1/16 PBE Update: Skin Bios & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:09 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we come to the end of the 10.2 PBE cycle, today's patch includes skin bios, as well as tentative balance changes and reverts!
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 this cycle:
    • Dragonslayer Olaf: "A savage berserker from the hinterlands, Olaf sought a warrior's death in slaying dragons. One by one, the horrid beasts fell to his axe, and rumors even tell of him consuming the heart of a dragon he beheaded. Truth is, this act has only fanned the fire of his rage, driving him to bring about the end of dragons."
    • Dragonslayer Trundle: "The king of a clan of giant trolls, Trundle is a revered dragonslayer. Blessed with the ability to command the raw power of mountain ice, he defends his realm from death and destruction. Over the ages, surviving trolls have looked up to him as their fearsome leader in this world torn asunder by dragon fire."
    • Dragonslayer Diana: "Legends tell of a special breed of dragons ravaging the countryside who can hide under the veil of nightshade. While other dragonslayers may think twice about challenging such dangerous foes, Diana dives in head first—her blade and armor forged from the very remains of these ghastly draconic beasts."

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, look for further testing next cycle!]

TFT Changes
These changes are tentative and may not be complete! Always refer to official notes for the full picture!
  • 3 champ critical strike lowered from 75% to 65%
    • Vs Live: from 50%  to 65%

  • Ricochet bounces lowered from 6/8/10 to 5/7/9
    • Vs Live: from 10 to 5/7/9

Context & Notes

1) Riot Lutzburg noted more Wukong changes coming to the PBE next cycle for testing:
"Wukong PBE adjustments:  
-P shield CD scales with level (16/14/12 sec at levels 1/7/13)
-P shield now triggers even if enemies have brush vision
-Q cost up by 5
-E cost down by 5 
Team feels pretty good about both assassin and bruiser builds. VFX/anim work is underway."
2) Riot Scruffy provided an Akali changelist for the 10.3 PBE cycle:
"The team has some Akali changes coming to the PBE for 10.3 - rather than straight damage nerfs, we want to reduce the amount and reliability of her escapes. 
These will have a bit longer than normal on PBE so we can get feels feedback and extra testing."

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