4/5 PBE Update: Taric Champion Update, Infernal Diana, SKT T1 World Championship skins, and more!

Posted on at 11:33 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! To kick off the 6.8 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the outrageous Taric champion update, the long awaited  Infernal Diana skin, a set of five SKT T1 skins to celebrate them as our 2015 World Champions, and much 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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Taric Champion Update

Champion updates are truly outrageous, they are truly, truly, truly outrageous! Taric's large scope champion update is now on the PBE, including new visuals, a new gameplay, updated skins, and more!

Taric, The Shield of Valoran

1350 IP / 585 RP
Here's a short video showing off Taric's updated abilities in game:

Stats & Abilities

  • Range: 150
  • Movement Speed: 340
  • Base Health: 575
  • Health Growth: 90
  • Base Health Regen: 1.2
  • Health Regen Per Sec: 0.1
  • Base Mana: 250
  • Mana Growth: 75
  • Base Mana Regen Per Sec: 1
  • Mana Regen Growth Per Sec: 0.2
  • Base Armor: 23
  • Armor Growth: 3.4
  • Magic Resist: 32.1
  • Magic Resist per level: 1.25
  • Base Attack Damage: 55
  • Attack Damage Growth: 3.5
  • Base Attack Speed: 0.625
  • Attack Speed Growth: ~
[Passive, Q, W1, W2, E, R]

Bravado (Passive):
Spellcasts empower Taric's next 2 basic attacks to deal [~15+ 5 per level] (+ 15% bonus armor) bonus magic damage, reduce his base spells' cooldowns by 1 second, and attack in quick succession.

Starlight's Touch (Q):
60/80/100/120/140 Mana, 1-3 Charges
15 sec Recharge 
Spends all charges to heal nearby allied champions for 20/30/40/50/60 (+ .2 AP) (+ 1.5 per 100 bonus Health) per charge, up to 60/90/120/150/180 (+x) (+x) at 3 charges. 
Bravado-empowered attacks reduce this recharge time by 3 additional seconds.
When linked to an ally with W, here's the double cast:

Bastion (W):
60 Mana 
14 sec Cooldown 
Taric's spells will also cast from a nearby ally protected by Bastion.  
Passive: Bastion increases Armor by X (10/12.5/15/17.5/20% of Taric's Armor). 
Active: Blesses an ally with Bastion and shields them for 8/9/10/11/12% of their maximum Health for 2.5 seconds. Bastion lasts on the target until a new one is chosen. 
  • [NOTE: Cast Range is around 1000, Tether range is around 1500. If you go further out than tether range, link will go inactive but going back into range will reactivate it.**]

Dazzle (E):
60 Mana 
18/17/16/15/14 sec Cooldown 
Readied a beam of starlight that, after 1 second, deals 60/105/150/195/240 (+ .5 AP) (+ 30% Bonus Armor) magic damage and stuns enemies for .75/1/1.25/1.5/1.75 second(s).
  • [NOTE: Can move, attack, cast, etc after starting cast.] 
  • [NOTE: E targeting with W on ally always aims towards Taric's cursor.]

Using E with an ally tethered with W casts towards Taric's Cursor, similar to Lulu's Q.

Cosmic Radiance (R):
100 Mana 
140/115/90 sec Cooldown 
After a 2.5 sec delay, pulses cosmic energy onto nearby allied champions, making them invulnerable for 2.5 seconds.
  • [NOTE: This casts on self (Taric) and on whoever W is attached to & active on.] 
  • [NOTE: This is similar to Kayle R in that you will not take damage but can be CC'd**
and here's the double R cast with W on an Ally:


Along with his new kit and visuals, Taric also has a brand new voiceover! His new VO clocks in at over 16 minutes of gems and special interactions. His new VO is voiced by Yuri Lowenthal.

[NOTE: As of the 4/5 PBE update, Taric's champion select quote has not been updated yet.]


[Only a placeholder on PBE atm. Full lore can be found on Mount Targon page!]

Updated Skins

All three of Taric's skins have also been updated, including new splash arts!

Emerald Taric

520 RP

Armor of the Fifth Age Taric

750 RP

Bloodstone Taric

975 RP

Taric Visual and Gameplay Update Feedback/Bugs Thread 

Now that you've had a look, here's Ququroon with a Bugs & Feedback Thread on Taric's champion update:
"Hey all! In case you hadn't noticed, TARIC, the TARIC of TARIC has received a Champion Update, and is now on PBE for all your feedback-y goodness. 
Finally, sporting the glorious locks that he should have from the get-go, this is a complete overhaul of Taric's visuals, gameplay, and audio. We wanted to make him feel like an entirely new champion. In addition, all of Taric's skins have been remade and reconcepted to match today's quality bar. Gone is the "just a recolor" Emerald Taric, as it is now a fully fledged skin! 
  • When you're looking at this statuesque man, please keep the following questions in mind!
  • How do you feel about Taric as a whole? Does he still feel like Taric to you? Better? Worse?
  • How do you feel about the clarity of the particles? Do they convey the effects when you want them to?
  • How do you feel about the skins? Do they properly capture the fantasy that you already know them for?
Read here to get more insight into Taric, and start to get an idea of what took him from the Gem Knight to the full on Shield of Valoran."

New Skins

To kick of the 6.8 PBE cycle we have SIX new skins - Infernal Diana, who was created in celebration of TEAM FIRE's victory at the 2015 All-Star event, and a set of SKT T1 team skins for Alistar, Elise, Renekton, Ryze, and Sivir to celebrate their victory as our 2015 Season world champions!

Infernal Diana

1350 RP
Here's Galetta with a Bugs & Feedback Thread for Infernal Diana:
"No longer bathed in Moonlight, but in an unquenchable fire. 
Infernal Diana includes:
  • New model and textures!
  • New particles!
  • New recall animation!
  • New SFX!
This skin will be 1350RP! (PBE pricing subject to change) 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Infernal Diana and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well! 
See you on the Rift!"

We also have five new SKT T1 teams skins!

SKT T1 Alistar

750 RP

SKT T1 Elise

750 RP

SKT T1 Renekton

750 RP

SKT T1 Ryze

750 RP

SKT T1 Sivir

750 RP

Here's Galetta with a Bugs & Feedback thread for the five  SKT T1 Skins:

"Celebrate the winners of the 2015 World Championships, SKT T1! 
These skins include:
  • New model and textures!
These skins will be 750RP each (PBE pricing subject to change) 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out the SKT T1 skins and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well! 
See you on the Rift!"

[Continued] Global Splash Updates

Over the 6.7 and 6.8 patches, several older skin and champion splash arts are going to be receiving small tweaks or be replaced with versions of splash art from different regions in an effort to unify assets across all regionsSee this post for more information and continued discussion.

The 4/5 PBE update includes 40+ splash art changes.


  • While it has went out to live for testing on the TR server in 6.7, the shop visual update continues to test on the PBE!

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.

  • Holy Fervor (Passive) no longer shreds armor.

Master Yi
  • Highlander (R)
    • Passive's CDR reduction on kill/assist lowered to 50% from 70%.
    • [Wording changed on Active - now "champion kills and assists refresh the duration by 4 seconds" from "extend duration of highlander by 4 seconds". Unsure if actual change here.]

  • The Equalizer (R) cooldown lowered to 110/100/90 from 120/110/100

Corrupting Potion
  • Health restore per charge reduced to 125 from 150.
  • Mana restore per charge increased to 75 from 50

Iceborn Gauntlet
  • Unique Passive - Spellblade lowered to 100% of base AD from 125%

Mercurial Scimitar
  • Attack damage lowered to 70 from 75

Feast (Ferocity, Tier 2)
  • Cooldown increased to 30 from 25.**
    • [NOTE: Tooltip currently unchanged.]

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