'League of Legends' Version 12.3 Patch Notes: Release Date, Nerfs and Buffs Revealed

League of Legends patch 12.3 is just around the corner and will make several tweaks to the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA).

Although it's a barely month old, Season 12 of League of Legends (often abbreviated to LOL) has already undergone updates to fine-tune its balancing. For instance, the controversial Chemtech Drake has been outright removed from the game now, after previous downgrades for the creature were deemed to be ineffective.

Elsewhere, champions like Talon, Zed and Lulu have all been nerfed in subtle ways, meanwhile Yone and Nocturne have conversely been enhanced. Of course, this is nothing out of the ordinary for League of Legends, as the popular eSport is always rolling out these incremental updates. In fact, Season 11 released a grand total of 25 patch note documents before it concluded.

Next up will be the 12.3 update, which will continue to refine character balancing and provide some much-needed item adjustments as well. Here is everything you need to know.

'League of Legends' 12.3 Patch Release Date and Time

23 updates are expected for League of Legends Season 12 (spanning from January 5 to December 7), with them occurring on a near fortnightly basis.

Developer Riot Games has published a full schedule for when each of these patches will be released, although it is worth noting that any dates posted here are subject to change.

According to this official plan, the next update that fans can expect for League of Legends is version 12.3. This will be hitting the game's servers on Wednesday, February 2, provided that there are no unforeseen delays.

In terms of the specific release time, these patches go live in different regions at different intervals. North American players usually get them at 3 a.m. PT, which translates to 6 a.m. for those in ET zones.

'League of Legends' 12.3 Patch Notes: Who Is Getting Nerfed and Buffed?

Various programmers from Riot Games have been drip-feeding information about the upcoming 12.3 patch.

@RiotPhlox, a game designer who is known for regularly engaging with the LOL community, has posted a Twitter thread listing all of the biggest changes (which you can read here).

Particular highlights from this include the fact that Quinn is getting attack speed and damage improvements, while Caitlyn, Amumu and Twisted Fate are being ever-so-slightly nerfed.

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed by character designer @RiotAugust that Ahri will be getting an overhaul for the update as well (and not for the first time). It is hoped that these balancing tweaks will help the mage be more useful in matches, by enabling her to refresh her abilities more often and heal upon killing enemies.

Below is the full list of every buff, nerf and adjustment that has been confirmed for the League of Legends version 12.3 patch.

League of Legends Patch 12.3 Champion Buffs

  • Lillia: Sleep Duration Improved: 1.5/2/2.5s >>> 2/2.25/2.5s
  • Quinn W Attack Speed Improved: 20/30/40/50/60 >>> 28/36/44/52/60%
  • Quinn R Total Attack Damage Improved: 40% >>> 70%
  • Brand P: Mana Refund occurs if the spell kills the target
  • Brand R: Prioritizes nearby targets over Brand

League of Legends Patch 12.3 Champion Nerfs

  • Zeri R: No longer gains stacks from Hurricane
  • Senna Soul Droprate on Minion Kill: 10% >>> 2.7777%
  • Caitlyn Attack Damage Growth: 3.8 >>> 3.4
  • Caitlyn Q Secondary Damage: 60%>>>50%
  • Amumu Armor Level: 3.5 >>> 3
  • Amumu E Damage Reduction: Maximum Damage Reduction is 50% of damage instance
  • Corki First Package Spawn Time: 8m >>> 10m
  • Corki Subsequent Package Respawn Time: 4m >>> 5m
  • Akshan Single Shot MS: 35-75 >>> 20-75
  • Akshan: Three-Stack Damage: 20-175 >>> 10-165
  • Twisted Fate Q Damage: 60/105/150/195/240 (+65% AP) >>> 60/100/140/180/220 (+70% AP)
  • Twisted Fate E Attack Speed: 20/25/30/35/40% >>> 10/17.5/25/32.5/40%
  • LeBlanc W Damage: 75/115/155/195/235 >>> 75/110/145/180/215
  • Glacial Janna: Bugged Interaction Fixed

League of Legends Patch 12.3 Champion Adjustments

  • Ahri P Heal is now on enemies killed
  • Ahri R gains an additional cast on champion kill
  • Nami P Gains more MS but decays

League of Legends 12.3 Item Adjustments

  • Turbo Chemtank Refuel Damage Stack Generation: Moving and dealing damage >>> Moving and Taking damage
  • Turbo Chemtank Distance Per Stack: 15u >>> 25u
  • Turbo Chemtank Bonus Damage to Monsters: 175% >>> 200%
  • Bonus Damage to Minions :25% >>> 30%
  • Divine Sunderer Health: 400 >>> 300
  • Divine Sunderer Attack Damage: 35 >>> 40
  • Goredrinker Health: 450 >>> 300
  • Goredrinker Attack Damage: 45 >>> 55
  • Trinity Force Health: 200 >>> 300
  • Trinity Force Threefold Strike Attack Damage Stack: 6% >>> 3%
  • Sterak's Gage: Heal over time removed
  • Sterak's Gage Attack Damage: 50 >>> 0
  • Sterak's Gage New Passive: Gain 40% base attack damage as bonus attack damage
  • Sterak's Gage Shield Duration: 4s >>> 3.75s (decays)
  • Sterak's Gage Shield Value: 100 +8% max health per enemy who has hit you >>> 75% bonus health
  • Death's Dance Total Cost: 3100 >>> 3300
  • Death's Dance Damage Reduction: physical >>> physical & magic, amount 35/15% >>> 30/10%
  • Death's Dance Heal: 15% max health >>> 175% bonus attack damage
  • Death's Dance Heal condition: Kill or assist >>> Takedown within 3 seconds of you dealing damage to them
  • Death's Dance damage reduction and subsequent bleed applies to shield damage as well
  • Black Cleaver Attack Damage: 40 >>> 45
  • Black Cleaver Health: 450 >>> 350
  • Black Cleaver: Haste 25 >>> 30
  • Ravenous Hydra Attack Damage: 65 >>> 70
  • Maw of Malmortius Attack damage: 50 >>> 55
  • Maw of Malmortius Haste: 15 >>> 20
  • Maw of Malmortius Shield: 200 + 20% max health >>> 200 + 225% bonus attack damage (70% effective for ranged)
  • Maw of Malmortius: When Lifeline triggers, gain 12% Omnivamp until the end of combat
  • Hexdrinker Attack Damag: 20 >>> 25
  • Hearthbound Axe Cost: 1100 >>> 1000 (completion costs adjusted)
  • Blade of the Ruined King Price: 3200 >>> 3300.
  • Blade of the Ruined King: On-hit 10/6% max health >>> 12/8% max health.
Ahri The Nine-Tailed Fox in 'LoL'
Image shows artwork for Arhi The Nine-Tailed Fox in "League of Legends". The mage champion will be getting a total refresh in the game's 12.3 patch. Riot Games