar will be getting some adjustments. Rengar has been struggling, especially in the chemtech map, so a few changes will be made to his kit, while Tahm Kench is looking to make his way back into the bot lane. 

These are all the adjustments Riot has planned for LoL Patch 12.02: 

  • Janna
    • Base move speed increased to 330
    • AD increased to 52 + 3/Level
    • Q mana cost changed to 60 - 100, range changed to 1100 minimum and 1760 maximum, travel time decreased to 1.25 seconds
    • W range changed to 650 (center to center), slow duration 3 seconds and cooldown increased to 12 seconds, damage increased to 70 - 190 and passive move speed increased to 8 - 12%
    • E cooldown changed to 15 - 9 seconds, time before shield decays changed to 1.25 seconds, shield amount 80-200(.65AP), and added that when impairing an enemy champion’s movement grants 20% heal and shield power for 5 seconds
    • R healing tick rate changed to 0.25, while total healing remains the same
  • Tahm Kench
    • Q Slow increased from 40% to 50%
    • E Damage to Grey Health changed from [45/50/55/60/65% >>> 15/25/35/45/55%, increased to 45/50/55/60/65% if there are 2 or more visible nearby enemy champions] and Grey Health to Health changed from [30-100% scaling from level 1-18] to [45-100% scaling from level 1-18]
    • R Ally Shield changed from [400/500/600 (+100% AP)] to [500/700/900 (+150% AP)] and Ally Cast changed from [Slows Kench for 30/20/10% for the duration of the devour] to [Grants Kench 40% Move Speed for 3]
  • Rengar: Rengar will leap when Camouflaged

All System Adjustments in LoL Patch 12.02

System Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.02

Three nerfs will be heading to the rift. No items will be affected, but Lethal Tempo, as well as the Chemtech and Hextech Soul, will be seeing a decrease in strength in the upcoming LoL Patch. 

  • Hextech Soul: Damage decreased to 25-50
  • Chemtech Soul: Zombie bleedout changed to 3s and Zombie health changed to 70% and 40% bonus health
  • Chemtech Map: Recamo timer changed to 2.5s and damage amp up changed up to 12% instead of up to 10%
  • Lethal Tempo: Attack Speed now scales with level – 10-75% melee and 3-35% ranged

System Buffs in LoL Patch 12.02

Two items will be getting buffed in LoL Patch 12.02:

  • Lich Bane: Haste changed from 0 to 15 and Spellblade damage changed to 75% base AD(+50%AP)
  • Rylai's: Cost 2600 and Health increased to 400


Champion Buffs in LoL Patch 12.02

A few champions have been struggling to start off season 12. Two of the most unlikely faces have to be Yone and Yasuo, who always dominate any solo queue meta, but amidst the Immortal Shieldbow nerfs they've seens ome awful numbers in 2022. 

  • Senna: Her Q now slows enemies by 20%(+6%/100AP)(+10%/100bAD) for 2s
  • Yasuo: Q AD ratio increased to 105%
  • Yone: Q AD ratio increased to 105%
  • Tristana: Base HP increased to 600 and HP regen changed from 3.75 to 4
  • Nocturne: HP per level increased to 95 and Q AD ratio increased to 85%
  • Volibear: AD per level increased to 3.5 and E cooldown decreased to 13 seconds
  • Veigar: Q cooldown lowered to 6-4 and stacks from large minions/monsters increased to 3
  • Samira: R Damage per bullet changed to 5/15/25/(+50%AD)

Champion Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.02

A total of 5 champions will be nerfed in the second patch of 2022. Lulu has been a staple in the bot lane and is one of the best support. Pairing her with the newest champion, Zeri, will likely make her one of the most picked supports once more. 

  • Qiyana: Grass Zone duration decreased to 3 seconds and HP regen changed to 6
  • Zed: R base damage decreased to 65% AD
  • Talon: W Monster damage changed form 130% to 105%
  • Lulu: W cooldown increased to 17-13s
  • Shen: Increased Q damage changed to 4-6% Target's max HP


LoL Patch 12.02 Release Date

The release date for LoL Patch 12.02 is going to be Thursday – not Wednesday as usual! – January 20, 2022. So be prepared for some big changes. The newest champion will also be released so the bot lane will be quite popular once again.