8/13 PBE Update: Forecast Janna VO and more balance changes.

Posted on at 12:30 PM by Moobeat
Edit: Added in some info on the new UI mode for Spectator - Teamfight UI. Also in info on the Baron / Dragon timers added to spectator mode.

The PBE has been updated with all sorts of new goodies, including more balance changes and an exquisite voice over for the new Forecast Janna legendary skin!
Continue reading for more information!
( Reminder: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see here may not be representative of what eventually gets pushed to live. )

Forecast Janna Voiceover

Here's an updated skin preview, including this awesome vo.


Teamfight UI
A new feature is out on the PBE - Teamfight UI is a new mode to watch team fights and is accessed by hitting "a" while spectating a game.
"We're testing a new UI mode for Spectator mode and would love your feedback. We're calling this mode the Teamfight UI. The overall goal of this mode is to provide a great viewing experience during large team fights."
Check out this post for more info.

Dragon and Baron timers in Spectator Mode
Both Dragon and Baron now have spawn / respawn timers while in Spectator mode.

See this post for more information.

Riot's tentative PBE Patch notes
Be sure to check this post for Riot's set of tentative PBE patch notes, explaining some of the bigger changes we have already seen or can expect ( like the massive Olaf changes ) this PBE cycle.

Balance Changes
Remember, these changes are RELATIVE to numbers in this PBE cycle. Please refer to this page for a comprehensive look at the changes relative to the values on live servers.

Champions
Draven
  • League of Draven ( Passive ) tooltip reads it now consumes ALL stacks on kill.

Master Yi
  • Meditate ( W ) damage reduction chnaged to 40/47.5/55/62.5/70% from 45/50/55/60/65%
Twitch
  • Expunge ( E ) damage changed to 20/35/50/65/80 from 40/50/60/70/80.
Items

Phage*
  • The +20 armor has been reverted back to 200 health
  • Total cost increased to 1250 from 1200.
  • Passive - Rage duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5

* Note = This doesn't pair up well with the tentative PBE notes that were JUST posted by Riot Pwyff. When asked, he noted:
"Phage is currently on our internal patch notes as giving health and not armor, so I think that change was made overnight. Still experimenting I see."
Trinity Force
  • Now grants 250 health instead of 20 armor.
  • Total price increased to 3628 from 3578 .
  • Movement speed increased to 10% from 8%
  •  Passive - Rage duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5
  • Passive - Rage movement speed increased to 30 and 90 from 20 and 60.


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