12/6 PBE Update: Dreadnova Gangplank, Warring Kingdoms Azir, Garen, & Vi skins, Heartseeker Lucian & Quinn, and more!

Posted on at 12:27 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's massive patch kicks off the 7.1 PBE cycle and includes new skins for Gangplank, Azir, Garen, Vi, Lucian, and Quinn, seasonal content for Lunar Revel and Valentine's Day, several tentative balance changes, 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.)

Table of Contents

New Champion Skins

Six new skins are now on the PBE- Dreadnova Gangplank, Heartseeker Lucian and Quinn, and Warring Kingdoms skins for Azir, Garen, and Vi!

Dreadnova Gangplank

1350 RP
[Loading Screen]

Warring Kingdoms Azir

1350 RP / Legacy

[Loading Screen]

Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Warring Kingdoms Azir:
"As the sun sets in the Jade Kingdom, Warring Kingdoms Azir contemplates the battles ahead. He places a white marker on the Go board and reminds himself to remain focused -- enemies lurk in every shadow. 
The Emperor's Array 
  • All new VFX! (swooshy smoke!)
  • Some new SFX! (less sandy!)
  • New Recall (that is an actual "checkmate" setup!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on Warring Kingdoms Azir as you take a first look at this in-progress skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :] 
See you on the Rift!"

Warring Kingdoms Garen

1350 RP / Legacy

 Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Warring Kingdoms Garen:
"Stand at attention! Warring Kingdoms Garen is here to lead the charge into battle. 
Warring Kingdoms Garen will be 1350 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and texture (jade-bladed sword!)
  • New particles (Dragon Whirlwind!)
  • All-new SFX!
  • New recall animation (Blade dance and war banner!) 
Warring Kingdoms Garen is now available for testing on the PBE! As always, we love bug reports and constructive feedback, so please feel encouraged to share your thoughts/suggestions with us! 
For glory! 
*Prices subject to change."

Warring Kingdoms Vi

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Warring Kingdoms Vi:
"With her jade gauntlets, Warring Kingdoms Vi will take down any target. There's no escaping these dragon-powered fists. 
The Nitty-gritty 
  • All-new model and textures (Jade. Dragon. Gauntlets.)
  • All-new VFX (Jade magic empowers her fists!)
  • All-new SFX (Same strength, more magic.)
  • All-new animations! (Feel the power pound into the ground!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (prices are subject to change) 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these skins even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties! <3"

Heartseeker Lucian

1350 RP

Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Heartseeker Lucian:
"Shot through the heart, and he's to blame -- Heartseeker Lucian's looking for love! 
Heartseeker Lucian will be 1350 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and textures (shimmering VFX on his blazer!)
  • All-new spell particles (Who knew hearts could be so threatening?!)
  • All-new SFX!
  • New recall animation (Hidden Sexy Sax Man!) 
Heartseeker Lucian is now available for testing on the PBE! As always, we love bug reports and constructive feedback, so please feel encouraged to share your thoughts/suggestions with us!
*Prices subject to change.

Heartseeker Quinn

975 RP
Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Heartseeker Quinn:
"Love is in the air - or maybe it's just Valor! Heartseeker Quinn is scouting for love on the Rift! 
Heartseeker Quinn will be 975 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and texture for both Quinn and Valor (He's a dove!)
  • New particles (Watch out for Cupid's arrows!)
  • New SFX for Heightened Senses (Dove coos!)
  • New recall animation (Won't you be my Valentine?) 
Heartseeker Quinn is now available to play on PBE! We appreciate your constructive feedback as players who experience a firsthand look at this content. Feel free to leave it in the comments below! If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I'll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
*Prices subject to change."

New Chroma - Firecracker Jinx

Seven new chroma were added for Firecracker Jinx.

Firecracker Jinx

[290 RP each or discounted in bundles]

New Summoner Icons

Several new summoner icons were added, each of these related to the upcoming Lunar Revel 2017 skins and the year of the rooster!

New Ward Skin

Two new ward skins on the PBE this cycle - the Love Dove Ward for Valentine's Day and the Crest of the Rooster Ward for Lunar Revel 2017.

Love Dove Ward

[640 RP]

Crest of the Rooster Ward 

[Not available for testing / missing assets]

Balance Changes

  • Several files added relating to "LunarlRevel_Victory" and "LunarRevel_EoGFireworks" As a guuess, these seem like vfx of some sort enabled for Lunar Revel. Stay tuned for more info.

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.


[Various champions and effects relating to "revealing" on hit]
  • Many effects and champion ability tooltips updated to mention or change terminology to True Sight (which reveals invisible units) instead of just "reveal", either in context of granting it on target or being revealed by it. This is largely a follow up to stealth/vision changes in pre-season.
    • Champions List:
      • Akali - W
      • Caitlyn W/R
      • Fiddlesticks  W
      • Fizz R
      • Kha'Zix R (can be revealed by) 
      • Kled Q/E
      • Karma - W (not yet but tooltip will be updated soon.)
      • Lee Sin Q
      • Lulu -  E
      • Morgana R
      • Nidalee W
      • Rengar  R
      • Shaco Q (can be revealed by)
      • Talon R ( can be revealed by)
      • Teemo Passive (can be revealed by)
      • Thresh Q
      • Twisted Fate R
      • Vayne R (can be revealed by)
      • Vi R
      • Zyra W
      • Wukong - W (can be revealed by)
    • [Other tooltip changes]
      • Jinx -  - no longer specifies that only reveals if champion is not stealthed.


  • Focused Resolve (W) - now does the same damage over two ticks instead of three.
    • [NOTE : This would nerf the R cooldown granted by damaging with the ability.]
  • Mantra Bonus - Defiance (R+E) shield value lowered to 30/90/150/210 from 30/100/170/240. 

[CONTEXT from Meddler]
  • Base health regen lowered to 1.4 from 1.6
  • Health regen growth lowered to .15 from .16
  • Keeper's Verdict (R) - uncharged R now does 50% of damage.
    • New text added "Enemies hit with an uncharged Keeper's Verdict will take half the damage and be knocked straight into the air for half the duration."
      • [NOTE: Uncharged R duration knock up is unchanged vs live. It has worked like this but was previously not mentioned in tooltip - src. ]

[CONTEXT from Meddler]
  • Burnout (W) no longer does +20% extra damage against monsters.

[Going to try to keep tooltip only related changes in a section like this so there isn't as much confusion!]
  • [Tooltip onlySkarner Q tooltip changed to correctly say "basic attacks against non structures" instead of "basic attacks" for the cooldown reduction - no mechanic change. - [pic]

Skirmisher's Sabre
  • No longer lists "having vision" while target is marked. - screenshot.

  • [Tooltip only] Zeke's Harbinger - tooltip now explicitly states you can only be linked to one.


Be aware that the 
7.1 PBE cycle is currently testing on the PBE and will be testing a bit longer than normal - this content will be be the 1st patch of 2017 in January sometime. 6.24 was last live patch in 2016.

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