League of Legends patch 12.15 energises energy champions

The League of Legends patch 12.15 preview has arrived, and with it comes a number of tweaks to energy champions, as well as the usual suite of buffs and nerfs

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August 3, 2022 Riot has now released the full rundown of changes.

League of Legends patch 12.15 is rapidly approaching, and the next update for developer Riot Games’ hit MOBA game promises plenty of buffs for energy champions and underperformers – Rammus enjoyers, it’s going to be ‘OK’ – as well as several nerfs and item tweaks.

Taking to Twitter to share the initial rundown, lead balance team designer Matt ‘Phroxzon’ Leung-Harrison says that energy-based champions Akali, Kennen, Lee Sin, Shen, and Zed will all be getting a boost. “These are mainly champions whose energy costs haven’t kept up with the game post durability”, he says.

However, whereas most of these champions are getting tweaks to energy costs and restoration from abilities, Riot has different plans for Kennen. The Heart of the Tempest’s (W) Electrical Surge is not only getting its cooldown time reduced, but its damage is also being raised. Meanwhile, (R) Slicing Maelstrom’s AP ratio is being bolstered slightly.

Alongside the aforementioned energy champions, Leona, Lillia (jungle), Rammus, Singed, and Thresh will all be receiving buffs. On the flip side, Gwen, Kalista, Master Yi, Qiyana, Sivir – who has been a bit of a menace since her recent soft rework – and Taliyah will all be nerfed on LoL patch 12.15.

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On the item front, cleansing items Mercurial Scimitar and Silvermere Dawn are both getting buffed, and for good reason. According to MOBA Champion, both are barely ever picked up, sporting a 0.2% and 0.1% pick rate respectively. This is most-likely due to the cost inefficiency of the stats they provide, as well as players having access to the Cleanse summoner spell should they need the active effect, which frees up space for better items in their build.

Now, Mercurial Scimitar will have ten extra Magic Resistance, while the movement speed bonus granted by Quicksilver will last .5 seconds longer. Silvermere Dawn, meanwhile, is getting an extra 5 MR, 50 HP, and its version of Quicksilver will grant 10% more tenacity and slow resistance.

As for nerfs, Divine Sunderer is taking a hit to its healing, while the First Strike Keystone will also take a strike to its efficacy with a 1% hit to its bonus damage.

While we don’t know what the exact changes are just yet, nor how they will impact your LoL ranks grind, Riot usually drops the full rundown of changes a day or two after the initial preview.