9/2 PBE Update:Championship Kalista update & Balance Changes

Posted on at 11:44 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue in the 5.18 pbe cycle, today's update includes various tweaks to Championship Kalista, removal of the "Ironside Malphite" name, Mordekaiser being able to self cast his W, and several other tentative 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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Skin Updates - Championship Kalista

Following her PBE debut yesterday, Championship Kalista has several changes in today's update!

To start off, the spears in her body and her weapon have both been updated.

Sentinel's (W) passive mark is also now blue.
Sentinel's (W)  active ghosts also have a new layer over them, making them more transparent & glowy. 
Here's an updated video preview:


Miscellaneous 

  • The only strings referencing the "Ironside Malphite" skin have been removed from the game. It doesn't look like this skin will be rolling out during the 5.18 cycle.
  • Azir's R has a new cast range indicator [spell functionality still the same of course.]

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
Caitlyn
  • Yordle Snap Trap (W) mana cost lowered to 30 from 50
  • Yordle Snap Trap (W) cooldown lowered to 16/14/12/10/8 from 20/17/14/11/8

Fiora
  • Base armor reduced to 24 from 27
  • HP per level reduced to 85 from 92

Mordekaiser
  • Mace of Spades (Q) health cost increased to 25/30/35/40/45  from 20/23/26/29/32 health.
  • Harvesters of Sorrow (W) has several changes:
    • W can now be self cast
      • [Will not do the "when they touch" damage but will do the reactivate damage.]
    • [W's damage zones can no longer overlap for double damage - source.]
    • Movement speed noted as "up to" 75 instead of just 75
    • Health cost increased to 25/30/35/40/45 from 0
    • "When Touching" damage increased to 180/250/320/390/460 (.9 AP) from 140/180/220/260/300 (.6 AP)
    • Reactivation damage increased to 70/95/120/145/170 from 50/70/90/110/130
    • % heal on minions lowered to 25% from 33%

Twitch
  • Ambush (Q) [time before stealthing while taking damage lowered to 4.5 from 6]

Zac
  • Elastic Slingshot (E) charge time increased to 0.9/1.05/1.2/1.35/1.5 from 0.9/1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3.

Zyra
  • [*NOTE: Seems like Zyra's plant AI has also been updated***]
  • Stranglethorns (R)  knock up duration increased to 1.5 from 1.


Items
Dead Man's Plate
  • Tooltip no longer mentions momentum decay while under effects of silence & blind.

Enchantment: Cinderhulk
  • [No change & assumed bug but isn't that a funny tool tip - + 0.59999999999999998 per lvl from 0.6]

Enchantment: Devourer
  • Damage on hit per stack lowered to .67 from 1]
    • [ NOTE: Ahem... I mean "0.67000000000000004"]

Enchantment: Sated Devourer
  • Magic damage on hit lowered to 50 from 60.


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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