11/20 PBE Update: Lots of new particles, UI stuff, and more

Posted on at 8:20 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated!
Continue reading for all the latest PBE goodies, including Arclight Varus being enabled for testing, new particles for Bewitching Nidalee, a sparkly new scoreboard, updated Red/Blue/Baron particles, a new "HUD animations" option, and a slew of champion/item changes.

 ( REMEMBER: Everything on the PBE is tentative and subject to change )

Arclight Varus Available for testing
The new Varus skin is now available for purchase and testing on the PBE. He still doesn't have any splash art but, on the champion info page, you can click to the right of Blight Crystal Varus and unlock him.

Bewitching Nidalee Particles
They worked out a few kinks with the Nidalee visual update, including some new particles for Betwitching Nidalee. Enjoy the bats.

New Scoreboard look
Scoreboard got a make over to make it fit with the new UI. It's awesome looking but I couldn't find an opacity option...


New Blue, Red, and Baron Buffs particles
A new set of particles for the various neutral monster buffs snuck their way into this patch. The buffs now "tier" in on themselves and don't overlap.

Hecarim with blue and red.
Fid with Baron, Kog with Baron, WW with Baron and Blue.
New Font
 New font is present but it looks like it's for the Greek localization. Probably won't stick around but I figured I'd mention it since it's everywhere on the PBE.

New HUD Animations
(Edit: I did, indeed, missed this a patch or so ago ) Unless I straight up missed this last patch, there are now some animated, spinning blue crystals around your HP/Mana bars you can activate through the Video option tab.


Champion Changes
A few of the tanky junglers got buffs to, I assume, help them out in the new jungle.
Hecarim
  • Base attack damage increased to 56 from 53.
Nautilus
  • Titan's Wrath's ( W ) shield has been increased to 100/150/200/250/300 from 80/130/180/230/280
Rammus
  • Base armor has been increased to 21 from 17
  • Base Health regen increased to 7 from 5.
Sejuani
  • Northern Winds ( W ) duration has been increased to 6 seconds from 5.
  • Base armor increased to 20.5 from 17.5
Item Changes
Not that it's surprising, but a number of item tweaks were included in this patch, as well as a few name changes and particle updates.


Balance Changes
Black Cleaver
  • Armor penetration increased to 15 from 10.
Bloodthirster
  • Combine cost reduced to 650 from 1000.

Brutalizer
  • Armor pen increased to 15 from 10.
Spirit of the Ancient Golem
  • Damage to monsters has been increased to 25% from 20%.
Spirit of  the Elder Lizard
  • Damage to monsters has been increased to 25% from 20%
Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
  • AP increased to 40 from 30
  • Mana regen lowered to 10 mp/5 from 15.
  • Cooldown reduction lowered to 10% from 15%
  • Damage to monsters increased to 25% from 20.
  • Combine cost decreased to 400 from 600.
  • Now builds out of Hextech Revolver + Spirit Stone instead of Fiendish Codex + SS.
Thornmail
  • Cost increased to 1180 from 720
  • Now builds out of one Cloth Armor and one Chain Vest instead of two Chain Vests
Youmuu's Ghost Blade
  • Armor pen increased to 20 from 15.

Name Changes
Frozen Fist has been renamed "Iceborn Gauntlet"
Kage's Last Breath has been renamed "Shard of True Ice"
Wraith Collar has been renamed Twin Shadows

Particles Changes
Frozen Heart has a new particle for those it is debuffing and, if you are the enemy who is being debuffed you will see the same particle on the owners head.
Note: Pretty sure this was actually in a previous patch.
"Shard of True Ice" has a new particle

Need to catch up on what all is in the Preseason / Nami PBE patch? Check out these earlier posts!


P.S Pharaoh Nidalee's cat form is finally fixed. She is no longer just blue... woohoo!

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    1. INB4 Haters gonna hate that I am the ultimate Surrender@20 fan!

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    2. Hey Fey, keep updating Void Fizz thread on the forums!

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    3. i tried texturing that skin, but i don't have the 3d maya skills to actually make the damn thing worthwile. also i tried swaping maz void for fizz bait. and guess what. it didnt work.

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    4. I've been thinking of trying the same, but hope they will actually make it! It could be Legendary easily... great concept :)

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    1. I should probably start seeing as how I am not happy with my appearance, but I can't stand going to the gym. Also the HUD animations *option* was in the last patch, but the actual animations were just added this patch.

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  3. Comments under this comment are comments

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    1. This is not comment <----





      GOTCHA!

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    2. "You're gay"

      I stated a fact, not a comment.

      (jks)

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    3. This is not a comment, but an exclamation!!

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  4. SEJUANI BUFFS

    SEJUANI BUUUUUFFFFFFSSSSSSSSS

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    1. Awwww yeah!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrb3z7nqgNQ&feature=g-like

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    2. Probably one of the most non-influential buffs this patch to be fair, shes only get 3 armor and 1 second of time on W

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  5. sejuani buffs plus the new haunting guise upgrade, that W is going to hurt so much

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  6. Sejuani BUFF!!!! THERE IS A GOD!

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  7. These changes were probably made so they can be more jungle-friendly (aka viable) and not die so easlily.

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    1. I think Hecarim boost was to give him back the attack damage he use to get from starting with boots, other than that it don't affect his jungle at all, what they need to do is remove the Q penalty on minions, the Jungle is harder, there is no excuse to have that thing slowing him down.

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  8. It says blood thirsters combine cost has been reduced down to 650 from 1000. I thought its combine cost was 900?

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    1. In the live servers, the combine cost is 900. In the PBE, it was 1000 until this recent update, where it was reduced to 650.

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    2. http://imgur.com/a/yKjVM#106

      It was 1k

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  9. wasn't Bloodthirster's previous cost 900 instead of 1000. either way with the price of vamp scepter going up, makes sense that the combine cost would go down

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    1. http://imgur.com/a/yKjVM#106

      It was 1k

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    2. The 100 gold was mitigated from the BF Sword (new cost: 1550) to the combine cost of the Bloodthirster (new cost: 1000). They must've recently realized that they hadn't dealt with the increase of the VampScepter, so they decreased the Bloodthirster down to 650.

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  10. Oh god, I really hope they add an opacity option to the scoreboard.

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  11. Has anyone noted the new animation for Frozen heart? Looks like when your effected by it a snowflake is above the person who has the FH

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  12. Thew new buff icons are extremely hard to see.

    Do not like.

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  13. <= prefers old buff particle effects

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  14. Looks like the Lion Dancing Kog may is saying : " Bitch Please"

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  15. I really wish Bewitched Nidalee would come back on a special. Totally sucks I missed that one. :( especially since they are giving it extra love in the VU.

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    1. she won't come back since she's limited and not legacy. Sorry for you

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    2. I wish I could have been there to buy all of Nidalee's limited edition skins, I like the all D:

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    3. Good thing that I grabbed Leopard skin when it went on legacy sale :p. A good 130 RP wasted XD

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  16. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy. A year later and Bewitching Nidalee finally gets the Haunting Nocturne effect! Yay for bats!

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  17. Riot whys you make me wish I had that nidaly skin eaven moars now ;...(, the bats almost double how much I wanted since I first started christmas time last year.

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  18. "ARE YOU READY? DO YOU KNOW? I'VE SEEN IT TOO" SEJUANI BUFFS EVERYONE ARE GOING TO DIE (FREEZE)!! CAPS!

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  19. "ARE YOU READY? DO YOU KNOW? I'VE SEEN IT TOO" SEJUANI BUFFS EVERYONE ARE GOING TO DIE (FREEZE)!! CAPS!

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  20. Sejuani got a buff. It must truly be the end of the world.

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  21. Anyone noticed that the Hecarim "Buff" is only to make up for the fact that he lost AD from bonus movement speed with the new boots?

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    1. Everyone got a flat increase to their move speed to make up for the reduced MvS on boots though..

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    2. Yeah, but Hecarim gain ad from BONUS ms.

      So it was a lose for him.

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    3. Awesome I got 4 replies and a reply from Moobeat himself in my first comment ever xD
      I hope there will be some new viable pick to replace FoN for Hecarim, because that item was awesome

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  22. I hope that the showed skin for Nidalee's pharaoh cat form really isn't that one lol, I liked the white :P

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    1. her belly is still black for that skin :p

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  23. Seujani buffs. Good. But i think it isnt enough. She.Needs. SOME BURST DAMAGE and/or more tankyness.

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    1. She's great as she is tbh. Didn't even need a buff imo

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    2. WAT. You say, that Seju don't have burst dmg? Q/R->W->R/Q->E. AoE stun, lots of slows, and insane dmg with AP/HPofftank build. And still decent dmg with HP tank build. Just add Sunfire Cap to list of your items.. OFC, she is best in mid game, when she can easily score triple kill on countergank, even without help of tower. She's even better than Malphite in it. Just dont miss your R and wait with your E to the last second of Frost.

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    3. now tell me why does nobody play her if she is actually good

      /facepalm

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  24. Dear.moobet could you upload another pharao cat pic? That one only shows its stomach :) ty a lot

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    1. Omg where do you live that its 1 am?here its 10 in the morning lol

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    2. xD thx dude, i know u r ameican (im european) but USA is very huge xD

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  25. Moo,the particles for Frozen Heart has already been in the last build.It just barely showed up because it was bugged.

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    1. *have already been
      damn typos...

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    2. I need to pay closer attention to these.

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  26. Yeeeeeha! Finally Sejuani gets a bit of love!

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  27. I am so happy for the Bewitching nidalee particle update

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  28. also, new particle on sunfire ^^

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    1. I mentioned that sunfire change a patch or so ago :(

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QBeK-8NmsE&feature=plcp

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  29. Oh, I tought those flames would really be static, terrible ^^

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  30. Somehow I prefer the old 'Wraith Collar' and 'Glacial Fist' names and the old particle effect for 'Shard of True Ice' :(

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  31. Did they also change that putrid neon green background on champion info and lore in the game? Can't see a freaking thing..

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  32. the frozen heart particle already was in the last patch ;)

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  33. Is the Bewitching Nidalee skin available, then???

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  34. Still no 'loading backgrounds'. Can sb ask for them via NA forums? I'm EU, so i cannot post there.


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  35. Noticed new item in S3, "Brutilizer", sounds pretty cool. Just kidding, dat typo :P

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  36. So i Guess we are along way away from this patch since their still fixing stuff with the particles and items too bad so excited for this patch

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  37. Hey Moo, how long do you think they will upload the patch with the new splashes? Do you think it will be next patch? (I know you don't know for sure, but since you have been doing this for a while, I thought you might have an idea).

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    1. A rioter mentioned Nidalee's splash being down the way a bit - So for hers at least, it'll probably still be a few days.

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