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PBE: Lucian Range Decreased, Buffs to Q and E, Nerfs to Kassadin

July 7th, 2014


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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.


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PBE Champion Changes



Kassadin New Portrait


Null_SphereNull Sphere [ Q ]

  •  Damage decreased from 80/105/130/155/180 to 60/90/120/150/180


Force_PulseForce Pulse [ E ]

  • Slow changed from 30/35/40/45/50% for 3 seconds to 40/45/50/55/60% for 1 second



Lucian New Portrait

  • Attack range decreased from 550 to 500


Piercing_LightPiercing Light [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60/65/70/75/80 to 50/55/60/65/70
  • Range decreased from 550 to 500


Relentless_PursuitRelentless Pursuit [ E ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 60/45/30/15/0 to 40/30/20/10/0
  • Cooldown changed from 18/16/14/12/10 to 16/15/14/13/12
  • No longer resets on killing an enemy with the Culling [ R ]
  • Whenever Lightslinger [ Passive ] hits an enemy, the cooldown on E is decreased by 1 second (2 if it hits a Champion)


Lucian Range Comparison



Why was Lucian given 550 auto-attack range

Zenonthestoic New PortraitThe idea originally was that his meaningful damage should come from Q (cast range of 550) and his passive (AA range of 550). Compare to Jinx (Q range increase, meaningful damage on W), Caitlyn (err), Corki (Q and R spammable long range), Tristana (passive), Ezreal (constant Q poke at great range) etc.

Obviously we were wrong! I’m just trying to explain our state of mind at the time.

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Follow Up

Zenonthestoic New PortraitThe feeling that anything less than 550 range is a HUGE feel hit on an ADC. With new targeting paradigms on Q and R and absolutely no confidence in how much players would feel the power from his passive we didn’t want to set ourselves up for total failure with a E-tier aa range.

Lucian had the second worst adoption rate in 2013. People really didn’t like him at first. At 500 range on release? He would have tanked so hard.

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