3/27 PBE Update: Summoner's Rift Loading Screen, New Summoner Icon, Arclight Vayne Updates

Posted on at 11:39 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes a new loading screen background for Summoner's Rift, a new Omega Squad Teemo themed summoner icon, updates to Arclight Vayne, 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


Skin Updates

The heavy work in progress Arclight Vayne skin received updated textures in today's update!

Here's a comparison between the old version (3/24) and today's (3/27) new version:

Here's an updated set of screen shots:


New Summoner Icon

A new Omega Squad Teemo themed summoner icon has also been added to the PBE.

Summoner's Rift Loading Screen

Summoner's Rift now has a new loading screen background!
Along with the new background, the loading screen player frames and borders have also been tweaked. Notably, the ranked borders have been fattened up just a bit.

Here is the raw background picture:

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.

Champions
Bard
  • Attack range increased to 550 from 500
  • Base damage increased to 52 from 46
  • Damager per level growth increased to 3.5 from 3
  • Base armor increased to 25 from 21
  • Travel's Call (Passive) Meeps: A new meep appears every 10 down from 12
  • Traveler's Call (Passive) Chimes: mana restore changed to 12% max mana from (8% missing mana + 15)
  • Cosmic Binding (Q)  damage increased to 80/125/170/215/260 from 80/120/160/200/240
  • Cosmic Binding (Q) AP ratio increased to .65 from .5
  • Magical Journey (E) mana cost reduced to 0 at all ranks from 30

Darius
  • Noxian Guillotine (R) now refunds 25/50/100 mana if Noxian Guillotine kills target
  • Noxian Guillotine (R) - New Effect: At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine's cooldown resets entirely on kill.

Garen
  • Demacian Justice ( R) cooldown lowered to 120/100/80 from 160/120/80

Hecarim
  • Base Mana Regen per second down to 1.3 from 1.5
  • Base HP Regen per second down to 1.4 from 1.85

Tristana
  • Explosive Charge (E) cooldown increased to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 from 16/15/14/13/12.
  • [Note: Remember Tristana currently has a new effect on her Q which reduces the cooldown of E by .5 seconds (doubled vs champions) when she auto attacks an enemy while her Q is active.]

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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