9/13 PBE Update: New Chroma and More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:28 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 7.19 PBE cycle, today's patch includes four new chroma for Sacred Sword Janna and Eternal Sword Yi, and more tentative balance changes!
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 Chroma

Four new chroma each for Sacred Sword Janna and Eternal Sword Yi are now on the PBE:

Sacred Sword Janna


[Note: Hair is broken on below colors of chroma, will retake pictures when fixed]


Rose Quartz


Eternal Sword Yi

[NOTE: Yi's chroma are purchasable in the store, but at the moment there are no assets in game for them. We will have pictures when these are fixed!]

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.


  • Massacre (R) active attack range gain increased from 175 to 225

[Remember, Azir has extensive changes already in testing on the PBE!]
  • Arise! (W) AP on active lowered from 70% to 60%

  • Pillar of Flame (W) 
    • [New Effect] "Brand gains 6/8/10/12/14 mana for each unit killed by this ability."

[Changelist / Context]
  • HP per level increased form 80 to 85
  • Base HP lowered from 524.4 to 450
  • Base attack speed increased from .543 to .568
  • Attack speed per level increased from 2% to 4%
  • Basic attack delay lowered from .15 to .1
  • Base HP regen lowered from 1.1348 to 1.13
  • Headshot (Passive) 
    • attacks for free headshot increased from 6 to 8.
    • "Works on turrets" 
  • Piltover Peacemaker (Q) damage to targets beyond first changed from [50% less] to [33% less].
  • Yordle Snap Trap (W)
    • Mana cost increased from 20 at all ranks to 30 at all ranks
    • Headshot damage increase increased from 10/55/100/145/190 to 40/90/140/190/240
    • AD changed from 60% tAD to 40/55/70/85/100% bonus AD.
    • Trap ground duration lowered from 90 seconds to 30/40/50/60/70 seconds
    • Recharge time lowered from 45/32.5/20/12.5/10 to 30/22/16/12/10
    • Vision duration lowered from 8 to 3

[Changelist / Context]
  • Base AD lowered from 51.956 to 49
  • HP per level lowered from 78 to 70
  • Base HP increased from 487.04 to 500
  • Attack range increased from 475 to 550
  • Base movespeed lowered from 335 to 320
  • AD per level lowered from 2.95 to 2
  • Basic attack missile speed increased from 1200 to 1600
  • Tailwind (Passive)
    • Movement speed lowered from 8% to 5%
      • "Janna always benefits from Tailwind's speed increase."
    • [New Effect] Additionally, Janna's basic attacks deal bonus magic damage equal to 35% of her bonus Movement Speed.
      • [Note: changelist states this should be 30%, but leaving it 35% as reflected in game.]
  • Howling Gale (Q)
    • mana cost lowered from 90/105/120/135/150 to 60/80/100/120/140
    • cooldown changed from 14/13/12/11/10 to 12 at all ranks
    • base range increased from 850 to 1000
    • bonus range per second charged lowered from 35% to 25%
    • [New Effect] "Howling Gale always reaches it's destination in 1.5 seconds."
  • Zephyr (W)
    • Range lowered from 600 to 550
      • Repertoir noted this is "from 600 (center to center) to 550 (edge to edge)"
    • Cooldown increased from 12 at all ranks to 14/12.5/11/9.5/8
    • Bonus movement speed lowered from 9/11/13/15/17% to 5/8/11/14/17%
  • Eye of the Storm (E)
    • Cooldoown changed from 10 at all ranks to 18/16/14/12/10

Zeke's Convergence
  • Frost storm damage lowered from 60 per second to 40 per second

Context & Notes

1) Make sure to check out Meddler's gameplay thoughts for September 12th, covering the Frost Queen line in 7.19, Brand, and more!

2) Here's Riot Repertoir with context on the Janna and Caitlyn changes in today's PBE:
[1] Some of the Caitlyn stuff on the PBE is hard to notice. Here's the list of changes that went to PBE today.

[2] And here's the current intended set of Janna changes as well.
[3] Goal for Caitlyn is to return a lot of her offensive power, make her fragile in the early game, and carve out the mid game a bit.
[4] Goal for Janna is that she doesn't succeed as easily in lane as a shield spammer, but has more offensive tools to make things happen early.

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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