Xypherous Shares and Explains PBE changes.

A Riot staffer stopped by the official forums to detail and explain changes appearing in the PBE.

by on 16th Feb, 2013


For those of you who've been curious, Associate Technical Designer Xypherous recently posted a thorough writeup of the changes appearing in the Public Beta Environment, as well as the team's rationale behind them, on the Riot forums. A couple of items have experienced changes meant to adjust functions, perhaps most notably the Blade of the Ruined King:

"Recipe: Cutlass + Dagger + Dagger + 500 Gold = 2700 Gold total from 2850 Gold on live.

* 45 AD --> 30 AD
* 0% AS --> 40% AS
* 10% LS --> 0% LS
* Passive now heals you for 30% of your total attack damage, rather than 50% of the damage dealt. This is essentially premitigation lifesteal.
* Active slow/speed duration is now 4 seconds from 2 seconds.
* Active now deals 100 + 10% of the targets maximum life - serving as an execute or a wind-up peel
* Range increased to 550 from 400. 

Numbers still need further tuning.

So our problems with the previous iteration of the PBE BoRK was that it still suffered from a number of cross-purposes. This version is most likely way too mathy to be entirely elegant - ideally we'd find a more elegant phrasing of it - but this is kind of the sledgehammer approach. We'll probably try to find ways to refine it."

Multiple users have expressed concern that this may be too much of a buff; bear in mind that these are PBE statistics. Alterations have been made to a handful of champions as well, including a general attack speed gain per level improvement for Vayne, Tristana, and Ashe. 

If you'd like to have a peek for yourself at the tweaks being made in the current beta environment, head on over to http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=34712369#post34712369.

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