11/10 PBE Update: Maokai Visual Updates

Posted on at 1:32 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Maokai's visual updates are here, including an updated model & textures, new visual effects, for his base and all of his skins!
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. )

Maokai Visual Updates

After problems being deployed last week, Maokai's updates are now on the PBE! He's got new models and textures for most of his skins, new visual effects, and more!

Here's Ququroon has posted up a thread on the PBE boards concerning an these visual updates to Maokai!
"Branching out to the PBE is Maokai, the Twisted Treant! 
Having gone through a growth spurt, Maokai now looks and feels more like the character he was meant to be. With an updated model and texture set, crisp new visual effects, new sounds to crush your enemies with and more, this plant come to life now feels more alive than ever. As usual, all of the above affects his skins as well. 
One of the other major goals on this project was to increase visual clarity for Maokai, his allies and his enemies. His ultimate is massively powerful, but was it ever really the most noticeable? Did his snare ever really feel as effective as it actually is? Could his saplings be even more awesome? We pushed these a bit, so hopefully you'll be able to feel the effects! 
We'd really appreciate it if you'd take a look at Maokai, and hit us with any bugs and feedback that come your way. Your feedback helps to guide changes we can make, as well as helps us grow as a team. 
Between the update to Summoner's Rift and now this, it certainly is a great time for our trees.

Now for a better look!


[Face glow = passive charged]
[Visual indicator for Q slow]
[W's root]
[When Maokai's R is charged (full bonus damage), there is a new glow effect!]

Charred Maokai

Totemic Maokai

Festive Maokai

Haunted Maokai

Goalkeeper Maokai is considered "modern" and has not been updated but he does have the new vfx.

While they were first added in the 11/7 PBE update, Maokai's new ability icons are now hooked up in-game!


To go along with the removal of the cigar from his splash art, Graves champion portrait has also been updated.

Maokai's longer version lore, which was shortened in-cliet in 4.19, is also back. Nothing new.

Preseason Changes

Here's a few updates to changes from preseason:

Stalker's Blade, Poacher's Knife, Skirmisher's Sabre, Ranger's Trailblazer
  • "Passive - Jungler" mana regen increased to 5 per second while in combat with monsters from 4.
Elixir of Sorcery
  • Champion and Tower bonus true damage lowered to 25 from 40.

The turret specific item "Reinforced Armor" has been increased to 200 armor and MR when no enemy minions are nearby from 150.

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.


  •  Base armor changed to 26.5 ( +3.75 per level) from 22.72 (+4 per level)

  • Boulder Toss (Mega Q) AD ratio reduced to 1.20 from 1.25
  • [Context: This is still a net buff to his ratio vs live. The current Live ratio is currently 1.15 AD]

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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