1/10 PBE Update: Warwick champion update, Sewn Chaos Amumu & Blitzcrank, new chroma, Practice tool assets, & more!

Posted on at 12:31 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we kick off the 7.2 PBE cycle, today's update includes the large scope Warwick champion update including new gameplay and updated skins, new Sewn Chaos Amumu and Blitzcrank skins, Popstar Ahri and Prestigious LeBlanc chroma, 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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Warwick Champion Update

"Heroes ALWAYS die!" Warwick's large scope champion update is now on the PBE for testing, including a new abilities and gameplay, a new look, updated skins, new voiceover, and more!
Be sure to leave feedback and bug reports over on the PBE boards!

Warwick, the Uncaged Wrath of Zaun

Stats & Abilities

  • Base Damage: 58
  • Damage Growth: 3
  • Base Armor: 24.04 
  • Armor Growth: 3.2 
  • Magic Resist: 32.1
  • Magic Resist Per Level 1.25
  • Base HP: 550 
  • HP Growth: 85
  • Base HP Regen: 0.75
  • HP Regen growth: 0.15
  • Base Mana: 280
  • Mana Growth: 35
  • Base Mana Regen: 1.4932
  • Mana Regen Growth: 0.115
  • Move Speed: 335 
  • Range: 125
  • attackDelayPercent: -0.02
  • AttackSpeed Per Level: 2.3 

Eternal Hunger (Passive)
Warwick's basic attacks deal [8 + 2 per level] bonus magic damage. If Warwick is below 50% health, he heals the same amount. If Warwick is below 25% health, this healing triples.

Jaws of the Beast (Q)
50/60/70/80/90 Mana
6 sec Cooldown 
Warwick lunges forward and bites his target. While the key is held down, he will lock on to the target then leap behind them. 
On release, deals [120% total AD] plus 6/7/8/9/10% of your target's maximum health as magic damage (applies On Hit effects). Heal 30/40/50/60/70% of damage dealt. 
While locked on, Warwick is connected to the target and follows an movement they make.

Blood Hunt (W)
70 Mana
120/105/90/75/60 sec Cooldown 
Passive: Warwick gains 50/65/80/95/110% attack speed against enemies below 50% health. He also sensed low health champions globally, moving 35/40/45/50/55% faster toward them when out of combat. These bonuses are tripled against enemies below 20% health. 
Active: Warwick briefly senses all enemies. The nearest sensed champion is Blood Hunted for 8 seconds. Cast only while not in combat with a champion. 
While no enemies are being hunted, Blood Hunt cools down twice as fast.

Primal Howl (E)
40 Mana
15/14/13/12/11 sec Cooldown 
Warwick gains 35/40/45/50/55% damage reduction for 2.5 seconds. At the end of the duration, or if activated again, Warwick howls, causing all nearby enemies to flee for 1 second.

Infinite Duress (R)
100 Mana
110/90/70 sec Cooldown 
Warwick leaps 2.5 seconds worth of movement speed in a direction, suppressing the first champion he collides with for 1.5 seconds. Deals 175/350/525 (+ 167.5 bonus AD) magic damage and applies on-hit effects 3 times. Warwick heals for 100% of all damage he deals during Infinite Duress.


Here's Warwick's updated voiceover, including several special interactions.


[Coming soon! Longer stories and entries usually debut on the Universe,]

Updated Skins

Each of Warwick's eight skins have been updated, including new splash arts and updated visuals!

Big Bad Warwick

Tundra Hunter Warwick

[Skin includes VFX / SFX changes]

Firefang Warwick

[Skin includes VFX / SFX changes]

Hyena Warwick

[Skin includes VFX/SFX changes. Retains unique laugh. Tongue out on run.]

Marauder Warwick

Feral Warwick

Grey Warwick

[Limited - not obtainable]

Urf the Manatee

[Limited - not obtainable]
[Loading Screen Slice] [Old Splash]

New Skins

We have two new skins debuting in the 7.2 PBE cycle - Sewn Chaos Amumu and Blitzcrank!

Sewn Chaos Amumu

750 RP
Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Sewn Chaos Amumu:

[Pictures from KateyKhaos - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4]
"Sewn Chaos Amumu is being plucked from the plushie pile. Are you the friend he was made for? 
Sewn Chaos Amumu will be 750 RP* and includes - 
  • New model and texture (cute lil' bear hat!)
  • New pink particles for his Bandage Toss (Q) and Tantrum (E)! 
Sewn Chaos Amumu is now available to play on PBE! As always, we'd love to hear any thoughts or constructive feedback, so please feel encouraged to share them with us!"

Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank 

750 RP

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank:

[Pictures from KateyKhaos - 1 / 2 / 3 ]
"We dug through our toy box and stumbled on a plush pal! We're stitching up Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank and putting him out on the Rift today! 
Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank will be 750 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and texture (he's soft and cuddly!)
  • New particles for his Rocket Grab (Q) to match his new hook (well, clip...) 
Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank 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 Ward Skin

Client assets for what appears to be a Blood Moon themed ward skin hit the PBE in today's update. No in-game assets yet, stay tuned for more info!

New Chroma

Two new sets of skin chroma in today's update - Popstar Ahri & Prestigious LeBlanc!

Popstar Ahri

[290 RP each or discounted in bundles]

Prestigious LeBlanc

[290 RP each or discounted in bundles]

Here's Riot Lovestrut with a bugs & feedback thread on the new Popstar Ahri and Prestigious LeBlanc chroma:
"Popstar Ahri and Prestigious LeBlanc are dashing into midlane with a rainbow of new chromas! 
  • Set to be 290 RP individually or grouped in a flex bundle (prices are subject to change) 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these chromas even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties! <3"

Practice Tool Assets


Today's update includes a ton of files relating to the previously announced PRACTICE TOOL, an upcoming custom game practice mode where you can utilize multiple options & settings to enable, disable, and set various parameters help you practice in a controlled environment.

According to strings in today's update, these Options include things like increasing gold, setting XP/level, resetting cooldowns, spawning training dummies/drakes/jungle camps, toggling minions/turrets, stopping XP gain, unlimited hp/resources, and more.

Training dummies will also be available to whale on. Here's what their in-game model looks like:
Look for more on this new Practice Tool soon!

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.

  • Hemorrhage (Passive) - Noxian Might bonus AD lowered to [30-200] from [40-200]
    • [Levels 1-18 = 30/30/30/35/35/35/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/140/160/180/200]
  • Decimate (Q) handle hit damage lowered to 35% from 50%

  • Shunpo (E)  AD ratio lowered to 55% from 65%

  • Glitterlance (Q) AP ratio increased to 70% from 50%

  • Sweeping Blade (E) 
    • Base damage lowered to 60/70/80/90/100 from 70/90/110/130/150]
    • 20% Bonus AD ratio added.
      • [NOTE: Bonus AD ratio is not increased by multiple casts]

Duskblade of Draktharr
  • Unique Passive - Nightstalker next basic attack against enemy champion damage increased to 75 from 50.
  • Total cost lowered to 3150g from 3250g

Edge of Night
  • Unique Active - Night's Veil cooldown lowered to 30 seconds from 45 seconds

Courage of the Colossus 
  • Shield Value changed to [3-54 per nearby enemy champion] from flat [10-180]
    • OLD: [10-180] + [ 5% per nearby enemy champion]
    • NEW: [3-54 per nearby enemy champion] +[ 5% per nearby enemy champion]
  • Shield duration lowered to 3 seconds from 4 seconds.
    • Context from SmashGizmo: "Uh, so Courage of the Colossus changes that show up on PBE soon might look a little harsh at first, starting at the extreme end here i think"

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