1/15 PBE Update: Jhin login screen & Champion select quote, Shen lore update, balance changes, & more

Posted on at 11:13 AM by Moobeat
[NOTE: There was also a Tahm Kench and Thunderlord's Decree nerf !]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes a Jhin login screen, an update to Shen's short form lore, oodles of tentative balance changes, and more!
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. )

Table of Contents

Jhin Login

A login theme for Jhin is now up on the PBE!

Check out our 6.2 PBE megathread for full details on Jhin, including kit details & scaling, his release skin, voiceover, and more!

Jhin Champion Select Quote

Jhin's champion select quote has been added:

 "In carnage I bloom like a flower in the dawn"


Shen Lore Update

With his champion update on the PBE for testing, Shen's short form in client lore has been updated, Expect a longer story and introduction on his champion page when his champion update hits live!
'The Eye is blind to fear, to hate, to love – to all things that would sway equilibrium.'' 
Leader of a secret clan of mystic warriors, Shen serves as the Eye of Twilight, entrusted to enforce equilibrium in the world. Longing to remain free from the confusion of emotion, prejudice, or ego, Shen continually struggles, spirit blade in hand, to walk the unseen path of dispassionate judgment."

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.

  • Base Damage reverted to 61.27 from 57.5
  • Damage growth reverted to 3 from 3.3
  • Masochism (E) AD increase lowered to 20/40/60/80/100 from 40/55/70/85/100

  • Wolf's Frenzy (W)  wolf's attacks damage lowered to 15/20/25/30/35 from 25/30/35/40/45
  • Mounting Dread (E) damage lowered to 60/90/120/150/180 from 80/110/140/170/200

  • Ice Blast (E) 
    • Cooldown lowered to 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 from 6 at all ranks
    • Mana cost lowered to 70/75/80/85/90 from 75/85/95/105/115
    • Damage lowered to 80/120/160/200/240 from 85/130/175/225/275
    • AP Ratio lowered to .9 from 1.0
    • Movement speed slow increased to 40/45/50/55/60% from 20/30/40/50/60%
    • Movement and attack speed slow duration lowered to 2 seconds from 3 seconds

  • Base armor increased to 27.88 from 25.88
  • General
    • When Rengar dashes, he lands slightly short of the target (prevents you from throwing bola over their head).*
  • Savagery (Q) :
    • Ferocity effect damage lowered to 130% of AD from 150%
    • Ferocity effect Attack damage bonus for 5 seconds increased to 20% from 10%
  • Bola Strike (E) 
    • Cast time added to airborne E instead of instant cast.*
    • Bola can now be cast outside of your cast range.*
  • Thrill of the Hunt (R)
    • Exclamation mark range notification range increased to 1550 from 1250.*
    • While stealth, you will gain movement speed regardless of whether you are moving towards target or not.*

  • [Context on tentative changes: 1/2 - Notes buffs for Q still incoming and tuning is still off.]
  • Starcall (Q) 
    • No longer does increased damage to enemies standing in center.
    • Now slows everyone hit rather than just those standing in center
    • Slow decreased to 30% at all ranks from 30/35/40/45/50%.
    • Impact size reduced to 235 from 265
    • [ADDED effect] "If at least one champion is damaged by Starcall, Soraka recovers up to [ 25/35/45/55/65 + (.4 AP) TO 50/70/90/110/130 (+.8 AP)] health (based on her missing health)" 
      • [Note: This was previously on the W - same min/max values for self heal.]
        • [Minimum heal is 25/35/45/55/65 + (.4 AP) based on missing hp.]
        • [Maximum heal is 50/70/90/110/130 (+.8 AP) based on missing hp.]
      • [Note: Still heals for each champion hit! - source.]
  • Astral Infusion (W) 
    • Heal reduced to 80/120/160/200/240 from 120/150/180/210/240
    • [REMOVED effect] "Each enemy champion hit by Starcall heals Soraka for X to X, increasing based on how much health Soraka is missing."

Tahm Kench
  • An Acquired Taste (Passive) stack duration reduced to 5 seconds from 7 seconds*.

Talisman of Ascension
  • Active cooldown reverted to 60 seconds from 40.
  • Cooldown reduction increased to 20% from 10%
Frost Queen's Claim
  • Ability power reduced to 45 from 50.
  • ACTIVE's slow now 20% to 50% slow based on how far ghost traveled from 40% flat.
  • Total cost reduced now 2450 from 2550 - combine cost lowered by 100g.


Thunderlord's Decree
  • Time to stack hits to proc it reduced to 3 seconds from 5 seconds. [source]

Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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