11/25 PBE Update: New & Tweaked Summoner Icons, Skin Bios, & more

Posted on at 12:20 PM by Aznbeat
[UPDATE: Nexus Blitz also back up for testing!]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 10.25 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new and tweaked summoner icons, tweaked emotes, skin bios, 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


Summoner Icons

A new summoner icon is now on the PBE:

K/DA ALL OUT Kai'Sa Chroma Icon

Skin Tweaks

Riot KateyKhaos noted tweaks for Elderwood Xayah's E: 

She also noted a few changes for Elderwood Rakan coming soon to the PBE:
[1]

[2]

Riot Sirhaian also noted tweaks for Battle Queen Katarina's basic attack VFX:

He also noted some changes for her Q:


Nexus Blitz PBE Testing

Nexus Blitz has returned to the PBE and is up for testing!

Here's a bugs & feedback thread from r/LeaguePBE with more on what's new this time around:

"Greetings Nexus Blitzers!

On this fine Blitzgiving, we have given unto you: one exciting re-release of Nexus Blitz!

You'll notice there have been some changes since the last time we shipped Nexus Blitz, such as...

New Art Changes!
  • The Temple of Lily and Lotus has gone into full bloom, with new statues and atmospheric changes to push the art direction of the map even further beyond, and help differentiate the two sides of the map from each other! And we've added extra cuteness with some updated Little Legends shopkeepers.

Integration with the new Summoner’s Rift Item Update!
  • You’ll notice that all of the new Items are active in the mode. And URF Deathmatch now gives ability haste and Item Haste instead of Cooldown Reduction (note: there are a few outstanding bugs)

Removal of legacy items (RIP DFG) with the *exception of Golden Spatula!*
  • We thought with all of the new items added during this preseason, having the legacy items on top of that would create too much confusion, so we have removed them for now. But don’t fret, they will likely come back in a future update!

New area in the bot lane!
  • We have added a new island in the jungle near the bottom lane of the map (currently coined as 'Scuttle Island') to hopefully break up some of the stuck gameplay patterns we were observing last time the mode was live. Let us know what you think, if you feel safer or unsafe playing in the bot lane, and what new ganking opportunities arise as a jungler!

Jungle Guardian Changes!
  • Based off of feedback from the last run of Nexus Blitz, we have made some updates to the Jungle Guardian tuning and behaviors.

Let us know below what you think of the changes, any feedback or bugs that you find!"


Miscellaneous 

  • New skinline and bios are now on the PBE for skins this cycle:
    • Skinline: Battle Queens
    • Battle Queen Janna: "Hailing from Aurai, floating high above the Tournament, Queen Janna quite literally looks down on the whole affair. But without a champion in the Coronation, the magic that brings long-life to Aurai's reclusive population will fail, and so Janna descends for yet another showcase exhibition of her power. Anything to protect her people."
    • Battle Queen Katarina: "Katarina won the Schemean crest with a ruthless performance in her queendom's battle pits. For Schema to break free of its humble alliances and become the region's rightful leader, it will take a similarly commanding performance in the Coronation-- and Katarina has never been more prepared to cement her fearsome status as the rightful queen of queens."
    • Battle Queen Diana: "Exiled for heresy, Diana has assented to return to her queendom to save her people-- nothing else. She intends to use the Coronation to prove her worth and force Eos' elders to admit the truth of her beliefs: that the Crest answers to the will of the nation, not its leaders."
    • Battle Queen Qiyana: "Qiyana is the youngest in a line of sisters who have been Queens of Ixtal for most of the recent Coronations. She's been waiting impatiently for her chance at the Crest and the title. Now that she has it, she intends to use the power she gains in the tournament to remake Ixtal in her vision."
    • Elderwood Azir: "An ancient druid-king of the Elderwood, who has called the forest his home since it stood nameless in the shadow of the gods. Though his people are a dying breed, he has raised an ensorcelled army in their likeness, including the shell of a human king whose story rings all too familiar..."
    • Elderwood Ivern: "A nightmarish totem forged of witchcraft and forbidden incantations, Ivern stood among the Old Gods in the days before their destruction. Left inert for hundreds of years, he has risen along with his brethren to annihilate the paltry works of man."
    • Elderwood Rakan: "Deep in the shaded canopies of the Elderwood, the Fey Prince Rakan and Princess Xayah hold court over two rival fairy dominions. Star-crossed lovers uninterested in the affairs of mortals, their playful romance has insulated their people from the horrors befalling the outside world."
    • Elderwood Xayah: "Deep in the shaded canopies of the Elderwood, the Fey Prince Rakan and Princess Xayah hold court over two rival fairy dominions. Though Princess Xayah has seen the darkness of the world beyond, she has chosen to simply adopt its colors for her court rather than confront it."
    • Elderwood Ornn: "A truly ancient shaper of the Elderwood, and keeper of divine knowledge. Beings who tended the trees and directed the rivers are rare in this time of fell magic and endless twilight, yet Ornn continues on, stubbornly clinging to what remains of the old way."
  • As noted by KateyKhaos, the Battle Queen Katarina icons were updated to more closely match her in game hair color:
  • The Battle Queen Katarina emote was also 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.

Champions
Pantheon
[Changelist - ** = Changes not on changelist!]
  • Movespeed lowered from 355 to 345
  • Comet Spear (Q)
    • Mana cost lowered from 40 to 30
    • ** Tap mana refund increased from 50% to 60%
    • Empowered Q
      • [Removed] No longer slows
  • Shield Vault (W)
    • ** Damage increased from 60/80/100/120/140 to 60/100/140/180/220
  • Aegis Assault (E)
    • [Removed] No longer blocks tower shots
    • Retreat movement penalty lowered from 50% to 25%
    • Empowered E
      • [Removed] No longer extends duration upon empowerment
      • [New] When Pantheon slams his shield he gains 60% movespeed for 1s.
  • Grand Starfall (R)
    • [New] The spear that lands before Pantheon now slows for 50% and applies an unempowered spear's worth of damage in a small area around it. 

TFT Champions

Tier 2
Vi
  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot Phlox with a Pantheon changelist that is now on the PBE for testing:
"Pantheon list thats heading toward PBE (and 10.25). Taking away some proplay and support/midlane power to give Toplane a place to shine. Will be following up if needed as we see games on it and where the roles shake out. 
Q cooldown pulls a whole lot of weight, come try it out!"

 

2) Riot Porosite noted that there would be no PBE updates until next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in America!
"Alright PBE is back open! Barring emergencies, there won't be another PBE deploy until next week. For those in the US, have a good Thanksgiving! For everyone else, well I won't judge you for eating lots of food anyway. Food comas for everyone!"

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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