9/4 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:06 PM by Aznbeat
[Added details on early 9/5 morning update!]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.18 PBE cycle, today's patch includes more tentative balance change for Akali, Lucian, 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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New Login Theme - TCL 2018 

A new login themed around Turkey Championship League is now on the PBE! Here's the login theme from the Turkish LoL Esports Youtube:

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.

  • Perfect Execution (R) damage lowered from 120/180/240 to 100/150/200

  • Piercing Light (Q) AD lowered from 70/85/100/115/130% bAD to 60/75/90/105/120% bAD
    • Vs Live: from 60/70/80/90/100% bAD to 60/75/90/105/120% bAD

[Added 9/5] Renekton
  • Slice & Dice (E) 
    • Dice Fury Bonus damage changed from 70/115/165/205/250 to 70/115/160/205/250

[Added 9/5] Ryze
  • Rune Prison (W) Flux bonus root duration lowered from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds

[Sejuani has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Glacial Prison (R) ice storm slow duration lowered from 3 seconds to 1 second

  • Pillar of Ice (E) 
    • range reverted from 850 to 1000
    • cooldown increased from 22/20/18/16/14 to 24/22/20/18/16
    • slow changed from 30/35/40/45/50% to 15/25/35/45/55%

  • Glorious Evolution (P)
    • Hex Core Mk-1 cost lowered from 1250 to 1150
    • Perfect Hex Core cost increased from 750 to 850

Context & Notes

1) ICYMI: Check out Meddler's lengthy Quick Gameplay Thoughts for August 29th for discussion on upcoming changes and a few buffsnerfs, and talking points as we near Worlds 2018!

2) ICYMI: Riot Scruffy put up a new post on Preseason and what upcoming changes we can expect - Preseason Development Update 1!

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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