2/28 PBE Update: Heimer Champ Select Quote, AO Varus Passive VFX, & several tentative balance changes

Posted on at 12:59 PM by Moobeat
[ Update: Be sure to check back over the Annie changes for an additional change to her Q ]

The PBE has been updated! In addition to the Heimer VU skins all being unlocked for testing, Arctic Ops Varus has new particles for his passive's attack speed buff, Heimerdinger has an updated champion selection quote, new minion aggro vfx, and tentative balance changes for Annie, Maokai, Nautilus, and Sivir!
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. )

Heimer VU skins unlocked for testing

Note: If you got on the PBE yesterday eager to try out some of Heimerdingers skins but couldn't get the legacy skins ( Alien and Snowmerdinger ) unlocked, they are all now available in the shop for 1 IP for testing purposes!

Here's Riot Blackrook with confirmation:
"As promised, all skins affected by this VU are available for 1 IP until they go live. The two Legacy skins are also available."

Arctic Ops Varus Updates

Arctic Ops Varus, an upcoming skin currently testing on the PBE, now has a blue glow to his passive's attack speed buff.

Heimerdinger Champion Selection Quote

Heimerdinger's new champion selection quote ( to go along with his VU ) is here and it's an updated version of his current "INDEED! A WISE CHOICE!" 

Minion / Monster Aggro VFX

There are new particles that show up above minions and monsters heads when they are aggroed to you.

They are very small.

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.

NOTE: Seeing mention of "TrapLimiter" for Shaco and Teemo. Don't see anything in game, may be related to an upcoming featured gameplay mode..

  • Disintegrate ( Q ) damage changed to 80/115/150/185/220 ( + .8 AP ) from 85/125/165/205/245 ( +.7 AP )
  • Disintegrate ( Q ) cooldown now reduced by [ appears to be half ] if you last hit a minion with it. Still refunds mana. 
  • Incinerate ( W ) damage changed to 70/115/160/205/250 ( + .85 AP ) from 80/130/180/230/280 ( + .75 AP )
  • Summon Tibbers ( R ) damage changed to 175/300/425 ( +.8 AP ) from 200/325/450 ( + .7 AP )

  • Arcane Smash ( Q ) mana cost lowered to 45 at all ranks from 55 at all ranks.
  • Vengeful Maelstrom ( R ) mana cost changed to 80 Mana + 20 Mana per second from 75 mana + 35 mana per second

  • Titan's Wrath ( W ) cooldown lowered to 18 at all ranks from 22/21/20/19/18
  • Titan's Wrath ( W ) shield increased to 15% of his bonus health from 10% of his bonus health

  • Boomerang Blade ( Q ) reduced damage for subsequent targets at 15% from 10%
  • Ricochet ( W ) mana cost increased to 60 at all ranks from 40 at all ranks
  • Spell Shield ( E ) mana restore increased to 80/95/110/125/140 from 60/75/90/105/120

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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