4/5 PBE Update

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[This is a WORK IPROGRESS POST.] [Status: The PBE currently still down for maintenance.]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the exciting 7.8 PBE cycle, today’s patch includes more tentative balance changes, few color changes for MSI 2017 cosmetics, and 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

Continued Testing: Rakah and Xayah

Our two new champions Rakah and Xayah continue to test on the PBE!

While this couple tests on the PBE, you can report to these threads with comments, questions, and concerns of the heart:

Be sure to check out our larger 7.8 PBE cycle coverage for full kit details, skin previews, and more!

MSI Cosmetic Changes

[Looks like color changes for the MSI Summoner icons we saw in an earlier update this cycle.]

The logo colors have been swapped on both the dark and light bg icons – except for the general MSI 2017 icon which was not changed.

The in-game emotes were also changed in a similar  way with logo changing color:.

         
The various in-game SR base banners for MSI also had minor shape changes. Fully gallery here.

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical or experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be lacking context or other changes that didn’t make it in or were implemented in an earlier patch this cycle! These are not official notes.

Champions

Malzahar
[Malzhar currently has voidling health and armor nerfs on PBE from a previous update]

  • [Need to confirm when PBE is up.- Voidling’s might be worth less gold now.]


Shen

[Shen currently has several tentative changes on PBE from a previous update]

  • Twilight Assault (Q) [need to confirm any changes when PBE is up. – hold tight.]

Udyr
[lots of changes in here. hold tight – put up what I’m confident in for now .]

[Udyr’s stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.]

  • Tiger Stance (Q) :
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • Udyr’s stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.
    • Persistent effect and damage changed ~
[new]

Persistent Effect: Udyr will perform a Tiger Strike with his first basic attack and every third attack after that, dealing bonus 30/60/90/120/150 (+X) physical damage over 2 seconds.  

If a target is affected by Tiger Strike, a new application of Tiger Strike will deal the remaining damage instantly. 

Activation: Increases Attack Speed by 30/40/50/60/70% for 5 seconds. 

Udyr’s stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.

[old]

Persistent Effect: Basic attacks deal  bonus physical damage, and Udyr will perform a Tiger Strike with his first basic attack, dealing bonus 30/80/130/180/230 (+X) physical damage over 2 seconds. 

Activation: Increases Attack Speed by 30/40/50/60/70% for 5 seconds.

  • Turtle Stance (W):
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • Udyr’s stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.
    • Persistent Effect changed from  [ 10/12/14/16/18% Life Steal] to [ “Udyr’s first attack and every third attack after heals him for (+X) (2.5% of his maximum health), increasing by 1% for every percent of Udyr’s missing health”]
  • Bear Stance (E):
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • Udyr’s stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.
  • Phoenix Stance (R):
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • Udyr’s stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.

Twisted Treeline
[Context[Tentative changelist from ManWolfAxeBoss]

[These should be on PBE today according to ManWolfAxeBoss but I’ll need to confirm when PBE is up. He also noted more changes could be coming.]

Death Timers

  • Slightly up early and down later

XP

  • Clamping ahead case XP. The more ahead you are in levels of your target, the less XP you get.


Nexus Turrets

  • Attack Speed reduced from 2.5 to 2


Vilemaw

  • Base HP reduced from 5500 to 4500

Bug fixes

  • Health relics no longer heal double

Context and Notes

[finally! the CONTEXT HAS COME BACK to the WIP] 

1) Meddler‘s quick gameplay thoughts for April 4th, including  a few comments on changes we can expect to see during 7.8 PBE including Ivern, goals for HeimerdingerShenARAM/TT, and more:

2) ManWolfAxeBoss tweeted context on ARAM/TT PBE changes:

“Tentative ARAM and TT changes for 7.8. ARAM on PBE today, TT tomorrow.”

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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