League of Legends Patch 12.4 System Changes and Champion Balancing

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League of Legends’ much-awaited update Patch 12.4 is here, and it makes changes to several champions. It also adds the new champion Renata Glasc into the game. But players can only buy her starting February 17. So, make sure you have plenty of blue essences if you want to try her out.

System Changes

The developers have changed support items because of the meta where top laners pick enchanters to roam around the map and cause havoc in other lanes while still gaining gold. To counter this issue, minion farming penalty is worse as players with support items can only farm two minions in the first five minutes. The objective bounties have less chance to activate if the team has more than one support gold income item.

Champion Changes

Dr. Mundo

Dr. Mundo has been one of the strongest and tankiest top lane champions. To balance Mundo, the developers have reduced the base AD Growth from 4.2 to 3.5 and reduced base stats from 61-132.4 to 61- 120.5 (levels 1-18). Dr. Mundo’s Ultimate, Maximum Dosage, has also received a small nerf. Now, the cooldown will remain at 110 seconds across all ranks, giving opponents more time to outplay him.


Sett is a strong top laner who wins most matchups. But players seem to be having a hard time winning games with him because he can get kited easily during team fights. So, the developers are giving him a small buff to his health growth from 93 to 100. This increases Sett’s health at level 18 from 2,181 to 2,300.

League of Legends Patch 12.4

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where champions would be able to cast some Summoner Spells while traveling through Hextech Gates (including Smite)
  • Fixed a bug where Ahri's Passive - Essence Theft - could obtain essence from champion clones
  • Fixed a bug where you would sometimes still receive some of Death's Dance's Ignore Pain's stored damage, even after triggering Defy with a champion takedown
  • Fixed a bug where Yorick’s Maiden of the Mist would get stuck inside structures when walking near them. The Maiden will now be Ghosted and move through structures and units in true ghost-like fashion
  • Fixed a bug where Gangplank would receive a Tear of the Goddess stack upon casting E - Powder Keg
  • Zoe's W - Spell Thief ability icon will now display the correct damage value for stolen Smites
  • Fixed a visual bug where Aphelios’ casting bar would not animate properly when upon activating W - Phase

You can read more about the update here.

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