League of Legends Patch 12.6 Notes – Anima Squad Skins, New Rune

League of Legends updates are coming in droves and fast. LoL Patch 12.5 has arrived on the live server, introducing a wonderful selection of bee-inspired skins to the MOBA. Don’t get me wrong for a second, though, that’s all we have. Riot tweaked Master Yi and Seraphine with some solid changes, while several other LoL champions also got some quality of life tweaks.

Now, however, it’s time to look to LoL’s 12.6 patch. We’re sticking with the animal theme this time around, as the new Anima Squad skins have arrived on the PBE. If you’re not aware, a few champions – such as Vayne, Miss Fortune, and Jinx – are getting punky skins themed around bats, bunnies, cats, and more. You can check out in-game clips of these in action and their splash art in the skins section below.

We’re still pretty early in the patch cycle, but we’re starting to see some champion changes. Keep checking, though, as we’ll keep this post regularly updated.

Without further ado, here are the provisional League of Legends 12.6 Update Notes based on what’s happening for testing on the PBE so far (cheers, Surrenderat20)!

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 12.6 RELEASE DATE AND DOWNTIME

According to the League of Legends 2022 patch schedule, the The League of Legends Patch 12.6 release date is set for Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Maintenance times have not yet been confirmed, but generally start at 3:00 a.m. PT for NA servers, 5:00 a.m. UK time for EUW servers, and 3:00 a.m. CET for EUNE servers, and last around three hours, so expect that that downtime begins at that time.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 12.6 BALANCE CHANGES

Champion Changes

Swain – changed

Ravenous Herd (Passive):
No longer deals magic damage
Hand of Death (A):
Cooldown reduced to 7/6/5/4/3 from 9/7.5/6/4.5/3
Demonic Ascension (R):
Cooldown increased from 120 to 120/100/80

Article changes

Divine Sunderer – changed

Effects:
Damage changed to “12% (9% for ranged owners) targets maximum physical health damage” from “12% (9% for ranged owners) targets current physical health damage”
Heal changed to “heal 7.8% (3.6% for ranged owners) of target max health” from “restore 65% of buffed damage (40% for ranged owners)”

Vampiric Scepter – nerfed

Effects:
Lifesteal reduced to 8% from 10%

Bloodthirster – Modified

Effects:
Attack damage increased to 60 from 55
Lifesteal reduced to 15% from 20%

Blade of the Fallen King – nerfed

Effects:
Lifesteal reduced to 8% from 10%

Immortal Shield Bow – Modified

Effects:
Lifesteal reduced to 8% from 10%
Mythic passive health increased to 70 from 50

Changes to runes

Ravenous Hunter (D4) – removed!

Deleted!

Treasure Hunter (D4) – new!

Statistics:
“Gain an additional zero gold the next time you collect a Bounty Hunter stack. Increase the gold earned by 20 gold for each bounty hunter stack. Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you you get a takedown on every enemy champion.

Fleet Footwork – nerfed

Statistics:
Energized attack damage reduced from 10 to 100 (+0.3 bonus AD, +0.2 AP) from 10 to 100 (+0.4 bonus AD, +0.3 AP)

Legend: Bloodline (P3) – modified

Statistics:
“Gain 0.4% lifesteal for each legend stack (max 15 stacks). At max legend stacks, gain 100 max life. Earn progress to the legend stacks for each champion kill, epic monster kill, large monster kill, and minion kill.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PATCH 12.6 CHAMPION SKINS

New champion skins

Ashen Knight Pyke – 100 ME

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here is the Ashen Knight Pyke art splatters:

League of Legends Ashen Knight Pyke skin splash art

Battle Bat Vayne – 1350 RP

“Vayne is Anima Squad’s premier intelligence expert, infiltrating enemy strongholds to strike first, strike fast, and strike hard. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to ensure humanity’s survival, even if sometimes it means clashing with the direction of Commander Fortune.

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Here is the share Battle Bat Vayne and Battle Wolf Sylas art splatters:

Splash art for LoL's Battle Bat Vayne and Battle Wolf Sylas skins

Battle Cat Jinx – 1350 RP

“Jinx is a one-cat wrecking crew, her natural destructive impulses directed to more productive ends: fighting the Primordians. She’s not much of a soldier, doesn’t seem to care about the cause of humanity and doesn’t follow orders – but there’s no doubt about Jinx’s results.

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here is the Jinx Battle Cat art splatters:

League of Legends Battle Cat Jinx skin splash art

Battle Cat Jinx Prestige Edition

Unleashed and wielding an arsenal of explosives powerful enough to topple a Primordial warship, Jinx has the enemy in her clutches. With that Battle Cat lying in wait? The war is almost over.

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here is the Battle Cat Jinx Prestige Edition art splatters:

The splash art of the prestigious League of Legends Battle Cat Jinx skin

Battle Bunny Miss Fortune – 1820 RP

“Sarah Fortune is the second to take the title of Commander of Anima Squad, following the mysterious disappearance of her predecessor Riven. Those are big leporine shoes to fill, considering Riven’s status as a war hero, but Sarah is smart, skilled and brave enough to forge her own legend in the fight for humanity.

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here is the Battle Bunny Miss Fortune art splatters:

The splash art of the prestigious League of Legends Battle Bunny Miss Fortune skin

Battle Bunny Miss Fortune also comes with a new voiceover! Check it out:

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Battle Bunny Premier Riven

“Riven volunteered for what would become Anima Squad after losing many comrades at the start of the Primordian invasion. A string of victories later, she is famous: a heroine of war admired by all. So why did she she suddenly disappeared when the world needs her most?

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here is the Battle Bunny Premier Riven art splatters:

League of Legends Battle Bunny Riven prestige skin splash art

Battle Wolf Sylas

“Sylas is the leader of Wolf Team: a daring and ruthless strike force under the banner of Anima Squad. Though he rejects anyone claiming authority over him (including Commander Fortune), Sylas knows that if humanity falls, there will be nothing left to fight for.

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Mythical Skin Rework

As part of the Mythic content revamp, we also have several Prestige skins on PBE! Check them:

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Riot Phlox and August shared balance changes for Rengar and Zeri on Twitter, check them out below:


That’s all there is in the League of Legends patch 12.6 notes for now, but keep checking them out as we might see more coming to the PBE for testing before its live launch very soon. .

Go catch up on the League of Legends patch 12.5 notes if you want to see what just hit the game live, or you can always head to our sister site The Loadout for its LoL Rankings Explainer if you’re looking for advice on how to to climb those ladders. If you’re looking to get into the game as a beginner, our best League of Legends champions for beginners and our LoL beginners guides can help you get started.

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