League of Legends Patch 12.3 Notes - Release Date, Ahri (2023)

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02 February 2022 | By Bogdan Robert Mateș

League of Legends Patch 12.3 Notes - Release Date, Ahri (1)

Here's where we'll explain everything that's changing and being added with League of Legends Patch 12.3.

LoL Patch 12.3 has now arrived on live servers, bringing with it a number of changes for Ahri as well as other champions in the MOBA's lengthy roster.

A look at its patch notes reveals its release date as well as a lack of new skins.

Riot Games pushes out updates for its popular MOBA at a steady rate, which is why its patch schedule is necessary to keep track of when the next one's due out. The LoL Patch 12.3 release date is set for Wednesday, February 2, which is when the changes that make it through testing hit live servers.

League of Legends Patch 12.3

League 12.3's lack of skins is a bit of an outlier, but it's worth keeping in mind that the previous patch, whose notes you can find linked at the top of this article, introduced more than usual. Even if we're not getting any new cosmetics this time around, there should be enough to collect until the next patch cycle.

League of Legends Patch 12.3 Notes - Release Date, Ahri (2)

League of Legends Patch 12.3 Notes - Release Date, Ahri (3)

The LoL 12.3 maintenance schedule is always revealed closer to launch. Usually, it takes about 3 hours for patches to be deployed across different regions. Checking our League of Legends Server Status article is a good way to keep yourself informed on server downtime caused by patch deployment or other reasons.

Vel'Koz is the next champion to receive a VFX update meant to bring him closer to other void-themed champions in the game while also introducing adjustments to a number of hitboxes that need them.

League 12.3's first set of changes target Ahri, aiming to emphasize her role as a mobile mage even further by giving players the opportunity to reset her ultimate ability.

League of Legends Patch 12.3 also reworks Ahri's passive, which should see it become more useful throughout the entirety of a match. Read on below for the full details.

We now also have the League of Legends patch 12.3 preview, giving us a first sense of the other champions and items set to receive tweaks this time around. Lillia and Quinn are in line to get buffs, while champions like Senna, Amumu, and Corki have nerfs coming their way.

LoL 12.3 Champion Balance Changes

Ahri - Changed


  • Health growth decreased to 82 from 92
  • Health decreased to 500-1894 (levels 1-18) from 526-2090 (levels 1-18)
  • Armor decreased to 18-77.5 (levels 1-18) from 21-80.5 (levels 1-18)

Essence Theft (Passive):

  • Killing minions or monsters grants Ahri an Essence Fragment. After obtaining 9 Essence Fragments, Ahri consumes them to heal for 40-120 (+25% AP). When Ahri scores a takedown against an enemy champion within 3 seconds of damaging them, she feasts upon their Essence, healing for 80-200 (+35% AP).

Orb of Deception (Q):

  • Damage per pass increased to 40/65/90/115/140 (+40% AP) from 40/65/90/115/140 (+35% AP)
  • Mana cost changed to 60/70/80/90/100 from 65/70/75/80/85

Fox-Fire (W):

  • Damage increased to 60/85/110/135/160 (+30% AP) from 40/65/90/115/140 (+30% AP)
  • Mana cost decreased to 25 from 45
  • Flame Duration decreased to 2.5 seconds from 5 seconds
  • Bonus move speed duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5 seconds
  • Updated missile targeting and last-hitting logic

Charm (E):

  • Damage increased to 80/110/140/170/200 (+60% AP) from 60/90/120/150/180 (+40% AP)
  • Mana cost decreased to 50 from 70
  • Ahri's abilities no longer deal bonus damage to enemies hit by Charm

Spirit Rush (R):

  • Initial duration increased to 15 seconds from 10 seconds
  • New: Consuming a champion's Essence with Essence Theft while Spirit Rush is active extends Spirit Rush's recast duration by and up to 10 seconds, and grants an additional cast of Spirit Rush (up to 3 casts stored)

VFX & SFX Updates:

  • Essence Theft: VFX and SFX have been updated for all skins
  • Fox-Fire: Cleaned up VFX and enhanced missile movement
  • Spirit Rush: Cleaned up VFX and added new ammo bar icons to indicate number of stored Spirit Rush casts

Akshan - Nerfed

Dirty Fighting (Passive):

  • Bonus move speed upon canceling second shot decreased to 20-75 (levels 1-18) from 35-75 (levels 1-18)
  • Three-stack bonus magic damage decreased to 10-165 (levels 1-18) from 20-175 (levels 1-18)

Amumu - Nerfed


  • Armor growth decreased to 3 from 3.5
  • Armor decreased to 30-81 (levels 1-18) from 30-89.5 (levels 1-18)

Tantrum (E):

  • Maximum passive damage reduction changed to Capped at 50% per instance of physical damage from Up to 100% per instance of physical damage

Brand - Changed

Blaze (Passive):

  • Mana refund upon killing an enemy now also occurs if Brand's ability last hits a target that was not already Ablaze

Pyroclasm (R):

  • Pyroclasm's fireball now prioritizes bouncing to nearby enemies before bouncing back to Brand at full range. Pyroclasm will still prioritize bouncing to enemy champions first (before minions or monsters), regardless of range.

Caitlyn - Nerfed


  • AD growth decreased to 3.4 from 3.8
  • AD decreased to 62-119.8 (levels 1-18) from 62-126.6 (levels 1-18)

Piltover Peacemaker (Q):

  • Damage against secondary enemies decreased to 50% from 60%


  • Fixed a bug where Caitlyn's ult would incorrectly get a cooldown refund if she was feared during its cast

Corki - Nerfed

Hextech Munitions (Passive):

  • First package arrival time increased to 10 minutes from 8 minutes
  • Second package arrival time increased to 5 minutes from 4 minutes

LeBlanc - Nerfed

Distortion (W):

  • Damage decreased to 75/110/145/180/215 from 75/115/155/195/235

Lillia - Buffed

Lilting Lullaby (R):

  • Sleep duration increased to 2/2.25/2.5 seconds from 1.5/2/2.5 seconds

Nami - Changed

Surging Tides (Passive):

  • Bonus movement speed increased to 90 (+20% AP), decaying over 1.5 seconds from 45 (+20% AP) for 1.5 seconds

Tidecaller's Blessing (E):

  • On-hit damage (per hit) decreased to 20/35/50/65/80 (+20% AP) from 25/40/55/70/85 (+20% AP)

Quinn - Buffed

Heightened Senses (W):

  • Bonus attack speed increased to 28/36/44/52/60% from 20/30/40/50/60%

Skystrike (R):

  • Flurry damage increased to 70% AD from 40% AD

Senna - Changed

Absolution (Passive):

  • Minions and lesser monsters that Senna kills have a 10% chance ⇒ 2.7777% chance to spawn a Mist Wraith (all else unchanged)

Twisted Fate - Changed

Wind Cards (Q):

  • Magic amage changed to 60/100/140/180/220 (+70% AP) from 60/105/150/195/240 (+65% AP)

Stacked Deck (E):

  • Bonus attack speed decreased to 10/17.5/25/32.5/40% from 20/25/30/35/40%

Zeri - Nerfed


  • Move speed decreased to 325 from 330
  • Basic attack full charge damage based on target's max health decreased to 3-15% (based on level) from 3-20% (based on level)

Lightning Crash (R):

  • Chain lightning magic damage decreased to 10/15/20 (+15% AP) from 10/20/30 (+15% AP)
  • New: Chain lightning magic damage can now critically strike


  • Zeri's E - Spark Surge will correctly vault over Trundle's E - Pillar of Ice and glide over Anivia's W - Crystallize wall instead of dashing through them
  • Fixed a bug where Zeri's Q - Burst Fire would not trigger Runaan's Hurricane's on-hit effect if she was facing away from the target when her rounds hit
  • Fixed a bug where several of Zeri's VFX would not display correctly upon reconnecting to the game

LoL 12.3 Item Balance Changes

Black Cleaver

  • AD increased to 45 from 40
  • Health decreased to 350 from 450
  • Ability Haste increased to 30 from 25

Blade of the Ruined King

  • Total cost increased to 3300 from 3200
  • Mist's Edge passive damage increased to 12% for melee/8% for ranged of target's current health as physical damage (all else unchanged) from 10% for melee/6% for ranged of target's current health

Death's Dance

  • Total cost increased to 3300 from 3200
  • Ignore Pain passive damage spread amount changed to 30% for melee/10% for ranged of all types of post-mitigation damage received, (not including true damage), which is successively taken as true damage over 3 seconds instead. Now also applies to damage on shields from 35% for melee/15% for ranged of post-mitigation physical damage received
  • Defy passive heal changed to 175% bonus AD if a champion dies within 3 seconds after you've dealt damage to them. (all else unchanged) from 15% maximum health upon scoring a kill or assist

Divine Sunderer

  • AD increased to 40 from 35
  • Health decreased to 300 from 400
  • Spellblade damage changed to 12% (9% for Ranged owners) target current Health physical damage from 12% (9% for Ranged owners) target max Health physical damage
  • New recipe: Caulfield's Warhammer + Sheen + Kindlegem + 700g


  • AD increased to 55 from 45
  • Health decreased to 300 from 450
  • New recipe: Ironspike Whip + Caufield's Warhammer + Kindlegem + 200g

Hearthbound Axe

  • Total cost decreased to 1000 from 1100
  • Combine cost decreased to 350 from 450


  • AD increased to 25 from 20

Maw of Malmortius

  • Shield changed to 200 (+225% for melee/168.75% for ranged bonus AD) from 200 (+20% maximum health)
  • Lifeline passive shield changed to equal to 75% of your bonus health that decays over 3.75 seconds from absorbs 100 (+8% for melee/4.8% for ranged of your maximum health) per stack of Bloodlust) for 4 seconds
  • AD increased to 55 from 50
  • Ability Haste increased to 20 from 15

Ravenous Hydra

  • AD increased to 70 from 65

Sterak's Gage

  • AD decreased to 0 from 50
  • Bloodlust passive removed
  • New Passive - The Claws That Catch: Gain 40% Base AD as bonus AD.
  • Lifeline passive shield changed to equal to 75% of your bonus health that decays over 3.75 seconds from absorbs 100 (+8% for melee/4.8% for ranged of your maximum health) per stack of Bloodlust) for 4 seconds

Trinity Force

  • Health increased to 300 from 200
  • Threefold Strike on champions or structures changed to +4% base AD per stack, up to 5 times for +20% (also applies to Infinity Force) from +6% base AD per stack, up to 5 times for +30%

LoL 12.3 Bugfixes & QoL Changes

  • Hextech Gates: Champions will now both visually and mechanically move along the Hextech Gates’ travel paths rather than immediately teleporting to their destination gate. This also means that active champion effects (such as Kennen’s R - Slicing Maelstrom) will travel along with and apply their effects around the champion’s traveling indicator.
  • Fixed a bug where Kled's W - Violent Tendencies' fourth attack would not deal its bonus damage if the ability was learned during a basic attack
  • Fixed a bug where Runaan's Hurricane would not proc correctly with Ezreal's Q - Mystic Shot after a certain range
  • Fixed a bug where killing an enemy champion with The Collector would grant Samira an extra Style stack
  • Fixed a bug where the Charm icon would not appear in champion buff/debuff bars
  • Fixed a bug where Kled's Courage bar would display incorrect values upon losing Skaarl
  • Fixed a bug where resource bars (like Energy or Rage bars) would sometimes get visually stuck when changing window display modes
  • Varus's Q - Piercing Arrow cancellation VFX has been restored on all skins
  • Fixed a bug where Talon's blades would briefly disappear for a frame during his R - Shadow Assault's VFX
  • Base Darius and Base Amumu's voiceovers have been remastered for clarity
  • Fixed Battlecast Skarner's sound effects to play correctly when he marks a minion with Crystal Venom using his E - Fracture and when he gains Crystal Charge upon triggering Crystal Venom
  • The in-game FPS indicator's update rate has been reverted for smoother reporting
  • Fixed a bug where players would be able to select multiple roles in Summoner's Rift lobbies with 5 players
  • Fixed a bug where pressing the ESC key would not close the role selector in game lobbies

LoL 12.13 VFX Updates


  • Base Vel'Koz Complete overhaul and adjusted hitbox indicators
  • Battlecast Vel'Koz Some cleanup
  • Arclight Vel'Koz Cleanup and new E indicator
  • Infernal Vel'Koz Minor tweaks and new E indicator
  • Blackfrost Vel'Koz Minor tweaks and new E indicator

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