4/5 PBE Update: Loot Assets, Skin Bio Tweaks, & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 2:00 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 11.8 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new loot assets, tweaks for a few of the skin bios this cycle, and more 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


Miscellaneous 

  • Loot assets added:
    • Grey Warwick (Meteorite Chroma) + Icon
    • Medieval Twitch (Obsidian Chroma) + Icon
    • Space Groove Gwen Icon + Border
    • Disco Chroma (Space Groove Gwen) + Icon
  • Skin bios tweaked:
    • Dragon Guardian Galio: "A great dragon of old, who protected dragonkind's ancestral nesting grounds from those who might do it harm. Tricked by the mad knight Kayle so she could destroy every clutch of eggs under his charge, he has followed her back to human society, so he might extract his vengeance personally."
    • Dragonslayer Twitch: "A lesser dragon who has learned to blend in among humans... poorly. Twitch worships the true dragons and plans to one day become one himself, though he isn't sure how just yet."
    • Blackfrost Sion: "A fearsome j├Âtunn who once stood at the front of Lissandra's vast armies, Sion fell in battle only for his master's magic to weave itself beneath his massive frame, resurrecting him as a monster of rage and cold."

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.

Champions
Darius
  • Hemorrhage (Passive) monster damage lowered from 500% to 400%

Morgana
  • Tormented Shadow (W) monster damage lowered from 300% to 250%

Rumble
  • Base MR lowered from 32 to 28
  • MR per level lowered from 1.25 to .75
  • Junkyard Titan (Passive)
    • Overheated bonus damage changed from [25-110 + 30% AP] to [(10-60 +30% AP) + 4% of target's max health]
    • [New] "Percent damage is limited to 150 damage on Monsters."

Yorick
[Yorick has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Shepherd of Souls (Passive)
    • Mist Walker health reverted from [99-184] to [100-185] 

Zed
[Zed has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Contempt for the Weak (Passive) 
    • 10 second cooldown changed from [enemies] to [enemy champions].
    • [Removed] No longer deals 500% bonus damage to jungle monsters.
    • Maximum Damage cap changed from [500-800 damage to jungle monsters] to [300 damage to epic monsters]


Items
Shurelya's Battlesong
[This item has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Inspire active movespeed increased from 40% to 60%
  • Motivate passive movespeed decay removed

Context & Notes

1) Here's the 11.8 balance preview from Riot Scruffy:
Patch Preview for 11.8 
-Some broadening of enchanter items 
-Another round of opening up new champs to the jungle pool 
-A few shifts for champs that fell out of their playerbase's favorite position (mundo, rumble)

2) Here's the latest updates from the QA team on the skins this cycle:

Dragonslayer Kayle:
"UPDATE 
Thank you all for the feedback. The team went over everyone's suggestions and we were able to make a change to Kayle's Divine Ascent (P) to add a bit more clarity to active state. It should be more noticeable when it's active in-game."
"UPDATE 
Thank you everyone for the feedback. The team had a look at all the suggestions and we were able to make another change. The color of Dragon Guardian Galio's Hero's Entrance (R) VFX was adjusted to further push it's likeness from Base's Hero's Entrance (R) VFX."

Dragonslayer Twitch

UPDATE

Thank you one and all for the feedback. The team had a look at your suggestions and we were able to add a bit more 'oomph' to Dragonslayer Twitch's Venom Cask's (W) explosion.

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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