5/19 PBE Update: Continued Volibear Testing & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:15 PM by Aznbeat
[Added Riot Scruffy's 10.11 balance changelist!]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.11 PBE cycle, today's patch includes continued Volibear champion update testing and 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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Continued Volibear Champion Update Testing

The Volibear champion update continues testing on the PBE this cycle!

Riot Lutzburg provided a large set of changes now testing on the PBE:
"Hey bear fans, thanks so much for all the love you've been showing us after trying Volibear on the PBE. Below is a list of changes we've made largely thanks to your feedback, so please keep it coming! Everything on this list will be playable in-game after the next PBE deploy.

Some of these changes have made it in game and some have not, here's a look at whats on the PBE now!

Updated Tooltips:

Captain Volibear (tweaked fur color):

Runeguard Volibear (larger back spikes)

The Thousand Pierced Bear (most vfx still WIP, but R VFX updated)

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.

  • Attack speed ratio increased from .658 to .69

  • End of the Line (Q) AD ratio lowered from 100% to 80%

  • Zephyr (W) damage lowered from 55/90/125/160/195 to 55/85/115/145/175

  • Icathian Rain (Q) AD ratio increased from 35% to 40%
  • Killer Instinct (R) range changed from 1500/2000/2500 to 1500/2250/3000

  • Base HP reverted from 565 to 534
  • HP per level reverted from 102 to 100
  • Sentinel (W) 
    • Cost lowered from 20 Mana to No cost
    • bonus magic damage changed from 10/12/14/16/18% to 14/15/16/17/18%

  • Base HP reverted from 600 to 571
  • HP per level reverted from 88 to 86
  • Lightslinger (Passive) second strike crit damage increased from 75% AD to 100% AD

  • Base HP reverted from 550 to 520
  • HP per level reverted from 77 to 75

  • Scatter the Weak (E) cooldown increased from 16/15/14/13/12 to 18/17/16/15/14

  • Noxian Diplomacy (Q) 
    • Mana cost increased from 30 to 40
      • [Not on tooltip but observable in files!]
    • Heal lowered from 20-71 to 10-70

  • Base HP reverted from 590 to 559
  • HP per level reverted from 90 to 88
  • Attack speed ratio increased from .656 to .679

  • Base HP reverted from 545 to 515
  • HP per level reverted from 91 to 89
  • Tumble (Q) bonus damage increased from 50/55/60/65/70% to 60/65/70/75/80%


Seraph's Embrace
  • Seraph's Embrace renamed to "Blue Buff" [possible bug?]

Runaan's Hurricane
  • Movement speed increased from 7% to 9%

TFT Changes
  • 4 unit attack speed cooldown lowered from 4s to 3.5s
  • 6 unit attack speed cooldown lowered from 2s to 1.5s

  • Ability blind duration lowered from 3/4/5 to 2/3/5

  • Ability damage changed from 150/200/325 to 150/255/375

Jarvan IV
  • Ability attack speed changed from 50/75/100% to 65/75/85%

[This change was hotfixed to live on 5/15!]
  • Ability damage changed from 300/400/700 to 300/400/550

  • Ability damage lowered from 250/400/900 to 200/350/850

  • Ability damage changed from 750/1500/3000 to 750/1500/2250

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot Scruffy with a full changelist for balance this cycle:
LoL patch 10.11 preview with changes: 
Some of these buffs are softer than others but we only aim for what would be appropriate for each champion.

2) Here's Riot Scruffy with a preview of balance for Patch 10.11:
Patch Preview for 10.11:  
-Targets selected, changelists will be ready for tomorrow
-Mid and systems work is not in this patch, but in flight  
Blizz added:
"fyi, senna is likely still going to get buffs (either base stats or another sort of buff) aimed at non-support item playstyle in the next patch, 10.12"
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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