3/5 PBE Update: Fiddlesticks Easter Egg Teaser, Skin Tweaks & More

Posted on at 12:28 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.6 PBE cycle, today's patch includes details on a Fiddlesticks map easter egg and a look at his model, skin tweaks, & 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

Fiddlesticks Easter Egg 

Files referencing a mysterious Fiddlesticks map easter egg are now on the PBE and includes a model! You can read up a bit on the upcoming Fiddlesticks update here.. Below a look at Fiddlesticks new model, note that this is in our model viewer and may look different in game!

So far we haven't seen any ways to trigger this, but this post will be updated if anything is found!

Skin Tweaks

As noted by Riot Beardilocks and Riot Sirhaian, tweaks for Taric Luminshield and Dark Star Mordekaiser are now on the PBE:

Taric Luminshield
  • VFX colors tweaked, Ult updated to look more distinct

Dark Star Mordekaiser
  • Now shows planets instead of floating rocks

Here's a video showing off the changes:


  • Skin bios for skins this cycle added:
    • Twitch Shadowfoot: "An extremely aggravating presence both in-game and at the table, Twitch Shadowfoot is the adorable Rift Quest counterpart to the actual Twitch, who is insane. Unsurprisingly, the cuddly rat-man rogue spends nearly every turn stealing his companions' equipment, mumbling of a vast conspiracy to overthrow him from his 'toilet kingdom'."
    • Taric Luminshield: "A battle cleric who has to simultaneously tank and heal for a pair of bumbling rogues, Taric Luminshield may be the only thing keeping his table from a total party wipe. In-universe he's a devout warrior of the Divine Goddess Targonius, but out of universe he'd rather be in a different campaign."
    • Talon Blackwood: "The sworn brother of Twitch Shadowfoot, dashing assassin extraordinaire Talon Blackwood is one half of an infamous underworld duo and the only advanced class in the entire party. He's also a brooding dark elf antihero with a tragic backstory, who is fated to one day save the world! Probably."
    • Dark Star Malphite: "The remnants of a once lush and enormous exo-planet, the Dark Star consumed and reformed the broken cluster of planetary debris into a twisted consciousness, ever pulling others into its orbit, and unleashing oblivion upon all who cross its path."
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser: "Once a member of the Cosmic Court, Mordekaiser vanished from known space for an epoch-- until now. Reborn and returned from an unknown destruction, Mordekaiser seems bent on unmaking the kingdoms of stars and light he once built. Though he still bears his Cosmic armor, the mind and figure within has been twisted and reforged to know only hatred and destruction."
    • Dark Star Xerath: "As the Dark Star continued on its path across space, it passed through a vibrant system orbiting a supergiant star. Consuming all life and light as it passed , the Dark Star twisted the supergiant into a wrathful corruptant. Thus, Xerath was born-- a dark being of malice and annihilation."
    • Dark Cosmic Lux: "Once the right hand of Queen Ashe, Lux embraced the darkness in her heart, answering the mad call of the Dark Star. Finally seeing the truth, she rejects the Cosmic Court, instead serving her own dark ambition to quiet the banal noise of creation. For she now knows her true fate-- to reign as Queen of a Dark Court, and rightful master of the Dark Star."
    • Cosmic Lux: The right hand of Queen Ashe, Lux weaves celestial constellations, bringing order to a universe drifting towards entropy. When the Dark Star began corrupting members of the Cosmic Court, Lux stepped forward to confront Thresh. Yet she harbors a terrible secret-- a shard of darkness that has always lived within her heart, whispering temptations..."
  • Check out this preview from SkinSpotlights for each of the new Little Legends:

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.

Death's Dance
  • Unique passive: Ranged users now take 20% of damage taken as bleed effect.
      • Melee unchanged

Context & Notes

1) Riot Zimberfly noted a change to Twitch Shadowfoot's voice, making it squeakier:
2) Riot Beardilocks noted changes for Taric Luminshield's VFX in today's PBE update:

3) Riot Sirhaian noted changes for Dark Star Mordekaiser's R in today's PBE update:

4) Riot KiWiKiD also noted these changes for the Dark Star skins on their feedback thread:
"Hi guys, QA for Dark Star Malphite and Dark Star Xerath here! 
Wanted to update you guys on our actions for them. 
Dark Star Malphite:
  • No Action yet but we're looking to see if darkening his colors will fit nicely.
Dark Star Xerath:
  • SFX tweaks (and some overhauls) across the board! We totally agree that his kit SFX could use some oomph!
  • VFX tweaks on Q, VFX addition on W to make it have more power.
These will be on PBE tomorrow or Monday! Thanks guys~"
As well as changes for the RPG skins:
"3/5/2020 Update: 
Hey guys, we've taken in your feedback as a team and decided to take on these actions: 
Twitch - 
  • VO changes -- it's now softer and higher pitched to match his model/thematic. We got a lot of feedback saying his VO didn't match and we agreed!
Taric - 
  • VFX tweaks across the board -- New VFX for Bravado (Passive), Starlight's Touch (Q), Dazzle (E), Cosmic Radiance (R). Totally agreed that his W and R were looking very similar. We also dialed back his large shoulder gem and outfit colors as some players thought they were too yellow.
Talon - 
  • No changes for now We're pretty split on the blade, will respond with an update tomorrow or Monday if we take any action.
As for his hood: we hear ya and his next skin will have a hood, I'll make sure of it. We can't add one to this guy since his skin's animations works specifically without a hood. :( I also see those that like hoodless talon as well. 
5) Over on the TFT subreddit,  Riot Xhanghai commented on recent changes to how champion's are displayed in TFT UI - noting they will be returning to using Splash art over the tweaked model shots. See the full post for additional context & details. This will hit the PBE soon.

6) Riot Mort tweeted out a changelist for the PBE TFT Galaxies set that should hit in the Friday / March 6th PBE deploy:
"TFT - Thanks to everyone who has played Galaxies on PBE so far! It's been super useful getting all the feedback! 
We normally don't do PBE patch notes, but with new set launches we want to keep it up to date. So with tomorrow's PBE deploy, this will be on PBE for the weekend."

He also added:
"PBE Deploy times vary, but expect after noon PST."
7) Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for the Dark Star and RPG Chromas:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for Talon Blackwood, Twitch Shadowfoot, Taric Luminshield, Dark Star Xerath, Dark Star Mordekaiser, and Dark Star Event Chromas!
Talon Blackwood:
  • New textures:
    • Talon Blackwood (Pearl)
    • Talon Blackwood (Aquamarine)
    • Talon Blackwood (Obsidian)
    • Talon Blackwood (Ruby)
    • Talon Blackwood (Rose Quartz)
    • Talon Blackwood (Catseye)
    • Talon Blackwood (Peridot)
    • Talon Blackwood (Turquoise)
Twitch Shadowfoot:
  • New textures:
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Ruby)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Aquamarine)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Citrine)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Rose Quartz)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Obsidian)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Emerald)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Amethyst)
    • Twitch Shadowfoot (Pearl)
Taric Luminshield:
  • New textures:
    • Taric Luminshield (Pearl)
    • Taric Luminshield (Aquamarine)
    • Taric Luminshield (Obsidian)
    • Taric Luminshield (Ruby)
    • Taric Luminshield (Amethyst)
    • Taric Luminshield (Rose Quartz)
    • Taric Luminshield (Rainbow)
    • Taric Luminshield (Peridot)
Dark Star Xerath:
  • New textures:
    • Dark Star Xerath (Antimatter)
    • Dark Star Xerath (Sapphire)
    • Dark Star Xerath (Emerald)
    • Dark Star Xerath (Pearl)
    • Dark Star Xerath (Rose Quartz)
    • Dark Star Xerath (Ruby)
Dark Star Mordekaiser:
  • New textures:
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser (Antimatter)
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser (Sapphire)
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser (Emerald)
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser (Pearl)
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser (Rose Quartz)
    • Dark Star Mordekaiser (Ruby)
Dark Star Event Chromas:
  • New textures:
    • Dark Star Jarvan IV (Antimatter)
    • Dark Star Orianna (Antimatter)
    • Dark Star Varus (Antimatter)
    • Dark Star Thresh (Antimatter) 
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"
He also posted a bugs & feedback thread for Dark Star Malphite Prestige Edition:
Hey everyone! 
We’ve got a new Prestige skin coming out for Dark Star Malphite! He’ll be coming with: 
  • New Model and Texture: Lined with precious metals and a yellow event horizon!
  • Golden VFX: Malphite’s coming in hot like a fiery star! 
Dark Star Malphite Prestige Edition is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below! 
Thanks for checking in, hope to hear from you soon! 
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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