8/21 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:55 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.17 PBE cycle, today's patch includes 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.

  • Base HP increased from 520 to 550
    • Vs Live: from 580 to 550

  • Base AD increased from 61 to 64

[Changelist - Doesnt exactly match changelist atm!]
  • Stranglethorns (R)
    • mana cost changed from 100/120/140 to 100 at all ranks
    • cooldown lowered from 130/120/110 to 110/100/90

[Be sure to check out the 9.16b TFT Patch notes for more details on the most recent TFT balance going to live!]

  • Chance to gain double attack speed increased from 35/70% to 30/70%

  • Armor and Magic Resistance lowered from 60 to 50

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided changelists for balance this cycle:
"Patch 9.17 preview with the changes here: 
Yasuo and Kindred buffs removed, Panth scope expanded slightly."
He also provided an update on these changes:
"Small tweaks for 9.17 as we lock it down 
-Ryze buffs reduced to just 34 MR (no E damage buffs) 
-Aatrox and Akali nerfs pushed to 9.18 so we can spend a bit more time getting them right."
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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