4/23 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:31 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.9 PBE cycle, today's patch includes more tentative balance changes for Ryze, Shyvana, and more!
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.)

Table of Contents

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.

[Context Thread]
  • [Reverted to live functionality. Tooltips should be corrected in tomorrow's update, expect changes to come back in the 8.10 PBE cycle for more testing!]

[Shyvana has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Flamebreath (E) 
    • Fireball AP ratio increased from 60% to 70%
    • Dragon form AP ratio reverted from 60% to 30%

  • Transcendant (Passive) Q upgrade changed from [+2 seconds] to [+15% damage vs champions]

  • Base AD lowered from 66 to 63
  • Jaws of the Beast (Q) 
    • target's max health % changed from 5/5.5/6/6.5/7% to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8%
      • Vs Live: lowered from 6/7/8/9/10% to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8%

Hextech GLP-800
  • Slow decay increased from 1 second to 2 seconds

Mejai's Soulstealer
  • Glory needed for movement speed bonus lowered from 15 to 10

Context & Notes

1) ricklessabandon noted a change for Syndra that should be on the PBE this week:
"won't show up on the pbe until next week probably, but putting in a straightforward syndra change targeted for the 8.9 patch 
unsure if we'll need to adjust anything around this, but i don't expect to change much else unless it proves necessary"
2) Riot Repertoir provided a changelist of tentative changes for Azir in the AzirMains discord. No details when we will see these changes coming to the PBE, but for now here is a preview:

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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