5/2 PBE Update: Splash Art & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 2:32 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.10 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the splash art for Battle Academia Lux Prestige Edition, 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.)

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Splash Art

The splash art for Battle Academia Lux Prestige Edition 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.

Champions
Blitzcrank
[This changed was hotfixed to live on 5/2!]
  • Static Field (R) detonation damage increased from 150/275/400 to 250/375/500

Vayne
[Context - Vayne has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Final Hour (R) cooldown reverted from 90/80/70 to 100/85/70 

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot Jatt with context on Vayne changes this cycle:
"I can see how this looks bad haha.. we're not planning on compensating Vayne for rageblade nerfs. 
The Vayne R CD should be back to live values tomorrow on PBE. It was leftover from some other changes that we were trying out that would have been harsher nerfs, and had an R CD buff as compensation. 
The only thing that should be different from live Vayne on PBE Vayne tomorrow is her Tumble CD reduction during R going from 50% at all ranks to 30%/40%/50% depending on R rank. 
FWIW not trying to nerf Vayne that hard. She's around 51.5% winrate now, so don't want to go overboard. In a perfect world the rageblade nerfs and the tumble CDR reduction leave her around 50% -- but less frustrating to play against (since her ban rates are quite high in most MMRs). If she stays at exactly the same ban rate while sitting at slightly lower win-rate -- then the changes didn't work, and we'd have to adjust from there.
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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