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LoL Patch 12.17 Notes: Stopwatch Nerfed, Maokai & Hecarim Adjustments

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LoL patch 12.17 is coming in hot with long-awaited Stopwatch nerfs and a number of other changes. 


As Riot recently announced, patch 12.18 will be the official patch Worlds 2022 will be played on, so this is the last patch before what is supposed to be the meta-defining patch. The SR team had also said the patches before 12.18 would be on the lighter side, but 12.17 is one of the bigger patches we’ve got ever since the Durability Update.

Is Stopwatch finally dead in 12.17?

Normally, changes to champions would highlight most patches, but this time around the main event has to be the Stopwatch nerfs. For the last couple of years, the community sentiment around this item has been on a downhill, especially its usage in pro play where fans are used to seeing five or six people going into stasis in a single fight.

While the 100 gold nerf to the item will not kill it or make it useless, it will be felt by most champions in the game. Zhonya’s and Guardian Angel users got some compensation buffs for it, but if players looking to buy a Stopwatch to use it and drop it will be more impacted by delaying their power spikes.

The other biggest changes are Maokai and Hecarim adjustments. Hecarim got some of his numbers changed so that he is now more incentivized to opt into a bruiser build, instead of going full tank. His Q damage having a bigger ramp up and his W now giving him resistances, he will be a lot more of a reliable damage source in team fights.

On the other hand, Maokai got more of a change to his play style. Fans have been complaining about Maokai’s absence from the top lane and his shift into the support role, due to the %Max HP damage in his E. With this damage shifted to his Q, and with much-needed missile speed buffs to his Ultimate, there is a good chance Maokai can go back to his home at the top side. Not to mention the buffs to his jungle clear, possibilities are endless!

Aside from these, there aren’t other big changes in the patch. 12.17 will see some more nerfs to Sivir who has been dominating in low and high elos, on top of pro play. There is also a slight nerf to Taric, who’s been popping up in the jungle in the recent weeks. However, the nerf hammer is not big enough if you are looking to try it for yourself. Some buffs to watch out for are Rell, who got some dismounted movespeed buffs and Camille, who hasn’t been in the meta recently after being probably the best top laner for nearly a year.

When does LOL patch 12.17 go live?

Patch 12.17 will go live today, September 7.

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The first region that the patch will drop is the Oceania servers at 10 AM AEDT. The rest of the servers will follow suit in the morning hours of their respective regions. Here are the timings for most servers:

  • 3 AM PT (NA)
  • 5 AM GMT (EUW)
  • 3 AM CET (EUNE)
  • 8 AM KST (Korea)

LOL Patch 12.17 complete changes

Champion Buffs

Camille

  • Adaptive Defenses (Passive)
    • %HP Shield: 17% ⇒ 20%
  • Hookshot/Wall Dive (E)
    • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+75% bonus AD) ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200 (+90% bonus AD)

Ezreal

  • Arcane Shift (E)
    • Cooldown: 28/25/22/19/16 seconds ⇒ 26/23/20/17/14 seconds

Graves

  • End of the Line (Q)
    • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds ⇒ 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 second
  • Collateral Damage (R)
    • Damage: 250/400/550 (+150% bonus AD) ⇒ 275/425/575 (+150% bonus AD)

Kassadin

  • Null Sphere (Q)
    • Cooldown: 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds ⇒ 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds
    • Mana Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80

Miss Fortune

  • Double Up (Q)
    • Physical Damage: 20/40/60/80/100 (+100% AD) (+35% AP) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35% AP)
    • Cast Time: 0.25s ⇒ Matches Basic Attack Time
  • Strut (W)
    • Mana Cost: 45 ⇒ 35
    • Attack Speed: 40/55/70/85/100% ⇒ 50/65/80/95/110%
  • Make it Rain (E)
    • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
    • Full Damage: (8-ticks) 80/115/150/185/220 (+80% AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP)
    • Slow: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 50% (+4% per 100 AP)

Nocturne

  • Attack Speed Ratio: 0.668 ⇒ 0.721
  • Umbra Blades (Passive)
    • Cooldown: 14 seconds ⇒ 13 seconds

Rell

  • Ferromancy: Crash Down (W)
    • Move Speed while Dismounted: 250 ⇒ 280
  • Attract and Repel (E)
    • Cooldown: 18/16.25/14.5/12.75/11 seconds ⇒ 13 seconds

Sett

  • Haymaker (W)
    • AD ratio: 20% per 100 bonus AD ⇒ 25% per 100 bonus AD
  • Facebreaker (E)
    • Slow: 50% ⇒ 70%

Twisted Fate

  • Wild Card (Q)
    • AP Ratio: 70% ⇒ 80%
  • Pick a Card (W)
    • Mana Cost: 40/55/70/85/100 ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70

Champion Nerfs

Ahri

  • Charm (E)
    • Duration: 1.4-2s ⇒ 1.2-2s

Azir

  • Arise! (W)
    • Sand Soldier Damage: 50-150 (based on level) (+60% AP) ⇒ 50-150 (based on level) (+55% AP)
    • Cooldown: 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds ⇒ 9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6 seconds
  • Shifting Sands (E)
    • Cooldown: 19/18/17/16/15 seconds ⇒ 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds

Nami

  • Tidecaller’s Blessing (E)
    • Removed an interaction where each application of Nami’s E would count towards procing Electrocute. E (and its applications) will now only count as a single spell cast for effects such as Electrocute.

Renekton

  • Cull the Meek (Q)
    • Damage: 65/100/135/170/205 (+80% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
    • Furious Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+120% bonus AD) ⇒ 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+140% bonus AD

Sivir

  • AD Growth 3 ⇒ 2.8
  • Ricochet (W)
    • Bounce Damage AD Ratio: 30/35/40/45/50% total AD ⇒ 25/30/35/40/45% total AD

Sylas

  • Base Health 595 ⇒ 575
  • Chain Lash
    • Cooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds ⇒ 11/10/9/8/7 seconds

Taric

  • Base Magic Resist 32 ⇒ 28
  • Dazzle (E)
    • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
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Trundle

  • Frozen Domain (W)
    • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds

Wukong

  • Base Attack Speed: 0.711 ⇒ 0.680
  • Base Movespeed: 345 ⇒ 340

Champion Adjustments

Hecarim

  • Base Armor 35 ⇒ 32
  • HP Growth 104 ⇒ 99
  • Rampage (Q)
    • Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+95% bonus AD)
    • Damage per stack: 2% (+3% per 100 bonus AD) ⇒ 4% (+6% per 100 bonus AD)
    • Q Cooldown per stack: 1 second ⇒ 0.75 seconds
    • Max number of stacks: 2 ⇒ 3
    • Stack Falloff: All at duration end ⇒ 1 stack per second at duration end
    • Mana Cost: 28/31/34/37/40 ⇒ 30
  • Spirit of Dread (W)
    • Cooldown: 14 seconds ⇒ 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
    • [NEW] ARMORED CAVALRY: Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active
  • Devastating Charge (E)
    • Min Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+55% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/45/60/75/90 (+50% bonus AD)
    • Max Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+110% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
    • Minimum Knockback: 250 ⇒ 150
    • Maximum Knockback: 450 ⇒ 350
    • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 ⇒ 18 at all ranks
  • Onslaught of Shadows (R)
    • Fear duration: 0.75-2 seconds based on distance traveled ⇒ 0.75-1.5 seconds based on distance traveled

Maokai

  • Sap Magic (Passive)
    • [NEW] TREES STRIKE BACK: Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces Sap Magic’s cooldown by 1.5 seconds per attack received
    • Heal: 5-45 (+4.5-11% Max Health) (levels 1-15) ⇒ 4-34 (+4.8-14% Max Health) (levels 1-17)
  • Bramble Smash (Q)
    • Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) ⇒ 65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
    • [NEW] WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT: Q now deals percent maximum health damage (2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%)
    • [NEW] BRANCHING OUT: Q now deals 40/60/80/100/120 bonus damage to monsters
  • Sapling Toss (E)
    • [REMOVED] NOT SO HEALTH-Y: Saplings no longer deal maximum percent health damage
    • Base Damage: 20/45/70/95/120 (+7/7.25/7.5/7.75/8% (+70% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 55/80/105/130/155 (+42.5% AP +6% bonus HP)
    • Empowered Brush Damage: 40/90/140/190/240 (+14/14.5/15/15.5/16% (+1.4% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 110/160/210/260/310 (+85% AP +12% bonus HP)
    • [NEW] MINIONS ACTIVIST: Minions no longer take empowered brush damage from Saplings.
    • Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 45/55/65/75/85
    • Slow Amount: 35% ⇒ 45%
    • [NEW] A LIL SAPPY: Brush empowered Saplings now slow for 35% ⇒ 45% (+2% per 100 AP) (6% per 1000 bonus HP)
  • Nature's Grasp (R)
    • Missile Initial Speed: 50 ⇒ 10
    • Missile Maximum Speed: 650 ⇒ 750
    • Missile Acceleration: 250 ⇒ 300
    • [NEW] MAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAVE: Maokai now gains 40/50/60% Bonus Move Speed that decays over 2 seconds upon hitting enemy champions.

System Buffs

Seeker's Armguard

  • AP: 20 ⇒ 30

System Nerfs

Stopwatch

  • Cost: 650g ⇒ 750g
  • (Note: Perfect Timing will still only contribute 250 gold towards a Stopwatch item)

System Adjustments

Zhonya's Hourglass

  • Cost: 2600 ⇒ 3000 
  • AP: 65 ⇒ 80
  • AH:10 ⇒ 15

Guardian Angel

  • Cost: 2800 ⇒ 3000
  • 50 gold ⇒ 150 gold
  • AD: 40 ⇒ 45

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