League of Legends patch 12.23 notes: more jungle changes, big tank buffs

Published: 2022-11-29T08:16:00

Updated: 2022-11-29T08:16:12

LoL patch 12.23 is on its way as Riot balances out Season 13 changes. The ranks first taxis are the jungle and tank champs, both of which are undergoing significant revisions to stabilize the meta ahead of the ranked launch in January: here are the patch notes.

Season 13 of League of Legends has arrived with a bang. With the pre-season update going live on LoL patch 12.22, players are slowly getting used to all the new changes.

In the first few weeks, however, there were a few outliers. Top lane duelists are incredibly strong with new items and role modifications, letting tanks down. Likewise, the jungle is a bit broken with exploits and balancing issues.

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Those are the two changes at the top of Riot’s list for LoL patch 12.23, as they aim to stabilize the meta over the holiday season and ahead of the ranked season’s launch in January. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming December update.

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Zeri is receiving a huge set of changes in LoL patch 12.23.

When is LoL patch 12.23?

League of Legends Patch 12.23 is ready to go live December 7, 2022right on schedule.

Please note that this will be the last major League of Legends update of 2022. Following the launch of LoL patch 12.23, Riot will be taking a vacation over the Christmas break and returning to kick off season 13 in the new year.

Here are the key times:

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  • 3AM PT (NA)
  • 05:00 GMT (EUW)
  • 3AM CET (EUNE)
  • 8AM KST (Korea)

There will be a few hours of downtime when patching begins, and matchmaking queues will be taken offline about three hours in advance.

What changes in LoL patch 12.23?

Rebalancing jungle solves funnel problem, leash

With the myriad of changes in the jungle, there were bound to be problems early in Season 13. LoL patch 12.23 is a first attempt to fix them all ⁠— exploits, general balance and all.

Riot is aware of the mid lane funnel strategy that revolves around multiple champions purchasing the new jungle pets and has a fix for the December update. More generally, however, the jungle gold will be reduced, while the experience will be slightly increased.

Specific camps have reduced auto-attack ranges, while all camps have new line ranges to be more forgiving of champions who need to kite and move.

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As for individual junglers dealing with changes, Dr. Mundo a slew of jungle-centric buffs. Dominant powers Lillia, Shyvana and Trundle will be nerfed.

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Dr. Mundo will be a potential jungle threat after LoL patch 12.23.

Tanks get love despite Heartsteel’s dominance

Tanks suffered a bit at the start of Season 13 of League of Legends, especially in the top lane. With gold and experience rearranged across the map and new items favoring fighters and duelists, some tanks are struggling to gain a foothold.

While Heartsteel is still a problem, Riot kind of ignores it to try and attack individual tank champions with buffs. Amumu, Cho’Gath, Malphite, Maokai, Zion, Tahm Kench, and Zac are the main targets to start with, but developers are keeping an eye on things.

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“If we see any negative meta effects due to Heartsteel or Tank meta, then we’ll respond, but we’ll let it play out a bit for now to stabilize,” said Leung-Harrison. “Tanks are getting improvements [this patch] are down 2-3% [in winrate].”

You can find the early LoL patch 12.23 notes below, thanks to Riot. We’ll keep you posted on the latest changes sent to PBE until the update launches on December 7.

LoL patch 12.23 notes

Champions

Amumu

Cho’Gath

Dr. Mundo

Basic statistics

  • Attack damage per level: 3.5 ⇒ 3
  • Magic resistance: 32 ⇒ 29
  • Magic resistance per level: 2.05 ⇒ 2.3

Passive: goes where he wants

  • Bus health loss: 7% current health ⇒ 3% current health
  • Cannister Heal: 8% Max Health ⇒ 4% Max Health
  • max. health recovery per 5 seconds: 0.8-1.6% ⇒ 0.4-2.5%

Question: Infected Bonesaw

W: Heart Zapper

  • Health Cost: 5% current health ⇒ 8% current health
  • Gray Health healed (no hit): 0% ⇒ 50%
  • Damage saved as gray health: 25/30/35/40/45% ⇒ 80-95% based on level in first 0.75 seconds, then 25%
  • Duration: 4 seconds ⇒ 3 seconds

E: Blunt trauma

  • Passive Bonus AD: 15/20/25/30/35 + 25/30/35/40/45 based on missing health ⇒ 2.5/3/3.5/4/4.5% max health
  • Removed the ability to instantly kill small jungle monsters
  • Monster Damage: 200% ⇒ 250%

R: Maximum dose

  • Bonus AD removed
  • Missing health as max health: 8/11.5/15% ⇒ 15/20/25%
  • [New] At rank 3, both healing effects are increased by an additional 5% per nearby enemy champion

Cashier

Kayn

Lilia

malphite

Maokai

Mordekaiser

Shyvana

Zion

syndra

Tah Kench

Bottom rollers

Yuumi

Bag

Zeri

Basic statistics

  • Movement speed: 325 ⇒ 330
  • Attack damage: 50 ⇒ 53
  • Armor: 20 ⇒ 24
  • Health: 600 ⇒ 630
  • Attack Speed: 0.568 ⇒ 0.625
  • Health by level: 109 ⇒ 115

Passive: Live Battery

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  • Gotta Zip shield bonus: 10% multiplicative movement speed ⇒ 10% movement speed
  • Duration: 3 seconds ⇒ 2 seconds

Q: Fire erupt

  • Fully Charged Right Click Damage: 90-200 (+90% AP)(+1-15% Target Max Health) ⇒ 90-200 (+110% AP)(+1-15% Target Max Health)
  • Range: 825 ⇒ 750
  • Excessive attack speed to attack damage ratio: 60% ⇒ 70%
  • Base Damage: 8/11/14/17/20 ⇒ 15/18/21/24/27
  • Attack Damage Ratio: 100/105/110/115/120% ⇒ 104/108/112/116/120%

W: Ultra shock laser

  • Damage type: Magic ⇒ Physical
  • Damage: 20/55/90/125/160 (+100% AD)(+40% AD) ⇒ 20/60/100/140/180 (+130% AD)
  • Cast Time: 2.5x attack time ⇒ 0.55-0.3 seconds (based on attack speed)
  • Rocket speed: 2200 ⇒ 2500
  • Blasting time: 0.75 seconds ⇒ 0.85 seconds

E: Spark wave

  • Mana: 80 ⇒ 90/85/80/75/70
  • Cooldown: 24/22.5/21/19.5/18 seconds ⇒ 22/21/20/19/18 seconds
  • [NEW] For 5 seconds, Zeri’s Burst Fire deals extra magical damage to the first enemy hit and pierces targets
    • Magic damage bonus: 20/22/24/26/28 (+20% AP)(+12% bAD)
  • [NEW] Now deals up to 65% bonus damage based on critical hit chance
  • Pierce damage falloff: 60/70/80/90/100% ⇒ 80/85/90/95/100%
  • Ability and attack damage reduce Spark Surge cooldown by 0.5 seconds (1.5 seconds for critical attacks)
  • Visible range through walls: 850 ⇒ 1500

R: Lightning Strike

  • [REMOVED] Bonus magic damage
  • Chain Lightning range: 450 ⇒ 650
  • On-cast magic damage: 150/250/350 (+80% AP)(+80% bAD) ⇒ 175/275/375 (+110% AP)(+100% bAD)
  • If Lightning Crash hits at least one champion, Zeri gains 10% movement speed, 30% attack speed, and chain shots for 5 seconds. Hitting champions refreshes this buff by 1.5 seconds, for a total of 5 seconds.
  • Hitting champions gives Zeri 1 stack (3 per critical hit) Overcharge for 1.5 seconds. Zeri gains 0.5% movement speed for each stack of Overcharge, infinite stacking.

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Voracious Hydra

Sunfire Cape

Systems

Jungle Customizations

Various pet changes

  • Pet Actual Damage Base: 20 ⇒ 16
  • After the first evolution, you consume two bonus treats when killing a large monster and receive the listed benefits
  • Native 20% damage boost no longer works on epic monsters
  • 10% of bonus armor and magical resistance is converted into real pet damage
  • Bonus health ratio: 4% ⇒ 3%
  • Monster kill health by level: 3 ⇒ 6
  • Monster kill mana per level: 2 ⇒ 4
  • Deal gold: 50 gold ⇒ 35 gold
  • Experience multiplier: 1/1/1.025/1.075/1.15/1.15/1.25/1.25/1.35 (Levels 1-9) ⇒ 1/1/1.025/1.075/1.2/1.2/1.3/1.3/1.45 (Levels 1-9)

Samples

  • Gromp auto attack range: 175 ⇒ 150
  • Large Razorbeak automatic attack range: 300 ⇒ 200
  • Leash range centers have been shifted from the camp spawn location, giving champions more room to move and kite

Master

  • Stubborn buff duration: 3 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds
  • Tenacity Type: Item ⇒ Champion

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