12/11 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 2:00 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.1 PBE cycle, today's patch includes 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

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.

  • Siphoning Strike (Q) stack gain on Champion, large minion and large monster kills increased from 6 to 12

[Ornn has extensive changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Volcanic Rupture (Q) 
    • damage lowered from 20/50/80/110/140 to 20/45/70/95/120
    • magma pillar delay lowered from 1.125 seconds to 1 second
  • Bellows Breath (W) 
    • damage increased from [up to 12/13/14/15/16% of enemy's max health] to [up to 14/15/16/17/18% of enemy's max health]

  • Base HP increased from 580 to 610
  • Fling (E) target's max health as damage ratio increased from 4/5/6/7/8% to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8%

[Sivir has other changes testing on the PBE!]
  • On The Hunt (R) passive attack speed reverted from 45% at all ranks to 30/45/60%

  • Bladecaller (E) 
    • Root duration increased from 1 second to 1.25 seconds
    • damage reverted from 60/75/90/105/120 to 55/65/75/85/95
    • damage once again scales with Critical Strike
    • AD ratio reverted from 75% to 60%

Context & Notes

1) Riot MapleNectar provided some more info on the 8.24b patch and what would be in it:
[1] "Alright, we just did our planning for our 8.24b patch.
  • Volibear 
  • ASol 
  • Singed 
  • Warwick
  • Corki 
  • Varus 
  • Outer Turret mr/armor post 14 min 
  • Forbidden Idol Item Line 
  • Tiamat 
  • Kassadin 
  • Cassiopeia 
  • Alistar 
  • Zeke's 
  • Pyke (mid)  
Jinx/Trist/Cait/Xayah/Sivir/Vayne will be 8.24b or 9.1"
[2] "But we need a bit more time to test out some changes. We're trying to be careful since we also want to explore some additional systemic stuff but that has a longer timeline, and no certainty to when it could land yet" 
[3] "Ah, we're also working on Akali and Irelia mechanics followup, Irelia will more likely land in 9.2, and Akali in either 8.24 or 9.1 pending testing." 
[4] "I'm legit trolling. We're also looking at Ashe and Kalista" 
[5] "On another note. We had a final change sitting in the wings for funnel / smite mid, and after talking to a number of pros at all stars to understand the viability of the strats we're going to be pulling the trigger in 9.1. It's similar to the monster hunter rule, but will trigger" 
[6] "If you have more gold from lane minions than you do from the jungle. While supporting strategic diversity is a positive for league, both of these resulted in questionable or unrelatable gameplay for most players which is why they're being removed."

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