11/30 PBE Update: PROJECT: Poro Summoner Icon, New Zhonya's Hourglass VFX, and more!

Posted on at 12:20 PM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: The Snowdown Shop is now up on the PBE for testing!]

A small update has been pushed to the PBE, including a new summoner icon, new vfx for Zhonya's Hourglass, an update to Poppy's brief in-client lore entry, and several tentative balance changes!
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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Snowdown Shop

The personalized Snowdown shop is now on the PBE for testing!

As mentioned in the Snowdown is coming! post, this is a shop that offers unique discounts to players! This means you and your buddies will all recevied different and personalized offers in your individual Snowdown shops - these include % discounts on champions and skins!

You can access the shop by clicking the purple icon between the Shop and Profile buttons. Upon entering for the fire time, you have six face down cards.
Click each card to reveal a unique offer and discount!
Here's a brief video preview:


New Summoner Icon

For the upcoming return of the Legend of the Poro King game mode, a new PROJECT: Poro summoner icon has been added!
[NOTE: This icon will also change the poro skin in The Legend of the Poro King game mode but it seems to not be included in today's build!]

New Zhonya's Hourglass VFX

The visual effects for Zhonya's Hourglass' active have been updated!


Poppy Lore Update

To go along with her upcoming champion update, Poppy's Short form in-client lore updated:
''I'm no hero. Just a yordle with a hammer.'' 
Runeterra has no shortage of valiant champions, but few are as tenacious as Poppy. Bearing a hammer twice the length of her body, this determined yordle has spent untold years searching for the ''Hero of Demacia,'' a fabled warrior said to be the rightful wielder of her weapon.
For more on the Poppy champion update, check out our 5.24 PBE Megapost!

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
Anivia
  • Flash Frost (Q) Chill Duration nerf reverted. [s]

Malzahar
  • Null Zone (W) damage lowered to 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% of max health per second from 4/5/6/7/8%

Nidalee
  • Javelin Toss ( Human Q) 
    • Damage increased to 70/85/100/115/130 from 50/70/90/110/130
    • Max Damage increased to 210/255/300/345/390 from 150/210/270/330/390
  • Pounce (Cougar W) damage reverted to 50/100/150/200 from 75/125/175/225

Quinn
  • Base Damage lowered to 54.46 from 56.46
  • Blinding Assault (Q) 
    • Mana cost increased to 50/55/60/65/70 from 50 at all ranks
    • Damage lowered to 20/45/70/95/120 from 25/55/85/115/145
    • Total AD scaling reduced to .8/.9/1/1.1/1.2 from .8/.95/1.1/1.25/1.4

Rumble
  • Flamespitter (Q) - [TOOL TIP FIX] Tooltip no longer mentions half damage to monsters
    • [NOTE: No functionality change here, same damage as on live.]

Skarner
  • Crystal Spires (Passive) attack speed bonus reverted back to [43-160%] from [39-90%]
  • Fracture (E) [tooltip no longer mentions a max of 6 units can be hit]
  • Impale (R) total AD ratio increased to .6 from .4
    • [NOTE: Currently 1.0 on live, still a nerf]

Masteries
Thunderlord's Decree
  • Bonus AD ratio increased to 30% from 20%
  • [NOTE: AP Ratio bug should be fixed - properly giving 10% AP now]

[New] Assassin
  • Strings added for a new mastery but it hasn't been added to the tree yet.
  •  EFFECT: "Deal 1.5% increased damage when no allied champions are nearby"

 [New] Murderous Intent
  • Strings added for a new mastery but it hasn't been added to the tree yet.
  • EFFECT: "Deal 5% increased damage to champions until you gain a kill or assist"

Other
Homestart
  • [This is the buff you receive at the very start of the game. It has been name changed to Homestart from Homeguard. The 20 minute buff is still named Homeguard and is unchanged.]
  • "This unit has greatly increased Movement Speed. Teleporting removes this speed."

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