TFT patch 12.12b notes: Swain & Xayah nerfs, Revel buffs

Andrew Amos
Swain in TFT Set 7
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TFT patch 12.12b has dropped and it’s a big one to cope with the three-week break between updates. Popular carries Swain and Xayah are being nerfed again, while Revel could rear its head again after some changes: here’s the full patch notes.

With three weeks between TFT patch 12.12 and the next update being a bit longer than Riot typically aims for, the developers are shipping a pretty major patch just before the holiday break.

TFT patch 12.12b is trying to curb some of the major meta outliers ⁠— like Dragonmancers and Xayah ⁠— while also bringing some underrepresented comps to the forefront. It should lead, hopefully, to a healthier gameplay experience while the developers are out of office.

Catch up on all the TFT patch 12.12b notes below, which went live on June 28.

Brave Phoenix Xayah LoL
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Surprise, surprise: there’s more Xayah nerfs in TFT patch 12.12b.

What’s changed in TFT patch 12.12b?

Dragonmancer hit hard with Swain nerfs, Augment changes

Swain emerged from the last TFT update as the comp to play as the three-cost carry made the most use out of the Dragonmancer buff with bonus health and ability power. However, TFT patch 12.12b is attempting to curb that power.

Swain will now do less damage after shapeshifting with his Draconic Ascension being cut at all ranks. Dragonmancer has been hotfixed too with significant cuts at both the six and nine unit breakpoints making the trait all but worthless chasing.

And, even if you wanted to chase 9 Dragonmancer, it has gotten significantly harder ⁠— Silver-tier augment Dragonmancer Heart was also removed. So for the Swain, Lee Sin, and Volibear players out there, it’s time to find a new main comp to force.

Storm Dragon Lee Sin in League of Legends
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The Dragonmancer nerfs hit Swain, Lee Sin, and other carries who use the trait.

Revel gets buff ⁠— but not without Corki nerfs

Luckily for them, they could maybe find some refuge in Revel. After being downright broken in PBE, the Revel trait fell off a cliff when TFT Set 7 launched. In TFT patch 12.12b, Riot are bringing back its power somewhat ⁠— especially for those who chase for 5 Revel.

Revel is being nerfed at the two and three-unit breakpoints, but buffed at 5 Revel, benefiting those who find a Revel Emblem. Sona is also being buffed as a potential AP carry choice similar to Seraphine in Gizmos & Gadgets, but primary carry Corki is getting some pre-emptive nerfs.

Corki isn’t the only four-cost carry Riot are targeting in this update. Xayah is getting nerfed, while tanks Idas and Ornn are on the hitlist too. Sy’fen is the only one escaping TFT patch 12.12b with a buff.

Low-cost reroll boards are also in Riot’s sights with Ezreal, Tahm Kench, and Qiyana nerfs abound.

Guqin Sona in League of Legends
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Sona could be a more viable Revel carry thanks to her TFT patch 12.12b buffs.

You can find the full TFT patch 12.12b notes below. The update went live on June 28, 2022.

TFT patch 12.12b notes

Champions

Tier 1

Ezreal

  • Mystic Shot Damage: 150/225/300 ⇒ 155/215/285

Skarner

  • Crystalline Exoskeleton Shield: 275/325/375 ⇒ 300/360/420

Tahm Kench

  • Health: 700 ⇒ 650
  • Thick Skin base Shield: 250/300/350 ⇒ 240/250/275

Vladimir

  • Health: 650 ⇒ 700
  • Armor & Magic Resist: 40 ⇒ 45
  • Transfusion Healing: 200/250/300 ⇒ 270/300/330

Tier 2

Lillia

  • Bugfix: Now bonks her combat target rather than a nearby target
  • Max Mana buff: 0/60 ⇒ 0/50
  • Watch Out! Base Damage: 175/250/350 ⇒ 215/275/350
  • Watch Out! Center Bonus Damage: 175/250/350 ⇒ 150/225/350

Qiyana

  • Max Mana nerf: 30/90 ⇒ 40/100

Tier 3

Diana

  • Pale Cascade Orbs: 6/7/8 ⇒ 5/6/7

Lee Sin

  • Dragon’s Rage Damage: 300/375/500 ⇒ 280/360/480

Swain

  • Draconic Ascension Damage: 75/115/175 ⇒ 65/105/165

Sylas

  • Petricite Burst Shield: 300/350/400 ⇒ 365/415/475
  • Petricite Burst Damage: 100/150/200 ⇒ 110/170/240

Tier 4

Corki

  • Max Mana nerf: 0/70 ⇒ 20/80
  • The Big One Damage: 125/200/500 ⇒ 110/170/600

Idas

  • Golden Scales damage reduction: 50/75/300 ⇒ 35/50/300
  • Golden Scales Shield: 200/300/2000 ⇒ 180/275/2000
  • Golden Scales Shield bonus Attack Speed: 40% ⇒ 30%

Ornn

  • Stampede Attack Speed slow duration: 3 ⇒ 2 sec
  • Stampede stun duration: 1.5/2/8 ⇒ 1.25/1.75/8 sec

Sona

  • Crescendo Damage: 190/275/1000 ⇒ 200/300/1000

Sy’fen

  • Attack Damage: 100 ⇒ 11
  • Mana buff: 120/200 ⇒ 120/175
  • Rampage bite Attack Damage scaling: 450/500/2500% ⇒ 500/525/2500%

Xayah

  • Feathers FLY! feather return Damage: 15/20/50 ⇒ 12/20/40
  • Feathers FLY! feather Attack Damage scaling: 25% ⇒ 20

Traits

Assassin

  • Assassins now jump even earlier before other units move

Astral

  • Guaranteed Astral Units in Astral Shop: 2 ⇒ 3

Cannoneer

  • Attack Damage Splash Damage: 150/200/250/300% ⇒ 150/210/280/350%

Dragonmancer

  • Hero bonus Health: 450/1350/2250 ⇒ 300/750/1400
  • Hero bonus Ability Power: 20/60/100 ⇒ 15/35/60
  • Bonus Health and Ability Power increase by Dragonmancer star level: 10% ⇒ 20%

Revel

  • Firecrackers Magic Damage: 150/175/225/275 ⇒ 140/170/225/300

Scalescorn

  • Bonus Magic Damage: 20/50/80% ⇒ 15/50/100%

Whisper

  • Bonus Attack Damage & Ability Power: 1/2/4/6 ⇒ 1/3/5/8

Augments

Astral Soul (Prismatic)

  • Removed

Dragonmancer Heart (Silver)

  • Removed

Items

Giant Slayer

  • Increased Base Damage: 25% ⇒ 20%
  • Increased Damage if the enemy has over 2200 maximum Health: 50% ⇒ 45%

Sunfire Cape

  • Health: 400 ⇒ 300

Bug Fixes

  • Crown of Champions no longer triggers immediately if equipped mid-combat
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