3/22 PBE Update: New Summoner Icons, LEC Login, & More

Posted on at 1:15 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.7 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new summoner icons, a login theme for the LEC 2019 Spring Split, 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

Summoner Icons

Two new summoner icons are now on the PBE:

Season 2019 - Split 2 Icon

Bilgewater 2019 Icon

LEC Spring 2019 Login Theme

A new login theme for the LEC is now on the PBE:


  • Dunkmaster Ivern chroma assets updated, now showing off his matching shoes:

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.

  • [All changes reverted to live values!]

  • AD lowered from 52 to 50
  • AD per level lowered from 2.5 to 2
  • Celestial Blessing (W) 
    • Movement speed lowered from 26/32/38/44/50% to 24/28/32/36/40%
    • AP increased from 8% to 9%
  • Starfire Spellblade (E)
    • Mana cost changed from 50/55/60/65/70 to 60 at all ranks
    • Target's missing health as bonus damage changed from [10/12.5/15/17.5/20%] to [10/11/12/13/14% (+1% per 85 AP)]

Ghost Poro (D3)
[Ghost Poro has changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • [Effect Changed] "When your wards expire, they leave behind a Ghost Poro, which grants vision for 60s. Nearby enemy champions scare the Ghost Poro away.
Gain an adaptive bonus of 1.2 Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power for every Ghost Poro spawned.  
After spawning 10 poros, additionally gain 10 adaptive force."

Eyeball Collection (D3)
  • Now gain 1 eyeball on takedown (kill or assist)
  • AD increased from .6 to 1.2
  • AP increased from 1 to 2
  • Complete collection amount lowered from 20 to 10

Zombie Ward (D3)
  • No longer does bonus damage to champions after killing a ward
  • [New] Gain an adaptive bonus of 1.2 Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power for every Zombie Ward spawned. 
  • [New] After spawning 10 Zombie Wards , additionally gain 10 adaptive force.

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot August with a changelist for Kayle in today's PBE update:
"Despite assertions that Kayle was "Getting nerfed cause Rito lost to her in a silver game," her winrate went up this patch by 1-2% (high MMR went up more) due to the W and E buffs we put in. 
Likely too strong in all MMR's. Prepping nerfs for 9.7 that make her more item dependent"

2)Here's Squad5 with more context on Eyeball Collection:
"To clarify on Eyeball Collection, you still get a stack on assist - takedowns are both kills and assists. Now you gain the same amount for killing or assisting, and the max amount needed is reduced. 
Edit: I can see now that it looks like it reads that Zombie Ward and Ghost Poro stack infinitely - that's not the case, both of them only stack up to 10 just like Eyeball Collection. The total Adaptive you gain from each of them is the exact same."

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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