3/8 PBE Update: Skin Tweaks, Skin Bios & More!

Posted on at 1:58 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.6 PBE cycle, today's patch includes skin tweaks for Silver Kayle, skin bios, 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

As noted by Reav3, the first of Kayle's skins to have VFX tweaks is Silver Kayle:

Miscellaneous 

  • Loot assets for upcoming event added:

  • Tons of skin bios added:
    • Lumberjack Sion: He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
    • Darkrider Sejuani: Every army of the dead needs its cavalry. From atop the reanimated hulk of a savage dr'cvask, Sejuani leads hosts of cruel, lost souls, hellbent on shaping the world in Death's image.
    • Fisherman Fizz: Call me Fishmael.
    • Fuzz Fizz: Well, that's horrifying.
    • Fuzz Fizz Prestige Edition: There's something deeply unnerving about a bipedal Cocker Spaniel mix running around society unchecked, stabbing pedestrians with a tennis ball grabber, and summoning other, bigger dogs out of the ground. And yet, here we all are. Together.
    • Masked Shaco: A practitioner of masked dance drama, many of Shaco's performances begin as social commentary on the plight of the working class, and end with a random audience member being stabbed in the spine. It's a show worth seeing if you don't think about that last part.
    • Pretty Kitty Rengar: Once again, the prettiest kitty... is the deadliest.
    • Definitely Not Vel'Koz: I'm not a laser squid, I'm a man!
    • Oktoberfest Gragas: Gragas is the world's premier authority on beverages. Here, at the international beverage festival and funfair, he's drinking a lot of them.
    • Boneclaw Shyvana: Many hunters claim Shyvana holds an unfair advantage when it comes to slaying the giant beasts that roam the land. Shyvana herself cares little about their opinions, preferring instead to channel her rage into her true form-- a massive, fire-breathing dragon-- that proves the hunters' point.
    • Archduke Nasus: In primary school, Nasus was told an old dog couldn't learn new tricks. Now, in his older years as an accomplished statesman, painter, and composer, he wonders if there is truth in those words. After all, he simply cannot seem to get his chamber orchestra to listen to his directions.
    • Groovy Zilean: Consistently in a near-comatose state from peering across the space-time continuum, Zilean's more recent hobbies include being terrible at hacky-sack, paying way too much for a ticket for awful music festivals, and ordering too many pizzas. He also owns New Age bookstore, which is closed most days.
    • Myrmidon Pantheon: Legend says the Myrmidons were created out of an ant colony by the gods, giving them unmatched strength and ability in combat. Pantheon also craves fruit slices and sugar water. It's an ant thing.
    • Black Belt Udyr: The best way to tell people you're good at punching is to have a giant screen-printed fist on your clothes. That's a karate fact.
    • Definitely Not Udyr: Wear the onesie. Become the beast.
    • Prestigious LeBlanc: LeBlanc is currently evading an international manhunt after making a jet liner filled with passengers disappear, then realizing she had no idea where they went or how to bring them back.
    • Gravelord Azir: In the service of Death rises Gravelord Azir! He who knows neither victory nor defeat, for even the bloodiest of battles strengthen his undying legions.
    • Muay Thai Lee Sin: Known as the art of eight limbs, Muay Thai is a multidisciplinary fighting style practiced by boxers for centuries. Lee Sin, who has mastered many forms of hand-to-hand combat, is among its greatest champions.
    • Aristocrat Vayne: Vayne never imagined slaying monsters would bring her fame and fortune. Now that she has them, she finds it terribly difficult to return to a life when her crossbow and arrows weren't made from pure gold.
    • Meowrick: A cat fancier hailing from the Forsaken Aisles of a Pets Supreme Superstore, Yorick does not have any unresolved issues involving or related to cats. Yorick is a perfectly normal gentleman dressed as a cat, surrounded by cats, who can call upon the esoteric powers of a giant, floating cat. You know, normal gentleman stuff.
    • Panda Teemo: Pandas aren't naturally aggressive towards humans, but this isn't a panda. It's Teemo dressed as a panda. Stay alert.
    • Sailor Gangplank: "O, Bilgewater has been my home, Since last time I was sailing! But I'll not stay another day, I'd sooner be out whaling."
    • Sultan Gangplank: Gangplank is a ruler from a distant land, and tales of his battle prowess and flowing red beard have reached even the farthest-flung city-states. As all rulers from distant lands, he also sports a snappy hat.
    • Marquis Vladimir: At the last ball he attended, Vladimir stole everyone's heart. Strangely enough, no one has heard or seen those attendees since...
    • Dynasty Ahri: Ahri's dynasty is one of stylish traditional fashion, and wrecking opponents with deadly spirit magic. Why have one when you can have both?
    • Primetime Draven: Down in the bot lane, we're seeing a seminal performance from Draven, already bullying both opposing laners into turret. There's the dive! Draven picks up the support kill-- turret refuses to aggro him out of respect-- there's the double kill, and, yes, the turret has self-destructed in terror! Masterful play by Draven, let's see it again.
    • Draven Draven: Not Draven, Draaaaaaven.
    • Matador Alistar: Man's greatest battle is the one he must fight within himself, unless he's a matador who is also a giant bull. Then the battle is more literal.
    • Gentleman Gnar: Some believe Gnar's wealth came from his groundbreaking research into economics and linguistics. Others question whether his investors favor him purely for his undeniable charm. Either way, he now finds himself receiving award after award-- the latest being a sculpture of him in ice, rumored to never melt.
    • Firefighter Tristana: Recently featured on this year's most Yordle-y firefighters calendar, Tristana will gladly leap into the flames regardless of whether anyone is supporting her. Often she'll go despite her support. Firefighter support. She fights fires.
    • Viking Tryndamere: Vikings believed that death in battle was a ticket to the eternal realm of Valhalla. Tryndamere's signature ability is being unable to die. You... you're seeing the issue here, right?
    • Sultan Tryndamere: Tryndamere is a ruler from a distant land, and tales of his impossible strength and distinctive mustache have reached even the farthest-flung city-states. As is the rule rather than the exception with rulers from distant lands, his hat is exceptional.
    • Angler Jax: Nothing quite like the peace of the great outdoors, waiting for that perfect bite-- and then violently ripping a fish out of the water before hitting it with his fishing rod.
    • Gentleman Cho'Gath: Prior to indulging in the delectable taste of his victims, Cho'Gath prefers to invite them to his humble 40-acre mansion. There, he offers scones and jam, with a spot of tea... so his guests may savor their last meal before becoming one themselves.
    • Corporate Mundo: Mundo's actually planning a large layoff for the company he just acquired, but it doesn't matter. He literally beat someone to death in the lobby this morning and no one did anything. People watched.
    • Forecast Janna: Janna has survived the market downswing in televised news for at least the last decade, but even in her relatively cushy position, the viewers are getting older and the weather is getting freakier. Might be time to put her meteorology degree to good use, and... fight the sky!
    • Lil' Slugger Trundle: Unable to let go of being rejected from the major and minor leagues, Trundle has joined a little league team after saying he was thirteen years old on an admission form. Trundle is an eleven-foot-tall ice troll who enjoys allying with evil wizards and biting people to death. Practice has been... interesting.
    • Winged Hussar Xin Zhao: A member of the vaunted winged hussars, Xin Zhao is one of the last standard bearers of a military order tracing its roots back to the late 17th century. Of course, his progenitors didn't ride an army of armored black pegasi into battle, but you know how it is.
    • Boom Boom Blitzcrank: His fists are named boom and boom, proving that robots are a perfect facsimile of human life.
    • Definitely Not Blitzcrank: I, not a robot.
    • Shamrock Malphite: Malphite is a twenty-ton rock man who used to be part of an even larger rock that was destroyed, leaving him orphaned on a distinctly un-rocklike plane of existence. The guy could use a little luck.
    • Outback Renekton: Crikey, what a ripper.
    • Hazmat Heimerdinger: Sometimes, when he's alone at night, Heimerdinger wonders if the reason his head is so big is all that exposure to Zaun Grey. Then he gets tired, and rests his giant head against an equally giant pillow.

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
Ezreal
[Ezreal has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Mystic Shot (Q) AP ratio removed.
  • Essence Flux (W) AP increased from 55/60/65/70/75% to 70/85/100/115/130%
    • Vs Live: from 70/75/80/85/90% to 70/85/100/115/130%
  • Trueshot Barrage (R) damage lowered from 350/500/650 to 250/400/550

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot Aperoll with details on some changes for Mac users - Mac Announcement + Bug Thread:
"What's Happening?! 
Last year Apple announced that it would stop supporting and bar all 32-bit applications from running on their latest operating systems sometime in 2019. We didn’t want to abandon our loyal Mac players so we’re shipping the shiny new 64-bit version of League to PBE. 
What do I have to do? 
Nothing! The client will hit PBE after 2pm PST today - all you have to do is log in and patch and you should automatically be able to start playing. To verify if you're on the 64-bit version look in the bottom left hand corner during the loading screens for text that says "Mac Beta Version (64-bit)". 
Yay! Now What? 
We know the Mac user experience has been pretty spotty in the past and we truly apologize and thank everyone for your patience and support. For this update we’re also planning on diving in and fixing some long standing issues as well as improving overall quality of life. We’d really appreciate it if everyone could help with reporting anything you come across following the guidelines posted here. We’ll be monitoring and updating this thread frequently so please check back often! 
Thank you! 
Known Issues:
  • End of game Defeat/Victory animation is a static image
  • Cannot take screenshots with fn + F12" 

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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