Taliyah and Poppy received buffs in the latest League of Legends Patch 8.12 Public Beta Environment update.

Threaded Volley was previously nerfed to deal 20 percent less subsequent damage to champions, but this PBE update increases the subsequent damage to 50 percent, a healthy middle ground between the original 60 percent and the current 40 percent.


The AP scaling ratio for the dash damage on her E, Unraveled Earth, was also lowered from 30 to 20 percent, although that will probably not have too much of an effect on her gameplay. 


Poppy also has some changes being tested out on the PBE that center around her Q, Hammer Shock. On the 8.12 PBE patch, the bonus AD ratio on Hammer Shock has been increased from 80 to 90 percent.

There is a fantastic new Hats Off emote that has been added in this update, and the cost of Guinsoo's Rageblade has been reverted back to 3300 gold.


​Taliyah is in the midst of a lot of balance changes in ​League of Legends. Riot Games changed the way she works in order to ​nerf her early wave clear in mid lane. This had some unintended side effects that have resulted in Taliyah being a top-tier jungle option. The changes to Threaded Volley actually increased Taliyah's jungle clear speed because it now does 100 percent damage to monsters.

Additionally, by the time Taliyah has cleared her entire jungle two minutes will have undoubtedly passed which means her worked ground will begin to clear away. Taliyah has the advantage of more total space on which to create worked ground and therefore flourishes as a jungler.


 As always these changes are tentative so keep a close eye out as ​League of Legends Patch 8.12 approaches. 


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