4/4 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:41 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 12.7 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.)

Table of Contents

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.


  • Skip 'n Slash (E) basic attack cooldown refund increased from 50% to 60%
  • Needlework (R) cooldown lowered from 120/100/80 to 100/90/80

  • Crushing Blow (Q) Cooldown lowered from 9/8.5/8/7.5/7 to 8/7.5/7/6.5/6
  • Warrior Trickster (W) cooldown lowered from 20/19/18/17/16 to 20/18/16/14/12
  • Nimbus Strike (E) 
    • damage against monsters increased from 150% to 180%
    • damage AP lowered from 100% to 80%

  • Shapesplitter (W) 
    • damage lowered from 50/70/90/110/130 to 50/80/110/140/170
    • Move speed increased from 10/15/20/25/30 to 10/17.5/25/32.5/40

  • AS Ratio increased from .568 to .598
  • Burstfire (Q) 
    • active damage changed from [10/15/20/25/30 + 110% AD]  to [6/7/8/9/10 + 110/112.5/115/117.5/120% AD]
  • Ultrashock Laser (W) 
    • damage lowered from [40/75/110/145/180 (+100% AD)(60%AP)] to [10/45/80/115/150 (+120% AD)(+70% AP)
  • Spark Surge (E) 
    • [New] "If Burst Fire critically strikes it reduces the cooldown an additional time."
  • Lightning Crash (R) 
    • [New] "If Burst Fire critically strikes it adds an additional stack of Overcharge."
    • [Changed] "The chain lightning can critically strike but does not apply On-Hit effects.


Locket of the Iron Solari
  • Shield lowered from 200-385 to 200-365

Infinity Edge 
  • Gold cost increased from 3400g to 3500g

  • active cooldown increased from 90 to 110

Context & Notes

1) None!

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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