2/12 PBE Update: Leveling Reward Emotes & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:42 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.4 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new leveling reward emotes and more tentative balance changes!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

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Leveling Reward Emotes

Four new leveling reward emotes are now on the PBE, Legend 12 for Level 300, Legend 13 for level 325, Legend 14 for level 350, and Legend 15 for level 375.


Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

  • Whiplash (E) empowered damage increased from 85/105/125/145/165 to 95/115/135/155/175
    • Vs Live: increased from 70/90/110/130/150 to 95/115/135/155/175

  • Powder Keg (E) keg duration lowered from 40 seconds to 25 seconds
    • Vs. Live: from 60 to 25

  • GNAR! (R)
    • [Removed] [Mini/Passive] No longer increases Boomerang Throw's CDR
    • [Mega/Active] bonus AD ratio reverted from 100% to 20%
    • [Mega/Active] AP reverted from 100% to 50% 

  • Bio-Arcane Barrage (W) bonus magic damage increased from 3/3.5/4/4.5/5% to 3/3.75/4.5/5.25/6%

  • Bellows Breath (W) damage increased from 10/11.5/13/14.5/16% to 12/13/14/15/16%
    • Vs Live: from 10/12/14/16/18% to 12/13/14/15/16%

[Rengar has extensive changes in testing on the PBE!]
[Note: These changes are NOT SHOWING IN GAME!]
  • Savagery (Q)
    • Active damage lowered from 30/60/90/120/150 to 20/50/80/110/140
    • Active damage tAD changed from +100/105/110/115/120% to 110% at all ranks
    • Empowered tAD ratio lowered from 135% to 130% 

  • Base magic resist lowered from 42 to 39
  • Base armor increased from 29 to 30
  • Shadow Assault (R) reverted to live functionality.

Frozen Mallet
  • Ranged attack slow reverted from 15% to 30%

Oblivion Orb
  • Renamed from Ominous Orb

Time Warp Tonic (I4)
  • Now works with biscuits

Bone Plating (R2)
  • Damage mitigation effect changed from [15-35 (+1% of your bonus health)] to [20-50 less damage]

The Twisted Surgeon (D+P Set Bonus)
  • Changed from [+5 AD or +9 AP, Adaptive, +9% Attack Speed] to [+8 AD or +13 AP, Adaptive, +5.5% Attack Speed]

The Incontestable Spellslinger (S+P Set Bonus)
  • Changed from [+6AD or 10 AP, Adaptive, +9% Attack Speed] to  [+8AD or +14 AP, Adaptive, +5.5% Attack Speed]


Dragon Slayer
  • Buff tooltip now notes "Slaying multiple Elder Dragons will empower these effects and the Mark of the Elder Dragon."

[New] Empowered Mark of the Elder Dragon
  • "On dealing damage to non-turrets, this unit deals True Damage over 3 seconds equal to 135 + 90 per stack of Elemental Dragon Buff. This also empowers their current Dragon Marks, increasing their effects by 100%."

Context & Notes

1) Make sure to check out Meddler's quick gameplay thoughts for 2/9, including thoughts on Zoe, Summoner spell cooldowns, keystone developments, and more!

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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