The bulbous pockets of corrosive popping goodness have been through the devs’ workshop and are here with some new changes! Saryn, our countess of corrosion, has received the following changes to her Spores.
Curious about the details on how and why? Check out the Spores Revisited Dev Workshop!
Spores can be re-cast while active and will no longer detonate all active Spores.
Recasting on enemies will put new Spores on a target with a 20% decrease to its damage per second (scales with Ability Strength) for 50% of the Energy cost.
Fixed inconsistent spreading ranges with Spores when killing an infected enemy by establishing a new base range of 16m across all spreading conditions.
Removed spread on enemies that die to a Spore’s tick damage.
Spores’ damage growth over time per Spore is now determined per enemy infected. And with it, a max limit of 10 infected enemies to maintain a max damage growth limit over time. To better explain this change and how it all breaks down, let’s compare:
Was: Damage growth is determined per Spore, so 1 damage per Spore every second. For example, let’s say there are 5 enemies. You cast Spores on one of the enemies in that group. 3 Spores are now active on that enemy. Damaging that enemy with Toxic Lash disperses a single Spore to the surrounding 4 enemies for a grand total of 7 Spores (4 enemies with a single Spore + the 3 original Spores on cast). This maintains a damage growth of 7 damage every second.
Now: Damage growth is determined per enemy infected, so 2 damage (can be modded with Ability Strength) per enemy infected by Spores every second up to a maximum of 10 enemies*. So, using that same example, 5 infected enemies would set the damage growth to 10 damage every second (Modded damage growth of x * # of enemies infected up to 10). Reaching 10 infected enemies would set the maximum damage growth at 20 every second.
*The number of infected enemies is uncapped! You can infect more than 10 enemies, but the damage growth is dependent on that max.
Damage per second will now “decay” (decrease over time) when no infected enemies remain.
The damage per second you’ve accumulated will first instantly drop by 20%, which will then commence the decay of the remaining damage by 10% per second (affected by Duration mods).
Decaying can be observed in the damage per second meter located above Saryn’s ability icons.
Nullifying effects (including Data-Conduits) increases the decay by 30% per second.
Fixed a case where Clients may get stuck unable to cast Saryn’s Spores anymore if they cast Spores on a target that dies during the cast.
Fixed Saryn’s Spores HUD indicator disappearing for Clients after Transferring to and from the Operator.
Fixed Saryn’s Spores not doing damage while in Operator but damage continuing to increase over time.
Fixed Saryn’s Spores active indicator remaining when switching to Operator.
Fixed Saryn’s Spores breaking if you go through the Onslaught Conduit while Spores is active.
Update 22.20 Saryn Revisited:
Our lady of poison is taking the center stage with Saryn Revisited 2.0! Yes, that’s right! She has been revisited for a second time, and this time we took a closer look at increasing the fun factor by removing layers of complicated synergies and giving Toxin Lash and Molt a long deserved encore.
Inflicts target with a pox of Corrosive spores. Spread spores to nearby enemies by destroying them or killing their host (*Specifically by the spores themselves or by the hand of the Saryn who owns those Spores). Trigger the ability again to detonate active spores. Additionally:
Increased Status Chance from 10% to 50% (scales with Ability Strength).
A meter in the bottom right corner of your screen will show the number of affected enemies and how much damage is being dealt per tick to said enemies.
Recasting Spores detonates all active Spores and will deal 2x the damage on an inflicted enemy based on the number of active Spores and the current damage per tick.
Venom Dose Augment: Spores cast on allies temporarily grant them additional Corrosive damage to all attacks.
Shedding her skin like a snake, Saryn leaves a decoy behind to draw fire from enemies. Additionally:
After casting, Saryn receives a momentary speed boost for a short duration.
Molt now scales similar to Rhino’s Iron Skin - All the initial damage it takes in the first 3 seconds will make it stronger. Any damage it receives after that point will target the absorbed health.*
*Damage absorbed is shown in a buff indicator at the top of the screen.
*Once all absorbed damage has dispensed, Molt explodes dealing Toxin damage to nearby enemies.
While active, attacks deal additional Toxin damage; this effect is doubled for melee strikes. Instantly burst spores when attacking afflicted enemies. Additionally:
Increased Duration from 30 seconds to 45 seconds.
Toxic Lash no longer grants 2 Energy restore when bursting Spores - With the new spreading nature of Spores, survivability of Molt, and the increased duration of Toxic Lash and Miasma, Saryn is not as Energy hungry as she was before!
Contagion Cloud Augment: Kills with Toxic Lash leaves behind a Toxin cloud and Melee kills double the damage dealt by the cloud.
Release a poisonous miasma that deals Viral damage to enemies in range. Foes afflicted by spores are more susceptible to the mist. Additionally:
Now has a 100% guaranteed Viral Status Effect on damage tick.
Increased range from 15 meters to 20 meters (at max rank).
Increased duration from 3 to 5 seconds.
Miasma inflicts double damage on targets affected by Spores.
When recasting on the same enemy it will refresh the tick duration and maintain the Viral Status Effect, but will not stun enemies a second time until the Status Effect ticks have subsided.
General Changes to Saryn:
Increased Saryn’s Armor from 175 to 225 (at rank 30)
Increased Saryn Prime’s Armor from 225 to 300 (at rank 30)
Made some minor FX updates to Saryn’s abilities!
Spores received a slight improvement to the FX.
Reduced the brightness of Miasma.
Improved FX to make her Molt cast more pronounced.
Spores have been optimized and will be much nicer to your CPU!
Saryn is also coming with a whole new set of sounds voiced by [DE]Danielle!!
Added Abilities screen stats for Saryn Molt speed buff & duration.