Briar, League of Legends’ upcoming champion, may need to need some fine tune before going live
Since her introduction on the League PBE earlier, the champion has been completely ‘fine’, and the community has been making sure Riot is aware of all of her unusual interactions with pre-existing features.
Briar changes on PBE to address bugs
Briar will get a round of adjustments, updates, and bug fixes that address certain known difficulties that the champion is encountering on the PBE, according to a tweet sent earlier today by League dev and Briar champion designer August Browning.
The first modification she’s getting is a patch that will allow her to obtain more healing from health regen items (like potions) while she’s low on health. Briar is the only champion in the game that does not have a basic health regen, and all of her abilities require health to perform, therefore this patch is obviously needed.
Furthermore, her W, Blood Frenzy, will now prioritise huge jungle monsters over tiny ones, making camps like Raptors and Krugs more effective.
The major change for Briar in these rounds of PBE updates is the how her ultimate wipes CC. Her ult, Certain Death, fires a long-range missile at an opponent champion, which Briar then flies to.
According to League content creator Vandiril, he provided us with a demonstration video of Briar’s wonky interaction with Mord. While the missile will clear her of any CC, it is not intended to cleanse Mordekaiser’s ult, Realm of Death. This bug was reported early today, prompting a rapid reaction from League developers.
Briar is currently slated to arrive on live servers with Patch 13.18, which is set to release on September 13.