4/23 PBE Update: Summoner Icon, Login Themes, & More

Posted on at 3:42 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.9 PBE cycle, today's patch includes a new summoner icons, new MSI 2019 and Houses 2019 login themes, balance changes, & 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 Icon

A lone esports summoner icon was added in today's update:

MSI 2019 Login Theme

A new login  themed around MSI 2019 is now on the PBE:

Houses 2019 Login Theme

A new login theme, titled "Houses 2019" was also added to the PBE:


  • Blitzcrank VFX Update spotlight:

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.

[Changelist - These changes are relative to LIVE!]
  • HP5 lowered from 8 to 5
  • Deathbringer Stance (Passive)
    • [Removed] Reduces healing and shielding on champions
    • [New] Heals Aatrox for the bonus damage dealt
    • Bonus damage lowered from [8-16%] to [5-10%]
    • Cooldown lowered from 25 to 15
    • Cooldown reducing effect changed from [2 seconds per spellcast + 2 for hitting champions with sweetspots] to [2 seconds per damaging attack or spell on enemy champions and large monsters + 2 on sweetspot hit]
    • Maximum bonus damage against monsters lowered from 400 to 100
    • Attack frame adjusted to more closely match other basic attacks
  • The Darkin Blade (Q)
    • Cooldown start time changed from [on Q1 cast] to [after Q cast sequence ends]
    • Damage increased from 10/25/40/55/70 to 10/30/50/70/90
    • Cooldown lowered from 16/15/14/13/12 to 12/10.5/9/7.5/6
    • Max time between casts lowered from 3.4 to 3
  • Infernal Chains (W)
    • Slow changed from 15/20/25/30/35% to 35%
    • Cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 to 26/23/20/17/14
  • Umbral Dash (E)
    • [Removed] Grants attack damage for 1.5 seconds
    • Passive healing source changed from [physical champion damage] to [non-periodic champion damage of any type]
  • World Ender (R)
    • [Removed] Revive as a baseline World Ender effect
    • [Removed] Bonus movement speed on cast and while out of combat with champions
    • [Removed] Allied minion fear
    • [Removed] Freezes Q cast sequence on Revive
    • [Removed] Triggering a Revive no longer clears short buffs on Aatrox (ex. Conqueror stacks)
    • [New] Aatrox gains 60/80/100% Movement Speed decaying over World Ender's duration
    • [New] Aatrox receives 40/55/70% increased healing during World Ender
    • [New] On takedown, extend World Ender by 5 seconds, refresh the Movement Speed, and Revive upon taking lethal damage
    • Cooldown start time changed from [After R ends] to [On Cast]
    • Cooldown lowered from 160/140/120 to 140/120/100
    • Cast time lowered from .5s to .25s
    • Revive self slow increased from 25% to 99%
    • Revive heal changed from [10-50% Max HP] to [30% max HP]

  • Twilight Shroud (W) 
    • extended duration lowered from 8/8.5/9/9.5/10 to 7/7.5/8/8.5/9
    • cooldown increased from 21/19/17/15/13 to 25/22/19/16/13

  • Decimate (Q)
    • Blade damage increased from 40/70/100/130/160 to 50/80/110/140/170
    • Heal increased from 12/24/36% missing health to 15/30/45% missing health
      • (based on # of enemy champs hit by blade, capping at 3)

  • Devastating Charge (E) 
    • Min damage lowered from 45/80/115/150/185 to 45/75/105/135/165
    • Max damage lowered from 90/160/230/300/370 to 90/150/210/270/330

Jarvan IV
  • Base HP lowered from 571.2 to 570
  • Mana lowered from 302.2 to 300
  • Mana regen lowered from 1.3512 to 1.3
  • Golden Aegis (W) bonus shield changed from [+2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3% of J4's Max health per nearby enemy champion)] to [1.5% of J4's Max health per nearby enemy champion]
  • Demacian Standard (E) cooldown increased from 11 to 12

  • Ring of Frost (W)
    • Damage increased from 70/100/130/160/190 to 70/105/140/175/210
    • AP ration increased from 30% to 60%

  • Bramble Smash (Q) damage increased from 65/105/145/185/225 to 70/115/160/205/250

  • Black Shield (E) 
    • Shield strength lowered from 70/140/210/280/350 to 60/120/180/240/300
    • Cooldown increased from 23/21/19/17/15 to 26/24/22/20/18

  • Base AD lowered from 65.5 to 64
  • AD per level lowered from 3.35 to 3
  • Prey Seeker (Burrowed Q) cooldown increased from 11/10/9/8/7 to 12/11.5/11/10.5/10

  • Attack speed per level increased from 2 to 3 
  • Shadow Dash (E) bonus health as damage increased from 12% to 15%

  • Kingslayer (W) base damage increased from 50/75/100/125/150 to 60/90/120/150/180

  • Frenzy (W) bonus attack speed per stack increased from 4/8/12/16/20% to 5/10/15/20/25%

  • AD increased from 25 to 35

  • AD increased from 25 to 35

Transcendence (S3)
  • Adaptive bonus reverted from [1.8 AD or 3 AP] to [1.2 AD or 2 AP] 

Context & Notes

1) Riot Repertoir provided an updated Aatrox changelist that should be testing on the PBE today:
Aatrox current list (see image) updated for 4/23 PBE push. General stuff going on:  
Testing showed him to be a bit overtuned.
Nerfed some stuff.
New healing amp on R seems cool but needed tuning.
Switching Q CD paradigm to start CD after sequence (Q CD reduced as well)
He also provided an image overview of balance for this cycle:
"See image for overview of the 9.9 patch following the last round of additions. Stuff added today:  
Champ Buffs - Darius, Ekko, Lissandra, Maokai, Shen, Sylas, Volibear
Champ Nerfs - Akali, Hecarim, J4, Morg (support), Rek'Sai
Champ Adjustments - Kindred
Item Buffs - Manamune"

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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