5/3 PBE Update: Skin Tweaks & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:46 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.10 PBE cycle, today's patch includes tweaks to the Pulsefire Twisted Fate skin, mysterious new rainbow spawn vfx, 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


Skin Tweaks

As noted by KiWiKiD in the feedback thread, Pulsefire Twisted Fate's E ground indicator was brightened a small amount:

Miscellaneous 

  • Files for a rainbow colored spawn visual effects were discovered in yesterday's (5/2 PBE) update. Below is an updated GIF from today (5/3) PBE that includes several poros
While we have no specifics yet,  KateyKhaos tweeted:
"All champs and skins will have the ability to use it, more details soon!"

  • After debuting earlier in the 8.10 PBE cycle, here's a preview video for the Pulsefire 2018 ward:

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.

Champions

Kha'Zix
[NOTEKha'Zix has other R changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Void Assault (R): 
    • [New Effect] Evolved Adaptive Cloaking now reduces Void Assault's base cooldown by 40%

Sion
[NOTESion has a few other relevant E changes currently in testing on the PBE!]
  • Roar of the Slayer (E): 
    • AP ratio increased from 40% to 52%
    • Damage increased from 50/75/100/125/150 to 65/97/130/162/195
      • Vs. Live: from 70/105/140/175/210 to 65/97/130/162/195
    • [Removed] "Enemies that the knocked back unit collides with take 30% bonus damage"
    • Tooltip updated:
"Sion fires a shockwave, dealing 65/97/130/162/195 (+52% AP) magic damage to the first enemy hit and knocking it back if it is not a champion (significantly increasing its range).  
Targets hit by the shockwave or knocked back unit are slowed by 60% for 2.5 seconds and have their Armor reduced by 20% for 4 seconds."

Items

Molten Edge (Ornn Masterwork Updgrade)
[NOTE:  Updated as part of 8.10 marksman & Infinity Edge changes]
  • Available again in store
  • AD increased from 100 to 110
  • [Removed] 20% Critical Strike Chance
  • [Removed] no longer increases critical strike bonus damage by 50%
  • [New] Unique passives from Infinity Edge now in place on Molten Edge
    • UNIQUE Passive: Doubles your critical strike chance.
    • UNIQUE Passive: 20% of critical strike damage is converted to True Damage.

Runes

[New] Hail of Blades (Domination Keystone)
[Context]
  • "Gain 50 - 100% Attack Speed for the first 3 attacks made against an enemy Champion.
No more than 1.5s can elapse between attacks or Hail of Blades will end. 
Hail of Blades allows you to temporarily exceed the attack speed limit."

    • [Must be out of combat ~5 seconds for the effect to cooldown.] 
    • This is a new Keystone, making it the 4th option in Domination. 

Context & Notes

1) Catch up on some of the larger tentative changes for 8.10 with these boards threads:

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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