12/16 PBE Update: Tentative balance changes for Anivia and Kassadin.

Posted on at 11:39 AM by Moobeat
A small PBE patch has been deployed! Changes include tentative balance changes for Anivia, Olaf and Kassadin, including a new iteration of Kass's Nether Blade ( W ) ability.
Continue reading to check out the latest PBE content!

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

Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, 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!

  • Basic attack missile speed increased to 1400 from 1100.
  • Crystallize ( W ) mana cost reduced to 70 at all ranks from 70/90/110/130/150
  • Flash Frost ( Q ) mana cost reduced to   80/90/100/110/120 from 80/120/140/160

  • Null Sphere ( Q ) damage lowered to 80/100/120/140/160 from 80/115/150/185/220
  • Nether Blade ( W ) - reworked:
  • Passive now deals 30/45/60/75/90 ( 0.4 AP ) magic damage.
  • Active now reads "Kassadin charges his Nether Blade for his next attack, doubling it's passive damage to 60/90/120/150/180 (+.8 ) and restoring 20/25/30/35/40 mana. Mana restore triples to 60/75/90/105/120 againt champions [ note: also resets auto attack ]
  • mana cost reduced to 0 from 25 at all ranks.
  • Cooldown reduced to 9/8/7/6/5 from 12 at all ranks
Kassadin's blade glows Red when W is active.
  • Force Pulse damage lowered to 80/110/140/170/200 from  80/130/180/230/280

  • Undertow (Q ) slow reduced to 29/33/37/41/45 from 35/40/45/50/55


Spirit Visage 
  • Cooldown reduction lowered to 10% from 20%

Sunfire Cape
  • Damage changed to 25 + ( Character Level ) from flat 40

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Catch up with the links below or check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the balance changes currently in this PBE cycle!

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