6/17 PBE Update: Soulstealer Vayne Load Screen & more tentative balance changes

Posted on at 12:48 PM by Moobeat
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The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes the loading screen slice for Soulstealer Vayne, additional tentative balance changes for Leona, Sona, & Tahm Kench, and more!
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. )

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Soulstealer Vayne Loadscreen

While we don't have the full splash art yet, the loadscreen slice for Soulstealer Vayne popped up in the game client patch for today's PBE update.


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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.

 [REMINDERLeona currently has a large set of changes currently testing on the PBE! To keep things simple, below is a FULL change list from SmashGizmo for 6/17 update relative to live. ]
  • Shield of Daybreak (Q)
    • Damage lowered to 30-130 from 40-160
    • Cooldown Lowered to 9-5 from 11-7
    • [Bug Fix] Fixed a big where her Q tooltip listed a 1.25 second stun when it only stuns 1 second
  • Eclipse (W)
    • Damage changed to 60-220 from 60-260
  • Zenith Blade (E)
    • Root Duration increased to 0.5 from 0.25
  • Solar Flare (R)
    • Damage lowered to 125-325 from 150-350
    • Grants Incandescence for 5 seconds if Solar Flare hits a champion. 
      • Incandescence: Your next 3/4/5 attacks have 100 bonus range and deal 40/70/100 (+0.2 AP) bonus magic damage on hit.

[REMINDERLulu has a large set of changes currently testing on the PBE]
  • Glitterlance (Q) AP ratio lowered to .6 from .7
    • [NOTE: Still a buff vs live value of .5]

[REMINDERSona currently has a large set of changes currently testing on the PBE! To keep things simple, below is a FULL change list from ricklessabanadon for 6/17 update relative to live. ]
  • General
    • Aura Range increased to 400 from 350
    • No longer extends aura duration by up to 2 seconds when "tagging" allies
  • Hymn of Valor (Q)
    • Active damage changed to 40/70/100/130/160 from 40/80/120/160/200
  • Aria of Perseverance (W)
    • Heal increased to 40/65/90/115/140 from 30/50/70/90/110
    • Shield changed to 30/55/80/105/130 from 35/55/75/95/115
    • No longer increases healing based on target's missing health
  • Song of Celerity (E)
    • Active changed to 25/50/75/100/125 additional attack range on Sona's next attack within 3 seconds from 13/14/15/16/17% decaying movement speed
    • Ally movement speed duration increased to 3 from 1.5
  • Crescendo (R)
    • Passive effect now reduces the base cooldown of Sona's basic ability by 20/30/40% instead of increasing the potency of Q/W/E

Tahm Kench
[REMINDER: TK has a large set of changes currently testing on the PBE]
  • An Aquired Taste (Passive)
    • Passive now works on attacks and spells (Q and W) rather than just AA and Q.
    • Bonus damage per stack based on  % of Tahm's total health now increases with level: 
      • At lvl 11 increases to 1.25%, 
      • At lvl 16 increases to 1.5%
[Passive at 18]
  • Tongue Lash (Q) damage increased to 80/130/180/230/280 from 80/125/170/215/260
  • Thick Skin (E) passive's grey health conversion now 70/75/80/85/90% from 70/73/76/79/82% 
  • Abyssal Voyage (R) range increased to 4500/5500/6500 from 4000/5000/6000

  • Dark Passage (W) shield now increases up with total number of souls rather than 50% AP.
    • [NOTE: So 10 souls = 10 more shield health.]

  • Rampant Growth (W) recharge time changed to 20/18/16/14/12 from 17/16/15/14/13

Mikael's Crucible
  • [Tooltip fixed following changes in 6/16 build.] [Tooltip]

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