11/12 PBE Update: Dragon Trainer Tristana login, Rift Herald Spawn Updated, Balance changes & more!

Posted on at 12:23 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue on the 5.23 PBE cycle, we have a login theme for Dragon Trainer Tristana, Illaoi's champion select quote, tweaks to a few of the new skins this cycle, a new spawn animation for Rift Herald, and several tentative balance changes!
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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Dragon Trainer Tristana Login

To go along with the upcoming Dragon Trainer Tristana skin, we also have a new login theme!

Illaoi Champion Select Quote

Following her PBE debut in the 11/10 Update, Illaoi's champion select quote has been added to the PBE!
"I'm not big on sermons, broken bones teach better lessons"

Skin Tweaks

As usual, we have a few tweaks to the new skins currently testing on the PBE!

Void Bringer Illaoi - slight texture changes to armor, holds sphere closer now. [New vs Old]
Braum Lionheart - Textures on shield shaped up. minor color tweaks  [New vs Old]
Dragon Trainer Tristana - hair brightened slightly. [New vs Old]

Be sure to check out our earlier PBE coverage for a better look at Illaoi and the seven new skins on the PBE!

Rift Herald Spawn Updated

Rift Herald's spawn has been updated and he now jumps out of a mysterious void portal.


  • Several champions & skins have had their model sizes adjusted! [s]
    • Hard to do proper examples of these size changes easily but here's a side by side of Malphite who has increased in size.
    • While not a definitive list, here's a few that have increased or decreased to some degree:
      • increased in size: Dr. Mundo, Malphite, Olaf, Rammus, Renekton, Shen
      • decreased in size: Azir, Kassadin, Rengar, Rumble, Sion, Soraka, Syndra
    • Ququroon has noted over 40 champions + skins will be affected [s] and that for the most part they are "feel things" rather than being particularly noticeable. [s]
  • Summoner's Rift Banners for the 2015 ALL-STAR Team Fire and Team Ice have been added. For those who may be unaware, these are decorations used during esports events!

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.

  • Death timer changes back.
    • [Increase time starts at 10 minutes from 35 minutes]
    • [% decreased to 0.5% from 2%]
    • Reinboom noted: "These are still in iteration (so not final). We're investigating making the mid game more threatening with minimal changes to late."

  • End of the Line (Q) 
    • Initial damage reduced to 55/70/85/100/115 from 60/80/100/120/140
    • Secondary damage reduced to 85/145/205/265/325 from 90/155/220/285/350

  • Base AD up to 57.46 from 54.46
  • Base attack speed to 0.665 from 0.625
  • Bio-Arcane Barrage (W) [ total AD ratio increased to 1.5% per 100 AD from 1.25%]

Miss Fortune
  • Love Tap (Passive) tooltip now mentions it now does 50% vs turrets.
    • [NOTE: There is no effect change just a clarification!]

  • Attack range reverted to 125 from 175

  • Harrier (Passive) 
    • Damage Changed - now deals [ (10 + 5 per level) base damage + (114% + 2% per level) total AD] up from [150% total AD]
  • Blinding Assault (Q) has several changes
    • Renamed to Blinding Assault from Aerial Assault.
    • Base damage changed to 15/45/75/105/135 from 20/45/70/95/120.
    • AP Ratio increased to .5 from .35.
    • Total AD ratio increased to 0.8/0.9/1.0/1.1/1.2  from 0.7/0.75/0.8/0.85/0.9.
    • REMOVED: No longer refunds half the CD if Q kills target.
    • REMOVED: Damage bonus based on missing health removed.
    • NEW EFFECT: Now reduces hit enemy's vision radius dramatically for 2 seconds.


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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