4/28 PBE Update: Chroma Assets, Emote Tweaks & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 4:56 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 12.9 PBE cycle, today's update includes chroma assets, emote tweaks, as well as more tentative balance changes!
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


  • Chroma assets for each of the new sets are now on the PBE:
High Noon Katarina
[9 Chromas]

High Noon Mordekaiser
[9 Chromas]

High Noon Leona
[9 Chromas]

High Noon Talon
[9 Chromas]

High Noon Talon
[9 Chromas]

EDG Chromas
[Still missing EDG Graves!]
  • "You're Fired." emote was tweaked, correcting the fingers:

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.


[Note: Pyke has other changes this cycle on the PBE - including experimental R infinite execute threshold scaling and Q mana changes]
  • Gift of the Drowned Ones (Passive) - [new effect] now let's Pyke execute minions/wards (with an internal cooldown) if an ally is nearby.
    • "The Gift: If there is a nearby ally champion, Pyke's basic attack will execute minions or wards and grant that ally the kill gold instead of himself. This has a [50]s cooldown.
  • Death From Below (R) - [WILL BE REVERTED SOON]
    • [The new experimental Execute Threshold scaling values have been adjusted]
      • Champions + Siege/Super Minions lowered from  +9 to +7
      • Melee Minion or Ward - lowered from +3 to +2

  • Base armor increased from 23 to 26
  • Base movespeed increased from 325 to 330


Context & Notes

1) Keep an eye on @RiotAugust for more on the Taliyah mid-scope update.

2) Captain Gameplay noted the Pyke R change would be reverted soon:

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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