12/7 PBE Update: Skin tweaks & tentative balance changes.

Posted on at 1:09 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 7.1 PBE cycle, tonight's patch includes various tweaks Warring Kingdom's Azir & Vi plus several tentative balance changes.
Continue reading for more information and notes!

(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

Skin Changes

Few changes for some of the new skins currently in PBE testing.

Similar to her other skins, the gem on Warring Kingdom's Vi's back now lights up and glows back when  her passive is up.

Warring Kingdom's Azir's recall's Go board has been updated - star marks have been added and one white stone was removed to imply it is Azir's turn as the white player.

PBE feedback threads are also  now up for Heartseeker Lucian and Warring Kingdoms Garen.


  • While we posted up screenshots and such with their debut in the 12/6 PBE update, here's a fresh video preview for the seven upcoming Firecracker Jinx chroma:

  • While unfortunately  not enabled for testing yet, sound effects for the new CREST OF THE ROOSTER ward skin were added in today's update! Here's a preview video:

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.

  • Rend (E) [tooltip updated to list exactly how much damage each extra spear does - no gameplay change.]

  • Base health regen reverted to 1.6 from 1.4
  • Health regen growth reverted to 0.16 from 0.15
  • Iron Ambassador (P) shield duration lowered to 3 seconds from 5 seconds.

  • Overload (Q):
    • Damage lowered to 60/80/100/120/140/160 from 60/85/110/135/160/185
    • Bonus movement speed lowered to 25/28/31/34/37/40 from 25/30/35/40/45/50

  • Transcendent (Passive):
    • [changed] Force of Will (W) additional effect at max rank changed to "Deals 20% bonus true damage." from"Grabs 2 additional spheres near the target."
  • Force of Will (W)
    • AP ratio lowered to 70% from 80%
    • Damage lowered to 70/110/150/190/230 from 80/120/160/200/240
  • Unleashed Power (R)
    • Cooldown increased to 120/100/80 from 100/90/80


Zz'Rot Portal
  • Active / Void Gate duration lowered to 90 seconds from 150 seconds
  • Active / Void Gate cooldown lowered to 90 seconds from 150 seconds.



  • KateyKhaos has posted a response to feedback on the new Heartseeker Quinn, including several upcoming changes they will be making - adding tights, color changes, adjustments, and more. She also tweeted that Valor changes should also be a bit later in the cycle.

  • KateyKhaos also tweeted out a comparison between the current version and the Heartseeker Quinn changes coming in the 12/8 PBE update.
"You'll see these Heartseeker Quinn changes on PBE tomorrow! Let us know what you think! ^-^ [Before v. After]"

  • Riot Ohmu tweeted they will be adding a fan to Warring Kingdom's Azir's taunt:
"Adding 100% more Zhuge Liang fan to WK Kingdoms Azir's taunt! Should be on #PBE late this week. Can you say, "I'm a [z]huge FAN of this?" :D"

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 !

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

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