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We’re hours away from a new League of Legends update! LoL 12.4 will introduce significant balance changes to the game as well as the introduction of the next new champion to the game’s roster.

Renata Glasc, the Chem-Baroness will join the battle with the power to control her enemies like no other champion before her, and Riot will take her first steps to limit the enchanting solo lane issues that plague the game at all competitive levels.

With that in mind, here’s everything players can expect from League of Legends patch 12.4, from its patch notes to breaking news as we count down to LoL 12.4’s release time.

LoL 12.4 release time countdown

LoL 12.4 will arrive on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

The release time will be as follows in different time zones:

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – 3am
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – 11:00 GMT
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – 6 a.m. EST

Release time

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League of Legends servers will shut down approximately 3 hours prior to launch time for maintenance, although this maintenance may be extended based on technical difficulties.

LoL 12.4 Patch Notes

LoL 12.4 is absolutely stacked, but before we get into all the balance changes, let’s first review the game’s newest champion, Renata Glasc, Baroness Chem.

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PATCH LOL 12.4: summary of all the changes coming in the next patch

Renata Glasc

Renata Glasc is a support with lots of crowd control abilities, our favorite is her ultimate which will cause enemies to attack each other if properly targeted.

Abilities

Liabilities – Leverage

  • Basic attacks mark enemies and deal bonus damage. Damage from Renata’s allies consumes the mark, dealing bonus damage.

Handshake (Q)

  • Launches a missile from his robotic arm that immobilizes the first enemy hit.
  • Renata can reactivate the ability to throw the enemy in a targeted direction, damaging enemies hit and stunning them if the thrown target is a champion.

Bailout (W)

  • Grants herself or an allied champion increased attack speed and increased movement speed towards enemies. If the ally gets a takedown on an enemy champion, the duration of the buff is reset.
  • If the ally should die while Bailout is still active, their health is restored to maximum but they start burning to death over 3 seconds. The ally can stop the burn by getting a champion takedown before dying.

Loyalty program (E)

  • Fires chemtech rockets that shield allies and damage and slow enemies they pass through.
  • Rockets also apply their effects around it when launched and when exploding at maximum range.

Hostile Takeover (R)

  • Sends out a cloud of chemicals that knocks enemies away Berserkincreasing their attack speed and forcing them to base attack everything around them.
  • Berserk enemies attack their own allies first, then neutral units, then Renata Glasc’s team, then Renata Glasc herself.

For more information on Renata Glasc’s abilities and more, head here.

Besides the new champion, however, the patch is packed with other significant changes. Here are all the nerfs and buffs for the upcoming update.

buffs

Aatrox

  • Sweet Spot Damage Boost: 50% ⇒ 60%

Illaoi

  • Basic statistics
    • Base Attack Speed ​​Ratio: 0.571 ⇒ 0.625
  • Hard Lesson (W)
  • Max health damage: 2% per 100 AD ⇒ 4% per 100 AD

Amumu

  • Tantrum (E)
    • Damage reduction: 2 – 10 ⇒ 5 – 13

Ashe

  • Enchanted Crystal Arrow (R)
  • Missile Speed: 1600 ⇒ 1500 + 200 per second (max: 2100)

Lucian

  • Piercing Light (A)
    • Mana Cost: 50 – 90 ⇒ 48 – 80

Kalista

Xaya

  • Bladecaller (E)
    • Critical Damage Multiplier: 0.5% per 1% critical chance ⇒ 0.75% per 1% critical chance

Sett

  • Health per level: 93 ⇒ 100

To scold

Neeko

Nami

  • Call of the Tides Blessing (E)
    • Base magic damage: 20 – 80 ⇒ 25 – 85

nerves

Zero

  • Fire Burst (Q)
    • Uncharged Right Click Damage: 15-40 (+4% AP) ⇒ 10-25 (+3% AP)
    • Uncharged right click low health multiplier: 4x ⇒ 6x
    • Slow Right Click Duration: 1.5 seconds ⇒ 1 second
    • Right Click Slow: 20-40% ⇒ 14-50%
    • Base Damage: 10-30 ⇒ 9-25 (Can crit now)
    • Q excessive attack speed in AD conversion: 50% ⇒ 60%
  • Ultrashock Laser (W)
    • Cooldown: 10s ⇒ 13 – 9s
  • Spark overvoltage (E)
    • Cooldown: 23 – 17s ⇒ 23 – 19s
    • Cooldown reduction per champion hit with an attack or ability: 1.5s ⇒ 1s
  • Thunderbolt (R)
  • Attack Speed ​​Bonus: 30 – 40% ⇒ 30% at all ranks

Dr Mundo

  • Basic statistics
    • AD per level: 4.2 ⇒ 3.5
  • Maximum dose (R)
  • Cooldown: 110 – 90s ⇒ 110s

Qiyana

  • Passive: Royal privilege
    • Bonus AD Ratio: 55% ⇒ 40%

Veigar

  • Armor per level: 3.75 ⇒ 4

Blitzcrank

  • Basic statistics
    • Health regeneration every five seconds: 8.5 ⇒ ​​7.5

Nunu & Willump

  • Champion healing: 80% ⇒ 60%

System changes

  • pearl of rejuvenation
    • Total cost 150 gold ⇒ 300 gold
    • Base HP regen +50% ⇒ +100%
    • Resale ratio 70% (sells for 105 gold) ⇒ 40% (sells for 120 gold)
  • Crystalline Bracer
    • Total cost 650 gold ⇒ 800 gold
    • Base HP regen +50% ⇒ +100%
  • Knight’s Vow Jumpsuit
    • Cost 700 gold ⇒ 400 gold (total cost unchanged)
    • Base HP regen +150% ⇒ +200%
  • Warmog’s armor
  • Combined cost 650 gold ⇒ 500 gold (total cost unchanged)

Goal bonuses

  • Bounties waiting period: 15s ⇒ 5s after objective bounties end

Support Gold Income Items

  • Spellthief’s Blade, Relic Shield, Steel Shoulderguards, and Spectral Sickle
    Recently
  • Gold Value Bonuses: are now based on the number of support gold income items each team has, rather than assuming each team has a support gold income item
  • Objective Bounties: Enemy gold leads are now much less likely to lead to objective bounties activating if there are two or more supporting gold income items on your team.
  • Tribute / Spoils of War (PASSIVE) – Minion farming penalty
    • Receive decreasing gold from excessive (4 minions per minute) ⇒ (2 minions per minute for up to 5 minutes; 4 minions per minute thereafter) minions killed.
  • This reduced gold penalty is now also more severe for the first 5 minutes of the game. (everything else unchanged)

LOL 12.4 New Skins

League of Legends will introduce 6 new skins in LoL 12.4. Four for the new Shockblade series for champions: Kassadin, Qiyana, Shen, Xayah.

Fireflight Ekko is finally coming as well, and Renata Glasc will arrive with a fantastic skin to try out at launch, Admiral Renata.

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