Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 6/14/2013 - League of Draven

PBE patch 3.9 - Patch 2

If you missed the big patch yesterday, you can find it here. At this time, this is -another- air only patch. with only one change (that can be datamined!) - the name of Draven's passive. There are many updates to the air client however. Various files, most likely bug fixes and polishes

Important note - Chances are this is not the only patch today. I would still expect another patch tonight.

UPDATE -  Check out 6/14/2013 Context Post - PBE for Patch 3.09


Abilities Changes

Old (Air Client v91)New (Air Client v92)
Draven - [Passive] - Wicked Blades
Draven - [Passive] - Wicked Blades
Draven gains his fans' Adoration when he catches a Spinning Axe or kills a minion or monster.Killing enemy champions grants Draven bonus gold based on how much Adoration he has.
Draven - [Passive] - League of Draven
Draven gains his fans' Adoration when he catches a Spinning Axe or kills a minion or monster.Killing enemy champions grants Draven bonus gold based on how much Adoration he has.

Phreak on Draven's Changes

Phreak posted late last night about yesterday's changes.

Originally Posted by Riot (View RedTracker Source)

Statikk is the real guy to talk about this, but here's what I've gleaned from talking him to about this:

Draven's laning phase is stupid OP, but his late game is pretty rough. Spinning Axe is really fun and awesome and we always want that to feel good. However, the extra damage he's getting from the bleed is fairly underappreciated and doesn't really scale all that great into the lategame. We looked at the numbers and said two things:

1. We don't want to touch Spinning Axe.
2. It's hard to find numbers on the bleed that look even remotely good for Draven players while simultaneously having a meaningful impact on his early laning.

So we want with a fun mini-game where Draven farms up stacks and then has to cash them in by executing someone. We want the overall changes to be a net nerf (he's OP), but not much. There is a lot of power lost by simply ripping the passive out. We want this passive to be meaningful and have impact for Draven.

For example numbers, Statikk got Adoration up to 100 in just 5 minutes of laning from last hitting and Spinning Axe catches, and he's not even an expert Draven. This number is going to get high.
Are adoration stacks expended on killing someone?
Lot of details are being worked on.

Plan I last heard about was you consumed partial stack on kill, lost all stacks on death. Adds some tension when you build them up, makes you want to go kill someone so you can cash in and go big!

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