3/6 PBE Update: Heimerdinger & Arctic Ops Varus Splash Arts, Summoner Spell Visual Updates, and more!

Posted on at 12:37 PM by Moobeat
Eureka! The PBE has been updated!

New Stuff includes: Heimerdinger updated VU splash art, Arctic Ops Varus splash art, mention of a "Night Hunter Rengar" skin ( sorry folks, no visuals yet! ), visual improvements for the Summoner Spells: Heal, Ignite, Teleport, and Barrier, changes to the Load Screen Font, tweaks to Arctic Ops Varus and Kog'Maw's particles, and several 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. )

Extended PBE Maintenance Today [03.06.2014] 12:00-5:00 PM PST

According to RiotBrightEyz on the PBE community, today's maintenance will be longer than normal:
"We expect the maintenance today to take around four hours due to hardware optimizations. We will keep you updated if the maintenance takes additional time."

New Splash Arts

Splash arts to for both Heimerdinger's visual upgrade and the upcoming Arctic Ops Varus  are here!


Arctic Ops Varus

New Skins

The Rengar skin we first heard about at in an earlier PBE patch now has a name: "Night Hunter Rengar"! There are still no tangible files to preview it though, only a name. 

Summoner Spell Changes

Several summoner spells got new visual effects and sounds in today's update!





When enemies are teleporting, the particles are red.

Font Changes

After yesterday's change,it looks like the new SpiegelBold" loading screen font has been changed again!.

Heimerdinger Icons

Heimerdinger's VU icons have been added to the AIR client!

Here's another look:

( Pasive, Q , W , E, R )
 ( Icons while ultimate is active: Q, W , E )
 ( Eureka! - Hidden , cosmetic only passive activated by getting a pentakill )

Kog'Maw Q Changes

The VFX for Kog'Maw's Q have been changed. He no longer has the big shield breaking particle to show his target is debuffed.

Arctic Ops Varus Q Skinnier

Arctic Ops Varus's Q arrow is now much skinnier than it was when we originally saw it in the 2/27 PBE Update.
Comparison between 3/6 and 2/27 iteration:

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.

  • Hiten Style ( W ) mana cost reverted back to 40 from 0
  • [Context] Back to Live Values

[ Remember: Kassadin has significant kit changes testing on the PBE! These numbers are NOT relative to live but are relative to his new, reworked kit. ]
  • Null Sphere ( Q ) AP ratio increased to .6 from .5
  • Nether Blade (  W ) AP ratio increased to .6 from .5
  • Nether Blade ( W ) mana restore changed to 4/5/6/7/8% of missing mana increasing to 20/25/30/35/40% against champions from 6/8/10/12/14% of missing mana tripling against champs. 
  • Force Pulse (  E ) AP ratio increased to .6 from .5

  • Caustic Spittle ( Q ) mana cost increased to 60 from 50
  • [Context] Remember, this ability received several changes in the 3/5 PBE Update

  • Arcane Smash ( Q ) mana cost reverted back to 55 from 45
  • [Context] Back to Live Values
  •  Vengeful Maelstrom ( R ) mana cost per second increased to 30 per second  from 20 per second
  • [Context] On live, R's mana cost is currently 75+35 per second. 

  • Base damage reverted back to 145 from 110
  • [Context] ( very likely the healing reduction was also reverted, will need to check in game )

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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