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PBE: Black Cleaver Nerfs and Buff Particle Changes Hit the PBE

December 10th, 2012 Leave a comment

The Black Cleaver has been the number one item under discussion for several days and Riot has some serious nerfs for it currently on the PBE:

In some less game-changing but still very nice news; the particle effects on all three creature buffs have had a large overhaul and look significantly more modern:

That’s all the PBE news for today, we expect the last of the xmas skins to land sometime soon- stay tuned!

- Jaszon ‘Lightblind’ Alexzander

  1. esc.icybox
    December 11th, 2012 at 20:40 | #1

    It Stacks up to 4 Times only not to 8 or 16 Times so NO its not possible to stack the % Passive. It even wasn’t before….
    It Stacks only up to 4 Times … do u guys cant read or what?

  2. Harthhal
    December 11th, 2012 at 08:24 | #2

    now instead of 2 black cleavers i stack 1 and a LW?

  3. MV
    December 11th, 2012 at 06:49 | #3

    @Still not fixed.

    Still stupid. It doesn’t stack the way you think it does.

  4. MrQuackers
    December 11th, 2012 at 06:48 | #4

    @Still not fixed.
    No, they don’t. Stacking Black Cleavers for the % reduction passive only allows you to get 2 stacks per hit, it doesn’t let you go over the 4 time stack limit. So if you had 2 of them, all that would mean is that you would get 25% reduction in 2 hits rather than 4 hits.

    It works the same way rageblade worked.

  5. StupidDelayedReflex
    December 11th, 2012 at 02:36 | #5


    He’s talking about the 6.25% armor per stack part.. are you stupid?

  6. Moobeat
    December 11th, 2012 at 00:45 | #6

    Those changes aren’t new unfortunately :(

    The Black Cleaver changes were from the PBE patch on the 7th.

    The buff particles aren’t new either, they were in the last batch of PBE patchs ( and have been floating around in various forms for months ) and just were never pushed to live. Hopefully since they haven’t canned them it means we’ll see them hit live soon.

  7. DelayedReflex
    December 11th, 2012 at 00:26 | #7

    @Still not fixed.
    CDR caps @ 40%, and there are many other items for CDR other than stacking black cleaver.

  8. Still not fixed.
    December 11th, 2012 at 00:18 | #8

    Still broken. They need to make the % part UNIQUE. :L

  9. Scampie
    December 10th, 2012 at 20:50 | #9

    Multiple can still be bought, but it’ll only make it so you get more than 1 stack per source of physical damage and there is still the cap of 4 stacks on a champion no matter where they came from.

    Stacking them isn’t worth it anymore, the reason they were stacked was because flat armor pen is really really good now.

  10. Cristian
    December 10th, 2012 at 20:45 | #10


  11. Jack
    December 10th, 2012 at 20:40 | #11

    The passive % can be stacked, yes. This is so that multiple black cleavers on one team will work together.

  12. A man with a question.
    December 10th, 2012 at 20:36 | #12

    Can the “passive % reduction for 4 secs” be stacked?

  13. Ginocipo
    December 10th, 2012 at 20:32 | #13

    Maybe no more Black cleaver stack.