4/11 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:56 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's patch includes tentative balance changes and reverts as we come to the end of the 9.8 PBE cycle!
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
Blitzcrank
[Context / Changelist - reverted for now, expect it back for more testing!]
  • [All changes reverted!]

Renekton
[Renekton has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Cull the Meek (Q) fury bonus healing cap increased from 150/225/300/375/450 to 200/300/400/500/600

Teemo
[Context 1 / Context 2 - Early exploration, reverted for now, expect it back for more testing!]
  • [All changes reverted!]

Context & Notes

1) Riot Jag noted some upcoming Aatrox changes in the 9.9 PBE cycle:
[1] Been working with SR team to have some major Aatrox changes coming in for 9.9, with the primary goals being to buff him for normal play while dropping his power in professional play. Mainly going about this by drastically reducing power in the revive, which should drop his 
[2] ability to tower dive in coordinated environments and also prevent him from having so many safe matchups.
Can't promise any of this ships, but here's what we're looking at right now. We might have to drop an additional World Ender mechanic before we're done. 
[3] Umbral Dash (E)
[RETURNED] :: Now has 2 charges, from 1
[RETURNED] :: Cooldown between casts to 3/2.5/2/1.5/1
[RETURNED] :: Charge cooldown to 22/19/16/13/10 
[4] World Ender (R)
Cast time :: .5 >>> .25
Revive Self Slow :: 25% >>> 99%
Revive Heal:: 10-50% Max HP >>> 30% Max HP
[NEW] :: Now also fears enemy champions on cast for 1 second 
[5] [NEW] :: Aatrox now only revives if he gets a takedown during World Ender
[NEW] :: Takedowns extend World Ender by 5 seconds, reset The Darkin Blade (Q)'s cooldown, and add 1 charge of Umbral Dash (E) 

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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