League of Legends patch 6.12

League of Legends patch 6.12

League of Legends’ next big content patch is 6.12, introducing the new legendary Dark Star Thresh skin with his pal Varus, as well as a host of balance and bug fixes. Items and masteries are taking the blow from the numbers-hammer this go-round, along with a shakeup of the ever-popular ARAM mode, Howling Abyss. Have a look below for all the information we’ve got, straight from the PBE.

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LoL Patch 6.12 Release Date And Downtime

Server maintenance for 6.12 is happening on June 15 at these times per region:

  • NA – 3am PT
  • EUW – 5am BST
  • EUNE – 3am CEST

More info available, as always, on the server status page. Check there for your local region if it isn’t one of the above.

With the release on the way, Riot have posted their own official patch notes with a few additions and the usual round of explanations. Check them out for the details, and have a look at the highlights below.

LoL Patch 6.12 Balance Changes

That out of the way, let’s start with the really important bit, shall we? What you need to remember is that stuff on the PBE like this is neither guaranteed to happen, nor to be in the next patch even if it does. This is what the folks over at Riot are thinking about doing. We’ve got the numbers on what’s changing, and a general guideline on which way each champion, item, mastery, summoner spell or rune is moving.

Patch 6.12 Champion Changes


Corki changes

  • Valkyrie (W):
    • Cooldown decreased to 20/19/18/17/16 from 26/23/20/17/14.
  • Gatling Gun (E):
    • Total damage increased to 80/140/200/260/320 from 80/128/176/224/312
    • Ticks per second increased to 4 from 2
      • WIll shred armour faster, but the max has not been increased

Fizz –nerfed


  • Playful / Trickster (E):
    • Cooldown increased to 18/16/14/12/10 from 16/14/12/10/8
  • Seastone Trident (W):
    • % of target’s missing health reduced to 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% from 4/5/6/7/8%

Syndra –buffed


  • Force of Will (W)
    • AP ratio increased to .8 from .7
  • Scatter the Weak (E)
    • AP ratio increased to .5 from .4

Xin Zhao –buffed

  • Base health increased to 600 from 591.16
  • Health growth increased to 92 from 87

Patch 6.12 Item Changes

Bilgewater Cutlassbuffed

  • Price lowered to 1500 from 1650

Essence Reaverbuffed

  • Attack damage increased to 70 from 65

Infinity Edgebuffed

  • Attack damage increased to 70 from 65

Lord Dominik’s Regardsbuffed

  • Attack damage increased to 50 from 40

Mortal Reminderbuffed

  • Attack damage increased to 50 from 40

Yomuu’s Ghostblade nerfed

  • Attack damage lowered to 60 from 65

Patch 6.12 Mastery Changes

Double Edged Sword (Ferocity Tier 2)buffed

  • Now causes you to deal 3% extra damage and take 1.5% extra damage regardless of champion type.

Fervor of Battle (Ferocity Tier 6)changed

  • Stacks granted by damaging champions with abilities decreased to 1 from 2
  • No longer has a cooldown on stacks applying.

Natural Talent (Ferocity Tier 3)buffed

  • Has far higher base values for bonuses. Now grants 2 AD and 3 AP at level one with five ranks.

Veteran’s Scars (Resolve Tier 3)buffed

  • Health increased to 10/20/30/40/50 from 9/18/27/36/45

Grasp of the Undying (Resolve Tier 6)changed

  • Now [deals 3% of your max health and heals you for 1.5% of your max health] from [steals life equal to 2.5% of your max health]

LoL Patch 6.12 ARAM Changes

LoL Patch 6.12 ARAM Update

ARAM’s getting a bit of a shakeup in Patch 6.12, including changes to its global buffs and which items are available. Here’s all the details:

  • General
    • Players now have a speed boost while leaving fountain.
    • Howling Abyss Aura now includes 40% summoner spell cooldown reduction
  • The following items have been removed from ARAM:
    • Doran’s Blade, Doran’s Ring, Doran’s Shield, Ancient Coin, Nomad’s, Medallion, Talisman of Ascension, Spellthief’s Edge, Frost Fang, Frost Queen’s Claim, Relic Shield, Targon’s Brace, Face of the Mountain, Wicked Hatchet, Arcane Sweeper, Lightbringer, Entrophy, Orb of Winter, Guardian’s Horn
  • The following items have been added to ARAM:
    • Refillable Potion, Corrupting Potion
  • Summoner’s Spell Claritychanged
    • Self mana restore increased to 50% of maximum mana from 40%
    • Allies mana restore lowered to 25% from 40%
  • Item Oracle’s Extractbuffed
    • Now persist’s through death
  • Item Guardian’s Orbchanged
    • +250 mana removed
    • +10 Mana regen per 5 added.

LoL Patch 6.12 New ARAM Items

Guardian’s Hammer

Guardian's Hammer

Guardian’s Horn

Guardian's Horn

Guardian’s Orb

Guardian's Orb

LoL Patch 6.12 New Skins

Second most important: cosmetics. Lovely, gorgeous cosmetics. Bit more of a visual medium this, so we’ve grabbed the best videos of each skin, as well as a lovely pic or two. Some are relatively simple changes, while others are total reworks of every part of the champion outside the gameplay numbers – new VO, new animations, new particles and the rest. It’s generally defined by how much they cost, so we’ve detailed that as well.

Dark Star Thresh

Dark Star Thresh

1820 RP Legendary.Details from Riot.

Here’s his splash:

Dark Star Thresh Splash

Dark Star Varus

Dark Star Varus

1350 RP Imperial.Details from Riot.

Here’s his splash:

Dark Star Varus Splash

LoL Patch 6.12 Login Screen

Each patch has its own login screen with unique music. 6.12’s is based on Dark Star Thresh and looks like this:

LoL Client Update

Development on the updated client continues, with profile pages and collection pages getting a serious upgrade this time. Have a read of Riot’s official post on the matter here, and a look at how picking summoning spells will go below.

That’s League of Legends patch 6.12. We’ll update as and when we get more info, or we’ll see you for patch 6.13 in the very near future. Let us know below if there’s any vital info we missed!