1/5 PBE Update: Minor Portrait Tweaks and Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:11 PM by Moobeat
After a long break, the a small update has been pushed to the PBE! We have several tweaks to champion portraits, a few tentative balance changes, 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. )

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Welcome back!

It's been a while since our last PBE update, so be sure to brush up on the PBE changes that are still in testing from before the break! This includes Alistar visual updates, El Tigre Braum, Challenger Ahri, new SR terrain changes, and more!

Portrait Updates

Several champion portraits have been updated with minor changes in today's update, likely to improve their readability at a glance.

Here are the NEW (on the left) vs the OLD (on the right) icons!


Ahri also has a new portrait icon to match her new splash art added earlier this PBE cycle:


The expanded Amumu story titled "Greed and Tears" has been removed from it's hidden place in the game files. :(

There are new shop icons for the three upcoming poro ward skin - Battlecast, Dragonslayer, and Underworld.
Check out our earlier PBE coverage for a preview at these new ward skins in-game!

Although they were added in an earlier update, there is a new swap system for a few different similar item instead of buying and then having to resell the entire item.This works for Boot Enchantments, Jungle Items (non enchanted), and trinkets.
 [Note: You can not swap if you put an enchantment on your jungle item, only before]

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.


  • Howling Gale (Q) width reduced to 120 from 150.
  • Movement speed lowered to 325 from 330

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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