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League of Legends Patch 12.18: Patch notes, release time prediction and latest

Sulaiman Sarwar Updated on by

League of Legends Patch 12.18 has been revealed, we’re covering the latest the patch notes that have hit the rift!

Let’s focus on the patch notes coming to the popular MOBA

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League of Legends Patch 12.18 Patch Notes

Source: Riot Games

12.18 is looking to focus on ‘tuning down some over-performing picks’ mentioned by Riot Games when looking at champs such as Kalista and Lulu.

Riot Games will also look to buff under the radar champions that have been underutilised as of recent.

It’s to be noted, that this is the patch prior to Worlds 2022, the League of Legends pro championship.

So nevertheless, lets jump into the Patch Notes Highlights:

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Champion Adjustments

Quite notably, there are thirteen champion adjustments, whether buffed or nerfed or general changes.

This was quite obvious to spot as prior to Worlds, a look at most champions was needed to revised to have a healthy pool of champions prior.

Notably, changes to Lee Sin stood out the most, as he has now been given a health growth, extending his survivability.

Alongside this, his W life steal has increased with even more survivability. This is huge for junglers and Lee Sin lovers who can sustain themselves in fights even longer!

  • Base Stats: Health Growth from 99 to 105
  • W – Safeguard/Iron Will ability: Lifesteal and Spellvamp 5/9.5/14/18.5/23% ⇒ 5/10.5/16/21.5/27%

Lulu, as mentioned before has seen a huge nerf! With her ‘W’ ability being decreased, with disable duration decreased alongside a longer CD (cooldown)

This comes to no surprise, with Riot mentioning that ‘Lulu has been the best enhancer on the Rift as of late’. This is no surprise, seeing as Lula has a 49% win rate currently!


Maokai, Udyr and Hecarim have also seen considerable different changes to their kit too.

The patch notes consist of a plethora of notes however, you can access the full patch notes below to read in your own leisure!

Competitive Changes

Source: Riot Games

Few changes are coming to competitive queue due to popularity. With support being one of the least favourite roles and putting more priority over those that need it!

This means that being autofilled will be less likely and penalised to ones that had to endure a game getting a role they didn’t want, hooray!

Behavioural Systems

Riot Games have continuously looked to address a robust behavioural system, here is what they’ve had to say for the newest patch:

“Players you have recently honored or who have recently honored you will show up in the suggested party members menu with an honor icon next to their summoner name. Now you can run it back with those you’ve already enjoyed playing with!”

New Mythic Content

New mythic goodies are coming to League! What will be available in the store tomorrow is:

  • Prestige Battle Academia Leona
  • Prestige PsyOps Ezreal
  • Hextech Poppy
  • Soulstealer Vayne
  • Ashen Slayer Sylas
  • Mythic Chroma Ashen Slayer Sylas (Emberwoken)

Sadly, what is leaving the store is:

  • Prestige Battle Academia Lux
  • Prestige PROJECT Zed
  • Hextech Ziggs
  • Dreadnova Darius
  • Ashen Knight Pantheon
  • Mythic Chroma Battle Academia Ezreal

However the servers are still live as the patch is expected to be live tomorrow, so grab the goodies leaving the store before they do!

Some upcoming skins to highlight include the return of Ashen and the inaugural Worlds 2022 skin, these include:

  • Ashen Slayer Sylas
  • Fright Night Annie
  • Fright Night Draven
  • Fright Night Nautilus
  • Fright Night Renata Glasc
  • Fright Night Trundle
  • Fright Night Urgot
  • Worlds 2022 Udyr

Worlds 2022 Clash

To celebrate Worlds 2022, clash is coming back! Riot have described this times’ clash as the follow:

” Team formation for the first weekend of Worlds Clash will be open starting on September 26 and the tournaments will be on October 1 and 2. In addition to the trophy, banner, and logo rewards of other Clash tournaments, Worlds Clash has an additional reward of a loot capsule!”

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Bug Fixes and QoL Changes

A patch note isn’t without quality of life changes! Phew League fans, we’re getting some clean updates that have been irritating us for a while!

Here are the changes incoming tomorrow:

  • Fixed a bug that caused Spirit Visage to double the omnivamp of other items that were purchased before it
  • Fixed a bug that unintentionally removed the cursor range indicator on Xerath’s R
  • Fixed a bug that caused some champion abilities to be invisible for Mac users
  • Fixed a bug that caused certain abilities to be visible and audible from the Fog of War
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zeri’s W to sometimes not fire through terrain and towers
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to Cleanse Tahm Kench’s W knock up
  • Fixed a bug that would not let Taliyah fire a large boulder if she flashed onto Worked Ground to cast it
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Akshan to deal damage with his E while also charging his R
  • Fixed a bug that caused Exhaust’s VFX to be overridden by Kennen’s E
  • Fixed a bug that would reveal Lulu’s location if Pix attacked while attached to an ally
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Challenge “Get On My Level” to not track progress in games that lasted longer than 10 minutes
  • Fixed a bug that caused the end of game experience wheel to display amount of experience gained from current match instead of the experience needed to progress to the next level
  • Fixed a bug that distorted SFX when leaving and rejoining a premade lobby.

Is League of Legends Patch 12.18 Live?

Currently, no. The patch is not live. However Riot Games have indicated when this will occur. We can confirm that the patch will go live on Wednesday, September 21 through Riot Games’ schedule.

LoL Patch 12.18 Release Time Prediction

There is currently not a designated time for League of Legend’s Patch 12.18, however in the past – servers look to go back up live around 9 AM EST.

We could see a similar time for 12.18 which is around 11 AM EST / 5 PM EST.

However, currently this is completely speculative as it’s not clear when exactly it’ll be live, check back to this page when we get more clarification from Riot!