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League of Legends patch notes: 12.21 adds K’Sante, more Blitz nerfs

The League of Legends patch notes for the 12.21 update are dominated by the MOBA's new top laner, K'Sante, but also feature some much-needed buffs and nerfs

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The League of Legends patch notes for the 12.21 update are focused around the MOBA‘s newest champion, K’Sante, the Pride of Nazumah. He debuts with the new Empyrean skins, as well as some much needed buffs and nerfs to champions like Miss Fortune, Blitzcrank, and Corki.

Back to K’Sante, though. Shattering stereotypes as the MOBA’s first black queer champion, we have a full rundown of K’Sante’s abilities and release date here so that you’re ready to dive straight in when the time is right.

In addition to K’Sante, Bel’Veth, Blitzcrank, and Miss Fortune are being hit with some much-needed nerfs, and underpowered champions like Ahri and Corki are getting a few buffs.

Blitzcrank jungle: The never-ending saga

Yet again Riot has had to nerf the great steam golem as they attempt to make him more viable in the jungle. The rust bucket continues to excel as a support, so the devs have slashed base health and magic resist, and decreased the attack speed granted by his Overdrive.

Hopefully this will make him a little more vulnerable to enchanters and magic-focused champions, while simultaneously meaning he can’t just run down and absolutely obliterate them.

League of Legends patch notes 12.21: An infographic showing off champion skins, buffs, and nerfs

League of Legends patch notes: 12.21

Below are is the main patch notes for the League of Legends 12.21 update. The full notes are available via Riot Games.

New champion


  • The Pride of Nazumah
  • Hear his name and know his strength on November 3.

Champion buffs


Q – Orb of Deception

  • Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 55/65/75/85/95
  • Damage per Pass Through: 40/65/90/115/140 (+40% AP) ⇒ 40/65/90/115/140 (+45% AP)


Base Stats

  • Health Growth: 101 ⇒ 105
  • Attack Damage Growth: 2.5 ⇒ 2.8


E – Malefic Visions

  • Kill Confirmed: Malefic Visions will now execute minions below 15 – 45 health (levels 1-11)


R – Call of the Forge God

  • Maximum Slow: 40/50/60% ⇒ 60% at all ranks (already added accidentally in previous patches, so no change this patch)

Xin Zhao

Passive – Determination

  • Third Hit Bonus Damage: 15/25/35/45% AD ⇒ 15/30/45/60% AD
  • Heal: 6-74 (based on level) (+10% AD) (+55% AP) ⇒ 6-74 (based on level) (+10% AD) (+65% AP)

E – Audacious Charge

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds ⇒ 11 seconds

Champion nerfs


E – Royal Maelstrom

  • Cooldown: 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 ⇒ 24/22.5/21/19.5/18

R – Endless Banquet

  • Void Remora Health: 50/60/70% ⇒ 40/50/60% of minion’s maximum health


Base Stats

  • Base Health: 653 ⇒ 633
  • Base Magic Resist: 32 ⇒ 28

W – Overdrive

  • Bonus Attack Speed: 40/53/66/79/92% ⇒ 30/43/56/69/82%

Miss Fortune

E – Make it Rain

  • Magic Damage: 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+120% AP)
  • Slow: 50% (+4% per 100 AP) ⇒ 40% (+6% per 100 AP)

R – Bullet Time

  • Damage per Wave: 75% AD + 20% AP ⇒ 75% AD + 25% AP


Game Remake Updates

  • We’re shortening the remake timer so that you’re able to remake a match when someone’s absence would start affecting the match’s competitive integrity—if they’ve been gone from the start of the game. This patch isn’t significantly modifying the underlying systems and additional work is planned to make remake functionality more resilient.
  • Remake is available at 3:00 minutes ⇒ Remake will be available between 1:30 and 3:00 minutes
  • At 3:00, the impacted team has 60 seconds to start a vote by typing “/remake” in chat ⇒ If the remake conditions are met between game start and 3:00 minutes, teams will have from 1:30 to 3:00 to start a remake vote by typing “/remake”. You’ll always have a minimum of 30 seconds to type /remake from the conditions being met, so if the conditions are met at 2:59, you’ll have until 3:29 to start a vote.
  • Remake is now available in ARAM & Rotating Game Modes with the same updated rules

Skins and chromas

  • Empyrean K’Sante
  • Prestige Empyrean K’Sante
  • Empyrean Pyke
  • Empyrean Jax
  • Empyrean Jhin
  • Empyrean Lux
  • Empyrean Vex
  • Empyrean Zac
  • Empyrean Zed

The following chromas will be released this patch:

  • Empyrean K’Sante
  • Empyrean Pyke
  • Empyrean Jax

If you’re looking to pick up the all-new Empyrean skins, it may be worth checking how much you’ve spent on League of Legends to ensure that you can actually afford them. We also have a League of Legends tier list with all the best champions to help you rise to the top.