9/1 PBE Update: Star Guardian Login Tweaks, Baron skin, and More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 4:26 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the longer than usual 7.18 PBE cycle, tonight's patch includes an updated Star Guardian login theme, a new Baron skin, balance  changes, and a few other odds and ends!
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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  • Just in time for Worlds, a new Baron skin has appeared on the PBE! The file name references "Worlds" and it will likely be enabled during the event.

  • Star Guardian Login theme (first seen last cycle) has had it's music updated, including a longer cut and vocals [new / old]
  • New Banner assets added. No details yet.

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.

  • Bellows Breath (W) fire changed from dealing [enemy's current health] to dealing [ enemy's max health]

Eye of the Watchers
  • CDR increased from 10% to 20%

Frost Queen's Claim
  • CDR increased from 10% to 20%

Knight's Vow
[NOTE: KV has changes on the PBE from earlier in the cycle including lower HP and lower cost]
  • Unique active changed REVERTED. Effect changed from [heal for 30 for every 250 damage your Partner deals] back to [heal for 12% of the damage your Partner deals].

Context & Notes

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1) Here's Meddler with an Ornn hotfix that has been pushed to LIVE. Note that many of these changes we saw earlier this PBE cycle:
"Ornn micropatch: Q pillar spawns faster/knocks back slightly on spawn. W range up slightly. W goes further. E doesn't displace slightly now."

2) Make sure to check out Meddler's Quick Gameplay Thoughts for 8/29, covering Inspiration Keystones, Ornn, and Spectator Cleanup.

3) Squad5 provided context for the Ornn changes in today's PBE:
"Testing a change to his W to make it max health, the number will have to go down a bit, but should help make his damage more consistent ." 

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! Remember 7.18 is a 3 week cycle.

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