5/18 PBE Update: Skin Tweaks, Icons, LCS Login Theme, & More

Posted on at 9:21 AM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.11 PBE cycle, last night's late patch brought new summoner icons, a login theme, 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

As noted by Riot StellariLittle Demon Tristana has many tweaks in today's update:

Summoner Icons

Tons of new summoner icons were added to the PBE! Each summoner icon set are named as so:
  • TSM Level 1 Icon 
    • "Unlocked by reaching Level 1 in the TSM 2019 Summer Team Pass"
  • TSM Level 2 Icon
    • "Unlocked by reaching Level 2 in the TSM 2019 Summer Team Pass"

LCS
               

LEC
               
  • Pro-Poro Icon
    • Unlocked by reaching Level 1 in the 2019 Summer Fan Pass
  • Scr-eemo Icon
    • Unlocked by reaching Level 2 in the 2019 Summer Fan Pass"
  • Cheering Pengu
    • Unlocked by reaching Level 1 in the 2019 Summer Esports Watch Missions
  • Fan Club Icon
    • Unlocked by reaching Level 2 in the 2019 Summer Esports Watch Missions
   

LCS Login Theme

A new login theme is now on the PBE:


Miscellaneous

  • New skins bios now on the PBE:
    • Skin line:
      • Demonic
    • Skin Bios:
      • Gatekeeper Galio: "One of the great dukes of Hell, Galio stands before his kingdom's black gates as the judge of all sinners, casting souls into their proper torments. Attempting to invoke him generally ends in tragedy, as he's several hundred feet tall and refuses to shrink in the service of mortals."
      • Battle Academia Lux Prestige Edition: "Now in her second year at Durandal Academy, Lux has been hardened by the harrowing trials, losses, and betrayals that punctuated her freshman experience. Following the climactic clash with a certain Rogue God-Weapon, Lux has mastered her powers and risen to take her place as head of the Sorcery Club, as well as the new class president."
      • Little Demon Tristana: "A witch who is now one of the great queens of Hell, Tristana commands a vast army of lesser demons and rules the twin Aspects of Ruin and Woe. Mortals attempting to invoke her will find a variety of tempting contracts, but signers beware: Tristana's ultimate goal is bathing her signatories-- as well as the world-- in hellfire."
      • Demon Vi: "One of the great generals of Hell, Vi brutalizes the tormented with acts of martial savagery, arbitrarily raining lazy blows upon the damned. Invoking her in the mortal realm must be done cautiously, as she responds only to a worthy opponent... and only for so long."

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
Janna
  • Zephyr (W) 
    • damage lowered from 55/100/145/190/235 to 55/90/125/160/195
    • cooldown changed from 8 at all ranks to 8/7.5/7/6.5/6
    • mana increased from 50/60/70/80/90 to 60/70/80/90/100
  • Eye of the Storm (E)
    • shield increased from 70/105/140/175/210 to 80/115/150/185/220
    • cooldown changed from 18/16/14/12/10 to 16/15/14/13/12
    • [New Effect] "Each Janna ability that slows or knocks an enemy champion airborne will reduce Eye of the Storm's cooldown by 20%."

Malphite
[Context]
  • Attack Speed growth reverted from 3 to 3.4 
  • Base Armor reverted from 40 to 37 
  • Armor growth reverted  from 4 to 3.75
  • HP reverted from 575 to 574.2
  • Seismic Shard (Q) range reverted from 700 to 625
  • Thunderclap (W) mana cost reverted from 30 to 25
  • Ground Slam (E) mana cost reverted from 40/45/50/55/60 to 50/55/60/65/70

Wukong
  • Magical Golden Staff (Q) 
    • damage lowered from 20/40/60/80/100 to 20/35/50/65/80
    • now has 20% AD ratio

Context & Notes

1) Riot Lutzburg noted further Malphite changes testing this cycle:
"Minor Malphite update- ended up reverting the base stat and mana changes I made earlier this week. Q range has also been reverted to the live value, as putting that ability outside of ranged champs' AA range was too powerful a break point."
2) Riot Zhanos noted the Diana changes would be reverted in a future update:
"EDIT from 5/17: Going to pull all those changes out in the next few days besides the Q spell and the QoL on it. Thanks everyone for the feedback (positive and negative alike) and discussions generated. This has been really useful information and we would like to do more improvements in the future, but want to align on setting the right goals before committing to big changes."
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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