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Senpai Explains; League of Legends Patch 10.12 Notes

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League of Legends Patch Notes 10.12 is live and Volibear is in its final form! As we have mentioned in our PBE Notes, ADCs now have the anticipated health buff and attack speed items are more dangerous. Let’s begin with the champion stats and continue with our thoughts upon the new update.

Champions

Available with patch 10.12

Buffs & Nerfs

  • Akali: Q damage increased.
  • Brand: Increased mana restore on Ablazed enemy takedowns.
  • Cassiopeia: Base health and armor decreased; magic resist increased.
  • Fiddlesticks: W minion damage reduction increased.
  • Senna: Bugfix on attack windup time. Passive mist wraith drop chance increased.
  • Trundle: Base health, mana, and mana regen rounded. W bonus movement speed decreased.
  • Varus: Base attack damage growth decreased. Q damage ratio decreased.
  • Viktor: Q discharge damage ratio increased; shield ratio increased.
  • Volibear: Gameplay clarity improvements. Base mana growth and health growth increased. Q bugfixes and QoL changes. W bugfixes. R turrent disable duration, epicenter damage radius increased, and base damage increased; bugfixes.
  • Xayah: R base damage increased.
  • Yasuo: Base health decreased. Passive shield increased. W cooldown increased.

Thoughts

The overall base health buff will pinch our heroes for sure since the bot lane was a bit weak for a while. Riot has added survivability to ADCs yet the advantage can differ among the listed champions. We will see if the buff is a bit too much for some like Draven or was efficient just enough in the upcoming days of gameplay.

BUFFS

A Furious Kama: Akali was under the weather for a while and this buff on her most used ability should push Summoners a little bit to increase her pick rates. Her new Q stats will allow her to waveclear a bit easier and stronger sustainability on her lane.

HotHead: Such a little buff on Brand and this won’T satisfy mid lane players. However, we would like to think of this adjustment as a little step for mana pool yet a big step for Brand mains.

The Cool Wife: This an ADC Senna buff. The attack windup time is a nice touch since it was quite annoying for Senna players. Senna‘s channeling auto attacks might be hard to last hit for new players yet it’s now your chance to drop more mist wraiths to ramp up your power. Maybe we could see a range of builds besides Lethality on Senna, as the attack speed items were also buffed on the last patch.

Evil Laser Guy: The changes of Viktor are not expected to change his early game however Viktor is now stronger and harder to kill at the late game phase.

The Bear: Since it’s a brand new rework, expect to see adjustments on Volibear. Top lane showcased an underwhelming performance for our furious friend so the base stat improvements would allow him to recollect his power.

The Lovebird, ADC one: Xayah’s ultimate was not quite viable for a carry and was not fitting to be an ultimate in terms of impact. This buff would allow players to seek more opportunities in an offensive way.

NERFS

Medusa: Tank days are kind of over for Cassiopeia since she was too strong for top lane besides mid lane. This nerfs actually aimed at top lane Cass and try to protect her stance at mid lane with the well-thought magic resist adjustment.

That Scarecrow: Seems Fiddlesticks is still a little bit unbalanced after the recent buff on his passive, therefore Riot has decided lower some stats again. W is still viable after this nerf. It is still higher than it was before his buffs so no need to worry about an over-diminishing. The power of waveclear is too high and he literally dominates monsters. We think we will see a bit more nerfs for him in the future.

Someone stop that Troll!: Trundle got a rounding nerf on his base stats which we think is a minor nerf. Who would like decimals? However, the hit he took for his W will affect his gameplay. Trundle’s early game was powerful due to his speed and he was both great at chasing around and escaping when he needed to. This may cause a drop in his win rates. 

The Evil Ashe: Varus got the general ADC buff along with other on patch 10.11 yet it seems a bit too much for him according to Riot. Summoners’ choice of building Lethality for Varus had become a monopoly and cause domination over his early game. This scaling would make him a fair opponent in early phase of the matches. We approve!

Good news?:  Welcome to THE YASUO NERF. We were so excited about this when we saw it on PBE notes yet got us thinking with the Passive buff. Actually, the hit on his W which his counters find quite annoying; is massive. The nerf will absolutely affect Yasuo, especially on high elo where cooldowns are like inner-clocks. Despite the big “BOO” we can hear from Yasuo mains, this was a nice touch and we’re content with it.

 

Rune Updates

Available with patch 10.12

 

 

Approach Velocity (UPDATED)

PASSIVE Gain 15% bonus movement speed toward movement-impaired allies or enemies you’ve impaired  Gain 7.5% bonus movement speed when moving toward a movement-impaired enemy champion. Increased to 15% if you were the one who impaired their movement (There is no longer a maximum range of 1000 for champions that you have CCd)

 

Guardian 

TETHER RANGE 175  350

TRIGGER CONDITION Any damage  90-250 postmitigation damage in the last 2.5 seconds or lethal damage

SHIELD AMOUNT 70-150  80-200

REMOVED MOVEMENT SPEED 20%  No longer gives movement speed

 

Predator

COOLDOWN 150-100 seconds ⇒ 100-70 seconds

DAMAGE 60-180 (+0.4 bonus attack damage) (+0.25 ability power) ⇒ 30-90 (+0.2 bonus attack damage) (+0.1 ability power)

I’M GOIN, I’M GOIN Active is no longer disabled for the first 150 seconds of the game.

NEW RUN, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN Upon completion, Predator now grants 45% bonus movement speed while moving towards enemy champions at a range of 3000, including enemy champions out of vision

REMOVED CHANNEL INTERRUPTION Active is no longer interrupted if you cast an ability or enter combat (still has a 1.5 second ramp up time for damage effect and full movement speed)

NEW CHARLIE, THAT HURTS Predator now only deals damage and ends the hunt against enemy champions.

DURATION 15 seconds ⇒ 10 seconds

 

Taste of Blood

INDICATOR Taste of Blood’s Icon above the player’s HUD now appears while it’s on cooldown

 

Unflinching (UPDATED)

PASSIVE Gain 10% slow resist and 10% Tenacity for each of your summoner spells on cooldown, stacking up to 20%. Gain 15% slow resist and 15% Tenacity for 10 seconds whenever you cast a summoner spell  Gain 10% slow resist and 10% Tenacity. Gain up to 20% more slow resist and Tenacity based on missing health

 

 

Summoner Spells

Available with patch 10.12

GHOST

Ghost was neglected by the Summoners therefore Riot wanted to bring it back on the scene. Champions who would love some chasing like Hecarim, Darius and Kayn will benefit from the spell a lot if they choose to use it.

  • NEW GHOSTING THE BUILD-UP Ghost’s movement speed now activates instantly
  • NEW TAKEDOWN MS EXTENSION Ghost’s increased movement speed duration now extends by 4-7 seconds (levels 1-18) when you get a takedown
  • MOVEMENT SPEED 28-45% (levels 1-18)  20-40% (levels 1-18)
  • COOLDOWN 180 seconds  210 seconds

Elemental Terrain

Available with patch 10.12

Infernal Terrain

  • Added Blast Cones:
    • near each tri-bush near Gromp
    • by the Wolf Camp
    • in front of each base’s gates
    •  in the alcoves

Cloud Terrain

  • Added Scryer’s Blooms in front of each base’s gates
  • Added Scryer’s Blooms in front of each tri-brush in the river
  • Cloud Terrain’s Speed Zones now grant 35% movement speed if you are out of combat vs. champions (increased from 20% always)

Bugfixes

Available with patch 10.12

  • Clash Team names, tags, and logos will now appear on the loading screen and in-game scoreboard during Clash tournaments
  • Fixed a bug where loading screen borders weren’t accurate when queues were re-enabled
  • Fixed a bug where Kled would lose movement speed faster than intended when he lost vision of enemies
  • Hecarim’s Q – Rampage tooltip in the Collection tab has been updated to accurately reflect its latest state
  • Swain’s R – Demonic Ascension/Demonflare tooltip in the Collection tab has been updated to accurately reflect its latest state
  • Cloud Soul’s tooltip now accurately reflects its latest state
  • Rengar’s Passive – Unseen Predator‘s name and description are no longer missing in Death Recap
  • Rift Scuttler now properly plays her run animation and does not slide while Grounded
  • Bard’s Passive – Traveler’s Call‘s name and description are no longer missing in Death Recap
  • Mordekaiser no longer locks out his enemies’ Unsealed Spellbook-granted Teleport (and any Summoner Spell that’s switched out) for the remainder of the game when he stops their teleporting with R – Realm of Death

  • Fiddlesticks’ Q – Terrify now properly activates and Fears monsters when he uses W – Bountiful Harvest on them
  • When Aurelion Sol casts Q – Starsurge via the mini-map, he will now properly cast the start on the target in the map instead of the terrain directly under the mini-map (most often the right bottom corner)
  • Qiyana’s Brush-empowered Q – Elemental Wrath now properly leaves a Stealth trail when she casts it after reviving from something like Guardian Angel or Zilean’s R – Time Warp
  • Kog’Maw’s Q – Caustic Spittle in-game tooltip has been updated to correctly reflect its latest state
  • Braum’s R – Glacial Fissure ‘s VFX is no longer misaligned when the ability is cast at 0 range
  • Sion’s Q – Decimating Smash ‘s tooltip now properly indicates that his total attack damage modifier is increased when cast
  • Riven’s Q – Broken Wings ‘s tooltip has been corrected to remove the attack speed gain
  • Evelynn’s W – Allure now properly functions when cast on Baron Nashor at all ability’s levels and from any range
  • Rengar’s R – Thrill of the Hunt no longer reduces turrets’ armor
  • Nidalee’s Q – Javelin Toss now properly procs her Passive – Prowl when cast on Baron Nashor at any range
  • Ornn’s Passive – Living Forge no longer fails when the ally receiving the upgraded item dies while the missile effect is mid-air

Upcoming Visuals

Available with patch 10.12

Skins

Hoping that the readability issues with Irelia’s new High Noon skin that we saw on PBE, the new additions to the skin family looks quite cool. Players were also expecting a bit flashy VFX adjustments for a legendary skin like High Noon Senna. We can already see her earring which is now also a Summoner Icon is a bit more visible in the splash art than before. Here’s what we have with the new pacth:

  • High Noon Irelia (1350 RP)
  • High Noon Senna (1820 RP)
  • Hextech Nocturne (Gems)

 

Chromas

This concludes the patch 10.12 notes. We will be waiting to see how the event will fold and what awaits us in the future. Keep following SenpAI!


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