1/15 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 2:39 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.2 PBE cycle, today's patch includes 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


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
Cassiopeia
  • Miasma (W) 
    • cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 to 18/17.5/17/16.5/16
    • damage per second lowered from 20/35/50/65/80 to 20/30/40/50/60

Kassadin
  • Base armor lowered from 20 to 19
    • Vs Live: from 23.376 to 19 
  • Armor per level increased from 2.75 to 2.8
    • Vs Live: from 3.2 to 2.8

Rakan
[Rakan has other changes in testing on the PBE! / Extra context]
  • Base armor lowered from 33 to 29
  • Grand Entrance (W) 
    • Dash Speed changed from [1400 + (Movespeed from Boots * 1.75)] to [1400 + (Movespeed from Boots)]
      • Vs Live: from [2050 + (30% of Current Movespeed)] to [1400 + (Movespeed from Boots)]
      • Extra context from Captain Gameplay: "Clarifying the Rakan W change, the movespeed based on boots is 45 / 80 based on the tier of the boot (boots of speed vs completed boot)"

Shyvana
[Shyvana has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Flame Breath (E) basic attack damage increased from [2.5% of target's max health] to [3.25% of target's max health]

Tahm Kench

  • Note from Captain GameplayAlso there's a nerf in for Tommy Kencher: Allies already in combat with champions can no longer jump into his ult


Urgot
  • Base armor increased from 33 to 36
    • Vs Live: from 39 to 36
  • Armor per level reverted from 4.5 to 4.25
  • Corrosive Charge (Q) mana cost increased from 50 to 60
  • Purge (W) cooldown increased from 13/12/11/10/9 to 17/15/13/11/9

Zyra
  • Mana regen lowered from 3.067 to 2.6
  • Grasping Roots (E) damage reverted from 60/100/140/180/220 to 60/105/150/195/240

Items
Morellonomicon
  • AP lowered from 75 to 70
    • Vs Live: from 80 to 70
  • Combine cost lowered from 650 to 550 
    • [due to Oblivion Orb price change, total cost unchanged]

Oblivion Orb
  • Cost increased from 1500 to 1600
    • Combine cost increased from 665 to 765

Context & Notes

1) Squad5 with some Ornn changes coming sometime this cycle:
"We're putting in some Ornn defensive base stat buffs for 9.2 to help his laning phase out. I have some ideas for a little more interesting buffs that I'll be testing for a later patch as well, so stay tuned for that (not as crazy as the W change though, promise)."

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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