7/20 PBE Update: Akali Login Theme

Posted on at 12:09 PM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: Silverfang Akali VFX recolors added!]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.15 PBE cycle, today's patch includes Akali's Choose and Ban VO, a new login theme, 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 Akali Champion Update Testing

As Akali's champion update continues testing on the PBE, today's update brings her Choose and Ban quotes:
Choose: "Fear the assassin with no master." 
Ban: "You're scared. Good to know."

Silverfang Akali has received ability vfx recolors!

Stinger Akali's weapon now glows yellow as she swings it around.

Akali Login Theme

A new login theme featuring Akali is now on the PBE:


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.

[Note: Issues starting games on the PBE, Fizz pictures will be added when available!]

  • Seastone Trident (W)
    • active bonus magic damage increased from 40/50/60/70/80 to 50/60/70/80/90
  • Chum the Waters (R)
    • Guppy AP ratio increase from 60% to 80%
    • Guppy damage increased from 150/250/350 to 200/300/400
    • Chomper AP ratio increased from 90% to 110%
    • Chomper damage increased from 225/325/425 to 275/375/475
    • Gigalodon AP ratio increased from 120% to 140%
    • Gigaladon damage increased from 300/400/500 to 350/450/550

  • AD lowered from 80 to 65
  • Total cost lowered from 3500 to 3300
    • Combine cost lowered from 950 to 750

Infinity Edge
  • New Recipe: [B. F. Sword + Pickaxe + Longsword + 875g]
  • Total cost increased from 3200 to 3400
    • Vs. Live: from 3600 to 3400
  • AD reverted from 70 to 80

Mercurial Scimitar
  • AD lowered from 65 to 50
  • Total cost lowered from 3600 to 3400
    • Combine cost lowered from 525 to 325

Molten Edge
  • Total cost increased from 4200 to 4400
    • Vs. Live: From 4600 to 4400
  • AD reverted from 95 to 110
  • Crit as true damage lowered from 15% to 10%

Phantom Dancer
  • Total cost increased from 2600 to 2700
    • Vs. Live: from 2800 to 2700
    • Combine cost increased from 700 to 800

Rapid Firecannon
  • Total cost increased from 2700 to 2800
    • Vs Live: From 2900 to 2800
    • Combine cost increased from 600 to 700

Runaan's Hurricane
  • Total cost increased from 2700 to 2800
    • Vs Live: From 2900 to 2800
    • Combine cost increased from 800 to 900

Statikk Shiv
  • Total cost increased from 2700 to 2800
    • Vs Live: From 2900 to 2800
    • Combine cost increased from 600 to 700

[Stormrazor has extensive changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Total cost increased from 2600 to 2700
    • Vs Live: From 3200 to 2700
    • Combine cost increased from 300 to 400

Context & Notes

1) Here's Meddler's quick gameplay thoughts for July 20th including context on crit item adjustments we've seen on the PBE,  the new Cursor added in 8.14, and issues with locked camera and the minimap.
"Hi folks,

Usual Disclaimers

These posts will often contain talk about future work we're doing, or planning to do, that isn't yet guaranteed to ship. The nature of the work could change or, depending on what we discover, projects mentioned may get delayed or even stopped. If you'd like to see a Tweet whenever a new one of these posts goes up: https://twitter.com/RiotMeddler

Crit Item Adjustments

As you've probably seen we're trying some crit item balance changes on the PBE at the moment, aiming to have something in 8.15. We'll talk about that work in some more detail later sometime in the next few days. At a high level though our goals there are:
Shift some crit marksman power from late game to earlier in the game so that they get to switch on earlier (cheaper items and potentially easier build paths, slightly lower stats as a result)
Drop Zeal items to 25% crit to get rid of bad feels around overcapping crit with IE
Improve how IE crits feel (floating combat text work at least, maybe some mechanics changes too)

Overall we're particularly focused on satisfaction with this round of changes, targeting things that make playing crit ADCs feel poor, not just looking at power. Likely there'll be some further small adjustments early next week too.

Locked Camera and Minimap

We're looking into what changed with locked/semi locked camera and the minimap in 8.14. No changes to behavior were intended so we'll figure out what's causing some buggy behavior reported and get it addressed.

New Cursor

As of patch 8.14 this week the updated cursor's out, hope it's treating you well so far. For anyone that missed it if you'd much rather just use the old one instead it's easy to swap back to it. Just go to the Interface section of the Options menu."
2) NeuroCat tweeted a changelist for Fizz:
"Some Fizz buffs for 8.15 that should be showing up on PBE during the next deploy:
+10 Base Damage to W Active  +50 Base Damage and +0.2 AP Ratio to R (across all shark sizes) Also, a fix to his W active - should now applies spell effects."
"FYI, these are likely to change over the course of the next week if we see his winrate climb significantly as players learn the new Fizz W from 8.14"

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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