6/7 PBE Update: Even More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:28 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.12 PBE cycle, today's patch includes even more tentative balance changes for Poppy, Taliyah, 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.)

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  • Here's the 'Hat's Off' emote in action! As noted in previous updates, this looks to be a loot item and is an enhanced, animated version of the 'MPengu' emote, complete with a tiny bowtie and cane:

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.

[Poppy has other Q changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Hammer Shock (Q) bonus AD ratio increased from 80% to 90%

  • Threaded Volley (Q) subsequent hits on the same chanpion reduced damage increased from [40% for rocks beyond the first] to [50% for rocks beyond the first]
  • Unraveled Earth (E)
    • [CONTEXT FROM RIOT AETHER - Damage not being changed!]
    • dash damage lowered from 50/60/70/80/90 to 35/45/55/65/75
    • dash damage AP ratio lowered from 30% to 20%

Banner of Command 
  • [Removed from the store]

Guinsoo's Rageblade
[Expect more changes on this item in a future cycle! - Context / Extra Context]
  • Total cost reverted from 3600 to 3300
    • Combine cost reverted from 1290 to 990

Context & Notes

1) Riot Aether noted the change in damage for Taliyah's E would not be headed to live:
"Hey all, the 8.12 Taliyah E nerf on PBE isn't a thing. We ran into a snag cleaning up her micropatch data, but don't actually intend to revert E's damage."

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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