League of Legends Patch 12.18: Champion Buffs Spotlight Lee Sin and Ashe

League of Legends Patch 12.18
League of Legends Patch 12.18 Riot Games

League of Legends Worlds Patch is finally here and it features three new champion buffs, which might shift the meta for Worlds. The 2022 Worlds Championship is scheduled for September 29, so get ready for the biggest League of Legends event this year.

Here, we will focus on the buffs for Lee Sin and Ashe

Lee Sin

Lee Sin’s having a hard time keeping up with the current meta in both pro play and solo queue. So, the developers are giving him small buffs that should help him in the jungle and in-lane. Starting with an increase in his health growth to make him slightly tanky as the game progresses.

  • Health Growth: From 99 to 105

Safeguard/Iron Will (W)

In this update, the Safeguard/Iron Will ability’s Lifesteal and Spellvamp have increased from rank two onwards. The change will improve his sustain, especially when dueling.

  • Lifesteal and Spellvamp: From 5/9.5/14/18.5/23% to 5/10.5/16/21.5/27%


Ashe has been performing well in the support role because of her kit, which provides poke, slow, vision, and stun via her ultimate. However, Ashe in the ADC role is comparatively weak compared to most meta champions. So, the developers are buffing the attack speed of her Ranger’s Focus (Q) ability. This should slightly elevate her pick rate in the ADC role.

Ranger’s Focus (Q)

This attack speed increase should allow players to get more attacks on their targets, resulting in higher damage. The bonus Attack Speed should also go well with runes like Lethal Tempo and Hail of Blades. So, start playing this champion if you haven’t already picked her up, as she has a good and easy-to-play kit.

  • Bonus Attack Speed: From 20/25/30/35/40% to 25/32.5/40/47.5/55%

You might be wondering why the Nasus buffs weren’t mentioned in the patch notes. It’s because the changes were removed during the PBE cycle, according to a Riot Games employee on Reddit. Thresh has also received small buffs to his health growth and Flay ability in this update. You can read more about it here.

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