4/23 PBE Update: The Black Cleaver Icon, Purple Animated Victory/Defeat, Mark/Dash sfx, and more

Posted on at 5:36 PM by Moobeat
A small patch as been pushed to the PBE! Today's update includes a new item icon for The Black Cleaver, a new purple variation of the animated Victory/Defeat ceremony, sfx for the ARAM exclusive Mark/Dash summoner spell, and more! You'll also find a look at changes to Forsaken Jayce's Q visual effects.
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 The Black Cleaver icon

Go go along with it's upcoming rework this cycle, The Black Cleaver has a new item icon.



Purple Side animated Victory / Defeat screen 

Along with the other ARAM updates (reskinned minions, Nexus, etc) coming in the next patch, Howling Abyss also  now has a purple variation of the new end of game animated victory and defeat screens!

For more on the upcoming minion and structure improvements ARAM & Howling Abyss, check out our earlier PBE coverage and this PBE boards context post!

Summoner Spell Mark / Dash sfx

Sound effects have been added for the new ARAM exclusive summoner spell Mark/Dash. As you may have imagined, it sounds like a snowball.

For more on the new summoner spell, visual, and items changes coming ARAM & Howling Abyss, check out our earlier PBE coverage and this PBE boards context post!

Skin Changes: Forsaken Jayce Q & Blood Moon Zilean Q vfx 

[Note: These vfx changes were made in the 4/22 Update but since I overlooked them and they were a very late addition to the site site post I'm also documenting them here for visibility.]

Forsaken Jayce

Forsaken Jayce, an upcoming 1350 RP tier skin, has received changes to his Q projectile, which is now looks like more of an energy bolt than a orb.
Here's the standard Q and the E+Q combo:

Check out our earlier PBE coverage for a better look at the upcoming Forsaken Jayce skin, including his splash art, full set of new vfx, new recall animation, and more!

Blood Moon Zilean

Blood Moon Zilean's Q bomb has also been changed, it now has a pattern on it rather than being mostly gold.

Check out our 5.8 PBE cycle post for a better look at Blood Moon Zilean (975 RP), including his splash, other ability vfx, new "time machine", and more!


Miscellaneous 

  • A small series of icons above the queue button now denotes what sort of rewards you get for playing that mode - IP, XP, or Champion points for the upcoming Champion Mastery system.

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.

Items
Mandrake Ward
  • Once again, the experimental Mandrake Ward item has been removed from the PBE as we near the end of the cycle.

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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