1/31 PBE Update: New Ashe Icons

Posted on at 11:43 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Ashe has a new set of ability icons, Heartseeker Ashe has a new passive particle, and we have a few tentative balance changes!
Continue reading to check out 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. )

Team Builder back to PBE on Feb 3rd & Feb 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM PST!

Team Builder is coming back to the PBE next Monday, Feb 3rd and Tuesday, Feb 4th from 1 PM to 5 PM PST! Check this thread for more info, including what will be in the new build!

New Ashe Icons

Just like Soraka in an earlier update, Ashe has a received a new set of ability icons !

( Passive, Q , W, E , R ) 

( Debuff icon for her Q slow ) 

Her portrait has also been adjusted. It's zoomed in more and is much brighter.

Here's a comparison between the champion page on the PBE vs Live, showing off the differences in icons and the portrait:

Heartseeker Ashe Updates

The work in progress Heartseeker Ashe got a few changes in today's PBE update!

The visual effects for her passive's "bow shimmer" have been updated. They are now pink.

She also got tweaks to the sounds on a few of her abilities. No video just yet.

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.

If you are concerned about changes being reverted, see this post by Meddler:
"Changes on the PBE are there to be tested. Often, they'll test well and we'll put them in the next patch. In some cases though, such as those you're talking about, we won't be happy with things and will pull them out again, either because our goals have changed, we haven't got enough testing on them yet or we want to try a different approach. "
In a different thread , ricklessabandon also commented:
"... we're in this brief period in which we want to wrap up stuff for 4.2..." 

( Reminder: Xerath has received a kit rework in this PBE cycle )
  • Rite of the Arcane ( R ) damage increased to 190/245/300 from 180/235/290


Spirit of the Ancient Golem
  • Unique Passive Butcher returned to 30% bonus damage from 20%
  • Health returned to 350 from 400
  • [ Context:  Reverted back to live values]

Spirit of the Elder Lizard
  • Unique Passive Butcher returned to 30% bonus damage from 20%
  • Attack damage returned to 30 from 35
  • [ Context:  Reverted back to live values]

Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
  • Unique Passive Butcher returned to 30% bonus damage from 20%
  • [ Context:  Reverted back to live values]

Spirit Stone
  • Unique Passive Butcher returned to 20% bonus damage from 15
  • [ Context: Reverted back to live values]

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Catch up with the links below or check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the balance changes currently in this PBE cycle!

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