8/30 PBE Update: Chroma Assets, Tentative Balance Changes & More

Posted on at 1:40 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 11.18 PBE cycle, today's patch includes chroma assets, new loot, 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.)

Table of Contents


Miscellaneous

  • Chroma assets added to the PBE: 
Pentakill III: Lost Chapter Olaf
[8 Chromas]

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter Kayle
[8 Chromas]

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter Karthus
[8 Chromas]

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter Sona
[8 Chromas]

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter Mordekaiser
[8 Chromas]

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter Yorick
[8 Chromas]

Dissonance of Pentakill Viego
[8 Chromas]
  • Loot assets added: 
    • Full Moon Capsule
      • "Open to reveal three random skin shards with a 4% chance to obtain a Songpyeon Bag. Gemstone and Mythic Skin Permanent drop rates multiplied by 1.5 with three chances for each type of drop."
    • Songpyeon Bag
      • "Make a wish to the Full moon with this bag. Open to reveal three food or fest related skin shards, and a random bonus (70% chance of 2 random skin shards worth 750 RP or above, or 30% chance of 3 random skin shards worth 750 RP or above). Gemstone and Mythic Skin Permanent drop rates multiplied by 1.5. (Detailed list of skin shards included in a Songpyeon bag is in the announcement page.)"

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
Aphelios
  • Base AD lowered from 57 to 55
  • AS per level lowered from 2.1 to 1.8

Ashe
  • Volley (W) cooldown increased from 14/11.5/9/6.5/4 to 18/14.5/11/7.5/4

Dr. Mundo
  • Infected Bonesaw (Q) capped monster damage increased from 300/350/400/450/500 to 350/425/500/575/650
  • Maximum Dosage (R) 
    • Effect changed: 
      • "Dr Mundo pumps himself with chemicals, temporarily gaining 15/20/25% of his missing Health as Bonus Health, then gaining 15/25/25% movespeed, 4/5.5/7% bonus health Attack Damage, and regenerating 20/40/60% max Health over 10 seconds."

Fizz
  • Nimble Fighter (Passive)
    • damage reduction against champion basic attacks increased from [4 + 1%AP] to [8 + 2% AP]
  • Seastone Trident (W)
    • Bonus on-hit damage increased from 10/15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35/40
  • Chum the Waters (R)
    • small shark damage lowered from [150/250/350 +80% AP] to [150/225/300 +70% AP]
    • medium shark damage lowered from [225/325/425 +100% AP] to [200/275/35 +85% AP]
    • big shark damage lowered from [300/400/500 +120% AP] to [250/325/400 +100% AP]

Jayce
  • Base AD lowered from 54 to 52

Jinx 
  • Switcheroo! (Q) Fishbones attack mana cost lowered from 20 to 16/17/18/19/20

Kai'Sa
  • Supercharge (E) Cooldown lowered from 16/15/14/13/12 to 16/14.5/13/11.5/10

Kalista
  • Fate's Call (R) knockup duration lowered from 1.5/1.75/2 to 1/1.5/2

Karma
  • Base armor increased from 26 to 28
  • Inspire (E) shield increased from 80/125/170/215/260 to 90/135/180/225/270

Kog'Maw
  • Void Ooze (E) AP ratio increased from 50% to 70%

Lillia
  • HP5 lowered from 7.5 to 3
  • Dream-Laden Bough (Passive)  health restore against jungle monsters increased from 18-94 to 27-104
  • Blooming Blows (Q) movespeed duration increased from 5.5s to 6.5s
  • Swirlseed (E) cooldown lowered from 18 to 16

Miss Fortune
  • Bullet Time (R) total waves increased from 12/14/16 to 12/15/18

Morgana
  • Black Shield (E) cooldown lowered from 26/24/22/20/18 to 24/22/20/18/16

Qiyana
  • HP5 lowered from 9 to 7.5
  • Attack speed increased from .625 to .688
  • Edge of Ixtal (Q)
    • Base damage increased from 60/85/110/135/160 to 80/110/140/170/200
    • Damage beyond first hit lowered from [75% reduced physical damage] to [50% reduced physical damage]
    • Damage to jungle monsters increased from 100% to 125%
  • Audacity (E)
    • Base damage lowered from 60/90/120/150/180 to 50/80/110/140/170

Renekton
  • Ruthless Predator (W) Enhanced stun duration lowered from 1.5s to 1s

Rumble
  • Junkyard Titan (Passive)
    • [Removed] Attack speed when overheated
  • Scrap Shield (W) cooldown lowered from 7/6.75/6.5/6.25/6 to 6

Singed
  • Insanity Potion (R) 
    • [NewDuring this effect, Singed's Poison Trail also applies 40% Grievous Wounds for 1s."

Soraka
[Changelist 1 / 2 - not fully implemented]
  • Wish (R)
    • [New] Clears Grievous wounds before heal

Talon
  • Noxian Diplomacy (Q) damage lowered from 65/90/115/140/165 to 65/85/105/125/145
  • Rake (W) 
    • [New] Deals 150% damage to jungle monsters.

Thresh
  • Base movespeed lowered from 335 to 330
  • Flay (E) 
    • Min damage increased from [100% per soul] to [150% per soul]
    • Max damage changed from [100% per soul + 100/125/150/175/200% AD] to [150% per soul + 80/110/140/170/200% AD]

Twitch
  • Spray and Pray (R) bonus AD increased from 30/45/60 to 40/55/70

Urgot
  • Corrosive Charge (Q) 
    • Cooldown lowered from 12/11/10/9/8 to 10/9.5/9/8.5/8
    • Mana cost lowered from 80 to 70

Varus
  • Base AD lowered from 61 to 59

Yone
  • Spirit Cleave (W) Shield increase per subsequent champion hot increased from 25% to 50%

Yuumi
  • Bop 'n' Block (Passive) Cooldown lowered from 18-6 to 14-6

Zed
  • Contempt for the Weak (Passive)
    • [New] "This ability deals 200% damage to jungle monsters"

Zoe
  • Sleepy Trouble Bubble (E) cooldown lowered from 20/18.5/17/15.5/14 to 16/15/14/13/12

Items
Ravenous Hydra
  • [New] "Cleave does not trigger on structures."

Tiamat
  • [New] "Cleave does not trigger on structures."

Umbral Glaive
  • Cost lowered from 2600 to 2400
  • Combine cost lowered from 800 to 600
  • Lethality lowered from 12 to 10



Runes

Predator (Domination Keystone)
  • Movespeed increased from [ramping to 45% over 1.5s] to [ramping to 60% over 1s]

TFT Champions

Tier 1
Kalista
  • Bonus damage lowered from 350/600/1000 to 300/600/900

Vayne
  • Bonus true damage lowered from 70/100/140 to 70/100/130

Gragas
  • Damage increased from 175/250/400 to 175/250/475

Olaf
  • Healing lowered from 20/30/70 to 20/30/55

Aatrox
  • % AD increased from 260/280/360 to 320/340/380

Tier 3
Nunu
  • Damage lowered from 500/750/1800 to 450/700/1750

Tier 4
Karma
  • Damage increased from 230/290/750 to 230/290/850
  • Mana cost reduction increased from 15/15/30 to 15/15/40

Jax
  • % AD increased from 200/220/300 to 200/220/400

Aphelios
  • % AD increased from 350/375/425 to 350/375/50000
    • [Probably a typo for 500%]
  • Bonus damage increased from 150/200/400 to 150/200/600

Fiddlesticks
  • Damage increased from 150/200/600 to 150/200/750

Diana
  • Damage increased from 300/450/2000 to 300/450/3000

Draven
  • % AD increased from 170/180/340 to 170/180/400
  • Damage increased from 150/200/800 to 150/225/900

Tier 5
Volibear
  • Damage lowered from 150/300/5000 to 125/250/5000

Context & Notes

1) Riot Jag posted the 11.18 PBE Preview:
"11.18 Patch Preview is here! 
Reminder: this is effectively part 1 of our Worlds patches (11.19 will finish it off). Also, just for Worlds, we didn't limit the patch by requiring matching buffs with nerfs 1 for 1."
He added:
"More context on 11.18's Dr. Mundo and Soraka buffs. I would not say we think Grievous Wounds is in a optimal state - we do want to revisit the system. In the meantime, we're going to change Dr. Mundo and Soraka to smooth them out a bit given the counter items available. (1/3)
The goal is to increase performance when GW is applied to them, and slightly reduce it otherwise. A fair amount of champions invest heavily in healing; these two, more than others, are entirely built around healing as the output they actually offer. (2/3) 
This is contrast to say, Aatrox, Vladimir, or Swain, who definitely care about healing but have a lot of healing-independent offensive outputs to give their team. (3/3)
Correction:  
W Healing 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 >>> 100 /130 / 160 / 190 / 220
R Removes Grievous Wounds on allies before healing them."
2) Here's the latest from the r/LeaguePBE feedback threads:

Updated thread to add PBE feedback notes. 
Changing:
  • For Q audio, we couldn't find any Lunar Beast audio in game, though it does appear in some preview videos. We are making some tonal adjustments to bump up the rock feel a bit more!
  • For E audio, the Lunar Beast audio does appear in some preview videos, but not in game. We discussed how to balance the music in the Mist - and we did try for a while to make it work. Unlike Evelynn, where her stealth is long but ends as soon as combat begins, and she can't dive in and out of it in the same way Viego can in a fight, it felt very disruptive. We're re-evaluating the mix and making sure mist levels are good but no major changes planned.
Not Changing:
  • For the R audio, we won't be making any changes for craft reasons - the vocal scream is in the execute which is the biggest moment and we want to keep the focus on that and possession.
  • For the E VFX, if we play up the fog it will cover up the red sci-fi stage-lighting in the mist. Since we feel that's an important aspect for Viego, to have this alien feel, we won't be making any changes.

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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