4/5 PBE Update: Tentative Udyr changes, skin tweaks, and more!

Posted on at 1:48 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the exciting 7.8 PBE cycle, today's patch includes more tentative balance changes for Udyr, color changes for MSI 2017 cosmetics, and more. Our newest champions Rakan and Xayah also continue testing on the PBE!
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


Continued Testing: Rakan and Xayah

Our two new champions Rakan and Xayah continue to test on the PBE!

While this new couple tests on the PBE, you can report to the below threads with comments, questions, and concerns of the heart:
Be sure to check out our larger 7.8 PBE cycle coverage for full kit details, skin previews, and more!

New Skin Tweaks

Today's update includes a few small tweaks for the upcoming skins we saw debut in the 4/4 update!

The Cosmic Blade Master Yi skin has received some texture adjustments, changing his colors slightly.

Cosmic Dawn Rakan also received a few tweaks to his R - body texture change is no longer just dark and other slight tweaks.

MSI Cosmetic Changes

Several color changes for the MSI Summoner icons and cosmetics seen in an earlier update this cycle.

The logo colors have been swapped on both the dark and light bg icons - except for the general MSI 2017 icon which was not changed.

The in-game emotes were also changed in a similar way with logo changing color:.
         

The various in-game SR base banners for MSI also had minor shape changes. Fully gallery here.

Miscellaneous


  • Poro King up for RGMQ testing.


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
Aatrox
  • Blood Well (Passive) Hellbent now can also refresh on monsters.

Malzahar
[Note: Malzahar has voidling health and armor nerfs on PBE from a previous update.]
  • Voidling bounty lowered from 10g to 5g.

Shen
[Context 1 & Context 2 ] [NoteShen has several tentative changes on PBE from a previous update.]
  • Twilight Assault (Q)  Empowered auto attacks for spirit blade colliding with enemy champion base damage increased from 15 to  [15/20/25/30/35/40 at levels 1/4/7/10/13/16]

Udyr
  • Tiger Stance (Q) :
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • [New] Udyr's stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.
    • [Removed] Basic attacks no longer deal 15% AD bonus damage.
    • [Effect Change] Persistent effect and damage changed 
      • DoT Effect now also happens on every third attack after the first.  
      • Base DoT damage changed from 30/80/130/180/230 to 30/60/90/120/150
    • [New] New applications of Tiger Strike's DoT on a target already affected now deals remaining damage instantly.
"Persistent Effect: Udyr will perform a Tiger Strike with his first basic attack and every third attack after that, dealing bonus 30/60/90/120/150 (+120-160% total AD) physical damage over 2 seconds.  
If a target is affected by Tiger Strike, a new application of Tiger Strike will deal the remaining damage instantly. 
Activation: Increases Attack Speed by 30/40/50/60/70% for 5 seconds. 
Udyr's stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up."
  • Turtle Stance (W):
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • [New] Udyr's stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.
    • [Effect Change] Persistent Effect changed from [10/12/14/16/18% Life Steal] to [ "Udyr's first attack and every third attack after heals him for (2.5% of his maximum health), increasing by 1% for every percent of Udyr's missing health"]
  • Bear Stance (E):
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • [New]  Udyr's stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.
  • Phoenix Stance (R):
    • Mana Cost changed from 47/44/41/38/35 to 50 at all Ranks
    • [New] Udyr's stance mana costs decrease by 1 each time he levels up.

Twisted Treeline
[Context[Tentative changelist from ManWolfAxeBoss- expect more iteration. ]

Death Timers
  • "Slightly up early and down later"

Experience
  • "Clamping ahead case XP. The more ahead you are in levels of your target, the less XP you get."

Nexus Turrets
  • Attack Speed reduced from 2.5 to 2

Vilemaw
  • Base HP reduced from 5500 to 4500

Bug fixes
  • Health relics no longer heal double

Context and Notes

Below you'll find context on a few PBE changes currently testing this cycle or coming soon!
1) Meddler's quick gameplay thoughts for April 4th, including  a few comments on changes we can expect to see during 7.8 PBE including Ivern, goals for HeimerdingerShenARAM/TT, and more:

2) While included above, ManWolfAxeBoss also tweeted changelists on the ARAM/TT PBE changes.
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Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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