3/5 PBE Update: Kog'Maw Q Now A Skill Shot, New Monster Heal VFX, and Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 11:32 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Kog'Maw's Q has been changed to a skill shot, there are new VFX for the heal you receive after slaying a large jungle camp monster, and we have several tentative balance changes for Annie, Irelia, Kassadin, Kog'MawTristana, Vi, and more!
Continue reading to check out the latest PBE content!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Kog'Maw Q now a skill shot

Looks like it has new particles now that it's a skill shot.
[ Currently the same for all skins, including Lion Dance Kog'Maw ]


New Jungle Heal VFX

There is a new particle for the heal you receive after slaying a large jungle monster. It's now swirly.



New Champion Select Quotes

Garen and Sivir have new champion select quotes*! ( * English champion select quotes, it seems they've had these quotes in other languages since their respective reworks )

Garen
  • New:"My heart and sword always for Demacia."
  • Old: "To the Fields of Justice!"


Sivir
  • New:"I always take my toll - blood or gold."
  • Old: "To battle!"


Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.

Champions
Annie
  • Attack Range reverted to 625 from 575
  • [Context] Reverted back to live value.
Heimerdinger
  • H-28G Evolution Turret ( Q )  Attack - Cannon beam charge per attack lowered to 1/1.5/2/2.5/3% from 1/2/3/4/5%
Irelia
  • Hiten Style ( W ) mana cost reduced to 0 from 40
Kassadin
[ Reminder : Kassadin has some pretty significant kit changes on the PBE. These changes are relative to THOSE changes, not to live values ]
  • Base Movement speed reverted to 340 from 350
  • Base Armor reverted to 14 from 18
  • Base HP Regen Per Second reverted to 1.39 from 1.79
  • Null Sphere ( Q ) shield duration reduced to 1.5 seconds at all ranks from 2 seconds at all ranks.
  • Nether Blade ( W ) cooldown changed to 6 at all ranks from 7/6/5/4/3
  • Nether Blade ( W ) active damage now 40/65/90/115/140 ( .5 AP ) from 40/60/80/100/120 ( .4 AP )
  • Nether Blade (  W ) active missing mana restore changed to 6/8/10/12/14% from 10% at all ranks
  • Rift Walk ( R ) scaling mana ratio on base damage decreased to 2% at all ranks from  2/3/4%
  • Rift Walk ( R ) scaling mana ratio on subsequent Rift Walk damage decreased to 1% at all ranks from 1/1.5/2%
Kog'Maw
  • Caustic Spittle ( Q ) is now a skill shot instead of a targeted ability 
  • Base Damage increased to  80/130/180/230/280 from 60/110/160/210/260
  • Mana Cost reduced to 50 at all ranks from 60
  • AP Ratio decreased to  .5 AP from .7 AP
  • Armor and Magic resist shred changed to 20/22/24/26/28% from flat 5/10/15/20/25 
  • Range Up [ ~975 from 625 ] 
  • Bio-Arcane Barrage ( W ) mana cost reduced to 0 from 50
  • Living Artillery ( R ) tooltip now clarifies "deals 125% bonus BASE damage to Champions"

Tristana
  • Rapid Fire ( Q ) mana cost reduced to 0 from 50
Vi
  • Vault Breaker ( Q ) minimum damage decreased to 50/75/100/125/150 ( +.8 bonus AD ) from 50/80/110/140/170 ( +.7 bonus AD )
  • Vault Breaker ( Q ) maximum damage lowered to 100/150/200/250/300 ( +1.60 Bonus AD ) from 100/160/220/280/340 ( + 1.40 bonus AD )
  • Assault and Battery ( R ) cooldown increased to 150/115/80 from 130/105/80

Misc
Summoner Spell: Teleport
  • Tooltip now reads 3.5 sec channel from 4 sec
  • Tooltip now says "Teleporting to an allied turret puts Teleport on a 200 second cooldown instead."

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Catch up with the links below or check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the balance changes currently in this PBE cycle!

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