10/25 PBE Update: Skin Tweaks, Tentative Balance Changes & More

Posted on at 12:39 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.22 PBE cycle, today's patch includes tweaks to new skins this cycle, a new Twitch Prime loot capsule, tentative balance changes, 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


Skin Tweaks

A few skin tweaks hit the PBE today for Program Nami, Program LeBlanc, and Praetorian Fiddlesticks:


Program Nami
[Context from KateyKhaos]
[Old]
[Old]

Program LeBlanc
[Context from Fairy Flan]
[Old]
[Old]
[Old]

Riot Stellari also noted the SFX of crows was removed from Praetorian Fiddlesticks' R and provided a video of it in action!

Miscellaneous 

  • New Loot item added - "Summoner's Crown Capsule - A capsule containing a random Legendary-tier skin shard. No key required! You got this for subscribing to Twitch Prime." No other details available just yet!
  • Here's a look at each chroma set this cycle:
Victorious Orianna

Program LeBlanc

Program Nami

Praetorian Fiddlesticks

Praetorian Graves

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

Champions
Pyke
[Pyke has extensive changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Phanton Undertow (E) mana cost lowered from 50 to 40
  • Death From Below (R) execute now also scales with Lethality. (1.5 health per 1 point of Lethality)


Runes
Celerity (S3)
[Context]
  • [Changed Effect] "Movement speed bonuses are 10% more effective on you."

Dark Harvest (Domination Keystone)
[Context - Dark Harvest has extensive changes testing on the PBE!]
  • Bonus AD on soul harvest lowered from 3% to 1.5%
  • AP on soul harvest lowered from 2% to 1%
  • Damage changed from [30-180 (+4 damage per soul)(+25% bonus AD) (+15% AP)] to [50 - 140 (+4 damage per soul)(+20% bonus AD)(+10% AP)]
  • Cooldown increased from 40s to 45s
  • Full Tooltip
"Damaging a Champion below 50% health deals adaptive damage and harvests their soul, permanently increasing Dark Harvest's damage by 4 (+1.5% bonus AD) (+1% AP). 
Dark Harvest damage: 50-140 (based on level) (+4 damage per soul) (+20% bonus AD) (+10% AP) 
Cooldown: 45s (reset on takedown)"

Shield Bash (R2)
  • Damage lowered from [5 - 39] to [4 - 22] 
  • Damage window lowered from 4s to 2s 
  • [New] Now "increases that shield's remaining size by 10%" 
  • [Full Tooltip]
"Whenever you gain a new shield, your next basic attack against a champion deals 4 - 22 (+1.5% Bonus Health) (+8.5% New Shield Amount) bonus adaptive damage and increases that shield's remaining size by 10%. 
You have up to 2s after the shield expires to use this effect."

Context & Notes

1) Riot Rovient posted a new iteration of Dark Harvest for today's PBE update:
"Tuning change for Dark Harvest on PBE tomorrow. Turns out, today's tuning resulted in 20+ stack champions exploding people. Boosted level 1 base damage, dropped level 18 base damage damage and halved the bAD/AP ratio contribution from stacks."
He also noted a new version of Celerity:
"Celerity has a new version on PBE today. Move speed bonuses are 10% more effective on you. We want to remove a straight up stat increase from the rune (potentially going into stat shards instead). This may free up ADC choices."
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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