League of Legends 12.5 Patch Notes: Release Date, Champion Changes, New Skins and More

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League of Legends Patch 12.5 is the next patch set to come to the game, although we suspect it could be a relatively minor one. Patch 12.4 gave fans not only another new legend in the form of Renata Glasc, but numerous buffs and nerfs to no less than 17 characters.

If you've played the game before, you likely know what to expect with the launch of a new League of Legends patch. But for those who don't know, here's the gist: Every new patch is first released on the game's PBE test server, and then normally two weeks later it's rolled out to live servers.

On this page, we'll give you a full rundown of what you need to know about the game's next patch. Initially, there won't be a whole heap of news or changes, but as we approach its release we should get more patch notes, champion changes, skins, and more from the Summoner's Rift development team.

Without further ado, here's everything we know about League of Legends 12.5 Patch.

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28 February 2022 -

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The 12.5 Patch will release later this week, and since the initial patch notes last Wednesday there have not really been any changes to the PBE. As mentioned previously, this is a relatively small patch for the game, so we doubt we'll see further changes before it hits live servers.

24 February 2022 -

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Riot Games' Matt Leung-Harrison has shared a bit of insight into the Seraphine changes coming with Patch 12.5:

"To clarify on Seraphine, the intention is a buff to support as she's underpowered there & players have indicated their desire to play her there, while being ~neutral on mid (we're still supporting her there). We expect W to be an attractive 2nd max after moving off level scaling."

23 February 2022 -

Riot designer Phlox has today released a preview of the patch notes for the 12.5 update.

We've updated our patch notes section further down if you want a closer look.

League of Legends Patch 12.5 Release Date

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At the start of LoL Season 12 Riot Games revealed a full League of Legends patch schedule. This means we're already up to speed on exactly when the developers intend to release the next patch for the game. For the most part, the developers always stick to the date they provide fans at the start of the year. Although, it is worth noting that patch dates can change at any time for any number of reasons.

The developers recommend checking a few days before each patch is scheduled to go live, just to be sure nothing has changed. That being said, the devs always endeavor to provide an alert for fans within 48 hours of each scheduled date, if a patch is delayed.

If you want to know when everything else is coming in 2022, follow that link above. As for the next update, League of Legends 12.5 Patch has a confirmed release date set for Wednesday, March 2.

League of Legends Patch 12.5 Downtime

Maintenance times haven’t yet been confirmed by Riot Games, but we typically see new game updates released at the following times on the main LoL servers:

  • 3 am PT (NA servers)
  • 5 am GMT (WEU servers)
  • 3 am CET (EEU servers)
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Following server downtime, the new patch will be released and ready to roll on live servers.

League of Legends Patch 12.5 Balance Changes

For now, you'll find all confirmed or tentative LoL changes for Patch 12.5, just below. Some of these could change in-between PBE testing and the official release on live servers.

12.5 Champion Buffs & Nerfs Overview

Buffs

  • Samira
  • Kennen
  • Seraphine

Nerfs

  • Ahri
  • Master Yi
  • Gwen
  • Xin Zhao

12.5 Champion Changes

BUFFS

Samira

Base stats

  • HP: 88 > 94
  • Armor: 3 > 3.5
  • R: 8s > 5s

Kennen

W: Electrical Surge

  • Fourth attack damage: 20/30/40/50/60 (+100%bAD & 25%AP) > 35/45/55/65/75 (+120%bAD & 35%AP)

Seraphine

W: Surround Sound

  • Mana cost: 50/70/90/110/130 > 50/60/70/80/90
  • Cooldown: 26/25/24/23/22 seconds > 28/26/24/22/20 seconds
  • Shield: 75-225 based on level (+45%AP) > 60/80/100/120/140 (+40%AP)
  • Allies are now granted the same shield value rather than two-thirds of Seraphine’s value.
  • Heal: 5% (+1.125%AP) missing health > 5/5.5/6/6.5/7% (+0.75%AP) missing health

E: Beat Drop

  • Cooldown: 13/12/11/10/9 seconds > 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds

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Ahri

W: Fox-Fire

  • Mana cost: 25 > 30
  • Damage: 60/85/110/135/160 > 50/75/100/125/150

E: Charm

  • Mana cost: 50 > 60

Master Yi

Q: Alpha Strike

  • Damage: 25/60/95/130/165 (+90%AD) > 30/60/90/120/150 (+60%AD)
  • Crit damage modifier: 60% (+bonus crit damage%) extra > 50% (+bonus crit damage%) extra
  • Now applies on-hit effects
  • CD refund now scales relative to the max cooldown reduction from Ability Haste

E: Wuju Style

  • Damage: 30/40/50/60/70 > 30/38/46/54/62
  • Duration now doesn’t decrease during Alpha Strike
    • Also doesn’t decrease during Meditate
  • Can now cast during Alpha Strike

R: Highlander

  • Duration now doesn’t decrease during Alpha Strike
    • Also doesn’t decrease during Meditate
  • Can now cast during Alpha Strike

Gwen

Passive: Thousand Cuts

  • Monster max damage: 10 (+25%AP) > 10 (+15%AP)

E: Skip ‘n Slash

  • Bonus attack range: 100 > 50

Xin Zhao

E: Audacious Charge

  • Cooldown: 11 seconds > 12 seconds

R: Crescent Guard

  • Duration: 5 seconds > 4 seconds

12.5 System Nerfs

Hullbreaker

  • Self resists for ranged champions: 20-60 > 10-30
    • Unchanged for melee champions
  • Minion resists for ranged champions: 60-180 > 30-90
    • Unchanged for melee champions

League of Legends Patch 12.5 New Champion Skins

League of Legends makes a habit of adding new skins to the game and already we have an idea of some new skins coming to the game in 12.5.

League of Legends own Twitter account have already confirmed the following new skins on the PBE:

  • BZZZiggs
  • Orbeeanna
  • Nunu & Beelump
  • Heimerstinger

League of Legends Patch 12.5 - New Splash Art

At the time of writing, there are two new Shockblade splash arts released for League of Legends 12.5 Patch. You can see both of these, just below:

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This is all the information available regarding update 12.5 in League of Legends. We will keep updating this page as more information is made available on the PBE servers. In the meantime, why not have a quick read of our League of Legends Beginners Guide for some quick tips. You might also want to make time to read our guide detailing the Best League of Legends Champion For Beginners.