League of Legends Patch 12.13: Champion Buff Spotlight Master Yi and Fiddlesticks

12.13 Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 12.13 is finally here. This update buffs several champions that have been suffering in the current meta and many of them are junglers. So, if you are a jungle main, you are in luck with this patch.

Here, we will focus on the buffs for Master Yi and Fiddlesticks.

Master Yi

Master Yi has always been a dominant champion in lower ranks. But when he comes to higher ranks, most players know how to counter him, making him a pretty weak champion. So, the developers made some adjustments. The first is giving Yi a higher attack range to help him against ranged champions.

  • Attack Range: From 125 to 175.

Alpha Strike (Q)

The Alpha Strike ability has been reworked a little. Now, players may right-click by during the ability, instead of being placed 75 units in front of the primary target, which is the default. This adjustment may juke opponents who have no clue where Yi will land.

Meditate (W)

The Meditate ability has also received changes in this update. The cooldown is reduced drastically in exchange for a higher mana cost. For the first 0.5 seconds, Master Yi will block 90% of the damage taken, which is extremely powerful with the correct timing. But because of the mana cost, players should use it wisely for mitigating damage.

  • Cooldown: From 28 seconds to 9 seconds.

  • Mana Cost: From 50 to 40 + 6% maximum mana per second.

  • Damage Reduction During Meditate: From 60/62.5/65/67.5/70% to 90% for the first 0.5 seconds, reduced to 60/62.5/65/67.5/70% for the remainder of the channel.


Fiddlesticks isn’t the scariest champion to face in this meta. So, the developers gave it small buffs in hopes of restoring its power. In this update, Terrify (Q) has received an increased fear duration across all levels, which may help a lot during ganking.

  • Fear Duration: From 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds to 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25 seconds.

That’s not all as its ultimate damage across all levels has increased; it can make Fiddlesticks a huge threat in team fights. Build items with higher AP values can significantly balloon the AP scaling factor.

  • Damage: From 625/1125/1625 (+225% AP) to 750/1250/1750 (+250% AP).

Similarly, Karthus, Vex, Taliyah, and a few other champions received buffs, and you can read more about them here.

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