4/9 PBE Update: The Return of Vandal Twitch's Shades

Posted on at 11:53 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! New Stuff includes: the return of Vandal Twitch's rad shades, updated VFX for Kog'Maw's Q, a new range indicator for Singed's W, a few odds & ends, and several tentative balance changes.
Continue reading to check out the latest PBE content!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Vandal Twitch Updates

By popular demand, Vandal Twitch now has his signature shades back after their noticeable absence from Twitch VU's PBE debut! 
( Note: His cheese is bugged on the PBE )
and here's a brief in-game video:

Atlantean Syndra returns

While this isn't specific to today's update, Atlantean Syndra was re-enabled for testing on 4/8 after being removed late in the last ( 4.5 ) PBE cycle.

Here's an up to date look:
[ Note: When Syndra levels her abilities to max rank, the appearances also change. I tried to line up similar frames for the pics but some might be off a little - the changes are mostly color/size/intensity ]
Max Rank Q
Max Rank W
Max Rank E
Max Rank R
Max Rank R also slightly changes the appearance of your orbs.

Kog'Maw Q Updated

 Kog'Maw's Q now has a very brief "shield breaking" particle to signify it's armor/mr reduction.

Singed W Ring

Singed's Mega Adhesive (W) now has an indicator ring that pops up around the goo.

Odds and Ends

Lastly we have a few odds and ends in today's PBE patch.

First up is a "VizObscure" icon in the "championScreens" folder, the folder that houses the summoner spell icons for the AIR Client. No details on what is, if anything.

An updated "Baron_Bar" has been added to the files but is not hooked up / functional in game.

It's super minor but SKT T1 Jax's weapon appears to be slightly rotated.

Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.

  • Body Slam ( E ) cooldown reduced to 12 at all ranks from 16/15/14/13/12.
  • Savagery ( Q )  bonus flat physical damage increased to 30/60/90/120/150 from 20/40/60/80/100
  • Contempt for the Weak ( Passive ) tool tip updated to 6-10% of Target's max health as bonus damage from 8%
  • Base armor increased to 16 from 12
  • [Context: Likely an oversight from the recent rune changes ]

Twin Shadows
  • Active "hunt" duration increased to 6 seconds from 5 seconds.
Wriggle's Lantern
  • Feral Flare transformation now at 30 instead of 25 large monster kills

Summoner Spells
  • Health restore tooltip changed to 95 - 475 from 90 - 495

Intel i7 Seal of Armor
  • Armor reduced to 1 from 1.41
  • [ Context: If you saw this reddit thread, looks like this promotional rune slipped by unnerfed last patch. Should be fixed now ]


Soul Anchor ( New Dominion Only Revive Trinket )
  • Now has an icon!

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Catch up with the links below or check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the balance changes currently in this PBE cycle!

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