The long awaited champion durability patch 12.10 hits League of Legends today, and it’s looking like the largest meta change in League history.
In the words of Riot Games, “This patch is a doozy, y’all.” Patch 12.10 is buffing champion stats and making everyone beefier to encourage longer, thoughtful fights, and more room for skill expressions.
The main changes for League of Legends‘ champion durability update are boosting the base health, health per level, armor per level, and magic resist per level, as well as nerfs to the grievous wounds, shields, heals, and vamp systems. Nobody is quite sure what the 12.10 meta will be yet, but with the durability base stat increase, it’s truly anyone’s game now. It’s an exciting time because we’re already seeing weirder, less picked champions on the Rift as people test out what clicks in this new world of League. By virtue, this also makes burst champions innately weaker, so you won’t have to live in fear of being one-shotted by an ungodly fed Veigar or Zed.
While all champions received bulky buffs in patch 12.10, some got a few tweaks to their abilities as well. For example: Fiora’s passive healing on vitals got nerfed, but her ultimate heal got a buff; Pyke’s gray health gets capped at 55% rather than 60%; and Thresh’s health growth went up by, but his shield got nerfed. There are a whole bunch of slight statistical swaps that have added up to make the champion durability update a massive, unheard of patch that players are just dipping their toes into.
Though the focus of this latest update mostly zones in on making every champion feel like the Incredible Hulk, patch 12.10 also adds in a few visual updates. Nami and Twisted Fate have visual effects updates that carry through all their skins, new “honor” and “challenger” recalls are available for the nicest and best players, and there are High Noon skins for Sion, Viktor, Samira, Tahm Kench, and Twitch are dropping on May 26, 2022.
For the full patch notes, be sure to read them over on the League of Legends website.
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