Riot Games makes much needed adjustments with patch 12.1. Socialites recieved an appreicated nerf while Chemtech has also seen some adjustments.

While League of Legends is just getting into its latest season, Teamfight Tactics set 6 is well into its cycle. Moving into the start of 2022, Riot has released TFT’s patch 12.1. With this patch, players should expect some much-needed quality of life improvements. One of the major talking points is the Socialites as well as traits that are linked to Hextech augments.

TFT Patch 12.1 makes changes to trait linked augments

After giving trait-linked augments lots of love in patch 11.24, Riot Games has made more changes in 12.1 which should see improved gameplay and more “balance”. In 11.24, Riot made adjustments to the trait-linked augments, those changes were either a free champion, free gold or a free icon to increase your trait number on the board. Since those changes, augments such as Mutant Crest and Protector heart have been seen more frequently than others.

Patch 12.1 aims to rectify the overpowering augments to allow more trait-linked augments to come through the RNG. Riot is attempting to bridge the gap between the overpowered trait-linked augments and the “unuseable” augments. Fans of Scholar comps are going to get some love in 12.1 as the augment Lifelong Learning has been reworked.

Here is the full changes for TFT patch 12.1

Large changes

Augments

  • Arcanist Heart now also grants a Swain
  • Challenger Heart now also grants a Warwick ⇒ Quinn
  • Protector Heart no longer grants a Blitzcrank
  • Scholar Heart now also grants a Lissandra ⇒ Zyra
  • Scrap Heart now also grants an Ekko ⇒ Blitzcrank
  • Twinshot Heart now also grants a Graves ⇒ Kog’Maw
  • Assassin Crest now also grants a Ekko ⇒ Talon
  • Arcanist Crest now also grants a Twisted Fate ⇒ Swain
  • Challenger Crest now also grants a Warwick ⇒ Quinn
  • Chemtech Crest now also grants a Zac ⇒ Warwick
  • Imperial Crest now also grants a Talon ⇒ Swain
  • Mutant Crest no longer grants a Kog’Maw
  • Scrap Crest now also grants an Ekko ⇒ Blitzcrank
  • Ardent Censer (Enchanter) bonus Attack Speed: 40% ⇒ 50%
  • Ascension Damage amplification after 15 seconds: 65% ⇒ 50%
  • Cybernetic Implants bonus Health for equipped units: 200/300/400 ⇒ 150/250/350
  • Duet bonus Health: 500 ⇒ 400
  • Lifelong Learning (Scholar) REWORKED now guaranteed grants Scholars 2 Ability Power after each combat and an additional 2 Ability Power if they survive combat
  • Makeshift Armor bonus Armor & Magic Resist: 30/45/60 ⇒ 35/55/75
  • Portable Forge Armory option, Death’s Defiance now grants 20% Omnivamp
  • Spellblade empowered attack Ability Power scaling after casting: 200% ⇒ 225%
  • Stand United Attack Damage and Ability Power per active trait: 3/4/5 ⇒ 2/3/5
  • Sunfire Board max Health burn: 20% ⇒ 16%
  • Woodland Charm copy Health: 1500 ⇒ 1600
  • Shrug It Off max Health regen percentage: 2.5% ⇒ 3%
  • Smoke Bomb (Assassin) tooltip now properly reflects the damage reduction applied to the excess damage from the instance of damage that triggers the stealth
  • Smoke Bomb (Assassin) Damage Reduction: 100% ⇒ 80%
  • Sunfire Board and Weakspot are no longer mutually exclusive

Traits

  • Chemtech Damage Reduction percentage: 25 ⇒ 20
  • Chemtech max Health regen: 3/4/7/12 ⇒ 3/5/8/15%
  • Chemtech Attack Speed: 20/50/80/125% ⇒ 15/50/90/135%
  • Imperial Tyrant Bonus Damage: 75/125 ⇒ 80/150%
  • Imperial Units Bonus Damage: 0/75% ⇒ 0/80%
  • Innovator Mechanical Bear base Health: 750 ⇒ 850
  • Innovator Mechanical Bear Armor & Magic Resist: 60 ⇒ 70
  • Socialite 2 Mana regen per second: 5 ⇒ 3
  • Syndicate 7 bonus amplification: 33% ⇒ 50%
  • Yordle, 1-cost spawn odds: 60% ⇒ 70%
  • Yordle, 2-cost spawn odds: 25% ⇒ 20%
  • Yordle, 3-cost spawn odds: 15% ⇒ 10%
  • Yordle (6) Mana reduction: 20% ⇒ 25%
  • Metamorphosis Attack Damage and Ability Power growth: 1/2 ⇒ 2/4

Tier one champions

  • Caitlyn Ace in the Hole Damage: 800/1400/2250 ⇒ 800/1400/2000
  • Garen Attack Damage: 60 ⇒ 70
  • Graves max Mana buff: 80/120 ⇒ 50/100
  • Illaoi Harsh Lesson Damage: 175/300/500 ⇒ 200/325/550
  • Illaoi Harsh Lesson Healing: 25/30/35% ⇒ 25/30/40%
  • Kassadin Null Sphere damage reduction: 30% ⇒ 25%
  • Kassadin Null Sphere damage reduction duration: 4 seconds ⇒ 5 seconds
  • Twisted Fate Wild Cards damage: 145/190/255 ⇒ 155/205/275

Tier two champions

  • Swain max Mana buff: 40/80 ⇒ 40/75
  • Swain Death’s Hand Healing per enemy hit: 200/230/300 ⇒ 225/250/350
  • Kog’Maw BarrageDamage: 7/8/9% ⇒ 8/8/8%
  • Talon Attack Speed: 0.7 ⇒ 0.75
  • Zilean Time Bomb Slow Duration: 3 ⇒ 4 sec

Tier three champions

  • Heimerdinger Attack Range: 3 ⇒ 4
  • Malzahar Spell Damage: 700/850/1000 ⇒ 650/850/1100
  • Ekko Parallel Convergence Damage: 150/200/350 ⇒ 175/225/375
  • Lissandra Iron Maiden Damage: 225/300/500 ⇒ 250/325/550
  • Samira Health: 650 ⇒ 700
  • Vex Health: 800 ⇒ 850

Tier four champions

  • Seraphine max Mana buff: 80/160 ⇒ 80/150
  • Seraphine Encore Damage & Healing: 250/400/1000 ⇒ 275/450/1200
  • Urgot Purge now counts as a basic attack every: 2nd shot ⇒ 3rd shot
  • Orianna max Mana buff: 50/140 ⇒ 50/130
  • Sion Decimating Smash Stun Duration: 2/3/6 ⇒ 2.5/3/6 sec
  • Sion Decimating Smash Damage: 100/200/500 ⇒ 125/200/500
  • Yone Health: 950 ⇒ 900

Tier five champions

  • Galio critical strike Slam Bonus Damage: 80/125/1999 ⇒ 70/100/1999
  • Galio Colossal Entrance base Stun Duration: 1.25/1.75/9.5 ⇒ 1.5/1.75/9.5 sec
  • Kai’Sa Health: 900 ⇒ 850
  • Kai’Sa Icathian Monsoon Damage per missile: 80/100/180 ⇒ 70/90/180
  • And Kai’Sa starting Mana nerf: 90/150 ⇒ 75/150
  • Tahm Kench Devour Damage Reduction: 40% ⇒ 30%
  • Tahm Kench at 3-stars will now gain twenty times the usual stats when fed an allied unit.
  • Viktor max Mana buff: 0/150 ⇒ 0/140

Items

  • Guardian Angel Health on revive: 400 ⇒ 250
  • Morellonomicon True Damage burn: 2.5% a sec ⇒ 2% a sec
  • Rapid Firecannon total Attack Speed: 50% ⇒ 60%
  • Sunfire Cape Proc Rate: 2.5 sec ⇒ 2 sec
  • Sunfire Cape True Damage Burn: 2.5% a sec ⇒ 2% a sec
  • Zz’Rot Portal Health in stage 2: 1500 (unchanged)
  • The Zz’Rot Portal Health in stage 3: 1700 ⇒ 1800
  • Zz’Rot Portal Health in stage 4: 1900 ⇒ 2100
  • Zz’Rot Portal Health in stage 5: 2250 ⇒ 2500
  • Chalice of Power bonus Ability Power: 30% ⇒ 35%
  • Statikk Shiv bonus Attack Speed: 15% ⇒ 10%

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