7/24 PBE Update: Team Builder MMR, Sona & Thresh changes

Posted on at 7:51 PM by Moobeat
[7/25 Update : Those TF, Sheen, and Lich Bane changes are ONLY a tooltip change. No functional change]

A small update has been pushed to the PBE! In addition to minor Sona and Thresh balance changes, we have a new Team Builder matchmaking adjustment feature,  reverts to the launcher and the client frame, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

(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 Matchmaking Adjustment

Team Builder queues on the PBE now have a matchmaking adjustment icon that reads:
"When you try a new role of champion, Team Builder adjusts matchmaking automatically. These adjustments decrease as you gain experience."
This was one of the features announced when Team Builder was launched but was noted it would not be included with the initial release.

Sona Passive Indicator Now Grey while charging

While minor, Sona's new passive indicator is now GREY while charging and colorful when your powercord is ready to be used.

Launcher and Client Frame Update Reverted

Seems like the new Launcher and the client's top frame has been reverted, although the new landing page is still there. No official word yet on these.

Summoner's Rift Update temporarily Removed

The Summoner's Rift update has again been removed from the PBE as it will NOT BE GOING OUT IN 4.13. It will return at a later date, after the 4.13 cycle is pushed to live.

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.

  • Hymn of Valor ( Q ) bonus damage on next attack duration increased to 5 seconds from 3 seconds.
  • Aria of Perseverance ( W ) shield duration lowered to 1.5 seconds from 2 seconds.
  • [ Context: Remember that Sona currently has a reworked kit up on the PBE! A full change list and more details can be found here. ] 

  • Dark Passage ( W ) shield value increased to 60/100/140/180/220 from 60/95/130/165/200
  • [ Context: Remember the shield was nerfed in an earlier patch to only shield Thresh and one ally down from everyone in range. ]

Lich Bane, Sheen, Trinity Force
  • Unique Passive - Spellblade now has a tool tip listed cooldown of 1.5 seconds from 2 seconds. 

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 !

Reminder: The Summoner's Rift update is currently NOT on the PBE  for testing! Be back soon!

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