12/12 PBE Update: Mecha Kingdoms Garen Prestige Edition Splash, New TFT Element & Champs, & More

Posted on at 4:15 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.1 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the splash art for Mecha Kingdoms Garen Prestige Edition, a new element & champions in TFT, 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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Mecha Kingdoms Garen Prestige Edition Splash Art

The splash art for Mecha Kingdoms Garen Prestige Edition is now on the PBE!

[TFT] Lunar + Leona and Karma

A new TFT element and two new champions are now on the PBE! Check out the details in this thread from Riot Jag and Riot Beernana:
"Leona and Karma are bringing the power of the moon to Teamfight Tactics. As Lunar champions, they’ll continuously protect and empower their allies. They'll hit live servers with patch 10.1. 
Here's how they work: 
Lunar 
(2): Every 7 seconds, your team gains 20% Critical Strike Chance, 20% Critical Strike Damage, and 20% Spell Power (Stacks up to 4 times). 
Moonlight transforms unit durability into a win condition for team comps that are built with drawn out battles in mind.

Leona 
Skin: Lunar Eclipse
Cost: 1
Origin: Lunar
Class: Warden
Ability: Lunar Eclipse 
  • Leona reduces all damage by 35/70/105 for 5 seconds. 
Leona is the frontline unit for the Lunar trait. She’s especially strong when deflecting lots of small instances of damage, so she should be quite sturdy against Summoners and low-threat units like other Wardens or Mystics. She’ll help buy the time you need to get the Moonlight blessing on all of your allies.

Karma 
Skin: Dawnbringer
Cost: 3
Origin: Lunar
Class: Mystic
Ability: Inspire
  • At the start of combat, Karma tethers to her closest ally. Karma shields the tethered ally (or a random one if the tether is dead) for 5 seconds, absorbing the next 200/350/500 damage. While the shield holds, the ally receives 50/75/100% bonus Attack Speed. 
Karma is top-tier at protecting and enhancing carries, so think carefully when determining her placement. With Karma on your team, you’ll always know where your star is—standing right next to her. "

[TFT] New and Updated Items

Here's Llord Llama on the dev corner with more information and context on the upcoming TFT item changes and additions testing this PBE cycle!
"TL;DR: We’re hitting the items in TFT - adding some new ones, and updating others.
Hi everyone! In this post we're talking about the items we're updating in patch 10.1. Our goals were threefold: 
Address some problem items that promised fun payoffs but had a lot of trouble delivering.
  • Help some items scale through the game by linking their power to the user’s star level.
  • Give more exciting gameplay to tanky champions.
Here's the list: 
Last Whisper REPLACES Repeating Crossbow 
Last Whisper: When the wearer inflicts a critical hit, the target’s Armor is reduced by 90% for 3 seconds. 
In theory, Repeating Crossbow had a clear fantasy with huge upside. In practice, there was just too much downtime as it from champion to champion. It also couldn’t jump to a champion who was already full on items, which meant it tended to avoid your carries rather than boosting their stats even more. This also played especially poorly with Set 2’s elemental hexes, which consume an item slot. 
So, we’re creating a new item: Last Whisper. When its user scores a critical hit, the target’s Armor is massively reduced for a few seconds. This can let your whole team, not just damage dealers, chunk down a formerly-tough target. 
Bramble Vest REPLACES Thornmail 
Bramble Vest: Negates bonus damage from critical hits on the wearer. When the wearer is hit by a Basic Attack, a hail of thorns hits nearby enemies for 80/120/160 magic damage (increases with the holder's star level and can only damage once per second). 
Thornmail is a great example of an item that’s fantastic on one champion (Braum) and bad-to-awful on everyone else, because if it’s balanced around broad playability, it will become horribly overpowered on Braum (or any future champion who’s all about big mitigation). 
Rather than tweak Thornmail, or nerf it into oblivion, we’ve decided to replace it. Bramble Vest combines a bit of Phantom Dancer with a saner version of Thornmail’s damage-to-attackers. It’s also our first star-scaled item; the damage from the thorns depends on the wearer’s star level. 
Titan’s Resolve REPLACES Phantom Dancer 
Titan’s Resolve: When the wearer is hit by a source of damage, they gain a 2.5% stacking damage increase (stacks infinitely). 
Phantom Dancer received a significant change in 9.24, but since we ultimately wanted Bramble Vest to fill the anti-crit, anti-assassin role, giving tanks some opportunity to hit back made a lot of sense - especially on an item that grants Attack Speed. Since Bramble Vest renders Phantom Dancer redundant, we created Titan’s Resolve (aka “Leona’s Revenge.”) You want this item on champions who will take a lot of hits and stay standing to reap the benefits of a huge pile of Titan stacks. 
That’s it for the new items. What about item updates? 
Iceborn Gauntlet 
Old: Creates a zone of ice that expands when the wearer Dodges, slowing enemies' Attack Speed by 25%. 
New: After casting a spell, the wearer’s next Basic Attack freezes the target for 1.5 seconds. 
Iceborn Gauntlet promised a wonderful dream - cover the map in a layer of ice and chill the enemy team into helplessness wherever they stood. But the visual overlap with Frozen Heart’s effect felt bad and was visually unclear with varying the magnitude of the slow. Additionally, any item that triggers from Dodge will have some extreme cases (Jax for example) that make it difficult to balance. 
We hearkened back to our League of Legends roots, and gave the Gauntlet a freeze effect on basic attacks. Ezreal can finally feel good about matching the glove to the rest of his outfit like he does on the Rift. 
Quicksilver 
Old: Prevents the next crowd control effect applied to the wearer. Refreshes every 3 seconds. 
New: The wearer is immune to crowd control effects. 
Quicksilver’s value was hard to get a read on, and the timing of its refresh could make it feel useless when it was needed most. Not anymore! 
Frozen Heart 
Old: Reduces the Attack Speed of nearby enemies by 40%. 
New: Reduces the Attack Speed of nearby enemies by 40% (stacking increases the radius of this effect). 
Attack Speed drives so many gameplay dynamics in Teamfight Tactics that allowing it to get debuffed to very low levels has many knock-on effects: slower rounds, too-broad usefulness against enemy auto-attackers AND casters, etc. A radius increase will help Frozen Heart stacking remain relevant without turning TFT into NURF mode. 
Locket of the Iron Solari, Statikk Shiv, and Luden’s Echo now scale based on the wearer’s star level 
It’s OK for items to fall off in the late game after conferring an early advantage, but we’d like to be able to control this better, and we’d also like to avoid the buyer’s remorse that comes with building an item that “everyone knows” becomes unacceptably weak once the game has gone a certain length. 
Ionic Spark 
Old: Whenever an enemy casts their Ability, they take 90 true damage. 
New: Enemies within 3 hexes that cast a spell are zapped, taking magic damage equal to 200% of their max Mana. 
Ionic Spark was an indiscriminate item: it hit the whole board, so no positional play could provide an escape, and it affected all casters equally. The new version now asks players to decide how to deploy it: on the frontline, where it will help burn the enemy frontline but miss the casters in the back? Or on assassins, where it might help kill the squishy casters earlier? Also, the fact that Ionic Spark treated big and small spells the same was a little strange, so now the damage depends on the spell’s mana cost. 
Enjoy the rest of the year, and I'm excited to see all the screenshots of the biggest Titan’s Resolve stacks when 10.1 goes live!"

Miscellaneous 

  • Mecha Kingdoms loot assets added:
    • Mecha Kingdoms Lucky Roll
    • Mecha Kingdoms Jackpot
    • Mecha Kingdoms Orb
    • Mecha Kingdoms Token
    • "Coming in 2020"
    • 2020 Prestige Point

    
    • Flutterbug -"Flutterbug wants to take over the world -- and eat all the yummiest things in it. But, he's very small. He often has to hide under things in order to not get squashed. While he hides, he machinates on his complex plans. "
      • Flutterbug
      • Beevil Flutterbug
      • Ixtali Flutterbug
      • Legionnaire Flutterbug
      • Sandbringer Flutterbug
      • True Ice Flutterbug
    • Craggle -"Craggle has a soft spot for the vulnerable creatures of the world, and tries to protect them with every ounce of his strength as if he was a giant colossus -- even if he is still growing."
      • Craggle
      • Black Mist Craggle
      • Hextech Craggle
      • Legionnaire Craggle
      • Sandbringer Craggle
      • True Ice Craggle
    • Tocker -"Tocker is constantly tinkering with things to make them better, even on his own body!"
      • Tocker
      • Black Mist Tocker
      • Chemtech Tocker
      • Legionnaire Tocker
      • Petal Dancer Tocker
      • Petricite Tocker

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.

TFT Changes

[New] Lunar
  • "Every 7 seconds, all allied champions in combat are infused with Moonlight, increasing Crit Chance by 20%, Crit Damage by 20%, and Spell Power by 20% (stacks to 4 times)."

Ranger
  • 6 champ values changed from [100% chance to increased AS by 2.5%] to [100% chance to increased AS by 2.25%]

[New] Leona
  • Lunar Barrier: Leona reduces all damage by 35/70/105 for 5 seconds.

[New] Karma
  • Inspire
    • At start of combat, Karma tethers to her closest ally. 
    • Karma shields the tethered ally (or a random one if the tether is dead) for 5 seconds, absorbing the next 250/400/800 damage. While the shield holds, the ally recieves 100/150/200% bonus Attack Speed.

Renekton
  • Heal reverted from 150/175/200 to 150/225/300

Senna
  • On hit damage increased from 25/45/65 to 30/50/85
    • Vs Live: from 25/45/75 to 30/50/85

Context & Notes

1) Riot Koyuncu posted a Sett bug report thead:
"Hello everyone! I'm Riot Koyuncu, QA on Champions team and the person responsible for tracking and resolving Sett's bugs. Hope you've all been having fun powerbombing enemies into submission :) 
Sett will be on PBE for the next several weeks until his January release, and the team is looking to investigate any major issues that PBE players discover. If you stumble upon something strange related to Sett in your games, please let us know by leaving a comment in the thread or using the "Report a Bug" tool on the left. This can be anything ranging from strange SFX/VFX to incorrect behavior or interactions with his abilities. 
As always, detailed information (e.g. bug reproduction steps or video clips) are very helpful at helping us prioritize issues before release. 
Cheers,
- Mikky"
2) Following their debut in yesterday's update, here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for the Guardian of the Sands skins in the 10.1 PBE cycle:
"Guardian of the Sands Janna:
Guardian of the Sands Rengar:
Guardian of the Sands Ryze: 
Hey everyone, this is a collective bug and feedback post for all Guardian of the Sands skins (Ryze, Rengar, and Janna) 
Please let me know any bugs or feedback you have about any of these skins and I'll get them to the team to consider. Thanks!"
He also posted a bugs & feedback thread for Freljord Sylas:
"Hey ya'll. Kiwi here bringin' ya'll the Freljord Sylas PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread. 
He's got: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX! and
  • New recall animation! 
Freljord Sylas will be available to play soon on PBE! Remember to report back here with any bugs or feedback. And of course, if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them! 
Freljord Sylas is set to be 1350 RP."
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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