Another day, another update for the League of Legends Public Beta Environment. This time around, we are getting some changes to the recently-updated Kayle, while also getting some summoner icons and a shiny new login screen.
First, Kayle is getting some adjustments to her kit once again. August Browning, the senior champion designer for Riot Games, explained the changes on his Twitter. “[Kayle’s] winrate went up this patch by 1-2% due to the W and E buffs we put in,” August said. “Likely too strong in all MMR’s. Prepping nerfs for 8.7 that make her more item dependent.”
As a result, Kayle is seeing slight reductions to her AD ratios. Her W, Celestial Blessing, is also being adjusted. Movement speed gained from the ability is being lowered from 26/32/38/44/50 percent to 24/28/32/36/40 percent. Her AP is increasing by one percent as well.
Kayle’s Starfire Spellblade is also being changed, as the mana cost will now be a flat 60 at all ranks, instead of costing 50/55/60/65/70. She will also do less bonus damage from her target’s missing health, as the ability is going from 10/12.5/15/17.5/20 percent bonus damage to 10/11/12/13/14 percent bonus damage.
On the client-focused changes, people will be welcomed to the game with a 2019 LEC playoff-themed login screen.
Additionally, players will also have two new summoner icons to choose from—the Season 2019 Split Two icon and the Bligewater 2019 icon.