6/3 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:08 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we get closer to the end of the 11.12 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.)

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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
Kai'Sa
[Changelist]
  • Icathian Rain (Q) cooldown lowered from 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 to 10/9/8/7/6

TFT Traits

Assassin
  • 4 unit crit damage reverted from 50% to 55%
  • 6 unit crit damage reverted from 75% to 90%

Hellion
  • 7 unit attack speed reverted from 100% to 125%

TFT Champions

Tier 1
Kled
  • Attack speed reverted from 70/80/120% to 70/80/100%

Tier 2
Hecarim
  • Damage lowered from 300/400/800 to 275/350/700

Trundle
  • Stat steal percentage reverted from 30/35/50% to 30/35/45%

Syndra
  • Damage reverted from 300/400/700 to 300/400/600 

Tier 3
Riven
  • Bonus AD lowered from 90/100/135% to 90/100/130%

Tier 4
Karma
  • Damage lowered from 250/325/750 to 240/300/700

Vel'Koz
  • Damage changed from 950/1200/4000 to 900/1150/4000/

Diana
  • Stun duration reverted from 2/2.5/8 to  2/2.5/4


Tier 5
Kayle
  • 3rd Ascension immunity changed from [every 7th attack gain 1s immunity] to [every 10th attack gain 1s immunity]

Context & Notes

1) Check out the latest from the PBE feedback threads over on r/LeaguePBE:

"EDITED FOR FEEDBACK RESPONSE 2ND JUNE 2021 
Additions:
  • W - Replaced with shells & coral
  • W - Boosted size of interior water jet
  • E - Added more water
  • R - Replaced shells with corals
Scope creep, not this time:
  • W - There will be no further wave effects in the W, we are satisfied the amount present is appropriate for a wave washing in.
  • R - We are not adding more water splash to the R, there is already a lot of splash. We need to be mindful of readability in the gameplay space - the other champions need their space too.
  • Color contrast/clothing/neons/gloves - The high contrast, high color variance, mix-match theme is exactly on point for Pool Party. This is the aesthetic we aim to achieve. We wont be making any change to the color or contrast of Sett (or his ears) - he is just gonna have to chill and enjoy the vacay vibes!
  • Flowers - We will not be making any changes to the size of the flowers. We have several issues affecting us in this area. I will go into a little more depth as I know this was a popular callout.
  • The flowers do form part of his silhouette but we could manage that with sizing to some degree. The more difficult part is that the flowers are part of his rig, that's his 'skeleton' - so when he moves, the flowers move with him. If we start pulling his flowers apart and resizing them we are going to deform him. Once he is deformed we have to fix the model and repaint it. This amount of work is above what we can consider for a PBE feedback request due to the nature of the amount of development time we will have to spend reworking him.
Awaiting Response:
  • Audio: "Cannonball" on R!"

"EDITED FOR FEEDBACK RESPONSE 2ND JUNE 2021 
Additions:
  • W - Edited to look a little more on-theme.
  • Model - Evened out his body tone/tan.
Not this time:
  • Chest Hair - We can't reconcile this with the design direction we want for Braum in Pool Party and won't be making this change.
  • Sunglass/Moustache/Belt/Dad look - Braum is clearly not a spring chicken. Nor is he hip like Ekko or K/DA. We like the awkward dad look, it's roughly what we were going for."
2) Here's Riot Scruffy's 11.12 Patch Preview:
"11.12 preview with tentative changes. 
The team added a few more champs and is finalizing the tuning so a few things may still change."

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