TFT Patch 12.2 Summary – All buffs, nerfs, and changes!

What's new with TFT?

TFT regularly receives patches, like 12.2, that change how the champions, augments, items, and traits perform in the game. We've listed each of the changes from Patch 12.2 as detailed by Riot Games below. These descriptions come directly from the website's Patch information.

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Mid-Patch Updates

January 25, Balance Changes


Portable Forge option, Infinity Force, All (AD, AP, Armor, AS, Crit. Chance, Health, MR) Stats: 30 ⇒ 33

Portable Forge option, Death's Defiance Armor: 40 ⇒ 20

Portable Forge option, Death's Defiance Attack Damage: 25 ⇒ 20

Portable Forge option, Death's Defiance Attack Speed: 25% ⇒ 20%

Portable Forge option, Gold Collector Attack Damage: 30 ⇒ 20


Cho'Gath Armor & Magic Resist: 55 ⇒ 50

Cho'Gath Attack Speed: 0.6 ⇒ 0.55

Swain Death's Hand Damage: 250/375/525 ⇒ 250/340/480

Talon Blade's End Damage: 450/625/950 ⇒ 425/600/900


Rapidfire Cannon's niche intentions are being overpowered by the raw power of 60% Attack Speed.

Rapidfire Cannon Attack Speed: 60 ⇒ 55%


By bug fixing Imperial, we ended up giving the trait more power than intended. We're cutting back on the trait's conquest with reductions especially at it's Prismatic (5) breakpoint.

Imperial Tyrant Damage Amp: 80/150% ⇒ 75/135%

Imperial Imperial Damage Amp: 0/80% ⇒ 0/75%

Patch 12.2 Highlights

Image via Riot Games

January 2022 Dev Drop

A summary of changes coming to TFT from the TFT Developer team.

Large Changes


Bodyguard Heart now also grants a Leona ⇒ Blitzcrank

Protector Heart now also grants a Blitzcrank

Bodyguard Crest now also Grants a Leona ⇒ Darius

Clockwork Crest now also grants a Zilean

Clockwork Crest will now be available in the Augment selection menu as intended

Metabolic Accelerator no longer gives 2 Heath after PvE (monsters) rounds

Item Grab Bag II now also grants a Reforger

Portable Forge Prismatic ⇒ Gold

Portable Forge Armory option, Gold Collector chance to drop Gold: 75% ⇒ 50%

Portable Forge Armory option, Anima Visage Heath regen: 8% ⇒ 6%

Portable Forge Armory option, Death's Defiance Attack Damage: 30 ⇒ 25

Portable Forge Armory option, Death's Defiance Attack Speed: 30% ⇒ 25%

Portable Force Armory option, Death's Defiance Armor: 50 ⇒ 40

Portable Forge Armory option, Eternal Winter Attack Speed Slow: 35% ⇒ 25%

Portable Forge Armory option, Manazane Mana: 50 ⇒ 40

Portable Forge Armory option, Manazane Mana restore: 200 ⇒ 150

Higher Roller now also grants 4 gold

Shrug If Off Gold ⇒ Silver

Thrill of the Hunt III (Prismatic) has been removed. Thrill I and II are still in the game. See context for details.

Wise Spending now also grants 4 gold.


Bodyguard Armor: 100/200/350/500 ⇒ 75/150/250/450

Bodyguard Shield: 100/300/600/1000 ⇒ 150/250/700/1200

Imperial bug fix: Imperial 5's damage buff on all Imperial units is no longer removed during some combats in uncommon situations

Mercenary: removed Neeko's Help as a 3 and 4 loss streak drop

Mercenary: 4 loss average value: 6.9g ⇒ 6.4g

Mercenary: 5 loss average value: 6.9 ⇒ 6.6g

Mercenary: 6 loss average value: 7.6g ⇒ 7.4g

Mercenary: 7 loss average value: 8.25 ⇒ 7.9g

To see the full list of changes brought to TFT via Patch 12.2, see the Riot Patch 12.2 page.

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