4/21 PBE Update: Elemental & Elder Dragon Changes and more tentative balance changes!

Posted on at 11:50 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes a few changes to Elemental & Elder dragons as well as several tentative balance changes as we continue on the 6.9 PBE cycle!
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. )

(REMINDER:  There is an extremely large set of mid season changes currently testing on the PBE! )

Table of Contents

Elemental and Elder Dragon Changes:

Few mostly UI based tweaks to the upcoming Elemental and Elder dragons!

Here's the new Dragon Slayer buff, showing what bonuses your team currently has and which bonuses each of the elemental dragons give:

The scoreboard also now shows which dragon a team has taken.
[As you'll notice in this shot, blue team has 3 water dragons and 2 fire dragons.]

The dragon head will also change to Elder Dragon's head when a team has the Elder Dragon buff!

Each of the four Elemental Dragons now have a unique minimap icon:
Elder Dragon also has a unique mini map icon when he has spawned (after 35 min):


  • Enchantment: Bloodrazor now uses the Yellow gem icon instead of the purple gem

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.

Grievous Wounds
  • Now reduces healing by 40% instead of just self healing.
    • (Several champion tooltips updated)
    • (Ignite tooltip updated)

[REMEMBER: This champion currently has a larger set of MYMU changes on PBE.]
  • Noxious Blast (Q) :
    • Movement Speed increased to 30/35/40/45/50% from 20/22.5/25/27.5/30%
    • Movement speed duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.
    • Movement speed now decays over duration.
    • Cast time lowered to .25 from .45 (same as live value)**
    • Detonation time following cast increased to .4 from 0 (same as live value)**

  • Test of Spirit (E) :
    • [Working on a change list! hold tight.]
    • Vessel now [lasts 12 seconds and spawns a tentacle every 5 seconds (scales down with level 5/4/3)] from [lasting one minute and spawning a tentacle every 10 seconds.]
    • Killing tentacles no longer clears Vessel debuff.
    • Tentacles can spawn closer to each other if spawning from Vessel. **
    • Tentacles no longer appear in Fog of War. **
    • Tentacles no longer prevented from spawning if the vessel is recalling.**

  • Dance of Arrows (Q) Casting W or using Q while in W zone now reduces cooldown to 4/3.5/3/2.5/2 seconds from 2 seconds. 
  • Wolf's Frenzy (W):
    • Duration increased to 8.5 seconds from 8 seconds
    • Now builds stacks on attacking and moving rather than just moving.*
      • [Movement stacking slightly lowered, "overall you should be gaining a little more W if you are kitting well and a lot more if you are kitting poorly." 1/2 ]
    • Wolf Attacks now do 50% increased damage to monsters

[REMEMBER: This champion currently has a larger set of MYMU changes on PBE.]
  • Void Swarm (W):
    • New Voidlings are no longer generated from Voidlings attacking large monsters.
    • Voidling cast/spawn range increased to 450 from 300**

  • Starcall (Q):
    • Health per second restore lowered to 12/13/14/15/16 from 14/16/18/20/22
    • AP Ratio on health per second increased to .15 from .1
    • Rejuvenation movement speed lowered to 10% from 15%

[REMEMBER: This champion currently has a larger set of MYMU changes on PBE.]
  • Decrepify (Q) AP ratio lowered to .3 from .4

[REMEMBER: This champion currently has a larger set of MYMU changes on PBE.]
  • Dark Sphere (Q) AP ratio increased to .75 from .7

Arcane Sweeper (ARAM)
  • Hextech Sweeper renamed to Arcane Sweeper

Athene's Unholy Grail (ARAM)
  • Increased 2250 from 2100

Catalyst of Aeons
  • Total cost decreased to 1100 from 1200

Guardian Angel
  • Total cost reduced to 2400 from 2700
  • MR reduced to 45 from 60
  • Cooldown reduced to 240 seconds from 300

Hextech GLP-800
  • Unique Active - Frost Bolt - AP ratio increased to 35% from 20%

Hextech Gunblade
  • Unique Active - Lightning Bolt  damage reduced to 250 from 300

Hextech Protobelt-01
  • Total cost reduced to 2500 from 2550

Lost Chapter
  • Mana increased to 300 from 250

  • Price increased to 2900 from 2750
Righteous Glory
  • Total cost lowered to 2500 from 2600

Zhonya's Hourglass
  • Total cost reduced to 2900 from 3000

  • Damage block increased to 35% from 30% 

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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