9/13 PBE Update: Splash Art, Skin Bios & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 8:10 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.19 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the splash art for Majestic Empress Morgana, skins bios, and tons of 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


Splash Art

The splash art for Majestic Empress Morgana is now on the PBE!

Majestic Empress Morgana

Valiant Sword Riven's splash art was also tweaked:

Valiant Sword Riven

Miscellaneous 

  • Skin bios for some of this cycle's skins were added:
    • Splendid Staff Nami: "When the demigoddess Irelia was bested by a heavenly empress, the seal over Talon's draconic power began to weaken... allowing some of his magic to leak into the world. Once a mere fish who dreamed of being a dragon, Nami has received some of this power, and has found her true form beginning to awaken."
    • Valiant Sword Riven: "Riven trained with Morgana in the arts of politics and war for many years, but where Riven walked the path of justice, Morgana envisioned a world ruled by the gods alone-- ultimately defeating their master and assuming the title of empress. Now tasked with bringing her friend to heel, Riven must face Morgana in combat... or join her."
    • Majestic Empress Morgana: "A feared sorceress queen from the heavenly kingdoms, Morgana looked on with disdain as Irelia sealed away the power of a dragon. Crushing her in combat, Morgana soon realized the young demigoddess had hidden that power away, and now ruthlessly searches for a way to return it to its rightful owner."
    • Hextech Amumu: "A mechanical boy intended as a playmate for wealthy children, Amumu has been long forgotten in the advent of newer and more advanced Hextech innovations. But a child has feelings, and within his artificial mind something has begun to awaken that will change the history of Hextech forever."
  • Worlds 2019 Jackpot description changed: 
    • "Open to reveal one skin shard from each tier from the following: 520, 750, 975, 1350, 1820 as well as a 1% chance to drop a Mythic level skin."

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
[Changelist]
  • Rocket Grab (Q) range increased from 1050 to 1150
  • Overdrive (W) attack speed reverted from 50/60/70/80/90% to 30/38/46/54/62%
  • Static Field (R) max stacks increased from 2 to 3

Cassiopeia
[Changelist]
  • Twin Fang (E) empowered damage increased from 10/30/50/70/90 to 20/40/60/80/100

Gragas
[Changelist]
  • Drunken Rage (W) 
    • cooldown increased from 5 to 6
    • damage lowered from 8% to 7% of target max HP

Graves
[Changelist - Graves has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Base AD lowered from 69 to 68
    • Vs Live: from 66 to 68

Heimerdinger
[Changelist - Heimerdinger has other changes testing on the PBE!]
  • Base HP reverted from 500 to 488
  • Base AD reverted from 56 to 55.536

Karma
[Changelist]
  • Inner Flame (Q) AP ratio lowered from 60% to 40%

Ornn
[Changelist]
  • Living Forge (Passive) level for masterwork items lowered from 13 to 12

Riven
[Changelist]
  • Broken Wings (Q) cooldown increased from 12 to 13
  • Ki Burst (W) AD reverted from 130% bAD to 100% bAD 
  • Valor (E) cooldown lowered from 14/13/12/11/10 to 12/11/10/9/8
  • Blade of the Exile (R)
    • Wind Slash minimum damage reverted from [175/250/325 (+90% bAD)] to [100/150/200 (+60% bAD)]
    • Damage % increase based on missing health reverted from [0-100%] to [0-200%] 

Sion
[Changelist - Sion has other changes on the PBE!]
  • Soul Furnace (W) mana reverted from 55/62/69/76/83 to 65/70/75/80/85

Sylas
[Changelist - Sylas has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Armor per level lowered from 2.5 to 2
    • Vs Live: From 3 to 2
  • Attack speed reverted from 0.711 to 0.645 
  • Petricite Burst (Passive) Reverted to live functionality.
  • Chain Lash (Q) Reverted to live functionality.

Twisted Fate
[Changelist]
  • Stacked Deck (E) 
    • Attack speed increased from 10/15/20/25/30% to 20/25/30/35/40%
    • Damage increased from 55/80/105/130/155 to 65/90/115/145/165

Veigar
[Changelist]
  • Event Horizon (E) cooldown increased from 17/15.5/14/12.5/11 to 18/16.5/15/13.5/12
    • Vs Live: from 18/17/16/15/14 to 18/16.5/15/13.5/12

Xin Zhao
[Changelist - Xin Zhao has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Three Talon Strike (Q) damage increased from 20/25/30/35/40 to 20/28/36/44/52
  • Wind Becomes Lightning (W) slow reverted from 70% to 50%
  • Audacious Charge (E) slow reverted from 30/40/50/60/70% to 30% 

Zac
[Changelist - Doesn't match exactly!]
  • Cell Division (Passive)
    • Max health restore changed from 4% to [4/5/6/7% based on R rank]
    • Cooldown now pingable

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided a preview for 9.19 balance changes:
"9.19 Patch Preview - Worlds Patch! 
Changes here are current and will be testing. Not yet final, feedback is welcome."

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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