10/17 PBE Update: Tales From The Rift Login Theme

Posted on at 12:17 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.21 PBE cycle, today's patch includes a new Tales from the Rift themed login screen, a spawn animation featuring minions attending a K/DA concert, tentative balance changes & more!
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


Tales from the Rift 2018 Login Theme

A new login theme is now on the PBE:


New Summoner Icon

A new summoner icon is now on the PBE:

Porianna Icon

Miscellaneous

  • A themed spawn animation was added the PBE, featuring a ton of minions excitedly waiting for K/DA Ahri to appear! This currently happens on every load in (not just the K/DA skins!):
  • K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition special border added:
  • Tales from the Rift borders adjusted as noted by KateyKhaos:
[Old: Ekko, Janna, Kled]
  • Count Kledula loading screen adjusted to show Skarrl:
[Old]

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
Aurelion Sol
  • Base HP lowered from 562 to 510
  • HP regen increased from 1.3 to 1.4

Ezreal
[Context]
  • Essence Flux (W) damage increased from 75/120/165/210/255 to 75/125/175/225/275

Irelia
  • Base movespeed lowered from 340 to 335

Karthus
  • Wall of Pain (W)
    • Mana cost lowered from 100 to 70
    • Cooldown lowered from 18 to 15
  • Requiem (R) mana cost lowered from [150/175/200] to [100 at all ranks]

Zac
[Context]
  • Stretching Strikes (Q) damage increased from 30/40/50/60/70 to 40/55/70/85/100

Items
Edge of Night
[Edge of Night has cost changes already in testing on the PBE!]
  • Unique Active - Night's Veil channel duration lowered from 1.5 seconds to 1 second

Context & Notes

1) Make sure to check out Meddler's quick gameplay thoughts for October 17th, including thoughts on the return of Nexus Blitz, Runes changes in preseason, and included context on Ezreal changes in today's update:
"State of Ezreal 
Now that his update's been out for a little while wanted to share a few thoughts on Ezreal:
  • His AD build's performing pretty solidly, particularly given the amount his play rate's shot up, which tends to depress performance for a while as less experienced players get on a champ. We estimate that build's in a spot where it's balanced, or possibly slightly strong long term once this players have more experience with the kit changes.
  • His AP by contrast's looking weaker than it was pre update.
  • We're looking at buffing his W rank up damage as a result, given AD Ezreal maxes that last and AP Ezreal maxes it first or second. That will likely be in 8.22.
  • We're avoiding putting more power into AP ratios because we're already seeing the double tear builds be pretty powerful and giving him more value for AP pushes all his builds towards double tear as the way to go, removing variety."
Meddler also noted context on the Zac changes in today's update:
"Looking at a possible buff to his Q damage, agree his early game especially's lacking at present. Might hit PBE today, possible it's something we look at next patch instead though, can't recall off top of the head."

2) Rovient on Time Warp Tonic changes moving to 8.22:
"Moved Time Warp Tonic changes into patch 8.22: consuming a potion or biscuit grants 50% of their regeneration instantly, but puts that consumable on a short cooldown. In addition, gain 5% MS whilst under their effects."

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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