The Public Beta Environment occasionally has some pretty big updates. Well, it seems like tons of major items are being reworked or changed on this current iteration of the PBE. Many of these new items are gaining new effects entirely while others are just seeing pretty hefty balance changes.
Let’s start with some of the big changes and we’ll work our way down.
Guinsoo’s Rageblade is now 300 gold cheaper, has a different build path, and deals way less damage. It now gives 25 AD, AP, and attack speed, whereas it used to give 35 AD, 50 AP, and 25 attack speed.
Guinsoo’s passives now scale differently as well and are more powerful. Basic attacks do additional damage like they used to, but rather than giving a flat 15 magic damage, it now scales with five baseline for physical and magic with 10 percent bonus scaling for each.
The stacks of Rageblade now also scale as well, rather than granting flat bonuses. Additionally, melee champions can now stack Rageblade much faster.
Dead Man’s Plate
Momentum no longer decays and can be expended at any charge. This means that you no longer have to reach 100 Momentum before your next auto does bonus damage. However, the slow is only applied if it is stacked to full.
The passive proc of Rapid Firecannon does increased damage. It used to scale from 50 to 120 and now scales from 60 to 140.
The range of Abyssal has been significantly reduced. To compensate for this, the bonus magic damage that Abyssal Mask causes has been increased from 10 percent to 15 percent.
Statikk does less damage and no longer does bonus damage to minions, making it less desirable for wave clear.
The mana shield’s cost has been reduced from 20 percent of current mana to 10 percent of current mana.
This is a completely new item ... kinda. It builds out of a Kindlegem, Aether Wisp, and 450 gold and gives 40 AP and 200 HP. It gives 10 percent cooldown reduction and eight percent movement speed. The active cooldown is essentially the old Talisman active. When activated, you’ll grant nearby allies (and yourself) a movement speed boost of 40 percent for three seconds. This has a 60 second cooldown.
There are a few other items that are seeing massive changes. So massive in fact that they have their very own post on the Rift Herald.
Duskblade of Draktharr
The Duskblade change is pretty complicated and impacts a lot of different champions. Because of this, we went ahead and gave it its own post.
Locket of the Iron Solari
Similar to Duskblade, the Locket changes are pretty intense. It has a completely new active, which is why it has its own post as well. This change is not coming in 8.6 and was recently reverted.