11/7 PBE Update: Cigar removed from Graves Splash, New Maokai ability icons, and more!

Posted on at 12:35 PM by Moobeat
[Update: Pickpocket Twitch also has new gun sfx and Safecracker Evelynn is up for testing]

A small update has been pushed to the PBE, including teh removal of Graves' cigar from his new splash art and new ability icons for Maokai!
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. )


Splash updates - Graves

[Update: Context on this change from Riot Silver on this decision can be found here]

The new Graves splash art first introduced last PBE cycle and pushed to live in 4.19 has been updated and no longer includes him smoking a cigar.

[Old vs New]


Updated Maokai Ability Icons

To go along with his upcoming visual updates, Maokai now has a new set of ability icons.

Passive / Q / W / E / R

The are NOT yet hooked up in-game but they are hanging out in the air client.

Pickpocket Twitch Sound Effects Added

Pickpocket Twitch now has appropriate gun sound effects!

Check out our earlier PBE coverage for a better look at this upcoming skins!

Safecracker Evelynn now available for testing

While her assets have been on the PBE for a few days now, Safecracker Evelynn is now unlocked in the   shop and ready for testing.
Check out our earlier PBE coverage for a better look at this upcoming skins!

[Coming Soon] Maokai Update on a PBE near you

[ Not seeing it on the PBE at the moment, enjoy the post none the less.]

Ququroon has posted up a thread on the PBE boards concerning an upcoming update to Maokai!
"Edit: PBE issues! Sad day. Maokai should be good on Monday. Sorry folks.
Branching out to the PBE is Maokai, the Twisted Treant! 
Having gone through a growth spurt, Maokai now looks and feels more like the character he was meant to be. With an updated model and texture set, crisp new visual effects, new sounds to crush your enemies with and more, this plant come to life now feels more alive than ever. As usual, all of the above affects his skins as well. 
One of the other major goals on this project was to increase visual clarity for Maokai, his allies and his enemies. His ultimate is massively powerful, but was it ever really the most noticeable? Did his snare ever really feel as effective as it actually is? Could his saplings be even more awesome? We pushed these a bit, so hopefully you'll be able to feel the effects! 
We'd really appreciate it if you'd take a look at Maokai, and hit us with any bugs and feedback that come your way. Your feedback helps to guide changes we can make, as well as helps us grow as a team. 
Between the update to Summoner's Rift and now this, it certainly is a great time for our trees."
He continued:
"To answer a few things from the get go...
  • New models on all skins EXCEPT Haunted (new textures on this though) and Goalkeeper. Those were modern.
  • Very light animation work. He got a new run cycle, and some cleanup on his other anims.
  • You guys are awfully excited about him coming out in 4.20 for some reason."

Here's a look at the updated Maokai from the Champion Update dev blog :
Again, this is not yet on the PBE for testing yet.

Preseason Changes


Looks like Murkwolf and Razorbeak gold reward has been increased slightly.

There are a few base mana regen tweaks (reductions) for Soraka, Sona, Nami, Janna, and Taric. These seem to go along with the general base stat adjustments for preseason. Singed has also received his appropriately proportioned  preseason stat tweaks.

The "Homefield Advantage" buff that granted extra movement speed and defenses while in your own base has been removed.


Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the links below !

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