Updated on June 7, 7:19 p.m. (GMT+8): Added more information from Riot Phroxon’s finalized notes.

Updated on June 6, 4 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated based on finalized patch notes posted by Riot Phroxon which cut Xayah and Varus. Edited title.

League of Legends Lead Gameplay Designer Matt “Riot Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison posted a preview of LoL patch 14.12 today.

It’s a smaller patch compared to the last few that’s dropped, with a focus on AD carries in the bot lane. Notably, Ezreal, a late game carry who haven’t been in the pro or solo queue meta for a while, is getting buffs.

At the same time, four strong early to mid game marksmen are receiving nerfs.

LoL patch 14.12 notes rundown

LoL patch 14.12 champion buffs

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  • Ezreal
  • Karma
  • Naafiri
  • Nilah
  • Talon
  • Vladimir
  • Yone
  • Yuumi

LoL patch 14.12 champion nerfs

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  • Akali
  • Akshan
  • Ashe
  • Bliztcrank
  • Master Yi
  • Rek’Sai
  • Skarner
  • Tryndamere
  • Twisted Fate

The game devs identified Ashe as a “clear outlier for solo queue,” who possesses strong builds in the early and mid game.

LoL patch 14.12 champion buffs and champion nerfs details
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LoL patch 14.12 champion adjustments

  • Aatrox
  • Corki
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LoL patch 14.12 system buffs

  • Lord Dominik’s Regards
  • Serylda’s Grudge
  • Scout’s Slingshot
  • Statikk Shiv
  • Void Staff

The game devs assessed that systems are generally in a good state. Some of the aspects taken into consideration are, for example, snowballing, role power, and game time.

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This patch, they’re taking the chance to tweak overpowered and underpowered items and runes.

LoL patch 14.12 system nerfs

  • First Strike
  • Noonquiver

“First Strike has proven to be a bit too strong and snowbally in the early game with the flat gold, so we’re nerfing it an amount to make it not too strong in both early and late game,” wrote Riot Phroxzon.

LoL patch 14.12 system adjustments

  • Attack damage, attack speed, crit damage items: Scout’s Slingshot, Statikk Shiv, Noonquiver, Lord Dominik’s Regards — small adjustments to build path to make them a bit easier to build
LoL patch 14.12 champion adjustments, system buffs, system nerfs details
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