6/27 PBE Update: Splash Art, Icons Tweaks, & Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 6:36 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 12.13 PBE cycle, today's patch includes splash art, icons tweaks, and 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


Splash Art

While we've seen the on Riot social media, new splashes are now on the PBE:

Star Guardian Kai'Sa

Star Guardian Ekko

Star Guardian Ekko Prestige Edition


Star Guardian Nilah

Miscellaneous

  • Icon tweaks:
[Old1 / Old2]
[Old]


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
Gwen
  • A Thousand Cuts (Passive)
    • AP ratio lowered from 8% per 100 Ap to 6% per 100 AP
  • Snip Snip (Q)
    • Base damage per snip increased from 9-21 to 10-26
    • Final snip damage increased from 45/60/75/90/105 (+25% AP) to 60/75/90/105/120 (+35% AP)
    • Center true damage lowered from 100% to 75% 
    • Minion damage lowered from 100% to 75%
    • [New] Now executes minions below 20%
  • Hallowed Mist (W) 
    • duration lowered from 5 to 4
    • bonus resistances increased from 12/14/16/18/20 (+5%) to 17/19/21/23/25 (+7%)
  • Skip 'n Slash (E)
    • Cooldown increased from 13/12/11/10/9 to 13/12.5/12/11.5/11
    • Bonus magic damage increased from 10 (+15% AP) to 15 (20% AP)
    • CDR changed from 50% to 25/35/45/55/65%
    • Bonus range increased from 50 to 75
  • Needlework (R)
    • Damage per needle increased from 30/55/80 (+8% AP) to 35/65/95 (+9% AP)
    • [New] Now has a 1.5s cooldown
      • No longer need to attack between casts

Katarina
  • Voracity (Passive)
    • AP ratio increased from 55/66/77/88% to 65/75/85/95%
  • Bouncing Blade (Q)
    • Damage increased from 75/105/135/165/195 (+30% AP) to 80/110/140/170/200 (+35% AP)
  • Death Lotus (R)
    • Physical damage increased.
    • On hit modifier increased from 28/33/38% to 30/35/40%

Master Yi
  • Meditate (W)
    • [Removed] No longer gives Tenacity
    • [Changed] "While channeling and for 0.5s afterwards, he takes 90% reduced damage, decreased to 60/62.5/65/67.5/70% after the first 0.5 seconds."
    • Tenacity lowered from 60% to 50%
 
Nilah
  • Formless Blade (Q)
    • AD Ratio increased from 80/100/120/140/160% to 90/100/110/120/130%
    • AoE damage against monsters lowered to 10%
  • Apotheosis (R)
    • AD ratio per tick lowered from 50% to 35%
    • Burst AD ratio lowered from 200% to 120% 

Sivir
  • Here's Riot RayYonggi with the latest changelist:

Context & Notes

1) The LoL twitter showed off the splash art for the upcoming Star Guardian Taliyah:
2) Sirhaian showed off more changes to Star Guardian Kai'Sa:

3) Here's the latest from the r/LeaguePBE feedback threads:

PBE Update 6/27: I present to you Star Guardian Nilah's updated splash art (https://imgur.com/a/ggIVtIY)! Thanks for the feedback everyone.

4) Reminder -  this patch cycle will be three weeks instead of the usual two.

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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