11/8 PBE Update: Elementalist Lux

Posted on at 12:20 PM by Moobeat
"All these elements available and you choose to be salty!" - The PBE has been updated! To kick off the 6.23 PBE cycle, today's update includes the new ultimate (3250 RP) tier Elementalist Lux skin, a new Elementalist Ward, new summoner icons, 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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New Ultimate Skin - Elementalist Lux

Elementalist Lux, our next ultimate tier (3250 RP) skin, is now on the PBE for testing! Elementalist Lux uses a new mechanic called Elemental Power to choose different elemental forms to transform into during a game - 10 forms total with up to two transformations during each game!


Before we jump into previews, here's RiotKateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Elementalist Lux,. including a rundown of how the new skin and features work:

"Lux is still mastering her last few forms, please hang tight. ;)

Show your true nature. 
Unlike DJ Sona and Spirit Guard Udyr, when using Elementalist Lux, you cannot freely swap between all forms in a single game. You have to make a choice. Transformations are not reversible in a single game - so your first few games will be a journey of discovery! 
Elementalist Lux gains elemental power by damaging enemy champions. Upon gaining enough power, Lux is then able to master a new element, and add it to her current form. 
Every game, you’ll begin in Light form, and make choices throughout the game that will determine which form to master next. 
A menu on the HUD (above your champion portrait) will display, letting you know you've gained enough power, which means you can begin your transformations! 
Your first four options, once gaining enough power will be: 
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Air
  • Nature 
From here, you’ll continue to gather elemental power, which will then unlock the aforementioned options again. However, this time, by combining your existing element with a different element, you’ll be able to master a completely new element: 
  • Storm
  • Ice
  • Mystic
  • Magma
  • Dark 
We could just tell you all of the combinations, but that would ruin the fun now, wouldn’t it? :) 
Here’s a quick rundown of what this new ultimate skin has to offer! 
  • 10 different elemental forms, each unlocked by mastering a series of elements throughout the game.
  • New model and textures for 10 different forms.
  • New particle effects for each form, each themed for the form she’s in.
  • New sound effects for each form, matching the current form she’s in.
  • Completely new animation set, including different recalls and emotes.
  • New VO; completely new lines, fitting for each form. 
Icons and Ward Skin 
In addition to Elementalist Lux, corresponding icons for each form and a similarly themed ward skin will be available via several options. We’ll drop more details about this later, but in the meantime, please feel free to focus your testing and feedback efforts on Elementalist Lux herself! 
Note: All content will be available in the store for testing purposes. 
We kindly ask that you condense all feedback and bugs into this thread so that we can have on consolidated place to check for issues, rather than making several different threads on the PBE boards! 
If you already owned Elementalist Lux before the additional content was implemented on the PBE, and you'd like to unlock them to test, you will need to refund Elementalist Lux using a refund token, and re-buy her. If you’re out of refund tokens, and are still interested in testing out this content, let me know and we can make it happen!" 
Additional screenshots from KateyKhaos - [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 ]

Elementalist Lux

3250 RP
[No splash art yet]

Full in-game preview video of Elementalist Lux, including a look at each of the ten forms.

Here is the Elementalist Lux's voiceover - which includes different voices and sounds appropriate for the various forms. VonderHamz noted the total number of lines is 756.

Elementalist Lux transforms through a new elemental power system - she can transform twice per game. You gain this elemental power based on hitting an offensive spell on an enemy champion (Q,E,R) - Everyone starts the game as Light form, then after gaining enough elemental power you choose your first element and she transforms - Air, Nature, Fire, and Water. You may also choose to not switch forms.
Filling up elemental power again lets you choose your second element, which mixes with the first to make a new element - Ice, Magma, Mystic, Storm, or Dark.  You may also choose to not switch forms. You can not pick the same element a second time. 
When you hover over the new UI element, you get a little tooltip explaining how it works and your % of EP.

To recap:

Base (Starting form):
  • Light
First element pick
  • Nature
  • Air
  • Fire
  • Water
Second element pick combines with first to make a new elemental form:
  • Magma - Fire + Nature
  • Storm - Fire + Air
  • Mystic - Water + Nature
  • Ice - Water + Air
  • Dark - Nature + Air OR Water + Fire

Each form has it's own model & texture, VFX, SFX, vo lines, transformationsrecalls, and more! 

Light (Base) 






[Water + Air] 


[Fire + Nature]


[Water + Nature]


[Fire + Air]


[Nature + Air or Water + Fire]

New Ward Skin

In addition to Elementalist Lux, we also have a fancy new Elementalist Ward! This ward skin changes it's own form based on what form Elementalist Lux is in when she puts it down!

Elementalist Ward

[No price yet]
Here's RiotKateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for the Elementalist Ward:
"While mastering several new forms, she’s still lighting the way! 
The Elementalist Ward consists of the following - 
  • All new model and textures!
  • New sound effects!
  • New animations!
  • New particles - these will change, depending on the element you’re currently in. Only wards that you yourself place as Elementalist Lux will be impacted by your form. Otherwise, the ward will simply use Light form. 
Pricing information and availability will be available at a later date. 
Pricing in the store is used for testing purposes only. 
As always, please feel free to leave feedback and comments below. We’ll do our best to answer your questions and address feedback and concerns you may have about the ward skin!"
Extra context from KateyKhaos on twitter: 
"Elementalist Ward will change its element particle based on the form you're in. *Only works on wards that you, yourself place as Lux." - src
"If you aren't playing Lux and use the ward, you'll just have the Light form particle all game. Same goes for seeing ally/enemy Lux."  - src

New Summoner Icons

A total of ELEVEN new Elementalist Lux themed summoner icons have also been added. No details on availability yet.

[Currently 5 of these unlock immediately when purchasing Elementalist Lux on the PBE]


  • One for All is back up on the PBE for more RGMQ testing - the focus this time is  checking Ivern and the recent assassin updates in the game mode. More information here.

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.

  • Flash Frost (Q) - now only slows those stunned by Flash Frost instead of those damage by Flash Frost.
  • Crystallize (W) cooldown lowered to 17 from 25
  • Frostbite (E) the double damage effect changed to [if target was recently stunned by Anivia or damaged by fully formed R] from [Slowed by Q or R]
  • Glacial Storm (R) - now ramps up to full size in half the time, damage and such adjusted accordingly. 
    • Time to fully form lowered to 1.5 seconds from 3 seconds.
    • Base damage changed to 40/60/80 (+12.5% AP) from 80/120/160 (+25% AP)
    • The fully formed storm now deals 300% damage and slow by 30/45/60%" instead of "Damages,Slows, and Chills by an additional 50% at full size"
      • [Damage & slow  amounts ends up being the same  as live when fully formed.]

  • Judgment (E) -  [new effect] "Enemy champions hit by Judgement have their armor reduced by 3/4/5/6/7% for 4 seconds, stacking up to 5 times."

  • Shatter Orb (Q) empowered bounce damage increased to 120% damage to minions from 70%
    • [NOTE: Despite being a change on the PBE, this is the value reported in the 6.22 patch notes so it would appear to be going to live like this already. Sorry for the confusion!]

  • Void Swarm (W) -
    • Mana cost lowered to 40 from 80
    • Now works on a recharge system instead of just a 20-16 second cooldown.
      • [old] 20/19/18/17/16 second cooldown.
      • [new]20/19/18/17/16 recharge time & max of two stacks.
    • Voidling spawn on attack changed:
      • [old] "first time a voidling attacks a champion or monster, or assists in a killing a unit, Malzahar spawns a new Voidling with the same remaining duration." & "will not spawn from a voidling with less than 4 seconds left"
      • [new] "If a Voidling has more than 9 seconds remaining, its first attack against a champion or monster will spawn a new Voidling with the same remaining duration,"
    • Voidlings now have 3 "HP" - similar to wards.
    • Voidling Physical Damage changed to base + bAD from % of total AD.
      • [old]  30/32.5/35/37.5/40% of total AD
      • [new] 30/35/40/45/50 +  40% of bonus AD
    • Voidling damage AP ratio increased to 20% from 10%
    • Voidling detail changes:
      • [added] "Voidlings will despawn faster when far away from Malzahar"
      • [added]  "Deals 200% damage to lane minions effected by Malefic Visions (E) "
      • [added] "If target is afflicted by Nether Grasp (R) or Malefic Visions (E) and Malzahar is near by, has 100% increased attack speed.
      • [removed] "Prefers to attack targets with Nether Grasp (R) or Malefic Visions (E)"
      • [removed] "When 3 or ore voidlings are active, they all gain 50% attack speed"
      • [removed] "Deals 300% damage to lane minions below 20% health"

Blade of the Ruined King
  • Basic attacks now deal 8% of targets current health up from 6%

Guinsoo's Rageblade
  • [added] Now has +25% attack speed

Sterak's Gage
  • Total Price lowered to 2600 gold from 2700g

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