7/24 PBE Update: Pool Party Login Theme & more!

Posted on at 4:18 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.15 PBE cycle, today's patch includes a new Pool Party 2018 login theme, an update to the shared Pool Party splash art, 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

Pool Party Login Theme

A new login screen themed around Pool Party 2018 is now on the PBE!

Pool Party Splash Tweaks

As noted by Riot Stellari, the Pool Party shared splash art has been updated including tweaks to Zoe.
[Old Version] [New Loading Screens: Caitlyn / Gangplank / Zoe]


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.


  • Shuriken Flip (E) bonus AD ratio increased from 50% to 70%

  • Dark Wind (E) 
    • cost increased from 50/60/70/80/90 to 70/75/80/85/90
    • magic damage per bounce lowered from 65/85/105/125/145 to 60/80/100/120/140

[Changelist for 7/24 --- future changelist] [Note: These changes are vs live values!]
  • Seastone Trident (W)
    • Active bonus magic damage increased from 40/50/60/70/80 to 50/70/90/110/130
    • Active AP ratio increased from 40% to 60%
    • On hit damage AP ratio increased from 30% to 40%
  • Chum the Waters (R)
    • Guppy damage increased from 150/250/350 to 200/300/400
    • Guppy AP ratio increased from 60% to 100%
    • Chomper damage increased from 225/325/425 to 275/375/475
    • Chomper AP ratio increased from 90% to 120%
    • Gigalodon damage increased from 300/400/500 to 350/450/550
    • Gigalodon AP ratio increased from 120% to 140%

  • Base AD lowered from 66 to 63

  • Wolf's Frenzy (W) (Wolf attack speed scaling lowered from 50% to 25%*)
  • Lamb's Respite (R) cooldown increased from 160/130/100 to 180/150/120

Lee Sin
  • Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike (Q)
    •  (Q1) + (Q2) AD ratio increased from 90% bAD to 100% bAD
    •  (Q1) + (Q2) damage lowered from 55/85/115/145/175 to 50/80/110/140/170
    • [NEW] Resonating Strike (Q2) now deals up to 50% increased damage based on target's missing health.
      •  Resonating Strike damage changed from from [55/85/115/145/175 (+90% bAD)] to [50/80/110/140/170 (+100% bAD) to 75/120/165/210/255 (+150% bAD) based on targets missing health]
    • [RemovedResonating Strike (Q2) No longer deals 8% of target's missing health as damage.

  • Dark Sphere (Q) damage changed from 50/95/140/185/230 to 70/110/150/190/230

Tahm Kench
[NOTE: Riot Repertoir noted these will likely be pulled soon and W changes return in 8.16]
  • Devour (W) :
    • Cooldown increased from 14/13/12/11/10 to 26/23/20/17/14
    • Regurgitate AP ratio lowered from [2% per 100 AP] to [1% per 100 AP]
    • Regurgitate magic damage increased from [20/23/26/29/32% of target's max health] to [31/32/33/34/35% of target's max health]

Infinity Edge
[NOTE: IE has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • New Recipe: [B. F. Sword + Pickaxe + 1225g] 
    • [Total cost unchanged]

Molten Edge [Ornn Masterwork Item Upgrade]
[NOTE: Molten Edge has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • [New] New effect added to mirror IE - "Against minions and monsters, deal 50% bonus critical strike damage."

Perfect Timing
  • Stopwatch transformation time increased from 8 minutes to 10 minutes

Context & Notes

1)  Riot Repertoir tweeted out context on the Syndra and Tahm Kench changes - noting that the TK W changes will likely be reverted and return in the 8.16 cycle.
"TK's W is gonna get some work, but not until 8.16, so it will be gone tomorrow. 
Syndra's Q is just getting a buff. We think it's worth it for that spell to feel more impactful early than it currently does."

2) Riot NeuroCat has tweeted another Fizz changelist tweeted out on the evening of 7/24 - look for these in the 7/25 update!
"Some (probably final) Fizz buff numbers for the patch - pulling some damage out of the ult based on further playtesting and feedback. Here's the current change list:"

3) Riot Stellari tweeted upcoming tweaks to the shared Pool Party splash coming soon:
[1] "On PBE Soon™ - Some small tweaks to the Pool Party splash (old=left, new= right): fixed Zoe's eyes, polish on the faces, tweaks to make GP & Cait feel more prominent in the splash compared to the side characters (no one likes bees in the pool anyway, Beemo)."
[2] "JK that was the wrong final splash >_> here's the final final version 2 2018 final ~_~ (minor adjustment to Zoe)" 

4) For context and discussion on the PBE Marksmen / itemization changes & the future, check out these links:

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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