6/29 PBE Update: SKT Sound effects, Balance changes, & more!

Posted on at 12:45 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 7.14 PBE cycle, tonight's update includes sound effects added to the SKT skin set, 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

SKT Sound Effects Update

Following the earlier announcement, here's Riot Katey Khaos sharing that the new sound effects have been added to the 2016 SKT World Championship SkinsShe also mentioned these sound effects are final.
"EDIT: June 29th - Additional sounds for all SKT skins have been added! 
Syndra - Q, W, E, R, AAs
Zac - Q, W, E, AAs
Nami - Q, W, E, R and E (and empowered AAs)
Ekko - Q, W (when the bubble spawns), E and R
Olaf - Q, W, E, R, AAs
Jhin - Q, R"
Here's a brief video preview of the sound effects:

We'll have fully updated SKT skin previews available at the end of the 7.14 PBE cycle. Remember that these sound effects are not in 7.13 and will not be present for skin's upcoming release.


Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

Summoner Spell
  • Tooltip now lists that it excludes airborne. 

  • Unbreakable Will (R):
    • Damage reduction effect changed to 55/65/75%
      • VS LIVE: From 50/60/70 to 55/65/75%
      • VS PBE: From 60/65/70 to 55/65/75
    • Damage reduction duration reverted. Back to 7 seconds at all ranks from 7/8/9.

[note: Meddler noted additional changes may be forthcoming]
  • Attack speed growth lowered from 4 to 2.

  • Duelist's Dance (Passive) movement speed lowered from 20/30/40/50% to 15/20/25/30%.
  • Grand Challenge (R) - no longer grants passive's movement speed bonus inside area.

[note: Garen also has passive changes testing on PBE from an earlier update this cycle.]
  • Courage (W): [earlier changes to cd/duration where reverted or replaced. Below relative to live.]
    • Unique Active effect has changed. Now has an brief but stronger damage reduction effect and tenacity bonus at start then offers (lower) damage reduction for rest of duration.
      • [new] Reduces damage by 50/60/70/80/90% and grants 50% tenacity for first 0.75 seconds.
      • Damage reduction effect after first 0.75 seconds is 30%
  • Judgment (E) total damage ratio increased from 34/35/36/37/38% to 36/37/38/39/40%

  • Reaping Slash (Q) damage to monsters lowered from 70 to 55
  • Shadow Step (E):
    • Maximum edge of wall depth lowered from 750 to 550
    • Range at which enemy gets warning you are in wall increased from 1000 to 1250

  • Defensive Ball Curl (W) self slow lowered from 60% to 30%

[noteSinged has several changes currently testing on PBE from earlier in the cycle!]
  • Slipstream (Passive) movement speed lowered from 25% to 20%

  • Starlight's Touch (Q) number & effect changes and number of charges have changed:
    • Mana cost changed from 60/80/100/120/140 to 70/80/90/100/110
    • Cooldown now 3 seconds (recharge time unchanged)
    • Max Charges changed from 3 to 1/2/3/4/5 based on ability rank.
    • Base Heal Per Charge changed from [20/30/40/50/60] to [30].
    • HP scaling on heal changed from [1.5% bonus health] to [1% maximum health].
    • Bravado-empowered attacks changed from [reduce recharge time by X seconds] to [Bravado-empowered attacks grant 1 charge of Starlight's Touch]

Ancient Coin [Nomad's MedallionTalisman of AscensionEye of the Oasis]
  • The Quest reward for the Ancient Coin line of items has been changed from [Elixir of Skill] to [allies champions moving towards you gain 8% movement speed]

[NEWBramble Vest
  • Builds into Thornmail.
  • Total Cost: 900g.
  • Recipe: [Cloth Armor + Cloth Armor + 300G]
  • Stats & Effects:
    • +35 Armor.
    • Unique Passive - Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects 25 magic damage, inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.

[Reworked] Thornmail 
  • Thornmail has been reworked, including new build, stats & costs, component item, and passives.
  • Total cost 2900g 
  • Builds out of [Bramble Vest + Ruby Crystal + Warden's Mail + 600G]
  • Stats & Effects:
    • +250 Health
    • +75 Armor
    • Unique Passive - Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects magic damage equal to 10% of your bonus armor plus 25, inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second. 
    • Unique Passive - Cold Steel: When hit by basic attacks, reduce attacker's attack speed by 15% for 1 second.

Duskblade of Draktharr
[note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]
  • AD increased changed to 60.
    • [VS LIVE: from 65 to 60
    • [VS PBE: from 55 to 60
  • Unique Passive - Nightstalker changes:
    • Damage changed to 150-210, based on level.
      • VS LIVE: From [75+200% lethality] to 150-210 based on level.
      • VS PBE: From 150 to 125-210 based on level.
    • Effect time after being seen increased from 4 to 5

Edge of Night
[note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]
  • Total cost lowered to 2900
    • VS LIVE: From 3100 to 2900
    • VS PBE: From 3000 to  2900
  • Health increased from 250 to 300

Poacher's Dirk
[note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]
  • Unique Passive after killing enemy renamed Headhunter, tooltip cleaned up
Serrated Dirk
[note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]
  • Unique Passive granting Lethality renamed Headhunter

Statikk Shiv
  • Attack speed lowered from 35% to 30%
  • No longer deals +65% bonus damage to minions

Youmuu's Ghostblade
[note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]
  • Attack damage change reverted -  back to 60 from 55.
  • Unique active movement speed reverted. Returned from [40% decaying over duration] to [20%]

Context & Notes


1) Kayn Shadow Assassin Form  and Darkin form special interactions.

2) On today's Caitlyn nerf, Meddler noted:
"That's in there, might not be all though, discussion yesterday generally concluded that alone was likely too small a nerf."

3) Over on twitter, ricklessabandon shared the latest iteration on his Diana PBE changes for 7.14. Expect these in the 6/30 PBE update.
 [1] "should see a new update to diana on the pbe tomorrow, including a fix to a bug in the previous changes 
new changelist and tooltip previews:"
[2] "bugfix was for spell casts made after she started using her attack speed buff -- they weren't properly refreshing her remaining # of attacks"

4) Over on twitter, ricklessabandon also mentioned the PBE Udyr changes will be reverted and likely return in future.
[1] "btw, going to pull the udyr changes from the 7.14 cycle -- didn't get far enough along on iterations to be able to reasonably finish in time" 
[2] "will try to get them finished up for 7.15 though, so udyr changes will reappear on the pbe for the next dev cycle"

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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