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[PBE 18/02] Updated Katarina & Kayle Splash Arts, New 120 AP Item

February 18th, 2015

 

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PBE 18/02

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

All PBE Updates for Patch 5.4 Cycle:

 

 

Updates to Splash Arts and In Game Portraits

Katarina’s splash art and in-game portrait have been both updated.

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Kayle’s splash art has also received a few tweaks. Most notably, her armor is shinier.

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Tristana’s in-game icon has been made a tad brighter.

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Champion Changes

[ Note ] On the PBE, Morde’s Creeping Death grants him and the ally he’s cast the spell on bonus movement speed. You can read more on his current changes here.

 

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  • Base damage decreased from 24/38/54/66/80 to 20/32/44/56/68
  • AP Ratio decreased from 0.2 to 0.15

 

 

 

New 120 AP Item

A new item has been added to replace Deathfire’s Grasp:

 

Needlessly Large Rod + Aether Wisp + 650g

  • Costs 3100 Gold
  • +120 Ability Power
  • +7% Movement Speed
  • UNIQUE Passive: Gain charges upon moving or casting. At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+15% AP) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit.

 

Test Item

New Item Tooltip

[ Note ] No animation yet for the bonus damage charge!

 

Ricklessabandon New Portraithello friends~

so, the title pretty much covered this but we’ve got a new ap item hitting the pbe soon! as we mentioned in the 5.2 patch notes, we’ve been spending some time exploring a few different options to add another “late-game mage item” into the game. we’re now at the point where we want to share one of those directions with our pbe testers and see how the item is received with a wider audience. one of the goals of these explorations was to discover something that is especially exciting to a particular mage play style, and as you’ll quickly notice, this item takes the basic actions of moving around the battlefield and repeatedly slinging spells and rewards them by casting its own spell into the fray! we have some initial thoughts on which play styles are in want of something like this, but more importantly we’re interested in seeing what the community does with the new item.

alright, let’s talk about our current timeline! this item should be on the pbe soon (tomorrow if everything checks out okay) but will not be shipping in the 5.4 patch—we’ve still got a bit of testing and number crunching to do on top of getting non-placeholder art and sound. if you’re wondering exactly when this would be shipping, the honest answer is that right now we’re focused more on getting the item into the hands of testers and confirming that we’re happy with this direction than we are about shipping anything by a certain date. the classic “when it’s ready” shipping date, if you will.

with all that out of the way, here are the item stats of the first pbe iteration!

Item 3285 (3100g)

Needlessly Large Rod + Aether Wisp + 650g

  • +120 Ability Power
  • +7% Movement Speed
  • UNIQUE Passive: Gain charges upon moving or casting. At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+15% AP) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit.

Please note that this is a work in progress and that its name, as well as any art or sound assets, is to be considered placeholder.

that should do it for the item’s introduction (i’ll update this post if i forgot something). looking forward to the discussion about the item!

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Follow Up

So this will be essentially Statikk Shiv for mages

Ricklessabandon New Portraitit’s a bit different since one of the triggers is spell casts instead of basic attacks, so the cadence depends more on which champion you’re playing.

i believe the tuning in the first iteration that should hit pbe gives 20 stacks per spell cast, and gives a little bit less from moving than statikk shiv does.

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DJ Sona Assets

DJ Sona’s in-client animated preview and in-game portrait have been added.

 

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DJ Sona Ingame 2

DJ Sona Ingame 1

DJ Sona Ingame Portrait

 

 

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