4/7 PBE Update: Taric Login Theme

Posted on at 11:54 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes the Taric login screen, another small batch of splash art changes, tentative balance changes for Graves and Miss Fortune, 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. )

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Taric Login Screen

To go along with his champion update, Taric has a new login theme on the PBE!


[Continued] Global Splash Updates

Over the 6.7 and 6.8 patches, several older skin and champion splash arts are going to be receiving small tweaks or be replaced with versions of splash art from different regions in an effort to unify assets across all regionsSee this post for more information and continued discussion.

For today's PBE update, Crimson Akali and Stinger Akali splashes from 6.7 are back but have been changed to have blood removed. Gentleman Cho'Gath's splash is back to having his pipe and wine (so only smoke removed). Feral Warwick's splash has also been changed to have less blood.
   
For your convenience, here are IMGUR mirrors:

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
Graves
  • New Destiny (Passive) **
    • AD Ratio on First hit changed to .7 - 1.0 from .75 - 1.1
      • Subsqeuent hits still deal 33% damage
    • Crit Bullets lowered to 6 from 8
    • Crit Bullet Spread changed to a 15 degree angle from 18 degree angle
    • [New] Critical Shot Bullets deal 140% damage
      • "Crit damage now scales this way rather than number of bullets (i.e IE increases this to 160% damage)"**
[NOTE: Few context tweets on these passive changes: 1, 2 , 3. ]
"tl;dr on what this does: Graves w/o crit does 7-10% less damage w/ autos, Graves w/ crit does sameish damage point blank and more at 425"

Master Yi
  • Alpha Strike (Q) additional damage to minions & monsters lowered to 60/80/100/120/140 from 75/100/125/150/175
  • Highlander (R) [previous changes reverted, back to extending duration on kill/assists and to 70% on passive portion. ]

Miss Fortune
  • Strut (W) **
    • Attack Speed duration increased to 4 seconds from 3 seconds.
    • Cooldown increased to 14 seconds from 8 seconds
      • Cooldown now begins ON CAST rather than when buff expiries!
    • [effect removed] No longer gains extended duration by applying Love Tap
    • [new effect] While Strut is on cooldown, applying Love Tap will reduce its remaining cooldown time by 2 seconds

Taric
[NOTE: These changes relative to Taric's champion update, not to live!]
  • Dazzle (E) stun duration changed to 1/1.125/1.25/1.375/1.5 from .75/1/1.25/1.5/1.75


Items
Mercurial Scimitar
  • AD lowered to 65 from 70 [currently 75 on live]
  • Total cost/Recipe lowered to 3600 from 3700

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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