4/21 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 3:38 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.9 PBE cycle, today's patch includes tentative balance changes, as well as more tentative TFT 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, & potentially experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes from earlier this cycle! These are not official notes and may be incomplete.

  • Vorpal Spikes (E) damage increased from 22/34/46/58/70 to 22/37/52/67/82

  • Reap (E) damage increased from 70/100/130/160/190 to 70/105/140/175/210

  • Boulder Toss (Mega Q) cooldown refund increased from 60% to 70%
  • Crunch (Mega E) damage increased from 50/85/120/155/190 to 80/115/150/185/220

  • Movement speed lowered from 335 to 325

  • Reaping Slash (Q) 
    • cooldown lowered from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 to 6/5.5/5/4.5/4
    • "Bonus damage applies to minions"
  • Blade's Reach (W) slow changed from 70% to 90% decaying

  • Ice Shard (Q) cooldown lowered from 10/8.5/7/5.5/4 to 8/7/6/5/4

  • Base HP lowered from 489.32 to 475
  • Base mana lowered from 377.24 to 365

  • Blinding Assault (Q) near sight duration increased from 1.5s to 1.75s

  • Subjugate (R) cooldown increased from 100/80/60 to 120/100/80

  • Armor lowered from 34 to 31
  • Crushing Blow (Q) Damage lowered from 30/55/80/105/130 to 20/45/70/95/120
  • Warrior Trickster (W) clone damage lowered from 40/45/50/55/60% to 35/40/45/50/55%

Sanguine Blade
  • Total cost lowered from 3100 to 3000
    • Combine cost lowered from 1100 to 1000
  • AD increased from 50 to 55

TFT Changes
  • Attack speed lowered from 20% to 15%
  • 6 champ bonus cooldown lowered from 2.5s to 2s

  • 4 champ healing lowered from 40% to 35%
  • 6 champ healing lowered from 65% to 60%

  • 6 champ bonus increased from 70 spell power to 75 spell power
  • 8 champ bonus lowered from 105 spell power to 120 spell power

  • Ability damage reverted from 150/250/400 to 80/120/200

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided a look at balance for the 10.9 PBE cycle:
LoL 10.9 Patch Preview with tentative changes:
We're going pretty soft on the Quinn buffs because she also benefits from the Sanguine Blade buffs.

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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