5/15 PBE Update: Ekko lore entry, Tentative Karma, Ancient coin line, and Ardent Censer balance changes

Posted on at 2:15 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes the brief in-game lore entry for Ekko, another set of  tentative changes for Karma, and a slew of tweaks for the Ancient coin line of items & Ardent Censer.
Continue reading for more information!

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

Ekko's Lore

The small in-client lore entry for Ekko has been added in today's update: 
"A prodigy from the rough streets of Zaun, Ekko manipulates time to spin any situation to his advantage. Using his own invention, the Zero-Drive, he explores the branching possibilities of reality. As well as experimenting with multi-dimensional probability, Ekko spends his days running wild with the other lost children of Zaun. Though he revels in this freedom, when there's a threat to his friends, he'll endure anything to defend them. To the unknowing observer, Ekko accomplishes the impossible with ease, time and time again."
Check out our earlier PBE coverage for more on Ekko!

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.

  • Base attack speed reduced to .644 from .658
  • AS per level reduced to 3% from 3.5%
  • AD per level reduced to 3 from 3.5
  • Parallel Convergence (W) passive AP ratio reduced to 1% per 45 AP from 1% per 35 AP
  • [Note: Context on these changes from Gypsylord can be found here.]
  • Gathering Fire (passive)
  • CD refund on spell hit increased to 2/2.5/3 at level 1/7/13 from 2 at all levels.
  • CD refund on basic attack increased to 1/1.25/1.5 at level 1/7/13 from 1 at all levels 
  • Renewal (R+W)
  • No longer deals extra damage
  • New Effect: Increases root duration (if triggered) by .75/1/1.25/1.5 seconds  
  • Inspire (E)
  • Cooldown lowered to 10/9/8/7/6 seconds from 10 seconds at all ranks
  • Mana cost lowered to 60/65/70/75/80 from 60/70/80/90/100.
  • Shield amount decreased to 80/110/140/170/200 from 80/120/160/200/240
  • Defiance (R+E)
  • No longer deals damage
  • Now increases primary shield by 30/90/150/210 (+30% AP)
  • AoE shield amount increased to 50% of the primary target's shield from 30/70/100/150
  • [Note: The changelist from ricklessabandon can be found here. Note that these changes are RELATIVE TO CURRENT LIVE VALUES.  The previous set of changes has essentially been "reverted" and replaced with this set. ]
  • [Note 2: There are also more changes coming.]

Ardent Censer
  • Heals and shields on another unit now grant [15% attack speed and 30 magic damage on hit for 10 seconds] from [25% attack speed for 6 seconds.]

Ancient Coin
  •  Unique Passive - Favor now grants 3 gold  per nearby minion death from 2 gold.

Nomad's Medallion
  • Unique passive - Favor now grants 4 gold and 10 health per nearby minion death up from 3 gold and 5 health
  • Mana regen increased to 50% from 25%

Talisman of Ascension
  • Unique Passive - Favor now grants 4 gold per nearby minion death from 3
  • Unique Active cooldown reduced to 40 seconds from 60 seconds.

Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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