5/14 PBE Update: River Spirit Nami Updates, New S. Icon

Posted on at 10:53 AM by Moobeat
[ Update: A second patch to fix the shop issues just went out! Soraka also got more changes. ]

The PBE has been updated! River Spirit Nami has been updated with more vivid colors, we have a mysterious new summoner icon, and there are several tentative balance changes for Blitzcrank, Malzahar, Soraka, Tristana and more!
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. )

[ Fixed ] In-Game Store Not Working

Here's Riot Feithen with a heads up that the in-game store ( where you buy items for your champion ) is not working in today's build.
"Hi folks, 
This morning after our deploy we discovered that the in-game store is not working; it's not possible to buy any items. We're working on a fix and hope to deploy it out later. Until then, we appreciate anybody who's still helping test in "ultra badass mode"... if you can win without items, you're pretty awesome. :) 
Update 12:13 PDT - We are testing the fix now"  

As of the second patch, this issue has been fixed! 

River Spirit Nami Updates

The upcoming River Spirit Nami skin has had it's in-game colors brightened to better match her splash art!

Here's a comparison between the original colors and the ones in today's update.
The lily pads have also been updated. LILY PAD VU. 

Here's a full set of updated shots:

New Summoner Icon

A mysterious new summoner icon was added in today's build. No details yet on availability.

Battle Boost Store Image

A store image was added for the new "Battle Boost", a One for All: Mirror Mode exclusive feature that grants everyone on your team a one game IP boost and temporary access to a champion's available skins. No details yet on why it was added - the new graphic does not show up in the OfA:MM lobby.

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.

[Context: Besides Soraka, these buffs are "modernize" changes mentioned in the 4.8 patch forecast ]

    • Rocket Grab ( Q ) mana cost lowered to 100 at all ranks from 120
    • Static Field ( R ) mana cost lowered to 100 at all ranks from 150

    • Feast ( R ) cast ranged increased to 175 from 150
    • Feast ( R ) [ cast time appears to be lowered to .25 from .5 ]

    • Nether Grasp ( R ) mana cost lowered to 100 at all ranks from 150 at all ranks.

    • Starcall ( Q ) damage lowered to 50/75/100/125/150 40/65/90/115/140 from 60/95/130/165/200
    • [Context: Second patch lowered the values to 40/65/90/115/140 from 50/75/100/125/150 ] 
    • Starcall ( Q ) Astral Blessing Cooldown reduction on champion hit increased to  5/8/11/14/17%  5/7.5/10/12.5/15 from 5/6.5/7.5/8.75/10
    • [Conext: Second patch lowered the values to 5/7.5/10/12.5/15% from 5/8/11/14/17% 
    • Infuse ( E ) tooltip now states enemy cast costs 50 mana.
    • Rapid Fire ( Q ) cooldown lowered to 16 from 20 at all ranks

    Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the links below !

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