LoL Patch 12.8 Highlights

What are we to expect from Patch 12.8 then?

LoL Patch 12.8 Highlights

Patch Notes

Vel'Koz Patch 12.8
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Swain will get a mid-scope update. Jinx is getting more nerfect. Kai’Sa Mid might have seen its last moments before Patch 12.8. This patch is a great example of what we can say. 

Let’s look at some of the most significant changes that will impact our games over the next weeks. This patch is called the Mid-Season Invitational Patch. It has many changes that are pro-game-focused, but they will still have an impact on how our games work, particularly for champions who have been OP for too long. Let’s see it! 

If you are interested in champions changes, please visit our Article on Esports Pros and Nerfs League of Legends Patch 12.8 


AP Kai’Sa Adjustments 

AP Kai’Sa’s strength has been impressive recently, particularly if players just want to spam her W far away. Riot has taken some AP power out of her W and is making sure that players don’t play around her passive. Let’s take a look at what Riot has done to Kai’Sa’s patch 12.8. 

Ability Changes for Patch 12.8
Second Skin (P). Bonus Magic Damage upon consuming full Plasma Stacks: 15% (+2.5% per 100 AP) ⇒ 15% (+5% per 100 AP) of target’s missing health
Void Seeker (W) Magic Damage 30/55/80/105/130 (+ 130% AD) (+70% AP) ⇒ 30/55/80/105/130 (+130% AD) (+45% AP)
Killer Instinct (R) Shield Strength 75/100/125 (+100/150/200% AD) (+75% AP) ⇒ 75/100/125 (+100/150/200% AD) (+100% AP)

Changes to Stopwatch in Patch 12.8

Stopwatch is one among the most useful items in the game Even if you have items such as Zhonya’s Hourglass or Guardian Angel, a stopwatch could prove to be a great tool for fighting. This won’t be possible in Patch 12.8 as Riot has made changes. 

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Stopwatch will no longer be available for purchase after Patch 12.8 if you have Guardian Angel or Zhonya. Is this making League more or less enjoyable? 

Patch 12.8 Poppy Improvements 

Poppy receives some love just before MSI 2022. Expect to see her in jungle combat against those annoying champions who make endless dashes. Her cooldown on W has been reduced and her ultimate also got some love. 

Poppy Ultimate Changes

  • Uncharged Knock Up Duration 0.75 seconds ⇒ 1 second
  • Charged Missile Speed 2000 ⇒ 2500
  • Charged Knock Back Distance 2400 ⇒ 3400
  • Cooldown refund upon cancelled charge 30 seconds ⇒ 15 seconds

Swain Mid-Scope News

The Swain update is the most significant change in this patch. This is what is hitting the rift within this patch. He now feels like a grand general, with all his abilities being rearranged to fit 2022. 

He was able to use his E to draw in CC’d enemies, but he gained numerous mana buffs. Anyone. This is pretty frightening, right? But let’s take a look at every adjustment Riot made to his capabilities. 

Abilities Changes
Ravenous Flock (P).
  • Healing from Soul Fragments 4/5.5/7% of maximum health ⇒ 4/5.5/7%/9% of maximum health (at levels 1/6/11)
  • Max Health Increase per Soul Fragment 5 ⇒ 12
  • [REMOVED] Pull-E Mechanisms : Swain is unable to use Passive-Ravenous Flock to pull or rip out Soul Fragments immobilized enemies (see E-Nevermove).
Q: Death’s Hand
  • Damage 55/75/95/115/135 (+40% AP) ⇒ 60/80/100/120/140 (+38% AP)
  • Bonus Damage Per Additional Bolt 8.25/15/23.75/34.5/47.25 (+6/8/10/12/14% AP) ⇒ 12/22/32/42/52 (+8% AP)
  • Max Damage (5 BOLTS) 88/135/190/253/324 (+64/72/80/88/96% AP) ⇒ 108/168/228/288/348 (+70% AP)
  • Cooldown 9/7.5/6/4.5/3 seconds ⇒ 7/6/5/4/3 seconds
  • Mana Cost 65/70/75/80/85 ⇒ 45/50/55/60/65
Vision of Empire (W).
  • Mana Cost  70/80/90/100/110 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80
  • [NEW] Vantage Advantage: Vision of Empire now displays Pinging W – Vision of Empire a list of enemies within reach in team chat (similarly to Twisted Fate or Nocturne).
Nevermove (E).
  • [NEW] Pitiful Pawns Can Now Be Recast to Pull All Champions Rooted by E – Nevermove. This will remove 1 Soul Fragment each.
  • [REMOVED] Silent Sacrifices: Swain’s pulls no longer deal damage
  • [NEW] A true visionary: This grants vision to all rooted targets
  • [NEW]Demon Discount – E – Nevermove’s Cooldown is Reduced by 20% during R – Demonic Ascension
Demonic Ascension, R
  • Cooldown 120 seconds ⇒ 100/80/60 seconds
  • Drain Damage per Second: 35/50/65 (+14% AP) ⇒ 20/40/60 (+10% AP)
  • Drain Heal per Second: 20/35/40 (+16% AP) ⇒ 15/40/65 (+25%)
  • [REMOVED] Big Bird: No longer grants Swain 125/200/275 bonus health
  • [REMOVED] Active Duration: 12 seconds ⇒ Based on Demon Power
  • [UPDATED]Demon Power: Swain’s Demon Power is activated by Demonic Ascension. This grants Swain 50 Demon Power. The initial rate at which it decreases is 10 per second. Swain’s Demon Power will decrease faster after Demonic Ascension lasts for 5 seconds.
  • [NEW] Soul Stealer – Swain gains 20 Demon Power per Second while draining enemy champions
  • [UPDATED] Big Demon Energy: After 2 seconds of Demonic Ascension, Swain can recast his ultimate as R – Demonflare. R – Demonflare cannot be cast more than once, and it does not end Demonic Ascension.
Demon Flare (R)
  • Damage 100/150/200 (+50% AP) ⇒ 150/225/300 (+60% AP)
  • [NEW] Conflagration: Demonflare now slows enemy by 60%, decaying in 1.5 seconds
  • [REMOVED] Expended, not stored: Demonflare is no longer able to deal additional damage due to health loss from enemies

Those are some significant changes. Taliyah, Olaf Also, mid-scope updates are currently being provided. Be prepared to receive them in League of Legends Patch 129. 

Skins Released in Patch 12.8 

Eclipse Skins

The League of Legends Patch will add new skins as usual to the rift. We’re returning to the Coven universe this time, but not to look at Elderwood skins or Coven skins but to obtain more Eclipse skins. 

  • Eclipse Senna
  • Eclipse Senna Prestige Edition
  • Eclipse Sivir (Legendary)
  • Eclipse Aatrox
  • Eclipse Sejuani
  • Eclipse Kayle 

These are the Eclipse skins that we will be receiving this patch. Be sure to check out the new patch. EDG skinsAs well as the High Noon skinsRiot has plans for League of Legends Patch 129. 

Yasuo & Gangplank Skins

We can’t forget about the skins from Ruined Kings: A League of Legends Story. Yasuo, Gangplank, and Gangplank were both given new skins. 

  • Sea Dog Yasuo
  • Gangplank the Betrayer

From all the skins released this patch those two are the clear highlights other than Sun Eater Kayle. 

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