5/17 PBE Update: El Leon Gnar & El Macho Mundo, new Ward skin, balance changes, and more!

Posted on at 11:58 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we kick off the 6.11 PBE cycle, today's update includes new for El Macho Mundo & El Leon Gnar skins (and El Rayo Volibear soon!), a new ward skin, 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. )

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New Champion Skins

We have three new outrageous wrestling themed champion skins tagging in during 6.11 - El Leon Gnar, El Macho Mundo, and El Rayo Volibear!
[Note: Unfortunately El Rayo Volibear is not in the 5/17 update! He'll be on PBE soon!]

El Leon Gnar

750 RP
[New Q textures are WIP, will have pictures when updated]

Here's RiotKateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for El Leon Gnar:

"In this corner of the Rift, we have El Leon Gnar, ready for his next opponent! 
El Leon Gnar will be 750 RP* and includes -
  • New model and texture for both Mini and Mega Gnar, as well as his (Q) Boomerang Throw/Boulder Toss.
  • Quality of life particles have been added for his auto attacks and (Q) Boomerang Throw, to match his updated boomerang!
El Leon Gnar is now available to play on the PBE! As players who experience a first hand look at this content, we appreciate constructive feedback - feel free to leave it in the comments below! If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I'll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
*Prices subject to change."

El Macho Mundo

1350 RP
Here's RiotKateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for El Macho Mundo:
"And on the red side of the Rift, we have El Macho Mundo (even though he tends to go where he pleases). 
El Macho Mundo will be 1350 RP* and includes -
  • New model and texture for not only Mundo, but for his weapons!
  • (Q) Infected Cleaver now has four different weapons - a bat, a championship belt, a chair and a ringside bell. These will all be selected at random every time (Q) Infected Cleaver is used!
  • New particles for (W) Burning Agony and (R) Sadism.
  • New SFX for (Q) Infected Cleaver - as well as different auto attacks, depending on the weapon in hand!
  • New recall animation!
El Macho Mundo is now available to play on the PBE! As players who experience a first hand look at this content, we appreciate constructive feedback - feel free to leave it in the comments below! If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I'll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
*Prices subject to change."

El Rayo Volibear

750 RP
[Unfortunately, not in today's update but can be seen on instagram preview! Will be hitting PBE soon!]

New Ward Skin

To go along with the new skins we also have a new Lucha Poro Ward skin!

Lucha Poro Ward

640 RP
[Ward sounds not working, will update video when they are fixed!]


  • A new "Center Camera Highlight" option has been added. It appears this will put a glow around your character whenever you use a hot key to center the camera on your champion.
    • Here's a brief preview video of the effect in action, although the option to enable/disable it hasn't been added in-game on the PBE yet - soon!
  • Cloud Drake's dragon pit wall color has been changed.
  • The personalized shop is mysteriously back on the PBE, listing an offer end date of June 16th. Assets have been updated but the hover over text still says Lunar Revel Shop (the last time it was up)

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.

  • Arise (W) [NOTE: Tower damage bits removed from tooltip but seems to still function in-game at the moment.]
  • Emperor's Divide (R):
    • Wall duration lowered to 2 seconds from 5/6/7
    • No longer grants 20% movement speed for 1 second when passing through wall for Azir and Allies

  • Timewinder (Q):
    • Outgoing damage reduced to 40/55/70/85/100 (+.2 AP) from 60/75/90/105/120 (+.1 AP)
    • Slow changed to 30% + [10% per 100 AP] from 32/39/46/53/60%
  • Chronobreak (R):
    • Base damage lowered to 150/300/450 from 200/350/500
    • AP ratio increased to 1.5 from 1.3

  • [NOTE: There are several additional changes coming for Kindred that were either not included in today's update or not updated on the tool tips. From ManWolfAxeBoss- 1/2/3:
    • "I didn't update the tooltip yet, but there are some additional changes for Kindred on PBE. Marks, both jungle and champ kills grant additional stats. 5 damage for Q and 5% slow for E per Mark. Numbers not tuned yet and more changes coming in tomorrow. CD on changing champ Marks and remarking successful targets are both reduced as well."]
  • Dance of Arrows (Q) damage lowered to 60/85/110/135/160 from 60/90/120/150/180
  • Mounting Dread (E) slow reduced to 45% from 70%

  • Piercing Light (Q) 
    • Cooldown increased to 9/8.5/8/7.5/7 from 9/8/7/6/5
    • Passthrough ranged reduced by 200, down to 900 from 1100. [comparison.]
  • Ardent Blaze (W) [range reduced by 100]

  • Base Health regen lowered to 1.4 from 1.7356
  • Health regen growth lowered to .15 from 0.17
  • Arcane Smash (Q) cooldown increased to 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 from 6 at all ranks

  • Prowl (Passive) [range for 30% movement speed towards visible champions down to 1400 from 5500]
  • Pounce (Cougar W) cooldown reset on W to Hunted Targets and killing units in Cougar now  3.5/2.5/1.5/3.5 rather than 1.5s (70%) at all ranks - appears to be bugged atm, returns up to 3.5 at last rank.
    • [REMINDER: 4 ranks since it based on R rank]

  • Overload (Q) damage lowered to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/95/130/165/200
  • Desperate Power (R) cooldown increased to 50 seconds from 50/40/30

Berserker's Greaves
  • Attack speed increased to 35% from 30%

Boots of Swiftness
  • Total price increased to 1000 from 900.

Ninja Tabi
  • Armor increased to 35 from 30

  • Total Price reduced to 1100 from 1200
  • Attack speed lowered to 35% from 50%
  • Now Builds into Trinity Force.

Trinity Force
  • Now Builds out of Stinger instead of Zeal. 
  • Total price reduced to 3600 from 3800
  • Attack speed increased to 40% from 15%
  • Cooldown reduction increased to 20% from 10%
  • Critical Strike Chance reduced to 0 from 20%
    • [Crit chance value display is messed up atm,  in-game it gives 0%]

Wit's End
  • Total cost lowered to 2500 from 2800
  • Negatron cloak added to build path

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