7/22 PBE Update: Sona Update, New Summoner Icon, & More

Posted on at 3:07 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 11.15 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the Sona update & VFX tweaks, a new summoner icon, 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 Icon

A new TFT summoner icon is now on the PBE:

Dawn of Heroes Event Icon
"A world of new adventures awaits!"


Miscellaneous

  • Coven emote names changed:
    • Coven Evelynn => "Hello There"
    • Coven Cassiopeia => "Look Into My Eyes"
    • Coven Warwick => "The Hunt Begins!"
  • Skin bios added:
    • Old God Warwick: ""Once known as Father Wolf, Warwick roamed the wood and reveled in moonlight's bloody hunt. The Eclipse Order thought to slay him in his den and end his barbarity-- but death means nothing to Old Gods, and he did not stay down. Father Wolf howls into the night once more, now slavering for the taste of human flesh."
    • Coven Ashe: "They came to Ashe in a bone-deep chill-- the frost of the jet-black Ibex, entombing the world in ice. She descended the mountain and brought a harrowing winter with her... but that is not the only thing that followed Ashe into the night. The mountain itself rumbles."
    • Coven Evelynn: "The covens of the south join their sisters for the great resurrection, as old things stir once more, and old grudges are at last repaid in full. Evelynn, daughter of the Great Harrier, gladly joins her sisters for the darkness to come-- a trail of brutality and death always in her wake."
    • Old God Malphite: "Appearing to mortals as a jet-black Ibex, Malphite was an Old God of the mountain slain by the Eclipse order and cast down onto the rocks below. Death did not claim him, but the mountain did-- and now he rises in its hulking earthen form, the land itself twisted with hatred and consumed by new and terrible hungers."
    • Coven Cassiopeia: "They came to Cassiopeia as a shadow within the fog-- the shape of the Silver Cobra, slithering up from the numberless graves of the ancient dead. She now stalks the ruling families of humankind, her sculpture garden full of wayward souls who strayed too far from the safety of castle walls, now eternally frozen in the throes of terror."
    • Coven Ahri: "They came to Ahri at the first stirrings of dusk-- the laughter of the Half-Light Jackal, ever stalking the world as it turned towards its own inevitable entropy. A vicious predator and powerful witch, Ahri sucks the life from all she lures close, siphoning it towards her lord within the gloom."

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
Sona
[The Sona changes & VFX tweaks are now testing on the PBE! Context]
  • Power Chord (Passive)
    • Accelerando: Sona gains Accelerando stacks from using her Basic Abilities well. She gains +0.5 Basic Ability Haste permanently per stack, up to 60 Basic ability haste. When she reaches 60 Basic Ability Haste, instead of gaining further stacks her current Ultimate Ability's cooldown is reduced by 1.5 seconds.
    • Power Chord: After using 3 basic abilities, Sona's next Attack deals an additional [20-245 +20% AP] magic damage and may have an additional effect based on the song Sona last activated.
    • Hymn of Valor: The Attack deals [28-336 +28% AP] magic damage instead.
      Aria of Perseverence: The target deals [25% +0.04% AP] less damage for 3 seconds.
      Song of Celerity: The target is Slowed by [40% +0.04% AP] for 2 seconds.
  • Hymn of Valor (Q)
    • Sona deals [40/70/100/130/160 +35% AP] magic damage to the nearest two enemies, prioritizing champions. She then begins a new Melody. Gain a stack of Accelerando for every champion you damage with this.
    • Melody: Sona gains an aura for 3 seconds, granting allied champions an additional [10/15/20/25/30 +15% AP] magic damage on their next Attack within 5 seconds.
    • Power Chord - Staccato: Power Chord bonus damage ((28-336 +28% AP) total magic damage).
  • Aria of Perseverance (W)
    • Active: Sona restores [3050/70/90/110 +15% AP] Health to herself and a nearby allied champion, prioritizing the most wounded. She then begins a new Melody.
    • Melody: Sona gains an aura for 3 seconds, granting allied champions [25/50/75/100/125 +25% AP] Shield for 1.5 seconds.
    • Gain a stack of Accelerando whenever you heal another injured ally and every time you protect another ally from at least 25 damage with this shield.
    • Power Chord - Diminuendo: Power Chord also reduces physical and magic damage dealt by the target for [25% +0.04% AP] for 3 seconds.
  • Song of Celerity (E)
    • Active: Sona begins a new Melody and grants herself [20% +0.02% AP] Move Speed for 3 seconds, extended to up to 7 seconds if she doesn't take damage. 
    • Melody: Sona gains an aura for 3 seconds that grants allied champions [10/11/12/13/14% +0.02% AP] Move Speed for 3 seconds.
    • Power Chord - Tempo: Power Chord also slows the target's movement speed by [40% +0.04% AP] for 2 seconds. 
  • Crescendo (R)
    • Sona strikes an irresistible chord, Stunning enemies for 1.5 seconds and dealing [150/250/350 +50% AP] magic damage.
    • Enemies that know how to dance, will dance during the stun. 

TFT Traits
Legionnaire 
  • Trait changed
    • 2 Unit: +25% Attack Speed, 15% Heal
    • 4 Unit: +25% Attack Speed, 20% Heal
    • 6 Unit: +25% Attack Speed, 25% Heal
    • 8 Unit: +25% Attack Speed, 35% Heal


TFT Champions

Tier 2
Pyke
  • Damage increased from 150/225/325 to 175/250/400

Tier 3
Nocturne
  • Ability changed:
    • Passive: Every third attack, Nocturne slashes all adjacent enemies for 50% of his Attack Damage plus 100/125/175 bonus physical damage, and heals himself for 100% of the damage dealt. If only one target is hit, Nocturne also increases his Attack Speed by 35% for 3 seconds.

Tier 4
Galio
  • Damage lowered from 200/300/2000 to 200/300/1000

Aphelios
  • Bonus damage increased from 150/200/400 to 150/200/600

Context & Notes

1) With Sona's update now testing on the PBE, make sure to check out the 7/9 quick gameplay thoughts for context on her changes!

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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