PBE 9.7 Patch notes rundown

Very minor champion balancing with this patch. However, rune changes are something you must pay attention too.

Champion changes

Kayle – Base attack damage slightly lowered from 52 to 50, with scaling attack damage per level also down from 2.5 to 2. W AP ratio slightly increased from 8% to 9%, while movement speed has been nerfed from 26/32/38/44/50% to 24/28/32/36/40%. E costs a flat 60 mana at all levels, while base target’s missing health as bonus magic damage has been reduced, in favour of AP scaling.

Orianna – Q base damage increased by 10 at all levels. Shockwave (R) damage also up by 25 at all levels, now to 175/250/325.

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Item changes

Cinderhulk – Unique passive now deals 300% bonus damage to minions and monsters, up from the previous 200%. This will make clearing for tanks in the jungle MUCH faster.

Wit’s End – Large change to Wit’s End. New stats values granting 50% attack speed, 50 magic resistance and 5% movement speed, costing 2900 gold. New unique passive effect, deals 20-80 magic damage on hit depending on level, while below half health, heals for 25% of damage dealt by the effect on ranged champions, and 100% on melee champions.

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Rune changes

  • Aftershock – Armor and magic resistance bonus shifted away from earlier to later levels, from 70-120 to 20-170. Damage no longer dependant on AD or AP ratios.
  • Ghost Poro –  Instead of randomly spawning ghost poros in bushes, they now automatically spawn when a friendly ward expires. This ghost poro will still grant vision, and will now give an additional 1.2 AD or 2 AP for every poro spawned, to a cap of 10.
  • Eyeball collection – Grants 1 eye ball on any kill or assist. Eyeballs grant 1.2 AD or 2 AP, to a cap of 10.
  • Zombie Ward –  No longer grants bonus damage after killing a ward. Instead, grants 1.2 AD or 2 AP for every Zombie Ward spawned, to a cap of 10.