6/22 PBE Update: Nilah, Star Guardian 2022, & More

Posted on at 12:23 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 12.13 PBE cycle, today's patch includes Nilah, the Joy Unbound, the first set of Star Guardian 2022 skins, 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: Nilah

Our latest champion, Nilah, the Joy Unbound, is now on the PBE for testing! Here's Riot Koyuncu with a bugs & feedback thread for Nilah and her release skin:
"Hello everyone! I'm Riot Koyuncu, one of the QA Engineers on League's Champions team. 
Nilah, the Joy Unbound, should be hitting PBE really soon! I'll be using this thread to post announcements and collect your player feedback. We've got about a week before we have to lock any proposed changes for her release, so I'll be monitoring common suggestions in the comments to share back with the team for possible adjustments. 
If you encounter any in-game bugs while playing Nilah or her Star Guardian skin, 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, 
Mikky"

Nilah, the Joy Unbound


Stats & Abilities


Stats
  • Base HP: 590
  • HP5: 4
  • HP Per Level: 101
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.18
  • Base Mana: 350
  • Mana Per Level: 35
  • Base MR: 32
  • MR Per Level: 2.05
  • Base AD: 58
  • AD Per Level: 2
  • Base Armor: 30
  • Armor Per Level: 4.2
  • Base Move Speed: 340
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 3
  • Attack Range: 225

Abilities

Joy Unending (Passive)

Formless Blade (Q)

Jubilant Veil (W)

Slipstream (E)

Apotheosis (R)

Lore

Here's Nilah's in client lore: 
"Nilah is an ascetic warrior from a distant land, seeking the world's deadliest, most titanic opponents so that she might challenge and destroy them. Having won her power through an encounter with the long-imprisoned demon of joy, she has no emotions other than unceasing jubilation—a small price to pay for the vast strength she now possesses. Channeling the demon's liquid form into a blade of unparalleled might, she stands defiant against ancient threats long forgotten."
Check out her bio over on her Universe page!

Voiceover

Here's Nilah's full voiceover:

Release Skin

Nilah's release skin is Star Guardian Nilah:

Star Guardian Nilah

x RP
"A powerful Outer Guardian who patrols the wider universe, Nilah has faced multiple reality-ending threats and returned alive... making her a living legend among her peers. Asked to act as teacher to the new generation, she has reluctantly accepted her new responsibilities... though if a particularly big monster appears in VC, she always calls dibs."

Champion Skins

Five new skins are now on the PBE for testing:

Star Guardian Ekko

x RP
"Given time-shifting powers by the First Star, Ekko approaches life with a relaxed and casual demeanor. Why care if you get infinite do-overs? But when it comes to facing monsters alongside the Star Guardians, he's deadly serious, using his command over time and space to keep Valoran City safe from the darkness."



Star Guardian Ekko Prestige Edition

x
"Ekko doesn't need magical powers to look like a star. He rocks an effortless streetwear style wherever he goes, turning heads and paparazzi lenses alike. Appreciating the look? Take it all in. He's got time."

Star Guardian Kai'Sa

1820 RP (Legendary)
"A born leader with a head for tactics, Kai'Sa takes her job as captain extremely seriously... perhaps too much for her own good. Still, her squad respects her command and will follow her into even the most dangerous missions, where she'll snipe priority targets and spray the rest with payloads of starlight-powered missiles."


As a legendary skin, Star Guardian Kai'Sa has a new voiceover:

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Star Guardian Kai'Sa:
"Hello All! 
"When memories fade and darkness surrounds you, find the strength inside." 
Legendary skin, Star Guardian Kai'Sa, is heading onto the Rift, featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New animations and recall!
  • New VO! 
Star Guardian Kai'Sa is set to be 1820 RP and 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! 
-6armedrobot"

 

Star Guardian Sona

1350 RP
"Quiet and reflective, Sona spends her time away from the Guardians as a composer of music... and her time with them as a figther of incredible power, blasting enemies away with sonically charged starlight. Though she cannot speak, she always makes her voice heard through deeds... or her chatterbox familiar-slash-interpreter, Chiizu."

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Star Guardian Sona:
"Hello All! 
"I never could refuse an empty stage. Not even this one." 
Star Guardian Sona is heading onto the Rift with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall Animation!
Star Guardian Sona is set to be 1350 RP and is available 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. Thanks! 
-6armedrobot"

Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks

1350 RP
"The creature known as Fiddlesticks has fed on Star Guardians across every era, hunting those on the verge of falling before finally consuming their light. Its connection to the Guardians, and the reason it is drawn to them, is not well understood... but the familiar seemingly trapped within it suggests a truly disturbing origin."


Here's Riot Eneopa with a bugs & feedback thread for Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks:
"Hello All! 
"Fear..." 
Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks is heading onto the Rift with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall Animation!
  • New homeguard Animation!
Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks is set to be 1350 RP. 
Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks is coming soon to 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! 
- Riot Eneopa"

Upcoming Skins

Files referring to more Star Guardian skins are also on the PBE! Look for these skins next cycle:
  • Star Guardian Quinn
  • Star Guardian Rell
  • Star Guardian Taliyah
  • Star Guardian Akali
  • Star Nemesis Morgana

Chromas

New chromas are now on the PBE:

Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks
[9 Chromas]

Star Guardian Sona
[9 Chromas]


Star Guardian Kai'Sa
[6 Chromas]

Star Guardian Ekko
[8 Chromas]

Star Guardian Nilah
[9 Chromas]

Summoner Icons

New summoner icons are now on the PBE:

Star Guardian Pass Icon, Star Guardian Event Icon
An event pass bundle exclusive 2022 Star Guardian icon.

Star Guardian Kai'Sa Icon, Star Guardian Ekko Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Star Guardian Sona Icon, Star Guardian Nilah Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Star Nemesis X Border Icon
An icon that entitles the border for this champion.

Star Guardian X Chroma Icon
An icon that comes with the Event Shop-exclusive chroma.

Star Guardian Ekko Prestige Edition Icon
This icon was acquired by earning Prestige Star Guardian Ekko during the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Star Guardian Akali Icon, Star Guardian Taliyah Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2022 Star Guardian event.


Star Guardian Rell Icon, Star Guardian Quinn Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Star Nemesis Morgana Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Season 2022 - Split 3 Icon
This icon was earned by winning ranked games in Season 2022 - Split 3

Emotes

Tons of new emotes are now on the PBE:

Aww how cute!, Gotcha!

So Sweet!, What joy!

Come Closer


Umi Loves You!, You Kick Ina?, Rigel Disappoint

Who's next?, Rock on!

One more thing..., Perfection

You're Mine

2022 - Split 3 - [Rank]

Ward Skin

A new ward skin is now on the PBE:

Star Guardian 2022 Ward
This ward was an exclusive reward for participating in the 2022 Star Guardian event.

Sivir Update


Sivir's midscope update is now on the PBE for testing! RiotRayYonggi has shared details and a tentative changelist over on twitter - including video of change that allows Sivir's W to double back onto targets it's already hit.
He added:

Ultimate Spellbook


Ultimate Spellbook will be back on the PBE for testing soon! Here's a list of new ults datamined:
  • Corki R
  • Annie R
  • Gangplank R
  • Garen R
  • Gnar R
  • Kaisa R
  • Neeko R
  • Quinn R
  • Rakan R
  • Sylas R
  • Senna R
  • Renata R
  • Syndra R
  • Taliyah R
  • Tristana R
  • Varus R
  • VelKoz R
  • Xayah R

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
Master Yi
  • AA range increased from 125 to 175
  • Meditate (W)
    • cooldown lowered from 28 seconds to 9
    • mana cost changed from [50] to [40 + 6% max mana per second]
    • [New] Now grants 60% tenacity for the first .5 seconds

Context & Notes

1) None!

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