2/24 PBE Update #2: Bard and Headhunter Akali

Posted on at 6:43 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated for a second time today, this time with our new champion Bard, his release skin Elderwood Bard, and a new Headhunter Akali skin!
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. )

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New Champion: Bard

Following his reveal earlier today, our new champion BARD is now on the PBE for testing!

Bard, the Wandering Caretaker


Stats & Abilities: 

Stats:
  • Base HP: 535
  • HP Growth: 85
  • Base Mana: 350
  • Mana Growth: 50
  • Base HP Regen Per Second: 1.08
  • HP Regen Per Second Growth: 0.11
  • Base Mana Regen Per Second: 1.2
  • Mana Regen Per Second Growth: 0.09
  • Movement Speed: 330
  • Attack Range: 500
  • Base Damage: 46
  • Damage Growth: 3
  • Base Armor: 21
  • Armor Growth: 4
  • Magic Resist: 30
  • Magic Resist Growth: 0


 [Meeps, Passive, Q, W, E , R]


Passive: Traveler’s Call
Meeps: Bard attracts lesser spirits that assist with his basic attacks. These meeps gain new effects as Bard collects chimes.
  • Meeps currently deal 30 (+.3 AP) magic damage. A new meep appears every X seconds, max of X  
Chimes: Ancient chimes randomly appear for Bard to collect. These grant experience,  mana [8% missing +15], and out-of-combat movement speed stacks. Chimes remain for 10 minutes.
  • X  chimes collected - with  X more, X
  • 5 Chimes : Meeps apply a 25% slow for 1 second
  • 10 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 25 more damage. 
  • 15 Chimes: Bard will be able to have 1 more meep following at once
  • 20 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 25 more damage. 
  • 25 Chimes: Meep attacks will strike through their target
  • 30 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 30 more damage. 
  • 35 Chimes: Meeps will reappear 1 second faster
  • 40 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 30 more damage
  • 45 Chimes: Meep attacks will slow by 45%
  • 50 Chimes :Meep attacks deal 35 more damage
  • 55 Chimes: Bard will be able to have 1 more meep following at once
  • 60 Chimes :Meep attacks deal 35 more damage,
  • 65 Chimes: Meep attack strike-through cone increases in size. 
  • 70 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 35 more damage. 
  • 75 Chimes: Meeps will reappear 1 second faster 
  • 80 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 35 more damage. 
  • 85 Chimes: Meep attacks will slow by 60%
  • 90 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 30 (or 35?) more damage
  • 95 Chimes: Bard will be able to have 1 more meep following at once 
  • 100 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 30 more damage
  • 105 Chimes: Meeps will reappear 1 second faster. 
  • 110 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 30 more damage
  • 115 Chimes: Meep attacks will slow by 70%
  • 120 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 25 more damage
  • 125 Chimes: Meeps will reappear 1 second faster
  • 130 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 25 more damage
  • 135 Chimes: Meep attacks will slow by 75%
  • 140 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 20 more damage
  • 145 Chimes: Meep attacks will slow by 80%
  • 150 Chimes: Meep attacks deal 20 more damage.
  • ( Every 5 chimes after 150 adds 20 damage )

Q: Cosmic Binding
Mana Cost: 60 at all ranks
Cooldown: 10 seconds at all ranks 
[Range Example
Bard fires an energy bolt, dealing 85/115/145/175/205 (+0.5 AP) magic damage to one or two enemies. The first target hit will be slowed by 60% for 1/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8 second(s). 
If the bolt hits another enemy or a wall, any enemies hit are stunned for 1/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8 second(s).

W: Caretaker’s Shrine
Mana Cost: 100/105/110/115/120
Cooldown: 12 seconds at all ranks 
[Range Example]  
Bard raises a health shrine that immediately offers 30/60/90/120/150  (+0.2 AP) health, but restores up to 70/110/150/190/230 (+0.45 AP) health as it gathers power for 10 seconds. The shrine's effect also grants 50% decaying movement speed for 1.5 seconds. 
Bard can have up to 3 shrines active at once, which remain until visited by an ally or crushed by an enemy.
E: Magical Journey
Mana Cost: 30 at all ranks
Cooldown: 26/24/22/20/18 seconds 
Bard opens a one-way corridor through nearby terrain. Both allies and enemies can use the corridor by right-clicking on any part of it while near its entrance, with allies travelling 10/20/30/40/50% faster than enemies. 
The corridor disappears after 10/10/10/10/10 seconds.
[These portals go the length of the terrain]

R: Tempered Fate
Mana Cost: 100 at all ranks
Cooldown: 130/115/90 seconds
[Range Example]  

Bard sends magical energy arcing to a target location. On impact, all champions, minions, monsters, and turrets in the target area are put in stasis, becoming invincible, untargetable, and unable to act for 2.5 seconds. 
Epic monsters are also put into stasis, despite normally being immune to disables.

Here's a video preview of all his abilities in action:


Voiceover

Rather than a traditional voiceover, Bard as a vocals a series of tones and sounds.


Lore

Nothing added yet, only lists "Coming soon" :[

Release skin

Elderwood Bard

975 RP


 Here's Galetta with a bugs and feedback thread for Elderwood Bard:
"A silent guardian looms over the rift.... 
Elderwood Bard and his meeps have made their way to the PBE! This earthen spirit is ready to support his allies in battle! This skin includes: 
  • New model and texture!
  • New particles!
  • New recall animation!
  • New SFX on his recall!
This skin will be 975rp. 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Elderwood Bard and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well! 
See you on the Rift!"

New Skin 

Headhunter Akali is now available for testing, joining Debonair Galio and Secret Agent Xin Zhao from the first PBE patch this cycle.

Headhunter Akali

1350 RP

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Headhunter Akali:
"NOTE: 2/24: New sound effects aren't in game yet, please hang tight!** 
Stalk your enemies on the Rift before going in for the kill with Headhunter Akali!
Headhunter Akali will be 1350 RP and includes: 
  • New model and texture!
  • New sound effects!
  • New particles!
  • New recall animation! 
Headhunter Akali 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!"

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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