Current PBE Changes

This mega post was last Updated on 10/6 with the 10/6 PBE Update

( With the release of patch 5.19 to live on September 30th, we started the new 5.20 PBE cycle )

Previous PBE Cycles in 2015
[5.1] [5.2] [5.3] [5.4] [5.5] [5.6] [5.7] [5.8] [5.9] [5.10] [5.11] [5.12] [5.13] [5.14] [5.15] [5.16] [5.17] [5.18] [5.19]

Below you will find a comprehensive list of new content, balance changes, and whatever else  is included in the current PBE cycle! Be aware that these changes are extremely tentative, there is a possibility that things you see below will be changed or even reverted prior to the live patch.

Patch History for this cycle:

9/29 PBE Update
  • New Skins
  • Balance Changes
  • Shadowfire Kindred Loadscreen Update
  • Miscellaneous
  • Balance Changes
  • Cosmic Reaver Kassadin tweaks
  • One for All File Added
  • Balance Changes
  • 'One for All: Summoner's Rift on the PBE for testing
  • Balance Changes
  • New Splash Art
  • Updated Skin Splash Art
  • Cosmic Reaver Kassadin Tweaks
  • Balance Changes

( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated! )

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Table of Contents

New Skins

To kick off the 5.20 PBE cycle, we have three new 1350 tier skins for BrandKassadin, and Vi! While these new skins may seem spooky or out of this world, be aware they are NOT related to the Harrowing!

Spirit Fire Brand

1350 RP
Here's Galetta with a bugs & feedback thread for Spirit Fire Brand:
"Spirit Fire Brand will purify his enemies within a blazing inferno and and their souls will feed the flame! This skin includes:
  • New model and textures!
  • New recall animation!
  • New particles!
  • New spell and recall SFX!
This skin will be 1350RP. (pricing on PBE is subject to change) 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Spirit Fire Brand and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well! 
See you on the Rift!"

Cosmic Reaver Kassadin

1350 RP

[Video out of date as of 10/1 Update - Video from 10/6 here.]

[NOTE: While Cosmic Reaver Kassadin will be available on all servers, it is the regionally-inspired skin for OCE! Check out this post for more information.]

Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Cosmic Reaver Kassadin:
"From the infinite void of space, Cosmic Reaver Kassadin calls forth his power from the stars themselves! Your magic is powerless against him! 
Check out all his new cosmic, starry stuff!
  • Completely new model (starry cosmos dude!)
  • New particles for abilities! (oo, so sparkly)
  • New recall! (it's the Southern Cross constellation!)
  • New audio abilities (so spaaaceeeyyyy) 
1350RP * prices subject to change 
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on Cosmic Reaver Kassadin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :]
See you on the Rift!"

Demon Vi

1350 RP

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Demon Vi:
"They'll never know what hit 'em when Demon Vi makes her way through the Rift! 
Let's get to the fun part! Demon Vi is 1350 RP* and includes -
  • New model and texture
  • New particles - including wings and a tail!
  • New sound effects
  • Voice processing
  • New recall animation 
Demon Vi is now available to play on PBE! Please note that PBE content is still a work in progress! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, as well as constructive feedback, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you've got any questions, post 'em here, and we'll do our best to answer them. 
*PBE prices are subject to change."

Updated Skin Splash Art

This cycle also includes five updated splash arts for previously released skins, including Vandal BrandFrosted EzrealAssassin Master YiChosen Master Yi, and Jade Dragon Wukong.

Vandal Brand

[For comparison:  OLD vs NEW]

Frosted Ezreal

[OLD vs NEW]

Assassin Master Yi

[For comparison: OLD vs NEW]

Chosen Master Yi

[For comparison: OLD vs NEW]

Jade Dragon Wukong

[OLD vs NEW]

One For All: Summoner's Rift on the PBE!

One for All: Summoner's Rift, our very first game mode, is now back on the PBE for testing and will be returning to live in 5.20! Since the last time One for All: Summoner's Rift was live,  AzirBardKalistaTahm Kench and several other champions & reworks have all been released - just imagine the sort of shenanigans can five of each of those bring the returning game mode!

Here's L4T3NCY with more information on One for All: Summoner's Rift now that is back on the PBE as well as a listed of champions they'll be testing specifically on the PBE to get ready for live.
"Heya ^.^/ 
It’s been awhile since we saw the original One For All on Summoner’s Rift. A number of new champs have come out since its last run so we thought: why not bring back the OFA funtimes? :D 
A bit of trivia for those of you collecting random League knowledge: One For All was the very first featured game mode we ever made (almost 2 years ago this month!) o.O 
One For All is a 5v5 battle played on SR where everyone on your team uses the same champion, decided by a vote during champ select. Some champs have amazing synergy with themselves (Kalista? Kalista! :D) so enjoy exploring the possibilities. 
There’s been quite a few new champions (and many others reworked) since the last time we did OFA. We’d like some help from you guys specifically testing out the following champions here on PBE before the mode goes live. We’ll be temporarily disabling all other champions in OFA for the first few days on PBE, just to help focus the initial testing on these below champs. 
  • Azir
  • Bard
  • Brand
  • Darius
  • Kalista
  • Kassadin
  • Kennen
  • Kindred
  • Ekko
  • Fiora
  • Gangplank
  • Garen
  • Gnar
  • Morde
  • Mundo
  • Rek'Sai
  • Rumble
  • Ryze
  • Skarner
  • Tahm Kench
  • Tristana
  • Twitch
  • Vi
  • Zilean
To reiterate, when OFA goes live, ALL champions will be available to play. We’re just limiting the pool here on PBE to help focus testing on the newer script-worked champs. 
Thanks guys. Now to try out that matryoshka Tahm Kench. :D"


  • While her gameplay remains the same, Riot Stephiroth has posted a thread regarding a Kalista script update. This is an "under the hood" change rather than something you would be able to feel in-game.
  • The bar color on the upper right of the client has been changed. Instead of a dark purple, it is now teal.

Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.

  • Decimate (Q) Blade Width reduced to 220 from 270 [source].
  • Apprehend (E) slow reduced to 40% from 90%

Dr. Mundo
  • Burning Agony (W) [NOTE: There are no actual changes to the total damage or health cost of this ability but it now ticks twice per second instead of just once - source.]
    • Masochism (E) [few changes, now makes next attack also deal increased damage.]
      • "Dr. Mundo deals an additional (+ 5% total Health) damage on his next basic attack and increased attack damage for 5 seconds. Dr. Mundo gains an additional [+0.4/.55/.7/.85/1] attack damage for each percentage of health he is missing."
      • [This is an auto attack reset] 

    • Dark Frenzy (W) .Mana cost increased to 40 from 0.

    • Grand Challenge (R) now heals for [between 2 to 5 seconds based on number of Vitals hit] down from [5 seconds].


      • Noxious Trap (R) [judging by files, ARM time for shrooms reduced to 1 second from 1.5. The in-game tooltip has not been changed.]
      • Noxious Trap (R) recharge time reduced to 34/28/22 from 35/31/27

      • Base attack damage lowered to 50.46 from 53.46


      Aegis of the Legion
      • [TOOLTIP FIX] Buff tooltip updated to reflect the removal of Health Regen from 5.16

      Guinsoo's Rageblade
      • [No changes vs live. For context, early on the 5.20 cycle an experimental set of Guinsoo's Rageblade changes were on the PBE. They went out too early and were Reverted in the 9/30 update.]

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