Current PBE Changes



Last Updated on 11/21 with the 11/21 PBE Update

( With the release of patch 4.19 to live on November 20th, we started the new (4.21?) PBE cycle )

Previous PBE Cycles


Below you will find a comprehensive list of balance changes/game additions for the current PBE cycle.

These new changes and additions are relative to what things currently are on live servers and are

EXTREMELY TENTATIVE!

(They often do not represent the final changes that get pushed to live servers.)


Balance changes for this cycle (so far) can be found at the bottom of this page

New Content list for this PBE cycle:


11/19 PBE Update
  • Five new skins
  • Six new poro icons
  • new SR music

    11/21 PBE Update

    • Winter Wonder Orianna
    • Shen, Malphite, Xin Zhao, Wukong texture rebalance





    ( Note: Some images may be out dated! )

    (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

    New Skins

    This Cycle includes FIVE new skins, including three Snowdown skins for MalzaharOrianna, and Sejuani and two new Blood Moon themed skins for Elise and Thresh!

     Snow Day Malzahar

    975 RP
    [Textures on this recall poro are a little messed up!]

    Here's Galetta with a bugs & feedback thread for Snow Day Malzahar:
    "The void is pretty cold this time of year.... 
    Snow Day Malzahar is bundled up and ready to face the elements! Make sure to grab some hot coco and snuggle up to your poro voidling because it's gonna be a cold one. 
    This skin includes:
    • All new model with winter gear!
    • New snowy void particles!
    • New recall animation!
    • New poro voidling!
    This skin will be 975rp.
    Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Snow Day Malzahar 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, and don't forget to bring a jacket!"


     Winter Wonder Orianna

    975 RP

    Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Winter Wonder Orianna!
    "As the winter winds howl, it's time to bundle up, as Forecast Janna would say! It's important to dress warm, especially when venturing on the Howling Abyss to feed Poro Snax to a poro - or maybe one for each of them, if you're feeling generous! 
    Looks like Winter Wonder Orianna has that covered, and is ready for battle in even the coldest of places. (Yes, even Freljord!) 
    Winter Wonder Orianna will be available for 975 RP and includes:
    • All new model and texture - she's decked out in cute winter gear! Oh, and did I mention her ball is a mechanical poro?!
    • All new particles - full of snowflakes and wintery shimmer, and a poro shield for extra protection against the cold of the Howling Abyss, and of course, enemies!
    • All new recall - the dance of the sugar plum poros! :D 
    Winter Wonder Orianna is is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you've got any questions, post 'em here, and we'll do our test to answer them! 
    NOTE: (Nov. 19) Winter Wonder Orianna isn't ready to play just yet. Please hang tight!"

     Poro Rider Sejuani

    975 RP

    Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Poro Rider Sejuani!
    "Poro Rider Sejuani and her mega Poro steed has charged into the PBE to show us who the true ruler of the Freljord is! (The Poro, of course!) 
    How can you resist the fluffiness, the floppy tongue, the sparkly eyes! I NEED DIS IN MY LIFE.
    • Completely new model (Big fluffy mega Poro! And a Poro Snack on a string!)
    • Poro Snack Bola for her ultimate! (Frozen for maximum damage!)
    • New recall! (A little poro pops out and plays with the mega Poro :D)
    • New audio for her abilities and recall! ( -insert poro noises here- ) 
    As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on the new Poro Rider Sejuani skin! 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!
    (rides off into a wintery sunset on a mega Poro)"

     Blood Moon Thresh

    975 RP
    Here's Galetta with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Thresh:
    "The blood moon rises... 
    Thresh's ghostly visage has appeared once more on the PBE..... He stalks the rift under the faint glow of the blood moon, seeking out his next victim. This skin includes: 
    • All new model with a ghostly white Kabuki inspired mask!
    • All new Kabuki inspired recall!
    • All new blood red particles! 
    This skin will be 975rp. 
    Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Blood Moon Thresh 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!"

     Blood Moon Elise

    975 RP

    Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Elise!
    "The Spider Queen emerges once more after molting into her new skin - Blood Moon Elise. Don't let her beautiful appearance fool you. Elise's beauty and grace mask her deadly, predatory nature. 
    Blood Moon Elise will be available for 975 RP and includes:
    • All new model and texture which include deep pinks and golds with purple and blue accents on her human and spider forms, as well as her spiderlings!
    • All new particles that utilize deep pinks and purples with white accents! (Oooh, ahhh!)
    • New recall animations for both her human and spider forms! 
    Blood Moon Elise is is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you've got any questions, post 'em here, and we'll do our test to answer them!"

    New Summoner Icons

    This cycle also includes SEVEN new summoner icons, featuring poros that appear to be from different regions around Runeterra! No details on availability just yet!






    Texture Rebalances

    We also have another set of texture rebalances in this patch! These texture changes are aimed at bringing older champions and skins in line with the current art style and will not be replacing other, more significant visual updates that might be planned down the road.

    Malphite


    Shamrock Malphite

    Coral Reef Malphite

    Marble Malphite

    Obsidian Malphite


    Shen


    Frozen Shen

    Yellow Jacket Shen


    Surgeon Shen

    Blood Moon Shen

    Warlord Shen



    Wukong


    Volcanic  Wukong

    General Wukong

    Jade Dragon Wukong



    Xin Zhao


    Commando Xin Zhao

    Imperial Xin Zhao

    Viscero Xin Zhao

    Winged Hussar Xin Zhao


    New Summoner's Rift Music

    The new Summoner's Rift music is also now on the PBE!

    Since it is difficult to showcase how it plays organically, here's a video of all of the different sequences and transitions located in the games files.


    Miscellaneous 


    vLemon has posted a heads up regarding code changes to Summoner spells. These are NOT going to change their function but may lead to issues:
    "Hey guys,
    We made some changes to the code that is run when you cast your summoner spells. Our changes shouldn't change the behavior of summoner spells (or anything else in the game), however if you notice any issues with:
    • Casting summoner spells
    • Casting summoner spells, while channeling
    • Casting summoner spells, right after or while casting an ability etc.
    feel free to let us know!"

    You no longer need to sell your old vision trinket to switch to a new one - all you need to do is choose another from the shop.


    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.

    Champions

    Cassiopeia
    • [More context and information on these changes available in Stashu's thread!]
    • Base damage  increased to 52.376 from 50.376
    • Base mana regen per second increased to 1.672 from 1.2
    • Mana Regen Per Second Per Level lowered from 0.16 to 0.15
    • Aspect of the Serpent (Passive)
    • No longer stacks on poisoned unit kill or on Twin Fang casts on enemy champions.
    • Now, stacks once every 6 seconds (10 times per minute) and for every second that an enemy champion is poisoned.
    • [Context from Stashu: Stack breakpoints adjusted to 100 / 250 / 500. Overall, these are hit sooner than the old 75/200/400 based on the new mechanics, but are definitely still up for discussion.]
    • Noxious Blast (Q)
    • Movement speed buff  now 20% at all ranks from 10/15 /20/25 /30%.
    • [Context from Stashu: Delay changed to actually function as intended (previously hitting between 0.25 and 0.5s). Now has a 0.4s delay. With the reliability changes, it was a bit too reliable, so we set the delay at 0.4.]
    • Twin Fang (E)
    • Mana cost changed to 35/45/55/65/75 from 30/45/60/75/90.
    • Now adds a debuff on the target which amplifies further poison damage by 25% for 5 seconds, stacks up to 2 times (50%).
    • AP Ratio changed to 0.55 at all ranks from 0.4/0.45/0.5/0.55/0.6
    • [Context from Stashu: Since we're adding damage elsewhere on the kit (mostly through this debuff), we decided to take a bit out of Twin Fang's late game.


    Cho'Gath
    • Feast (R) now reads " If it kills a minion or monster, 50% of the cooldown and mana cost are refunded."
    • Feast (R) cooldown increased to 80 at all ranks from 60 at all ranks.


    Fiddlesticks
    • Dread (Passive) is no longer an auraNow reads "Fiddlesticks' spells and attacks reduce his target's Magic Resistance by 10 for 3 seconds."
    • Dark Wind (E)  silence duration increased to 1.25 from 1.2
    • Dark Wind (E) can no longer apply silence to the same target more than once per cast.


    Kalista
    • Sentinel (W) mana cost lowered to 20 at all ranks from 25

    Nocturne
    • Unspeakable Horror (E) now includes "Passive: Nocturne gains massively increased movement speed toward feared enemies"
    • [Note: With base movement speed, his speed is briefly increased from 345 to 558 when running towards feared enemies. Video demo here.]


    Items

    Guardian Angel
    • Magic resist increased to 50 from 40.
    • Total price increased by 100, from 2750g to 2850g
    • Now Builds out of Negatron Cloak + Chain Vest + 1250g.



    Negatron Cloak
    • Has been added back to the game! It now builds out of Null Magic + 350g and ONLY builds into Guardian Angel.




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