8/13 PBE Update: Skin Bios, Chroma Assets & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 1:36 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 11.17 PBE cycle, today's patch includes skin bios, chroma assets, tentative balance changes, 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


Miscellaneous

  • Skin bios added to the PBE:
    • Skinline: "Phoenixmancers"
    • Divine Phoenix Anivia: "The legendary fenghuang watches over the world, awaiting the rise of selfless champions. Anivia grants power to those who fight for others with bravery and kindness in their hearts."
    • Graceful Phoenix Seraphine: "A champion of the common folk, Seraphine's music united her community in defense against a mysterious force that sought to wipe them out. The fenghuang heard Seraphine's graceful song, and blessed her with the power to fight the darkness back."
    • Brave Phoenix Xayah: "Xayah is a defender of ancient magic, protecting relics and places of great power from those who would use them for evil. Honoring her service, the fenghuang bestowed upon her a single feather, granting Xayah impossible power."
  • Chroma assets were added to the PBE in today's update:

Crime City Nightmare Akali

Crime City Nightmare Darius

Crime City Nightmare Shaco
 
Crime City Nightmare Twisted Fate

Crime City Nightmare Zyra

Divine Phoenix Anivia

Graceful Phoenix Seraphine

Brave Phoenix Xayah
  • New loot assets added:

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
Akshan
[Akshan has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Comeuppance (R) cooldown on cancellation lowered from 15s to 5s

Lucian
[Changelist]
  • Base AD lowered from 64 to 62
  • Lightslinger (Passive) 
    • [New] Ally buffs empower Lucian's next [2-4] basic attacks to deal an additional 14 (+10% tAD) Magic damage
  • Ardent Blaze (W)
    • Mana cost lowered from 70 to 60
    • "Allies proccing the mark also trigger Vigilance."
  • The Culling (R)
    • Damage per shot lowered from [20/40/60 (+25% AD)] to [15/30/45 (+25% AD)]
    • Number of shots changed from [22/28/34] to [22 (+25% Critical Strike Chance)]

TFT Traits
Spellweaver
  • 2 unit AP lowered from 25 to 20
  • 4 unit AP lowered from 55 to 35
  • 6 unit AP lowered from 100 to 70

TFT Champions

Tier 3
Nocturne
  • Bonus damage increased from 70/85/110 to 80/90/110

Tier 5
Viego
  • Magic damage increased per second lowered from 100% to 50%
  • Resurrected health loss per second lowered from 15/7/0% to 12/6/0%

Context & Notes

1) Here's the latest from the r/LeaguePBE feedback threads for the skins this cycle:

"Edited to add PBE feedback notes. 
Changing:
Not Changing:
  • Hair: Hair silhouette will be remaining as is, due to retaining readability of the champion.
  • Outfit: Many of the design changes felt lateral in terms of her outfit."

2) Make sure to check out the latest quick gameplay thoughts from Riot Truexy with context on the Lucian changes that are now testing on the PBE!

Here's the Lucian changelist from Riot Jag:
"11.17 has Lucian changes (coming to PBE). The goal is to shift power from Mid Lucian to Bot. 
Base Stats
Base AD :: 64 >>> 62
Lightslinger (P)
(New) - Ally buffs empower Lucian's next 2 (stacks to 4) basic attacks to deal an additional 14 (+10% tAD) magic damage 
(1/2) 
Ardent Blaze (W)
Mana Cost :: 70 >>> 60
Allies proccing the mark also trigger Vigilance.
The Culling (R)
Damage Per Shot :: 20/40/60 (+25%AD) >>> 15/30/45 (+25% AD)
Number of Shots :: 22/28/34 >>> 22 (+25% Critical Strike Chance)
More details will come later this week! 
(2/2)"
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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