A Balance Update, Shyvana’s Changes Reverted, Better Custom Sets, Ezreal’s Mystery and More!
A small balance patch (including the new shield mechanics for Lux and Diana), no changes for Shyvana for now, Poppy’s Heroic Charge improved, Map and Champion-specific item sets and a new lore piece, courtesy of Ezreal!
- Now stacks instead of refreshing.
- Shield increased from 50/65/80/95/110 + 0.25 AP to 80/105/130/155/180 + 0.35 AP (reverted to normal).
- Now stacks instead of refreshing.
- In the tooltip, “Lizards” has been replaced by “Reptiles”.
- All changes have been reverted. Read below for more.
- All changes on the PBE server have been reverted.
- Damage has been increased from 100/150/200 (+0.25 AP) to 140/210/280 (+0.4 AP )
- Enemies hit more than once now take 50% damage again.
Shyvana changes delayed
- Damage lowered from 80/125/170/215/260 to 80/110/140/170/200
- Tooltip now applies a DoT called Cinders for 5 seconds.
- 15% Armor Penetration buff removed
- This effect is applied to all enemies if cast during Dragon Form
- Now brings enemy champions along the path with her
While we want to do things to Shyvana – she just isn’t testing well enough for us to be confident in shipping her in 3.7. We know that ‘E’ feels lackluster and that her ‘R’ could be cooler, we’re just playing around with what specifically.
Poppy’s heroic charge reworked!
FeralPony: I have re-coded Poppy’s Heroic Charge spell from the ground up for this patch. The goals of this are to improve the charges detection of terrain and eliminate a few nasty edge case bugs where Poppy can stun enemies inappropriately even if missing terrain. All numerical elements of the skill should remain the same (cooldown, range, mana cost, damage etc)There is one currently known bug of charging enemies on a glancing strike can cause the enemy to stop and be stunned but Poppy will continue charging. I’ll be fixing this tomorrow morning for our next PBE push.
I’d like to shoot for getting it out next patch, but I’d like feedback from folks on how it feels first to be confident in going ahead with the change. If you guys could give it a go and see if you find any wonkiness with it that’d be greatly appreciated. Checking the feel of the ability versus the Live version especially would be very helpful. Thanks guys!
Improvements to Item Sets
The following PBE announcement has been placed on the official community site:
After reviewing your feedback, we’ve made some big changes to Item Sets. We’re still working on it (for example, you are not yet able to stack items), but we’re ready to make it available again on PBE so we can start another cycle of discussion.
–The drop down menu has been replaced with a full list so you get a broader overview of all your Item Sets.
– Map and Champion Associations:
–You now have precise control over which champions and maps your Item Sets can be used with.
–When you get into a game, you’ll only see the Item Sets relevant to your current game, ordered by their specificity.
As with everything we bring to PBE, we will continue to iterate based on your feedback. Don’t forget to report any issues you encounter.
So as you see here, I’ve picked Blitzcrank and have assigned to him a Starting Set for Dominion. That’s right, you can now choose your sets for each champion and game mode! You can associate your builds with each map or champion or you can go into specifics – the choice is yours! (well, at least on the PBE it is)
An ancient mystery in Runeterra
An interesting lore piece has hit the forums:
Hey, everyone. Ezreal here.
Normally, I wouldn’t ask for help. I’ve come across a lot of interesting relics in my travels, but never anything like these.
I’ve gathered everything on my desk for all of you to take a look. The important thing is that these relics were found all over Runeterra, and they date from different and completely unconnected eras. The thing is… they all share one similarity: they show a dark figure, clearly inhuman, wielding a jagged blade.
This is a mystery I’m not sure I want solved. From what I can gather so far, this dark figure has been at the center of many bloody conflicts and tales of war.
What do you think? Who is this figure, and what role has he played in Runeterra’s history?
Oh, and if you really want to hear some of the stories about these things… I’ll tell them, but some of them aren’t pretty.
Stay tune for more juicy lore bits!