[ Updated ] 3/4 PBE Update: AO Varus Updates, Tentative changes for Kassadin and Elise

Posted on at 11:57 AM by Moobeat
[Update] Vel'Koz has some texture updates on the PBE! Check 'em out down in the post.

The PBE has been updated! In addition to some minor tweaks for Arctic Ops Varus, Elise and Kassadin have both received several tentative balance changes this patch!

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. )

Vel'Koz Texture Updates

Vel'Koz has received some texture updates! His armor is more polished and brighter and the area around his eye is a new color.

Here's Riot Aether with more info:
"Hey guys, the Vel'Koz team checked in some tweaks to his textures and would love to get your feedback!

Thank you for your contribution."

Arctic Ops Varus Updates

The upcoming Arctic Ops Varus skin received a few updates in today's patch! The most noticiable changes are to his rope / scarf thing. 

Here's a few other small changes from recent updates:

The grenades to denote his W's passive stacks now have darker lines around them.

His passive is also now red for minion kills and blue for champion skills, instead of just blue for both.

New Font on Loading Screen

There is a new Font on the Loading Screen.

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! These are not official notes.


  • Neurotoxin ( Human Q ) damage reduced to 40/75/110/145/180 from 40/80/120/160/200
  • Neurotoxin ( Human Q ) max damage to monsters reduced to 50/75/100/125/150 from 60/120/180/240/300
  • Venomous Bite ( Spider Q ) damage lowered to  60/100/140/180/220 from  60/110/160/210/260
  • Venmous Bite ( Spider Q ) max damage to monters lowered to 50/75/100/125/150 from 60/120/180/240/300
  • Cocoon ( Human E ) stun duration now 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 from 1.5 at all ranks
  • Rappel ( Spider E ) cooldown lowered to 26/23/20/17/14 from 26/24/22/20/18

  • Mystic Shot ( Q ) ability power ratio increased to .4 from .2  [ Will need to confirm ] 

  • H-28G Evolution Turret ( Q ) attack beam reverted back to every 12 seconds from every 10 seconds.

  • Get Excited ( Passive ) tooltip now reads "Jinx receives massively increased Movement Speed whenever she damages an enemy champion or tower that is then killed or destroyed within 3 seconds." from "Jinx receives massively increased Movement Speed whenever she kills or destroys an enemy champion or tower."

[ REMINDER: Kassadin received EXTENSIVE balance changes in an earlier PBE update. These changes are all relative to those changes and not to live. ]
  • Null Sphere ( Q ) magic damage shield now has a  .3 AP ratio instead of a  2/3/4/5/6% max mana ratio.
  • Nether Blade ( W ) passive damage now has a .1 AP ratio instead of a 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2% max mana ratio
  • Nether Blade ( W ) active damage lowered to 40/60/80/100/120 ( +.4 AP ) from 40/70/100/130/160 ( +.5 AP )
  • Rift Walk received several updates.
  • Mana cost lowered to 75 from 100
  •  Base damage lowered to 80/100/120 ( +2/3/4% max mana ) from 80/120/160 ( +2/4/6% max mana )
  • Subsequent Rift Walk timer increased to 12 from 8 
  •  Each subsequent jump now increase mana by double instead of a flat 100, stacking up to 4 times ( down from 10 )
  • That means 75 base then 150, 300, 600, 1200 mana cost.
  •  Now deals Additional damage 40/50/60 ( +1/1.5/2% total mana ) damage per stack, stacking up to 4 times.

Master Yi

  • Highlander ( R ) tooltip now lists "grants immunity to all slowing effects" from "immunity to movement reduction effects"

Twisted Fate
  • Pick A Card ( W ) Ability power ratio increasd to .5 from .4
  • Bear Stance ( E ) tooltip now stats "This Effect cannot occur on the same target again for 5 seconds" down from 6 seconds.


Feral Flare
  • Attack damage lowered to 15 from 20

Madred's Razors
  • Maim heal increased to 8 damage on hit from 5 damage on hit.

Spirit of the Ancient Golem, Spirit of the Elder Lizard, Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
  • Unique Passive Conservation tooltip now properly lists "Max 80 stacks of Conservation"

Wriggle's Lantern
  • Maim heal reduced to 10 health on hit from 12 health on hit
  • Tooltip now clarifies: "(Monsters killed with Hunter's Machete and Madred's Razors count toward the transformation)"

Banshee's Veil
  •  Currently has a broken particle.

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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