Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 10/22/13 - Ashe, Kassadin, Kha'Zix, Shyvana, Skarner and Syndra Changes

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Minor Gatekeeper Galio Visual Change

Galio's Gatekeeper skin got a brighter red color and some very minor particles colored.


Champion Changes

When reading Skarner's changes, keep in mind yesterdays' post which says his rework is getting pulled off the PBE.

Ashe

  • Enchanted Crystal Arrow [ R ] - Now costs 100 Mana (down from 150)

Kassadin

  • Riftwalk [ R ] - Now deals 80/100/120 magic damage (down from 80/105/130)

Olaf

  • Reckless Swing [ E ] - Now deals 70/115/160/205/250 damage (down from 75/125/175/225/275)

Shyvana

  • Dragon's Descent [ R ] - Enemies along her her path now take 175/300/425 (down from 200/300/400)

Skarner

  • Crystal Slash [ Q ] - Removed from tooltip: 'If a unit is struck,Skarner gains % attack speed for seconds,stacking up to 3 times.' 
  • Crystal Slash [ Q ] - Added to the tooltip: '...and slows by 20/25/30/35/40 % for 2 seconds.'
  • Crystalline Exoskeleton [ W ] - Grants 30/35/40/45/50 % Attack Speed again
  • Crystalline Exoskeleton [ W ] - Now grants 15/17/19/21/23% increased Movement Speed while active (changed from 24% increased Movement Speed for 3 seconds)
  • Fracture [ E ] - Tooltip no longer says: 'Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy which deals 80/120/160/200/240 (+0.7)magic damage to enemies hit and slows them by 30% for 2.5 seconds.
  • Fracture [ E ] - Added back to the tooltip: 'Striking enemies will consume the mark to heal Skarner for 30/45/60/75/90 (+).Killing targets outright will also activate the heal.(Each activation heals for 50/50/50/50/50% less.)'

Syndra

  • Scatter the Weak [ E ] - Range is now 650 (up from 550)

Kha'Zix

  • Void Spike [ W ] - Added to the tooltip: '... and Void Spike's slow is increased to 30 %.'

Fizz

  • Jump Probably E ] - Cast Radius is now 330 (up from 270)

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Comments

  • #48 jhawkjayhawk

    on the bright side olaf shits on garen....but its garen :D

  • #47 Vuldin

    yeaa!! i like the galio/skarner/ashe/kha changes

  • #34 Pikohchu

    While it's nice to see that they're trying to buff Kha'zix evolved W (cause it feels really bad to evolve right now), they made evolved Q too good to paas up. And 30% from 20% is really underwhelming.

  • #36 Lynnlei

    There's still plenty of high elo players that still level and evolve W on Kha Zix. (Most notable one being Alex Ich). So Q clearly isn't the only way to go.

  • #37 Pikohchu

    That would be like still building muramana on ryze even after the damage was changed to physical. Sure it works and is viable. But it's not optimal

  • #39 Lynnlei

    I'm fairly sure the top players in the world know whether it's optimal or not.

    It's up to your playstyle I would think.

    Damage and spamability? Take Q

    Farm, Aoe and Waveclear? Take W.

    Both are fully optimal.

    And I'm fairly sure Physical Damage-Muramana Ryze was a thing for a while, because of just how much his autos hurt, even if it dealt physical damage.

  • #40 Pikohchu

    I would still build muramana if I wanted some mixed damage. The point is that when it was magic damage it was crazy.  Mixed damage is nice, especially for top ryze but the damage doesn't compare to the original muramana.  (Oh and by the way, muramana procs on all his spells..wasn't sure if you knew that from your last sentence there. )

    Back to Kha'zix, you can't deny that his W wave clear is much less than before, and his Q damage is significantly buffed. So I think the choice is clear. 

    However, when you watch pros, you shouldn't watch their builds and sometimes not even skill leveling, since those are situational for the game. More important is to watch how they use abilities. 

  • #41 Lynnlei

    Welp. I don't know about watching them. I don't copy them since I don't play Kha. All I know is that a great many of them continue to max and evolve W over Q. They say on stream that they prefer it, meaning it is NOT situational.

    I won't deny that W isn't as good as before nor that Q is stronger than before. But it doesn't mean that you can't take W over Q if that's what you want. I always prefer champions with good poke and wave clear. For this reason I ALWAYS evolve/max W over Q if I am playing Kha Zix.

    (And minor mistyping the last Ryze sentence bit, I can see how you came to your conclusion, my bad there)

  • #45 Pikohchu

    I think it's because the pros played a LOT more Kha'zix than I did pre-nerf, so they built habits and playstyles around W that are hard to break, so it's better for them I guess. I like adapting. Change is good. (no pun intended....okay maybe some intent.)

  • #46 Lynnlei

    Bahahaah, pun accepted! I saw it coming the moment you said "adapting".

    Could well be old habits die hard, although there are other Kha Zix players out there going Q over W. It does seem to be a matter of preference now.

  • #33 dnagemo

    Why was olaf nerfed ? And it should say 

    • Dragon's Descent [ R ] - Enemies along her her path now take 175/300/425 (changed from 200/300/400)
  • #35 Gameguy301
    Olaf was not nerfed 70-250 is the LIVE value, they are reverting the PBE to test heimerdinger. Olaf is slated for buffs in 3.13. 75-275 is the buffed values we can expect to be released.

    Shyvana has had weird crap popping in and out of the PBE for months now none of them ever get released. They are trying to rework her for S4 but they are sloppy about their test files and they tend to leak on the PBE.
    Last edited by Gameguy301: 10/23/2013 8:47:47 AM
  • #29 Nevran

    I didn't remember what they said in the red post but... Is Syndra's E buffed so they can nerf the W/E combo?

  • #30 Lipton

    So the same would be applied to Fizz. Bigger mobility with jump and nerf of damage ?

  • #32 Itachi

    No

  • #22 EYEtriforc3

    strange chances, nerfs to already bad champs, and buffs to already op champs

  • #25 Gameguy301
    the olaf and skarner changes are reverts they are rolling back alot of PBE changes so they can more thoroughly test whats left.

    syndra is complicated to explain but its basic idea is its a QoL change aimed at making hitting your orbs with E more consistent.

    khazix is good but not great, and evolved W is realy lack luster these days so it could use the help.

    shyvana has a rework in the work so id instantly discredit any shred of info we see on her, as a large number of changes to her have been trickling in and out of the PBE since 3.10. the guy working on her is REALY messy about how and were he saves his brainstorming files and they often spill onto the PBE unintentionally.

    fizz is receiveing nerfs on his W ratio so other changes will most likely be overshadowed by the net loss in damage.

    kassadin is getting a nerf to his Q and an overhaul to his ultimate mechanics on the whole.
    Last edited by Gameguy301: 10/22/2013 10:16:21 PM
  • #19 Ayeeyopat
    Are you serious? Giving Fizz more range on his playful trickster & giving Kha's void spikes high slow % its bad enough he's still overpowered as all hell. .
  • #20 zkylon

    the fizz change is probably just on the indicator

    or will be coupled with a nerf elsewhere

    otherwise yeah they'd be cray

  • #24 Gameguy301
    there are nerfs elsewere they are dropping the ratio on his W
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