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Swain changes?

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Swain Update
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League of Legends Patch 12.8 is just around the corner. We know that Riot is diligently working on mini reworks for both Taliyah and Olaf, but we will have to wait a bit longer until those updates get released. Instead, there are some other things we can look forward to. 

One of the new changes on the PBE server is the Swain mid-scope update, which will make this champion a feared mid laner once again. So let's just into the prospective changes that are coming to League of Legends Patch 12.8. 


Mid-Season Invitational Changes 

This will likely be the patch that the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will be played on. We already saw quite a few pro-geared champion updates in Patch 12.7, but ahead of League of Legends Patch 12.8 we'll probably get even more pro-skewed changes. 

This could include overpowered pro picks, as well as system updates that favor pro players being updated. So, this patch will likely have more of an effect on high elo players than low elo scrubs down in Silver. 

Swain Mid-Scope Update in Patch 12.8

The Swain mid-scope update has been released onto the PBE patch for 12.8. This could mean that we are getting the mini rework already in two weeks-time. The rework will focus on bringing more power to Swain so he'll be a viable mid lane pick once more and not just a so-so support champion. 

Swain is a fun champion and with his changed ultimate – for all the details, check out our Swain update article – he's going to be the drain-tanking terror we've always dreamed him up to be. 

We're upping how often Swain can use R and removing the "ticking clock" on how long he can stay in his form. As long as he's draining enemies, he can go infinite.

There aren't too many changes yet on the PBE server, so this is where we will cap it off for now. Once we get more information, we're going to be updating this article with other changes that will be making their way onto Summoner's Rift soon.