5/18 PBE Update: Pyke Emote Tweaks & More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:56 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.11 PBE cycle, today's patch includes tweaks to the Pyke emote 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.)

Table of Contents

Continued Pyke Testing

Our newest champion, Pyke, continues testing on the PBE! Today's update bring us another very small tweak, brightening Pyke's eyes:


  • The "You Look Familiar" emote was updated to match the changes to Pyke's in-game bandanna:

  • Dark Waters Vladimir chroma spotlight from SkinSpotlights:

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.

  • Human base movement speed increased from 325 to 330
  • Spider base movement speed increased from 350 to 355
  • Volatile Spiderling (W) damage increased from 55/95/135/175/215 to 60/105/150/195/240

  • Void Assault (R) cooldown increased from 90/80//70 to 100/85/70
    • Vs. Live: from 100/90/80 to 100/85/70

  • Base AD increased from 59 to 60

Atma's Reckoning
[New item in testing!]
  • [Placeholder icon added]
  • Tooltip updated for clarity - [Context]

Brawler's Gloves
  • Critical strike chance is now a Unique Passive
  • Cost increased from 400 to 600

Spear of Shojin
[New item in testing!]
  • Tooltip updated for clarity - [Context]

Warmog's Armor
  • Price reverted from 2640 to 2850
  • Combine cost reverted from 190 to 400

  • Combine cost lowered from 600 to 400
  • [Same total cost with Brawler's Gloves cost change]

Fleet Footwork (P1)
  • AP lowered from .6 to .5

Hextech Flashtraption (I2)
  • Cooldown reverted from 1s to 10s

Dream Snatcher (I3)
[Formerly Minion Dematerializer, extensive changes in testing!]
  • Melee minion armor lowered from 3 to 2
  • Seige minion bonus changed from [5% bonus damage to structures and epic monsters] to [3% attack speed]
  • Subsequent bonus of types you already have increased from 50% to 75%

Context & Notes

1) Riot Maple talked more on the 8.10 Jungle changes and their plan of action for further changes:
"As followup to yesterday's message we're aiming to be get a few changes to PBE next week to address some of the concerns we've seen so far. 
1. Buffing runic echoes or changing the build path to be more friendly for junglers that want to build it. Potential tactic is replacing lost chapter with fiendish codex and a few other tweaks. 
2. Increasing Scuttle Crab respawn time slightly (15 seconds) and increasing xp on other jungle camps slightly to account for that. 
3. Individual buffs/nerfs for champs that gained/lost too much. 
We'll continue to monitor how things are shaking out and will look to respond accordingly Please keep the feedback coming as you play more games on the patch! 
Thanks everyone."
2) Riot Axes noted the Vayne AD change was just a bugfix:
"Every ADC is losing 4 base AD but Vayne is losing 5 and still only receiving 0.7 extra a level.

Fixed for next deploy, good catch."
3) Lowbo noted Atma's Reckoning and Spear of Shojin would be added to ARAM in Monday's PBE Update:
"That's a good question! I'll enable them, but it won't go through till the next PBE deploy which might be on Monday."
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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