League of Legends patch 12.11 notes: Bel’Veth release, Taliyah & Olaf nerfs after durability update

. 24 days ago
Ocean Song Seraphine Prestige edition in League of Legends
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League of Legends patch 12.11 is fixing the game after the durability update. Some champions are finding more success than intended like Taliyah and Olaf. Bursty picks are suffering, so buffs are due in that regard. Oh, and Bel’Veth is coming. Here are the full patch notes.

The durability update definitely did a number on League of Legends, and while overall reception is positive, there’s still some cleaning up to do in the aftermath. That’s where LoL patch 12.11 comes into play.

Riot made changes for nearly 30 champions and a number of systems to try and find a middle ground following the drastic patch.

Rest assured though, they aren’t reversing the changes: “We’re being careful to not undo what we just did and are doing our best to maintain item choice, champion feel and identity, role balance,” developer Matt ‘Phroxzon’ Leung-Harrison said.

That’s not all coming in LoL patch 12.11. Ocean Song skins, including a Prestige edition one for Seraphine, are also launching. Plus, among the chaos, new void jungler Bel’Veth is due to be released.

Bel'Veth staring in League of Legends
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Bel’Veth is launching in LoL patch 12.11.

What’s changing in LoL patch 12.11?

Bel’Veth releasing in LoL patch 12.11

Among all the chaos of the recent durability update, it kind of got lost that Bel’Veth, the new void jungler, is being released in LoL patch 12.11.

The 160th champion in League of Legends is the Void Empress, and boasts all the power that comes with a title that mighty. She has a ton of mobility, dashing around the Rift and dishing big damage out with her attacks.

You can find out more about Bel’Veth, including her revealed kit, here.

Bel'Veth splash art in League of Legends
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Bel’Veth is League of Legends’ 160th champion.

Recently-reworked Olaf and Taliyah bracing for nerfs

While a number of champions found success following the durability update like Vayne and Kayle ⁠— both nerfed shortly after the patch’s release ⁠— there’s two other candidates who have seen success recently: Olaf and Taliyah.

The two champions got mid-scope updates in LoL patch 12.9, and have since rocketed up the tier lists. After avoiding changes in the previous update, Riot are catching up with nerfs for the two of them in LoL patch 12.11. This comes after a hotfix nerf to Taliyah late last week too.

They aren’t the only ones. Champions with true damage or percent health damage in their kits are also being focused with nerfs like Master Yi, Swain, Gwen, Kayn, and Brand. In total, 13 champions will be nerfed, and more are expected in future updates.

Taliyah's latest buffs fired her into "broken" territory, according to Riot devs.
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Taliyah’s mid-scope update fired her into “broken” territory.

Ryze given some love as win rate falls to 42%

For Ryze mains it’s been a bit of a depressing time in League of Legends. The mage has been floundering for seemingly years, forever doomed to be weak in casual play as big buffs make him a pro play powerhouse. However, with his win rate hovering around 42%, something has to be done.

Riot have floated changes for him in LoL patch 12.11 following the durability update. While his win rate has gone up to 42.52% after the patch, he’s still considered the worst mid laner in the game according to LoLalytics.

Buffs are also in the works for 13 other champions, including fighters like Irelia, Lee Sin, and Sylas, supports like Rakan, Taric, and Tahm Kench, and AD carries Aphelios and Caitlyn, who are all suffering following the durability update.

Lunar Beast Aphelios League of Legends LoL skin
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Aphelios is being buffed in LoL patch 12.11 after nerfs to his Severum gun hit hard.

New Ocean Song skins coming in LoL patch 12.11

It’s not quite a pool party in Season 12, but get ready to be serenated by the Ocean Song. The new ocean-themed skins are coming to League of Legends patch 12.11, including a very elegant Seraphine Prestige version.

They’re here just in time for summer (in the Northern hemisphere) too, so it’s perfect for the weather outside.

  • Ocean Song Ashe
  • Ocean Song Nidalee
  • Ocean Song Seraphine
    • Ocean Song Seraphine Prestige Edition
  • Ocean Song Yone
  • Ocean Song Zeri

Each of the skins (except the Seraphine Prestige) will come with eight chromas. Instead the special skin for the Songstress will come with an exclusive Summoner Icon.

You can find the full LoL patch 12.11 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

League of Legends patch 12.11 notes

Champions

Aphelios

Passive: The Hitman and the Seer

  • Attack speed: 6/12/18/24/30/36% ⇒ 7.5/15/22.5/30/37.5/45%
  • Lethality: 4.5/9/13.5/18/22.5/27 ⇒ 5.5/11/16.5/22/27.5/33

Brand

Passive: Blaze

  • Burn damage: 3% maximum health over 4 seconds ⇒ 2.5% maximum health over 4 seconds
  • Detonate damage: 10-14% (levels 1-17) maximum health ⇒ 9-13% (levels 1-17) maximum health

Caitlyn

Q: Piltover Peacemaker

  • AD ratio: 50/90/130/170/210 (+130/145/160/175/190% AD) ⇒ 50/90/130/170/210 (+125/145/ 165/185/205% AD)
  • Mana cost: 50/60/70/80/90 ⇒ 55/60/65/70/75

E: 90 Caliber Net

  • Base damage: 70/110/150/190/230 ⇒ 80/130/180/230/280
  • Cooldown: 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds ⇒ 16/14/12/10/8 seconds

Fizz

Base stats

  • Health growth: 112 ⇒ 106
  • Health at level 18: 2544 ⇒ 2442
  • Mana growth: 37 ⇒ 52
  • Mana at level 18:  946 ⇒ 1201

Gragas

Q: Barrel Roll

  • AP ratio: 70% ⇒ 80%
  • Cooldown: 11/10/9/8/7 seconds ⇒ 10/9/8/7/6 seconds

E: Body Slam

  • Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds ⇒ 14/13.5/13/12.5/12 seconds

Gwen

W: Hallowed Mist

  • Bonus armor and magic resist: 20 (+5% AP) ⇒ 12/14/16/18/20 (+5% AP)
  • Cooldown: 22/20/18/16/14 seconds ⇒ 22/21/20/19/18 seconds

E: Skip ‘n Slash

  • Cooldown refund on enemy hit: 60% ⇒ 50%

Irelia

Q: Bladesurge

  • Healing: 7/8/9/10/11% AD ⇒ 9/10/11/12/13% AD

E: Flawless Duet

  • Cooldown: 18/16.5/15/13.5/12 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Kayn

Q: Reaping Slash

  • Darkin Slayer damage: 65% AD (+5% [increased by 5.5% per 100AD])% of target’s max health ⇒ 65% AD (+5% [increased by 5% per 100AD])% of target’s max health

Kog’Maw

Q: Caustic Spittle

  • Armor and magic resist shred: 25/27/29/31/33% ⇒ 23/25/27/29/31%
  • Bonus attack speed: 15/20/25/30/35% ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30%

W: Bio-Arcane Barrage

  • Max health magic damage: 3/4/5/6/7% ⇒ 3/3.8/4.6/5.2/6%

Lee Sin

Base stats

  • Attack damage: 66 ⇒ 68

Q: Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike

  • Sonic Wave Damage: 50/75/100/125/150 (+100% bonus AD) ⇒ 55/80/105/130/155 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Resonating Strike Minimum Damage: 50/75/100/125/150 (+100% bonus AD) ⇒ 55/80/105/130/155 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Resonating Strike Max Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+200% bonus AD) ⇒ 110/160/210/260/310 (+200% bonus AD)

Lillia

Base stats

  • Health: 650 ⇒ 625

Passive: Dream-Laden Bough

  • Damage: 6% (+1.5% AP) max health ⇒ 6% (+1.2% AP) max health

Master Yi

Base stats

  • Health growth: 106 ⇒ 100
  • Health at level 18 2471 ⇒ 2369

E: Wuju Style

  • Base true damage: 30/38/46/54/62 ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50 (+35% bonus AD)

Nunu & Willump

Q: Consume

  • Healing against non-champions: 65/95/125/155/185 (+70% AP)(+6% bonus health) ⇒ 65/95/125/155/185 (+90% AP) (+10% bonus health)
  • Healing against champions: 39/57/75/93/111 (+42% AP) (+3.6% bonus health) ⇒ 39/57/75/93/111 (+54% AP) (+6% bonus health)

E: Snowball Barrage

  • Cooldown: 14 seconds at all ranks  14/13/12/11/10 seconds

Olaf

Passive: Berserker Rage

  • Lifesteal: 10-30% ⇒ 8-25%
  • Max value threshold: 22.5% health ⇒ 30% health

Q: Undertow

  • Base damage: 60/110/160/210/260 ⇒ 70/120/170/220/270 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Minimum cooldown: 3 seconds ⇒ 2.5 seconds

W: Tough It Out

  • Cooldown: 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

R: Ragnarok

  • Armor and magic resist: 10/25/40 ⇒ 10/20/30

Rakan

Q: Gleaming Quill

  • Healing: 18/36/54/72/90 ⇒ 30/51.25/72.5/93.75/115

W: Grand Entrance

  • Cooldown: 18/16.5/15/13.5/12 seconds ⇒ 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 seconds

E: Battle Dance

  • Mana cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 40/45/50/55/60
  • Base shield: 35/60/85/110/135 ⇒ 50/75/100/125/150

Rengar

Base stats

  • Health: 655 ⇒ 620

R: Thrill of the Hunt

  • Cooldown: 110/90/70 seconds ⇒ 110/100/90 seconds

Ryze

E: Spell Flux

  • Damage: 60/80/100/120/140 (+30% AP)(+2% bonus mana) ⇒ 60/80/110/120/140 (+35% AP)(+2% bonus mana)
  • Mana cost: 40/55/70/85/100 ⇒ 35/45/55/65/75

Samira

Base stats

  • Attack damage growth: 3 ⇒ 3.3
  • AD at level 18 108 ⇒ 113.1

Q: Flair

  • AD ratio: 80/90/100/110/120% ⇒ 85/95/105/115/125% (+85/95/105/115/125% AD)

Senna

Passive: Absolution

  • Soul drop rate from minion kills: 2.166% ⇒ 8.33%

Q: Piercing Darkness

  • Base slow: 20% ⇒ 15% (+10% per 100 bonus AD)
  • Slow duration: 2 seconds ⇒ 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds

Swain

Passive: Ravenous Flock

  • Healing: 3.5-7% ⇒ 3-6%

W: Vision of Empire

  • Damage: 80/120/160/200/240 (+70% AP) ⇒ 80/115/150/195/220 (+55% AP)

R: Demonic Ascension

  • Healing per tick: 15/30/45 (+20% AP) ⇒ 15/27.5/40 (+18% AP)

Sylas

W: Kingslayer

  • Mana cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 50/60/70/80/90
  • Healing: 20/40/60/80/100 (+35% AP) ⇒ 20/40/60/80/100 (+40% AP)
  • Cooldown: 13/11.25/9.5/7.75/6 ⇒ 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds

E: Abscond / Abduct

  • Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 seconds ⇒ 13/12/11/10/9 seconds

Tahm Kench

Passive: An Acquired Taste

  • On-hit damage: 8-60 (+2.5% bHP) ⇒ 8-60 (+4% bHP)

Q: Tongue Lash

  • Base heal: 10/12.5/15/17.5/20 ⇒ 10/15/20/25/30 (+3/3.5/4/4.5/5% missing health)

R: Devour

  • Shield: 500/700/900 ⇒ 650/800/950

Taliyah

Base Stats

  • Base Health: 570 ⇒ 550

Q – Threaded Volley

  • Cooldown: 6.5/5.5/4.5/3.5/2.5 ⇒ 7/6/5/4/3 seconds
  • 1-Rock damage: 38/61/84/107/130 (+50% AP) ⇒ 40/60/80/100/120 (+50% AP)
  • 5-Rock damage: 98.8/158.6/218.4/278.2/338 (+130% AP) ⇒ 104/156/208/260/312 (+130% AP)
  • Boulder damage: 72.4/115.9/159.6/203.3/247 (+90% AP) ⇒ 75/114/152/190/228 (+90% AP)

E: Unraveled Earth

  • Monster damage: 100% ⇒ 150%

R: Weaver’s Wall

  • Can no longer be cast within three seconds of dealing damage

Taric

Q: Starlight’s Touch

  • Heal per charge: 25 (+15% AP)(+0.75% max HP) ⇒ 25 (+15% AP)(+1% max HP)
  • Mana cost: 65/70/75/80/85 ⇒ 60

E: Dazzle

  • Stun duration: 1.25 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds
  • Cooldown: 17/16/15/14/13 seconds ⇒ 15/14/13/12/11 seconds

Tryndamere

Q: Bloodlust

  • Base heal: 25/33/41/49/57 ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70
  • Bonus heal per fury: 0.45/0.75/1.05/1.35/1.65 ⇒ 0.5/0.95/1.4/1.85/2.3

R: Undying Rage

  • Cooldown: 130/110/90 seconds ⇒ 120/100/80

Veigar

Base stats:

  • Armor: 23 ⇒ 21
  • Armor growth: 3.75 ⇒ 4.0

E: Event Horizon

  • Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 seconds ⇒ 20/18.5/17/15.5/14 seconds

Wukong

W: Warrior Trickster

  • Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 seconds ⇒ 22/19.5/17/14.5/12 seconds

E: Nimbus Strike

  • Monster damage: 180% ⇒ 160%

Xin Zhao

Passive: Determination

  • Healing: 6-74 (levels 1-18) (+7% AD) (+55% AP) ⇒ 6-74 (levels 1-18) (+10% AD) (+55% AP)

W: Wind Becomes Lightning

  • Thrust damage: 40/75/110/145/180 (+80% AD) (+50% AP) ⇒ 50/85/120/155/190 (+90% AD) (+65% AP)
  • Mana cost: 60 at all ranks ⇒ 60/55/50/45/40

Zeri

Q: Burst Fire

  • Active damage: 7-15 (+110-120% tAD) ⇒ 8-20 (+110-130% tAD)
  • Passive charged attack damage: 90-200 (+80% AP) + 1-10% max health ⇒ 90-200 (+90% AP) + 3-15% max health
  • Passive charged attack slow removed

W: Ultrashock Laser

  • Cooldown: 13/12/11/10/9 seconds ⇒ 12/11/10/9/8 seconds
  • AD ratio: 140% ⇒ 150%
  • Slow: 30/40/50/60/70% ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50%
  • [NEW] If Ultrashock Laser hits a will it will critically strike champions and monsters

E: Spark Surge

  • Cooldown: 26/24.5/23/21.5/20 seconds ⇒ 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds
  • Cooldown reduction per champion hit: 1 second ⇒ 0.5 seconds
    • Cooldown reduction per champion hit on critical strike: 3 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds

R: Lightning Crash

  • Cooldown: 120/95/70 seconds ⇒ 100/85/70 seconds
  • Move speed per stack: 1.5% ⇒ 1%
  • Stack per champion hit by activation AOE: 4 ⇒ 8

Items

Abyssal Mask

  • Magic resist: 30 ⇒ 35
  • Magic resist per enemy: 7 ⇒ 9

Bami’s Cinder

  • Total cost: 1100 ⇒ 1000 gold
  • Combine cost: 300 ⇒ 200 gold

Blade of the Ruined King

  • Lifesteal: 7% ⇒ 8%

Bramble Vest

  • Passive: When struck by a basic attack on-hit, deal 3 ⇒ 4 magic damage to the attacker
  • Grievous Wounds: 30% ⇒ 25% (also applies to Thornmail)

Chempunk Chainsword

  • Attack Damage: 45 ⇒ 55
  • Ability Haste: 15 ⇒ 25
  • Empowered Grievous Wounds: 50% ⇒ 40%

Chemtech Putrifier

  • Ability Power: 55 ⇒ 60
  • Empowered Grievous Wounds: 50% ⇒ 40%

Crown of the Shattered Queen

  • Ability Power: 60 ⇒ 70 (80 ⇒ 90 for Ornn Masterwork item, Caesura)

Death’s Dance

  • Heal ratio: 140% bonus AD ⇒ 120% bonus AD

Everfrost

  • Slow and stun duration: 1.5 seconds ⇒ 1 second (same for Ornn Masterwork item, Eternal Winter)

Executioner’s Calling

  • Attack damage: 15 ⇒ 20
  • Grievous Wounds: 30% ⇒ 25% (also applies to Chempunk Chainsword and Mortal Reminder)

Frostfire Gauntlet

  • Combine cost: 950 ⇒ 1050 gold (total cost unchanged)
  • Health: 350 ⇒ 450 (500 ⇒ 600 for Ornn Masterwork item, Rimeforged Grasp)

Goredrinker

  • Mythic Passive Ability Haste: 5 ⇒ 7

Knight’s Vow

  • Ability Haste: 10 ⇒ 20

Kraken Slayer

  • Bonus true damage: 60 (+45% bonus AD) ⇒ 50 (+40% bonus AD)

Liandry’s Anguish

  • Torment – Burn Damage: 60 (+6% AP) (+4% maximum health) ⇒ 50 (+6% AP) (+4% maximum health) (same for Ornn Masterwork item, Liandry’s Lament)

Maw of Malmortious

  • Lifeline cooldown: 60 seconds ⇒ 75 seconds

Morellonomicon

  • Ability Power: 80 ⇒ 90
  • Health: 250 ⇒ 300
  • Empowered Grievous Wounds: 50% ⇒ 40%

Mortal Reminder

  • Passive – Sepsis: Basic attacking a champion while they remain affected by Grievous Wounds 3 times ⇒ 2 times increases the effect
  • Empowered Grievous Wounds: 50% ⇒ 40%

Night Harvester

  • Ability Haste: 15 ⇒ 25 (20 ⇒ 30 for Ornn Masterwork item, Vespertide)
  • Cooldown (per Champion) 40 ⇒ 30 seconds (same for Ornn Masterwork item, Vespertide)

Oblivion Orb

  • Ability Power: 30 ⇒ 35
  • Grievous Wounds: 30% ⇒ 25% (also applies to Morellonomicon and Chemtech Putrifier)

Randuin’s Omen

  • Armor: 80 ⇒ 90

Riftmaker

  • Ability Power: 80 ⇒ 70 (100 ⇒ 90 for Ornn Masterwork item, Icathia’s Curse)

Spirit Visage

  • Magic resist: 40 ⇒ 50

Sterak’s Gage

  • Bonus AD: 40% base AD ⇒ 45% base AD
  • Shield: 70% bonus HP ⇒ 75% bonus HP

Sunfire Aegis

  • Combine cost: 700 ⇒ 800 gold (total cost unchanged)
  • Health: 350 ⇒ 450 (500 ⇒ 600 for Ornn Masterwork item, Forgefire Crest)

Thornmail

  • Passive – Thorns: When struck by a basic attack on-hit, deal 10 (+10% bonus armor) ⇒ 10 (+20% bonus armor) magic damage to the attacker

Turbo Chemtank

  • Combine cost: 950 ⇒ 1050 (total cost unchanged)
  • Health: 350 ⇒ 450 (500 ⇒ 600 for Ornn Masterwork item, Turbocharged Hexperiment)

Umbral Glaive

  • Cooldown: 35 seconds ⇒ 40 seconds

Zeke’s Convergence

  • Armor: 25 ⇒ 35

Systems

Grievous Wounds

  • Healing cut: 30/50% ⇒ 25/40%
    • Items compensated appropriately to remain power neutral

Tower Damage

  • Outer Tower attack damage: 167-391 ⇒ 162-344

Bugfixes and QoL Changes

  • Fixed a bug where Qiyana’s Q – Edge of Ixtal would sometimes not deal damage to enemies moving toward her (*this bug should be resolved but due to the extremely low reproduction rate we cannot be 100% certain. We’ll be keeping a careful eye out for this bug going into patch 12.11)
  • Fixed a bug where Sylas’ healing from Fiora’s stolen R – Grand Challenge would not properly scale with his AP
  • Fixed a bug where Gnar would not receive the attack speed bonus from his E – Hop if his jump was interrupted by certain crowd control effects
  • Fixed a bug where Viego would retain Janna’s Passive – Tailwind after his possession of her expired
  • Fixed a bug where Viego’s E – Harrowed Path ability cooldown would be fully refreshed if he possessed another champion while an enemy champion was under the influence of possessed Swain’s E- Nevermove
  • Fixed a bug where Nidalee’s E – Primal Surge would not grant bonus attack speed when cast on allies
  • Fixed a bug where Graves’ runes would not swap off of Glacial Augment despite not being able to proc it (sorry Everfrost Graves mains)
  • Fixed a bug where Akshan’s head would change directions if he walked away from an enemy while casting R – Comeuppance
  • Fixed a bug where Kassadin’s W – Nether Blade would not display the on-hit VFX correctly
  • Fixed a bug where Sivir’s Q – Boomerang Blade would sometimes not be audible to allies if the target was hit in Fog of War
  • Fixed a bug where Sterak’s Gage would not accurately count the “Damage Blocked by Shields” tooltip counter
  • Fixed a bug where outer Turret Health bars would not explode upon breaking
  • Fixed a bug where Imperial Mandate’s debuff, Coordinated Fire, would not properly display its icon on the affected player’s debuff bar
  • Fixed a visual bug surrounding Clash to accurately display why the player cannot join a Clash Team
  • Fixed a visual bug where the last three players’ report modals would be cropped in the End of Game screen
  • Fixed a visual bug that occurred when hovering the Summoner Icon in the End of Game screen
  • Fixed a bug where the Report Button in the scoreboard would get covered by longer names
  • Fixed a bug where player’s Summoner Icons were missing from the Challenges leaderboards

Skins

Ocean Song Ashe

“As the CEO of the hot clothing company Frel, Ashe is dead tired after spending a year heads-down in work with little sun at her Northern headquarters. The Ocean Song Festival sounds like the perfect place for her to warm up, disappear into a crowd, and lose herself to some fabulous music.”

Ocean Song Nidalee

“The Ocean Song Festival is lucky to have Nidalee as its performer stylist, with her fashion guides selling almost as much as her albums, but in reality she’s here as a featured part of Yone’s show. She was the first person he showed his lyrics to, and it’s her honor to lend them her voice.”

Ocean Song Seraphine

“After taking a break to recharge her creative spirit, Seraphine is back! Rather than dive straight into a solo tour, she’s drawing on the relaxed energy of the Ocean Song Festival to ease herself back into singing. With no setlist, she’s going to listen to her audience and let the musical current take her.”

Ocean Song Seraphine Prestige Edition

“Never content to swim with the tide, Seraphine’s making waves with her new sea breeze look. Whether it’s on the runway or the concert stage, beach season’s open, and the water’s warm.”

Ocean Song Yone

“Yone is nervous. As a DJ he’s calm, focused, and improvisational, but Ocean Song is his first concert as a DJ and lyricist. After finding his secret stash of lyrics, his friend Nidalee volunteered to belt them out herself when he refused. He may not be ready to sing, but they’ll still hear his voice.”

Ocean Song Zeri

“An up and coming Water Tamer from the Southwest, Zeri is diving into the Ocean Song Festival headfirst. This is her first time handling a stage on her own, and she may have gone a little overboard with her showstopper plans in order to give herself a calling card. Everybody loves a little overstimulation, right?”

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