9/9 PBE Update: New Order of the Lotus Karma Skin, Soraka Gameplay Update, and Viktor splash & texture update

Posted on at 12:44 PM by Moobeat
[ Note: Looks like Viktor isn't glorious evolution-ing just yet! He's currently disabled on the PBE so see this thread for details on his rework. Once he's up and running I'll have a full coverage! ]

The PBE has been updated and it is another big one, including a new Order of the Lotus Karma skin, a gameplay update for Soraka, two new summoner icons, a new Viktor splash art, new ability icons for Viktor, and texture updates for Viktor, Prototype Viktor, and Full Machine Viktor!
Continue reading for more information!

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

New Skin - Order of the Lotus Karma

"Ionia speaks through me" - At long last Karma has a new skin up for testing!

Order of the Lotus Karma

975 RP
Before we get too far, here's RiotBaconhawk with a bugs & feedback thread for Order of the Lotus Karma:
"Sa elesia, tera vi... Karma players, rejoice! 
Our Ionian lady has arrived to the fight in a new pink, green and gold outfit representing the Order of the Lotus. Here's what's changed for this skin from her base:
  • New model with pink skirt, green pants and details, & gold armor
  • New effects that are bright pink and gold, showcasing the glory of the Lotus
  • New recall where she does an elegant fan-dance, complete with thematic sounds
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on her! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. (totally copypasta'd this line I admit it) 
Note: we are aware there will be a bit of clipping (pieces of her model moving unnaturally through other pieces during animations) and will be fixing it soon. :)
GG WP Time to play more Karma~"
[ A flower swirls around Karma when her passive coolsdown her R ]
[ Q ]
[ Q explosion ]
[ W ]
[ W Root ]
[ R activated ]
[ R + Q ]

[ R + W ]
[ R + E ]

Soraka Gameplay Update

"By the power of the stars." - Soraka's gameplay update is here and up for testing on the PBE! Her reworked kit features totally a totally new Passive, Q, and E, as well as significant changes for her W and her R is pretty much the same!

Base stat changes
  • HP decreased to 400 from 405
  • HP per level increased to 80 from 76
  • Mana increased to 250 from 240
  • Movement speed decreased to 325 from 340
  • Magic Resist increased to 32 from 30
  • Armor increased to 18 from 17
  • HP regen per second lowered to .7 from .9
  • HP regen per second per level increased to .16 from .11
  • Mana regen per second increased to 1.56 from 1.36

(Passive) Luminary
Salvation: Soraka gains 70% bonus movement speed when running towards allies who are below 40% heath.
 Touch of the Cosmos: 20% of Soraka's bonus Magic Resist and Bonus Armor is replaced aby ability power. ( 1 AP for each point of Armor or MR )
[ Indicator pointing you to allies under 40%. Remember that this is also helpful for knowing when to use your ult to make it stronger. ]
[ The Indicator seems global but the bonus movement speed range is at about this distance. ]

(Q) Starcall
Mana Cost: 70/80/90/100/110
Cooldown: 7/6.5/6/5.5/5
Calls down a star at Target location. Enemies standing in the explosion radius take 70/110/150/190/230 (+.35 AP) magic damage
 Enemies standing in the center take 150% damage and are slowed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds.
[ Note: The star falls quickly if casted at low range and slowly at high range ] 
(W) Astral Infusion
Cost: 10% Max Health and 20/25/30/35/40 Mana
Cooldown: 4/3.5/3/2.5/2  seconds 
Active: Restores 110/140/170/200/230 ( +.6 AP ) health to target ally. Cannot be cast if Soraka is below 5% health. 
Passive: Each Enemy champion hit by Starcall heals Soraka for 20/30/40/50/60 - 40/60/80/100/120 ( +.4 AP ) ( Based on % Missing HP )

(E) Equinox
Mana Cost: 80
Cooldown: 18/17/16/15/14 seconds 
Creates a zone at target location for 1.5 seconds. Enemies standing in the zone are silenced until they leave. When the zone disappears, all enemies still standing in the zone are rooted for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2   second(s).

(R) Wish
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown: 160/145/130 seconds 
Calls upon Divine powers to restore 150/250/350 ( + .55 AP ) Health to all allied champions. Wish's power is increased by 50% on each champion below 40% health.

While their particles are the same as the base skin, we also have video previews of Dryad Soraka and Divine Soraka.

Celestine Soraka does have her own, slightly different versions of  Soraka's new VFX

[Postponed] Viktor Gameplay Update

While Viktor's gameplay update was included in the 9/9 PBE patch, a few critical bugs are keeping us from testing out his glorious evolution and he is currently DISABLED for testing.
"Summoners, Viktor is undergoing final modifications and has been disabled for the time being."

As such, full details on his abilities and new visual effects will have to wait until he is fixed in a future PBE update. In the mean time, check out Solcrushed's thread for more details on the rework.

The good news is there are a few non-gameplay related updates for him that we can still look at, including new ability icons, a new splash art, and a texture updates for Viktor, Prototype Viktor, and Full Machine Viktor!

New Ability Icons

GLORIOUS ICONLUTION - Viktor has a new set of ability icons to go along with his gameplay update!
[Passive, Q, W, E ,R]

[Augmented Q, W, E, R]

New Viktor Splash Art

To go along with his new rework and texture updates, Viktor also has a brand new base splash art!


Viktor Texture Update

and to go along with his rework and new splash, Viktor, Prototype Viktor, and Full Machine Viktor all have updated textures on the PBE!


[ Old on Left and New PBE version  Right ]

Prototype Viktor

[ Old on Left and New PBE version  Right ]

Full Machine Viktor

[ Old on Left and New PBE version  Right ]

Creator Viktor has not been updated, likely as he already has fairly recent and up to date textures.

New Summoner Icons

Two new summoner icons in this patch, one for the World Championship 2014 and one for the Fantasy LCS Beta.

Summoner's Rift Update sort of returns

The Summoner's Rift update files are back but the new update is not back up for testing just yet.

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.


  • Power Ball (Q) now specifies "Activating Defensive Ball Curl will remove this effect after 1 second."
  • Defensive Ball Curl (W) now specifies "Activating Powerball will remove this effect after 1 second."

  • Soraka has received a gameplay update! Check out the coverage above for more info!


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