3/25 PBE Update: New Skin Bios, Tentative Balance Changes, & 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 skin bios, 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


  • The Practice Tool has had a few buttons added to the menu:
    • Win the Game: Destroys the enemy Nexus.
    • Stack Tear: 750/750.
  • A handful of skin bios were added this cycle:
    • Skin Line names:
      • Albion
      • Cats Versus Dogs
      • Wonders of the World
      • Day Job
      • Definitely Not
      • High Society
      • Dunkmaster
      • Commando
      • Invaders
      • Mad Scientists
    • Skin Bios:
      • Mad Scientist Ziggs: The last time Ziggs plugged two electromagnetic charges into his brain, he almost exploded. Maybe, three will do the trick.
      • Dunkmaster Darius: Sporting over a hundred different endorsement deals and tens of millions of fans the world over, Darius has transformed himself from a showy basketball prodigy to the world's leading authority on dunking. He has recently perfected the Dunktown Express, where he dunks so hard that all public transit on the planet simultaneously explodes.
      • Guerilla Tristana: The beauty of guerilla warfare is attacking an enemy that has their guard down, is unfamiliar with the terrain, and doesn't know who-- or what-- is engaging them. The beauty of being a two foot tall Yordle with a cannon the size of a mastiff hound is that no enemy would ever understand what hit them anyway.
      • Mad Scientist Singed: Everyone thinks Singed is crazy. In reality, he's just a normal scientist with a penchant for bright neon colors.
      • Commando Galio: Issues with the military industrial complex notwithstanding, why would a government put all its petricite resources into a giant statue that punches things? Or a pair of sunglasses big enough for one to wear?
      • Special Forces Gangplank: How special are the special forces? Let's put it this way: they're the only unit in the military with unlimited access to oranges.
      • UFO Corki: Everyone said this model wouldn't fly, but Corki's never let himself be discouraged by others being reasonable.
      • Dunkmaster Ivern: Daisy and Ivern first started as a basketball doubles pair on the mean streets of Kumungu jungle-- but then a chance encounter with then-NBA commissioner John Brambleback pushed them both into the national spotlight. They've been tearing up the court on the professional circuit ever since.
      • Commando Xin Zhao: An expert at jungle warfare, Xin Zhao can harpoon a fruit from the rainforest canopy at a hundred yards. He just chooses not to, because it gets fruit chunks all over his spear.
      • Commando Jarvan IV: Yes, those are guns strapped to Jarvan's arms and legs. No, he can't shoot them.
      • Hextech Jarvan IV: The Hextech Renaissance appealed not only to those with backgrounds in science, but also to those looking for an escape from their day-to-day lives. For the young Prince Jarvan, it presented the chance to enhance his martial skill-- with technology that would have never been accepted within his father's kingdom.
      • Alien Invader Heimerdinger: No one believed Heimerdinger when he tried to warn them about the invaders from outer space. They believed when he took off the wig.
      • Commando Garen: Most commandos excel at amphibious attacks and military paragliding. This one spins very fast toward things while holding a giant sword. It's basically the same.
      • Commando Lux: Soundproof ear protectors, a multispectral heat visor, lace-up knee-high boots, and a double-sided flamethrower that shoots lasers instead of fire? Lux really does have it all.

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.

  • Command: Attack (Q) damage increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 70/100/130/160/190
  • Command: Shockwave (R) damage increased from 150/225/300 to 175/250/325

  • Unique Passive - Immolate: Bonus damage to minions and monsters increased from 200% to 300%

[New Effect] Wit's End
  • Total Cost: 2900g
  • Recipe: [Recurve Bow + Negatron Cloak + Dagger + 880g]
    • +50% Attack Speed
    • +50 Magic Resist
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • UNIQUE Passive - At Wit's End: Deal [20 - 80] magic damage on hit. While below half health, heal for 25% of this effect's damage dealt - increased to 100% for Melee Champions.

Aftershock (R1)
  • Armor and Magic resist changed from [70 - 120] to [20 - 170]
  • [Removed] Damage no longer has AP or AD ratios

Ghost Poro (D3) 
[Ghost Poro has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • [Tooltip clarified] "Gain an adaptive bonus of 1.2 Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power for every Ghost Poro spawned, up to 10."

Zombie Ward (D3)
[Zombie ward has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • [Tooltip clarified] "Gain an adaptive bonus of 1.2 Attack Damage or 2 Ability Power for every Zombie Ward spawned, up to 10."

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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