Upcoming changes in League of Legends Patch 11.12
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Mark “Riot Scruffy” Yetter has released a League of Legends Patch 11.12 preview for all to see. The next patch will bring light changes. So far, the patch looks to be just champion nerfs, buffs and the introduction of Dr. Mundo’s rework. The patch will go live on June 9.

“11.12 Patch preview here. It’s a pretty light one, the team is still iterating on the mobility reduction work for a later patch,” Riot Scruffy tweeted.

Patch 11.12 Champion nerfs and buffs

The champions on the chopping block look to be top laners and AD Carrys. Kaisa and Varus are in the queue for nerfs. Both champions were prominent parts of the Mid-Season Invitational meta, and Kaisa has thrived in the Season 11 dive meta. Wukong, Nasus, Gnar and Renekton are next up for nerfs. Gnar and Renekton are both staples of the top lane professional meta, while Wukong and Nasus have above 50% win rates at all ranks.

Champion buffs seem to be more diverse. Hecarim is on the buff list, as the ghost horse took a big hit in previous patches. He has a 47% win rate in ranked and has had most of his damage gutted. Rammus is also on the list of jungler buffs. The champion is above the 50% win rate threshold, but it is only picked in about 3% of games played since his rework. As Riot Games moves towards its planned armor item changes, this buff could have something to do with keeping the champion relevant past those tweaks

For the bot lane, Draven, and occasional bot laner Ziggs, are getting buffed in Patch 11.12. Both champions have decent pick and win rates so the changes may have other motivations. Finally, top laners Illaoi and Malphite will receive changes. Both champions have decent win rates, but their pick rates leave much to be desired.

As for the promised mobility changes, those seemed to have been moved to the next patch.

Patch 11.12 will come to live servers next week on June 9.

Declan is an esports journalist and part-time editor for Upcomer. He is an avid gamer and League of Legends player. You can find him at the bottom of the leaderboard in most games or on Twitter.