8/12 PBE Update: Academy splash art, new Summoner icons, updated Item icons, and Mordekaiser Ability icons

Posted on at 12:33 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes the Academy skins splash art, four new summoner icons, new item icons for Ravenous Hydra, Titanic Hydra, and Sterak's Gage, new ability icons for Mordekaiser, 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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Academy Splash Art

The shared splash art for the upcoming Academy Ahri, Academy Darius, Academy Ekko, and Academy Vladimir skins is now on the PBE!

Academy Ekko and Academy Vladimr use a flipped version of the splash on their champion pages.

Check our our 5.16 PBE megathread for a look at these upcoming skins in-game!

New Summoner Icons

We also have four new summoner icons - "Arcade Sona Poro", Final Boss Veigar's staff, Blitzcrank & Poro, and one of Dragon.

New item icons

The two new items this cycle, Sterak's Gage & Titanic Hydra, now have their own unique icons!

Sterak's Gage

Titanic Hydra
Ravenous Hydra's icon has also been updated!

Ravenous Hydra

Sterak's Gage VFX

Speaking of the new items, here's a video of Sterak's Gage in-game:

Mordekaiser Ability Icons

To go along with his champion update, Mordekaiser has a brand new set of ability icons.
[Passive, Q, W, E, R]

Mordekaiser also has a few extra icons for his various spells effects - these will be on the buff bar.
 [Q2, Q3, W2, R - Dragon]


  • Instead of only dimming the portrait, there is now also a ? on the scoreboard beside the name of anyone who is currently not visible. 

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.


  • Lightslinger (Passive) second shot damage increased to 30/40/50/60% AD at level 1/6/11/16 from 30/40/50% AD at level 1/7/13
  • [NOTE: Actually from an earlier PBE update but missed it. woops!]

Dead Man's Plate
  • Armor reduced to 50 from 55

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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