4/9 PBE Update: New and Tweaked Splash Art & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:45 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.8 PBE cycle, today's patch includes splash art for Conqueror Alistar, splash tweaks for K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition, balance changes, and 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


Splash Art

The splash art for Conqueror Alistar is now on the PBE:

Splash Tweaks

As noted by Riot Stellari, K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition's splash art has been tweaked:

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

Amumu
[Changelist]
  • Cursed Touch (Passive) bonus damage increased from 10% to 13%
  • Bandage Toss (Q)
    • Cooldown lowered from 16/14/12/10/8 to 12/11/10/9/8
    • [QoL change] Amumu now follows his target up to 2000 range from where Q was cast in the event his target moves (Cleanse, Tenacity, etc.) before Amumu arrives. 

Camille
[Changelist]
  • Base attack speed increased from .625 to 0.644 

Cassiopeia
[Changelist]
  • Twin Fang (E) cost lowered from 40/50/60/70/80 to 40/45/50/55/60 

Fiora
  • Riposte (W) 
    • CC Duration increased from 1.5 to 2
    • Damage increased from 90/130/170/210/250 to 110/150/190/230/270
  • Bladework (E)
    • Attack speed increased from 50% to 75%
    • Cost changed from [40/45/50/55/60] to [40 at all ranks] 

Gnar
  • GNAR! (R) cooldown lowered from 120/100/80 to 90/70/50

Jhin
  • Captive Audience (E)
    • Duration increased from 120 to 180
    • Recharge changed from [28/27/26/25/24] to [28/25/22/19/16]
  • Curtain Call (R) damage multiplier based on missing HP changed from [1x-3.5x] to [1x-4x] 

Kayle
  • AD lowered from 52 to 50
  • Armor lowered from 28 to 26
  • Attack speed ratio lowered from .695 to .667
  • Divine Ascent (Passive) ranks are now based on Kayle's level rather than skill points 

Morgana
  • Dark Binding (Q) AP ratio lowered from 90% to 75%
  • Black Shield (E) AP ratio lowered from 70% to 40%

Nautilus
[Changelist]
  • Staggering Blow (Passive) duration changed from [.5/.75/1/1.25/1.5 (levels 1/6/11/16/18)] to [.75/1/1.25/1.5 (levels 1/6/11/16]
  • Dredge Line (Q) damage increased from [80/120/160/200/240 (+75%AP)] to [100/145/190/235/280 (+90%AP)]

Ornn
  • Searing Charge (E)
    • knockup increased from 1.25 to 1.5
    • damage increased from 80/125/170/215/260 to 80/130/180/230/280 

Sejuani
[Changelist]
  • Winter's Wrath (W)
    • W1 max health as damage increased from 1.5% to 2%
    • W2 max health as damage increased from 4.5% to 6% 

Singed
[Changelist]
  • HP5 increased from 8 to 9.5
  • Mega Adhesive (W) slow increased from 40% to 60%
  • Fling (E) cost lowered from 80/95/110/125/140 to 60/70/80/90/100 

Trundle
  • Chomp (Q) bonus damage increased from 20/35/50/65/80 to 20/40/60/80/100
  • Pillar of Ice (E) slow increased from 15/25/35/45/55% to 25/35/45/55/65%

Zed
  • Razor Shuriken (Q) damage lowered from 90/125/160/195/230 to 80/115/150/185/220
  • Living Shadow (W) cooldown increased from 20/18.5/17/15.5/14 to 22/20.5/19/17.5/16

Items

Bramble Vest
  • Grevious Wounds duration increased from 1 to 3

Stormrazor
  • Energized Effects Amp increased from 30% to 35%
  • Energized Effects Decay changed from [Over 1s] to [Over 1.5s]

Thornmail
  • Grevious Wounds duration increased from 1 to 3

Runes
Coup De Grace (P4)
  • Damage increased from 7% to 8%
  • [Removed] No longer gives adaptive damage on champion takedowns

Context & Notes

1) Riot Sirhaian noted some final changes for Prestige K/DA Evelynn that should be on the PBE tomorrow:
Some last changes for Prestige K/DA Evelynn! Adjusted some of the values and colors, made her glasses brighter in shadow form, and toned down the camera effect a bit. Thanks everyone for your feedback!

2) Riot Repertoir provided changelists for balance changes this cycle:
[1] Here are some of the early passes of the lists coming in: 
Ornn:
E knockup :: 1.25 >>> 1.5
E damage :: 80/125/170/215/260 >>> 80/130/180/230/280 
Camille:
Base AS :: .625 >>> 0.644 
Bramble Vest / Thornmail
Grievous Wounds Duration :: 1 >>> 3 
[2] Sejuani:
W1 damage :: 1.5% >>> 2%
W2 damage :: 4.5% >>> 6% 
Cassiopeia:
E Cost :: 40/50/60/70/80 >>> 40/45/50/55/60 
Singed:
HP5 :: 8 >>> 9.5
W Slow :: 40% >>> 60%
E Cost :: 80/95/110/125/140 >>> 60/70/80/90/100 
[3] Kayle:
AD :: 52 >>> 50
Armor :: 28 >>> 26
AS Ratio :: .695 >>> .667
NEW :: P ranks are now based on Kayle's level rather than skill points 
Fiora:
W CC Duration :: 1.5 >>> 2
W Damage :: 90/130/170/210/250 >>> 110/150/190/230/270
E AS :: 50% >>> 75%
E Cost :: 40/45/50/55/60 >>> 40 
[4] Amumu:
P Damage Increase :: 10% >>> 13%
Q CD :: 16/14/12/10/8 >>> 12/11/10/9/8
Q QoL :: Amumu now follows his target up to 2000 range from where Q was cast in the event his target moves (Cleanse, Tenacity, etc.) before Amumu arrives. 
[5] Jhin:
E Duration :: 120 >>> 180
E Recharge :: 28/27/26/25/24 >>> 28/25/22/19/16
R Damage Multiplier Based on Missing HP :: 1x-3.5x >>> 1x-4x 
[6] Nautilus:
P Duration :: .5/.75/1/1.25/1.5 (levels 1/6/11/16/18) >>> .75/1/1.25/1.5 (levels 1/6/11/16
Q Damage :: 80/120/160/200/240 (+75%AP) >>> 100/145/190/235/280 (+90%AP) 
Stormrazor:
Energized Effects Amp :: 30% >>> 35%
Energized Effects Decay :: Over 1s >>> Over 1.5s

3) Riot Stellari tweeted out final tweaks to K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition's splash art:
"Here is the final tweaked K/DA Evelynn Prestige edition splash: 
- Lashers/claws are now blue crystal (now matches in-game model) 
- Hair is adjusted to clearly look long and slightly tousled 
- Sparkly dress 
- Added missing thigh-slit and thigh band 
This will be on PBE tomorrow!"

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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