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Jan 20, 2013

1/20 PBE Update: Steel Legion Garen, Lunar Skin Splash Arts, Tons of Balance Changes

The PBE Air Client just updated with a TON of new changes, including splash arts for all the Lunar Revel Skins as well as Panda Annie. A new Steel Legion Garen Skin is also afoot!

The live PBE client is not yet updated, but I'll modify as necessary when it does. In the mean time check out the new splashes and tentative changes!

For more information on the new Ranked system in this patch, check out this link here!

Splash Arts
Steel Legion Garen
Steel Legion Garen

Panda Annie Skin
Panda Annie

Jade Fang Cassiopeia Skin
Jade Fang Cassiopeia

Dragonwing Corki
Dragonwing Corki

Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV
Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV

Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao
Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao

Champion Balance Changes
NOTE: Balance changes are not yet on the live PBE server, only on the air PBE client. As always, PBE content is highly subjective to change, and the air client even more so.

Buffs: Elise, Galio, Poppy, Viktor, AD Master Yi
Nerfs: Blitzcrank, Cho'Gath, Ezreal, Katarina, AP Master Yi, Nunu, Shaco, Shen

  • Rocket Grab [Q]: Mana cost increased to 120 at all levels from 110.
  • Feral Scream [W] silence reduced to 1.5/1.75/2.2/225/2.5 seconds from 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3 seconds
  • Cocoon/Rappel [E] Mana cost decreased to 50 from 65
  • Passive attack speed reduced to a 5 second buff from 6 seconds.
  • Trueshot Barrage [R] now deals 12% less damage per unit passed through, nerfed from 8% less damage.
  • Bouncing Blades [Q] now does 60/85/110/135/160 damage, down from 60/90/120/150/180
  • Shunpo [E] damage reduction nerfed to 1.5 seconds from 3 seconds.
  • Death Lotus [R] AP ratio increased to 2x from 1.75x
Master Yi
  • Meditate now restores 120/240/360/480/600 health with a 1.2x AP ratio, down from 140/280/420/560/700 with a 4x AP ratio
  • EDIT: Riot forgot to implement the fact onto the client that it has a reduced channel time as well, which ends up being a buff for AD Yi.
  • Bloodboil nerfed to 8/9/10/11/12% movespeed from 11/12/13/14/15%
    • ASPD nerfed to 25/30/35/40/45% from 25/35/45/55/65%
    • Duration reduced to 12 seconds from 15 seconds
  • Resolute Smite [Q] slow duration nerfed to 2 seconds from 2.5 seconds
    • Cost reduced to a flat 60 mana from 60/65/70/75/80
    • Cooldown reduced to 5 from 7 seconds
  • Paragon of Demacia [W] Now gives her a stack from spells taking damage from spells.
  • Deceive [Q] range decreased to 400 from 500
  • Two-Shiv Poison [E] Passive no longer reduces target's movespeed 
[this seems kinda iffy and game-breaking for him. I'd wait until the live PBE goes live before raising pitchforks.] EDIT: Indeed, after the pitchforks were raised, Riot said it was just a thought and chances are only the numbers will be changed. He'll keep his passive slow :]
  • Feint [W] Cooldown reduction on Ki strike nerfed from a 1 second CDR reduction to a 1.5 CDR reduction.
  • Power Transfer [Q] Now returns 32/50/68/86/104% as a shield, up from 40%
Item Balance Changes
NOTE: Balance changes are not yet on the live PBE server, only on the air PBE client. As always, PBE content is highly subjective to change, and the air client even more so.

Buffs: Deathfire Grasp, Zhonya's Hourglass
Nerfs: Grez's Spectral Lantern, Giant's Belt, Locket of the Iron Solari, The Black Cleaver, The Bloodthirster
Tweaks: Ruby Sightstone, Sightstone

Deathfire Grasp
  • Cost decreased to 880 from 965
  • Now grants 120 AP instead of 100 AP
Grez's Spectral Lantern
  • Vision granting mist reduced to 6 seconds from 10 seconds
Giant's Belt
  • Nerfed to +380 health from +400 health
Locket of the Iron Solari
  • Health reduced to 400 from 425.
Ruby Sightstone
  • Health increased to 360 health from 300 health
  • Now grants 180 health, up from 100 health.
  • Now builds from Ruby Crystal and costs 475 to upgrade. (Total of 950)
The Black Cleaver
  • Now grants 200 health, nerfed from 250 health
  • Now reduces armor by 5%, down from 6.25%
  • Now stacks up to 5 times, up from 4 times.
  • Still reduces 25% total.
The Bloodthirster
  • Cost to build increased to 850 from 650.
Zhonya's Hourglass
  • Ability power increased to 120 from 100.
  • Cost reduced to 650 from 780.
Be sure to check out screenshots of the new Ranked System that was implemented this patch too! (I've moved it to a separate post to conserve space)

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  1. Locket of the Iron Solari
    Health reduced to 425 from 400.Why does it say reduced to 425?

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  2. SSJSuntasticJanuary 20, 2013

    Hi Ran Ren! Thanks for catching that. Indeed it should be the other way around~

  3. Arif GökdaşJanuary 20, 2013

    this isnt good shaco and ezreal:( I love them

  4. RIP Ezreal. He belongs in a museum now.

  5. AP yi is going to cry with these nerfs

  6. Haha. I knew it. It was just a matter of time that Master Yi is going to be nerfed since so many players at level 30 play him right now. (nearly nobody touched Yi at level 30 in the past; he was only a low level champion) I hope that Riot will release this nerf on the live servers.

    But Shaco's nerf isn't necessary...Shaco lives from his early game and those nerfs will break him into pieces. And Ezreal...well, he''ll be still the strongest adc with the lowest risk to fail (in comparison to other ad carries) in the whole game after this nerf. It won't hurt him at all... (his kit is just too powerful)

  7. What I honestly think Riot should fix about Ezreal is the mana needed to use his Q ability. It's so low that it allows him to harrass constantly and it's a skill easy to land with such a long range and low cooldown. They want to nerf his ultimate but it isn't what makes him overpowered. What makes Ezreal the most successful adc is his harrass in lane and his in-built flash.

  8. Space Marine Garen VS. Alien Kog'Maw?

  9. Did poppy really need that buff, holy shit.

  10. check your factsJanuary 22, 2013

    alistars passive always affected structures

  11. SSJSuntasticJanuary 22, 2013

    Hi, that's true. I may have misread the tooltip and the building trample refers to the double damage. Or I just had a brain fart. Will double check when I get home. Thanks for pointing that out!

  12. wtf, increased cost on sightstone? If your lane goes wrong, that 700 gold already hurts a lot... 980 gold is mid-game level for supports, unless you don't get level 1 boots. What the fuck?

  13. SSJSuntasticJanuary 29, 2013

    Hi Gotan, it does build from Ruby Crystal now though, which personally I don't feel is much of a compensation, but it's better than nothing I suppose.


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