9/22 PBE Update: Star Guardian Poppy VFX changes, Worlds Crafting testing, new icons, and more!

Posted on at 2:08 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 6.20 PBE cycle, tonight's update includes changes to Star Guardian Poppy's VFX, new summoner icons, Worlds crafting enabled for testing, 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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Star Guardian Poppy VFX Changes

Following feedback, VFX for the upcoming Star Guardian Poppy skin have been changed to be much more blue! Below you'll find shots of the new vfx, comparisons, and a preview video: 

New Summoner icons

Two new summoner icons have been added in today's update. These two poro icons are for the 2016 Worlds Pick'em - click here for more information and make your picks before brackets close on Sep 29th!

Try Out Worlds Crafting!

Here's Riot Katana with details on the World Championship 2016 crafting that is now on the PBE, including ways to upgrade summoner icons and gain temporary in-game emotes and recalls:
"Hey guys! 
Riot Katana from the esports team with a quick update on what's coming up for Worlds emotes, crafting, and more. So far you may have seen that we’re bringing back temporary team emotes with a few extras - you can now level up your icons and emotes as well as unlock a brand new team recall for the month of October from crafting. 
We’re enabling the crafting experience on the PBE store today, so poke around, experiment with leveling up, and let us know what you think! Here’s a quick guide on how to get there:
Unlock the icon for your favorite team (250 RP, 30% will go directly to the teams) and you’ll automatically get the shard to level up to Tier 2 in your Hextech Crafting materials. To upgrade the shard, you’ll need 10 Championship Jewels which you can get in two ways: Championship Jewels Token [150 IP, contains 2 Jewels] available once per Worlds 2016 broadcast day, Championship Chest [195 RP for chest and key, contains 3 Jewels and all normal Hextech Drops]. For PBE testing, you’ll be able to buy multiple Championship Jewels Tokens. You can upgrade to Tier 3 which comes with the recall as well for another 12 jewels. 
You’ll be able to advance through all tiers for IP only after purchasing the team icon or you can speed up the process with Hextech Chests. If you’re only interested in spending IP, you can pick up the free Worlds icon and upgrade it to Tier 2, but it’s an icon only with no emotes or recalls. Crafting materials will expire at 23:59 PST on November 6 along with the team emotes and recalls. Please note that this experience will not function in the League Client Update Alpha until patch 6.20. Hextech Crafting items will appear in your inventory but the crafting paths will not work properly until after the patch. 
Check out this quick video run through to see what it looks like when everything comes together to create the ultimate fandom recall. 

Let us know what you think in the comments down below! 
Few more pictures:
[2 Jewels from Daily Jewels token for IP or 3 extra Jewels in each RP chest purchased]
For an additional example, here is TSM's three tiers of icons

The in-game emotes are displayed above and the In-game recall puts the teams logo under users feet during the recall animation. Here is an example picture of the t3 icon, emote, and recall.


  • [Kog'maw's old W animation should be back following 6.19's changes.]

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.

  • Quickdraw (E) True Grit armor and MR changed to 8/11/14/17/20 per stack from 5/8/11/14/17 
    • [NOTE: Still a nerf vs live. Current live value is 10/15/20/25/30]

[Continued tweaks, these changes are experimental.
  • Consume (Q) [recently introduced PBE only Starving mechanic (double ability cost and movespeed penalty if no buff) removed. Other PBE changes to Q's passive remain] 

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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