1/24 PBE Update: Blood Moon Diana, Jhin, Talon, and Twisted Fate, "Assassin Mode", and more!

Posted on at 12:20 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's patch kicks off the 7.3 PBE cycle and includes four new 1350  RP tier Blood Moon skins for Diana, Jhin, Talon, and Twisted Fate, a new Blood Demon Ward skin, strings and assets for "Assassin mode", several tentative balance changes, and more!
Continue reading for more information and notes on PBE related content!

(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 Skins

As teased, four new Blood Moon skins debuted in today's patch - Diana, Jhin, Talon, and Twisted Fate.


Blood Moon Diana


Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Diana:


""The Blood Moon also rises." 
Blood Moon Diana will be 1350 RP* (pricing subject to change) and includes:
  • New model and texture! (Beware the Blood Priestess's blade.)
  • All-new particles! (Deep, dark shades of crimson and violet.)
  • All-new SFX! (Unsettling, ghostly echoes.)
  • New recall animation! (A haunting ritual unmasked.)
Blood Moon Diana is now available to play on PBE! As always, we'd love to hear any thoughts or constructive feedback, so please feel encouraged to share them with us!"



Blood Moon Jhin

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Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Jhin:

"This would be easier if blood came in more colors." 
With every brushstroke, Blood Moon Jhin paints the fate of another victim. Death is certain. But killing doesn't have to be ugly. 
The Bloody Details 
  • All-new model and textures (A new demonic look for our favorite killer artist.)
  • All-new VFX (Bloody ink splatters his enemies!)
  • All-new SFX (Curtain Call has new Blood Moon-themed music!)
  • All-new animations (Wonder where he got all that red ink...)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (prices are 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"


Blood Moon Talon


Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Talon:
"Eventually, my blades will find their way into your heart." 
Under the night's sanguine glow, Blood Moon Talon vaults toward his target without a sound. In the blink of an eye, he quenches his blade's thirst and vanishes into the crimson moonlight. 
The Fine Points 
  • All-new model and textures (The Noxian assassin's got some new demonic clothes.)
  • All-new VFX (Crimson blades to cut through your enemies!)
  • All-new SFX (Bloody magic empowers his blades.)
  • All-new animations (Just a little target practice.)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (prices are 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"

Blood Moon Twisted Fate

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Here's Riot Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Twisted Fate:

"Destiny sees blood in the heavens. His cards draw blood on the earth. 
Note: His recall VFX is still unfinished, he should be walking into a spooky portal! 
Ritual Items 
  • Completely new model! (so hooded!)
  • New VFX! (spooky Destiny eye!)
  • New SFX! (mysterious cards!)
  • New recall! (crossing the gate!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (*pricing subject to change) 
We'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on Blood Moon Twisted Fate 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!"

New Ward Skin

To go along with our new Blood Moon champion skins we also have a BLOOD DEMON ward skin!

Blood Demon Ward


"Assassin Mode" Strings & Assets

Joining the new Blood Moon skins comes assets for a new "Assassin Mode" game mode! Based on numerous strings and files added in today's update, this new mode will include a point system, spirit and demons to kill, big damage buffs, and more! It seems this new mode also include map changes seen in the Blood Moon teaser.

As we do not yet have any details on this mode, you'll find a handful of assets and strings relating to this new "Assassin Mode" below. Hopefully these help piece together how this new mode will work:
 game_announcement_OnKillAssassinModeBoss_EnemyTeam
 "The enemy team has slain the Demon!"
game_objectives_AssassinMode_1
 "Killing Demon Herald  30 Points" 
game_objectives_AssassinMode_2
 "Killing Champions  5 Points" 
game_objectives_AssassinMode_3
 "Killing Spirits  3 points" 
replayui_icon_gameScore_Assassinate
 "Score Towards Victory"
game_Assassinate_tip_text_Tip1
"Kill enemies to gain points toward victory"
game_Assassinate_tip_text_Tip2
 "Kill three enemies without returning to base and power up"
game_buff_tooltip_AssassinMode_OutOfCombatVisualBuff
 "<titleLeft>Blood Pact</titleLeft><mainText>A Sacrifice guides you on your hunt.<br>Your Summoner Spells have 50% CDR<br>While out of combat, you gain increased movement speed, mana regen, and your ultimate cools down faster.</mainText>"
game_buff_tooltip_AssassinMode_KillstreakBuff
"<titleLeft>Demon Brand</titleLeft><mainText>You have arisen as an Demon, becoming invisible until you next do damage. If you break this on a champion, you'll deal an additional 20% of their maximum health in true damage.</mainText>"
While we don't have full details yet, look for more information as the 7.3 PBE cycle continues!

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
Camille
[Context]
  • Precision Protocol (Q) bonus damage on second hit lowered to 70% from 100%
  • Tactical Sweep (W) 
    • Mana cost increased to 60/65/70/75/80 from 50/55/60/65/70
    • Slow lowered to 60/65/70/75/80% from 90% 
  • Hookshot (E) :
    • Mana cost increased to 70 from 50
    • Stun duration lowered to 0.5 from 1 second.
    • [Now gets attack speed on enemy champion hit]**

Ivern
  • Daisy! (R) Daisy's armor / MR per rank lowered to 15/40/90 from 20/60/120

Jayce
  • To  The Skies (Hammer Q) damage lowered to 30/70/110/150/190/230 from 40/80/120/160/200/240
  • Acceleration Gates (Gun E) mana cost increased to 60 from 50
  • Transform (Gun to Hammer) bonus AD ratio lowered to 25% from 40%

Vladimir
[Context]
  • Base attack increased to 55 from 52
  • [Missile Speed change in testing]
  • Transfusion (Q):
    • AP ratio increased to 60% from 55%
    • Base damage increased to 80/100/120/140/160 from 75/90/105/120/135
    • Crimson Rush's Double damage (100% extra) lowered to 85%
  • Tides of Blood (E) [now mentions brief 15% slow on second cast]

Continued Testing

The new PRACTICE TOOL remains on the PBE for testing in the 7.3 cycle!
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.

More information available in our 7.2 PBE cycle coverage or in this boards context post. 

Notes

  • wav3break on Camille PBE changes - "Current nerf list is tentative and very potent. Our goal isn't to gut her, but a fairly decent nerf is incoming. The final nerf lines will most likely look like a well trimmed version of the current stuff on PBE."

  • The new Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank and Amumu skins that debuted in the 7.2 cycle were removed from the game in today's PBE.  I am Carlos has posted on the PBE boards noting these skins will not be released and discusses why they made the call to remove them.
"Hey everyone, 
Carlos “I am Carlos” here, I’m a producer on the skins team, and I want to share an update about Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank and Amumu. After receiving some feedback about the skins, we’ve decided to not release them going forward. 
Sometimes we work on things that just don’t end up hitting our quality bar. And usually, we try to cut those things well before they actually hit PBE, but in this case we were a little too late. The truth is neither Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank nor Sewn Chaos Amumu hit the quality expected of our recent skins, so we’re making the call to remove them. 
So what does this mean for Blitz and Amumu skins in the immediate future? Well, we’re going to head back to the lab and figure out how to give both champs the skins they deserve. And we’d like to hear your ideas for skins that would best represent these champs. 
We don’t have an exact timeline for when these two will have new skins come out, but we can promise that we will not forget about them. As always, thanks for having patience with us as we figure out how to approach these problems. 
If you have any questions, feel free to drop them below and we’ll make sure to get to them as soon as possible. 
Thanks,
I am Carlos 
PS: Since we’re making this call late, you’ll likely see some of the assets attached to these skins in LCU, but they won’t be available for purchase, and we will be removing them come next patch."

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