10.9 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 4/23 with the 4/23 PBE Update
(With the release of patch 10.8 to live on April 15th, we started the new 10.9 PBE cycle.)

Previous PBE Cycles in 2020
[9.24] [10.1] [10.2] [10.3] [10.4] [10.5] [10.6] [10.7] [10.8]

Below you will find a comprehensive list of new content, balance changes, and whatever else  is included in the current PBE cycle! Be aware that these changes are extremely tentative, there is a possibility that things you see below will be changed or even reverted prior to the live patch.

 ( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated! )

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Table of Contents

Champion Skins

Five skins are now on the PBE, honoring FunPlus Phoenix's 2019 Worlds win:

FPX Gangplank

1350 RP
"Honoring GimGoon's winning performance as Gangplank during the 2019 World Championship."

FPX Lee Sin

1350 RP
"Honoring Tian's winning performance as Lee Sin during the 2019 World Championship."

FPX Malphite

1350 RP
"Honoring Doinb's winning performance as Malphite during the 2019 World Championship."

FPX Thresh

1350 RP
"Honoring Crisp's winning performance as Thresh during the 2019 World Championship."

FPX Vayne

1350 RP
"Honoring LWX's winning performance as Vayne during the 2019 World Championship with the help of Lil'Black, Lil'Orange, Firmiana and Lil'White."

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for the FPX Skins:
"FPX came out on top as the 2019 World Champions last year. Each of these upcoming skins honors a player from the 2019 FPX roster! 
The skins will be 1350 RP each and include:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX for all spells!
  • New SFX for all spells!
  • New spawn in/respawn animation!
  • New recall animations - Designed with the help of the FPX players, and brought to life in-game! 
  • Doinb's Malphite
  • GimGoon's Gangplank
  • Lwx's Vayne
  • Crisp's Thresh
  • Tian's Lee Sin 
These FPX skins are available to play soon on PBE! As players who experience this content first hand, your constructive feedback is greatly appreciated!"


New chromas are now on the PBE for the FPX skins:

FPX Elite Chromas
"This chroma was released as a bundle exclusive in 2020."
Purchase of FPX skins mega bundle, not available separately. [Source]

Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for the FPX chromas:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for FPX Gangplank, FPX Lee Sin, FPX Thresh, FPX Vayne, and FPX Malphite
Images Coming Soon 
FPX Chromas:
  • New textures:
    • FPX Gangplank (Elite)
    • FPX Lee Sin (Elite)
    • FPX Thresh (Elite)
    • FPX Vayne (Elite)
    • FPX Malphite (Elite) 
The Chroma sets should be available on PBE now! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Riot Orphyre"

Summoner Icons

Tons of new summoner icons are now on the PBE:

FPX World Champions Merch Icon, FPX World Champions Golden Icon, FPX World Champions Icon

FPX Malphite Signature Icon, FPX Vayne Signature Icon, FPX Lee Sin Signature Icon

FPX Gangplank Signature Icon, FPX Thresh Signature Icon

Season 2020 - Split 2 Icon

Mordekaiser Champie Icon, Kled Champie Icon, Talon Champie Icon

Xayah Champie Icon, Rakan Champie Icon, Jhin Champie Icon

Tristana Champie Icon, Rumble Champie Icon, Veigar Champie Icon

Gnar Champie Icon, Lulu Champie Icon, Corki Champie Icon

Heimerdinger Champie Icon, Teemo Champie Icon, Kennen Champie Icon

Poppy Champie Icon, Yuumi Champie Icon, Zoe Champie Icon

Little Legend Freshwater Molediver Icon, Little Legend Dawnglow Silverwing Icon, Little Legend Fireborn Hauntling Icon

Little Legend Hardhitter Melisma Icon, Little Legend Last Wish Fuwa Icon, Little Legend Extra Spicy Featherknight Icon

Little Legend Sundrop Shisa Icon, Little Legend Fierce Protector Icon


New emotes are now on the PBE:

Is That A Challenge?

2020 - Split 2 - *Rank*

Rise of the Elements *rank* Emote

Volibear Teaser

Similar to the recent Fiddlesticks teaser we saw hit the PBE, files for a Volibear teaser, including a new model, are now on the PBE! While we have no way to force this teaser to happen, you can still check out the full model and some of the files patched in!

Files patched in, lots of VFX files, unspecified animations, and more!

Battlecast Cho'Gath VFX Changes

Battlecast Cho'Gath's VFX have been updated this cycle! Some abilities have small tweaks while others have major changes! Riot Beardilocks noted these would continue to be tweaked.

TFT Arenas

Three new TFT arenas were added to the PBE:

Odyssey Jinx Arena, Odyssey Malphite Arena, Odyssey Yasuo Arena


  • A few mission assets referencing Pulsefire 2020 were added to the PBE:
  • Esports banners added for LCS, LEC, LCK, and LPL:

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.

  • Caretaker's Shrine (W)
    • Cooldown increased from 12 to 14
    • Movement speed lowered from 50% to 30%
  • Magical Journey (E) cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 to 22/20.5/19/17.5/16

  • Vorpal Spikes (E) damage increased from 22/34/46/58/70 to 22/37/52/67/82

  • Reap (E) damage increased from 70/100/130/160/190 to 70/105/140/175/210

  • Boulder Toss (Mega Q) cooldown refund increased from 60% to 70%
  • Crunch (Mega E) damage increased from 50/85/120/155/190 to 80/115/150/185/220

  • Movement speed lowered from 335 to 325

  • Reaping Slash (Q) 
    • cooldown lowered from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 to 6/5.5/5/4.5/4
    • "Bonus damage applies to minions"
  • Blade's Reach (W) slow changed from 70% to 90% decaying

  • Ice Shard (Q) cooldown lowered from 10/8.5/7/5.5/4 to 8/7/6/5/4

  • Base HP lowered from 489.32 to 475
  • Base mana lowered from 377.24 to 365

  • Blinding Assault (Q) near sight duration increased from 1.5s to 1.75s

  • Subjugate (R) cooldown increased from 100/80/60 to 120/100/80

  • Armor lowered from 34 to 31
  • Crushing Blow (Q) Damage lowered from 30/55/80/105/130 to 20/45/70/95/120
  • Warrior Trickster (W) clone damage lowered from 40/45/50/55/60% to 35/40/45/50/55%

Sanguine Blade
  • Total cost lowered from 3100 to 3000
    • Combine cost lowered from 1100 to 1000
  • AD increased from 50 to 55

TFT Changes

  • Effect changed: Allies gain 15% attack speed every few seconds.
    • 2 Champs: 8 seconds
    • 4 Champs: 4 seconds
    • 6 Champs: 2 seconds

  • Mana per second increased from 20 to 40

  • 2 champ bonus armor increased from 60 to 125

  • 2 champ bonus health increased from 300 to 350
  • 4 champ bonus health lowered from 700 to 650

  • Attack speed is now always refreshed on takedown.
  • 4 champ bonus attack speed lowered from 80% to 75%
  • 6 champ bonus attack speed lowered from 125% to 120%

  • 2 champ max health shield increased from 20% to 25%
  • 6 champ max health shield lowered from 45% to 40%

Mech Pilot
  • No longer grants mana when Super-Mech dies.

  • 4 champ additional attacks lowered from 6 to 5

  • 3 champ bonus lowered from [350 health & 50 AD] to [350 health & 35 AD]
  • 6 champ bonus lowered from [750 health & 75 AD] to [700 health & 70 AD]

Star Guardian
  • 6 champ mana lowered from 60 to 50

  • 4 champ bonus lowered from 45 spell power to 40 spell power
  • 6 champ bonus lowered from 80 spell power to 75 spell power
  • 8 champ bonus lowered from 125 spell power to 120 spell power

Dark Star
  • 3 champ bonus lowered from 25 AD & Spell Power to 20 AD & Spell Power
  • 6 champ bonus lowered from 35 AD & Spell Power to 25 AD & Spell Power
  • 9 champ bonus lowered from 45 AD & Spell Power to 35 AD & Spell Power

  • Crit threshold lowered from 50% to 40%

  • 6 Champ shield lowered from 225 to 210
  • 9 Champ shield lowered from 350 to 330

  • 6 champ trigger chance lowered from 60% to 55%

  • 4 champ healing lowered from 40% to 35%
  • 6 champ healing lowered from 65% to 60%

  • Ability damage increased from 250/400/800 to 350/500/1000

  • Ability duration of enemy attacks missed changed from 4s to 3/4/5s

  • Ability stun duration changed from 1.5s to 1.5/1.5/3s

  • Ability heal increased from 100/150/200 to 150/200/300

  • Damage increased from 175.250/400 to 200/275/500
  • Isolation bonus increased from 600/825/1350 to 600/825/1500

  • Ability shield increased from 40/45/50% to 40/45/60%

Twisted Fate
  • Ability damage increased from 200/300/500 to 200/300/550

  • Ability damage reduction increased from 40/80/120 to 40/80/200

  • Ability now has a range of 3 hexes

Master Yi
  • Ability heal per second changed from 8/10/15% to 12%

  • Ability damage increased from 250/325/550 to 300/400/700

  • Ability damage lowered from 300/325/350% to 200/225/250%

  • Ability damage increased from 100/175/750 to 125/200/750

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