4/13 PBE Update: Recurve Bow changes, Baron Summoner Icon, new Blitz, Garen, PP Leona Chroma up for testing, & more

Posted on at 12:15 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes changes to Recurve bow and several items associated with it, an updated Q for Master Arcanist Ziggs, the new Garen, Blitzcrank, & Pool Party Leona chroma packs up for testing, an update to Noxus Poppy's texture rebalance, a new Baron summoner icon, & 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. )

Table of Contents

Skin Updates

Master Arcanist Ziggs, an upcoming 1350 RP skin currently testing on the PBE, has received changes to his Q's visual effects in today's update. The Q is now much darker and has a distinct trail.

Here's a brief video of the updated Q in action:

Check out our comprehensive 5.8 PBE post for a better look at this and other upcoming skins!

New Summoner Icon

A new summoner icon featuring the fearsome Baron Nashor has been added. No details yet on availability. 

Chroma Packs

While shop assets & previews debuted in the 4/10 PBE Update, in-game assets the new Garen, Blitzcrank, and Pool Party Leona chroma packs - new 590 RP bundles of three different color variations for skins or champions - have been in added today's patch and they are now available in the PBE shop for testing.

Blitzcrank: Steel Chroma Pack

590 RP

Garen: Noble Chroma Pack

590 RP

Pool Party Leona: Dawn Chroma Pack

590 RP

Be sure to check out our comprehensive 5.8 PBE post a look at the Lucian and Dragon Fist Lee Sin chromas added earlier in the cycle and more information on this new content type.

Texture Rebalances

Noxus Poppy's texture rebalance from earlier this cycle has been updated with a few changes, including a change to her skin tone and returning her hair to black instead of dark brown.
Check out our earlier PBE coverage for a look at texture rebalances for the other Poppy skins, as well as TRs for Lux, Shyvana, Teemo, and Shaco!


  • Few new sound files for when you rank up your Champion Mastery have been added:

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.


[NOTE: Looks like the AIR client only changes from 4/10 have all been added in today's update but we also have a few more new air client only changes in this one! heed to the notes!]

  • Caretaker's Shrine (W) [looks like it now lists how many shrines are active on tooltip]
Dr. Mundo
  • As promised, Dr. Mundo's Adrenaline Rush (Passive) and Sadism(R) now list exactly much health they restore instead of just saying the %.
  • Creeping Death (W) now includes "If Mordekaiser targets himself, Creeping Death will try to target the nearest Ally champion."
  • [Note: Looks to be air client only atm, ]
  • Blood Boil (W) now includes "If Nunu targets himself, Blood Boil will try to target the nearest Ally champion."
  • [Note: Looks to be air client only atm]
  • Rune Prison (W) root duration changed to .75/1/1.25/1.5/1.75 from 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5
  • Rune Prison (W) CD lowered to 14 seconds at all ranks from 17.5 seconds.
  • [Note: Looks to be air client only atm, ]

  • [Bug Fix] Looks like Twitch can now properly deal damage to Nexus and Inhibitors while Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat (R) is active.
  • [Note: This was added in an earlier update this cycle. Meddler has confirmed the bug fix on on the boards.]

[NOTE: The following Champion changes denoted with (**): were first documented in the 4/10 PBE update as air client only changes. As of today's update they are in-game and ready for testing. ]

  • **Void Spike (W) health recovered increased to 60/85/110/135/165 from 40/70/100/130/160

  • **HP growth reduced to 90 from 96

  • **Base HP reverted to 558 from 506
  • **HP growth reverted to 86 from 75
  • **Overload (Q) damage increased to 65/90/115/140/165 from 55/80/105/130/155
  • **Spell Flux (E) secondary targets increased to 6 from 4

  • **Soul Furnace (W) HP scaling on shield reduced to 6/7/8/9/10% from 10% at all levels
  • **Soul Furnace (W) reactivation time increased to 3 seconds from 2

Blade of the Ruined King
  • Now builds out of Bilgewater CutlassRecurve Bow instead of two Daggers.
  • Total cost unchanged, Recipe price adjusted.
Enchantment: Devourer
  • Now builds out of HM Update + Recurve bow instead of two Daggers.
  • Total cost unchanged, Recipe price adjusted.
Recurve Bow
  • Is now a recipe item that builds out of [Dagger + Dagger + 200 gold].
  • Total cost increased to 1100g from 900g.
  • Now includes "UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks deal an additional 10 physical damage on hit."
Runaan's Hurricane
  • UNIQUE passive's bolts now deals (.5 AD) from 10 + (.5 AD) to up to 2 enemies near the target.
  • New UNIQUE Passive added - "Basic attacks deal an additional 10 physical damage on hit."
Wit's End
  • Total cost unchanged, Recipe price adjusted. 

Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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