9/12 PBE Update: First Batch of Texture rebalancing, FNATIC Janna Bird, Worlds 2014 Summoner Icons, and more!

Posted on at 1:28 PM by Moobeat
[Don't forget to check out the Garen passive changes!]

The PBE has been updated! The bulk of today's content comes in the forum of TEXTURE REBALANCING for over four forty champions and skins! You'll also find a new bird for FNATIC Janna, summoner icons for the 2014 World Championship, tweaks to a few champion portraits, tentative changes to Garen's passive, and much 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. )

FNATIC Janna Update

The little bird that floats around FNATIC Janna as a part of her W now has it's own FNATIC colors!
For a better look at FNATIC Janna and the four other FNATIC themed skins on the PBE, check out our PBE summary post for 4.17!

Worlds 2014 Summoner Icons

An icon for each of the World Championship 2014 teams (except Samsung White and Blue who share an icon) has been added to the PBE! No details yet on availability.

Champion Icon Updates

Cassiopeia, Akali, and Orianna have all received slight changes to their new icons that first hit the PBE last cycle. Each has slight position or color changes!

Texture Rebalancing

The mass texture rebalancing has begun! While full details can be found in [[THIS THREAD]], Riot is aiming to tweak and improve the textures and nearly every champion and skin released before 2013 so that they better fit in with the current art style of the game and the upcoming Summoner's Rift update! Please note that while these will be upgrades to current textures, these Texutre rebalances will not all be as extravagant as what we normally refer to as TUs / Texture Updates.

The first batch is in today's update and includes TWELVE champions and  most of their respective skins. Keep in mind that some will be more significant than others! The OLD PICTURES ON LEFT and the NEW TEXTURE REBALANCED ARE ON RIGHT.


 [ very minor ]

Dynasty Ahri

Midnight Ahri

*Nothing for Popstar or Foxfire


Stinger Akali

Crimson Akali

All-Star Akali

Nurse Akali

Blood Moon Akali


 [ minor ]

Freljord Ashe

Sherwood Forest Ashe

Woad Ashe

Queen Ashe

Amethyst Ashe

*Nothing for Heartseeker Ashe


UFO Corki
Hot Rod Corki
Urf Rider Corki

* Nothing for Tob, Dragonwing Corki, or Red Baron Corki.


Royal Guard Fiora

[Sword seems a little WIPy]

Nightraven Fiora
[Sword seems a little WIPy]

*Nothing for Headmistress


Enchanted Galio

Hextech Galio

Commando Galio

Gatekeeper Galio


*Nothing for his other skins yet.


Wicked LeBlanc

Prestigious LeBlanc

Mistletoe LeBlanc


Valkyrie Leona

Defender Leona

Iron Solari Leona

*Nothing for Pool Party Leona


Abyssal Nautilus
Subterranean Nautilus
*Nothing for AstroNautilus


Gothic Orianna

Sewn Chaos Orianna

Bladecraft Orianna

*Nothing for TPA Orianna


Runeborn Xerath

Battlecast Xerath
*Nothing for Scorched Earth Xerath

[Bug] Cone abilities not working.

Here's vLemon with a note on cone abilities not functioning properly in this build:
"Hey guys, 
When the PBE comes up you might notice that some cone abilities don't deal damage. We are aware of the issue and we have a fix for it, which sadly didn't make it in time for today's PBE deploy. However, we will be deploying the fix on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience and have a good weekend."

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.

  • Perseverance (Passive) now also includes
  •  "At level 11 damage from non-epic monsters will no longer stop Perseverance."
  • At level 16 the power of Perseverance is increased". 

  • At 11, cooldown decreased to 6 seconds and health per second increased to .8%
  • At 16, cooldown decreases to 4 seconds and health per second increases to 2%


[ Remember, Soraka currently has a gameplay update testing on the PBE! These change are relative to that NOT to her live values ]
  • Movement speed lowered to 325 from 345 
  • Base armor lowered to 17 from 18
  • Starcall (Q) mana cost lowered to 70/75/80/85/90 from 70/80/90/100/110
  • Astral Infusion (W) top end self heal lowered to 40/60/80/100/120 down from 50/70/90/110/130
  • Equinox (E) mana cost increased to 70 at all ranks from 60
  • Equinox (E) damage on both ends lowered to 60/80/100/120/140 from 80/100/120/140/160
  • Equinox (E) now specifies it does damage to enemy CHAMPIONS instead of enemies

  • Buster Shot (R)  cooldown increased to 100/85/70 from 60 at all ranks

  • Each tier Hex Core now gives 20 base AP per upgrade, down from 25.  As a result, Perfect Hex Core now down to 60 base AP from 75 AP.

Infinity Edge
  • Total price increased to 3950g from 3800g

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 on the PBE  for testing!

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