7/23 PBE Update: Summoner Icon Tweaks & More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:46 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.15 PBE cycle, today's patch includes cosmetic tweaks and more 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


Summoner Icon Tweaks

The Pool Party Zoe summoner icon was tweaked in today's update, as noted by Riot KiWiKiD:

Miscellaneous 

     

  • Here's a preview spotlight for the three upcoming Pengu Wards skins. 

Others:

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

Champions
Akali
[NOTE: Akali currently has a large scope champion update on PBE including an updated kit!]
  • Five Point Strike (Q) max rank bonus damage to minions and monsters changed from [extra (+ 65% tAD)(+25% AP)] to [now deals 133% damage]

Items

The Bloodthirster
  • AD reverted from 65 to 80
  • Total cost reverted from 3300 to 3500
  • Combine cost reverted from 750 to 950

Infinity Edge
[NOTE: Infinity Edge has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • AD lowered from 80 to 70
  • [New] Unique passive now notes "Against minions and monsters, deal 50% bonus critical strike damage."
"UNIQUE Passive: Against champions, 10% of critical strike damage dealt is converted to True Damage. 
Against minions and monsters, deal 50% bonus critical strike damage."

Molten Edge [Ornn Masterwork Item Upgrade]
[NOTE: Molten Edge has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • AD lowered from 110 to 100

Phantom Dancer
[NOTE:  Phantom Dancer has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Critical strike reverted from 25% to 30% 

Runaan's Hurricane
[NOTE: Runaan's Hurricane has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Critical strike reverted from 25% to 30% 

Rapid Firecannon
[NOTE: Rapid Firecannon has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Critical strike reverted from 25% to 30% 

Stormrazor
[NOTE: Stormrazor has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Total cost increased from 2700 to 2800
    • Vs. Live: from 3200 to 2800
  • Combine cost increased from 400 to 500
    • Vs Live: from 300 to 500
  • AD increased from 60 to 65
    • Vs Live: from 75 to 65
  • Unique passive reverted from [1% damage per .625% critical strike chance] to [1% damage per .75% critical strike chance]

Context & Notes

1) For context and discussion on the PBE Marksmen / itemization changes & the future, check out these links:

2) Riot Stellari tweeted upcoming tweaks to the shared Pool Party splash coming soon:
[1] "On PBE Soon™ - Some small tweaks to the Pool Party splash (old=left, new= right): fixed Zoe's eyes, polish on the faces, tweaks to make GP & Cait feel more prominent in the splash compared to the side characters (no one likes bees in the pool anyway, Beemo)."
[2] "JK that was the wrong final splash >_> here's the final final version 2 2018 final ~_~ (minor adjustment to Zoe)" 

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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