4/22 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:16 PM by Moobeat
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The PBE has been updated! As we continue on the 6.9 PBE cycle, today's patch includes more tentative balance changes for a variety of champions!
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

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.

Rift Herald
  • Buff renamed "Glimpse of the Void" from "Void Superbuff"

  • Void Swarm (W) 
    • New Voidlings are now (once again) generated from the first time Voidlings attack monsters.
    • Voidlings now deal 75% damage against monsters.


  • Decrepify (Q) [damage doubled now only against minions, from non-champion targets.]
  • Bastion (W) [looks like cast range reduced by about 200.]

  • Blinding Dart (Q) mana cost lowered to 70/75/80/85/90 from 70/80/90/100/110

  • Primordial Burst (R) :
    • Damage lowered to [175/250/325 to 350/500/650] from [175/275/375 to 350/550/750]

  • Life Form Disintegration Ray (R)  :
    • Cooldown lowered to 120/100/80
    • Damage lowered to 500/725/950 from 550/800/1050

  • Tides of Blood (E):
    • [Tooltip reworded, now mentions a few extra details of how spell works such as targets hit blocking a portion of the nova.]
    • Maximum Missles blocked by minions reduced to 5 from 7
    • Missiles now "additionally deal their damage to neighboring minions within a small, 'under-the-hood' aoe around the target"

  • [NOTE: Now that the PBE is up, this movement speed change (increased to 340 from 335) is in the AIR Client only. Movement Speed has not been changed in game. May be a change to come, maybe a value that wasn't corrected. Dunno!]

  • Garden of Thorns (Passive): [Seeds won't spawn while Zyra is hiding in a brush.]
  • Rampant Growth (W) :
    • Seeds now last 60 seconds up from 45.
      • [NOTE: This is for W seeds. Seeds from passive still last 45 seconds.]
    • Seeds from W now grant vision in small area and vision of enemy champion for 2 seconds if stepped on.
[NOTE: As Zyra's P&W seeds have different duration/effects, P seeds are pink and W seeds are purple.]

Upcoming PBE Changes

For reference, here are a few upcoming PBE changes Rioters have tweeted out for next week's PBE:

Follow up Viktor changes (to the first set from 4/20) from ricklessbandon.
  • "still working on lots of tuning and polish, but here's a sample of a viktor iteration we're testing internally:"

Upcoming Soraka changes from SmashGizmo (1/2), including revert on heal changes:
  • "Soraka changes should update on Monday to no longer refresh Windspeakers on Rejuvination."
  • "I also cut the healing lines from Q and instead opted to flatten the slow to 30% at all ranks."

SmashGizmo noting Nidalee Cougar Q changes (from 4/22 update) are going to be changed to just have execute scale per rank instead of changing around the damage/ratios:
  • "Ok, yea, just gonna cut all the other lines and just make the execute scale 1/1.25/1.5/1.75%. Clear nerf pre-11, neutral 11-15 buff @ 16+."

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