3/2 PBE Update: Elderwood Bard updates, Bami's Cinder icon, "Luden's Echo", & oodles of balance changes

Posted on at 3:20 PM by Moobeat
[Update: Trundle's passive range has also been increased. SMASHING.]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes changes to Elderwood Bard, a new icon for Bami's Cinder, and several champion and jungle balance changes!
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. )

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Elderwood Bard Updated

Elderwood Bard, Bard's release skin, has recieved a few tweaks in the last couple of PBE updates. In today's update, his beard, horns, and overall color were tweaked.
Here's a comparison of Elderwood Bard on 2/24 (his debut) vs 3/2 (Today):
and here's an up-to-date batch of screenshots: 
For an updated set of Elderwood Bard screen shots, check out our comprehensive PBE post!

Miscellaneous 

Spectator Mode now has a counter for how many dragons each team has taken.

There are a few changes for URF related files. Nothing specific to share... but somebody somewhere is workin' on something.

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
Bard
  • Cosmic Binding (Q) damage changed to 75/110/145/180/215 from 85/115/145/175/205

Nidalee
  • Pounce ( Cougar W) damage REVERTED to 50/100/150/200 from 40/80/120/160
  • Swipe ( Cougar E) AP ratio REVERTED to .45 from .55
  • [Note: Both of these are reverts back to live values]

Sona
  • Crescendo (R) mana cost lowered to 100 at all ranks from 100/150/200

Trundle
  • King's Tribute (Passive) range increased to 1400 from 1000
  • Frozen Domain (W) increased healing on the ice increased to 20% from 8/11/14/17/20%

Urgot
  • Terror Capacitor (W) base shield value reduced to 60/100/140/180/220 from 80/130/180/230/280
  • Terror Capacitor (W) % maximum mana scaling increased to 8% from 5%
  • [Note: the % mana scaling on W was added in an earlier patch this cycle. His shield value overall should still be higher vs live,]
  • Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser (R ) cooldown lowered to 120/100/80 from 120/110/100

Zilean
  • Time Bomb (Q) cooldown reduced to 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 from 12/11/10/9/8

Items
Bami's Cinder
  • [ Hot New icon]
Enchantment: Cinderhulk
  • Damage increased to 16 (+1 per champion level ) from 15 (+1 per champion level level)
  • Maximum damage based on time in combat now to 24 (+ 1.5 per champion level) from "up to 100% "
  • [Bug fix] Cost now properly listed as 2200g for each variation.


Luden's Echo
  • Item 3285 renamed to "Luden's Echo"

Jungle
Crimson Raptor
  • Damage reduced to 45 from 55
Greater Murk Wolf
  • Gold increased to 53 from 42
Gromp
  • Damage reduced to 83 from 90
Murk Wolf
  • Gold increased to 16 from 12
Raptor
  • Damage reduced to 16 from 20

Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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