9/8 PBE Update: Vex, the Gloomist, Night & Dawn, Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV, and more!

Posted on at 12:12 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 11.19 PBE cycle, today's patch includes Vex, the Gloomist, and her release skin Dawnbringer Vex, Night & Dawn skins, Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV, 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.)

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New Champion: Vex

Our latest champion, Vex, the Gloomist, is now testing on the PBE! Here's Riot Koyuncu with a bugs and feedback thread for Vex and her release skin:
"Hello everyone! I'm Riot Koyuncu, one of the QA Engineers on Champions team and QA owner for Vex. 
Vex is trudging her way onto PBE, and is now currently enabled and available to play! This is personally one of my favorite champion projects that I've worked on, and I want to hear your player feedback before she launches in two weeks. We've got about a week before we have to lock any proposed changes for her release, so I'll be monitoring common themes in this thread to share back with the team for possible adjustments. 
If you encounter any in-game bugs while playing Vex, please let us know by heading over to our Bug Reporting Tool and providing any information on the issue. Providing repro steps or a video clip are incredibly helpful at debugging. 
Cheers... or like... whatever, 
Mikky"

 

Vex, the Gloomist


Stats & Abilities


Stats
  • Base HP: 520
  • HP Per Level: 90
  • HP5: 6.5
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.12
  • Base AD: 54
  • AD Per Level: 2.75
  • Base Mana: 490
  • Mana Per Level: 32
  • Base MR: 28
  • MR Per Level: 0.5
  • Base Armor: 23
  • Armor Per Level: 3.25
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 1
  • Movespeed: 335
  • Attack Range: 550

Abilities

Doom 'n Gloom (Passive)
Every [25-16] seconds Vex becomes afflicted with Doom, causing her next basic Ability to interrupt dashes and Fear enemies for [0.75-1.5] seconds. 
Whenever a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, Vex marks them with Gloom for 6 seconds. Vex's next Attack against a Gloomed enemy deals an additional [30-180 (+25% AP)] magic damage and reduces this Ability's Cooldown by 25%. 
Non-champion targets take [40-60%] damage and refund 10% of this Ability's Cooldown. 
Enemies Feared by this Ability move more slowly the farther they are from Vex.

Mistral Bolt (Q)
9/8/7/6/5s Cooldown
45/50/55/30/65 Mana 
Vex launches a wave of mist that deals [60/110/160/210/260 (+60% AP)] magic damage. After a delay, the wave becomes smaller and faster. 
Consumes Gloom on enemies hit.

Personal Space (W)
20/18/16/14/12s Cooldown
75 Mana 
Vex gains [50/80/110/140/170 (+80% AP)] Shield for 2.5 seconds and emits a shockwave that deals [80/120/160/200/240 (+30% AP)] magic damage. 
Consumes Gloom on enemies hit.

Looming Darkness (E)
13s Cooldown
70 Mana 
Vex commands Shadow to fly to a location, increasing in size as it travels. Upon arriving, it deals [50/70/90/110/130 (+40/45/50/55/60% AP)] magic damage and Slows by 30/35/40/45/50% for 2 seconds. 
Applies Gloom to enemies hit.

Shadow Surge (R)
140/120/100s Cooldown
100 Mana 
Shadow excitedly surges forward, dealing [75/125/175 (+20% AP)] magic damage and marking the first enemy champion hit for 4 seconds. 
Recast: Dash to the marked champion, dealing [150/250/350 (+50% AP)] magic damage on arrival.  
If the marked champion dies within 6 seconds of taking damage from this Ability, it's Cooldown is temporarily reset.

Lore

Here's Vex's full bio over on her Universe page:
In the black heart of the Shadow Isles, a lone yordle trudges through the spectral fog, content in its murky misery. With an endless supply of malaise and a powerful shadow in tow, Vex shields herself from the pep and happiness of the outside world, and all of the irksome “normies” who occupy it. 
Growing up in Bandle City, Vex never felt she belonged. The whimsy and color of the yordle realm was cloying to her. Despite the best efforts of her parents, she never seemed to find her “yordle spirit” or any like-minded friends, and chose to spend most of her time sulking in her room. 
There, she found an unlikely soulmate in her own shadow. It was black (her favorite color), and it didn’t talk—the perfect companion for the sullen youth. She learned to entertain herself with the shadow, performing gloomy pantomimes for her own amusement. 
Alas, it was just a shadow, incapable of shielding Vex from the loathsome cheerfulness that surrounded her. Surely something more lay in store. Something darker. Something sad. Something just like her. 
That something arrived in the form of a Harrowing, thick clouds of Black Mist that billowed through Bandle City, stirring its residents to panic. While most yordles fought valiantly to beat back the Mist, Vex was intrigued by the foul miasma and began to follow it to its source. 
When she arrived in the Shadow Isles, Vex couldn’t believe her eyes. Vast tracts of land and sea, devoid of all life and color, stretched out before her. Here, she could finally sulk, unbothered by the laughter and merriment of others. 
As the days passed, Vex realized the Black Mist was having a strange effect on her. Her shadow had taken on a new ghostly persona—much more lively and expressive than its host—and her benign yordle magic had transformed into something far more sinister. Vex could now spread her misery far and wide. 
“Who made this wonderfully awful place?” she wondered. 
Her question was soon answered when the Ruined King, Viego, appeared in the Isles, seeking to spread his Mist to all corners of Runeterra. Upon meeting Vex, Viego realized the yordle had a unique ability to spread despair, making people more vulnerable to his Harrowing. Vex, in turn, was inspired by his vision for a world covered in Black Mist. The two became fast allies and set out to turn the entire world into a harrowed wasteland. 
Before Viego’s vision could be fully realized, Vex discovered his ulterior motive: to reclaim the soul of his dead queen Isolde, and reunite with her in matrimonial bliss. She shuddered in disgust, feeling betrayed that the man she had trusted to kill the world’s happiness had, in fact, been seeking it himself. Vex left Viego to be defeated by the Sentinels of Light, his dreams of a ruined world dashed upon the stones of the Camavoran wreckage. Alone once more, she watched in disappointment as the world returned to the bright, colorful place she had always hated. Finding a lasting melancholy was going to be tougher than she’d thought. 
She knew one last place she could go—a surefire way to achieve the misery she craved. She paid a visit to her parents in Bandle City, eager to show them who she had become and bask in their disapproval. 
The young yordle watched as her parents turned dumbstruck, still as tree stumps. Their expressions changed from shock, to denial, to reluctant acceptance. 
“Honey. We don’t understand... this,” said her mother, motioning with her finger at Vex’s entire being. 
“But we love you unconditionally,” said her father. “And if you’re happy, we’re happy for you.” 
Rolling her eyes, Vex released a loud, exasperated sigh. “You guys are the worst,” she moaned. 
She trudged out of her parents’ living room, anxious to return to the Shadow Isles where she could sulk undisturbed."

 

Voiceover

Here's Vex's full voiceover!

Release Skin

Vex's release skin is Dawnbringer Vex:

Dawnbringer Vex


Champion Skins

Seven skins are now on the PBE for testing!

Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV

1350 RP

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV:
"Hello All! 
Celebrate Worlds 2021 as Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV arrives on the Rift featuring:
New models and textures! 
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation! 
Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

 

Dawnbringer Morgana

1350 RP

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Dawnbringer Morgana:
"Hello All! 
The dawn has arrived as Dawnbringer Morgana brings order to the Rift featuring:
New models and textures! 
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation! 
Dawnbringer Morgana is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE!
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

Dawnbringer Yone

1820 RP (Legendary)
[While we've seen the splash on social media, it is not yet on the PBE!]

As a legendary skin, Dawnbringer Yone has a new voiceover:

Here's Riot LavenderKira with a bugs & feedback thread for Dawnbringer Yone:
"Dawn has met its dusk." 
Dawnbringer Yone is heading onto the Rift, featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New animations and recall!
  • New VO!
Dawnbringer Yone is set to be 1820 RP. 
Dawnbringer Yone will be available to play soon on PBE! As players who get a first hand look at this upcoming content, we want to hear your thoughts. Drop your feedback in the thread below!"

 

Nightbringer Lillia

1350 RP

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Nightbringer Lillia:
"Me? A dream come true. 
Nightbringer Lillia is heading onto the Rift with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation!
Nightbringer Lillia is set to be 1350 RP. 
Nightbringer Lillia will be available to play soon on PBE! As players who get a first hand look at this upcoming content, we want to hear your thoughts! Drop your feedback in the thread below!" 

 

Nightbringer Tryndamere

1350 RP

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

Nightbringer Kayn

1350 RP

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Nightbringer Kayn:
"Hello All! 
Chaos ensues as Nightbringer Kayn arrives on the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Nightbringer Kayn is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

Nightbringer Kayn Prestige Edition

2000 Event Tokens

Chromas

New sets of chromas are now on the PBE:

Worlds 2021 Jarvan IV
[4 Chromas]

Dawnbringer Morgana
[8 Chromas]

Dawnbringer Yone
[6 Chromas]

Dawnbringer Vex
[8 Chromas]

Nightbringer Lillia
[8 Chromas]

Nightbringer Tryndamere
[8 Chromas]

Nightbringer Kayn
[5 Chromas]
  
[Prestige Nightbringer Kayn is on left in these images!]


Ward Skin

A new ward skin is now on the PBE!

2021 Nightbringer Ward
This ward was earned during the 2021 Worlds event.

Miscellaneous

  • Worlds 2021 summoner banners added:
  • Worlds 2021 Clash trophy & icons 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.

None!

Context & Notes

1) None!

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