8/20 PBE Update: Skin Bios, Summoner Icon Tweaks, Balance Changes & More

Posted on at 5:22 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.17 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new skin bios, summoner icon tweaks, tentative SR and TFT 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


  • Skin bios added: 
    • Skin Line
      • Full Metal
    • Elderwood Veigar: "A small number of the Elderwood's children remain largely unaffected by the growing influence of the Coven, to the relief of scholars and storytellers alike. Unfortunately, those particular children are some of the most whimsical and dangerous, including among their number the insane goblin Veigar and his cursed, hallucinogenic toadstools."
    • Elderwood Ahri: "Fables of the trickster spirit Ahri have been part of mankind's history for countless generations. Fair-skinned and eternally youthful, she is portrayed as a curious, quizzical member of the Elderwood's feyfolk... though in recent years her heart has hardened, as she fights a growing corruption within her ancestral home."
    • Elderwood Nocturne: "The great corpses of the Old Gods fed the land, and in time even the Elderwood would come to grow over their putrid rot-- hiding it, perhaps, for a time. But the Gods never truly died and, with the resurgence of the Coven, one has risen again-- Nocturne, the Eternal Nightmare."
    • Infernal Varus: "The Infernal Varus rips massive gouts of magma from the foundation of the earth, before firing them in volleys at those who would fight back against him. Each arrow lands with the ferocity of an exploding volcano, reducing all resistance to ash."
    • Full Metal Pantheon: "A former Full Metal Robot Fighting League champion (2x reign, 14 title defenses), Pantheon was forced to retire in disgrace after a scandal involving Targon Fabrications. Reemerging from retirement to face the chosen champion, Jayce, Pantheon may be damaged, but has found that revenge adequately charges his weapon systems."
    • Infernal Galio: "A black-hearted monstrosity leading the hellish Infernal hordes, Galio is titanic even by the standards of his fiery kin. His steps melt the very bedrock beneath him, swallowing entire armies without so much as a second thought."
    • Infernal Shen: "An Infernal warrior risen from the raging depths of the underworld, Shen appears on battlefields in the blink of an eye, shielding his fellow titans from even the most well-organized resistance."
    • Full Metal Jayce: "Backed by RiotCorp as the Full Metal Fighting League's first corporately sanctioned champion, Jayce has dethroned Pantheon and won the hearts of audiences worldwide-- especially those who realize they gain 15 Riot Points every time they cheer his cyclonic blasts."
    • Full Machine Viktor: "Created from the same circuitry as the Full Metal champion, Jayce, Viktor was cast into the tunnels beneath the robot fighting arenas to serve as a janitoribot-- while his twin was groomed for glory, simulcast en espaƱol. Upgrading himself with the cast-offs of the destroyed, he has sworn la venganza."
    • Full Metal Rammus: "Those who make it to the Full Metal Robot Fighting League-- the premier institution for gear-crunching, robot-on-robot violence-- must often face off against the fearsome Full Metal Rammus. It is an initial rite of passage, faced by every contender-bot, that leaves entire arenas in tremors..."
  • Rainbow chroma asset for Elderwood Veigar added:
  • Elderwood Veigar summoner icon tweaked (eye shine moved):

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.

  • Base HP lowered from 580 to 520

  • MP5 increased from 9.335 to 9.5
  • Winds of War (Q) cooldown lowered from 14/13/12/11/10 to 12/11.5/11/10.5/10
  • Shield of Durand (W) 
    • minimum damage increased from 10/20/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65/80
    • max damage increased from 30/60/90/120/150 to 60/105/150/195/240

  • Base AD increased from 67 to 69
  • Base mana increased from 231.8 to 250
  • Mana per level increased from 35 to 45

[Kayle has tons of changes testing on the PBE!]
  • Starfire Spellblade (E) Passive damage AP ratio lowered from 30% to 25%

  • Shield of Daybreak (Q) cooldown lowered from 6 to 5

  • Inherent Glamour (P) now able to cancel disguise

  • Comet Spear (Q) 
    • [New] Tap Q now crits targets below 25%
  • Aegis Assault (E) 
    • [Removed] No longer takes reduced damage from Monsters

  • Audacity (E) damage lowered from 70/105/140/175/210 to 50/85/120/155/190
  • Supreme Display of Talent (R) cooldown changed from 120/100/80 to 120 at all ranks

  • Base MR increased from 30 to 34
  • Spell Flux (E) damage increased from 60/80/100/120/140 to 70/90/110/130/150

  • Max health lowered from 300/600/1000 to 250/500/900

  • Dodge change increased from 30/55% to 35/60%

  • Chance to gain double attack speed increased from 25/65% to 35/70%

  • Heal lowered from 30 to 25
    • Vs Live: from 35 to 25

  • Ability damage changed from 250/600/950 to 300/600/900

  • Ability AD increased from 30/60/90 to 50/100/150

  • Ability attack speed lowered from 75/100/125% to 60/80/100%

  • Ability slow duration lowered from 5/8/11 to 5/7/9

  • Ability immunity duration lowered from 2/3/4 to 2/2.5/3

  • Ability damage changed from 150/250/350 to 100/225/350

  • Ability damage lowered from 200/325/450 to 175/300/425

[New TFT champion testing on the PBE!]
  • Deals damage equal to 30/40/50% of target's max health and stuns for 4/6/8s

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided changelists for balance this cycle:
"Patch 9.17 preview with the changes here: 
Yasuo and Kindred buffs removed, Panth scope expanded slightly."

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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