9/5 PBE Update: Championship Ashe splash, Worlds 2017 login theme, & more!

Posted on at 10:03 AM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 7.18 PBE cycle, today's patch includes Championship Ashe's splash art and special edition loading screen, a new login theme for Worlds 2017, new summoner icons, and much 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

Championship Ashe Splash Art

The splash art for the upcoming Championship Ashe skin is now on the PBE:

Championship Ashe

[Loading Screen / Special Loading Screen]

Also included is a special edition loading screen decoration.

New Summoner Icons

Three new summoner icons are now on the PBE. Riot Draggles confirmed that these icons are related to the "Clash" mode test on the Vietnamese server later this month:

Worlds 2017 Login Theme

A new login theme is now on the PBE, featuring Worlds 2017:


  • Option text added to disabled Worlds map accents, themed decals and new Baron skin.

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.

[NOTE: RiotAxes noted Aatrox changes likely to return next cycle.]
  • Massacre (R) active attack range buff has been reverted. Value returned from 225 to 175.

  • Grand Challenge (R) [has changes on the PBE inc. a new effect relating to DD. In today's patch, she has had that new effect from a previous PBE update changed and DD movespeed bonus while hear target re-added.]
    • [REMOVED]: "The movement speed bonus she gets for each vital hit has its duration doubled"
    • [ADDED]: "In additional, Fiora gains Duelist Dance's Movement speed bonus (X) while near the target"

Lee Sin
  • Safeguard (W1) shield increased from 40/100/160/220/280 to 60/115/170/225/280

  • Relentless Pursuit (E) cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 to 22/20/18/16/14

  • Base armor increased from 22 to 25

Eye of the Watchers
[NOTE: EotW has other changes currently testing on the PBE from earlier this cycle, including +10% cdr]
  • Total cost increased from 2200 to 2300

Frost Queen's Claim

[NOTE: FQC has other changes currently testing on the PBE from earlier this cycle, including +10% cdr]
  • Total cost increased from 2200 to 2300
  • [NEW] Now gives +5% cooldown reduction

Context & Notes

and that's just the wip it is

1) Riot Axes on Aatrox revert in today's PBE:
"I think we're not shipping Aatrox this patch, but expect stuff to come back in the next cycle. 
400 range was too much for the visuals and the changes just ended up incurring a lot of risk for the expected payoff. Still want to ship something for him soon, though."
2) Make sure to check out Meddler's Quick Gameplay Thoughts for 8/29, covering Inspiration Keystones, Ornn, and Spectator Cleanup.

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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