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    League of Legends (LOL) Update 12.1 Patch Notes (lol 12.1) – Official

    [League of Legends] LOL patch 12.1 is now available to download. According to the lol 11.23 patch notes, the latest update brings new Ranked season with a soft reset, changes to decay, and some visual updates. Apart from this, LOL update 11.23 will also includes various gameplay adjustments.

    Previously, a big update nerfed the staple frontliners (Ivern, Jax, Volibear), continuing to adjust Radiant Items, and making 3-star 4-costs feel as dangerous as they should be.

    Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are still experiencing several issues with online gameplay. Today’s LOL update 11.23 will fix a few of these issues.

    What is new in lol 12.1 Patch Notes?

    CHAMPIONS

    DIANA

    Passive AP ratio and monster damage ratio increased.

    Many have come to enjoy Diana jungle since our changes earlier this year, even while she’s been distinctly underpowered. We’re putting some power back into that role while giving her a bit of a buff that she can also use in mid.


    PASSIVE – MOONSILVER BLADE

    AP RATIO 40%  50%
    MONSTER DAMAGE RATIO 250%  300%

    GANGPLANK

    Q mana cost and cooldown reduced.

    Gangplank’s Parrrley is not as powerrrful in lane after Grasp was nerfed on him, so we’re letting him use it morrre often.


    Q – PARRRLEY

    MANA COST 60/55/50/45/40  55/50/45/40/35
    COOLDOWN 5 seconds  4.5 seconds

    REK’SAI

    Unburrowed E base damage adjusted. Burrowed E cooldown increased late.

    Rek’Sai is a bit too strong in skilled play, especially when she maxes E first. We’re targeting exactly that while leaving her normal Q max builds relatively unchanged. (As a reminder, E – Furious Bite‘s damage gets doubled and converted to true damage at maximum Fury stacks.)


    E – FURIOUS BITE

    PHYSICAL DAMAGE 50/60/70/80/90 (+85% bonus AD)  55/60/65/70/75 (+85% bonus AD)

    E – TUNNEL

    COOLDOWN 26/23/20/17/14 seconds  26/24/22/20/18 seconds

    SONA

    Armor growth reduced. E cooldown increased.

    Sona’s been overperforming in skilled play and pushing the limit in other brackets ever since Archangel’s Staff was changed in preseason. We’re tapping down on her power by slightly reducing her durability and ability cast frequency.


    BASE STATS

    ARMOR GROWTH 3.3  3

    E – SONG OF CELERITY

    COOLDOWN 12 seconds  14 seconds

    ITEMS

    ECLIPSE

    Despite being weak overall, Eclipse was the strongest lethality Mythic before preseason. We overdid its buffs a bit in 11.23, so we’re partially reverting those. (This change also applies to its Ornn Masterwork item, Syzygy.)

    EVER RISING MOON COOLDOWN (MELEE) 6 seconds  8 seconds

    FORCE OF NATURE

    Force of Nature’s payout was a bit too hard to reach due to the stack duration. It’s also been a bit weaker than its counterpart, Spirit Visage, so, naturally, we’re adding more force to make it the heavy magic resist item.

    ABSORB STACK DURATION 5 seconds  7 seconds
    DISSIPATE MAGIC DAMAGE REDUCTION 20%  25%

    IMMORTAL SHIELDBOW

    Immortal Shieldbow has made some marksmen and fighters a bit too, um, immortal. We’re bringing it down a bit so that there are larger tradeoffs to consider when comparing it to other marksman Mythics. (Its Ornn Masterwork Item, Bloodward, will now have 65 AD and the same changes to Lifeline.)

    ATTACK DAMAGE 55  50
    LIFELINE SHIELD 300-800 (based on level)  275-650 (based on level)

    WIT’S END

    Wit’s End has been powerful as an early defensive and offensive option for attack speed champions. However, considering its threat as a DPS item, its build path and stats counter magic damage a bit too much, too early.

    BUILD PATH Hearthbound Axe + Negatron Cloak + Long Sword + 750 gold  Hearthbound Axe + Null-Magic Mantle + Pickaxe + 675 gold (total cost unchanged)
    MAGIC RESIST 50  40

    SUMMONER SPELLS

    TELEPORT

    While League of Legends is indeed a team game, it generally evolves in phases—as the game progresses, you interact with your team more. Lane phase lets you flex your individual skills, but it also needs some outside influence to keep things from getting too predictable. However, right now, there’s too much disruption happening too early and too often. This is especially the case with frequent Teleport fights in bot lane. And this isn’t bad for bot laners only; top and mid players also lose out on the ability to express their laning skills in the same way. Currently, it often feels like bot lane gets decided by outside influence, and mid and top get decided by the influence they have on bot lane (rather than on how well they play their own lane).

    Teleport also tends to crowd out other summoner spells because, when wielded properly, it flexibly offers both safety and a high level of game influence. Today, you can use it to quickly get back to your own lane and farm, but you can also use it to intervene in other lanes. In an effort to bring back some balance, we’re reshaping the spell by tempering its offensive capabilities early, and then upgrading it later on to retain its exciting mid-to-late game impact.

    UPDATEDTELEPORT COOLDOWN 420-210 seconds (based on level)  360 seconds at all levels
    NEWUNLEASHED TELEPORT Teleport can only be used on allied towers. Once tower plating falls at 14 minutes, Teleport transforms into Unleashed Teleport, which can target allied towers, minions, wards, and certain allied constructs (same as Season 2021 Teleport)
    NEWUNLEASHED TELEPORT COOLDOWN 240 seconds

    RANKED SEASON 2022

    Ranked Season Start & Split 1

    The Summoner’s Rift Ranked Season 2022 begins on Friday, January 7, 2022! Check the table below to see what time it starts in your region. All ranked accounts will receive a soft reset of 5 tiers for initial seeding. (For example, Gold I will become Silver II.)

    *Season Start date and time for China is subject to change—check back soon!

    Region & Local Major City Local Time PST Time
    OC1 (Australia/Sydney) January 7, 04:00:01 AEDT January 6, 09:00:01 PST
    JP1 (Asia/Tokyo) January 7, 04:00:01 JST January 6, 11:00:01 PST
    KR (Asia/Seoul) January 7, 04:00:01 KST January 6, 11:00:01 PST
    CN (Asia/Shanghai)* January 6, 06:00:01 CST* January 5, 14:00:01 PST*
    PH (Asia/Manila) January 7, 04:00:01 PST January 6, 12:00:01 PST
    SG (Asia/Singapore) January 7, 04:00:01 +08 January 6, 12:00:01 PST
    TW (Asia/Taipei) January 7, 04:00:01 CST January 6, 12:00:01 PST
    TH (Asia/Bangkok) January 7, 04:00:01 +07 January 6, 13:00:01 PST
    VN (Asia/Ho Chi Minh City) January 7, 04:00:01 +07 January 6, 13:00:01 PST
    RU (Europe/Moscow) January 7, 04:00:01 MSK January 7, 17:00:01 PST
    TR1 (Europe/Istanbul) January 7, 04:00:01 +03 January 7, 17:00:01 PST
    EUN1 (Europe/Warsaw) January 7, 04:00:01 CET January 7, 19:00:01 PST
    EUW1 (Europe/London) January 7, 04:00:01 GMT January 7, 20:00:01 PST
    BR1 (America/São Paulo) January 7, 04:00:01 -03 January 7, 23:00:01 PST
    LA2 (America/Buenos Aires) January 7, 04:00:01 -03 January 7, 23:00:01 PST
    LA1 (America/Mexico City) January 7, 04:00:01 CST January 7, 02:00:01 PST
    NA1 (America/Los Angeles) January 7, 04:00:01 PST January 7, 04:00:01 PST

    This also marks the beginning of the Summoner’s Rift Ranked Split 1. The exclusive rewards for Split 1 are as follows.

    • Vex Summoner Icon
    • Vex Emotes
    • Vex Champion Permanent
    • Series 1 Eternals Capsule

    Changes to Apex Tier Decay

    Decay rules for the Apex tiers (a.k.a. Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger) are changing in Season 2022. These changes are intended to correct misplacements and improve the matchmaking experience. (Note that these only apply to Apex tiers. Diamond decay rules are not changing this season.)

    UPDATEDBANKED DAYS FOR APEX PLAYERS 10 days  14 days
    UPDATEDDECAY RATE 250 LP per day  75 LP per day
    UPDATEDAPEX DECAY FLOOR Diamond I  Diamond II

    Visual Updates

     We’re laying the groundwork for the new Challenges feature, which will arrive later this year. You’ll see some visual updates to your ranked identity and game lobbies starting this patch.

    • NEWRanked Armor has transformed into Ranked Crests! Check out your rank’s fresh new look in your profile, ranked page, game lobby, and friends list.
    • NEWRanked Crests also have ~*ambient magic*~! Yay!
    • UPDATEDLoading screen borders have been updated to match the new Ranked Crests.
    • UPDATEDSeveral parts of the game lobby UI have been rearranged for clarity.

    FORGE GOD CLASH

     In celebration of Ranked Season 2022 Start, there will be a special Forge God Clash tournament with the following special Forge God-themed rewards.

    • 3 Trophies
    • 3 Banners
    • 5 Team Logos

    Forge God clash will only take place on one weekend. Team formation opens on January 10, with matches taking place on January 15 and 16. Forge God Clash is not part of the regular Clash season. You’ll still be able to earn Forge God-themed rewards, but your Clash VP track won’t be affected.

    The first Clash tournament of Season 2022, which will count towards the VP track, will be in patch 12.4!

    BUG FIXES & QOL CHANGES

    • UPDATEDBehavioral Systems: Intentional Feeding Detection has been improved to evaluate more variables and will go live to all regions this patch.
    • NEWObjective Bounties: Targets with active Objective Bounties now have different health bars to indicate their bounty status
    • Fixed a bug where Kled would sometimes respawn with an incorrect amount of health
    • Fixed a bug where Kled could sometimes get hit by missiles immediately before or while dismounting, even though he should be untargetable in those moments
    • Attacking an enemy marked by her W – Yordle Snap Trap or E – 90 Caliber Net will no longer incorrectly grant stacks toward Caitlyn’s Passive – Headshot
    • Fixed a bug where Caitlyn would sometimes be able to change her Headshot target while casting E – 90 Caliber Net
    • Fixed a bug where, if a champion got caught in Caitlyn’s W – Yordle Snap Trap at the same time as her E – 90 Caliber Net, Caitlyn’s extended Headshot range would get canceled
    • Axiom Arc’s ultimate cooldown reduction passive will now scale correctly with the Ultimate Hunter rune
    • Fixed a bug where, at maximum stacks, Lethal Tempo’s bonus attack speed would sometimes persist against non-champion targets
    • Fixed a bug where Bard’s Meeps would become targetable after he traveled through Hexgates
    • Fixed a bug where Bard’s R – Tempered Fate did not interact with Glacial Augment correctly
    • Watchful Wardstone and Vigilant Wardstone’s tooltips will now include the number of wards they currently have placed
    • Vi’s Passive – Blast Shield will now activate properly on all structures
    • Fixed a bug where Kindred’s R – Lamb’s Respite would heal champions more than it was supposed to
    • Fixed a bug where, if Lucian was silenced, his basic attacks would not have Passive – Lightslinger effects
    • Fixed a bug where Pantheon’s Q – Comet Spear would incorrectly go on full cooldown if interrupted within its tap-cast time
    • Pantheon’s Q – Comet Spear range indicator has been fixed and will change between its tap-cast and hold-cast versions accurately
    • Fixed Sylas’ interactions with Lux’s stolen R – Final Spark and Miss Fortune’s stolen R – Bullet Time
    • Fixed a bug where, if Vex died while casting a consecutive R – Shadow Surge, its cooldown would not reset
    • Fixed a bug where Talon’s Q – Noxian Diplomacy could sometimes hit untargetable enemy champions
    • Consuming Skarner’s Crystal Venom mark from his E – Fracture will correctly deal bonus damage
    • Heimerdinger’s Q – H-28G Evolution Turret‘s deactivation sound effects have been restored for several of his skins
    • Heimerdinger’s E – CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade‘s explosion sound effects will no longer play multiple times upon hitting an enemy

    Download link for lol update 12.1 is now available to download.

    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.

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