7/21 PBE Update: In-Client Match History Updated, Lots of Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 11:56 AM by Moobeat
[ Updated: Pwyff has mentioned that due to the hitbox changes, today's nerf to Elise's human Q range is closer to a 50 ( not 125 ) unit reduction and her E is closer to 100 ( not 225 ) . ]

The PBE has been updated! In addition to a new look for the in-cliet match history, we have a ton of tentative balance changes , including: Elise, Gragas, Janna, Kayle, Lissandra, and lots of items!
Continue reading for more information!

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

In- Client Match History Update

The in-client match history has been updated to now show the items purchased in each match. Clicking on the individual match still takes you to the external match history site, this update just shows additional information in a  longer window instead of the live version  where half of it is eaten up by an explanation of the new match history system.

Live vs PBE

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

Elise
  • Base attack range lowered to 500 from 550
  • Neurotoxin ( Human Q ) range decreased to 500 from 625***
  •  [ Context: now targets from hit box to hit box instead of center to center. Pwyff has commented this makes the range reduction closer to 50 UNITS not 125 UNITS ]
  • Cocoon ( Human E ) missile width decreased to 55 from 70
  • Rappel ( Spider E ) range decreased to 700 from 925*** 
  •  [ Context: now targets from hit box to hit box instead of center to center. Pwyff has commented this makes the range reduction closer to 100 UNITS not 225 UNITS ]
  • [ ***Context: Pwyff dropped off additional context on these changes, saying:

    "Quick thing on the Elise changes: they've also been modified to judge distance from edge of hitbox to edge. The TLDR is that some abilities judge distance from the center of the champion (like dead center) and then draw a straight line to the dead center of their target. That's center-to-center distance.

    Hitbox to hitbox takes into account champion size (average is like... 65 units? 60 units?) as it goes right from the edge of the champ hitbox. Basic attack ranges us edge to edge distance.

    So while these range changes seem significant for Elise (they're still significant, don't me wrong), there's accounting for roughly ~100 units that are being added onto this as a result of shifting from center-to-center to edge-to-edge. If it's a Cho'gath it's sort of a weird buff (at least for Q)."
Update: Pwyff clarified "Pulled some numbers on the Elise changes, going from center-to-center to edge-to-edge hitboxes is roughly +75 range. So the range changes could be considered roughly a 50 range reduction on Q and a 100 range reduction on Rappel.]
Gragas
  • Barrel Roll ( Q ) now deals 70% damage to minions
  • Drunken Rage ( W ) mana cost increased to 30 from 0
  • Drunken Rage ( W )  damage reduction now lasts for 2.5 seconds  down from 3 seconds
  • Drunken Rage ( W ) cooldown changed to 8/7/6/5/4 from 8/7.5/7/6.5/6
Janna
  • Howling Gale ( Q ) has been reworded and now specifically mentions how powerful the spell gets as it charges. 
  • Howling Gale ( Q ) maximum knock up time is now 1.25 seconds for full charge up from 1.
  • Howling Gale ( Q ) cooldown now starts as soon as it is cast.

Kayle
  • Righteous Fury ( E ) AP ratio on both parts increased to .25 from .2 
  • Intervention ( R ) cooldown lowered to 100/90/80 from 110/95/80

Kog'Maw
  • Health per level lowered to 87 from 88
  • ContextKog'Maw's Health per level on live is 84. This is a nerf to a previous change. Remember also that his base HP has been lowered on the PBE. ]

Lissandra
  • Ice Shard ( Q ) cooldown lowered to 6/5.25/4.5/3.75/3 from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4
  • Ring of Frost ( W ) AP ratio down to .4 from .6
  • Frozen Tomb ( R ) slow increased to 30/45/75% from 20/30/40%

Lucian
  • Relentless Pursuit ( E ) cooldown increased to 18/17/16/15/14 from 14/13/12/11/10

Lulu
  • Whimsy ( W ) mana cost lowered to 65 at all ranks from 65/70/75/80/85
  • [ Context: Remember Whimsy's movement speed duration was lowered in an earlier PBE patch
Lux
  • Illumination ( Passive ) base damage lowered to 10 + ( 8 x level) from 10 + ( 10 x level )
  • Illumination ( Passive ) now has a .2 AP scaling up from 0!
  • [Context: This was a change that was actually in an earlier PBE update but I missed it. Sorry!]
Thresh
  • Dark Passage ( W )  now shields Thresh and up to one ally from all nearby allies.
  • The Box ( R ) now lists "no damage" on remaining walls once one is broken, down from half
Twitch
  • Base damage increased to 49 from 46


Items

[ May be cost changes, need pbe up to confirm ] 

Banshee Veil
  • Spell shield unique passive now refreshes after 40 seconds up from 25
Chalice of Harmony
  • Magic resist lowered to 20 from 25.

Deathfire Grasp
  • Unique Active cooldown increased to 90 seconds from 60
Frostfang
  • Gold per 10 reduced to 2 from 4
Frost Queen's claim
  • Gold per 10 reduced to 2 from 4

Nomad's Medallion
  • Mana regen per 5 reduced to 5 from 7
  • Now grants +10 movement speed

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
  • Health reduced to 400 from 500
  • AP increased to 100 from 80

Talisman of Ascension
  • Health regen increased to 15 from 10
  • Cooldown reduction decreased to 10% from 20%
  • Now grants 20 movement speed

Summoner Spells
Exhaust
  • Exhaust now reduces "Movement Speed and Attack Speed by 30%, Magic and Armor resist by 10, and damage dealt by 40% for 2.5 seconds" from "Damage dealt by 50% and attack speed and movement speed reduction by 30%"
  • Damage dealt reduction reduced to 40% from 50%
  • Now Reduces armor and magic resist by 10 
Heal
  • Heal amount now 75 ( 15 x level )  so 90 ( level 1 ) - 345 ( level 18 ) from 95 - 475

TTL Jungle Mobs


Wolves [ TWISTED TREELINE ONLY ]
  • Small Wolf damage increased to 20 from 16.
  • Small Wolf crit chance lowered to 0 from 25%
  • Large wolf damge increased to 40 from 28
  • Large wolf crit chance lowered to 0 from 25%.

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the links below !

Reminder: The Summoner's Rift update is currently on the PBE  for testing!

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