9/24 PBE Update: Sion Splash, Dunkmaster Darius, Ravenborn LeBlanc, Championship Shyvana, and Underworld Wukong

Posted on at 3:41 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated with a ton of new content! In addition to a new splash art for the Sion relaunch, we also have four new skins: Dunkmaster Darius, Ravenborn LeBlanc, Championship Shyvana, and Underworld Wukong!
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. )

New Splash Art - Sion

If you haven't guessed it by now, the REBORN promotion has been hinting towards a Sion relaunch and his updated splash is now on the PBE! Only his updated base splash art, which is significantly different, is up at the moment. Nothing related to his in-game visuals or gameplay update is here just yet. SOON.

New Skins

Today's patch features four new skins! After his official skin preview earlier today, the long awaited Dunkmaster Darius is finally here, along with two Harrowing skins - Ravenborn LeBlanc and Underworld Wukong - and the Championship Shyvana skin!

Dunkmaster Darius

1820 RP
Before we hop into the rest of the ability previews, here's a preview of Dunkmaster Darius and his eight minutes of voiceover, including unique lines for champions and item purchases!

For his R, Dunkmaster Darius has several different styles of dunk!

Ravenborn LeBlanc

975 RP
and her R's mimic version of the spells are all purple!

and here's RiotBaconhawk with a bugs and feedback thread for Ravenborn LeBlanc!
"The Black Rose has never looked more mysterious than right here with LeBlanc's new Ravenborn skin! Here's what's changed for this skin from her base: 
  • New model Gorgeous new dress and raven staff
  • New effects All new spooky VFX, to include the ball of energy on her staff & all abilities. Purple VFX for her ult abilities.
  • New recall We put a bird on it. :D
  • New sounds All new SFX on abilities and recall!
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on her! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. (copypasta'd this line again) 
Tricky, aren't you."

Underworld Wukong

1350 RP
 [Q Animation busted]
As noted on the PBE thread, he's currently INCOMPLETE and missing VO, sounds, and vfx!

Here's Galetta with a bugs and feedback thread for Underworld Wukong!
"The Harrowing approaches..... 
Underworld Wukong appears from the darkness! He looks like Wukong and acts like Wukong but.....something just isn't quit right. This skin will be 1350rp and includes:
  • All new model with dark armor and a new beard! 
  • New spectral VO filter!
  • All new spectral particles!
  • New recall animation! 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Underworld Wukong and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well, and definitely give him a go on the Summoner’s Rift Update!
See you on the Rift! 
Note: Underworld Wukong's recall animation and it's accompanying SFX, and partciles are still very WIP. We are still working on it but you should be seeing a fully realized recall soon! 
Note 2: His audio and most of his SFX didn't make it to PBE today, these should be in tomorrow. :3"

Championship Shyvana

975 RP

Here's Riot Ve1vet with a Bugs and Feedback thread for Championship Shyvana:
"Hey PBE! 
Championship Shyvana is descending upon PBE with...
  • New model for human and dragon form!
  • New effects all her particles follow the bright blue palette of the Championship line
  • New recall animation for human and dragon form, including the victor's pedestal
As our first line of feedback, we'd love to hear your thoughts on Shyvana and anything we may have looked over. Any bugs you may experience while playing this skin you can report here and we will tackle them ASAP. Drop us a line if you have any questions and we'll try to answer them to the best of our abilities! 

Summoner's Rift Update

The Summoner's Rift update is back up on the PBE and is ready for more testing!

Announcement Banners Rework Feedback

Here's Rayven with a feedback thread for the recent announcement banner changes!
"Hey folks, last patch we gave in-game Announcement Banners a visual update. Now we are tweaking them to simplify, improve message clarity, and generally make them more useful and less intrusive. 
On the visual front, we are scaling them down a bit, moving them up a bit, and making the background of multi-kills more transparent. 
Text-wise we are going for simple and clear while still celebrating the big moments. To achieve a cleaner game space, we are removing Summoner Names from a few messages including single kills and structure kills while leaving them in for killing streaks, which is your time to shine.
We've cleaned up a lot more, so let us know if things are clearer in your games."


There are now options to low the PING and AMBIANCE volume specifically!

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.


  • Moonfall (E) tooltip now notes that it reveals enemies hit by Moonfall.
  • [Tooltip] Absolute Zero ( R ) now lists minimum damage.


  • Unique Active now be used on allied turrets also reads "Allied turrets gain greatly increased attack speed for X seconds".
  • New UNIQUE Passive - Point Runner: Builds up to +2.5% Movement Speed over 2 seconds while near turrets

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