9/20 PBE Update: Ivern, Star Guardian Janna, Jinx, Lulu, & Poppy, 2 new Ward skins, several summoner icons, & more!

Posted on at 2:49 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 6.20 PBE cycle, today's update includes our new champion Ivern, four new Star Guardian skins, two new ward skins, new summoner icons, 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 Champion - Ivern

Following his champion reveal, IVERN, THE GREENFATHER is now on the PBE for testing!
Attention Testers: be sure to leave IVERN bug reports [here] during his time on the PBE!

Ivern, the Greenfather


Stats and Abilities


Stats:
  • Movespeed: 330
  • Attack Range: 125
  • Base HP: 580
  • HP Growth: 74
  • Base Mana: --
  • Mana Growth: --
  • Base Attack Damage: 50
  • Attack Damage Growth: 3
  • Base HP Regen: 1.38
  • HP Regen growth: 0.17
  • Base Armor: 22
  • Armor Growth: 3.5
  • Base MR: 30
  • MR per level: 1.25
  • Attack Speed Growth: 2.8


Friend of the Forest (Passive):
Ivern will not attack non-epic monsters. Clicking on a jungle monster creates a grove which grows over X [40 - 6 based on lvl] seconds. Each grove costs X health and X mana.
When a grove is fully grown, clicking on the monsters will set them free, giving gold and experience. Smiting a grove instantly frees monsters.  
At level 5 and higher, if Ivern frees a buff monster an extra buff is created for Ivern's allies. If an ally kills a buff monster, a buff is left for Ivern.  

  • CD Value = 42 - 2 per level = 40 at level 1 down to 6 at level 18.
  • HP value: 174/183/190/197/203/208/212/215/216/217/216/213/209/203/196/186/175/161
  • Mana cost: 135/141/146/150/153/155/156/156/154/151/147/141/133/124/113/99/84/67


Rootcaller (Q):
[RANGE
Mana cost: 60
Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 sec 
Ivern conjures a vine dealing 80/125/170/215/260 (+70% AP) magic damage and rooting the first enemy hit for 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 second(s). Allies can click on rooted enemies to dash into attack range.

Brushmaker (W):
[RANGE]  
Mana cost: 30
Cooldown: 40/36/32/28/24
Passive: In brush, Ivern's attacks are ranged and deal 20/30/40/50/60 (+30% AP) bonus magic damage. 
Active: Ivern grows a patch of brush for 30 seconds. For 3 seconds the area in and around the brush is revealed.
[Ivern's W brush change vision just like normal brush.]


Triggerseed (E):
[RANGE]  
Mana cost: 50
Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 sec 
Ivern shields an ally, absorbing up to 80/120/160/200/240 (+80% AP) damage. After 2 seconds, the shield bursts dealing 60/90/120/150/180 (+70% AP) magic damage and slowing enemies by 70% for 3 seconds.

Daisy! (R):
Mana cost: 100
Cooldown: 160/140/120 sec 
Ivern summons his sentinel friend Daisy. If Daisy attacks the same champion three times in a row, she will create a shockwave knocking enemies up for 1 second (3s cooldown). Daisy gains additional damage and defenses based on Ivern's Ability Power. 
Recasting this ability will direct Daisy to a new target or position.
  • Health - 1250/2000/3500
  •  Resistances - 30/50/70
  •  Bonus Attack Speed - 30/50/070%
  • Daisy lasts 60 seconds, cooldown starts on ability cast. 
  • Daisy will dance with Ivern. 
  •  Daisy will wave good bye to Ivern when despawning. 

Voiceover

Here's Ivern's voiceover, clocking in at over 13 minutes:

(As usual, we'll have a detailed Ivern special interactions video in a few days!)

Lore 

[None yet! Check back soon.]

Release Skin - Candy King Ivern

Along with Ivern comes his sweet release skin Candy King Ivern! 

Candy King Ivern

1350 RP


New Skins

As previewed on the STAR GUARDIANS page, the four new Star Guardian skins for Janna, Jinx, Lulu, and Poppy are now up on the PBE for testing!

Star Guardian Janna

1350 RP
Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Janna:

"~Episode 4 - Whispers of Eternity~
"Life as a Star Guardian is all I've ever known." 
The oldest and wisest Star Guardian, Janna understands the broader purpose of possessing the First Star’s light. She serves the First Star because it is right, but occasionally longs to pass her energy to a new Guardian. Heavy is the burden of a life that burns bright. 
Episode Summary 
  • Completely new model (and for her pet too!)
  • All new VFX (magical abilities!)
  • All new SFX (magical tinkles!)
  • New Recall (stars and glitter!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on Star Guardian Janna as you take a first look at this in-progress skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :] 
See you on the Rift!"

Star Guardian Jinx

1820 RP
[Minigun = Shiro and Rocket = Kuro]

Star Guardian Jinx also has a new voiceover, clocking in at just over 11 minutes:
Non English VO:
(As usual, we'll have a detailed SG Jinx special interactions video in a few days!)

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Jinx:

"Episode 2 - Entropy 
The final member of a new generation of Star Guardians, Jinx rages against the underlying price of her new power. Her power is considered to be the greatest of the Star Guardians, but she has yet to understand and unleash it. 
Star Guardian Jinx will be 1820 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and textures for her and her weapons - meet Shiro and Kuro!
  • Entirely new VO lines - dictates her own life and future, making sure no one gets in her way!
  • New, sparkly VFX - glittery explosions!
  • New SFX - magical, yet powerful!
  • New animations - while still weapons, Shiro and Kuro make cute dance props! 
Star Guardian Jinx is now available for testing on PBE. As players who experience a firsthand look at this in-progress content, we appreciate constructive feedback - feel free to leave it in the comment section below! If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I'll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
*Prices are subject to change."

Star Guardian Lulu

1350 RP
[NOTE: SG Lulu disabled on 9/20 - will finish pictures when enabled!]
[ "when SG Lulu whimsy's another Star Guardian they'll go into their new flying homeguard animation" - Riot Ve1vet]

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Lulu:

"~Episode 3 - Empathy~
"The light says hi, and that you're safe with us." 
The youngest of the Star Guardians, Lulu feels connected more to the First Star's light than the other Star Guardians. She views it as a constant companion and concerns herself more with the magical world within her, which causes the other Guardians to view her as eccentric or flighty. 
Episode Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (Pix takes on a new form too!)
  • All-new VFX! (A new look for fae sorcery!)
  • All-new SFX! (Magical and adorable!)
  • All-new animations! (More whimsical than ever!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these skins even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties! <3"

Star Guardian Poppy

1350 RP

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Poppy:

"~Episode 5 - Lost in Translation~
"I'm a soldier, not a savior. Now get out of my way—I have a job to do." 
The fiercest Star Guardian, Poppy does not see the world in grey, fighting and destroying anything that threatens the First Star's light. She views the responsibility of a Star Guardian as a sacred purpose, and despises anyone who dishonors Starlight's gifts. As she continues to fight, Poppy finds that not all battles can be won with strength. 
Episode Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (Charge in with style!)
  • All-new VFX! (Smash 'em with hammer magic!)
  • All-new SFX! (Powerful and magical!)
  • All-new animations! (Nothing fiercer than stars and sparkles!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these skins even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties! <3"

New Ward Skins

Two new ward skins are coming our way this cycle, one to go with the new Star Guardian skins and one themed around the upcoming Mechs vs Minions tabletop game.

Star Guardian Ward


"Mechs vs Minions Ward"

[Name unknown but confirmed to be in honor of upcoming Mechs vs Minions tabletop game]
[NOTE: Can't get it in game yet. Check back later for an in-game preview!]


Star Guardian Lux Texture Update & Homeguard

Star Guardian Lux has received updated textures and a new homeguard animation to match the new skins!

New Homeguard animation: 

New Summoner Icons

Several new summoner icons in this cycle, including oodles for the new Star Guardian skins and another that appears to go with the new MvM ward skin!




Definitely Not Dominion is definitely enabled on PBE for testing! 

Here's Riot Stephiroth with more info on Definitely Not Dominion coming back to the PBE for RGMQ testing:
"Hey guys! 
RGM crew here with moar game modes coming your way ^__^b 
Definitely Not Dominion is coming back to the rotation, and now ready for testing! 
New Content: 
  • Kled
  • Yorick 
    • There's still some WIP bugs for him. As you may know, he was not enabled for Ascension, but we are doing work to get him ready for DnD :) Only some of these fixes are in so far, so hold tight for some more! 
  • Ryze
  • Ivern!
    • Ivern doesn't have a lot special for this map, unfortunately, but Daisy is a beast at defending Capture Points and wrecking opponents ^_^
Let us know how you feel about the mode, what experiences you've had, and any bugs/feedback you want to share! 
As always, if you report bugs, please report them via the Report A Bug tool :) 
Happy hunting!"

Miscellaneous 

  • An oddball "FogofWarOverlay_DoomBots.dds" file was added in today's update.  Nothing concrete to go on but it is the first mention of the Doom Bots game mode that we've seen lately.

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.

Champions
Cho'Gath
[Looks like the W changes seen in 6.19 cycle have returned.]
  • Feral Scream (W) 
    • cooldown lowered to 13/12/11/10/9
    • Silence duration down to 1.5/1.62/1.75/1.88/2 seconds from 1.5./1.75/2/2.25/2.5
    • "Now acquires targets post-cast rather than pre-cast (it is easier to dodge)"**
      • Range increased to 650 from 585

Graves
  • Quickdraw (E) Armor and MR reduced to 5/8/11/14/17 from 10/15/20/25/30

Nunu
  • Consume (Q)
    • Cooldown lowered to 12/11/10/9/8 from 13/12/11/10/9
    • [Passive changed]
      • [NEW EFFECT] Passive - Feed the Yeti: For every Large or Epic Monster Consumed, Nunu gains 10 out of combat movement speed and 3% bonus max health for the next ~[60+20 per level] seconds. If Willump is starving, he will move significantly slower and all spells will cost more.

        (Willump is a fickle eater, so he doesn't receive bonuses from eating the exact same monster multiple times)
        • "Hunger" movement speed penalty is 35
        • "Hunger" mana cost penalty is double base mana cost.
        • "Hunger" timer included under health bar.
  • Absolute Zero (R) [new effect] movement speed slow now increases to 95% over duration of channel.

Taliyah
  • Threaded Volley (Q) 
    • Cooldown lowered to 8/7/6/5/4 from 10/8.5/7/6.5/4
    • Worked Ground duration lowered to 120 seconds from 140 seconds.
    • [NEW EFFECT] Casting Q on Worked Ground now refunds 50% cooldown.

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