10/14 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 2:11 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.21 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


  • Witch's Brew Blitzcrank's Q bug was corrected, no longer reverts to base fist on Q

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.

  • Mana increased from 322.2 to 325
  • MP5 increased from 8.676 to 8.75
  • Caustic Spittle (Q) damage increased from 80/130/180/230/280 to 90/140/190/240/290
  • Void Ooze (E) damage increased from 60/105/150/195/240 to 70/115/160/205/250

  • HP per level lowered from 100 to 90

  • Base HP increased from 528.04 to 530
  • Base AD increased from 52.04 to 53
  • Base Armor increased from 22.72 to 23
  • Siphon Power (Q) magic damage increased from 50/65/80/95/110 to 60/75/90/105/120

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided a look at 9.21 balance candidates:
"9.21 Patch Preview - Stabilizing the game for end of ranked season + follow up on a few mini-reworks from last patch."
He also tweeted a full 9.21 changelist:

Patch 9.21 preview updated with changes:

2) Riot Mort tweeted a look at ARAM in 9.20:
[1] "ARAM - So in 9.20, we fixed a few bugs with the stat adjustments (thanks
@JoGraylock ) which mostly affected Sona & Janna and put them in a good space. (Sona might be too weak actually) 
Here's a thread on current stats:"
[2] "All Win percentages are between 57.5% - 42.6% 
Top 3 at all elos: Teemo/Maokai/Nautilus 
Top 3 at high elos: Janna/Nautilus/Singed 
Bot 3 at all elos: Azir/Sylas/Reksai

Bot 3 at high elos: Sejuani/Rammus/Corki"
[3] "Biggest Differentials from all to high elos (higher number means does better in high elos): 
Khazix: 6.1% 
Ivern: 5.4% 
Lulu: 4.8% 
Warwick: -6.3% 
Sejuani: -7.5% 
Teemo: -8.4%"

[4] "On the plate for possible adjustments: 
Nerfs: Shaco, Singed, Volibear, Trundle, Zac, Udyr, Ryze, Khazix 
Buffs: Sylas, Yuumi, Sejuani, Anivia, Rammus"

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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