The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.4 PBE cycle, today's patch includes more tentative balance changes and a small preview of in-client voice chat!



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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Miscellaneous

  • There is now an option for voice chat is now on the PBE, but does not seems to be working at the moment. There are no options customize just yet. Will keep an eye out for more on this feature!


  • Another set of skin bios are in today's update, example:


"NOTICE FROM THE DEAN: Darius is henceforth suspended from Academy grounds for behavior including (but not limited to) stuffing students into lockers, possession of dangerous weapons on school property, brawling, fighting, scuffling, fisticuffing, and dunking on fellow classmates during gym class."
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.



Champions

Evelynn
[Evelynn has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Whiplash (E)
    • Damage reverted from 65/80/95/110/125 to 55/70/85/100/115
    • Empowered damage lowered from 105/125/145/165/185 to 85/105/125/145/165

Fiddlesticks
[Fiddlesticks has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Dark Wind (E) cost reverted from 70/80/90/100/110 to 50/60/70/80/90


Gangplank
[Gangplank has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Parrrley (Q) cost increased from 40 at all ranks to 60/55/50/45/40



  • Remove Scurvy (W) mana cost reverted from 100 at all ranks to 80/90/100/110/120




Gnar
[Gnar has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • GNAR! (R)
    • [Mega/Active] AD increased from 70% to 100%
    • [Mega/Active] AP increased from 50% to 100%



Kalista
[Kalista has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Attack range increased from 500 to 525
    • VS Live: from 550 to 525

Ornn
[Ornn has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Bellows Breath (W)
    • Damage lowered from 10/12/14/16/18% of target max health to 10/11.5/13/14.5/16%
    • shield duration lowered from 4 seconds to 3.5 seconds



Volibear
[Volibear has other changes in testing on the PBE!]

  • Rolling Thunder (Q)
    • [Q reverted to scaling with spell rank]
      • Movement Speed bonus reverted from [scaling with level] to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%
      • Enhanced movement speed bonus changed from [scaling with level] to 30/37.5/45/52.5/60%
        • Vs Live: from 30/35/40/45/50% to 30/37.5/45/52.5/60%




Items

Haunting Guise

  • Unique Passive - Essence Drain renamed to Unique Passive - Madness

Hunter's Machete

  • Reverted to live functionality.

Hunter's Talisman

  • Reverted to live functionality.



Liandry's Torment

  • Unique Passive - Essence Drain renamed to Unique Passive - Madness
  • Unique Passive - Torment bonus magic damage lowered from 1.5% to 1%




Morellonomicon

  • Unique Passive - Subtlety renamed to Unique Passive - Touch of Death




Ominous Orb

  • Renamed from Orb of Shadow
  • Unique Passive - Subtlety renamed Unique Passive - Touch of Death


Pathfinder's Knife

  • [New item removed, TK, SB, and SS are back]








Spellbinder

  • Renamed from Spellbound Orb



Tracker's Knife, Stalkers Blade, Skirmisher's Sabre

  • [Items are back, Pathfinder's Knife is gone]




Runes

The Twisted Surgeon (D+P Set Bonus)

  • Changed from [+8 AD or +13 AP, Adaptive, +5.5 Attack Speed] to [+5AD or +9 AP, Adaptive, +9% Attack Speed]

The Incontestable Spellslinger (S+P Set Bonus)

  • Changed from [+8 AD or +14 AP, Adaptive, +5.5 Attack Speed] to [+6AD or 10 AP, Adaptive, +9% Attack Speed]





Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot August with a changelist and context on Rengar for 2/9:
"A number of bug fixes coming tomorrow (2/9)
Bugs:
Fixed a bug where Q would hitch Rengar's movement on activation
Fixed a bug where the correct Q CD would not display while ferocity was active.
Fixed a bug where Q would be lost if it was being held when ferocity activates. The Q buff is still removed, but the cooldown will be set to 0.
Tuning:
Leap speed decreased slightly (by about 10%)
Fixed a bug where Rengar's bonetooth necklace's bonus AD mult was multiplying itself. (This is effectively a nerf. Bonus AD from 5 stacks is now correct at 25% (from 33%), may need to buff the bonetooth mult in the future as compensation, but we expect that Rengar's current burst is tuned a bit too high).
[INDENT]
Feature:
Leaps that hit while Q is primed now play the Q hit SFX.
Thoughts:
Was able to fix a number of Q bugs you guys called out. Thanks