9/9 PBE Update: 2016 WC Pre-Finals login & balance changes

Posted on at 2:53 PM by Moobeat
[NOTE: Today's balance changes are air client only, you will not see them in game or be able to test.]

The PBE has been updated! While today's patch is AIR client only (meaning you won't see the balance changes in-game), our update includes a new login theme for 2016 World Championship and a preview of several tentative balance changes.
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

2016 WC "Pre Finals" login theme

New login theme added for PRE-FINALS of Worlds 2016!


  • Ascension is now up testing on the PBE for RGMQ testing. No big changes testing, PBE thread here.

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical or experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be lacking context or other changes that didn't make it in or were implemented in an earlier patch this cycle! These are not official notes.

[VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The below changes are all AIR client only as we did NOT get a game patch today. This means you will not see these changes implemented in game and there are some values we are just not able to pull correctly.]

  • Miasma (W) - Duration reverted to 5 seconds from 4 seconds. 
    • [NOTE: The slow nerf still in 25-65 on PBE vs 40-80% on live.]

Dr. Mundo
  • Infected Cleaver (Q):
    • Range increase reverted
    • Previous PBE change reverted - Q now no longer applies Grievious Wounds
  • Masochism (E) !
    • Cooldown lowered to 6 seconds from 7 seconds
    •  Attack damage increase based on % of missing health increased to .3/.5/.7/.9/1.1 from .2/.4/.6/.8/1

  • Attack damage growth reverted to 1.7 from 2.5

  • Caustic Spittle (Q):
    • [new effect] Passive added -  "Kog'Maw gains X% bonus attack speed."
  • Bio-Arcade Barrage (W):
    • Cooldown increased to 17 from 13/11.5/10/8.5/7
    • Ability changed - now "For 8 seconds, Kog'Maw's basic attacks gain 130/150/170/190/210 range and deal 2/3/4/5/6% (+X)% of the target's maximum health as bonus magic damage."

  • Blood Boil (W) [new effect added "Attacking enemies while under the influence of boiled blood will enrage all nearby Bloodboiled allies, increasing Attack Speed by X% per hit, up to 40/40/40/40/40% additional Attack Speed."]
  • Absolute Zero (R) [new effect added "The Movement speed slow increases to X over the duration of the channel."]
  • [NOTE: Unfortunately can't get these X values yet due to no game patch.]

  • Starcall (Q) :
    • Mana cost reverted to 40-60 from 50-70.
    • Damage lowered to 60/95/130/165/200 from 70/110/150/190/230
  • Astral Infusion (W) Cooldown changed to 5/4.5/4/3.5/3 from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 (live value is 4/3.5/3/2.5/2 seconds)

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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