Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 6/6/2014 - Two New Items, More Nidalee and Skarner Changes, Item Changes

NOTE: For context on the Item Changes, see the official 4.10-4.11 forecast from yesterday.


The Two New Items Are In The Game

NOTE: The icons are most probably placeholders

Essence Reaver:

Ardent Censer:

Particle effect:


Champion Changes

Riot posted official summary of Nidalee's PBE changes for today, so it's best to trust them:

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

Changes following 6/5 for next PBE build:

  • Various tooltip adjustments and bug fixes throughout
  • Base Mana increased to 250 from 220
  • Mana per level increased to 60 from 40
  • Base Mana Regen per 5 seconds reduced to 5 from 6
  • Mana Regen per level reduced to 0.4 from 0.5
  • Base Health Regen reduced to 4.5 from 5.0
  • Health Regen per level reduced to 0.5 from 0.6
  • Armor per level reduced to 3.0 from 3.5
  • Javelin Toss Ability Power nerf reverted back to 40% (120% max) from 35% (105% max)
  • Javelin Toss cooldown now 5 seconds at all points in the game
  • Javelin Toss mana cost increased to 60/75/90/105/120 from 50/60/70/80/90
  • Bushwhack damage now capped against neutrals at 150 damage based on Health per tick
  • Primal Surge Mana cost reduced to 60/75/90/105/120 from 60/80/100/120/140
  • Primal Surge buff duration increased to 7 seconds from 6
  • Aspect of the Cougar cooldown adjusted to 3.0/2.5/2.0/1.5 from 5.00/3.75/2.50/1.25
  • Aspect of the Cougar now additionally grants 5/10/15/20 Armor and Magic Resist while in cougar form

Generally, I really liked what I saw from the reduced width on Javelin Toss. I'm not sure if 20 is the exact correct width at this point, but it looked like if someone tried to dodge it reasonably well, they would in most cases. With tweaks to her mana costs and cooldowns, Nidalee can spam spears that do good damage if she wants to, but they're going cost her quite a bit of the blue bar to do so. I've increased her mana pool by a bit, but lowered all her Health Regen and Mana Regen stats. Tuned correctly, she won't just have infinite mana with a Chalice due to the lower Regen stats. Additionally, now that she's not bursting people quite so hard, I put some resists on Aspect of the Cougar so she can get in there and mix it up with similar resists to other melee characters. To do this, I took some off her Armor per Level so that she remains quite squishy in ranged form.

Keep the feedback coming. I've seen a lot of good stuff just watching you guys play her over the last few days! - Repertoir

Skarner

  • Crystallizing Sting [ Passive ] - 'Poison' replaced by 'Venom' everywhere in the tooltip (rewording)
  • Impale [ R ] 'Poison' replaced by 'Venom' everywhere in the tooltip (rewording)

Item Changes

Bloodthister received a particles for it's new shield passive (full description below).

Athene's Unholy Grail

  • Now grants 25 Magic Resist (down from 40)
  • Now regenerates 10 Mana per 5 seconds (down  from 15)
  • UNIQUE Passive now restores 15% of Maximum Mana on kill or assist (up from 12%)

B. F. Sword

  • Now grants 50 Attack Damage (up from 45)

Berserker's Greaves

  • Now costs 1000 gold (up from 900)

Bilgewater Cutlass

  • Now gives 8% lifesteal (down from 12%)

Blade of the Ruined King

  • Now gives 10% lifesteal (down from 15%)
  • Basic attacks deal now 8% of the target's current Health (up from 5%)
  • Active now deals 10% of target champion's maximum Health (down from 15%)

Dagger

  • Now costs 450 gold (up from 400)
  • Now gives 15% attack speed (up from 12%)

Doran's Blade

  • Now gives 70 health (down from 80)
  • Now gives 7 Attack Damage (down from 8)
  • Now gives 3% Life Steal
  • Passive has been removed

Forbidden Idol

  • Now costs 700 gold (down from 750)

Infinity Edge

  • Now gives 80 Attack Damage (up from 70)

Mercurial Scimitar

  • Now gives 80 Attack Damage (up from 60)
  • Now gives 50 Magic Resist (up from 45)
  • Ranged champions now receive bonus Movement Speed from active

Mikael's Crucible

  • New recipe: Chalice of Harmony + Forbidden Idol + 870 gold
  • Now costs 2450 gold (up from 1600)
  • Now gives +20 Mana Regen per 5 seconds (up from 12)
  • Now gives +10% Cooldown Reduction

Morellonomicon

  • Now gives 80 Ability Power (up from 75)
  • Now gives 10 Mana Regen per 5 seconds (down from 12)

Randuin's Omen

  • Passive now reduces the attacker's Attack Speed by 10% (down from 15%)
  • Passive no longer slows enemy Movement Speed

Runaan's Hurricane

  • Now costs 2500 gold (up from 2400)

The Bloodthirster

  • Now costs 3500 gold (up from 3200)
  • Now gives 80 Attack Damage (up from 70)
  • Now gives 15% Life Steal (up from 12%)
  • New UNIQUE Passive: Your lifesteal can now overheal you. Excess life is stored as a shield that can block 50-450 damage, based on champion level.
    This shield decays slowly if you haven't dealt or taken damage in the last 15 seconds.
  • Old Passive has been removed
  • [RoG NOTE]: If the shield breaks, it requires some time (around 10 seconds) without getting hit to be available to use again
  • [RoG NOTE2]: The BT tooltip says it blocks maximum 450 damage, bought BT tooltip value at lvl 18 says it's 440 damage

Vampiric Scepter

  • Now gives 8% Life Steal (down from 10%)

Warden's Mail

  • Passive now reduces the attacker's Attack Speed by 10% (down from 15%)

Wit's End

  • Now costs 2450 gold (up from 2400)

Youmuu's Ghostblade

  • Active now lasts 6 seconds for ranged champions (up from 4 seconds)

Zeal

  • Now costs 1100 gold (down from 1175)
  • Now gives 20% Attack Speed (up from 18%)

Updated Profile Icons

Some of the new ones have the motif a bit more zoomed in, others have it a bit zoomed out and on some (like the third one) the difference is easily visible.

  


  

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