2/12 PBE Update: More Tentative Balance Changes

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The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.4 PBE cycle, today’s patch includes more 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, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.


  • Whiplash (E) empowered damage increased from 85/105/125/145/165 to 95/115/135/155/175
    • Vs Live: increased from 70/90/110/130/150 to 95/115/135/155/175


  • Powder Keg (E) keg duration lowered from 40 seconds to 25 seconds
    • Vs. Live: from 60 to 25


  • GNAR! (R)
    • [Removed] [Mini/Passive] No longer increases Boomerang Throw’s CDR
    • [Mega/Active] bonus AD ratio reverted from 100% to 20%
    • [Mega/Active] AP reverted from 100% to 50% 
  • Bio-Arcane Barrage (W) bonus magic damage increased from 3/3.5/4/4.5/5% to 3/3.75/4.5/5.25/6%

  • Bellows Breath (W) damage increased from 10/11.5/13/14.5/16% to 12/13/14/15/16%
    • Vs Live: from 10/12/14/16/18% to 12/13/14/15/16%

[Rengar has extensive changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Savagery (Q)
    • Active damage lowered from 30/60/90/120/150 to 20/58/80/110/140
    • Active damage tAD changed from +100/105/110/115/120% to 110% at all ranks
    • Empowered tAD ratio lowered from 135% to 130% 


  • Base magic resist lowered from 42 to 39
  • Base armor increased from 29 to 30
  • Shadow Assault (R) reverted to live functionality.

Frozen Mallet

  • Ranged attack slow reverted from 15% to 30%

Oblivion Orb

  • Renamed from Ominous Orb


Time Warp Tonic (I4)

  • Now works with biscuits
Bone Plating (R2)
  • Damage mitigation effect changed from [15-35 (+1% of your bonus health)] to [20-50 less damage]
The Twisted Surgeon (D+P Set Bonus)
  • Changed from [+5 AD or +9 AP, Adaptive, +9% Attack Speed] to [+8 AD or +13 AP, Adaptive, +5.5% Attack Speed]
The Incontestable Spellslinger (S+P Set Bonus)
  • Changed from [+6AD or 10 AP, Adaptive, +9% Attack Speed] to  [+8AD or +14 AP, Adaptive, +5.5% Attack Speed]

Dragon Slayer

  • Buff tooltip now notes “Slaying multiple Elder Dragons will empower these effects and the Mark of the Elder Dragon.”
[New] Empowered Mark of the Elder Dragon
  • “On dealing damage to non-turrets, this unit deals True Damage over 3 seconds equal to 90 + 60 per stack of Elemental Dragon Buff. This also empowers their current Dragon Marks, increasing their effects by 100%.”

Context & Notes


1) Make sure to check out Meddler’s quick gameplay thoughts for 2/9, including thoughts on Zoe, Summoner spell cooldowns, keystone developments, and more!

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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