4.10 PBE Cycle

Last Updated on 6/10 with the 6/10 PBE Update

( With the release of patch 4.9 on  June 4th, we started the new 4.10 PBE cycle )

Below you will find a comprehensive list of balance changes/game additions for the current PBE cycle.
These new changes and additions are relative to what things currently are on live servers and are


(They often do not represent the final changes that get pushed to live servers.)

Balance changes for this cycle (so far) can be found at the bottom of this page

New Content list for this PBE cycle:

  • Primetime Draven
  • Goalkeeper Maokai
  • Superfan Gragas
  • Striker Lucian
  • Red Card Twisted Fate
  • Sweeper Alistar
  • Skarner TU / Updates
  • Nidalee Gameplay Update
  • New Summoner Icons
  • New Football War Skin
  • New ability icons for Tryndamere and Nidalee

  • Primetime Draven Voice Over
  • Goalkeeper Maokai Updates
  • Continued Nidalee Changes
  • Duo Queue Restrictions

6/6 PBE Update
  • AD/AS/Support Itemization Changes
  • Two New Items
  • Summoner Icon Update

6/9 PBE Update
  • New Summoner Icons
  • Updates to Sweeper Alistar
  • New Skarner Icons

6/10 PBE Update
  • Football Skins Splash Art Updates
  • Goalkeeper Maokai Updates

6/11 PBE Update
  • Futbol Ward Skin Shop Image

( Note: Some images may be out dated! )

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

New Skins

To kick off the 4.10 PBE cycle we have SIX - count 'em SIX - new champion skins!

Primetime Draven

975 RP

Here's Riot Nurse Flan with a feedback thread!
"Mic test...check...1..2, 3! It's Primetime Draven's cue to deal tons of damage on the PBE! o u o

Draaaaaaven had a little makeover and is now dressed to impress! In his Primetime Draven look, he's ready and eager to cast any sports event! 
  • A new suit!
  • New weapons (they look like dangerous mics!)
  • A new VO/SFX set (like he's casting your game!)
  • A new recall (summons a podium!)
(NOTE: As of 06-04, his SFX are not in yet! They will be soon though!) 
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on Draaaaaaaven's new skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :] 
See you on the Rift!"

In addition to Primetime Draven, we have five new football themed skins that have a shared splash art -Goalkeeper MaokaiSuperfan GragasStriker LucianRed Card Twisted Fate and Sweeper Alistar!


Sweeper Alistar

750 RP

Goalkeeper Maokai

750 RP

Above video does not reflect the small texture updates to GK Maokai from the 6/5 Update!

Superfan Gragas

750 RP

Striker Lucian

750 RP

Red Card Twisted Fate

750 RP

[ Note on Red Card TF: He's currently missing sounds (except the whistle sound)]

Skarner TU

To go along with his kit changes ( which are listed below! ) , Skarner has received a update to his textures!
Old ( Left ) vs New ( Right ) 

Sandscourge Skarner

Old ( left ) vs New ( Right )

Earthrune Skarner

New Skarner Ability Icons

In addition to Nidalee TryndamereSkarner has also received a new set of ability icons in this PBE cycle!
( Passive, Q , W , E , R )

"Futbol" ward skin

To go along with the five new skins, there is also a football themed ward skin!

Shop image

New Summoner Icons

This patch also includes SIX new summoner icons, one for each of the roles ( and using the same symbols as Team Builder ) : FighterMage , MarksmanSupportAssassin, and Tank

A new summoner icon featuring Goalkeeper Maokai's sapling has been added. It rules.

Summoner icons for compLexity and LMQ , two teams to join the NA LCS this split, have been added!

Updated Tryndamere Ability Icons 

Tryndamere's ability icons have received a fresh coat of paint! 
( Passive, Q, W , E ,R )

Updated Nidalee Ability Icons

Nidalee also got a fresh set of ability icons!
[ Human form: Passive, Q , W ,E ,R ]

 [ Cougar form: Passive, Q , W ,E ,R ]

Skarner Balance Changes

Here's Riot Scruffy with details on this patch's long awaited Skarner changes, including a new passive!
"Hey Skarners, 
Skar is up on PBE with a few gameplay and art changes. We're increasing Skarner's power with more CC and stickiness without creating the old gameplay problems. Additionally, he will be able to consistently bring value to his team, even when behind. He also has upgraded character textures and some new particles for his passive and W. 
Full List of Changes:
[NEW] Crystallizing Sting
  • Skarners damaging spells apply Crystal Venom to enemy Champions and large monsters
  • If Skarner attacks a target with 3 stacks of Crystal Venom he will deal an additional 20-105 damage and stun the target for 0.5/0.75/1 seconds
  • After a stun, targets will not receive Crystal Poison for 6 seconds
Crystal Slash
  • [NEW] Crystal Energy Bonus: Skarner now gains 3/4/5/6/7% Movement speed per stack
  • [NEW] Auto attacks reduce Crystal Slash's cooldown by .5s (doubled against Champions)
  • Base physical damage reduced from 25/40/55/70/85 to 20/32/44/56/68
  • Base physical ratio reduced from 0.8 to 0.4
  • Bonus magic damage reduced from 24/36/48/60/72 to 20/30/40/50/60
  • Bonus magic ratio reduced from 0.4 to 0.2
Crystalline Exoskeleton
  • Cooldown lowered from 16 to 13/12.5/12/11.5/11 seconds
  • Base damage lowered from 80/120/160/200/240 to 40/60/80/100/120
  • AP ratio lowered form 0.7 to 0.4
  • Cooldown lowered from 14 to 12 seconds
  • Cooldown lowered from 130/120/100 to 100/90/80
  • Impale consumes all stacks of Crystal Venom and deals 50/75/100 damage per stack consumed to the target

In a follow up post, Scruffy mentioned Skarner's consumes the crystal venom stacks on stun
"It does, he will have to stack it up again for the next stun on the same target. The stacks last for 5 seconds right now."

Skarner's new passive uses small crystals to denote the amount of Crystal poison stacks on enemy:
Two Stacks of Crystal Poison, stacks applied by hitting with abilities.
At 3 stacks of Crystal poison, a ring forms between the crystal indicators letting you know your next basic attack will trigger a stun

A full video preview, including footage of Skarner's new passive in-action, can be found here.

[ Updated 6/6 ] Nidalee Gameplay Update

Here's Riot Repertoir with details on the Nidalee Gameplay update that is now available for testing!
"Hey guys, 
Nidalee has some gameplay changes headed her way, largely in the form of a modified passive and its interactions throughout her kit. These changes help reinforce a pattern of interaction between Nidalee and opponents, but since the changes are quite dramatic, they required changes to numbers and timings throughout her kit. I’ll be popping in and out of this thread while she’s on PBE to collect everyone’s feedback on her, so please feel free to leave it in the comments and I’ll try to get back to you. 
While all feedback is welcome at this point, the stuff that would be particularly useful is:
  • Are Pounce and Swipe behaving the way you’d expect?
  • Are you having difficulty using her Hunt Pounce effectively?
  • How has your laning pattern changed compared to Live (both as and against Nidalee)?
  • How do you feel in roaming cases using your modified brush passive?
  • Did you notice any bugs on her?
  • What items are you guys building on her to be successful?
  • How was your experience building mainly Ability Power items?
  • How was your experience building more bruiser items?
  • Generally, where do you feel she is too strong/weak?
Thanks in advance for all your guys’ thoughts, 
With that said, if you're interested in the full changelist, here it is below: 
  • Basic attack hit timing adjusted to better match visual
  • Death Recap now properly differentiates between Javelin Toss and Takedown, and Bushwhack and Pounce
  • (R) Aspect of the Cougar now has 4 ranks and is automatically trained at level 1
  • UI elements added to support modified passive 
    (P) Prowl
    • Movement Speed in brush reduced to 10% from 15%
    • Movement Speed in brush is now increased to 30% while moving toward visible enemy champions within 5500 range
    • Damaging champions with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack causes her to Hunt these targets for 4 seconds, granting Prowl’s increased Movement Speed toward them and enhancing her next Takedown, Pounce, and Swipe against them
    • Nidalee ignores unit collision while Prowl and Hunt are active
    • Nidalee gains vision of Hunted targets for the duration 
      (Q) Javelin Toss
      • Minimum base damage reduced to 50/75/100/125/150 from 55/95/140/185/230
      • Maximum base damage reduced to 150/225/300/375/450 from 137/237/350/462/575
      • Minimum Ability Power ratio reduced to 40% from 65%
      • Maximum Ability Power ratio reduced to 120% from 162.5%
      • Now deals maximum damage at 1300 range rather than 1500
      • Missile height adjusted at (slightly closer to ground as missile travels)
      • Missile particle adjusted slightly
      • Missile width reduced to 30 from 60
      • Applies the Hunt debuff to enemy champions hit 
        (Q) Takedown
        • Deals 33% increased damage to Hunted targets
        • Minimum base damage reduced to 4/20/50/90 from x/40/70/100
        • Maximum non Hunt base damage reduced to 10/50/125/225 from x/120/210/300
        • Maximum Hunt base damage introduced at 13/67/167/300
        • Maximum non Hunt Total Attack Damage ratio reduced to 250% from 300%
        • Maximum Hunt Total Attack Damage ratio introduced at 333%
        • Minimum non Hunt Ability Power ratio introduced at 24%
        • Maximum non Hunt Ability Power ratio introduced at 60%
        • Maximum Hunt Ability Power ratio introduced at 80%
        • Now deals entirely magic damage instead of entirely physical damage
        • Nidalee gains 75 Attack Range while Takedown is active 
          (W) Bushwhack
          • Ground duration reduced to 2 minutes from 4
          • Debuff duration reduced to 4 seconds from 8
          • Now only affects 1 enemy per trap
          • Flat base damage reduced to 20/40/60/80/100 from 80/125/170/215/260
          • Flat damage Ability Power ratio removed (was 40%)
          • No longer shreds enemy Armor and Magic Resist
          • Now additionally deals 12/14/16/18/20% (capped against neutrals) of the target’s current Health over its duration
          • Now additionally deals 1% of the target’s current Health per 50 Ability power over its duration
          • Cooldown reduced to 17/15/13/11/9 from 18 at all ranks
          • Mana cost reduced to 40/45/50/55/60 from 60/75/90/105/120
          • Team color indicators added to better indicate trigger radius
          • Persistent pulsing particle adjusted for better visibility
          • Applies the Hunt debuff to enemy champions hit 
            (W) Pounce
            • Now moves toward the player’s cursor rather than Nidalee’s current facing
            • Base damage reduced to 50/100/150/200 from x/125/175/225
            • Ability Power ratio reduced to 30% from 40%
            • Cooldown increased to 5 seconds from 3.5
            • Can now be used to jump to Hunted targets at up to 700 range by hovering the cursor over the Hunted target
            • Killing a unit while in Cougar form reduces Pounce’s current cooldown to 1 second if it is currently higher 
              (E) Primal Surge
              • Base healing adjusted to 45/85/125/165/205 from 50/85/120/155/190
              • Ability Power ratio reduced to 50% from 70%
              • Cooldown increased to 12 seconds from 10 
                (E) Swipe
                • Now targets toward the player’s cursor rather than Nidalee’s current facing
                • Base damage reduced to 70/130/190/250 from x/150/225/300
                • Ability Power ratio reduced to 45% from 60%
                • Swiping a Hunted target reduces Pounce’s current cooldown to 1 second if it is currently higher
                • Cooldown reduced to 5 seconds from 6 
                  (R) Aspect of the Cougar
                  • No longer grants 20 Movement Speed while in Cougar form
                  • Cooldown adjusted to 3 seconds from 4 "

                  Nidalee's has a new mechanic on her passived called "Hunt". A target is "hunted" after being  hit with a Javelin Toss ( Q ) or stepping on a trap ( W ) . While "hunted", Nidalee gains extra bonuses to her cat form abilities, including an increased pounce range.
                  [ Example image of Nidalee's "Hunt" mechanic and the circle indicator to show Pounces increased range ]

                  Futbul Login

                  A new "Futbul" [ the file name ] login theme has been added, featuring the upcoming Sweeper Alistar, Goalkeeper Maokai, Striker Lucian, Red Card Twisted Fate, and Superfan Gragas.

                  [ The still image from the login, slightly different from the splash ] 

                  Duo Queue Restrictions

                   Here's Socrates with info on upcoming ranked duo queue restrictions that are now available for testing!
                  We’re continually working towards improving the quality of ranked play. Beginning with patch 4.10, we’re introducing a new restriction for ranked duo queues so players will only be able to duo queue with teammates ranked between one full tier above or below them. For example, if you are Silver, you’ll be able to duo with players ranked Bronze to Gold. 
                  We found that the vast majority of duos already invite players within these thresholds and games that had duos outside of these limits are perceived as lower quality. This also closes some loopholes that allow the potential for undermining the matchmaking system via smurf accounts. 
                  Unseeded players who played in the previous season will use their previous season solo queue rank to determine duo eligibility. Unseeded players who have never played ranked will be able to invite Gold, Silver or Bronze players. 
                  We strive to make ranked the pinnacle of competitive League play, and this restriction is meant to uphold the integrity of that competition while still allowing play between friends. 
                  As always, share your comments and feedback below. 
                  Happy hunting, 

                  New Audio Engine on PBE - Continued Testing!

                  Here's BelligerentSwan with a heads up the new audio engine is back on the PBE for more testing!
                  "Hey Summoners! 
                  For the next day or so we'll be turning on our new audio engine again for another round of testing on the PBE! With each patch we are getting a little bit closer to activating the new audio engine, and we want to continue PBE testing to ensure the switch goes smoothly! 
                  If you find a sound that doesn't work, or if you want to leave feedback about the way things sound, just leave a comment on this thread! We’ll be actively monitoring it and replying to your questions and concerns. Please let us know what equipment you’re using for audio (Stereo headphones vs. 5.1 surround sound speakers, Sound Blast Zx vs. Realtek HD Audio) so we can help narrow down the cause of the issues. 
                  If you’re unsure how to get that your system info, here’s a handy guide for PC and one for Mac
                  Why are we changing audio engines? We’re looking to create a more immersive and engaging in-game league of legends audio experience, and this new engine will allow us to do a lot of cool things in the future. You can find a more in depth post about what to expect here."

                  Balance Changes

                  * Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.


                  • League of Draven ( passive ) tooltip now lists "tower" as granting a stack of Adoration, in addition to catching an axe, minion, or monsters. 

                  • Magic Resist per level increased to 1.25 from 0

                  • Drunken Rage ( W ) now lists "(max. 250 against monsters)".

                  • Taste Their Fear ( Q ) [ looks like the tooltip now lists the exact isolation damage increase of just saying "30%" - will need to confirm but looks like only a tooltip change ] 

                  • Sigil of Silence ( Q ) renamed to Sigil of Malice
                  • Sigil of Malice ( Q ) no longer silences.

                  • Ardent Blaze ( W ) bonus AD ratio lowered to .3 bonus AD from .6 bonus AD

                  • Nidalee has received a gameplay update in this PBE cycle. For a complete run down of the changes, please see Riot Repertoir's dedicated forum post. Daily changes are listed above, straight from the source.
                    • Heartseeker Strike ( E ) tool tip now shows "double damage to champion" instead of "half damage to minions and monsters" and the numbers have been swapped accordingly. No functional change.
                    • Base mana lowered to 200 from 203
                    • Base mana per level increased to 50 from 43
                    • Base mana regeneration per level increased to 0.18 from .1

                    • Skarner has received numerous changes on the PBE, including a totally new passive! See this post from Riot Scruffy for more info!
                    • Rocket Jump ( W ) mana cost reduced to 60 at all ranks from 80
                    • Buster Shot ( R ) range reduced to 550 from 700

                    • Base damage lowered to 46 from 49
                    • Ambush ( Q ) stealth delay while not taking damage increased to  1.5 from 1.25 sec
                    • Ambush ( Q ) alternate stealth delay increased to 6 seconds from 3 sec

                        Note: This patch contains a TON of itemization changes! Be sure to check out this thread whereXypherous and ricklessabandon offer more context and an official change list ]

                        Athene's Unholy Grail 
                        • Magic resist lowered to 25 from 40
                        • Mana regeneration per 5 reduced to 10 from 15
                        • Passive: Mana restore on kill or assist increased to 15% from 12%

                        Berzerker Greeves
                        • Total cost increased to 1000 from 950*
                        • Attack Speed increased to 25% from 20%

                        Bilgewater Cutlass
                        • Life steal lowered to 8%  from 12%

                        Blade of the Ruined King
                        • Lifesteal lowered to 10% from 15%
                        • Passive: damage increased to 8% current health from 5%
                        • Active: damage lowered to 10% maximum health from 15%
                        • Active: Movement speed slow reduced to 25% from 30%

                        • Combine cost increased to 1100 from 850
                        • Total cost increased to 3500 from 3250
                        • Attack damage increased to 80 from 70.
                        • Life steal increased to 15% from 12%
                        • Passive granting  stacking AD and Lifesteal REMOVED.
                        • New Unique Passive: "Your life steal can now overheal you, granting a shield that can block from 50 to 440 damage, based on champion level. This shield decays rapidly if you have not taken or dealt damage in the last 15 seconds."

                        BF Sword
                        • Attack damage increased to 50 from 45.

                        • Total Cost increased to 450 from 400
                        • Attack speed increased to 15% from 12%

                        Doran's Blade
                        • Health lowered to 70 from 80
                        • Attack damage lowered to 7 from 8
                        • No longer grants flat health on hit
                        • Life steal increased to 3% from 0%

                        Forbidden Idol
                        • Total cost decreased to 700g from 750g

                        Infinity Edge

                        • Attack damage increased to 80 from 70.

                        Locket of the Iron Solari
                        • Note: Unique Active will now use a recipient's level to calculate shield strength if the recipient's level is higher than the item owner's level.

                        Mercurial Scimitar
                        • Total cost increased to 3800 from 3700g
                        • Attack damage increased to 80 from 60
                        • Active: can now also give Movement Speed to Ranged champions. 
                        • Magic resist lowered to 45 from 50

                        Mikael's Crucible
                        • Recipe now: Chalice of Harmony + Forbidden Idol + 870 G
                        • Total cost increased to 2450g from 1600g
                        • Mana regeneration per 5 increased to 20 from 10
                        • Cooldown reduction increased to 10% from 0%

                        • Ability power increased to 80 from 75
                        • Mana regeneration per 5 lowered to 10 from 12

                        Randuin's Omen
                        • Attack speed slow reduced to 10% from 15%
                        • Movement speed slow REMOVED. 0% from 10%

                        Runnan's Hurricane
                        • Total priced remains at 2400g
                        • Recipe price lowered to 600 from 700 ( due to 50g from each dagger in recipe ) 

                        Vampiric Scepter
                        • Life steal lowered to 8% from 10%

                        Warden's Mail
                        • Attack speed slow reduced to 10% from 15%

                        Wit's End
                        • Total cost increased to 2500 from 2400
                        • Recipe cost increased to 750 from 700 ( other 50g to total price from dagger increase ) 
                        • Attack Speed increased to  50% from 42 %

                        Youmuu's Ghost Blade
                        • Active: Now lasts for 6 seconds for ranged champions, up from 4.

                        • Total Cost decreased to 1100 from 1175g
                        • Attack speed increased to 20% from 18% 

                          New Items

                          Ardent Censer

                          • Recipe: Forbidden Idol + Aether Wisp + 550g
                          • Total Cost = 2200g
                          • 30 AP
                          • 10 mp5
                          • 10% cooldown reduction
                          • 8% movement speed (unique)
                          • Unique Passive: "Your heals and shields on another unit grant them 25% attack speed for 6 seconds. This does not include regeneration effects or effects on yourself " 

                          Essence Reaver
                          • Build Path: Vamp Scepter + Pickaxe + 975 gold
                          • Total Cost: 2650g
                          • 50 AD
                          • 10% Life Steal
                          • 10% Cooldown Reduction
                          • Unique Passive: You gain 2% to 8% of damage dealt by basic attacks as Mana. Mana restore increases based on how much mana you are missing.
                          the VFX for this item are just little blue swirls coming out of opponent and going into you.

                            Summoner Spells

                            • Reduced cooldown for Teleporting to an allied turret increased to  240 seconds from 200.


                            • Movement speed duration lowered to 1 second from 2 seconds

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