Preseason is already on the rift since patch 12.22, and while all of the changes are still settling up in the playerbase, there are already many changes planned for PBE LoL Patch 12.23.
In this SenpAI entry, we’re gonna give you a rundown of all this changes planned to hit the live servers on 12.23. (Spoiler: ARAM will have a Hexgate and Zeri is finally getting some buffs)
Table of Content
- Champion Changes: Zeri Mini Rework and a lot more.
- Skins for Patch 12.23: Winterblessed 2022 and Ashen Graveknight Morderkaiser.
- ARAM changes: Hextech Added
PBE LoL Patch 12.23: Zeri Mini Rework
To start off this row of champions changes we start off with the Spark of Zaun.
Despite having a dominant season for many patches in competitive. after her nerfs in patch 12.16 Zeri has been one of the worst performing champions in the game, even going to depths of 42% Win Rate (The worst WR of any champion)
In a effort to bring her back to the game, the balance team are making changes to give her a spark (Had to do it) back in the game.
Move Speed: 325 –> 330
Base AD: 50 –> 53
Base Armor: 20 –> 24
Base Health: 600 –> 630
Attack Speed Ratio: 0.568 –> 0.625
HP Per Level: 109 –> 115
Basic Attack Fully Charged Damage: 90-200(+90%AP)(+1-15% Target Max Health) –> 90-200(110%AP)(1-15% Target Max Health)
Living Battery (P)
Gotta Zip Shield Bonus: 10% multiplicative Movement Speed –> 10% MS
Duration: 3s –> 2s
Burst Fire (Q)
Range: 825 –> 750
Excess AS to AD Ratio: 60% –> 70%
Base Damage: 8/11/14/17/20 –> 15/18/21/24/27
AD Ratio: 100/105/110/115/120% AD –> 104/108/112/112/116/120% AD
Ultrashock Laser (W)
Damage Type: Magic –> Physical
Damage: 20/55/90/125/160(+100%AD)(+40%AP) –> 20/60/100/140/180(+130%AD)(+0%AP)
Cast Time: 2.5x Attack Time –> 0.55s-0.3s (based on AS)
Missile Speed: 2200 –> 2500
Beam Cast Time: 0.75s –> 0.85s
Spark Surge (E)
Mana Cost: 80 –> 90/85/80/75/70
Cooldown: 24/22.5/21/19.5/18s –> 22/21/20/19/18s
[NEW EFFECT] For the next 5s, Zeri’s Burst Fire does an additional magic damage to the first enemy hit and pierce targets
Bonus Magic Damage: 20/22/24/26/28(+20%AP)(+12% bonus AD)
[NEW] Deals up to 65% bonus damage on Critical Strike Chance
Pierce Damage Falloff: 60/70/80/90/100% –> 80/85/90/95/100%
Ability/attack damage reduce the cooldown of Spark Surge (E) by 0.5s (1.5s for critical strikes)
Real Range Through Walls: 850 –> 1500
Lightning Crash (R)
[REMOVED] Bonus Magic Damage
Chain Lightning Range: 450 –> 650
On Cast Magic Damage: 150/250/350(+80%AP)(+80% bonus AD) –> 175/275/375(+110%AP)(+100% bonus AD)
If R hits at least one champion, Zeri gains 10% movement speed, 30% attack speed, and chain shots over 5s. Hitting champions refreshes this buff by 1.5s (up to 5s total)
Hitting champions grants Zeri 1 stack (3 per crit) of Overcharge for 1.5s. Zeri gains 0.5% movement speed for each stack of Overcharge (stacking infinitely)
Amidst Preseason and TFT Set 8 on PBE, it's a perfect time for me to slip in some SMALL Zeri changes while no one is looking. These are coming to PBE today! More details in thread pic.twitter.com/dMKkd7Ufbg
— Tim (@TheTruexy) November 15, 2022
These changes are big, the nerf to W and change towards AD may stop her toxic AP build, the Q range being less makes her more weak at longer ranges, something that should be from the beginning taking into account the mobility give by E. These buffs are going to mark for sure the return of Zeri, whether she be broken or underwhelming needs to be seen when changes are live.
Dr. Mundo Balance Changes in PBE LoL Patch 12.23
Dr. Mundo players are receiving some love, but mostly for the jungle role. These changes were teased a few days ago by Riot Pehrek, aimed towards improving his jungle especially the damage on his Blueforce Trauma (E), and increasing his AD scaling to max health, something pretty good considering the new FOTM item Heartsteel.
But don’t get you hopes too high, the loss of extra AD from Maximum Dosage (R) may hurt his dueling potential, something that he has struggled specially against Fiora in the top lane. Although the new healing numbers look great for teamfighting.
AD per Level: 3.5 –> 3
Base Magic Resist: 32 –> 29
Magic Resist per Level: 2.050 –> 2.3
Goes Where he Pleases (P)
Cannister Current Health Loss: 7% –> 3%
Cannister Max Health Heal –> 8% –> 4%
Max Health Regen per 5s –> 0.8-1/6% (linear progression) –> 0.4-2.5 (non-linear progression equal at level 11)
Infected Bonesaw (Q)
Health Cost: 50 –> 60
Heart Zapper (W)
Health Cost: 5% current Health –> 8% current Health
Gray Health Heal (No Hit): 0% –> 50%
Damage Stored as Gray Health: 25/30/35/40/45% –> 80-95% based on level in the first 0.75s, then 25% thereafter
Duration: 4s –> 3s
Blunt Force Trauma (E)
Passive Bonus AD: 15/20/25/30/35 + 25/30/35/40/45 based on missing health –> 2.5/3/3.5/4/4.5% max Health
[Removed] Instantly push small jungle monsters
Monster Damage: 200% –> 250%
Maximum Dosage (R)
[Removed] Bonus AD
Missing Health as Max Health: 8/11.5/15% –> 15/20/25%
[Added] At Rank 3, both healing effects (R regen and base health gain) are increased by an additional 5% per nearby champion
Hey, y'all! @Damascus_Glenn made some new Dr. Mundo changes which should be on the PBE soon.
We are primarily changing how his W works and have also tweaked his other abilities. Aiming to make him more viable in the jungle! 🪚🩹 pic.twitter.com/UBqIB66CEk
— Pehrek (@RiotPehrek) November 15, 2022
Quality Of Life changes for Kassadin
After the addition of Rod of Age in patch 12.22 you probably thought that Kassadin would have a great time, but thats far from the truth. The Void Walker winrate is below 50% despite having a pick rate of 7%, so to make this antimage more viable they have stored a few changes for the next patch to make him feel better.
Null Sphere (Q)
Shield granted on spell cast rather than when the missile leaves his hand (small buff to make parry more reliable)
+20 Shield per Rank: 60/90/120/150/180 – 80/110/140/170/200
– 10% Shield AP Rato: 40% to 30%
Force Pulse (E):
Spell no longer locked out and requiring nearby spell casts
Nearby spell casts reduce the Cooldown by 1 second
Cooldown: 5 to 21/19/17/15/13
— Joe White (@HonestPillow) November 16, 2022
AP Tahm Kench
Apparently this is a thing, and balance team wants to embrace it. (Hope I don’t see it in my Solo Q games)
An Acquired Taste (P)
Damage now scales with 2% AP per 100 bHP
Tongue Lash (Q)
AP ratio increased from 90% to 100%
Abyssal Dive (W)
AP ratio increased from 125% to 150%
Shield now decays by 200 per second instead of lasting 2.5 seconds
Damage AP ratio increased from 5% per 100 AP to 7% per 100
Tahm Kench changes:
* P damage now scales with 2% AP per 100 bHP
* Q AP ratio increased from 90% to 100%
* W AP ratio increased from 125% to 150%
* R shield now decays by 200 per second instead of lasting 2.5 seconds
* R damage AP ratio increased from 5% per 100 AP to 7% per 100 pic.twitter.com/xgnlZtEsEx
— Spideraxe (@Spideraxe30) November 15, 2022
Skins for Patch 12.23: Winterblessed 2022 and Ashen Knight Morderkaiser
Winterblessed 2022 Skin Line for this Holidays
By the light of the Aurora, winter has come! New Winterblessed Skins are unwrapping on the PBE:
Champions that will have a Winterblessed skin ❄️
Prestige Winterblessed Warwick
“Winter comes to Runeterra! With the first snow of the year, Polaris must choose whether to bless or burden the realm. Will good deeds or greed win the day?”
“Winter’s blessings upon you all! Grab your friends and gather ’round—more Winterblessed skins are coming to celebrate the season!”
Brand New Skin Universe based on Winter Tales and Legends
Ashen Graveknight Mordekaiser
Ashen Graveknight Mordekaiser comes with:
Custom models and textures!
/r/LeaguePbe subreddit has an on going suggestion page for this skin. Feel free to check it out
ARAM changes: Hextech Added
- Omnivamp/lifesteal against minions reduced
- Long range poke damage reduced
- Bonus MR for melee champions increased from 10-15
Champion Specific Updates:
20% increased energy regen on Akali, Kennen, Lee Sin, and Zed
20% increased tenacity buff to Akali, Ekko, Elise, Evelynn, Fizz, Kassadin, Katarina, Kayn, Kha’Zix, LeBlanc, Pyke, Qiyana, Rek’Sai, Rengar, Talon, and Zed
-20% ability haste for Ashe
Howling Abyss Map Updates. There are now Hexgates and Terrain left from Destroyed Turrets
- Hexgates added. Hexgates fall back to the inner towers after outer towers are destroyed
- Added new brush to the right side of the map between the outer towers
- Outer towers now fall randomly to the left or right side, forming impassible terrain that blocks vision
- You can now see who purchased battle boosts for the team
- You can now see which champions will give you a chest for achieving S Rank
- Champion Balance Buff has been updated to be easier to read
New ARAM changes look neat for the gameplay, although don’t know how they will affect the ARAM Clash tournament dated for December 7th. These changes are going to give a breath of fresh air for the second most popular game mode in LoL, and hopefully make it more exciting for Summoner Rift boomers.
Youtuber Vandiril already do some testing in the new ARAM map and they seem pretty interesting.
Last note: Teased Mid Scope Update for Jax and Rell
After a lot of the hype for Rell, back when she was announced, the Iron Maiden hasn’t actually met much of the expectation, and even feeling very clunky to play.
Don’t misunderstand me, by no means she’s a bad champion, at the contrary, in higher elo she sees much success, but, her popularity among average fanbase is very low, so these changes are a promising look for the Iron Maiden.
Where’s Jax? Well, his changes seem to be smaller, just focused on the feeling of his ult.
Also, we haven't forgotten about Neeko. She'll be ready early next year. pic.twitter.com/LDK6XBlKrn
— August (@RiotAugust) November 16, 2022
Hope you are excited for new upcoming changes and ones teased for the next year to come. There is plenty to enjoy these last days of the year, especially for those that love christmas with the Winterblessed skins.
Wish you a good luck for your Preseason Solo Que Games, or in the upcoming ARAM Clash Tournament.
See you in next PBE rundown.