4/22 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 3:09 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.9 PBE cycle, today's patch includes missions assets for an upcoming event, tentative balance changes, 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


  • Mid Season Trials event missions UI assets:
    • "Induction background for Trials 2019 Series"
    • "Celebration background for Trials 2019 Missions for the Council"
    • "Celebration background for Trials 2019 Missions for the United"
    • "Celebration background for Trials 2019 Missions for the Faceless"
    • "Celebration background for Trials 2019 Missions for the Warband"
  • 2019 Conqueror Ward spotlight:

  • Jax VFX update spotlight:

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.

[Aatrox has extensive changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Infernal Chains (W)
    • slow increased from 25% to 35%
    • cooldown increased from 22/20/18/16/14 to 26/23/20/17/14

[Rakan has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Base AD increased from 58 to 62

  • Starcall (Q) 
    • Cooldown increased from 5 to 8/7/6/5/4 
    • Rejuv Self-Heal changed from [56/64/72/80/88 (40% AP) over 4s] to [60/80/100/120/140 (+50% AP) over 5s (now non-linear, frontloaded)]
    • Rejuv Ally Heal changed from [42/56/72/90/110 (+30/35/40/45/60% AP)] to [Same as self heal]
    • Damage changed from [70/110/150/190/230 (+35% AP)] to 60/95/130/165/200 (+35% AP)
    • Rejuvenation Haste changed from [10% moving away from enemy champs]  to [14/18/22/26/30%, decaying (keep in mind this is also granted to allies with W)]
  • Equinox (E) 
    • cooldown lowered from 24/22/20/18/16 to 20/19/18/17/16
    • mana cost increased from 70 to 70/75/80/85/90
    • damage lowered from [70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP)] to [70/95/120/145/180 (+40% AP)]

Context & Notes

1) AzuBK provided a full changelist for Soraka in today's PBE Update:
"Soraka stuff hitting PBE now. I started it, but @riot_captain finished it! I'm here because he's out this week.  
Goals are as follows: As our most heal-focused character, Soraka's brand of lane dominance should also manifest more through healing than damage. Changelist below... 
Starcall (Q)
[CHANGED] Cooldown :: 5 >>> 8/7/6/5/4
[BUFFED] Rejuv Self-Heal :: 56/64/72/80/88 (40% AP) over 4s >>> 60/80/100/120/140 (+50% AP) over 5s (now non-linear, frontloaded)
[BUFFED] Rejuv Ally Heal :: 42/56/72/90/110 (+30/35/40/45/60% AP) >>> Same as self heal
[NERFED] Damage :: 70/110/150/190/230 (+35% AP) >>> 60/95/130/165/200 (+35% AP) [BUFFED/CHANGED] Rejuvenation Haste :: 10% moving away from enemy champs >>> 14/18/22/26/30%, decaying (keep in mind this is also granted to allies with W) 
Equinox (E)
[BUFFED] Cooldown :: 24/22/20/18/16 >>> 20/19/18/17/16
[NERFED] Mana Cost :: 70 >>> 70/75/80/85/90
[NERFED] Damage :: 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) >>> 70/95/120/145/180 (+40% AP)"
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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