Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 2/19/2014 - New Profile Icons, Jinx, Kha'Zix, Gragas, Ryze Changes, Vel'Koz Lore, Item Changes

Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 2/19/2014

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[Dominion/TT] New Item: Dervish Blade


New Profile Icons

 


Vel'Koz Lore

I pass into the sudden glare.Blink.Blink,blink,blink.My eyes adjust and evaluate the landscape before me.

There's a scurrying.I look down to find a small,white creature standing on its hind legs,sniffing at my body.It intrigues me.

What use are you?

I analyze the creature.A flash of hot magenta light,a dust pile where it was quivering.

Mammalian...Nocturnal...Impeccable hearing.Incredibly weak.Yet they breed so prodigiously.

''Hm,'' I mutter to myself.Hopefully there will be more complex things to be found; those fascinate me.

Consume and learn: this is my purpose.The others who travel with me are primitive: kill and eat,kill and eat.I need to gather all available information - harvest any valuable resources.

Eventually,we come upon a destroyed city,save for one pristine tower.It appears to be protected - or intentionally left standing.I deconstruct the composition of the ruins.My analysis suggests this habitat was a place of great magic; I'm not surprised it was a target of such destruction.There is something compelling about the tower.While the others are off scavenging,I enter the citadel.

Cryptic instruments are strewn about.I examine one.Another flash of hot magenta light,another dust pile.

Fascinating: a tool to alter their concept of time.

Strange.

Unprecedented.

From the state of the tower,it seems the owner departed only recently.The artifacts left behind have existed in more than one time and place.Some are more complex than others; all are more impressive than anything I have seen on this plane.Clearly,the owner knows things I have not encountered in any of my travels.

I require such knowledge.

Leaving the tower,I find the others closing in on the entrance,ready to destroy it as they have destroyed everything else we have met.They will only get in the way of my goal.There are some things the Void should not consume indiscriminately.

Without warning,I lash out a tentacle,its tip glowing white hot.Lightning arcs through the first creature,knocking it back.Its screams fade as I extend all three limbs,energy crackling between them,scorching the air where the streams meet.The other two run; they know what's coming.

Must they always flee?

I open my eye wide and unleash a beam of energy,following the escaping creatures.They are instantly reduced to ash.''Hmm.Void-native melting point is inconsistent,'' I note.

But that is of no consequence.The hunger inside me grows.I am ravenous.Insatiable,as never before.

I have glimpsed the ultimate knowledge.

And I will have it.


Champion Changes

Jinx

  • Base damage is now 50 (up from 47 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)
  • Flame Chompers! [ E ] - Now deals 80/135/190/245/300 damage (up from 50/110/170/230/290 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)
  • Flame Chompers! [ E ] - Now costs 50 Mana (down from 70 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)
  • Flame Chompers! [ E ]  - Range is now 900 (up from 850 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)
  • Super Mega Death Rocket! [ R ] - Minimum damage is now 125/175/225 (up from 50/70/90 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)
  • Super Mega Death Rocket! [ R ]  - Minimum damage now scales with 0.5 bonus AD (up from 0.2 bonus AD compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)

Ryze

  • Base Health is now 414 (up from 409 compared to last PBE patch) (Up from 360 compared to Live)
  • Overload [ Q ]  - Removed from tooltip: "If Overload kills its target Ryze gains 30 mana."

Fiora

  • Riposte [ W ] - Active now works against "LARGE monsters", instead of "monsters"

Gragas

  • Body Slam [ E ] - Total AD is now 0.5 (up from 0 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live values)
  • Explosive Cask [ R ]  - AP ratio is now 0.9 (up from 0.8 compared to last PBE patch) (Down from 1 compared to live)

Kha'Zix

  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - Active's damage now scales with 1.5 bonus AD (up from 1.3 compared to last PBE patch) (Back to Live Values)
  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - Evolved Enlarged Claws: Damage is now equal to 6% of the target's missing Health (down from 8% compared to last PBE patch) (Down from 8% compared to Live)
  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - Evolved Enlarged Claws' max damage against monsters is now 100 (down from 200 compared to last PBE patch) (Down from 200 compared to Live)
  • Leap [ E ] - Damage now scales with 0.2 bonus AD (down from 0.8 bonus AD compared to last PBE patch) (Down from 0.8 bonus AD compared to Live)
  • Void Assault [ R ] - Active: Added to the tooltip: "Additionally, Kha'Zix ignores unit collision while stealthed."
  • Void Assault [ R ] - Evolved Active Camouflage: Now also increases the duration of Vault Assault to 2 seconds

Skarner

  • Crystal Slash [ Q ] - Now costs 16/18/20/22/24 Mana (down from 20/22/24/26/28 compared to last PBE patch) (Down from 20/22/24/26/28 compared to Live)

Teemo

  • Noxious Trap [ R ] - Damage now scales with 0.5*AP (up from 0.4*AP compared to last PBE patch) (Down from 0.8*AP compared to Live)

Item Changes

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

  • Now costs 1000 (up from 800 compared to last PBE patch)
  • UNIQUE Passive now grants 15% Cooldown reduction (Up from 10% compared to last PBE patch)

Nomad's Medallion

  • Now regenerates 7 Mana per 5 seconds (down from 10 mana compared to last PBE patch)
  • UNIQUE Passive - Favor: Gold granted when being near a minion death is now 3 (down from 4 compared to last PBE patch)

Prospector's Blade

  • No longer grants 5% Life Steal
  • Attack Damage granted is now 16 (down from 20 compared to last PBE patch)
  • Now grants 15% Attack Speed
  • UNIQUE Passive - Prospector now grants 150 health (down from 200 compared to last PBE patch)

Prospector's Ring

  • Now grants 35 AP (down from 40 compared to last PBE patch)
  • Now regenerates 6 mana (down from 10 compared to last PBE patch)
  • UNIQUE Passive - Prospector now grants 150 health (down from 200 compared to last PBE patch)

Ruby Sightstone

  • Now costs 1600 (up from 1325 compared to last PBE patch)
  • Health granted is now 400 (up from 360 compared to last PBE patch)

Talisman of Ascension

  • Mana regen per 5 seconds is now 10 (down from 15 compared to last PBE patch)
  • UNIQUE Passive - Favor: Gold granted when being near a minion death is now 3 (down from 4 compared to last PBE patch)

Targon's Brace

  • Now costs 865 (up from 850 compared to last PBE patch)

Tear of the Goddess (Crystal Scar)

  • Now regenerates 6 mana per 5 seconds (down from 7 mana compared to last PBE patch)
  • UNIQUE Passive - Mana Charge: Added to the tooltip: "+1 maximum Mana per 6 seconds"

Tear of the Goddess

  • Now regenerates 6 mana per 5 seconds (down from 7 mana compared to last PBE patch)
  • UNIQUE Passive - Mana Charge: Added to the tooltip: "+1 maximum Mana per 8 seconds"
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Comments

  • #53 dnagemo

    Wow kha'zix evolving r over w is now always better .

  • #47 CrazedPorcupine

    For those of you wondering about Vel'koz's lore, it's about Urtistan and the clocktower. Remember, Zilean hid away in the clock tower and the army left it alone so as not to alert Zilean. Plus don't forget that the void is in SHurima desert.

     

  • #48 leafstorm001

    wasn't there just a rip in the fabric of space in shurima connecting the void and runeterra? like a portal and not the whole void, I believe that Kha'zix appeared somewhere in a jungle might be Kumungu so they might be using portals and such.

  • #41 jhawkjayhawk

    riot doesnt want ryze to rise again i see, tho fucking gragas  leblanc and ziggs are 100x  more annoying than ryze ever was 

    Last edited by jhawkjayhawk: 2/19/2014 5:31:09 PM
  • #39 cypherslick

    What's that icon for?

  • #44 VERDAXY

    LOUISIANA Mardi Gras Festival Like two weeks from today I think. If its not that then It some other festival.

  • #46 raafhz

    Brazilian Carnival

  • #37 VERDAXY

    Holy Cow!! Zilean is going to be targeted by this VelKoz for the pursuit of knowledge. Damm 

  • #27 Nakhan

    Yay! A new item.  Two questions arise.

    A) Why did they add Dervish Blade.

    B) Who will use Dervish Blade.

  • #29 ordosan

    c why is that the adc/ad champs get a cleanse items but the AP champs dont.(same with tenacity. only tanks and AA champs can get it)

  • #30 raikaria
    Quote from ordosan »

    c why is that the adc/ad champs get a cleanse items but the AP champs dont.(same with tenacity. only tanks and AA champs can get it)

     Because nuke-based casters 1: don't generally need to survive past the initial burst and 2: should be in the backline and avoiding C.C anyway

    Quote from Nakhan »

    Yay! A new item.  Two questions arise.

    A) Why did they add Dervish Blade.

    B) Who will use Dervish Blade.

    It's a Dominion/TTT sub for Mercurial. They're phaseing out NLR and BF Sword from those maps since their costs are too high for the maps pace.

  • #32 KesslerCOIL
    Quote from ordosan »

    c why is that the adc/ad champs get a cleanse items but the AP champs dont.(same with tenacity. only tanks and AA champs can get it)

    AP champs generally have more CC to escape with and they have more burst.
    If we're talking TT/DOM then they can get a large chunk of defense stats, AP and Tenacity with Moonflair Spellblade

  • #34 OuterRaven

    Also because AP champs have ZHONYA'S HOURGLASS, a top tier item with one of the best actives in the game.

  • #35 klocugh12

    Tanks don't need QSS, if they're blowing their CC on you, they have none left against your carries. Better get more tanky MR items like SV or BV.

    APs don't get QSS upgrade, because they have Zhonya's.

    As for B) from OP, probably marksmen and a few melee AA dependent champs.

  • #38 fedao321

    Ignoring slows and stuns on AD champions=More autoattacks.
    Ignoring slows, silences and stuns on AP champion=More time running and waiting for cooldowns.

    There was an item wich gave AP and tenacity, but no one built it because you're basically wasting money where you could get more AP or a Zhonya's, wich gives you more time to wait for cooldowns.

  • #49 krshna

    Why is that AD champs don't get a Statis item but APs do? (Zhonya's)

    It all balances out

  • #50 Simhacantus

    Same reason why lifesteal is considered more efficient than spellvamp.

  • #25 Magnapinna

    Wonder why gragas keeps getting these changes so quickly. They just removed his AD ratio on his body slam...to add it back.

  • #43 Killzerz4

    Because they nerfed both his early game and lategame. In my eyes they should have done one or the other; apparently they agreed and gave him back his early game. Something I would have picked too. I think he needs a lot of damage early game as he is a melee champ, but clearing even melee minions with just his Q was over the top. I agree with this nerf (though .8 would probably be more balanced...).

  • #55 IONDragonX

    This is just the way that PBE is. Code goes in for one day, then gets pulled out, then maybe gets put back in next week, etc.

    Gragas will get a nerf. Ever since they buffed his E, he's been a real monster, dealing wayyy more damage than he should. It will come.

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