2/18 PBE Update: Skins Bios, Hecarim VFX Update & More

Posted on at 12:25 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 11.5 PBE cycle, today's patch includes skin bios for skins, a look at the Hecarim VFX Update, 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


  • Skin bios added for the Bee skins this cycle:
    • Beezahar: "Open your true mind, and beelieve."
    • Bee'Maw: "Snowballing lane won't bring back your precious honey!"
    • Yuubee: "Hey... there's a bee on you."
  • Here's a video showing off the Hecarim VFX update:

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.

  • Deadly Venom (Passive)
    • AP lowered from 3% to 2.5%
  • Spray and Pray (R)
    • AD bonus increased from 25/40/55 to 30/45/60
    • Duration increased from 5 to 6

  • Shock passive 
    • AA damage lowered from 2.5% to 1.5% max mana as damage
    • Ability damage changed from [2.5% max mana +6% tAD physical damage] to [(3.3% for Melee users | 2.5% for Ranged users) Max Mana + 6% tAD physical damage]

Essence Reaver
  • AD reverted from 45 to 55

TFT Champions

Tier 5
  • Shot damage changed from [50/60/80% AD] to [15/25/40 physical damage plus 30/40/60% AD]

Context & Notes

1) Riot Captain Gameplay noted some item changes that would be reverted later this cycle:
"Ward placement range passive on Shard of True Ice and Black Mist Scythe will be pulled for now, but will likely show up again in the near future"
2) Here's Riot Ehrgeizsu with a bugs & feedback thread for the Bee chromas this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for Beezahar, Bee’Maw and Yuubee! 
  • New textures:
    • 9 Chromas
  • New textures:
    • 8 Chromas
  • New textures:
    • 8 Chromas
Bees sets should be available on PBE! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Riot Ehrgeizsu"


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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