1/28 PBE Update: Skin Bios & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:27 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.3 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new skin bios 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 set of skin bios added:
Heartbreaker Vi
Vi plays fast and loose with the rules of love, leaving a long trail of broken hearts (and, sometimes, bodies) in her wake. After many years, she's finally encountered a new rival worthy of her strength-- almost too worthy. 
Heartpiercer Fiora
Fiora fancies herself the ultimate rival in all things romantic-- a duelist unsurpassed in swordsmanship and love. How ironic that she finally seems to have met her match... 
Arcanist Ziggs
Ziggs dwells at the crossroads of science and magic, striking an eccentric figure whose collection of enchanted artifacts and forbidden tomes rivals the greatest in the known world. He uses this arcane knowledge to make bombs. Magic bombs. Big ones. 
Spellthief Lux
She doesn't pull in coin like the Spellthief's Edge, and can't actually steal spells like Sylas, but technically Lux is learning and reproducing illegal magic. Sadly, “Illegal Spell Learner Lux” doesn't have quite the same ring to it. 
Eternum Rek'Sai
Somewhere, beneath the soil, you hear the scraping of metal. Suddenly, there comes a screech… A cry of hunger… Then, nothing. 
Eternum Nocturne
Your worst nightmare, embodied in the form of organic metal—it lingers, watching and waiting for the right moment to shroud all of existence in eternal darkness. 
Eternum Cassiopeia
In a world overrun by alien machines, this one seems especially intrigued by your presence. Its lithe, metal form slides toward you, begging for your attention. You take one look, and—

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.

  • Five Point Strike (Q)
    • [Removed] No longer heals Akali.
  • Twilight Shroud (W)
    • Cooldown increased from 21/18.5/16/13.5/11 to 21/19/17/15/13
    • [Removed] Akali is no longer hidden from towers when shrouded.

[Irelia has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Base Armor increased from 4 to 5
  • Ionian Fervor (Passive)
    • Attack speed increased from 6/9/12% to 8/10/12%
    • Damage on hit increased from 15/30/45 to 15/40/65

Lord Dominik's Regards
[This item has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • AD increased from 40 to 45

Molten Edge [Ornn Masterwork Item]
[Item changed to match updated Infinity Edge now testing on the PBE.]
  • +105 Attack Damage
  • +25% Critical Strike Chance
  • UNIQUE Passive:Critical strikes deal 225% damage instead of 200%.

Mortal Reminder
[This item has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • AD increased from 40 to 45

Statikk Shiv
[This item has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Attack speed increased from 35% to 40%

  • New Recipe: [BF Sword + Long Sword + Kircheis Shard + 650g]
  • Total cost increased from 2800 to 2900
  • AD lowered from 60 to 55
  • Attack speed lowered from 35% to 25%
  • Passives changed:
    • Passive: Moving and attacking will make an attack Energized.
    • UNIQUE Passive - Storm: Your Energized attacks deal 50 bonus magic damage on hit.
    • Your Energized effects have all of their respective effects increased by +30% and also slow for 40% movement speed decaying over 1 seconds.

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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