9/24 PBE Update: High Noon Skins, Icons & More

Posted on at 10:07 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 9.20 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new High Noon skins for Ashe, Darius, and Hecarim, new summoner icons, ward skins, 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

Champion Skins

Three new skins are now on the PBE:

High Noon Ashe

High Noon Ashe has new special interactions:

Check out her full voiceover:

High Noon Darius

High Noon Hecarim

Ashe VO Update

Ashe's voiceover has been updated this cycle!


While there are no images yet, each of the skins this cycle have file strings for chromas present on the PBE!

High Noon Ashe

High Noon Darius
[6 Chromas + LPP Exclusive Emerald]

High Noon Hecarim
[5 Chromas]

Summoner Icons

A handful of new summoner icons are now on the PBE!

High Noon 2019 Icon

High Noon Hecarim Border Icon, High Noon Ashe Border Icon, High Noon Darius Border Icon

High Noon Hecarim Chroma Icon, High Noon Ashe Chroma Icon, High Noon Chroma Border Icon

10th Anniversary Summoner Icon, 2019 MSI G2 Winners Icon

Ward Skins

Two new ward skins are now on the PBE!

Frontier Devil Ward

10th Anniversary Ward


New emotes are now on the PBE!

Happy 10!, One Corn Chip, What In Tarnation

Worlds 2019 Login Theme

A new login theme is now on the PBE!


  • 10th Anniversary loading screen tips added:
    • When Anivia turns into an egg, your chat name will become "Eggnivia". Because you're an egg.
    • In the bot lane lives a little frog named George. If you spook him, he might jump out of the Rift.
    • Pulsefire Ezreal can visit--and has visited--every single skinline universe! (Including a few he's keeping a secret.)
    • When Braum buys Tier 1 boots he says, "These are too tight". When he buys Tier 2 boots he says, "Ha ha, perfect!
    • The retired item, Philospher's Stone, hangs upon a monument in the bottom half of the jungle.  
    • Dark Star Cho'gath was designed by a player named Bryan along with the LoL dev team.
    • The Blue Sentinels will dance with Popstar Ahri if you hit Ctrl + 3. 
    • Night Hunter Rengar will put on a hat when you hit Ctrl + 5.
    • Tahm Kench will make the scuttle crab dance when you hit Ctrl + 3.
    • When Galaxy Slayer Zed kills another Zed he says, "Look at the skill. Look at the moves. Zed, what was that!?
    • When hit by Lulu's W, the champion's name will turn into Squill.
    • Pyke's knife will change color if you hit Ctrl + 5.
    • Zoe twirls, jump ropes and yo-yos with her stars if you press Ctrl + 5 while walking.
    • Kai'sa will put on her helmet if you press Ctrl + 5.
    • When Leona's passive, Sunlight, hits champs wearing shades such as Vayne, her damage will be reduced by 1.
    • Who will be the World Champion this year, on League's 10th anniversary?
    • At the end of Season 1, the player Voyboy was Rank 1 in NA.
    • Silver Scrapes was originally composed by Danny McCarthy.
    • Remember the days of 4.20 Warwick and Devourer? We don't!
    • Udyr was the first new champion released after the original forty champions.
    • In 2010, we officially lost count of Amumu's tears.
    • Off the coast of Australia, a Nautilus statue is growing into an artificial coral reef. 
    • In 2015, Gangplank was apparently killed by Miss Fortune. He left the rift briefly before returning with an amputated arm and a grimmer temper. 
    • The Ionian Boots of Lucidity were added after a battle where Ionia reclaimed its southern provinces from Noxus.
    • EU was the first region to run Supports in the bot lane.
    • HotshotGG pioneered the Split Push strategy in Season 1.
    • League of Legends was officially released on October 27, 2009.
    • "Has it been a decade already? That's fifty-four in magical cat years." - Yuumi
    • League of Legends originally launched with a subtitle: Clash of Fates.
    • Awkward confession. League of Legends is only six years old on Mac.
    • The Music of League of Legends - Volume 1 released in 2015. Volume 1?!
    • There are many ways to measure League of Legends: in years, in Teemos (Summoners Rift is 190 long!), and 200 IQ plays.
    • Summoners Rift has had four shopkeepers. One of them was named Manbacon. No lie.
    • League of Legends is localized in 19 languages.
    • During Worlds 2014, with 1 HP left on their nexus, OMG came back to defeat FNC in a game that lasted 71 minutes and 29 seconds.
    • Two of the most iconic cross map Ashe arrows were shot by aAa YellOwStaR in Season 1 and ROX PraY in Season 6.
    • M5 Diamondprox was one of the first pro players to revolutionize the early meta by counter-jungling.
    • Odyssey Kayn doesn't know Rhaast is a Dark Star corruptant. Shhh, nobody tell him. It's funnier that way.
    • Atma's Impaler, Wriggles Lantern, Heart of Gold, Force of Nature, and Philosopher's Stone are all retired items that sometimes reappear.
    • Player names have inspired some key items in League of Legends (Athene's, Ohmwrecker, and Maw of Malmortius)
    • League of Legends was at one point released in a physical box.
    • League of Legends currently has 145 champions. And we are still making more! 
    • WILLUMPBOT is the creator of all the Loading Screen Tips.
    • High Noon was rebooted into High Noon Gothic because demon cowboys are better than cowboy cowboys.
    • The city in PROJECT has only ever been referred to as The City. Does it have a name? Smells like a corporate conspiracy.
    • Whenever a developer says "corruption" they have to put a dollar in the corruption jar.
    • The Coven are very fashionable witches who want to bring a very unfashionable end to civilization.
    • Remember that giant Thresh puppet? It now watches us from above the front door of the NA LCS studio.
    • At IEM Katowice in 2013, xPeke won the game by backdooring the Nexus as Kassadin.
    • The 2016 Worlds in Los Angeles was the first time a piece of music scored for a 5th match was ever played live.
  • Another set of "Narrative" game startup tips were added:
    • King Santon of Demacia avoided civil war with a game of Tellstones, saving thousands of lives.
    • Demacians play a variant of Tellstones called “King's Gambit”, in honor of Santon the Great.
    • Despite the game's popularity across Runeterra, no one seems to know where Tellstones originated...
    • The Dauntless Vanguard play their own version of Tellstones, and use it to settle disputes within the ranks.
  • Championship Ryze's loading screens were updated with the typical black edging (was not present in old version):

  • File strings for a new TFT map were added, no names or images at the moment, just a placeholder space.

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: 1 / 2 / 3 - Back for more testing this cycle!]
  • Base HP lowered from 616.28 to 615
  • HP per level increased from 84.25 to 85
  • Base MR lowered from 32.1 to 32
  • Attack speed per level increased from 2.9% to 3%
  • Perseverance (Passive)
    • [Removed] No longer doubles below (25/50%) health
    • Cooldown changed from 9/4 to 6 at all ranks
    • Changed from  [non-epic monsters don't break passive at level 11] to [non-epic monsters never break it]
    • Heal amount changed from [2%/8%] to [1.5/1.7/1.9/2.1/2.3/2.5/3.4/4.3/5.2/6.1/7/7.9/8.8/9.2/9.6/10/10.4/10.8%] 
  • Courage (W) 
    • Resists per stack lowered from .33 to .25
    • Resists cap lowered from 50 to 30
    • Minion kills to max stacks increased from 150 to 160
    • [New] Gains a shield that block [12% health] damage
      • 60% tenacity now lasts as long as shield holds
    • [Removed] No longer takes 60% less damage for the first .75 seconds
  • Judgment (E)
    • Tick changed from [5+1 per 3 levels (max 10)] to [7+1 per 15% attack speed]
    • Base damage changed from 14/18/22/26/30 to 9/15/21/27/33
    • AD ratio changed from .36/.37/.38/.39/.4 to .28/.31/.34/.37/.40
    • Hits needed to shred armor increased from 4 to 6
    • [Removed] No longer deals 33% bonus damage if hitting only one enemy
    • [New] now deals 3/5/7/9/11 (+9-13.5% AD)  bonus damage if there is only one enemy in range
  • Demacian Justice (R)
    • [Removed] the Villainy passive
    • Changed from [deals magic damage] to [always deals True Damage]
    • Damage changed from [175/350/525 (+28.6/33.3/40% of missing HP)] to [150/300/450 (+20/25/30% of missing HP)]

[Changelist - Doesn't match exactly!]
  • Backstab (P)
    • Shaco's basic attack, Deceive, and Two-Shiv Poison have additional effects when striking from behind.
      • Basic attack: Deals an additional 10-25 (scaling with level) (+0.15 bAD) damage. This damage can crit.
      • Deceive: Crits for 130% damage.
      • Two-Shiv Poison: Deals an additional 15-50 (scaling with level) (+0.1 AP) damage.
  • Deceive (Q)
    • Stealth Duration increased from [1.5/2.25/3/3.75/4.5s] to [2.5/2.75/3/3.25/3.5s]
    • Cooldown lowered from 16/15.5/15/14.5/14s] to [12/11.5/11/10.5/10s]
    • [REMOVED] Cooldown is no longer reduced by 2.5 seconds upon triggering Deceive's bonus damage. 
    • Damage changed from [10/20/30/40/50 (+0.4 bAD)] to [25/35/45/55/65 (+0.25 bAD)]
      • This damage can crit.
    • AP Ratio removed.
  • Jack in the Box (W)
    • Now fires at all nearby targets.
    • Single-Target Damage: 35/50/65/80/95 (+0.2 AP) (unchanged)
    • AoE Damage: 15/20/25/30/35 (+0.1 AP)
  • Two-Shiv Poison (E)
    • Damage Type changed from [Physical] to [Magic]
    • Damage changed from [55/80/105/130/155 (+0.6/0.75/0.9/1.05/1.2 bAD) (+0.75 AP)] to [70/95/110/125/140 (+.08 bAD) (+0.7 AP)
    • Execute changed from [0-50% increased damage based on missing health] to [50% increased damage targets below 30% health]
  • Hallucinate (R)
    • Boxes trigger immediately, fearing enemies at the clone's death location and firing on the nearest enemies.
      • Note: Damage/ratio are down due to the dramatically increased reliability on the boxes. Overall effect of an R explosion is generally up when this is taken into account.
    • Damage lowered from [200/300/400 (+1.0 AP)] to [150/225/300 (+0.7 AP)]
    • Box Single-Target Damage changed from [25/50/75 (+0.15 AP)] to [25/50/75 (+0.15 AP)]
    • Box AoE Damage: 10/20/30 (+0.1 AP)
    • Fear Duration changed from [0.75/1/1.25s] to [1s]

  • Siphon Power (Q) scaling on shield changed from [8% max mana (+0.15 AP)] to [30-115 based on level (+0.15 AP)]
  • Gravity Field (W) 
    • Slow changed from 28/32/36/40/44% to 30/34/38/42/45%
    • Augment: Gravity Field changed from [stuns adds a vacuum] to [Viktor's spells now apply a slow for half of W's value for 1s]
  • Chaos Storm (R)
    • Tick cadence lowered from 2s to 1s
    • Number of ticks increased from 3 to 6
    • Damage per tick lowered from [130/210/290 (+85% AP)] to [65/105/145 (+45% AP)]
    • Augment changed from [20% movespeed] to [Chaos storm can now move over terrain]
    • Storm minimum speed increased from 200 to 250
    • Storm maximum speed increased from 300 to 350

Context & Notes

1) Here is AzuBK with tweet on an upcoming set of Shaco changes slated to hit the PBE next cycle!
"Shaco PBE soon (tomorrow?). Took a bit longer than anticipated because Worlds prep has been busy. Current list below (numbers pending). Please play and let me know what you think. Disclaimer: Might be overtuned :)"

2) Here's Riot Scruffy with a look at upcoming 9.20 PBE cycle changes for Viktor:
"9.20 Viktor buffs coming to PBE soon @imZhanos @RiotJag working on these changes: Targeting roughly 2% up"

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