9/9 PBE Update: Champion Wards, More Garen Updates, Champion Select Trading Update, Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:57 PM by Unknown
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes: the missing voiceover for Garen's visual upgrade, unfinished filesfor a few champion based wards ( Draven, Lux, and Soraka are all present! ), changes pertaining to trading during champion select, a number of kit updates for Olaf, and several more balance changes.
Continue reading to catch up on all the latest updates!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and interative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Ward Skins
Looks like there are some Champion-specific wards in the works!
Lux's Ward
Best ward NA. I mean...Draven's Ward.
Soraka's Ward
Garen's Update
Along with his snazzy new visual update, Garen received a new voiceover! It is done by the same voice actor and features a ton of totally new lines on top of some old favorites!

We've also got  the pre-release videos for Garen's updated Desert Trooper ( which was locked until today ) and Steel Legion ( which has new sounds too! ):

Champion Select Trading Update
Riot BrokenSword popped onto the PBE forum to explain some of the details on the updated Champion Trading system!
Riot BrokenSword
"Hey PBE Community, 
We’re rolling out a revamped Trades system that I’d like you all to hammer on. It’s a more robust system that we believe will serve your trade requests better.
The pain points we addressed were largely around the system’s reliability.

We fixed situations where two people try to trade each other at the same time, and get an error -message and a failed trade;

Where a trade action appears to be successful, but actually fails, and shows no error message;
And where players attempt a trade and are given only an ambiguous loading circle, and no player can receive any champion. This loading circle would often follow players into their next game, and they would have to restart their client to remove it.

While we were fixing some of the pain, we included some new features to make the experience a bit better.

-Greyed out and unclickable Trade buttons when the requester or the recipient doesn’t own either champion. 
-New Error Messaging to communicate what is happening. [Not yet in]
  1. is busy trading. Try again when their trade is complete.
  2. has declined your trade request.
  3. canceled the trade.
  4. no longer has the champion you wanted. Try again. 
-Accurate display of who your friend is playing on the Friends List after they make a trade. 
-A trade is canceled when someone rerolls during their trading process, so people aren’t stuck with something they don’t expect. 
Please test the hell out of this thing, and send us your feedback on the forums. We’ll be watching and fixing based on your findings. 
Thanks for your help, everyone!

Balance Changes 
* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out.

  • Petrifying Gaze (R) - Magic Damage decreased to 150/275/400 from 200/325/450. Range increased.
  • Petrifying Gaze ( R) - Mana and CD is 0 seconds at all ranks ( This is obviously a bug )

  • Death Lotus (R) - Maximum damage and ratios increased to 400/550/700(+3.75AD) (+2.5AP) over 2.5 seconds from  400/500/600 ( +3 AD ) (+2 AP) over 2 seconds.
  • Death Lotus ( R ) cooldown reduced to 60/52.5/45 seconds from 60/55/50.

  • Base damage changed to 57.2
  • Base damage decreased to +3.1 per level (from +3.5 per level)
  • Base mana decreased to 235 (from 225)
  • Mana decreased to +35 per level (from +45 per level)
  • Undertow (Q) - physical damage dealt reduced to 65/110/155/200/245 to units it passes through. Slow increased to 35/40/45/50/55% and duration decreased to 2 seconds.

  • Vicious Strikes (W) - changed from Attack Damage to Attack Speed and is increased by 30/45/60/75/90 %. Lifesteal reduced to 8/10.5/13/15.5/18%.

  • Reckless Swing (E) - True damage reduced to 100/145/190/235/280. Cooldown increased to 12/11/10/9/8 seconds.

  • Ragnarok (R) - Gains a new passive and now gains Attack Damage. Cooldowns increased at Lvl1 but decreased at Lv3 to 120/100/80 seconds.

  • Burnout (W) - Damage per second to nearby enemies lowered to 20/32/44/56/68  from 25/40/55/75/85.
  • Burnout (W) - Movement speed bonus decreased to 25/31.3/37.5/43.8/50% from 30/35/40/45/50%.

  • Death Sentence (Q) - back to reading " Death Sentence's cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds if it strikes an enemy."
  • Death Sentence (Q) - Cooldown increased at early levels to 20/18/16/14/12 seconds up from 18/16.5/15/13.5/12.

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Click here to see a tentative list of all balance changes currently on the PBE or catch up with the links below!

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