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League of Legends Patch 12.11: Changes Detailed Post-Durability Update

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League of Legends Patch 12.11 durability changes have been revealed.

As many League of Legends players know, the patch that came in 12.10 aimed to improve the durability of all Champions. This means Champions, on average, gained more health, dealt less damage, and assassins would take a lot more building to be able to one-shot other Champions. The goal of this update was to make group combat last longer, and give more opportunity for upsets and turn-arounds to occur.

12.11 is the first patch after this big update, and it's coming with its own set of buffs, nerfs, and adjustments to both Champions and Systems. While 12.10 succeeded in lowering burst damage in the game, this new update seeks to adjust some of the changes from the last patch that weren't working so well, as well as give certain Champions the ability to threaten burst kills again. Here are all the biggest changes coming in the new patch.

League of Legends Patch 12.11: Changes Detailed Post-Durability Update

1. Champion Buffs

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Aphelios, Caitlyn, Irelia, Gragas, Lee Sin, Nunu, Rakan, Ryze, Samira, Sylas, Tahm Kench, Taric, Tryndamere, and Xin Zhao are all receiving buffs. A lot of these changes surround either giving Champions like Irelia, Rakan, Nunu, and Taric increased healing, and giving Champions like Caitlyn, Samira, and Tryndamere more damage scaling.

2. Champion Nerfs

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Brand, Gwen, Kog'Maw, Lillia, Master Yi, Rengar, Senna, Slayer Kayn, Swain, Taliyah, Veigar, and Wukong are all getting nerfed in the coming patch. Most of the nerfs coming to these Champions involves lowering their shred abilities, and reducing base HP and HP growth.

3. Champion Adjustments

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A few champions are getting adjustments to their kit that aren't necessarily buffs or nerfs. Fizz is getting higher Mana Growth with lower Health Growth, and Olaf is receiving a buff on his P Max Value, Q Base Damage, W cool down, and Q cool down, in exchange for an R scaling nerf. Sona's W damage blocked threshold for her Passive now matches her W base shield. Finally, Zeri is seeing a variety of changes that aim to reduce her utility and mobility in exchange for more and faster damage.

4. System Buffs and Nerfs

According to the update notes, most of the items being buffed are receiving Lethality and Health increases. This includes items like Duskblade, Eclipse, Axiom Arc, Turbo Chemtank, Frostfire Gauntlet, and more. There are much fewer systems being nerfed. Items like Umbral Glaive and Maw of Malmortius are getting cooldown increases, while other items are getting burn damage decreases. Tower damage is also being lowered.

5. System Adjustments

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In terms of adjustments, Grievous Wounds is having it's numbers lowered, so Champions and items with Grievous Wounds will give and receive reduced healing. Thorns damage is getting increased on Thornmail and Bramble Vest. In addition, base AD and AP is getting increased on several Chemtech items.