7/29 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:55 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.16 PBE cycle, today's patch includes loot assets, chroma updates, 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


  • Spirit Blossom Ahri chromas updated as noted by Riot Eggo McLeggo:
  • Loot assets added:

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.

[Changelist - Akali has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Five Point Strike (Q) Damage increased from 30/55/80/105/130 to 35/60/85/110/135

  • Base HP lowered from 575 to 560
  • Caretaker's Shrine (W) full power heal lowered from 70/110/150/190/230 to 55/95/135/175/215

  • Lunge (Q) 
    • cooldown lowered from 16/14/12/10/8 to 13/11.25/9.5/7.75/6s
    • refund on hitting an enemy lowered from 60% to 50%

  • Devastating Charge (E) movement speed increased from 25-75% to 25-100% over 3 seconds

  • Counter Strike (E) cooldown lowered from 16/14/12/10/8 to 14/12.5/11/9.5/8

  • Inner Flame (Q) 
    • mana cost changed from 50/55/60/65/70 to 65
    • cooldown increased from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5  to  9/8.5/8/7.5/7

  • Lay Waste (Q) AP ratio lowered from 35% to 30%

  • Taste Their Fear (Q) isolation bonus damage lowered from 120% to 110% total AD

[Changelist - Slightly differs!]
  • Piercing Light (Q) damage increased from 85/120/155/190/225 to 95/130/165/200/235
  • The Culling (R) shots increased from 20/25/30 >>> 22/28/34

Miss Fortune
  • Base AD increased from 50 to 52

  • Dark Binding (Q) cooldown lowered from 11 to 10s

  • Titan's Wrath (W) shield base lowered from 60/70/80/90/100 to 45/55/65/75/85

[Changelist - Slightly differs!]
  • Blooming Burst (Q) 
    • initial damage increased from 70/115/160/205/250 to 80/125/170/215/260
    • bloom damage increased from 35/55/75/95/115 to 40/60/80/100/120

  • Umbra Blades (Passive) 
    • cooldown increased from 10 to 14
    • basic attacks against monsters and champs refund increased from 2 to 3s

  • The Quickness (R) movement speed increased from 50 to 75%

  • Haymaker (W) damage lowered from 80/105/130/155/180 to 80/100/120/140/160
  • Facebreaker (E) damage 50/80/110/140/170 to 50/70/90/110/130

  • Dark Sphere (Q) damage lowered from 70/110/150/190/230 to 70/105/140/175/210

  • Explosive Charge (E) 
    • [New] damage is increased by 1% per 2% crit chance

  • Base MR increased from 30 to 32!

  • Thundering Smash (Q) movement speed decreased from 15/20/25/30/35% to 10/14/18/22/26%

[Changelist - Differs slightly!]
  • Base MR increased from 30 to 32 
  • Last Breath (R) 
    • Damage increased from 200/300/400 to 200/350/500

  • Short Fuse (Passive) 
    • AP Ratio changed from 30/40/50% based on level to 50%
    • Structure damage increased from 200% to 250%

Nimbus Cloak (S2)
  • Movement speed lowered from 15-35% to 10-30% (based on summoner CD)

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided a look at 10.16 balance changes that should be coming to the PBE to test soon:
"10.16 Patch Preview with changes: Not 100% final, but getting close. We have a good meta, so a lot of small changes is our approach to diversify without destroying it."

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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