League of Legends patch 12.7 notes – Arcana skins, Zeri nerf

League of Legends patch 12.7 is introducing some lovely glowing red Arcana skins for fan favourite champions like Rakan and Hecarim

Xayah shows off her new Arcana skin from LoL patch 12.7 in the forest

League of Legends patch 12.7 notes are here, folks. While LoL patch 12.6 only released at the end of last month, Riot Games has wasted no time getting to work on what’s next for the MOBA game.

The 12.6 update has plenty to keep you occupied while Riot works on the next patch. The fashion-conscious among us have some new LoL Anima Squad skins to check out, which may be good news if you’re a fan of Vayne, Miss Fortune, or Jinx. Rengar has also got a pretty hefty rework, while Hecarim has got some much-needed nerfs to rein them in a tad.

The latest set of patch notes are now here, so we know everything that’s arrived. Riot has revealed that we’re getting Arcane skins for Ahri, Xayah, Rakan, Ryze, and Hecarim, which essentially gives the LoL champions a warm red glow and some new duds. You’ve also got heaps of champion changes to eyeball.

Without further ado, here are the League of Legends patch 12.7 notes.


According to the League of Legends 2022 patch schedule, the League of Legends patch 12.6 release date is set for Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Maintenance times haven’t yet been confirmed, but usually begin at 3am PT for NA servers, 5am UK time for EUW servers, and 3am CET for EUNE servers, and last for approximately three hours, so expect downtime to start sometime around then.

League of Legends Patch 12.7 champion changes

Champion balance changes

Gangplank – buffed

Trial by Fire (Passive):
Damage increased to 55-310 from 55-255
Remove Scurvy (W):
Mana cost decreased to 60/70/80/90/100 from 80/90/100/110/120

Jayce – changed

Base HP decreased to 520 from 560
Health per level increased to 95 from 90
Base armour decreased to 22 from 27
Armour per level increased to 3.8 from 3.5

Gwen – buffed

Skip ‘n Slash (E):
Refund for basic attack cooldown increased to 60% from 50%
Needlework (R):
Cooldown decreased to 100/90/80 from 120/100/80

Kalista – buffed

Base mana increased to 300 from 250
Base MS increased to 330 from 325
AS per level increased to 4.5 from 4

Karthus – buffed

Lay Waste (Q):
Monster damage increased to 95% from 85%

Lee Sin – nerfed

Base attack damage decreased to 66 from 68
Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike (Q):
Damage decreased to 50/75/100/125/150 from 55/80/105/130/155

Lillia – buffed

Dream-Laden Bough (Passive):
Healing ratio increased to 20% ability power from 12% ability power
Watch Out! Eep! (W):
Damage increased to 80/100/120/140/160 from 70/90/110/130/150

Neeko – changed

Shapesplitter (W):
Passive bonus magic damage decreased to 50/80/110/140/170 (+60% AP) from 50/70/90/110/130 (+60% AP)
Passive bonus move speed increased to 10/17.5/25/32.5/40% from  10/15/20/25/30%

Pantheon – changed

HP5 decreased to 7.5 from 9
Comet Spear (Q):
Tap Q length increased to 600 from 550
Tap Q width decreased to 120 from 150
Aegis Assault (E):
Pantheon will no longer be slowed when moving backward
Grand Starfall (R):
Now falls .25 seconds faster

Rengar – changed

Savagery (Q):
Structure bonus damage has been reduced by 40%
Battle Roar (W):
Bonus monster damage increased to 85-150 from 65-130

Ryze – changed

Overload (Q):
Magic damage changed to 70/90/110/130/150 (+50% AP) (+2% bonus mana) from 70/90/110/130/150 (+45% AP) (+3% bonus mana)

Wukong – buffed

Crushing Blow (Q):
Cooldown decreased to 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 from 9/8.5/8/7.5/7
Warrior Trickster (W):
Cooldown decreased to 20/18/16/14/12 from 20/19/18/17/16
Nimbus Strike (E):
Monster damage increased to 180% from 150%
Damage attack power decreased to 80% from 100%

Yasuo – buffed

Base health increased to 520 from 490
Last Breath (R):
Cooldown decreased to 70/50/30 from 80/55/30

Yone –

Fate Sealed (R):
Cooldown decreased to 120/90/60 from 120/100/80


Health per level increased to 95 from 90
Base attack damage decreased to 50 from 53
Attack damage per level decreased to 1.5 from 2
Base armour decreased to 20 from 22
Burstfire (Q):
Active damage decreased to [7/9/11/13/15 + 110/112.5/115/117.5/120% AD] from [10/15/20/25/30 + 110% AD]
Ultrashock Laser (W):
Damage decreased to [10/45/80/115/150 (+120% AD)(+70% AP) from [40/75/110/145/180 (+100% AD)(60%AP)]
Spark Surge (E):
New! “If Burst Fire critically strikes it reduces the cooldown an additional time”
Cooldown changed to [28/26.5/25/23.5/22] from 23
Lightning Crash (R):
New! “If Burst Fire critically strikes it adds an additional stack of Overcharge”
Changed! While chain lightning can critically strike, it does not apply on-hit effects
Cooldown changed to 120/95/70 from 100/90/80


Item changes

Abyssal Mask – buffed

Unmake magic resist reduction increased to 5 (+1.2% bonus health), capped at 25 from 5 (+1% bonus health), capped at 20

Galeforce – nerfed

Active cooldown increased to 110 from 90

Winter’s Approach – nerfed

Health decreased to 350 from 400
Total cost increased to 2,700 from 2,600

Umbral Glaive – buffed

Cost decreased to 2,300 from 2,400
Cooldown decreased to 35s from 45s

Moonstone Renewer – nerfed

Heal/Shield power per stack decreased to 6% (max 30%) from 7% (max 35%)


Champion Skins

 Arcana Ahri – 1350 RP

“A trickster and magician whose power is drawn from the grinning moon, Ahri plies her trade rearranging patterns and allowing the Lower World insight into the Higher. Having already set the fated pair Xayah and Rakan careening towards each other, she awaits the resulting chaos with a cynical bemusement.”

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Arcana Hecarim – 1350 RP

“Enforcer of the Higher World, his ever-forward motion crushes those before him while carving new fates for those left in his wake. He seeks to stop Rakan of the Lower World and prevent the calamitous disaster that will result from a fated love blooming betwixt the stars.”

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Arcana Rakan – 1350 RP

“One half of a perpetually incomplete whole, Rakan’s fated love was not in the Lower World, but among the Higher Arcana far above. As the two rush to meet betwixt the lands of their birth, fate bubbles and boils over– a roiling sea from which a new order may emerge.”

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Arcana Ryze – 1350 RP

“A secret-keeper and didact, whose power dwells in his mind and hands. Tasked with quietly solving the problems of the worlds with little fanfare or recognition, he prepares to fix whatever chaos the fated lovers cause before retreating back to obscurity– serving as a role model to the talented but forgotten.”

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Arcana Xayah – 1350 RP

“One half of a perpetually incomplete whole, Xayah has found her love not in the world of the Higher Arcana, but the Lower. As she strains to meet the fated Rakan and pull him upwards towards herself, their tension frays and forms discordant knots– setting the stage for something new.”

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Here’s the full patch preview from Riot!

Riot August has also given everyone a peep at the rationale behind some of the upcoming Zeri changes.

The splash art isn’t on the PBE yet, though Riot has shared a glimpse of it on Twitter.

Riot is starting to ramp up work on “mid-scope updates”, which involve more sweeping champion changes. Taliyah and Olaf are currently being tinkered with, though Riot does warn that these changes can take several months to lock down, so keep that in mind.

And there you have it! A smattering of the LoL patch 12.7 notes for you to eyeball. Be sure to go catch up on the LoL patch 12.6 notes – it’s a big update, and there’s plenty on the way, so you’ll want to make sure you’re in the know on what’s about to drop now the patch is live. Plus, we have a LoL tier list which has all you need to know about the best League of Legends champions to play in each role as of the latest patch.