3/2 PBE Update: New Kassadin Splash Art, Chroma Assets, & More

Posted on at 4:12 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 12.6 PBE cycle, today's update includes a new Kassadin splash art, chroma assets, a set of Rengar 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


New Kassadin Splash Art


A new Kassadin splash art has been spotted on the PBE!

Chromas

Chroma assets have been added to the PBE!

Battle Bunny Miss Fortune
[6 Chromas]


Battle Bat Vayne
[9 Chromas]

Battle Bunny Prime Riven
[9 Chromas]

Battle Cat Jinx
[9 Chromas]

Battle Wolf Sylas
[9 Chromas]

Ashen Knight Pyke
[1 Chroma]
Here's Riot Ehrgeizsu with a /r/LeaguePBE bugs and feedback thread for this cycle's set of chromas!
"Hey everyone!

We’ve got new Chromas coming up for:
  • Miss Fortune
  • Riven
  • Vayne
  • Sylas
  • Jinx
  • Pyke
Miss Fortune:

  • New textures:
    • 6 Chromas
Riven:

  • New textures:
    • 9 Chromas
Vayne:

  • Updated textures:
    • 9 Chromas
Sylas:

  • New textures:
    • 9 Chromas
Jinx:

  • New textures:
    • 9 Chromas
Pyke:
  • New textures:
    • 1 Chromas
Anima Squad & Ashen Knight Chromas 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 Ehrgeizsu"

Miscellaneous 

  • The asset for the Primordial Ward is now on the PBE:
  • The One for All game mode is back on the PBE for testing!


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

Rengar
[Changes are headed to live with 12.6, latest changelist from Riot Phlox]
  • Unseen Predator (Passive)
    • [Effect Changed] When Rengar has no ferocity, his next leap generates 1 Ferocity.
    • Ferocity falloff time increased from 8s to 10s
    • Bonetooth forgiveness time increased from 1.5s to 3s
    • Timing on ability to leap from brush is no longer variable  by up to 0.25s
      • Range increased 25 units to adjust
    • Jump height slightly increased
    • Uses secondary resource bar for stacks, shows which stack came from leap
  • Savagery (Q)
    • Always counts as a critical strike, critical strike chance scales damage
      • 1% crit chance = 1 damage
    • Works on towers
  • Bola Strike (E)
    • [New] No cast time when leaping
    • [New] Reveals enemies for 2s
  • Thrill of the Hunt (R)
    • Reveal changed from [just the unit] to [small area around the unit]

Zeri
[Changelist from Riot August]
  • Base AD lowered from 58 to 50
  • HP changed from [500 + 85/lvl] to [480 +90/lvl]
  • Armor lowered from [23 +3.5/lvl] to [20 +3/lvl]
  • Burst Fire (Q) 
    • Damage increased from 9-25 to 10-30
    • Charged rightclick & max health damage lowered from [3-15% by level 18] to [1-10% by level 13]
  • Spark Surge (E)
    • Cooldown changed from [23-19] to [23]
    • Passthrough damage lowered from [80-100%] to [60-100%]
  • Lightning Crash (R)
    • Movespeed per stack changed from [2%] to [1.5-2%]
    • Stacks per champion hit with the AoE explosion increased from 3 to 4
Runes

Treasure Hunter (D4)
  • Tooltip updated with full gold amounts: "Gain an additional 70 gold the next time you collect a Bounty Hunter stack. Increase the gold gained by 20 gold for each Bounty Hunter stack, up to 150 gold. Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion."

Context & Notes

1) Here's Riot Phlox with a final changelist and context on Rengar changes coming in 12.6! These changes have been testing on the PBE for a few patches and are finally ready!
and the context from the rest of the tweets in the thread:
"This was a pretty difficult project since, in my opinion, Rengar has some pretty awkward mechanics right now especially with W and Passive. I think W not flowing into any assassination combo is a definite feels bad for a lot of his builds.  
2/5" 
"Same with the weird earflicks around Ferocity generation. It's very unforgiving and makes him very bush reliant (some of which is a good thing).  I think for both of these mechanics there's a better version out there, but they're not easy to get to and the cost is high.

3/5"

"I settled on making sure I could get something out there that would make Rengar feel better to play rather than just keep sitting here hoping to find time to try to get some magical version of the character that might or might not actually be more fun. 

4/5"

"There are still some bugs on PBE and some of the old ones haven't been fixed yet, I'll try to do a pass on them over the next few days. Do let me know if there are any other smaller sized feel-good changes I can slip in. I hope we're leaving Rengar in a better spot!

5/5"

"Bonus: The Q crit changes are so that when playing low%  Crit Rengar you're not just yolo hoping for a crit to be successful, and left out to dry if you don't get that 20/40%. This also means we can tune crit builds directly, if they're shit we bump up the number and vice versa"
2) Here's Riot August with a changelist for Zeri tweaks that are now testing on the PBE:
"Zeri the carry's winrate is still scary
We're working on nerfs to make her more fair...i 
Goals:
Lower overall damage and mobility
Shift damage out of base AD to decrease power with sheen
Shift armor scaling into health (makes her Passive shielding and HP purchases worse)"

3)  ICYMI: Here's Riot DW Platypus with a /r/LeaguePBE bugs and feedback thread on this cycle's commemorative prestige edition skins, including preview turnarounds!
"Hello!
As announced, we will release special editions of 2018 & 2019 Prestige Skins this patch, that will be given out to the original owners. 
Please take a look on them below:"
Arcade Caitlyn PE 2022
Battle Academia Lux PE 2022

Bewitching Miss Fortune PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/Lfngr7Q

Blood Moon Aatrox PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/VxJyMC4

Firecracker Vayne PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/XJDOs7c

Fuzz Fizz PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/wluN7l4

K/DA Ahri PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/ndY6gLE
K/DA Akali PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/4iOWQYu
K/DA Evelynn PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/jhlBt0O

K/DA Kai’Sa PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/oTDfUYQ
Nightbringer Lee Sin PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/BS7tkZr

Project Irelia PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/N5WpcAR

Pulsefire Thresh PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/MWffCt4

Star Guardian Neeko PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/DiZIP2Q

True Damage Qiyana PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/aP3qP2Y

Valiant Sword Riven PE 2022
https://imgur.com/a/itjttAY
While we modified textures and models, all VFX, Audio and Animations are the same as of original releases.

All these skins should be already available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below!

Riot DW Platypus"
5) While not on the PBE just yet, the Ashen Knight Pyke splash art has been shared on social media!

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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