4/2 PBE Update: Nine New Skins, Chromas, Ward Skins, & More

Posted on at 12:58 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 9.8 PBE cycle, today's patch includes nine new skins - Conqueror AlistarGalaxy Slayer ZedK/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition, and a new lineup of Invictus Gaming skins celebrating their Worlds win in 2018 - plus new chroma, ward skins & 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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Champion Skins

Nine new skins hit the PBE this cycle, including Conqueror Alistar, Galaxy Slayer Zed, K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition, and a new lineup of Invictus Gaming skins celebrating their Worlds win in 2018!

Conqueror Alistar

975 RP [Scheduled 9.9 release during MSI!]
"The fusion of arcane sorcery and Piltovan ingenuity, Alistar is an advanced, living golem built by the finest artificers in Runeterra. Tasked with guarding the secrets of hextech, it crushes all who would abuse the methods behind its creation."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Conqueror Alistar:
"Conqueror Alistar is ready for PBE Bugs and Feedback! 
This bad boy has conquered countless battlefields and now has MSI 2018 in his sights! Go forth and dominate with his: 
  • New model and textures - Plated armor built to last many battlefields
  • New spell VFX - Feel the golden flare of conqueror
  • New recall animation - Smashing through to obtain the trophy, classic Alistar. 
Conqueror Alistar is now available on PBE! Give him the battles you want to conquer and report back here with any bugs that occured or feedback that you have. Any questions are of course welcome as well, and I’ll do my best to answer as many as I can. 
Conqueror Alistar is currently set at 975 RP. (subject to change) 
Friendly reminder: Conqueror Alistar will not be released until 9.9, around MSI (Mid-season invitational)!"

Galaxy Slayer Zed

1820 RP (Legendary)

Galaxy Slayer Zed Special Interactions:

Full VO:

Non English VO:

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Galaxy Slayer Zed:
"Zed was once a promising Templar, before he became host to the hivemind of ora and imbued with its alien essence. Able to morph his body into living weapons, he now sees himself as a perfect life form, deserving of all ora and destined to cleanse the galaxy of the weak. 
Spiky Specifics
  • New model and textures: Galaxy Slayer Zed utilizes ora to organically form living blades, tendrils, and armor. For the first time, he's also showing what he looks like beneath the armor and shadows.
  • New VFX: Ora-infused power strengthens his abilities, as well as his shadow's.
  • New SFX and VO lines: Sharp, deadly audio enhances his gameplay, while new VO processing and lines give insight into Zed's new life, imbued with ora.
  • New animations: Every animation has been changed with tons of extra spikes, blades, and abs incorporated into his animations.
Galaxy Slayer Zed is now available on PBE! 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"

Invictus Gaming Camille

1350 RP (Legacy)

Invictus Gaming Fiora

1350 RP (Legacy)

Invictus Gaming Irelia

1350 RP (Legacy)

Invictus Gaming Kai'Sa

1350 RP (Legacy)

Invictus Gaming LeBlanc

1350 RP (Legacy)

Invictus Gaming Rakan

1350 RP (Legacy)

Here's Riot grumbojr with a bugs & feedback thread for the Invictus Gaming skins:
"Hello again friends. GrumboJr here again introducing the new Invictus Gaming Skins! 
Invictus Gaming are the 2018 World Champions and we’ve made these skins to honor the 2018 Invictus Gaming Roster! 
The skins will be 1350 RP (subject to change) each and include:
  • New models and textures - Sporting new black and white outfits, each champion has the motif of dark wings in contrast to their white uniforms.
  • New VFX for all spells - Dark feathers contrast against white sparkles, as well as the Invictus Gaming logo with added flair.
  • New SFX for all spells - Feathers and dark angelic moods.
  • New recall animations - Each of these were requested specifically by their associated player. 
Invictus Gaming Camille - Ning
Invictus Gaming Fiora - TheShy
Invictus Gaming Irelia - Duke
Invictus Gaming Kaisa - Jackylove
Invictus Gaming Leblanc - Rookie
Invictus Gaming Rakan - Baolan 
Like all World Championship skins, these are Legacy Skins. 
All of the Invictus Gaming skins are now available to play on PBE. Thank you very much for participating in the PBE and your constructive feedback is greatly appreciated!"

K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition


Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition:
"K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition is ready to lavishly dance among the shadows of the PBE lands with her: 
  • New model and textures - Gold blades to lash at her victims
  • New Spell VFX - Diamonds and Golds shine brightly through it all
  • New SFX - Stylish with no cutthroat factor compromised
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew! -- now with golden spotlights. 
K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition 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 Prestige Edition is currently set at 100 Prestige Points (subject to change)."


Chroma

Golden chroma for each Conqueror/Challenger skin were added this cycle! The descriptions note: "Loot exclusive gained during the 2019 MSI Event."

Conqueror Alistar

Conqueror Karma

Challenger Nidalee

Challenger Ahri

Conqueror Varus
Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for the chromas this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got some new Chromas coming up for Conqueror Varus, Challenger Ahri, Conqueror Karma, Challenger Nidalee, and the new Conqueror Alistar! 
Conqueror Varus:
  • New textures:
    • Conqueror Varus (Golden)
Challenger Ahri:
  • New textures:
    • Challenger Ahri (Golden)
Conqueror Karma:
  • New textures:
    • Conqueror Karma (Golden)
Challenger Nidalee:
  • New textures:
    • Challenger Nidalee (Golden)
Conqueror Alistar:
  • New textures:
    • Conqueror Alistar (Golden) 
The Chroma sets are now available on PBE! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. I’ll do my best to answer and reply to your questions and feedback! 
Thanks!
Riot Orphyre"

Ward Skins

Two new ward skins are now on the PBE:

2019 Conqueror Ward


Championship Hot Dog


Miscellaneous 

  • New Map accent options: "Trials", looks to be MSI related:
   

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

Blitzcrank
[Context / Changelist - Back for more testing!]
  • Mana Barrier (Passive)
    • Shield Strength changed from [50% of current mana] to [30% of Max Mana]
  • Static Field (R)
    • [New Passive] "Lightning charges Blitzcrank's attacks, dealing an extra 100/150/200 (+20% AP) + 3% of his maximum Mana magic damage."

Kayn
  • Shadow Step (E) cooldown set to 8 seconds when in Shadow Assassin form.

Teemo
[Context 1 / Context 2 - Early exploration, back for more testing!]
  • Base Mana Regen increased from 1.92 to 2.5
  • Mana Regen per level increased from 0.09 to 0.15
  • Mana/lvl up increased from 20 to 25
  • Base damage lowered from 54 to 51
  • Attack speed per level lowered from 3.38 to 2
  • Toxic Shot (Passive)
    • Teemo’s basic attacks now deal 8-50 bonus magic damage and leave a Poison DoT that deals 24-180 magic damage over 4 seconds.
    • Toxic Shot damage (both the on-hit and the DoT) is amped by 50% whenever there are other Poison debuffs on the target
  • Blinding Dart (Q)
    • Base damage lowered from 80/125/170/215/260 to 70/105/140/175/210
    • mana cost increased from 70/75/80/85/90 to 80/85/90/95/100
    • AP Ratio lowered from 0.8 to 0.6
    • Now is a Poison Debuff
  • Move Quick (W)
    • No longer breaks stealth
  • Guerilla Warfare (E)
    • Cooldown: 40/37/34/31/28
    • [New] "After a 2 second delay, Teemo becomes Invisible indefinitely if standing still or in brush, and can move up to 5/6/7/8/9 Teemos while out of brush, but any non-periodic damage from champions will break him out. Teemo can see 25% farther while stealthed. Upon breaking Guerilla Warfare, Teemo gains e20/30/40/50/60% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. While on cooldown, standing in brush will tick down guerilla Warfare's cooldown faster."
      • Stealth duration while moving: 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3
  • Noxious Trap (R)
    • Base Damage lowered from 200/325/450 to 150/250/350
    • AP ratio lowered from 0.5 to 0.4
    • Mushroom max ammo count up from [3 at all ranks] to [3/4/5]
    • Traps now become invisible after 1 second
    • Traps can continue to bounce on other traps


Items
Bilgewater Cutlass
  • Cost increased from 1500 to 1600
  • Combine cost increased from 250 to 350

Blade of the Ruined King
  • Total cost increased from 3200 to 3300
    • [Due to change in Bilgewater Cutlass cost]

Hextech Gunblade
  • Combine cost lowered from 850 to 750
    • [Due to change in Bilgewater Cutlass cost]

Context & Notes

1) -None today!-


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