7/31 PBE Update: New Summoner Icons, TFT Champs, Origin, Little Legends, & More!

Posted on at 5:26 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.16 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new summoner icons, details on new TFT champions, a new origin, new Little Legends, 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.)

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Summoner Icons

Six new TFT themed summoner icons are now on the PBE:

What's in the Box Icon, Pirate's Bounty Icon, 3-Star Awesome Icon
  

Pass 2 Champion Icon, Pengu Portal Party Icon,Dueling Spatulas Icon
  


TFT Updates

A ton of TFT updates are now on the PBE, including new champions, a new origin, as well as new Little Legends!

Champion & Origin

New TFT champions and an origin are now on the PBE! Check out the details on CamilleJayceJinx, and Vi and the Hextech origin from Riot Whale:
"Hello World 
Introducing the next Origin being added to Teamfight Tactics - Hextech, featuring !
We are still ironing out exact functionality around the trait and the abilities of the champions in it, but here's a broad summary: 
  • Hextech Trait
    • Hextech units temporarily disable enemy items. This is still under significant iteration, so the exact mechanic beyond this is not locked yet.
  • Camille
    • Tier: 1 Cost
    • Class: Blademaster
    • Ability: Hextech Ultimatum - Camille roots and damages her current auto-attack target. Camille’s allies that can attack that target will switch their current target to do so.
    • Meta: Ideally, Camille can single out an enemy and help her team focus fire them down. Explicit external control over AI’s targeting is a new effect, and we’d like to see players consider who they want to target on the enemy team.
  • Jayce
    • Tier: 2 Cost
    • Class: Shapeshifter
    • Ability: Thundering Blow + Transform Mercury Cannon - Knock back his target then change to ranged, gaining max attack speed for a few attacks.
    • Meta: Jayce is able to break up the enemy front line fairly early on in the fight, a premium and rare effect in TFT. Jayce also has particularly low mana cost for a shapeshifter (50).
  • Vi
    • Tier: 3 Cost
    • Class: Brawler
    • Ability: Assault and Battery - Vi targets the furthest enemy and charges towards them, knocking aside everyone else while knocking up and dealing damage on impact with her target.
    • Meta: Vi provides back line access on priority targets, but on a mana delay unlike Assassins. This is a powerful effect that we think the game needs a bit more of, as currently it is almost entirely monopolized by Assassins.
  • Jinx
    • Tier: 4 Cost
    • Class: Gunslinger
    • Ability: Get Excited - Jinx gets more excited as she scores takedowns. After her first, she gains attack speed. After her second, she pulls out Fishbones for AoE damage on Autos.
    • Meta: Given Miss Fortune's channeled ultimate, she can't functionally serve as the premier AA DPS gunslinger. Jinx will offer ramping AoE AA damage through Fishbones, in contrast to Draven's ramping single target damage - but she will be particularly squishy for high risk and reward.
Again, the specifics of Hextech and these new champions are still in iteration, so looking forward to hearing all your feedback! 
Best, Riot Whale"

Little Legends

Three new Little Legends are now on the PBE, the Protector, Hushtail, and Paddlemar! There are no client images yet, so for now enjoy these images from our model viewer. [Note: Lists below are not ordered! Names may be out of place vs. pictures!]
  • Protector
    • Fierce Protector
    • Jeweled Protector
    • Reigning Protector
    • Shadowgem Protector
    • Skygem Protector
    • Sunborn Protector
Riot Stephiroth noted:
"As a note, the Protector's eyes will all be updated to be more similar to the first one in the line-up (the white-tiger-esque one). Some of our textures are a liiiittle out of date! ^_^;;;"
  • Hushtail
    • Eternal Hushtail
    • Fae Hushtail
    • Mistberry Hushtail
    • Monarch Hushtail
    • Moontipped Hushtail
    • Untamed Hushtail
  • Paddlemar
    • Caldera Paddlemar
    • Glamourous Paddlemar
    • Jade Paddlemar
    • Rosebloom Paddlemar
    • Tidepool Paddlemar
    • Yuletide Paddlemar

Miscellaneous 

  • New loot assets added to the PBE:
    • Honor 5 Token
    • Red Bull Capsule
    • Twitch Prime Rift Reward: Month 4
  

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
Aurelion Sol
[Changelist - Highly experimental, no guarantee to ship]
  • Center of the Universe (Passive)
    • Damage changed from [20-130] to [16/18/20/22/24/27/30/35/40/45/50/60/70/80/90/100/110/120]
    • AP ratio changed from [18-35% (based on level)] to 25%
  • Starsurge (Q)
    • Cooldown changed from 10 to 11/10/9/8/7
    • movement speed increased from 10% to 20%
    • If Aurelion Sol is faster than his Q, the missile will speed up to keep up.
  • Celestial Expansion (W)
    • [New] Now causes Aurelion Sol's stars to expand, gaining increased damage and rotating at high, but decaying, speed. Upon reactivating or after 3 seconds, the stars retract, granting 40% movement speed, decaying over 1.5s.
    • Cooldown:  8/6.5/5/3.5/2
    • Mana Cost changed from [40+22/24/26/28/30 per second] to [70/80/90/100/110]
  • Comet of Legend (E)
    • [Removed] Passive movement speed
    • Range increased from 3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 to 5500/6000/6500/7000/7500
    • Cooldown changed from 60/55/50/45/40 to 80/70/60/50/40
    • Speed changed from 600 to 600/650/700/750/800


TFT Balance
[Note: Experimenting with getting TFT balance to everyone! Not confident on all changes, these are DEFINITELY WIP!]

Cho'Gath
  • Ability damage lowered from 250/500/750 to 200/400/600

Context & Notes

1) AzuBK provided an Aurelion Sol changelist for some highly experimental changes now testing on the PBE!
"Putting some Aurelion Sol changes on PBE for tomorrow. They've been testing well with ASol players internally, so now it's time: star dragons of the world, please play him and let me know how you feel. Disclaimer: EXPERIMENTAL, may not ship, definitely not this patch."
2) Riot August provided an updated changelist for Kayle, coming to the PBE soon:
"Feedback on the initial Kayle changelist's laning seems generally positive (she's more fun), but a number of concerns about lower AA range and an inability to carry late game have come up. 
Trying a list that gives something back @ 16 (more AA range). Will be on PBE tomorrow 8/1"

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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