8/24 PBE Update: TFT Testing & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 4:15 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 12.17 PBE cycle, today's patch includes continued TFT Uncharted Realms testing 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.)

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TFT Uncharted Realms Continued Testing 

Uncharted Realms continued testing on the PBE this cycle! Here's Riot Mort with the latest changelist:
PBE Patch Notes - August 24th Deploy 
1 cost
---Bugfix: Spell bonus Health no longer scales with Ability Power
---Bugfix: Spell damage now scales with Ability Power
---Spell Damage: 170/240/320 >>> 155/225/305
---AD: 65 >>> 60
---Spell AD%: 160/180/200% >>> 165/180/195%
2 cost
---Spell Damage per Blade: 40/55/75 >>> 35/50/70
3 cost
-Lee Sin
---Armor & MR: 45 >>> 50
---Mana: 40/100 >>> 60/120
---Spell Bonus AS: 300% for 1.5 seconds >>> 200% for 2 attacks
---Range: 4 >>> 3 hexes
---Shield Duration: 3 >>> 2 sec
4 cost
---Spell Bonus Armor & MR: 50/70/150 >>> 55/65/175
---Base Spell Damage: 100/150/350 >>> 100/150/700
---Spell Burst Damage: 280/420/1500 >>> 265/400/1500
-Tyrant Swain 
---Armor & MR: 60 >>> 65
---Mana cost :: 0/70 >>> 0/60
---Normal Magic Damage :: 225/300/900 >>> 200/250/750
---Shield Duration :: 3 >>> 2 sec
---Shapeshifted Magic Damage :: 225/300/900 >>> 250/325/900
---Shapeshifted Cast Time :: 2 seconds >>> 1.6 seconds
---Shapeshifted spell now uses the same flip animation as the base spell
---Shapeshifted spell now deals damage around the target
5 cost
---Spell Damage Armor & MR Scaling: 250/350/4000% >>> 250/325/4000%

---HP on Transform: 50/125% >>> 50/150%

---The in-training Dragonmancer Hero is now smaller

-Protectors Vow 
---Bonus Armor & MR: 30 >>> 25

Bug Fixes
-Wukong spell now properly stuns his target.
---Spell now properly stuns all targets hit.
---Spell can no longer hit the same target multiple times.
---Tooltip updated to specify his behavior.
---Will now consistently hit center of spell on primary target 
---Spell casts consistently with high mana generation
-Zac heal now properly scales with AP
-Malphite will no longer be Mana locked for 5 seconds even if his shield is destroyed early
-Rengar no longer revives if he dies during his leap: This cat does not have 9 lives.
-Zippy knockback is now properly blocked when the target is crowd control immune
-Pantheon damage reduction from his spell is now additive, not multiplicative (buff)
-Penitence will no longer cause Jade Status explosions to deal more damage than intended when the explosion hit multiple units at once
-Blue Battery I can no longer be offered after taking Blue Battery II and vice versa
-Revel and Legend Emblems can no longer be obtained from carousel
-Deathblade and Runaan’s Hurricane will now properly pop off of Daeja
-Radiant Sunfire Cape will now grant its bonus Health
-Hand of Justice no longer grants more stats than intended
-Units who have to walk into range if their target dies, such as Sylas, now more reliably cast after walking."

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.


  • Sap Magic (Passive)
    • [New] "Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces cooldown by 1s per auto"
  • Bramble Smash (Q)
    • Base damage lowered from 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) to 65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
    • [New] now deals 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3% max health as damage
    • [New] now deals 20/35/50/65/80 bonus damage to monsters
  • Sapling Toss (E)
    • [Removed] no long deals % max health damage
    • base damage total increased from 20-120 to 45-185 (+40% AP +3% total HP)
    • brush damage total increased from 40-240 to 75-315 (+80% AP +6% total HP)
    • [New] Empowered damage does not affect minions
    • Mana cost lowered from 60/70/80/90/100 to 45/55/65/75/85
    • Slow increased from 35% to 45%
    • [New] Empowered brush slow now 55%
  • Nature's Grasp (R)
    • Missile initial speed increased from 50 to 100
    • Missile max speed increased from 650 to 750
    • Missile acceleration increased from 250 to 300
    • [New] Now gains 40-60% move speed decaying over 2s on champion hit

Context & Notes

1) Riot August provided a changelist for Maokai, now testing on the PBE:

2) Make sure to leave your feedback over in the r/LeaguePBE feedback threads:
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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