Patch 5.12 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the complete notes, including the new Enchantment: Runeglaive, defensive mastery changes, new Pool Party skins and Chroma packs to be released later in the patch, and more!
Here's the full 5.12 patch notes with an introduction by Pwyff & Scarizard:
Welcome to patch 5.12 - the one where we bring back AP junglers in pursuit of the ideal that is champion diversity (we are now imagining these patch note openers as very long episode titles). If you've gotten tired of us talking about diversity, a different way of putting it is that it all comes down to choice. Player perception is obviously huge when it comes to assessing what's ‘viable' in a game of League of Legends and, hopefully, through our efforts that viability choice comes down to personal preference and style, rather than straight up power. You'll see this most epitomized in our introduction of the new Runeglaive jungle enchantment - an item that hopes to ‘unlock' many AP junglers that, before, many felt were subpar for the position.
Second up, we've got some defensive tree mastery changes rolling out to provide you all with just a little more meaning to your mastery choices. While these aren't revolutionary in terms of how you should allocate your mastery points, we felt it was worth at least highlighting the changes to say that there are, flatly, more choices and better decisions to make. We'd love to get masteries to a place where you can feel like you're making real decisions and optimizing just right for your own style, so hopefully these changes go along with that philosophy.
And that's about it for this patch! Be sure to check out our four new visual effects updates (and dev blog!) on the way out, and take a gander at our behind-the-scenes work on line missiles / skillshots. Ciao, friends! "
Chris "Pwyff" Tom & Patrick "Scarizard" Scarborough
Points of Interest from the 5.12 PBEHere's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 5.12, including things mentioned above in the patch notes and things discovered during the last PBE cycle! Most of this coverage includes preview screen shots and video taken during the 5.12 PBE cycle and may vary from what is pushed to live.
Upcoming Champion SkinsPatch 5.12 is set to include a total of FIVE new champion skins - Pool Party Draven, Pool Party Lulu, Pool Party Dr. Mundo, Pool Party Rek'sai, and Pool Party Zac. As usual, no release dates for any of these but we'll have complete preview posts ready when they launch!
Pool Party Draven
Pool Party Lulu
Pool Party Dr. Mundo
Pool Party Rek'sai
Pool Party Zac
New Chroma Packs
5.12 also includes a total of six new Chroma packs - Caitlyn, Darius, Morgana, Zac, Rocket Girl Tristana, and Headhunter Master Yi. No release details yet but each pack will cost 590 RP and contain all three chroma.
Caitlyn: Rebel Chroma Pack
Darius: Forge Chroma Pack
Morgana: Haunt Chroma Pack
Rocket Girl Tristana: Punk Chroma Pack
Zac: Sweet Chroma Pack
Headhunter Master Yi: Strike Chroma Pack
Splash Art ChangesAlso included in 5.12 is a cool splash art update for Anivia!
New Summoner Icons
We also have two new summoner icons - the Pool Party summoner icon which will be awarded to plays who participated in Team Up Week and a mysterious Poro with a Paintbrush icon.
VFX UpdatesAs mentioned in the patch notes, Galio, Brand, Corki, and Nautilus have all received vfx updates in 5.12. Check out the preview videos below and updated skin spotlight videos.
- Galio - Video
- Enchanted Galio - Video
- Hextech Galio - Video
- Commando Galio - Video
- Gatekeeper Galio - Video
- Debonair Galio - Video
- UFO Corki - Video
- Ice Toboggan Corki - Video
- Red Baron Corki - Video
- Hot Rod Corki - Video
- Urfrider Corki - Video
- Dragonwing Corki - Video
- Fnatic Corki - Video
- Nautilus - Video
- Abyssal Nautilus - Video
- Subterranean Nautilus - Video
- AstroNautilus - Video
- Warden Nautilus - Video
- Here's a video preview of the new Enchantment: Runeglaive VFX: