3/11 PBE Update: New Amumu, Nami, Nasus, Soraka, & Udyr April Fools' skins, Champion Mastery system, and more

Posted on at 12:30 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! To kick off the 5.6 PBE cycle we have several new skins - Surprise Party Amumu, Urf the Nami-tee, Archduke Nasus, Order of the Banana Soraka, and Definitely Not Udyr, a new Champion Mastery system, texture rebalances for Kayle, Lee Sin, Pantheon, Rumble, and Ryze, new ability icons for Rammus and Twisted Fate, and much 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. )

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New Skins

To kick off the 5.6 PBE cycle, we have comical new April Fools' themed skins for Amumu, Nami, Nasus, Soraka, and Udyr!

 Surprise Party Amumu

1350 RP

[NOTE: The little candle on his head lights up. When issue is fixed, will updated the pictures!]
[ It looks like he is supposed to have two ults - one for "Happy" and one for "Sad" face.]

[Note: Preview video is INCOMPLETE. Missing candle lighting up, sad face ult, and sounds]

Here's Galetta with a bugs & feedback thread for Surprise Party Amumu:
"Where's my invitation? 
Nasus, Udyr, Nami, and Soraka are having a party....but they forgot to invite Amumu. 
The Sad mummy is left out once again. This skin includes: 
  • New model and texture!
  • New Recall animation!
  • New particles!
  • New Sound Effects! 
This skin will be 1350 rp. 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Surprise Party Amumu 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! 
Note: Audio isn't in yet, I'll update this post when it is! 
Additionally, we encountered a bug with Amumu so he won't be testable today. Poor Mummy. ;_;"

 Urf the Nami-tee

750 RP

 Archduke Nasus

750 RP

 Order of the Banana Soraka

750 RP

 Definitely Not Udyr

975 RP

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread on the new Nasus, Udyr, Soraka, and Nami skins:
"Trick your enemies into thinking you're someone else with these April Fools' skins!
Archduke Nasus 750 RP
  • All new model and texture! (What a fine looking sir!) 
Definitely Not Udyr 975 RP
  • All new model and texture for each of his stances! (Seriously, though, it's definitely not Udyr, I don't know what you're talking about.) 
Order of the Banana Soraka 750 RP
  • All new model and texture!
  • Banana auto attacks~ ('Cause, you know, no one expects the banana.) 
Urf the Nami-tee 750 RP
  • All new model and texture! (She's even got a spatula staff!) 
  • Oh, and you should check out her joke!
All of these skins are 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!"

After originally being introduced last cycle, Debonair Galio is back with several updates!

Debonair Galio

750 RP

New Feature - Champion Mastery

Today's PBE patch also includes Champion Mastery, a new system where you rank up with each individual champion and earn various rewards for each tier of mastery you achieve!
Here's more information from Riot's release announcement:
We want to recognize you for playing the champs you love and give you feedback on how well you play them.

"With Champion Mastery, you now get points, ranks, and rewards for the champs you play. Now, if you want to show other players that you’re a dedicated Swain main, or a big cheese with Twitch, you can! 

Finish a game of League and you’ll earn points for your champion based on your team’s performance as well as your own contribution. Earn enough points and you’ll level up that champ’s mastery level, giving you rewards as you progress.

Hover over your Champion Mastery points bar in the post-game screen and you’ll see the grade that our new system gives you. Grades are awarded based on your overall performance in the role along with the champion you’re playing and, crucially, where you’re playing them.
Leveling Up 
Check out your in-client profile, and you’ll see a new stat telling you your mastery score, a sum of all your mastery ranks combined. 

We’re kicking off Champion Mastery with the first five ranks for each champion unlocked. Here are the crests your champion will earn as they rank up:


We’re kicking off the rollout with a PBE stint from 3/11. If all goes well, a couple of weeks later we’ll then launch a beta in a single region, focusing on Summoner’s Rift normal queues to make sure the feature’s stable for expanded use. We’ll read through your feedback and keep you updated with our progress, too, so keep an eye out for future posts after the service goes live! 
All summoners who’ve hit level five or higher will be eligible for Mastery points. However, at launch, it’ll only support normal games on Summoner’s Rift. 
The Future 
This is just the beginning for Champion Mastery. As the system matures, we’ll unlock extra tiers and rewards as we build on the program! "

Quick hits from reds following the announcement:

Here are more Mastery system assets from the air client, including the champion page display and the individual crests for each rank plus versions not shown in the announcement:
AIR Client animations -

There are also four in-game versions of the mastery crest, including the purple and teal versions not mentioned in the announcement:

Several elements on the profile page have been updated to accommodate the new Champion Mastery system:

If you were to get your mastery up high enough to unlock a Mastery Emote, you could trigger it in-game with "Control + 6" by default.

You can also view other players Champion Mastery by viewing their profile:

New Ability Icons

Rammus and Twisted Fate have both received updated ability icons in today's PBE update!


[Passive, Q, W, E, R]

Twisted Fate

[Passive, Q, W, E, R + Reactivate R]

[Blue, Yellow, Red card]

Texture Rebalances

Today's patch also includes texture rebalances for Kayle, Lee Sin, Pantheon, Rumble, and Ryze, as well as many of their skins! These texture updates are aimed at bringing older champions and skins up to date with the game's current art style - they are not replacements for eventual and higher scope visual updates


Silver Kayle

Viridian Kayle
Unmasked Kayle

Battleborn Kayle

Judgement Kayle

Lee Sin

Traditional Lee Sin

Acolyte Lee Sin 

Dragon Fist Lee Sin

Muay Thai Lee Sin


Ruthless Pantheon

Perseus Pantheon

Full Metal Pantheon

Myrmidon Pantheon has not yet been updated.


Rumble in the Jungle

Bilgerat Rumble


Human Ryze

Tribal Ryze

Uncle Ryze

Triumphant Ryze

Professor Ryze

Zombie Ryze

Dark Crystal Ryze

Pirate Ryze

Summoner's Rift Terrain Changes

Today's patch also includes several terrain changes for Summoner's Rift.

Here are a few examples with OLD on left and NEW on Right:


  • Added String Data: "WIP Map for updates to the Howling Abyss" & "Howling Abyss WIP". No details and the map is not up for testing yet.
  • Two new "3053 and 3052" items were added to the shop on the PBE, although ricklessabandon has confirmed they  were just partial files for items they had previously experimented with and will be cleaned up.
  • A few urf-tastic sounding text strings for "Awesome Buff of Awesomely Awesome Buffing", "Shield Overload", and "Heal Embargo" have been uncovered.
  • "Awesome Buff of Awesomely Awesome Buffing":
  • Mana and Energy Consumption reduced by X%.
  • + X% Cooldown reduction on Abilities, Activated Items, and Summoner Spells
  • +X% Tenacity and Tenaciousness
  • + 0 Movement Speed and Speed while Moving
  • Attack Speed Bonuses increased by X% (Y% for Ranged Champions)
  • Critical Strikes deal X% additional base damage.
  • Health costs reduced by X%.
  • "Shield Overload"
  • This unit has a shield that cannot handle the sheer amount of awesome. Non-ultimate shields cast by this unit have stat scaling (bonus shield strength from AD/AP/Health) reduced by X%
  •  "Heal Embargo"
  • Direct healing effects are currently only X% effective. Heal effectiveness will increase gradually over the course of the game

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.

  • Noxian Guillotine (R) [Still looking, might be more]
  • Mana cost reduced to 100/50/0
  • New Effect: At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine's cooldown resets entirely on kill
Le Blanc
  • Mimic (R) 
  • Mimicked Sigil of Malice AP ratio lowered to .6 from .65
  • Mimicked Distortion AP Ratio lowered to .9 from .975
  • Mimicked  Ethereal Chains AP ratio lowered to .6 from .65

  • Paranoia (R) cooldown lowered to 150/125/100 from 180/140/100

  • Time Bomb (Q) AP ratio increased to .9 from .8 
  • Rewind (W) [mana cost lowered to 40/30/20/10/0 from 50 at all ranks]

[Experimental] Mandrake Ward
  • [It's back]

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