3/7 PBE Update: Hextech Alistar, Birdio, Pizza Delivery Sivir, New Ward Skin, & More

Posted on at 1:30 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.6 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new Hextech Alistar, Birdio, and Pizza Delivery Sivir skins, a new Pizza Chicken ward skin, several 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

New Skins

Following GGMF in the 3/6 PBE update, three new skins are now on the PBE - the crafting exclusive Hextech Alistar and the dynamic duo of Birdio and Pizza Delivery Sivir!

Hextech Alistar

[Available via Mythic Crafting in Loot]
[No full splash yet, but here is the centered splash asset!]

Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Hextech Alistar:
"Hextech Alistar is the latest and greatest in Piltover creations! 
  • New model and textures - He’s got a brand new mechanical body, accented with the finest blue crystals!
  • New VFX for all spells- Crystalline-infused magic!
  • New SFX for all spells - Wispy magic fused with hextech power!
  • New recall, dance and death animations - He cannot be contained! 
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your constructive thoughts and feelings on the new Hextech skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :] 
See you on the Rift! 
Hextech Alistar is obtainable via Mythic Crafting in Loot."


975 RP

Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Birdio:
"Have you ever wanted the bird-man himself to deliver you some chicken wings? Wait no longer, for it's Birdio, our fried chicken master! 
  • New model and textures - I hear the bird’s the word?!
  • New VFX for all spells, complete with delicious, golden chicken wings!
  • New SFX layers for all spells, full of bawk bawks!
  • New recall, dance and death animations, where the employee of the month becomes the dinner of the day! :o 
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your constructive thoughts and feelings on the new Galio skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :]
See you on the Rift! 
Birdio is set to be 975 RP.
Prices are subject to change"

Pizza Delivery Sivir

1350 RP
[Topping will change on Q use in future updates!]

Here's Katey Khaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Pizza Delivery Sivir:
"March 7th: She's a bit short on toppings, so she's only got pepperoni today. We've ordered a new shipment, so her (Q) will be fixed to shuffle toppings tomorrow! :) 
Making dreams, killing memes. Pizza Delivery Sivir is here to deliver.....pizza! She hits the Rift with: 
  • New model and textures, including a pizza crossblade!
  • New VFX for all spells, complete with a randomized pizza shuffle on her Q - Boomerang Blade! Her pizza weapon will randomly pick from pineapple/ham, mushroom/olives, and pepperoni.
  • New SFX for all spells, full of cheesy, gooey goodness!
  • New recall animation, where she’s guaranteed to deliver in 30 minutes or less!
Pizza Delivery Sivir is now available to play on PBE! As players who experience this content firsthand, your constructive feedback is appreciated. 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! ^-^ 
Pizza Delivery Sivir is set to be 1350 RP. 
Prices are subject to change"

New Chroma

Pug'Maw & Pizza Delivery Sivir have new chroma on the PBE! These are not yet available to purchase in store. Pug 'Maw has 8, looking like different dog breeds, and Sivir has 5 that include different pizzas.


8 Total

Pizza Delivery Sivir

5 Total
[Each chroma also has 3 separate pizza types! Look for more images later in the cycle!]

[Birdio Galio will have chroma but they may come in tomorrow's update]

New Ward Skin

A new ward skin featuring a pizza AND a chicken in today's update.

Pizza Chicken Ward


One for All is coming to PBE 

Here's Riot Popc0rner with details on the triumphant return of One for All for testing on the PBE!
"After a long hiatus, we're excited to bring One For All back to Summoner's Rift!
Ever wondered how fast 5 fully-geared Sivirs can run? Or what happens when a Tahm Kench eats a Tahm Kench who's eaten a Tahm Kench? Now's your chance to hop on PBE and find out. 
What's One For All?
  • 5v5 Battle on Summoner's Rift
  • All 5 players on each team play the same champion
  • Vote for your champion in Champ Select (Now with 5 bans!) 
What's new?
  • Summoner's Rift has been sped up for One For All. You'll start at level 3, gain experience and gold faster, and more!
  • Shields and most buffs now stack. The main exception is slows, which "stack", but only apply the single strongest value.
  • Four votes are required to lock in a champion, instead of three. 
Champions that haven't seen the light of OFA before:
  • Camille
  • Xayah
  • Rakan
  • Kayn
  • Ornn
  • Zoe
  • Kaisa 
Champions that have been reworked since last time:
  • Warwick
  • Galio
  • Urgot
  • Xin Zhao
  • Evelynn
  • Swain 
Disabled champions:
  • Teemo
  • Karthus 
Wait, did you say Summoner's Rift is faster? 
I did! We're trying to let people cut right to the fun of One For All, do the Wombo Combo™ a couple of times and then have the game end. During playtests, we found that the midgame was, by far, the most fun part of a game of OFA. Thus, most of the changes we made in this vein are intended to accelerate both teams into the midgame quickly, blend into the late-game for a while, and then tip decisively in the winning team's favor. As an extra benefit, being out-voted into a champion you don't like, or accidentally winding up in a really bad matchup isn't a big deal -- you can move onto the next game pretty quickly. 
Overall, we're shooting for a game length of 20-25 minutes. If you have a game that's significantly longer than that, we want to know about it! 
Thanks for reading, and as ever, let us know what you think!"

Waveclear work for 8.6 or later 

Here's Riot Repertoir with a thread on waveclear changes now testing on the PBE:
It's been noticed that there are some changes to minions on the PBE, and those haven't been socialized at all, so here's a place to discuss those things. 
Basic Idea 
The changes are primarily aimed at making it more difficult to easily clear minion waves. I think that some version of that is good primarily because it means you'll have to spend more time in your lane actively managing the wave, resulting in increased time for you and your opponent to interact with each other. The more opportunities you have to interact with your opponent, the more you can demonstrate your own skill over them, and League could use a more opportunities to demonstrate skill over your opponent that don't necessarily manifest as "push and roam" strategies or other map-influencing strategies. This aims to improve the ability for players to beat their opponent in lane. There will certainly be balance outliers created on the top end as a result of this work, and they will need to be addressed if we move forward. 
There are additional changes to minion gold value that concentrate it into cannons without meaningfully altering the amount of gold gained from minions (especially pre 20 minutes). This is another tactic to create regular conflict between lane opponents. 
Straight up, I do NOT expect these changes to be immediately popular. Still, I could see doing them if I thought they increased the quality of the game over the long term especially. Both those things said, I'm not necessarily convinced this is the perfect list to get the best results. It's on the PBE regardless so that there can be conversation around it before things are finalized. 
Here are the changes: 
"Upgrades" occur every 3 waves, so using the melee minion example below, they go from gaining 18 Health (plus 0.3 per upgrade) every 3 waves to ganing 21 Health every 3 waves.
  • Melee Minions
    • Base HP :: 473 >>> 480
    • HP Growth :: 18 +0.3/upgrade >>> 21
    • Gold Value :: 20 >>> 21
    • Gold Value Growth :: 0.125 >>> 0
  • Caster Minions
    • Base HP :: 296 >>> 320
    • HP Growth :: 6 >>> 14
    • Gold Value :: 17 >>> 14
    • Gold Value Growth :: 0.125 >>> 0
  • Cannon Minions
    • Base HP :: 828 >>> 900
    • HP Growth :: 23 +0.3/upgrade >>> 50
    • Gold Value :: 45 >>> 60
    • Gold Value Growth :: 0.35 >>> 3
Thanks in advance for any input."


  • The six new emotes that showed up in the 3/6 PBE update now have names: "Hype Kitty, Tyrant Urf, Draven Approves!, Raise your Dongers!, Joy Pengu, and Heeere's Poppy!"

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.

  • Orb of Deception (Q):
    • [Removed] No longer grants movement speed.
  • Fox-Fire (W) :
    • Cooldown lowered from 9/8/7/6/5 to 8/7/6/5/4
    • Initial delay increased from 0.25 to 0.6
    • AP ratio increased from 30% to 40%
  • Charm (E):
    • Damage changed from 60/95/130/165/200 (+60% AP) to 60/90/120/150/180 (+40% AP)
    • [New Effect] When Charm deals damage to a champion, Ahri's abilities deal 20% more damage to them for 5 seconds.
  • Spirit Rush (R) AP ratio increased from 25% to 35%

Lee Sin
  • Flurry (Passive) Energy Return increased from [20/10] to [20/10 (at lv 1) - 30/15 (at lv 11)] 

  • Gleaming Quill (Q) AP ratio increased from 50% to 60%
  • Grand Entrance (W) AP ratio increased from 50% to 70%
  • Battle Dance (E)
    • Range increased from 600 to 700
    • Bonus range toward Xayah lowered from 400 to 300

Guinsoo's Rageblade
[the rageblade has experimental changes in testing on PBE. ]
  •  3/7 PBE has a new version where stacks grant +% AP and +%AD.
Guinsoo's Rageblade 
COST: 3000g 
[AMP Tome + Recurve Bow + Pickaxe +G]
+25 AD
+25 AP
+25% Attack Speed 
UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks against champions grant +8% Attack Speed, +3% Attack Damage, and +3% Ability Power for 4 seconds (stacks up to 6 times). While you have 6 stacks, gain Guinsoo's Rage. 
Guinsoo's Rage: Every other basic attack will trigger on hit effects an additional time. While at 3 stacks, melee champions' next attack will grant 3 stacks.]

Statikk Shiv
[Missed in 3/6 PBE Update]
  • [Removed] No longer deals bonus damage to minions.

Summoner Spells

  • Cooldown increased from 240 seconds to 270 seconds

[Context post from Riot Repertoir]

Melee Minions
  • Base HP increased from 473 to 480
  • HP Growth increased from [18 +0.3/upgrade] to 21
  • Gold Value increased from 20 to 21
  • Gold Value Growth lowered from 0.125 to 0
Caster Minions
  • Base HP increased from 296 to 320
  • HP Growth increased from 6 to 14
  • Gold Value lowered from 17 to 14
  • Gold Value Growth lowered from 0.125 to 0
Cannon Minions
  • Base HP increased from 828 to 900
  • HP Growth increased from 23 +0.3/upgrade to 50
  • Gold Value increased from 45 to 60
  • Gold Value Growth lowered from 0.35 to 3

Context & Notes

1) Here's ricklessabandon with context and a changelist for Ahri in today's PBE update:
[1] okay, have a bit of ahri info for anyone waiting on pbe iterations — going to have two different versions to try out, one for wednesday and another for thursday wednesday version is going to put more power into charm thursday version is going to put more power into spirit rush
[2] both versions will have movement speed removed from orb of deception, and both versions will have minor adjustments to fox-fire
[3] here's a preview of the wednesday version — we'll be looking out for feedback on how this version feels to play, as well what kinds of things about it players might like to see adjusted, before swapping over to the next iteration

2) Regarding the Guinsoo's Rageblade PBE iterations in 8.6, Meddler explained:
"We're experimenting with some different directions, including melee/ranged splits, whether it should be a hybrid item or not, whether it should be a rush item or something that you pair with previously built on hit stuff, whether it should have a stat line that forces Adaptive stats to AP etc. One of our goals is to try and open it up to more users, without just buffing it even more for those it's already strong on. Not sure what the team's thoughts are on the current version on the PBE, it only went into testing a day or two ago (had different changes again before that). Will pick their brains and get some more thoughts in for Friday."
3) PhRoXzOn noted a changelist and context for changes on Lee Sin coming in today's PBE update:
[1] Gathering thoughts on Lee Sin: The following is hitting PBE today, but we're still iterating on stuff internally: 
Energy Return :: 20/10 >>> 20/10 (at lv1) - 30/15 (at lv11) 
- When Lee gets CDR and runs out of energy, feels like a kick in the teeth for an already
bad late game.

[2] Speculative changes (still in testing): 
- Q range increase (1100 >>> 1200). 
* With reduced access to wards and hops; improving access to big Q -> hop plays.
* W->E is pretty optimal in most cases, so leading with Q I'd imagine is not too powerful.
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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