6/30 PBE Update: Special Borders, Balance Changes & More

Posted on at 1:50 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 11.14 PBE cycle, today's patch includes special borders for Ruined Draven, Karma, and Shyvana, tentative balance changes, & more!
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 

  • Ruined Draven, Karma, and Shyvana special borders added:
  • Sentinel Olaf's borders were flipped (splash flipped in yesterday's update):

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
Akali
[Changelist]
  • Five Point Strike (Q)
    • "Q can no longer be cast during E"
  • Perfect Execution (R) 
    • minimum damage lowered from 75/145/215 to 60/130/200
    • maximum damage lowered from 225/435/645 to 180/390/600

Darius
  • Hemorrhage (Passive) Bonus AD increased from 20-205 to 30-230
  • Apprehend (E) cooldown lowered from 26/24/22/20/18 to 24/21.5/19/16.5/14

Garen
  • Decisive Strike (Q) movespeed increased from 30% to 35%
  • Demacian Justice (R) % of target's missing health as true damage increased from 20/25/30% to 25/30/35%

Malzahar
  • Base HP lowered from 537 to 510

Items
Dead Man's Plate
[Changelist
  • Armor increased from 40 to 45

Context & Notes

1) Ultimate Spellbook continues testing on the PBE, here's Riot Reinboom with the most recent changelists:
[1] "Accumulated Ultimate Spellbook PBE updates from 6/24 through today."
[2] Ultimate Spellbook 6/30 PBE Update!  
Also, important context on the Cho'gath R nerf in the thread.
[3] "So, as many of you likely have noticed, we've been avoiding doing functional changes to the ulternate summoners for Ultimate Spellbook outside of just the bonus Ability Haste and cooldowns."
[4] "A large part of this is expectation: We want the ultimates you get here to *feel* like the original ults and strike whatever mechanical fantasy you have when you are thinking of combos with it." 
[5] "Also... specific changes are just slightly more difficult to keep track of and upkeep, on the long run, especially when there's a lot of them. We want to avoid that, if reasonable."
[6] "But Cho'Gath R has been an interesting beast for us. It's certainly not the highest winrate ultimate (before today's changes, that goes to Olaf R). But it is certainly the most picked ultimate."
[7] "So, consider this direct nerf to Cho'Gath R is a kind of experiment to understand if we need to be more direct in our changes or not. Personally, an experiment that I hope fails since that would give a lot of credence to people primarily picking Cho R to just be really big. :)"

2) Check out the latest from the r/LeaguePBE feedback threads:

Ascended Pantheon Prestige Edition 

Post PBE Cycle update:
  • amount of VO filter has been reduced slightly
  • Comet Spear (Q) SFX is now a bit louder
  • These changes are also true for Ruined Pantheon.
We reviewed your other suggestions as well, but the team decided that they are happy with the current design."

Sentinel Diana

Post PBE Cycle Update 
Hi Folks,
I know that it was popular request to alter Diana's hair to look more like on a splash We did the discussion within the team and decided to not make change here. Changing Diana's hairstyle would heavily affect her silhouette and ability to recognize the champion, especially that her braid is iconic element of her design. Sorry if you are disappointed by this, but we try to keep clarity as high as possible.

Ruined Pantheon

"Post PBE Cycle update:
  • amount of VO filter has been reduced slightly
  • Comet Spear (Q) SFX is now a bit louder
  • These changes are also true for Ascended Pantheon Prestige Edition.
I want also drop a bit on his trousers and 'Viego Crown' feedback - we were unable to follow up on this, as these changes are bigger in scope and would require essentially reworking part of the model or affect other teams' work"

Sentinel Olaf

"Post PBE Cycle update: 
Hey Folks, 
Following your feedback we were able to get following adjustment to Sentinel Olaf:
  • splash art was flipped and eyepatch now should match position in game
  • increased SFX volume of Reckless Swing (E)
  • Reckless Swing (E) light beam is now a bit wider and has more glow for additional oomph
  • added more impact to Vicious Strikes (W) SFX"
3) Here's Riot Jag with a preview for patch 11.14 balance:
[1] "11.14 Full Preview is here!"

[2] "Dr. Mundo, Irelia, and Tahm Kench changes here:

 

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