League of Legends Patch 12.15: Champion Buffs Spotlight Kennen and Lilia

League of Legends Patch 12.15
League of Legends Patch 12.15 Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 12.15 is finally here! This update buffs several champions that have been found lacking in this meta. Several champions are adjusted, such as Akali, Kennen, Lee Sin, Shen, and Zed. All energy-based champions, except for Kennen, received buffs for their energy restoration.

Here, we will focus on the buffs for Kennen and Lilia.

Kennen

Kennen used to be a lane bully and an excellent team-fighting champion. However, the Durability update made it nearly impossible for him to deal damage; even squishy champs have a chance to survive. In this update, his Electrical Surge (W) and Slicing Maelstrom (R) abilities are buffed to empower his lane presence.

Electrical Surge (W)

Kennen’s Electrical Surge cooldown is reduced, and its damage is increased to let him trade well in lane.

  • Cooldown: From 14/12/10/8/6 to 13/11.25/9.5/7.75/6.

  • Magic Damage: From 60/85/110/135/160 to 70/95/120/145/170.

Slicing Maelstrom (R)

Kennen’s ultimate can turn the tables for his team. He can just flash into the fight, deal damage to multiple targets, apply his passive, and stun anyone alive. Combining that with Zhonya's Hourglass makes him invulnerable during his ultimate, forcing enemies to flee instead of bursting him down. In this update, the AP scaling ratio of his ultimate is buffed, so more damage when Kennen gets his items.

  • Magic Damage Per Bolt: From 40/75/110 (+20% AP) to 40/75/110 (+22.5% AP).

Lillia

Lillia is a jungler, but her ability to clear camps isn't so great. So, Riot buffed her passive to increase her clear speed. This should help her catch up with other junglers without making her too strong, especially in any lane. If Lilia got multiple buffs, she might turn into a nightmare in the top lane.

Dream-Laden Bough (Passive)

  • Monster Damage Cap: From 40-100 (levels 1-18) to 50-150 (levels 1-18).

This specific buff may enable Lillia to steal camps now, perhaps as fast as other junglers.

Similarly, Leona, Thresh, Rammus, Singed, and a few other champions have received buffs, and you can read more about them here.

 

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