Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 5/27/2014 - Braum, Kha'Zix, LeBlanc Changes, Karthus VU Splash

WIP Post

UPDATE: Patches keep coming, Kha'Zix's Evolved Q is no longer a mystery

IMPORTANT: Never forget those are PBE changes and are subject to change all the time!!!

Karthus VU Splash

Champion Changes


  • Base damage is now 53.2 (down from 56.2)
  • Winter's Bite [ Q ] - Now deals 60/105/150/195/240 damage (down from 60/110/160/210/260)
  • Stand Behind Me [ W ] - Armor and Magic Resist granted on arrival is now 15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25 (changed from 10/15/20/25/30)
  • Stand Behind Me [ W ] - Additional Armor and Magic Resist granted is now 10 / 11.5 / 13 / 14.5 / 16 % of Braum's bonus Armor/Magic Resist (down from 12/14/16/18/20 %)


  • Base Movement speed is now 340 (down from 350)


  • Righteous Fury [ E ] - Now increases the attack range by 400 (up from 350) [Back to Live values]


  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - Active: Now deals 55/80/105/130/155 damage (down from 70/100/130/160/190)
  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - Active's damage now scales by 1.2 bonus AD (down from 1.5 bonus AD)
  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - If the target is isolated, the damage is now increased by 20% (down from 45%)
  • Taste Their Fear [ Q ] - Evolved Enlarged Claws: Now increases the damage to 66/96/126/156/186 + 10 for each level (+ 2.4 bonus AD)

Kha'Zix was level 3 when the screenshot was taken, so this is 30 damage. Adding said 30 to the flat 96 (for skill's rank 2) gives us 126 (which you see in the image).
At the same time he had 20 AD from items which gives him almost 49 bonus AD since it's a bit over 2.4 bonus AD. NOTE: The numbers are a bit weirder on Dominion though.

  • Void Spike [ W ] - Now also deals 20% bonus damage to monsters
  • Void Spike [ W ] - Evolved Spike Racks: Now slows enemies for 50% (up from 30%)
  • Void Spike [ W ] - Evolved Spike Racks: Added to the tooltip: "If target is a champion,granting sight of their location to kha'zix for 2 seconds."
  • Void Assault [ R ] - Evolved Active Camouflage: No longer grants Kha'Zix 50% Damage Reduction while stealthed


  • Distortion [ W ] - Now costs 80/90/100/110/120 Mana (up from 80/85/90/95/100 Mana) [Back to Live values]
  • Mimic [ R ] - Mimicked Sigil of Silence and Ethereal Chains now deal 100/200/300 damage (up from 60/110/160) [Back to Live values]
  • Mimic [ R ] -  Mimicked Sigil of Silence and Ethereal Chains' damage now scales by 0.65*AP (up from 0.5*AP) [Back to Live values]
  • Mimic [ R ] - Mimicked Distortion now deals 150/300/450 damage (up from 90/165/240) [ Back to Live values]
  • Mimic [ R ] - Mimicked Distortion's damage now scales by 0.975*AP (up from 0.75*AP) [Back to Live values]


  • #152 mogar13

    No way they're gonna buff LB that much


  • #147 hahc3shadow

    Rito (Riot) plz less changes to Kha Zix and more skins!!!!

  • #135 Redfirefox1

    So does this mean khazix is bad now?


  • #141 ZingsBlade

    Nah, kha is still gonna be good, they generally nerfed his ult and dropping his intiation potiental and his generalsafety. They compensated by giving his Q some nice scaling but its not as nice as it seems, since you must get isolation in order to gain the benefits of the evolved Q. He basically snowballs abit harder but is a lot less safer to play. It seems like they want to match the bonus damage on evolved claws per khazix level, with Rengar's empowered Q and E bonus dmg per level. TL DR: He can snowball like riven pre nerf, but can fall behind hard as he does require the bonus AD and the level advantage. 

    Last edited by ZingsBlade: 5/28/2014 5:37:56 PM
  • #150 UNOvven

    "they compensated by giving his Q some nice scaling" now, i dont know about you, but when i read the patchnote i noticed they reduced the base damage, the scaling, and the isolation. Sure, his Isolated Q with evolved Claws is *slightly* better, but overall he is much worse. And no, he snowballs a lot less. His burst damage got lower until he isolated q (which is now a must-evolve), and the enemy is isolated, and even then its not that strong. He isnt going to be good. He is going to be utterly useless. An assasin that cant even burst properly (without Isolation his full build burst is now less than that of a bruiser Lee with 2 offensive items), has resets that arent threatening, and no safe way out is not a good Assasin. Ap Trist, Katarina and Akali now all do his job, just a lot better.

  • #148 klocugh12

    Bruiser Kha'zix, perhaps. Assassin Kha'zix, not so much.

  • #149 UNOvven

    Vice Versa actually. Assasin Kha is already worthless, that nerf will just make him even more worthless. His burst, which already is the by far lowest, will be even lower, and Isolation wont save him either, considering how difficult it is to get someone isolated, and even then its still the lowest burst.

  • #153 Draxacon

    yes, pretty much... they keep nerfing khazix way to much, people are complaining that hes op becasue they have NO IDEA how to deal with him... He is SUPER Easy to counter and if they should be complaining about anybody, why is it khazix and not fizz or master yi or something. Seriously! They nerf is sooo noticeable. Hes super hard to play and easy to counter. STOP NERFING HIM. Thank you League of Ledgends for nerfing the champion that i have played and loved, and spent money on......   If you want watch this video, discussing the topic :

  • #133 AoiTheGamer

    Kha "New Irelia" Zix

  • #134 12ocky

    Not really, with Kha Zix they always nerfed him where he was too strong, but then gave him something back which made him too strong xD

  • #136 UNOvven

    Actually, they never nerfed him where he was too strong and gave him back something else that made him too strong. W nerf, Kha was meh for nearly 1.5 years. Then a while ago Kha was nerfed despite being balanced on the reason of a misconception, and fighter Kha got overbuffed. Then he just got nerfed a few times. And now he will be plain and simply useless.

  • #140 12ocky

    No they buffed his Q and R when he got his W nerfed hard.

    Then they nerfed Q and E but buffed R. And lately they give small nerfs to his R which aren't enough.

    => remake

  • #146 UNOvven

    Yes, they buffed his Q, they didnt buff his R though. That was much later. And guess what? He only became actually viable 1.5 years later in the jungle. And even then, he wasnt broken, but riot and every player had a misconception regarding his damage, so they tried to fix a problem that didnt exist, and created one by doing so.

  • #128 Alex2797

    I understand now why did they sold the half-price kha's skin....

  • #127 SkinWalker991

    well i hate the changes on kha zix evolved r cuz i dint like w anyway and a 50% slow? thats bull shit imo cuz kha zix need to jump kill that guy fast then back away not to junp chase taht guy slow him etc then back away. They should lower his armor and keep the damn 50 % reduction there. I personally survived tons of teamfights w/ my evolved r.... and the q is very weak at the begining but very strong when evolved. I usually have the evolving pattern like this r>e>q when i jungle cuz i can stealth in a bush get right behind him passive q w r again then passive and q and its dead...I guess this wont work as good w/ the new kha zix cuz his q is very weak at start 

  • #142 ZingsBlade

    "As Jag mentioned in last forecast ( ), we have been working on Kha’Zix. Currently Kha’Zix is being played and built like a brute-force fighter who can initiate a team fight while also being able to survive to clean it up. Assassins in League need to rely on fighters or tanks to initiate fights before they take the opportunity to engage, but Kha'Zix is able to do it all by himself, which gives him a lot of free power. We're looking at highlighting Kha'Zix's assassin powers over his fighter abilities.

    As a side goal, some of Kha'Zix's evolutions are really powerful and certain ones are really weak (hello W), so we want to make all 4 of his evolutions compete with each other (maybe not equally, but situationally), so you can choose the evolution to adapt what you need it in certain phases of games." - RiotChun. got this from here :

    Last edited by ZingsBlade: 5/28/2014 5:42:01 PM
  • #125 12ocky

    Riot talk.

    Braum: We're just nerfing him on every area because we have no clue where exactly he's too strong. But at least we know he's too strong.

    Kassadin: We're slowly reverting all the Qol buffs we gave to him (btw I AGREE!). We weren't realizing it took more than 2 days to master the reworked version of Kassadin. So we buffed him after 2 days. This was a mistake, so now we are putting him back to his reworked release state.

    Kayle: We want to nerf this champion but how? :'(
    (Hint: Righteous Fury E damage 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 to 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 AND/OR Reckoning Q no longer applies a stack of holy fervor (passive))

    Kha Zix:

    • Make Base Q crap => this wasn't a problem
    • Make Evolved Q OP => this will become a problem
    • Make his W clear camps faster for no reason at all (his clearspeeds are very good, no clue why you would give this buff. Maybe to compensate for Q nerf but still ...) (Hecarim a champion who's not doing well gets a penalty on his ability to clear camps and Kha Zix gets buffed on this area? oh come on)
    • W now superslows: This is just overdone too make people use W again, while it's just a little bit underwhelming at the moment. A smaller buff would work aswell ...
    • Ultimate: We made his ultimate complete crap after we gave it several small buffs from time to time. (Damage reduction from 40 to 50 and now to 0%)
    Last edited by 12ocky: 5/28/2014 10:07:33 AM
  • #116 Knezo99

    I have Pahntom Khartus.:)

  • #115 dnagemo

    Good thing they buffed kha's w so fucking useless..

  • #129 genius_man16

    But they traded and made his R useless in its place

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