8/29 PBE Update: Tentative Balance changes, Invulnerability HUD up for testing, & more

Posted on at 2:05 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 6.18 PBE cycle, tonight's update includes Yorick tweaks, the invulnerability HUD up for testing, tentative balance changes for Yasuo and Rek'sai, and more!
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.)

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Continued Yorick Champion Update Testing

Yorick's missing /joke has been implemented on the PBE... but still seems to be missing assets!

A new animation and SFX were added, Yorick seems to sort of chase around then bonk a ghoul of some sort. Expected the complete version in a future patch or check out the WIP video below:

Invulnerability HUD up for testing

The previously mentioned INVULNERABILITY HUD is now available for PBE testing! As a reminder, this set of changes puts a golden shield and outline around HP bar when a champion is invulnerable from effects like Lissandra R, Bard R, Taric R, Zhonya's, and more!
Below are explanations Ququroon gave for the different  effects for how the UI handles + pictures: invulnerable and both invulnerable & untargetable, as well as untargetable for reference!
  • "Invulnerable: Target cannot take damage, but can still be hit. Shows a glow on the HP Bar. (Taric R, Kayle R, etc.)" -src
  • "Invuln and Untargetable: Target cannot take damage, nor can they be targeted. Shows both a glowing, faded HP bar. (Zhonya's, Liss R, etc.)" - src
To clear up confusion, here is how just an untargetable but not invulunerble unit looks on the HP bar - keep in mind this is it works on live already:
  • "Untargetable: Target cannot be targeted, but can still take damage. Fades the HP Bar. (Fizz E, Vlad W, etc.)" - src


  • You can now use the Cooldown pings to ping both your XP bar and Gold (seems to have been added in an earlier update this cycle!)

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.

  • Base armor reduced to 24 from 28.3
  • Armor growth reduced to 3.4 from 3.75

  • Attack speed per level lowered to 2.5 from 3.2
  • Base attack speed also increased to [0.67] from [0.658].
  • Steel Tempest (Q) -  [tooltip clarification only] added to tooltip "is interruptible by crowd control "
  • Last Breath (R) - secondary effect of increased bonus armor pen now only applies to Yasuo's critical strikes rather than all attacks. 
  • "For 15 seconds, Yasuo's critical strikes gain 50% Bonus Armor Penetration - this affects Armor from items, buffs, runes and masteries"

 [Below are 8/29 changes listed in the Yorick update feedback thread from Solcrushed]
  • "Added a background indicator for Q2 that shows Q cooldown"
  • "Walkers and Maiden will now only 'push' a lane after they enter combat in that lane"
  • "Bugfixes, such as Teemo shrooms now properly deal half damage to minions"


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 !

August 29th PBE LCU Alpha Update

Patch also pushed to the PBE's LCU Alpha!

Following normal drafts, Ranked Draft has been enabled for testing on the PBE LCU Alpha!
A ranked tab has been added to the profile page - you can look over the various leagues and ladders.
Yorick ban quote also added:  - "It's your funeral."


Here's a video of Yorick's champion update's special voiceover interactions:

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