1/16 PBE Update: New Summoner Icons, Skin Updates, and more!

Posted on at 5:02 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes two new Lunar Revel icons, tweaks for several of the new skins in this cycle, numerous tentative balance changes, and more!
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 Summoner Icons

First up we have two new Lunar Revel themed summoner icons!

Skin Updates

Three of this skins champion skins have received various changes!

Firecracker Jinx now has a green dragon tattoo on her arm.
Here's an updated turnaround.
A full preview of Firecracker Jinx can be found in our comprehensive PBE post!

Next up is Warring Kingdoms Katarina, who's hair now fades into dark pink!
Here's an updated turnaround:
A full preview of Warring Kingdom Katarina can be found in our comprehensive PBE post!

Last up. we have Warring Kingdoms Nidalee who has had her skin toned darkened.
Here's an updated turnaround:
Warring Kingdom Nidalee's Hunt vfx have also been changed.
A full preview of Warring Kingdoms Nidalee can be found in our comprehensive PBE post!

Arbiter Vel'Koz Renamed to Arclight Vel'Koz

The new Vel'koz skin in testing, previously known as Arbiter Vel'Koz, has been renamed to Arclight Vel'Koz!
Check out our earlier PBE coverage for a full preview of Arclight Vel'Koz!

Start of Game Gates

The temporary gates at the start of the game has been updated to include the same runes/objects recently added to patch 5.1's base gates.


The mysterious and mislabeled  splash art originally added in the 1/14 update has been removed and Warring Kingdoms Nidalee is back to having the typical grey "work in progress splash art".

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.

  • Orb of Deception (Q) has a new effect: "Ahri gains movement speed while her orb travelling"
  • [Note: This is a pretty significant speed boost that rapidly decays. At level 1 and rank 1 of Q, movement speed spikes from 330 (base) up to 545 then rapidly down to 410 until the orb returns.]

  • Foxfire (W) damage increased to 50/80/110/140/170 from 40/65/90/115/140
  • Charm (E) AP ratio increased to .5 from .35
  • Charm (E) no longer amplifies damage on target by 20% for 6 seconds.
  • Charm (E) damage increased to 60/90/120/150/200 from 60/90/120/150/180
  • Noxious Blast (Q) mana cost increased to 40/50/60/70/80 from 40/45/50/55/60
  • Twin Fang (E) mana cost increased to 50/60/70/80/90 from 35/45/55/65/75

  • Broken Wings (Q) now auto cancels it's animation, allowing Riven to attack much faster after using Q
  • [Context: Alright, this change is a bit complicated.  Currently on live you can "fast combo" Riven's Q by clicking the ground immediately after using Q. This STOPS the Q animation early and allows you to auto attack much much faster than just hitting Q and waiting for the auto to go off naturally. THIS PBE CHANGE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELS Q'S ANIMATION which significantly speeds up your auto attack speed after using Q. Meddler has commented on the change here.]
  • [Video Context: In this video preview, all I'm doing is hitting Q as soon as my auto attack goes off. You'll notice in the first video (PBE), I auto attack extremely fast so the combo goes very fast. In the second video (LIVE), there is a significantly longer gap between when I Q and when my auto attack goes off.] 

Giant's Belt
  • Now builds out of Ruby Crystal + 600 gold, total cost remains the same.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
  • [Bug Fix] Back to live values and functionality after unintentional changes in the 1/15 update.

Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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