4/24 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:22 PM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: Added a brief post from Riot Martlet on Missions!]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the large and in charge midseason/7.9 PBE cycle, tonight's update includes more tentative balance changes and tweaks!
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


Miscellaneous 

  • Several chat call out strings added or changed to accommodate the new Rift Herald, including a string on enemy/ally summon and on kill/death. Others have been adjusted to say "captured" the rift herald instead of "slain" for when defeating in pit to obtain item. 

  • While not yet implemented and a work in progress, an interesting "missions" plugin was added for the LCU this cycle.  This limited set of strings implies there will be limited duration missions to complete that offer a reward to claim after completion.

     Comment on missions from RiotMartlet :
    "Hey guys, you might have noticed something new in the latest PBE build called Missions. It is in the build but not visible yet. We’re building Missions to support event rewards and more. If you participated in an event like Project or Shurima you probably remember janky experiences like manually claiming rewards through a website, or just seeing a random new summoner icon in your account a week or two afterward. We’re fixing that with a much more clear, “do thing, get thing” approach that’s all handled in client. We’ve still got some more work to do before we’re ready to reveal all the details, so expect to hear more in the coming weeks!"

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.

Champions
Maokai
[ReminderMaokai has a larger update currently testing on PBE. Changes are relative to PBE, not live.] 
  • Health regen growth lowered from 0.18 to 0.15

Sejuani
[ReminderSejuani has a larger update currently testing on PBE. Changes are relative to PBE, not live.] [context]
  • Fury of the North (Passive) -
    • Frost Armor No longer broken by minions or small monsters.  
    • Icebreaker damage lowered from 15/20/25% to 10/15/20%
    • Icebreaker Damage vs large monsters now flat 400.
  • Winter's Wrath (W) -
    • No longer self slows.
    • First W hit now knocks back minions and monsters.
    • Cooldown increased from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 to 9/8/7/6/5 seconds.
    • Damage & total HP ratios changed:
      • 1st hit -from [12/19/26/33/40 (+1% HP)] to [30/35/40/45/50 (+2% HP)]
      • 2nd hit - from [48/76/104/132/160 (+4% HP)] to [40/80/120/160/200 (+5% HP)]
    • No longer deals 20% bonus damage to monsters.
  • Glacial Prison (R)
    • Damage changed from 75/125/175 to 100/125/150

Zac
[ReminderZac has a larger update currently testing on PBE. Changes are relative to PBE, not live.] 
  • Lets Bounce (R) :
    • Damage increased from 150/200/250 to 150/250/350
    • AP ratio increased from 40% to 70%

Context & Notes

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1) SolCrushed with a changelist for Sejuani for tonight's update:
"Full 4/23 Changelist
Passive 
Frost Armor no longer broken by minions or small monsters
Icebreker Damage: 15/20/25% -> 10/15/20%
Icebreaker Damage vs monsters: max 400 -> always 400

No longer self slows, not worth
W1 now knocks back minions and monsters
CD: 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 -> 9/8/7/6/5
1st hit Damage: 12/19/26/33/40 (+0.01HP) -> 30/35/40/45/50 (+0.02HP)
2nd hit Damage: 48/76/104/132/160 (+0.04HP) -> 40/80/120/160/200 (+0.05HP)
Bonus damage to monsters: 20% -> 0%"
2) Comment on missions from RiotMartlet :
"Hey guys, you might have noticed something new in the latest PBE build called Missions. It is in the build but not visible yet. We’re building Missions to support event rewards and more. If you participated in an event like Project or Shurima you probably remember janky experiences like manually claiming rewards through a website, or just seeing a random new summoner icon in your account a week or two afterward. We’re fixing that with a much more clear, “do thing, get thing” approach that’s all handled in client. We’ve still got some more work to do before we’re ready to reveal all the details, so expect to hear more in the coming weeks!"
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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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