LoL Patch 12.9. Who will receive nerfs and buffs in the upcoming update? What does Riot write about them?

Riot will strengthen off-meta builds in upcoming update. What else will be coming to LoL in patch 12.19?

Updates come to League of Legends on a regular basis that generally aim to improve balance, but sometimes there are smaller or larger fixes that aim to make hero sets more attractive or make players build them a little differently.

In the upcoming patch for LoL, in addition to the standard balancing fixes, changes to several non-meta builds are set to appear. What exactly does Riot Phroxzon – the lead designer on the league’s balancing team – write?

A few changes in builds outside the meta, as well as buffs of weaker characters. We try not to overdo it, but we want to address characters who are clearly doing worse and stand out from the rest.

Patch 12.19 in LoL

Champions’ buffs

  • Fizz
  • Udyr (top)
  • Ryze
  • Ekko
  • Jinx
  • Sona
  • Nasus
  • A variety of builds from beyond the meta

Champions’ nerfs

  • Master Yi
  • Rek’Sai

Champion changes

  • Syndra

Item buffs

  • Mortal Reminder

Item nerfs

  • Eclipse

It’s unclear at this point who exactly will be included in the changes, which are designed to encourage fans to build custom ones. It’s also difficult to say how Riot wants to achieve this. It’s unclear whether the developers will choose to strengthen individual heroes, or whether they will buff items that are rarely used in custom builds.

Riot is likely to share the exact roster of the 12.19 update soon, which will hit live servers on October 5.