7/12 PBE Update: PROJECT: Ashe, Ekko, and Katarina

Posted on at 4:49 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we kick off the 6.15 PBE cycle, today's update includes new PROJECT skins for Ashe, Ekko, and Katarina skins, Recon Drone ward, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

New Skins

As teased on the  PROJECT: DISRUPTION page, new PROJECT skins for Ashe, Ekko, and Katarina are now on the PBE for testing!


Here's PROJECT: Ashe's unique voiceover:

Here's Riot Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for PROJECT: Ashe:

//:Data // Downloads // Mission Objective
//:Equipment // EM Caster // Electromagnetic Proficiency 
Please review subject portfolio before proceeding. 
Model System // Reinforced body armor
Recon Mode // Hood materializes upon infiltrating enemy territory
VFX // Steel blue digital emissions
SFX // Upgraded audio build for all abilities
Voice & Processing // A new set of audio lines for enhanced communication
Movement // A new suite of state-of-the-art animation 
//1820 RP // price subject to change 
//:Thank you for expressing interest in PROJECT: Ashe. As part of the required protocol, we would appreciate your initial thoughts and feedback. This may help us improve in the future.?"


1350 RP

Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for PROJECT: Ekko:
"//:Data // Downloads // Mission Objective 
//:Equipment // Decrypter // Override Control 
Please review subject portfolio before proceeding. 
Defense System // New armor installation
VFX // movement particles emit bright emerald phosphorescence
SFX // voice processing // alterations to combat audio
Recall // advanced acrobatics 
//1350 RP // price subject to change 
//:Thank you for expressing interest in PROJECT: Ekko. As part of the required protocol, we would appreciate your initial thoughts and feedback. This may help us improve in the future."

PROJECT: Katarina

1350 RP

Here's Riot Aotus with a bugs & feedback thread for PROJECT: Katarina:
"//:Data // Downloads // Mission Objective
//:Equipment // Hyper Edge // Supersonic Weapons System 
Please review subject portfolio before proceeding. 
Armor optimization, featuring magenta emissions
Combat and movement particles utilize gradient light amplification
Processing sound pack for all movement and combat
Implemented voice processing
New movement set features enhanced recall and spawn 
//1350 RP // price subject to change 
//:Thank you for expressing interest in PROJECT: Katarina. As part of the required protocol, we would appreciate your initial thoughts and feedback. This may help us improve in the future."

New Ward Skin

Joining the new PROJECT skins is the Recon Drone Ward skin!

Recon Drone Ward

640 RP


  • PROJECT minions are enabled on the PBE again!
  • New set of in-game tips have been added - some are gameplay related and some narrative.
    • Game Tips
      •  "Tibbers will enrage and attempt to avenge Annie if she is killed."
      •  "Slaying the Cloud Drake grants your team permanent out of combat movement speed."
      •  "Slaying the Infernal Drake increases your team's damage against champions."
      •  "Slaying the Mountain Drake helps your team take down epic monsters and turrets faster."
      •  "Slaying the Ocean Drake helps your team regenerate missing health and mana."
      •  "Elder Dragon only appears after 35 minutes, but slaying him gives your team massive burn effects to their abilities."
      •  "You can have 3 stealth wards and 1 vision ward on the map at a time."
      •  "If Ekko uses his ultimate quickly after recalling, he can rewind all the way to where he started the recall."
      •  "When Tahm Kench devours Rumble during his Flamespitter, he keeps the burn."
      •  "Rift Herald only spawns once, and leaves the map in a hurry right before Baron shows up."
      •  "Sion can jump over walls in the final leap of his ultimate."
      •  "Yasuo's Wind Wall and Braum's Unbreakable won't block lasers like Lux's ultimate."
      •  "The Blue Buff Golem loves to dance with Popstar Ahri."
    • Narrative Tips
      •  "Gateways of dark stone known as Noxtoraa are raised over roads in territories conquered by Noxus."
      •  "Hextech is the fusion of magic and technology, harnessing the power contained within extremely rare crystals."
      •  "Piltover is the center of mercantile trade in Valoran."
      •  "Zaun's powerful Chem-Barons keep a loose alliance that prevents the city from descending into chaos."
      •  "The Zaun Gray is the thick, chemical atmosphere of Zaun that can be fatal to breathe where densely settled."
      •  "Ionian architecture is known for its harmonious fluidity with nature."
      •  "The Black Mist can manifest anywhere in Valoran during the Harrowing, though it strikes Bilgewater most."
      •  "Many structures in Bilgewater are made from remnants of ships gutted upon its rocky shores."
      •  "In Bilgewater, the dead are not buried - they are given back to the ocean in submerged caskets below bobbing tombstones."
      •  "True Ice never melts. Dark Ice is True Ice that has been corrupted."
      •  "The Frozen Watchers are believed to be trapped in the Howling Abyss."
      •  "Sivir's crossblade, the Chalicar, once belonged to Setaka, an Ascended Warrior Queen of Shurima."
      •  "Illaoi was Gangplank's first love."
      •  "Fantastical occurrences may indicate where the veil separating Runeterra and the Void has worn thin."
      •  "Some say Yordles know secret ways through Runeterra others cannot perceive."
      •  "The Bearded Lady, Mother Below, and Nagakabouros are all names Bilgewater natives call their deity."
      •  "Located far from civilization, Mount Targon is utterly remote, reachable only by the most determined seeker."
      •  "Those Ascended by the Sun Disc of Shurima can live for thousands of years."
      •  "Demacia's army is often outnumbered, but is arguable the most elite, well-trained army in Runeterra."

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical or experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be lacking context or other changes that didn't make it in or were implemented in an earlier patch this cycle! These are not official notes.

  • Winter's Bite (Q) damage lowered to 60/105/150/195/240 from 70/115/160/205/250

  • Gatling Gun (E) 
    • EFFECT CHANGE: Now shreds [20/22/24/26/28% armor and magic resist after hitting enemies four times with E] rather than applying of flat armor/mr reduction (up to 4/8/12/16/20 total) on each hit.
    • Duration increased to 4 seconds after last being hit from 2 seconds after last being hit.

Jarvan IV
  • Demacian Standard (E) attack speed increased to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% from 10/13/16/19/22%

  • Null Sphere (Q) damage increased to 70/100/130/160/190 from 70/95/120/145/170
  • Force Pulse (E) mana cost lowered to 60/65/70/75/80 from 80 at all ranks

  • Dominus (R) 
    • Fury generation increased to 6 per second from 5
    • AoE magic damage per second increased to 40/80/120 from 30/60/120

  • Base health regen decreased to 1.7 from 2

  • Base armor increased to 28.05 from 27.628
  • Base health increased  to 600 from 594.6
  • Attack damage growth increased to 5 from 3.4
  • Dragon's Descent (R) now generates 1/1.5/2 fury every 1 second from 1/2/3 fury every 1.5 seconds. 

  • Threaded Volley (Q) 
    • Damage changed to 50/75/100/125/150 from 70/80/100/120/140
    • Subsequent hits on same target now deal 45% reduced damage from 50% reduced damage.
    • Mana refund for casting on Worked ground lowered to 25% from 50%

  • Tumble (Q) bonus physical damage increased to 30/40/50/60/70% from 30/35/40/45/50% of total attack damage. 

  • Deadly Spines (Q) 
    • AP ratio increased to .6 from .55
    • Damage increased to 60/95/130/165/200 from 60/90/120/150/180

Twisted Treeline

Lord Van Damm's Pillager (TT only)
  • Lord Van Damm's Pillager is back with a new set of stats and new unique passive! 
 +400 Health
+50 Attack Damage
+10% Cooldown Reduction 
UNIQUE Passive - Ashes to Ashes: Controlling the nearest Altar sets you aflame, dealing 25 (+1 per champion level) magic damage per second to nearby enemies (Deals 50% bonus damage to minions and monsters). Controlling the furthest Altar causes your basic attacks to burn targets for 114 true damage (based on champion level) over 3 seconds."

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