1/13 PBE Update: Practice Tool up for testing, Sewn Chaos splash art, Warwick login, and more!

Posted on at 12:46 PM by Moobeat
As we continue the 7.2 PBE cycle, tonight's PBE update includes the new Practice Tool now available for testing, Warwick's login theme, splash art for Sewn Chaos Amumu and Blitzcrank, 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.)

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Practice Tool now live on PBE for initial testing

The practice tool is now available for PBE testing! This new tool allows players to hop into a practice oriented singleplayer game and mess around with various modifiers and options, such as instantly granting gold/xp, respawning jungle, spawning test dummies, teleporting around the map, and more.

Before we jump in too far, here's L4T3NCY with details on the Practice tool going hitting the PBE:
"Yo! ^o^/ 
The Practice Tool is now enabled on PBE for testing. For more detail on our philosophy behind Practice Tool, you can read our recent devblog here:
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/features/practice-purpose 

Keep in mind this is our initial version, and how long we leave it on PBE before going Live will depend on how many bugs we find and parts that still need polish. We're performing a balancing act here between wanting to get you guys the tool ASAP to start practicing for Season 7, but also wanting to make sure it's stable, easy-to-use, has the functionality you need, etc. 
We also know there's a MOUNTAIN of features that could potentially be added to the tool that some of you have already started suggesting (runes & masteries editing and summoner spells just to name a few). Realistically though, we've had to make some tough dev decisions about what to do first, and have chosen to get the core commands done first so you can at least reset the game, teleport, etc. 
Known issues:  
-- Tooltip behaviour is currently sub-optimal. We're working to clean up their positioning & timing.
-- Some of the icons still need to be updated
---- The ground target indicator for Teleport and placing dummies is WIP.
-- Target dummies:
---- Missing portrait icon on mini-map. Using white square.
---- Damage text visible through fog
-- Still show the IP/XP warning during champ select. Need to remove.
-- If you actually complete a game and it shows up in Match History, some things could overlap or be broken. 
We also expect that you might start finding lots of new bugs with champions in general. This is awesome! :D Let's keep this particular thread focused on Practice Tool though, so we can easily sift to bugfix and polish the tool. Try to keep in mind if what you've found is a champion specific bug, or something to actually do with the tool, and for those champion bugs, please report them in a separate Gameplay thread as per usual. Also remember, if you find a champion bug while Auto-Refresh Cooldown is turned on, please turn it off and try again to repro the same bug. We need to know this difference. 
Thanks again PBE players. You guys give us the confidence to release something slightly rougher than usual like this, so we work together and quickly get it up to scratch for release to all our Live players! <3 
-- L4T3NCY"

You can access the practice tool by switching over to the "training" tab after hitting PLAY and selecting PRACTICE TOOL. The practice tool is a single player experience but you can take up to one computer controlled bot with you.
Once you load in, you'll find yourself in a single player custom game with the follow.
The buttons along the side do things such as grant you immediate experience, teleport you around the map, spawn practice dummies or jungle camps, and more!

There are two total pages of options, which you can switch between by clicking the arrows. Hover over each in-game for a more detailed explanation.
  • Auto-refresh cooldowns
  • Auto-refresh HP
  • Auto-refresh mana/energy
  • Add gold
  • Level up
  • Lock XP level (locks your current EXP level)
  • Teleport to Cursor
  • Revive
  • Toggle Towers Invincible
  • Toggle Tower Fire
  • Toggle Minon Spawn
  • Fast Forward 30 seconds
  • Reset game
  • Spawn enemy dummy
  • Spawn allied dummy
  • Clear target dummies
  • Spawn Jungle Camps
  • Spawn Jungle Plants
  • Spawn Cloud Drake
  • Spawn Mountain Drake
  • Spawn Infernal Drake
  • Spawn Ocean Drake
  • Spawn Elder Drake

For example, clicking "Add Gold" will just immediately grant you 10,000 gold to play around with.
Clicking "Teleport to Cursor" will, as the name suggests, teleport your character to your cursor location. (commands also briefly flash text on screen, as seen in both examples.)
As mentioned above you can also spawn tanky high health ally and enemy target dummies to practice your moves and combos. These dummies have 10,000 HP and 100 Armor/Magic Resist.
Attacking these dummies also trigger last hit, dps, and total damage trackers.
You can use all these things in combination to do some pretty zany things!

The video below shows a few examples of the PRACTICE TOOL options and the second part of the video is a few ridiculous examples of things you can do or test out.
Looking for more? Uli also hopped on the Skin Spotlight's livestream to do a PBE debut stream for Practice tool:


Warwick Login

With his large scope champion update currently testing on PBE, a new Warwick login theme debuted in tonight's update:

Firefang Warwick Skin Updates

The updated Firefang Warwick has received several tweaks in today's update, including a fiery glow added to his hands, several vfx color and intensity changes for abilities, and more.

Abilities - [Q/W/E/R]

For context on these and other tweaks coming to Warwick's updated skins, see [this post] from Reav3.

New Skin Splash Art

Shared splash art for the upcoming Sewn Chaos Amumu and Blitzcrank skins is now on the PBE!

Sewn Chaos Amumu and Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank

In-game previews of these 750 RP skins can be found on our 7.2 PBE cycle coverage!

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
Akali
  • Shadow Dance (R) AP ratio increased to 35% from 25%

Katarina
  • Shunpo (E) Auto attack reset removed.
    • [GreaterBelugaWhale commented  this change is probably getting reverted.]

Lulu
  • Glitterlance (Q) AP damage ratio reverted to 50% from 70%

Master Yi
[CONTEXT]
  • Double Strike (passive)  "If Double Strike kills a minion or monster on the first hit the second will strike another nearby target (same behavior as Lucian's passive)." ** 
  • Meditate (W)  New Effect Added: "In addition, Master Yi will gain stacks of Double Strike and pause the remaining duration on Wuju Style and Highlander for each second he channels."
      • "The duration of E and R is paused while Yi's meditating (they don't tick down)" **

    Items
    Hextech Gunblade
    • Damage now  scales with level - now 175-250 from 250.

    Summoner Spells
    Ghost
    • Movement speed changes to [28-45% (depending on champion level)] after accelerating for 2 seconds from [35%]

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