2/21 PBE Update: Skin Bios, Chroma Tweaks & Tentative Balance Changes!

Posted on at 3:44 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.5 PBE cycle, today's patch includes recommended items lists updates, skin bios, chroma tweaks, & tentative balance changes!
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


  • Riot Blizz noted changes to champion recommended items lists that should be on the PBE now:
"here is my finalized changelist for recommended items! itll be on live in 10.5, should be on pbe on next deploy. let me know what you think!"
  • Skin bios for the skins this cycle are now on the PBE:
    • New Skinline: Blackfrost
    • Blackfrost Alistar: "The mightiest of all minotaurs, Alistar once roamed the northern mountains freely… but when the endless winter came and blanketed his home in frost as dark as the heart of the Ice Witch herself, the fearsome behemoth fell prey to an eerie corruption—as his fur and bone twisted into pure, frozen malice."
    • Blackfrost Rek'Sai: "When the Ice Witch looked to the great glaciers of True Ice towering over the far north, she saw an army in the making. Among the first to be sculpted was Rek'Sai, a vessel of chilling savagery befitting a queen's power. Now, granted sentience by the will of the Watchers, she terrorizes domains with the brutal instincts of an apex predator."
    • Blackfrost Renekton: "In life, Renekton stood against the tyranny of the Ice Witch, fighting an inevitable, endless winter until his last breath. In death, the virtuous warrior was cursed with resurrection—brought back to life as a vicious warmonger cased in rock and ice. Now a general leading the onslaught of the Black Frost army, Renekton loyally serves the very queen he once thought to destroy."
    • Hextech Sejuani: "A merchant tycoon hailing from the top echelons of Piltovan society, Sejuani paved the way for the manufacture of hextech mounts. Often seen atop the back of her trusted stead, Bristech, she surveys the gilded streets of her magnificent city, always on the lookout to recruit young innovators who dare to push the boundaries of science and engineering."
  • One of the Blackfrost Rek'Sai chromas was tweaked:

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & potentially experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes from earlier this cycle! These are not official notes and may be incomplete.


Blade of the Ruined King
  • Unique passive - Melee users now deal 12% damage of target's health damage

Death's Dance
  • New recipe: [Aegis of the Legion + Vampiric Scepter + Caulfield's Warhammer + 400g]
  • Total cost unchanged
  • AD lowered from 80 to 60
  • [New] +30 Armor
  • [New] +30 Magic Resist

Ravenous Hydra
  • Lifesteal increased from 12% to 18%
  • [Removed] Unique Active - Crescent no longer notes "closest enemies take the most damage".

  • [Removed] Unique Active - Crescent no longer notes "closest enemies take the most damage".

Titanic Hydra
  • Unique passive - Cleave 
    • basic attack damage increased from [5 + 1% of your max health] to [5 + 1.5% of your max health]
    • splash damage increased from [40 + 2.5% of your max health] to [40 + 3% of your max health]

TFT Changes
  • Chance to trigger additional attacks increased from 35% to 40%

  • 3 champ damage increased from 250 to 275
  • 4 champ damage increased from 500 to 550

  • 6 champ increased damage lowered from 165% to 150%

  • Shield duration increased from 3s to 4s
  • Orb amount increased from 3/4/5 to 3/4/7

Dr. Mundo
  • Damage increased from 50/100/150 to 50/100/200

  • Heal increased from 20/30/100% to 25/35/200%

  • % healed increased from 40/45/50% to 50/60/70%

  • Damage increased from 250/550/850 to 250/550/1000

  • Damage lowered form 200/400/800 to 200/375/750

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy noted some current balance plans for Patch 10.5:
"Current plans for 10.5 include

- Adding the "must be near an ally" restriction to spelltheif's and reverting the Sona hotfix nerf. This should solve her top lane power and let her be as strong as she should be for support."
2) Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for the Blackfrost chromas this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for Blackfrost Alistar, Blackfrost Rek’Sai, and Blackfrost Renekton!
Blackfrost Alistar:
  • New textures:
    • Blackfrost Alistar (Ruby)
    • Blackfrost Alistar (Turquoise)
    • Blackfrost Alistar (Emerald)
    • Blackfrost Alistar (Amethyst)
    • Blackfrost Alistar (Obsidian)
    • Blackfrost Alistar (Pearl)
Blackfrost Rek’Sai:
  • New textures:
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Ruby)
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Emerald)
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Obsidian)
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Rose Quartz)
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Turquoise)
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Citrine)
    • Blackfrost Rek’Sai (Pearl)
Blackfrost Renekton:
  • New textures:
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Ruby)
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Pearl)
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Aquamarine)
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Obsidian)
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Emerald)
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Citrine)
    • Blackfrost Renekton (Rose Quartz) 
The Chroma sets should be available on PBE soon! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Riot Orphyre"

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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