8/7 PBE Update: More tentative balance changes

Posted on at 12:31 PM by Moobeat
A small patch containing more tentative balance changes has been pushed to the PBE!
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. )

Steel Legion Garen Villain Indicator

[This isn't new to this patch, just wasn't previously highlighted in our coverage for this cycle.]

Here's a preview of Steel Legion Garen's unique Villain indicator.
 Once in R kill range, the indicator opens up into Steel Legion Garen's sword.

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.



  • Decisive Strike (Q) movement speed duration now 2/2.5/3/3.5/4 from 1.5/2.25/3/3.75/4.5
  • Courage (W):
    • Armor/MR gain per kill lowered to .25 from .3
      • [NOTE: So now requires 120 unit kills for the maximum 30 armor/mr effect]
  • Judgement (E):
    • Total AD ratio reduced to .46/.47/.48/.49/.5 from .47/.49/.51/.53/.55
    • [RE ADDED EFFECT] Judgement can once again critically strike for bonus damage


  • Crystal Spires (Passive) movement speed bonus lowered to 100 from 150.
  • Fracture (E)
    • [NEW EFFECT] Crystalizing enemies with Fracture (E) or Impale (R) now grants Skarner Crystal Charge (the movespeed/attackspeed/mana restore buff from his passive ) for the duration of the disable and reduces the cooldown of FRACTURE by the duration of the disable.
      • Note: This means when Skarner stuns with his E he gains 100 movespeed, [42% + 6% per level] attack speed, and 3% max mana restore per second for 1 second.
      • Note: This means when Skarner uses his R he gains 100 movespeed, [42% + 6% per level] attack speed, and 3% max mana restore per second for 1.75 seconds.
      • Note: This means an E stun reduces the cooldown of E by 1 second and using R reduces the CD of E by 1.75 seconds
    • Cooldown increased to 13/12.5/12/11.5/11 from 12/11.5/11/10.5/10

[JUGGERNAUT] Mordekaiser

  • Siphon of Destruction (E) range increased to 675 from 650*
  • [*Context from CertainlyT: "As part of the re-work, I fixed a bug that caused Mordekaiser's E to hit units even when they left its area of effect. This left the spell's effective range feeling too short. Siphon of Destruction: Range 650 >> 675"

  • Essence Theft (Passive) healing changed to [3/5/9/18 at level 1/6/11/16] from [2 + (1x Level)*

  • Neurotoxin (Human Q) cooldown reverted to 6 seconds from 1 second.
  • [NOTE: Still has the functionally change.]

  • Distortion (W) speed increased to 1450 from 1300*

Tahm Kench
  • Thick Skin (E) [looks like reverted to live]
    • Duration reverted to 6 from 5
    • reverted to still decay gradually over duration

  • Noxious Trap (R) now reveals enemies for the duration of the effect.*

[NEW THIS CYCLE] Titanic Hydra (Melee Only)
  • Now builds out of  [Tiamat + Giant's Belt + 400g] instead of [Tiamat+Ruby Crystal+ 1000g.]
  • Total Cost Unchanged
  • Stat Changes:
+400 Health (from 250)
+50 AD
+100% base health regen
Passive: Basic attacks deal 5 plus 1% of your maximum health as bonus physical damage on hit (from 20 + 1%) 
Unique Passive - Cleave: Basic attacks deal 40 plus 2.5% of your maximum health as physical damage in a cone on hit (the target does not take this damage).
Unique Active - Crescent: Your next basic attack deals physical damage equal to 40 (from 20) plus 10% of your maximum health in a larger cone on hit (20 second cooldown,  Cleave doesn't apply to this attack).

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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