2/10 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 10:25 AM by Moobeat
The 6.4 PBE cycle continues with more tentative balance changes in today's update!
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. )


  • Few more  new champion bots showing up in customs including Ahri , AkaliFizz, HeimerdingerJinx, Katarina, Nami, NocturneOriannaPantheonRiven, Vayne !
    • [NOTE: Like the set from the 6.3 PBE cycle, these will not be available in custom games at launch but will show up in co-op vs ai on SR Intermediate! ]

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.

[NOTE: As mentioned in the 2/9 post, Riot changed how champion information is stored this cycle. They've been using the new file format for a bit with newer reworks and a few odd balls but now everything is on the new file type. While it doesn't mean much for average player in-game, this is making it a pain in the butt to scrape balance changes on PBE!  We're working with new tools today and going forward but just wanted to not that things may be a little wonky as we get everything back up to speed.]

  • Ranger's Focus (Q)
    • Duration of active buff increased to 5 seconds from 4.
    • Stacks now fall off individually instead of all at once.

  • Riposte (W) cooldown increased to  24/22/20/18/16 from 19/18/17/16/15.
  • Bladework (E) - two changes to CD of this ability: 
    • Cooldown lowered to 13/11/9/7/5 from15/13/11/9/7
    • Cooldown now starts after you've attacked twice or buff falls off. 
      • [CONTEXT: SmashGizmo with context 1/2/3]

  • Bouncing Blades (Q) [tooltip updated to reflect 2/9 PBE changes of damage not falling off on bounces.]

  • Scrap Shield (W):
    • Shield value increased to 70/95/120/145/170 from 50/80/110/140/170
    • AP ratio increased to .5 from .4
  • Electro-Harpoon (E) [Rumble gets half CD on his E refunded if he doesn't fire second harpoon]*

  • [NOTE: Big Soraka Q and W changes in 2/9 patch. These changes are relative to those NOT TO LIVE. Check out our current PBE post for a FULL LIST of changes!]

  • Starcall (Q):
    • Mana cost lowered to 60 at all ranks from 70.
    • Cooldown lowered to 5 seconds from 7 seconds
    • Health and Mana restore duration now over 3 seconds from 5 seconds.
    • Slow increased to 30/35/40/45/50% from 30% at all ranks
  • Astral Infusion (W) :
    • Max Health cost reduced to 8% from 10%



  • Death Ray (E) 
    • Base damage lowered to 70/110/150/190/230 from 70/115/160/205/250
    • Augment explosion damage lowered  to 70/110/150/190/230 from 70/115/160/205/250

Zz'Rot Portal
  • Tooltip shifted around - some text moved to Void Gate hover and some to Void Spawn hover.

Greater Murk Wolf
  • Smite bonus tooltip now specifies: "The watched area is from the side of the river Smite was used in."*

Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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