1/14 PBE Update: Sweetheart Annie, Tristana VO & Updated Previews, Mysterious WIP Splash, and more

Posted on at 11:52 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! The Tristana update has been re-enabled for testing and now includes her brand new voice over, we have a new Sweetheart Annie skin, texture rebalances for Dr. Mundo, Irelia, and Jarvan IV, and more! You'll also find updated previews of all of Tristana's skins, including the unique VFX on Firefighter and Rocket Girl!
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. )

Table of Contents

  • New Skin
  • New Splash Art
  • Texture Rebalances

New Skin

Joining our other four new skins this cycle, we also have a lovely new Sweetheart Annie skin!

Sweetheart Annie

750 RP

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs and feedback thread for Sweetheart Annie!
"Annie couldn't wait to show everyone her Valentine's Day outfit, so we agreed to let her on the PBE a bit early! 
Sweetheart Annie will be 750 RP and includes: 
  • A new model and texture for both her and Tibbers! 
Sweetheart Annie is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you've got any questions, post 'em here, and we'll do our best to answer them!"

New Splash Art

While obviously not the splash for Warring Kingdoms Nidalee, this mysterious and incomplete splash art showed up today as "Nidalee_Splash_7". Speculate away!
Nurse Flan has commented on this mysterious splash, saying:
"FYI, the splashart under "Nidalee_Splash_7" is NOT finished and is NOT Warring Kingdom Nidalee's splashart. :) Please hang tight as that is WIP :)"

Tristana Champion Update

Following her debut yesterday, the Tristana champion update has been re-enabled on the PBE! She now has her new voiceover, Guerilla Tristana has been updated, and we can finally take a look at each of her skins!


Tristana's updated VO is here, clocking in at right over 5 minutes!

Her voiceover includes unique taunts for Amumu, Caitlyn, Corki, Jinx, Veigar, and Ziggs, Unique jokes for Heimerdinger, Rumble, and Teemo, and several unique lines when purchasing items.

Kit & Abilities

With Tristana enabled for testing, here is a look at all of her abilities and visual effects!

Here's an updated ability preview now that her voiceover is in!


While absent in the initial PBE patch this cycle, the updated Guerilla Tristana is now up on the PBE!

 Guerilla Tristana

Now that she is enabled and has her VO, here are a set of individual preview videos for her skins!

Riot Girl Tristana

Earnest Elf Tristana

Firefighter Tristana

Firefighter Tristana has several unique and watery ability vfx!

Buccaneer Tristana

Rocket Girl Tristana

Rocket Girl Tristana has several unique vfx!

For screenshots and more information on the Tristana champion update and her updated skins, check out our earlier coverage of this PBE cycle!

Texture Rebalances

Joining Nunu, Vayne, and Yorick from earlier this cycle, we have a new batch of texture rebalances for Dr. Mundo, Irelia, and Jarvan IV!

Dr. Mundo (Fixed)

Corporate Mundo

Executioner Mundo

Mr. Mundoverse

Mundo Mundo

Toxic Mundo

Rageborn Mundo


Aviator Irelia

Infiltrator Irelia

Nightblade Irelia

Frostblade Irelia

Jarvan IV

Commando Jarvan IV

Darkforge Jarvan IV

Dragonslayer Jarvan IV

New Friend Discovery Feature

Here's MattEnth with details on a new "friend discovery" feature that is headed to the PBE!
"Hey everyone,

In an upcoming patch, we’re introducing a new series of features that’ll help you find and add your IRL friends in League. We’re designing a hub for these features that’ll grow over time. The first of these helps you add fellow League players from your Facebook friends list. Many of you are on Facebook, and already use it to find friends in gaming networks. To us, it makes sense to start there.

When the new hub goes up, you'll have the option of finding friends in League through Facebook. To clarify, you must choose to activate and use this feature. If you do, you'll start seeing friend suggestions near the bottom of your League friends list. From there, you can add your friend or dismiss the recommendation.

You’ll only see suggested friends under all of these conditions:
  1. Both you and the suggested friend have activated and approved the Facebook connection
  2. You aren't yet friends in League
  3. You are friends on Facebook
  4. Neither you nor the suggested friend have ignored the recommendation

When you add a suggested Facebook friend to your LoL friends list, you'll still see them by their summoner name. In this implementation, their Facebook name will be prepopulated in their friends list note so you remember who’s who. You can still change the note afterward if you like.

We recognize that this isn't a feature for every player. A key design tenet for the feature is that nothing changes for players who choose not to use it. We want this feature to be easy to ignore, while still valuable for those who want to beef up their friends list. We also want to make it easy to opt out of the feature at any time and for any reason.

Another key design tenet is privacy. We’ve taken extra steps to ensure that your Facebook info will never be shared with players if you haven't explicitly activated the feature. If you do authorize and activate the feature, only your Facebook friends will ever see you as a suggested friend. Your Facebook info won’t be shared with strangers, won’t interact with your Facebook feed and will never post to your Facebook Timeline for you.

This feature is going to be on the PBE for a while so that we can gather feedback and iterate. We’re not quite finished yet, but we wanted to make sure to get the word out early. I'll be around in the thread with Limely, a designer on the feature, to answer any questions! 
  • MattEnth"

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.


  • Attack Speed per level increased to 1.5 from 1.2 (current live value is 2.5)
  • Explosive Shot (E) bonus AD ratio now .6/.75/.9/1.05/1.2 from .6/.7/.8/.9/1.0
  • Explosive Shot (E) base damage lowered to 60/70/80/90/100 from 70/80/90/100/110

Summoner's Rift

  • Attack range increased to 500 from 350
  •  Base damage lowered to 120 from 230. 
  • [Note: There could potentially other changes that were not able to be datamined.]

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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