11/8 PBE Post: One for All testing, Maokai Lore, and more!

Posted on at 11:59 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Along with the One for All featured game mode being enabled for testing, Maokai has received an updated lore entry, Popstar Ahri got her recall updated, and several champs received tentative balance changes.
Continue reading for a better look at the latest PBE content!

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

New Maokai Lore

After the Twisted Treeline update from last year messed up his lore, Maokai has finally got his lore updated!
"Maokai was once a peaceful nature spirit dwelling in an idyllic forest, but the arrogance of humans brought an end to that life. Now he is a gnarled shadow of his former self, twisted by dark magics that defied the natural order of life and death. Infused with power he never asked for, the mighty treant has become a vengeful force of nature, sundering his enemies with wild magic and iron-hard limbs as he searches Valoran for the means to restore the Shadow Isles to its former glory. 
Before the Shadow Isles became a land of death, the islands teemed with natural life and beauty. This was never truer than in the isles' sacred forest: a paradise of thriving trees and countless species, both animal and spirit alike. When the king of the Shadow Isles ordered his sorcerers to crack open the barrier separating life and death, the forest served as a well of power the magi drank deeply from.

The sorcerers' ritual succeeded in corrupting the cycle of life and unleashing forces they could not hope to contain. Vitality seeped from every living thing in the Shadow Isles: great trees withered into gnarled husks, people warped into twisted shades, and forest spirits became hollow wisps. Maokai, the strongest spirit of the sacred forest, watched in horror as his world crumbled and died around him. He fought to mend the wound in the world, but could not halt the destruction wrought by the human folly. As the ghastly energies sought to overwhelm the great spirit, he made one last desperate attempt to preserve the life of the land. Maokai inhabited the ancient oak at the heart of the forest's spiritual power. There he gathered the essence of the isles into the tree as the corruption of undeath clawed hungrily at anything within reach. Fortified by boundless magic, Maokai could not be consumed entirely, though the spirit was not left unscathed. 
Maokai, now saturated with the essences of life and death, became fused with the ancient oak and contorted into an abomination. For ages, pain and grief were the only companions the spirit had. His boughs grew heavy as he wept at the desolation of everything he had known and loved, and his roots tore from the earth as he raged at the reckless sorcerers that had ruined his home. But all was not lost. Maokai had preserved the last vital spark remaining in the Shadow Isles, and with it, the hope of returning life to the land. 
Like moths to a flame, the tormented shades of the Shadow Isles were drawn to the living essence within Maokai. The spirit guarded the seed of life from the relentless undead, but Maokai knew he could not fend them off forever. He needed to escape the land of death his home had become, so he cast himself into the sea and trusted in nature to guide him towards a living land. There he hoped to find the means to cast out the forces of undeath and restore life to the Shadow Isles. 
Maokai --
''To defy the natural order has consequences.'' "

Popstar Ahri Updated Recall

Popstar Ahri now has a familiar tune that plays during her recall.

One of All mode enabled

One for All, the first of the new and upcoming FEATURED GAME MODES, is now available for testing!

You can queue for a normal, summoner's rift One for All or you can do a custom game on the other maps.
To select what champion your team uses, you'll do a team vote which is preceeded by a 3 ban phase.

If your team can't agree, it randomly picks one from the tied votes.

Once the game starts, It's total chaos.

Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new 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!


  • Body Slam ( E ) mana cost increased to 75 from 50 ( back to live value )

  • Consume ( Q ) heal reduced to 70/115/160/205/250 from 90/130/170/210/250
  • Consume ( Q ) cooldown decreased to 13/12/11/10/9 from 17/15/13/11/9

  • Command: Protect ( E ) has it's MR bonus back [ which was removed from the tool tip in the 11/7 PBE update ]

  • Boomerang Blade ( Q ) damage reduced to 15/40/65/90/115 from 60/105/150/195/240
  • Boomerang Blade ( Q ) damage reduction on subsequent targets lowered to 10% to 40% from 20% to 40%.
  • Boomerange Blade ( Q ) now has a 70/80/90/100/110% of TOTAL AD ratio from 1.1 BONUS AD [ for ref, this means she starts with 51 damage at rank 1, level 1 compared to 60 on live. ]


Avarice Blade
  • Now reads "May be bought with another Gold Income item"

Brace of the Mountain
  • Now named Face of the Mountain
Emblem of Zeonia
  • Now named Relic Shield
Philopsher's Pebble
  • Now named Ancient Coin
  • Passive renamed to "Scavenger" from "Harvest"

Philospher's Stone
  • Now named Nomad's Medallion
  • Passive renamed to "Scavenger" from "Harvest"
Shield of the Rakkor
  • Now named Targon's Brace
Shurelya's Reverue
  • Now named Icon of the Sun Disk
  • Passive renamed to "Scavenger" from "Harvest"

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Catch up with the links below!

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