7/13 PBE Update: Balance Changes & New PROJECT Icons

Posted on at 12:49 PM by Moobeat
[NEWSLCU - Alpha Client Patch .05 change log & TT coming soon // New KLED poster teaser. // 2016 Worlds ticket information.]

After starting the 6.15 cycle with three new PROJECT skins, today's PBE update includes eleven new PROJECT themed summoner icons and several tentative balance changes!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

New Summoner Icons

Today's update includes ELEVEN PROJECT themed summoner icons to go along with the upcoming PROJECT: Ashe, Ekko, and Katarina skins. No details yet on availability / pricing.


  • The 2016 OMG icon was also updated, logo is slightly larger.

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical or experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be lacking context or other changes that didn't make it in or were implemented in an earlier patch this cycle! These are not official notes.

  • Gatling Gun (E)
    • Armor / MR reduction is changed to flat 10/15/20/25/30 from 20%-28%.
    • Now requires 8 hits to reduce resistances from 4. 
      • [NOTE: Gatling Gun has significant changes in a previous PBE patch this cycle, switching to large chunk of armor/mr reduction after X hits from a stacking reduction per hit.]

  • Inspire (E) 
    • Shield value lowered to 70/100/130/160/190 from 80/110/140/170/200
    • Can no longer shield minions. *
    • Mantra Bonus - Defiance (R+E) now has same movement speed as E shield (40/45/50/55/60%) instead of 60%.*

  • Pounce / Bushwack (W) pouncing on a hunted target now [slows by 50% for .5 seconds] instead of [putting pounce on a 3 second cooldown]

  • Threaded Volley (Q) cooldown increased to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 from  10/8.5/7/5.5/4
[Tooltip a little messed up - obviously not 0.45% percent and missing a word near 25%]

  • Tumble (Q)
    • Damage REVERTED to 30/35/40/45/50% of total attack damage from 30/40/50/60/70%
    • "Q crit is only rolled once now"*
      • "To clarify, Q bonus damage and AA crit chances were rolled separately. Now it's done once. If you crit, it all crits."**
    • "Q consumed on Towers"*
  • Final Hour (R) grants 25 range*
    • [Manwolfaxeboss noted he is likely pulling this one. Not represented on tooltip.]

Twisted Treeline
Lord Van Damm's Pillager
  • [May be more changes, hold up. Remember it has a new passive and stats on PBE!]
  • Cost increased to 3300 from 3000
  • Health lowered to 300 from 400

Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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