1/20 PBE Update: Lunar Beast, Crystal Rose, and Withered Rose Skins

Posted on at 11:53 AM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 11.3 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new Lunar Beast skins for Annie, Aphelios, Darius, Alistar, Jarvan IV, and Fiora, plus Withered Rose Talon and Syndra, as well as Crystal Rose Zyra and Swain, and much 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

Eleven skins are now on the PBE for testing!

Lunar Beast Alistar

1350 RP
"The leader of Ox Clan, Alistar keeps his stubborn squad in line with his reliability and gruff approval. A bit quick to anger with some squad members' bull-headedness, he's determined that nothing and no one will derail this Lunar New Year festival, or Ox Clan's plan to make it a flawless celebration."
[More images when this skin is available in the PBE store!]

Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Alistar:

"Nothing can hold me back! 
Lunar Beast Alistar comes with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall!
Lunar Beast Alistar should be available on PBE soon! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below! 
Riot DW Platypus"


Lunar Beast Annie

1350 RP
"Everyone was shocked when Annie was chosen as Ox Clan's tech operative. A precocious prodigy, Annie serves as the team's recon strategist, making sure the parade route is clear of civilians."
[More images when this skin is available in the PBE store!]


Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Annie:

"Beaten by a little girl... ha! 
Lunar Beast Annie comes with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall! 
Lunar Beast Annie should be available on PBE soon! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below!

Riot DW Platypus"

 

Lunar Beast Aphelios

1350 RP 
"Aphelios stays quiet, preferring to worship the Bull God according to obscure "old ways" that are unfamiliar to the rest of his squad. His teammates are welcoming, if curious, but have yet to realize that Aphelios and his sister Alune are actually the Bull God's progeny, placed among the squad to face this year's Lunar Beast."


Here's Riot Deaf Thief with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Aphelios:
"Hey there! 
"As darkness falls, the moon rises." 
Lunar Beast Aphelios brings his celestial arsenal to the Rift with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation! 
Lunar Beast Aphelios is set to be 1350 RP
Lunar Beast Aphelios is available to play on PBE! We are excited that you are the first players to get your hands on him! Let us know what you think. 
Drop your feedback in the thread below!"

Lunar Beast Darius

1350 RP
"Darius' imposing presence and determination to lead by example cause occasional tension between him and Alistar, the actual leader of the squad. Despite how overbearing he can be, Darius is a strong and steadfast friend to his teammates and a rock for the whole Clan."
[More images when this skin is available in the PBE store!]


Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Darius:

"With overwhelming force. 
Lunar Beast Darius comes with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall! 
Lunar Beast Darius should be available on PBE soon! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below!

Riot DW Platypus"

 

Lunar Beast Jarvan IV

1350 RP 
"Jarvan IV's stubborn refusal to join Ox Clan only relented to his father's stubborn insistence. Though he tries his best to shirk the celebrity status that comes with the role, Jarvan comes from a long line of philanthropists, and has found himself caught up in the thrill of bringing businesslike efficiency to the biggest community event of the year."

[More images when this skin is available in the PBE store!]

Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Jarvan IV:
"Who dares defy my will? 
Lunar Beast Jarvan IV comes with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall! 
Lunar Beast Jarvan IV should be available on PBE soon! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below!

Riot DW Platypus"

 

Lunar Beast Fiora

1350 RP
"Fiora keeps mostly to herself, determined to reclaim her family's honor from her father's failure as a member of the last Ox Squad. She thinks the rest of the squad doesn't take their duties seriously enough, and her determination to avoid another disastrous New Year makes her seem standoffish and cold to her teammates."
[More images when this skin is available in the PBE store!]


Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Fiora:

"Strike quickly, strike deftly. 
Lunar Beast Fiora comes with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall! 
Lunar Beast Fiora should be available on PBE soon! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below! 
Riot DW Platypus"

 

Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition

[More images when this skin is available in the PBE store!]


Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition:

"Precision and grace. 
Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition comes with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX! 
Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition should be available on PBE soon! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below!

Riot DW Platypus"

Crystal Rose Swain

1350 RP
"Swain knows how important the alliances formed at the Festival of the Crystal Rose are... and how fragile. His determination to see the event go perfectly has gained him a connection with Zyra, the Rose's protector. With her help, he intends this to be the most successful festival ever-- and that he will be celebrated as its architect."


Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Crystal Rose Swain:
"Hello Friends! 
Crystal Rose Swain is swaggering his way onto the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Crystal Rose Swain is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

 

Crystal Rose Zyra

1350 RP
"Born from a cutting of the Crystal Rose, Zyra wields her piercing thorns against any who seek to harm it. For this year's festival, she has agreed to attend in a social capacity, accompanying Swain as the Crystal Rose Festival's dual hosts. But her respect for his vision will not distract her from springing into action at the slightest hint of danger."


Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Crystal Rose Zyra:
 
"Hello Friends! 
Crystal Rose Zyra is pruned and ready for the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Crystal Rose Zyra is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

 

Withered Rose Syndra

1350 RP 
"Syndra has been shunned from the festival for years over her support of the disgraced Zed. Unable to bear this slight any longer, she is determined to infiltrate the event and poison the very heart of the Crystal Rose itself with her sweetly dripping ichor."


Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Withered Rose Syndra:
"Hey all! 
Withered Rose Syndra is coming in hot to PBE with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall! 
Withered Rose Syndra is set to be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Please leave any feedback or questions you have here! 
Cheers. 
Riot KiWiKiD"

Withered Rose Talon

1350 RP
"After the alliance his adopted sister Katarina formed at the last festival was broken, Talon swore revenge. He intends to restore their family's honor by exposing and shattering the entire concept of this celebration of glittering finery and sacred vows. Nothing and no one at this year's festival will escape his wrath."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Withered Rose Talon:
"Hey all! 
Withered Rose Talon is coming in hot to PBE with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall! 
Withered Rose Talon is set to be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Please leave any feedback or questions you have here! 
Cheers. 
Riot KiWiKiD"

 

Chromas

Tons of new chromas are now on the PBE, as well as a new chromas for Lunar Beast Viego, bringing his total to 7:

Lunar Beast Viego
[+1 chroma, now 7 total]

Lunar Beast Alistar
[7 Chromas]

Lunar Beast Annie
[7 Chromas]

Lunar Beast Aphelios
[7 Chromas]

Lunar Beast Darius
[7 Chromas]

Lunar Beast Jarvan IV
[7 Chromas]

Lunar Beast Fiora
[7 Chromas]

Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for the Lunar Beast chromas on the PBE this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for: 
Lunar Beast: Darius, Fiora, Alistar, Annie, Jarvan, Aphelios & Viego 
Lunar Beast Darius:
  • New textures:
    • 7 Chromas
Lunar Beast Fiora:
  • New textures:
    • 7 Chromas
Lunar Beast Alistar:
  • New textures:
    • 7 Chromas
Lunar Beast Annie:
  • New textures:
    • 7 Chromas
Lunar Beast Jarvan IV:
  • New textures:
    • 7 Chromas
Lunar Beast Aphelios:
  • New textures:
    • 7 Chromas
Lunar Beast Viego:
  • New textures:
    • 1 Chroma (Event one)
The Lunar Beast 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. 
Thanks! 
Riot DW Platypus"

 

Crystal Rose Swain
[8 Chromas]


Crystal Rose Zyra
[8 Chromas]

Withered Rose Syndra
[8 Chromas]

Withered Rose Talon
[8 Chromas]
Here's Riot DW Platypus with a bugs & feedback thread for the Crystal and Withered Rose chromas on the PBE this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for: 
Crystal Rose: Swain & Zyra 
Withering Rose: Talon & Syndra 
Crystal Rose Swain:
  • New textures:
    • 8 Chromas
Crystal Rose Zyra:
  • New textures:
    • 8 Chromas
Withered Rose Talon:
  • New textures:
    • 8 Chromas
Withered Rose Syndra:
  • New textures:
    • 8 Chromas
The Withered and Crystal Rose 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. 
Thanks! 
Riot DW Platypus"

 

Summoner Icons

New summoner icons are now on the PBE:

Lunar Beast Prestige Points Icon
This icon was earned through Loot during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
 

Lunar Beast Event Icon, Lunar Beast Event Pass Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
 

Lunar Beast Fiora Icon, Lunar Beast Annie Icon, Lunar Beast Darius Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
  

Lunar Beast Jarvan IV Icon, Lunar Beast Alistar Icon, Lunar Beast Aphelios Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
  

Lunar Beast Viego Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.

Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition
This icon was acquired by obtaining the Lunar Beast Fiora Prestige Edition skin with event tokens during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
 

Lunar Beast Annie Chroma Icon, Lunar Beast Darius Chroma Icon, Lunar Beast Jarvan IV Chroma Icon
This icon was acquired from the Event Pass Token Shop during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
  

Lunar Beast Alistar Chroma Icon, Lunar Beast Aphelios Chroma Icon, Lunar Beast Viego Chroma Icon
This icon was earned during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
  

Lunar Beast 2021 Icon
This icon was earned during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.

LEC 2021 Spring
2020 LEC Summoner Icon - This icon is available only after taking part in one of the LEC online competitions.
LEC 2021 Summer
2021 LEC Summoner Icon - This icon is available only after taking part in one of the LEC online competitions.
 

Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV Merch Icon, Prestige Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV Merch Icon
This icon was acquired by making a purchase from the merch store.
 

Excellent... Icon

Emotes

New emotes are now on the PBE!

I Want a Turn!, Time to Shine!, I Have No Equal

Too Bad!

Ward Skin

A new ward skin is now on the PBE:

2021 Lunar Beast Ward
This ward skin was earned during the 2021 Lunar Beast event.
[images coming tomorrow!]

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.

[Balance change tool is broken, look for more tomorrow when we get a fix!]

Items
Sterak's Gage
  • AD lowered from 50 to 40



Ravenous Hydra
  • Omnivamp changed from [15%] to [8-16%]

Riftmaker
  • Health increased from 150 to 250
  • Omnivamp changed from [15%] to [8-16%]


Leeching Leer
  • Health increased from 150 to 250
  • Omnivamp lowered from 10% to 5%

Goredrinker
  • Mythic passive changed from [5 Ability Haste] to [4 armor and MR]

Eclipse
  • Lethality increased from 18 to 21
  • Omnivamp changed from [10%] to [5-10%]


TFT
Riot Mort provided the final TFT balance changes before live patches start rolling out:
"Well, we've reached the end. Here are the final changes that will be hitting before the game goes live tomorrow. We checked the data, and made the following changes:

Traits 
-Assassin
---Crit Rate: 10/30/60% >>> 10/30/55%
---Crit Damage: 25/60/120% >>> 25/60/100%
-Dragonsoul
---Spell Power and Attack Speed: 30/75/150% >>> 40/80/160%
-Sharpshooter
---Bounce Damage Reduction: 65/50/35% >>> 65/45/30%
-Slayer
---Lifesteal: 20-40 / 30-75% >>> 15-30 /  25-50%
-Warlord
---Health: 250/550/850 >>> 250/500/850
---Spell Power: 25/55/85 >>> 25/50/85

Champions 
1 Cost
-Fiora
---Chosen Bonus: Max Mana Reduction >>> HP
3 Cost
-Darius
---Spell Damage: 500/750/1250 >>> 550/800/1300
-Katarina
---Spell Damage: 600/900/1800 (incorrect tooltip) >>> 600/900/1650
4 Cost
-Kayle
---Mana: 0/70 >>> 0/60
---Wave Damage: 90/165/500 >>> 100/180/500
-Morgana
---Known Bug: Doesn’t reduce magic resist of targets hit (This hasn’t worked all PBE and will not work on Live, even though the tooltip says it does. We will be re-evaluating if she even needs it in Patch 11.3)
-Xayah
---Mana: 60/120 >>> 70/130
5 Cost
-Samira
---Spell Shots Per Second: 3/4/10 >>> 3/3/10
-Swain
---Fixed a bug where he would not gain Mana after casting his spell for the first time each combat 
Thank you to everyone who played PBE games and gave feedback. This is one of my favorite parts of development, and we can't do it without all of you. Full patch notes will be out later today, and it goes live tomorrow. Enjoy the climb, and we'll see you next time!"


Context & Notes

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