The Bees Knees

League of Legends next update, patch 12.6, arrives towards the end of March!

While the fifth patch only featured a few changes, you can expect this next patch to be much larger - most importantly featuring a big overhaul for Rengar.

Not to mention the featured skins for this update include the Anima Squad, including the Battle Bunny Miss Fortune skin!

Here’s what’s new in update 12.6 for LoL.

Release Date

The 12.5 update will arrive in League of Legends on Wednesday 30th March 2022.

Here’s roughly when you can expect the update to roll out:

  • 3 am PT (NA servers)
  • 5 am GMT (EUW servers)
  • 3 am CET (EUNE servers)
Champion Updates

Champion Buffs

  • Azir
    • Health per level: 92>105
  • Darius
    • R Base Damage: 100-300>125-375
  • Jax
    • Base Health: 593>615
    • W Base Damage: 40-180>50-190
  • Nidalee
    • W
      • (Bushwhack)
        • Mana Cost: 40-60>30-50
      • (Pounce)
        • AoE Radius: 225u>250u
    • E
      • (Primal Surge)
        • Cast Range: 600u>900u
        • Mana Cost: 50-90>50-70

Champion Nerfs

  • Hecarim
    • Q
      • Base Damage: 60-208 (+85% bAD>60-180 (+85% bAD)
    • E
      • Min/Max Base Damage: 30-110 (+55% bAD) / 60-220 (+110% bAD)> 30-90 (+55% bAD) / 60-180 (+110% bAD)
  • Tryndamere
    • E
      • Cooldown Reduction on Crit: 1s (2s for Champions)>0.75s (1.5s for Champions)
    • R
      • Cooldown: 110-90s>130-90s

Champion Changes

  • Rengar
    • Unseen Predator (Passive)
      • [MODIFIED] When Rengar has no ferocity his next leap generates 1 ferocity
      • Ferocity falloff time: 8>10
      • Bonetooth takedown time: 1.5s>3s
      • Leap grace windows after exiting brush: 0.3s-0.45s>0.35s always
      • Leap Range: 725u>745u
    • Savagery (Q):
      • Now always counts as a Critical Strike
      • Damage increased by .66% per 1% Critical Strike Chance
      • Damage applies to towers
      • Is no longer consumed on plants
    • Bola Strike (E):
      • [NEW]: Cast time during leap removed
      • [NEW]: Grants true sight of enemy hit and normal vision is a 150u around them for 2s
    • R Reveal:
      • True sight of the nearest enemy>True sight of the nearest enemy and normal vision 100u around them

These are detailed by @RiotPhlox.

  • Swain
    • Ravenous Flocks (P)
      • No longer deals 20-105 (+30% AP) magic damage
    • Death's Hand (Q)
      • Cooldown: 9-3>7-3s
      • Mana: 65-85>50-70
    • Demonic Ascension (R):
      • Cooldown: 120>120/100/80

These changes are detailed by @TheTruexy but may come in a later update.

System Changes And Items

Runes

  • Ravenous Hunter
    • Removed
  • Treasure Hunter
    • When you claim a Bounty Hunter stack, gain 70g. Increase the gold gained by 20g for each Bounty Hunter stack. Bounter Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion.
  • Fleet Footwork (Nerfed)
    • Heal: 10-100 (+40%bAD)(+30% AP) > 10-100 (+30%bAD)(+20% AP)
  • Legend: Bloodline (Changed)
    • Lifesteal per stack: .6% (Max 9%)>.4% (Max 6%)
    • New: After reaching maximum Legend Stacks, increase your max health to 100

Items

  • Vampiric Scepter (Nerfed)
    • Lifesteal decreased to 8% from 10%
  • Bloodthirster (Changed)
    • Attack Damage increased to 60 from 55
    • Life steal decreased to 15% from 20%
  • Blade of the Ruined King (Nerfed)
    • Life steal decreased to 8% from 10%
  • Immortal Shieldbow (Changed)
    • Lifesteal decreased to 8% from 10%
    • Lifeline shield amount: 275-650>275-700
    • Mythic passive: 5 AD and 50 health>5 AD and 70 health
  • Bloodward (Ornn)
    • Lifesteal: 12%>10%
Bug Fixes & QoL
  • TBC
New Skins

Asjen Knight Skins

  • Ashen Knight Pyke

Anima Skins

  • Battle Bat Vayne
  • Battle Wolf Sylas
  • Battle Cat Jinx
  • Battle Cat Jinx Prestige Edition
  • Battle Bunny Miss Fortune
  • Battle Bunny Prime Riven

As part of the Mythic content overhaul, we’ve also got several prestige skins on PBE! Check them out:

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