2/6 PBE Update: Blood Moon Tryndamere Splash Art

Posted on at 12:51 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.4 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the splash art for Blood Moon Tryndamere and 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.)

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Blood Moon Tryndamere Splash Art

The splash art for Blood Moon Tryndamere is now on the PBE!

Miscellaneous 

  • Loot assets added:
    • Blood Moon 2020 Capsule

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & potentially experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes from earlier this cycle! These are not official notes and may be incomplete.

Champions
Soraka
  • Starcall (Q) 
    • Self heal lowered from [60/80/100/120/140 (+50% AP)] to [30/40/50/60/70 (+30% AP)]
    • movement speed lowered from 15/20/25/30/35% to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%
    • Mana cost increased from 40/45/50/55/60 to 60/65/70/75/80
    • [Reverted] no longer does 60% damage to minions
  • Astral Infusion (W) 
    • heal increased from 80/110/140/170/200 to 80/115/150/185/220
    • mana cost lowered from 50/55/60/65/70 to 40/45/50/55/60
    • [New] Now notes "if cast while affected with Rejuvenation, Soraka will incur no Max Health cost"

Context & Notes

1) Riot KiWiKiD noted some skin tweaks for Blood Moon Katarina coming to the PBE soon:
"Woah the meeting was sooner than I thought! We talked about all Blood Moon Skin feedback and came up with these actionables: 
Katarina
  • Giving VFX darker/deeper blues (and a more cohesive pass) including blue ring on R and maybe more depth to R (we're gonna make her R look badass dw)
  • Increasing audio on R, totally agree with you guys on that one, thanks for the feedback!
  • Giving Kat her scar back, we will need to talk to the splash team as well on this one. 
Master Yi
  • No plans at this time
Tryndamere
  • No plans at this time
These changes will not show until next week as a heads up! 
Why we couldn't add a toggle for the mask--I'll just be upfront on why we haven't been doing toggles as much in general: 
Toggles not only double QA work/costs but we have inside data that less than 10% of players actually use toggles. And of those 10%, it's only toggled ONCE. This makes me think the idea of a toggle is cool (I mean, it is), but in practicality nobody really remembers to use it. We're gonna be re-investigating toggles on how they can actually provide more value to you guys <3. 
Skin tone color -- Blood Moon Katarina is themed around being half-demon so we think her skin-color is apt to keep the narrative. I know some of you really want it lighter like BM akali's or even BM Elise's but there are many that like the current skin tone, I'm sorry T_T 
-Kiwi 
If you've additional feedback shoot it out yo"
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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