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League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics 9.23 PBE: Balance Changes

Yesterday we saw all the new balance changes that were shipped to PBE with patch 9.23 [here]. In a recent tweet from Riot Scruffy, the lead gameplay designer for League of Legends, we have seen the Duskblade of Draktharr getting tweaked.

We headed to PBE and spotted a few more changes to the support items that were announced in the Preseason 2020 Gameplay: Rise of the Elements blog post from Riot. Let’s check them out below. At the bottom, we’ve also added an update on the tweaks to several champions in Teamfight Tactics.

Before we see the balance changes to items in 9.23 PBE, you may wonder why there are no balance changes to Champions. Riot Scruffy explained in a separate tweet that the changes to items are so big that Champions will probably need to be tweaked later to get some consistent results:

We’re expecting to do very few or no champion balance changes in 9.23. With the preseason shaking up the systems this much, champ tuning beforehand has inconsistent results. If we decide to do anything, I’ll update next week.

Balance Changes to Items

Duskblade of Draktharr

  • AD increased to 60 – from 55
  • Lethality increased to 23 – from 21
  • No longer applied Grievous Wounds for 5 seconds

Reworked Support Items

Spellthief’s Edge

  • Cost: 400g
  • +8 Ability Power
  • +10 Health
  • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
  • Unique Passive – Tribute: Damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.”
  • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Sightstone.”
  • “(Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)”
  • “Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.”

Steel Shoulderguards

  • Cost: 400g
  • +30 Health
  • +3 Attack Damage
  • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
  • Unique Passive – Spoils of War: While nearby an ally, basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their max health (30% for ranged) and grants them kill gold. (These effects recharge every 45 seconds. Max 3 charges.)”
  • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Sightstone.”
  • “(Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)”
  • “Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.”

Relic Shield

  • Cost: 400g
  • +30 Health
  • +5 Ability Power
  • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
  • Unique Passive – Spoils of War: While nearby an ally, basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their max Health (30% for ranged) and grants them kill gold. (These effects recharge every 45 seconds. Max 3 charges.)”
  • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Sightstone.”
  • “(Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)”
  • “Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.”

 Spectral Sickle

  • Cost: 400g
  • +5 Attack Damage
  • +10 Health
  • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
  • Unique Passive – Tribute: Damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.”
  • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Sightstone.”
  • “(Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)”
  • “Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.”

Balance Changes to Runes

Aside from the changes we’ve spotted yesterday in PBE to runes like Presence of Mind, Nimbus Cloak, Conqueror and Aftershock, we saw a new change to Protoype: Omnistone.

Protoype: Omnistone (Inspiration Keystone)

  •  “Aftershock is only available to champions who have learned a basic spell that can trigger it. Predator is only available to champions who have already purchased boots.”

TFT: Balance Changes to Champions and Traits

Warden Trait

  • 2 champ armor increased to 150 – from 125
  • 4 champ armor increased to 300 – from 275

Diana

  • Ability damage lowered to 65/85/105 – from 80/100/120

Ornn

  • Ability critical strike chance increased to 50% – from 20%

Kog’Maw

  • Ability damage increased to 150/325/500 – from 125/275/425

Yasuo

  • Ability hits changed to 4/5/6 – from 3/5/7

Thresh

  • Ability shield increased to 250/400/550 – from 200/300/400

Check our League of Legends 9.23 PBE page or Teamfight Tactics 9.23 PBE for more updates until the patch heads over to the live client. See more League of Legends news here, or more Teamfight Tactics news here.

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