10/9 PBE Update: K/DA Skins, Trick or Treat Ekko, Bewitching Janna, Count Kledula, & more!

Posted on at 1:16 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we kick off the 8.21 PBE cycle, today's patch includes K/DA Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai'sa, Trick or Treat Ekko, Bewitching Janna, and Count Kledula, new summoner icons, new emotes, and much 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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New Skins

Eight new champoin skins hit the PBE in today's update, including Tales of the Rift skins Trick or Treat Ekko, Bewitching Janna, and Count Kledula and the K/DA group of Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai'sa!

Trick Or Treat Ekko

1350 RP (Legacy)

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Trick or Treat Ekko:

"Ekko’s ready for a fun night of trick or treating on the Rift! 
  • New model and texture
  • All-new particles: Spooky greens and purples, and of course, pumpkins!
  • All-new sound effects: Ghoulish screams and ominous tones!
  • New recall animation: What happens when you’re only supposed to take one piece of candy... 
Trick or Treat Ekko is now available to play on PBE! As players who experience this content firsthand, your constructive feedback is appreciated. If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I’ll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
Trick or Treat Ekko is set to be 1350 RP. 
Prices are subject to change."


Count Kledula

1350 RP  (Legacy after 1 year)

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Count Kledula:
"These two costumed cuties are creeping through the night! 
  • New model and texture: Kled’s adorned in a vampire get-up, atop his trusty steed, batty Skaarl!
  • All-new particles: Chock full of candy and bats!
  • All-new sound effects: Passive and ult music have been updated to be more thematically appropriate, aka dark and spooky. He’s also got some evil laughs and screams elsewhere in the kit!
  • New recall animation: Trick or treat! 
Count Kledula is now available to play on PBE! As players who experience this content firsthand, your constructive feedback is appreciated. If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I’ll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
Count Kledula is set to be 1350 RP. 
Prices are subject to change."

Bewitching Janna

1350 RP (Legacy)

Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Bewitching Janna:

"A new cutie hits the Rift to bewitch your heart! Bewitching Janna! 
  • New model and textures - A dark, but cute, witchy outfit! And a new pumpkin cat friend!
  • New VFX for all spells - Ghosts, pumpkin cat, and a full moon!
  • New SFX for all spells - Spooky! ...But not too spooky!
  • New recall animation - She scolds her broom before flying off into the night! 
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your constructive thoughts and feelings on Bewitching Janna! 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! :) 
This skin is set to be 1350RP. 
Pricing is subject to change. 
See you on the Rift!"

A total of five skins join a new skin line, K/DA! Check out K/DA Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, Kai'Sa, and Prestige K/DA Kai'Sa:

K/DA Ahri

1350 RP
Here's KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Ahri:
"The beloved K/DA Ahri is ready for her new World Tour, with her crew and music blasting! The Pop Queen has: 
  • New model and textures - Mesmerizing purple crystal-like tail
  • New spell VFX - Flashy colors that’ll make you feel like you’re at a fancy concert
  • New SFX - New beats, still charming as ever
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew! 
K/DA Ahri is now available on PBE! Report back here with any bugs you find or feedback that you have. Questions are also welcome! 
K/DA Ahri is currently set at 1350 RP (subject to change)."

K/DA Akali

1350 RP

Here's KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Akali:

"K/DA Akali will style on her PBE opposition in a dancing fashion with:
  • New model and textures - Golden knives that’ll pierce through anything
  • New Spell VFX - Pop smoke and fancy graffiti to name a few things
  • New SFX - Enhance her style with music
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew!
K/DA Akali is now popping off on PBE! Report back here with any bugs that occur or feedback that you have. If you’ve got any questions, post ‘em here. 
K/DA Akali is currently set at 1350 RP (subject to change)."

K/DA Evelynn

1350 RP
[Skin texture is currently bugged! Video and images soon! ]
Here's KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Evelynn:
"K/DA Evelynn is ready to dance among the shadows of the PBE lands with her 
  • New model and textures - Gold blades to lash at her victims
  • New Spell VFX - Sharp purple and gold with a bright shine
  • New SFX - Who knew Evelynn could sound so inviting?
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew! 
K/DA Evelynn is now available on PBE! Remember to report back here with any bugs that occur or feedback that you have. Feel free to ask any questions as well! 
K/DA Evelynn is currently set at 1350 RP (subject to change)."

K/DA Kai'Sa

1350 RP

Here's KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Kai'Sa:

"K/DA Kai’Sa glides and slides into the lands of PBE with her 
  • New model and textures - Pop style reflected all over
  • New Spell VFX - Brightness and crystals in many abilities
  • New SFX - Sounds that’ll get you in the groove, whether CSing or playmaking
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew! 
K/DA Kai’Sa is now available on PBE. Post any questions, feedback, or bug knowledge you may have here! 
K/DA Kai’Sa is currently set at 1350 RP (subject to change)."

K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition

[2500 Worlds Tokens - here]
Here's KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition:
"K/DA Kai’Sa Prestige Edition. It’s her, the first of her prestigious kind! She’s now here on PBE. 
  • New model and textures - Golden pop style reflected all over
  • New Spell VFX - Brightness and crystals in many abilities, enhanced with gold
  • New SFX - Sounds that’ll get you in the groove, whether CSing or playmaking
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew! -- With GOLD spotlights! 
K/DA Kai’Sa Prestige Edition is now available on PBE! Report back here with any bugs you find, or feedback/questions that you have. :D 
K/DA Kai’Sa Prestige Edition is currently set at 2500 World’s Tokens."
Here's IAmCarlos with a thread providing more details on the K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige edition:
"Hello! Carlos here to shed some light on a new product from the skins team: Prestige Editions. 
K/DA Kai’sa launches in patch 8.21 and with her comes K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition. This is something new for all of us, so as she heads to PBE, I want to answer some questions we’ve received since her reveal. 
What are Prestige Edition skins? 
Prestige Edition skins are meant to be collector’s items - rare and hard to get editions of a skin. Our goal is to make them instantly recognizable as a special edition for you to show off to your team and opponents. 
Why are you making these? 
With Prestige Editions we’re striving to capture the the “cool, rare” skin feeling, but without withholding the base skin. Some of us have had the experience of playing a game and seeing the elusive Young Ryze skin in the loading screen. This is one of the rarest skins in the game. It doesn’t have the most features or effects, but everyone knows it’s a rare skin. It’s cool if you have the skin, but if you’re a fan of Ryze that wasn’t able to pre-order the retail collector’s edition, then you’re out of luck. Prestige Editions won’t be this unobtainable, but they are going to be hard to get. This allows players that value rarity/exclusivity an avenue to show off their collection while still giving people who love the thematic the ability to engage with the normal content. 
How is this different than a Chroma? 
Unlike Chromas, Prestige Editions are more than a simple color swap. They’ll have some features that are different from the base skin that could include things like unique ability VFX, model changes, an exclusive border, and special splash art. 
How do I get it? 
K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition will be available for 2500 Worlds Tokens in the Event Shop. 
Players can earn Worlds Tokens by doing the following: 
  • Purchasing the Worlds 2018 Pass to earn tokens after every match during Worlds Season 2018
    • Note: The Worlds 2018 Pass also unlocks a special First Win of the Day mission that awards a bunch of Worlds Tokens. These FWotD missions are not retroactively awarded, so we recommend buying the pass early if you want the most Worlds Tokens!
  • Purchasing event Loot like Worlds Orbs, Tales from the Rift Orbs, and K/DA Orbs
  • Completing Missions during the Worlds Season 2018 event 
For those who purchase the Worlds 2018 Pass, we expect it to take around 4 games per day (including the First Win of the Day mission and all free missions) throughout Worlds Season 2018 to unlock K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition. Since rarity is a central objective of this skin line, we wanted the additional investment requirement around engagement during this time period. Players can always use event loot purchases as a way to supplement their token earn rates. 
Any time we introduce new products or ways to get content, it’s really important that we get your feedback. While those are the main questions we saw, if you have more drop them in this thread for us, thanks!"

New Chroma

Chroma were also added for new skins - looks like 6 chroma Bewitching Janna, Trick or Treat Ekko, and Count Kledula including a golden chroma for each.

Bewitching Janna
Golden, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Rainbow, Citrine, Emerald
     
[Video later this cycle!]

Trick or Treat Ekko
Golden, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Obsidian
     
[Video later this cycle!]

Count Kledula
Ruby, Golden, Rose Quartz, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl
     
[Video later this cycle!]

New Summoner Icons

Fourteen new summoner icons were added to the PBE this cycle:

Unnamed
  

Janna Candy Icon, Ekko Candy Icon, Kled Candy Icon
   

Golden Janna Candy Icon, Golden Ekko Candy Icon, Golden Kled Candy Icon
  

K/DA Ahri Icon, K/DA Evelynn Icon, K/DA Kai'Sa, K/DA Akali Icon 
   

K/DA Icon, Golden K/DA Icon
 

New Emotes

Two new emotes were added to the PBE this cycle:

RIP

Mic Drop

New Ward Skins

Two new ward skins have been added to the PBE this cycle:

K/DA Ward

Pumpkin Cat Ward

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
Kai'Sa
  • Second Skin (Passive)
    • Caustic Wounds damage lowered from [4-10 based on level] to [1-7 based on level]
    • Caustic Woulds per stack damage lowered from [1-5 based on level] to [.75-5 based on level]
    • Caustic Wounds damage cap against monsters lowered from 400 to 300

Runes
Time Warp Tonic (I4)
[Context]
  • [New Effect] "Consuming a potion or biscuit grants 40 of its health (and 25 mana if applicable) immediately, with the remaining amount delivered over the usual duration. In addition, you gain 5% Movement Speed while under their effects."

Context & Notes

1) Here's a clip from Meddler's quick gameplay thoughts for October 5th, with come details on what to expect in the 8.21 PBE cycle:
"Some things we'll be looking at in 8.21 
Not a comprehensive list, but a few champs we already know we'll be looking at in 8.21:
  • Kai'Sa nerf - One direction is giving her clearer weaknesses. Another is making her upgrades a bit harder to unlock, given the original intent wasn't that she'd unlock all 3 this reliably.
  • Tank Pyke nerf - While keeping AD Pyke around its current power level. Potentially involves some degree of kit effect changes (e.g. modifying the HP -> AD effect on his passive plus additional scaling changes?)
  • Corki buff - Didn't make it into 8.20, aiming to have it in 8.21 as a result. 
OMW Ping improvements in 8.21 
We should also have some improvements to the OMW pings in 8.21. The big change is that the sound of the pings themselves will now communicate a couple of extra pieces of info: 
  • Processing applied to the sound will represent distance between the user of the ping and the pinged location. The further that distance, the more echo there'll be. Basically it's a representation of how long it'll take the pinging player to get there.
  • The further the ping is from the listening player the quieter the ping will be played. If someone's pinging that they're on the way to your lane, you'll hear a loud ping. If they're pinging they're on their way to the other side of the map, it'll be comparatively quiet. 
We'll also be putting a chat notification of the OMW ping being used back in team chat. Looks like that got accidentally broken at some point when this approach was being developed."
2) Riot Rovient with context on Time Warp Tonic changes:
"Twt no longer gives longer duration on potions, biscuits & elixirs. Instead, instantly gain 40 health (and 25 Mana if applicable) when you costume a potion or biscuit. Still has MS increase. Goal was to reduce lane sustain of corrupting + twt."

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