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League of Legends patch 8.12: World Cup skins and new Fighter items

League of Legends patch 8.12

League of Legends’s next big content patch is 8.12, introducing new items for fighters, as well as a host of balance and bug fixes. Currently, those seem to be centered on tanks, with a suite of tweaks to Ornn and Sejuani, but they could be added to before the patch goes live.

The most important changes are the new items though – both Hydras have been changed, but there are two interesting additions in the form of Atma’s Reckoning (a throwback to a long-defunct item, Atma’s Impaler) and Spear of Shojin. The two items both give fighters some extra options into the late game, without having to rely on building tank items.

There are also new skins, of course. Dark Star Cho’Gath joins the abyssal skin line for a limited time, with 100% of proceeds being donated to charity. Also here for a limited time are Playmaker Lee Sin and Sweeper Rammus, arriving just in time for the 2018 Football World Cup, which begins in June.

Want in? You’ll need the best League of Legends champions.

LoL Patch 8.12 Release Date And Downtime

We don’t know the exact release date for patch 8.12 yet, but the schedule is bi-weekly so expect it on Wednesday June 14. We’ll update when Riot do, but keep an eye on the server maintenance page for the latest updates.

LoL Patch 8.12 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 8.12 Champion Changes

Elise – buffed


  • Base movespeed (human) increased to 330 from 325.
  • Base movespeed (spider) increased to 355 from 350.
  • Volatile Spiderling (Human W):
    • Damage increased to 60/105/150/195/240 from 55/95/135/175/215.

Ezreal – hotfixed

Ezreal balance changes

  • Attack damage growth decreased to 2.5 from 3.11.
  • Base armor decreased to 22 from 25.

Janna – nerfed

Janna balance changes

  • Eye of the Storm (E):
    • Shield duration changed to [decays over 5 seconds] from 5 seconds.

Karma – nerfed

Karma balance changes

  • Inspire (E):
    • Shield duration decreased to 2.5 seconds from 4 seconds.

Kindred – buffed

Kindred changes

  • Attack speed growth increased to 3.5 from 2.5.
  • Dance of Arrows (Q):
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 25% from 10%.
  • Mounting Dread (E):
    • Damage increased to 80/100/120/140/160 from 65/85/105/125/145.

Lee Sin – buffed

Lee Sin patch changes

  • Safeguard (W):
    • Cooldown decreased to 12 at all ranks from 14 at all ranks.
  • Tempest (E):
    • Damage increased to 80/120/160/200/240 from 70/105.140/175/210.

Lulu – nerfed

  • Help, Pix! (E):
    • Shield duration decreased to 2.5 seconds from 6 seconds.

Orianna –nerfed

Orianna balance changes

  • Command: Protect (E):
    • Shield duration decreased to 2.5 seconds from 4 seconds.

Poppy – buffed

Poppy patch changes

  • Hammer Shock (Q):
    • Cooldown decreased to 8/7/6/5/4 seconds from 9/8/7/6/5 seconds.
    • Bonus AD ratio increased to 90% from 80%.

Pyke buffed


  • Base health regen increased to 7 health per 5 seconds from 5 health per 5 seconds.
  • Base mana increased to 415 from 380.
  • Base armor increased to 45 from 42.
  • Base AD increased to 62 from 60.

Rumble – buffed

Rumble balance changes

  • Scrap Shield (W):
    • AP ratio increased to 50% from 40%.
    • Shield strength increased to 100/130/160/190/220 from 80/110/140/170/200.
  • The Equalizer (R):
    • AP ratio increased to 35% from 30%.
    • Damage per second increased to 140/210/180 from 130/185/240.

Sejuani –changed

Sejuani balance changes

  • Fury of the North (P):
    • Max damage against monsters decreased to 300 from 400.
  • Winter’s Wrath (W):
    • Mana cost decreased to 65 at all ranks from 80 at all ranks.
    • Now adds 20% AP ratio on flail swing.
    • Now adds 60% AP ratio on flail lash.
  • Permafrost (E):
    • AP ratio increased to 60% from 30%,
    • Damage increased to 30/45/60/75/90 from 20/30/40/50/60.

Taliyah – nerfed

  • Base AD increased to 58 from 56 (hotfix).
  • Threaded Volley (Q):
    • Damage vs champions decreased to 50% for rocks beyond the first from 60% for rocks beyond the first.
  • Unraveled Earth (E): (hotfix)
    • Dash AP ratio decreased to 20% from 30%.

Yasuo – hotfixed

Yasuo balance changes

  • Base AD increased to 63 from 60.

Yorick – buffed

Yorick balance changes

  • Last Rites (Q):
    • Cooldown decreased to 7/6.25/5.5/4.75/4 seconds from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds.

Patch 8.12 Item Changes

Ardent Censernerfed

  • Heal and shield power decreased to 8% from 10%.

Athene’s Unholy Grailbuffed

  • Unique passive premitigation damage increased to 35% from 25%.

Banner of Commandremoved

Forbidden Idolnerfed

  • Cooldown reduction decreased to 5% from 10%.
  • Heal and shield power decreased to 5% from 8%.

Maw of Malmortiusbuffed

  • Shiled duration increased to 5 seconds from 3 seconds.

Mikael’s Cruciblenerfed

  • Heal and shield power decreased to 15% from 20%.


  • Heal and shield power decreased to 8% from 10%.

Sterak’s Gagechanged

  • No longer grants +50% base AD
  • Unique passive – Giant Strength: Gain 50% of your base AD as bonus AD.

Patch Rune Changes


  • Movement speed decreased to 1.5% from3%.
  • Adaptive AD increased to 9.6% from 4.8%.
  • Adaptive AP increased to 16% from 8%.

Hail of Bladesbuffed

  • Attack speed increased to 75-125% from 50-100%.

LoL Patch 8.12 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 Cho’Gath

Dark Star Cho'gath

1350 RP.Details from Riot.

Dark Star Cho’Gath was built in collaboration with the recipient of a wish from the Make-a-Wish foundation. The skin (and any related items) will be available for a limited time, with 100% of the proceeds going to charities around the world during that time.

Playmaker Lee Sin

Playmaker Lee Sin

975 RP.Details from Riot.

Here’s their splash:

League of Legends patch 8.12

Sweeper Rammus

Sweeper Rammus

975 RP.Details from Riot.

Here’s the splash:

League of Legends patch 8.12

LoL Patch 8.12 Login Screen

Each patch has its own login screen with unique music. They’re always fairly excellent, though 8.12’s hasn’t appeared yet – expect it in the next week or so. It will likely be based around Dark Star Cho’Gath and the World Cup skins.

That’s all the major changes in League of Legends patch 8.12 covered, but we’ll see you again for patch 8.13 in a few weeks.