6/19 PBE Update: Aatrox Login Theme & Base/Skin Tweaks

Posted on at 12:48 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.13 PBE cycle, today's patch includes a new login theme featuring Aatrox's champion update, tweaks to his base and Justicar Aatrox, 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

Continued Aatrox Champion Update Testing

As the Aatrox champion update continues testing on the PBE, today's update brings us base model changes as noted by Reav3 [look for a slight color difference on body, wings and sword]:

Justicar Aatrox now has a unique recall:

Aatrox Champion Update Login Theme

A new login theme featuring Aatrox is now on the PBE:


  • VS 2018 event loading screen and Summoner's Rift accents enabled:

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.


Dr. Mundo
  • Masochism (E) 
    • max bonus AD lowered from 60/100/140/180/220 to 60/90/120/150/180
    • minimum bonus AD lowered from 30/50/70/90/110 to 30/45/60/75/90

  • Drunken Rage (W) cooldown lowered from 8/7/6/5/4 to 5 at all ranks.

  • Base AD reverted from 62 to 60
  • Defiant Dance (W)
    • minimum damage changed from [14/30/46/62/78 (+40% AD) (+30% AP)] to [10/25/40/55/70 (+50% AD)(+40% AP)]
      • Vs. Live: from [10/30/50/70/90 (+60% AD) (+40% AP)] to [10/25/40/55/70 (+50% AD)(+40% AP)]
    • maximum damage changed from [35/75/115/155/195 (+100% AD) (+75% AP)] to [20/50/80/110/140 (+100 AD)(80% AP)]
      • Vs. Live: from [20/60/100/140/180 (+120% AD) (+80%AP)]
         to [20/50/80/110/140 (+100 AD)(80% AP)]
    • Damage amp (full charge) reverted from 150% to 100%
  • Flawless Duet (E) mark duration lowered from 6 seconds to 5 seconds

Jarvan IV
  • Demacian Standard (E) 
    • cooldown lowered from 13/12.5/12/11.5/11 to 11 at all ranks
    • damage increased from 60/105/150/195/240 to 80/120/160/200/240

  • Zap! (W) AD ratio reverted from 160% to 140%

  • Nether Blade (W) 
    • active AP increased from 70% to 80%
    • [This ability now has a "invisible" mana cost and can now stack Tear, etc]
  • Riftwalk (R) AP increased from 30% to 40%

  • Blood Boil (W) 
    • [New] now adds [5% per 100 AP] to Ability Power 
    • [New] now adds [5% per 100 AP] to Attack Speed
    • Attack speed lowered from 25/30/35/40/45% to 20/24/28/32/36%

  • Blade of the Exile (R) extra AD increased from 20% at all ranks to 20/25/30%

  • Insanity Potion (R) stats changed from 35/60/85 to 30/60/90

  • Explosive Charge (E) 
    • AD ratio lowered from [50/70/90/110/130% Bonus AD] to [50/65/80/95/110% Bonus AD]
      • Vs Live: from [50/60/70/80/90% Bonus AD] to [50/65/80/95/110% Bonus AD]
    • bomb damage reverted from 60/67.5/75/82.5/90 to 60/70/80/90/100

[Twitch has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Spray and Pray (R) AD reverted from 20/40/60 to 20/30/40

  • Silver Bolts (W) bonus true damage reverted from [4/6.5/9/11.5/14% enemy max HP] to [4/6/8/10/12% enemy max HP] 

  • HP per level lowered from 96 to 93
  • Base HP lowered from 537 to 477

  • Spell Thief (W)
    • movement speed lowered from 30/40/50/60/70% to 20/25/30/35/40%
    • movement speed duration lowered from 2/2.5/3/3.5/4 to 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3

Context & Notes

1) - None today! -

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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