5.15 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 8/3 with the 8/3 PBE Update

( With the release of patch 5.14 to live on July 22nd, we started the new 5.15 PBE cycle )

Previous PBE Cycles in 2015
[4.21][5.1] [5.2] [5.3] [5.4] [5.5] [5.6] [5.7] [5.8] [5.9] [5.10] [5.11] [5.12] [5.13] [5.14]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

New Skins

To start the 5.15 PBE cycle, we have a new Cottontail Fizz skin hopping on the PBE for testing!

Cottontail Fizz

975 RP

Here's Galetta with a bugs & feedback thread for Cottontail Fizz:
"The mighty bunny stalks his prey.... 
He may look cute and cuddly but this little bunny is playful trickster. Cottontail Fizz is just a hop, a skip, and a jump away from a penta kill! This skin includes:
  • New model and texture!
  • New recall animation! Nom nom nom!!
  • New particles on his (R). BUNNY!
  • New SFX on his (R) and recall!
This skin will be 975RP. (pricing on PBE is subject to change) 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Cottontail Fizz and let us know what you think! Feel free to drop any bugs you find in this thread as well! 
See you on the Rift!"

Champion Update: Fiora

Fiora's champion update, including new art and gameplay, is now on the PBE!

Before we waltz in, here's Stashu with a PBE feedback thread for the Fiora champion update:
"Hey all! Let's get a Fiora [PBE] feedback thread started! 
Fiora, the Grand Duelist Update: Now featuring more duelist. BIG changes to her passive, W, and R, with smaller but still significant changes to Q and E. Also included: new particles, sound effects, animations, splash & icons! For full context of why we took up this project and went the direction we did, as well as full descriptions and videos for her abilities, please check out our article here
I'd like to focus this thread on bugs and gameplay-feels, but please include all Fiora related feedback! 
Thanks all!"


Here's a video preview of her updated abilities [Outdated as of the 7/23 Update] :


Stat Changes:
  • Base HP decreased to 570 from 592.8
  • HP Per Level decreased to 80 from 85
  • Base Mana increased to  300 from 287.2
  • Base HP Regen Per Second increased to 1.65 from 1.3688
  • HP Regen Per Second Per Level decreased to 0.11 from 0.16
  • Base Mana Regen Per Second increased to 1.6 from 1.518
  • Mana Regen Per Second Per Level increased to 0.14 from 0.1
  • Base Movement Speed decreased to 345 from 350
  • Base Attack Range increased to 150 from 125
  • Attack Speed per level increased to 3.2 from 3
  • Base Damage "increased" to 60 from 59.876
  • Damage Per Level decreased to 2.5 from 3.2
  • Base Armor increased to 27 from 24.88

Duelist's Dance (Passive)
Fiora identifies Vitals on nearby enemy champions. Fiora will reveal a new Vital afte striking the last one, or after 15 seconds.
When Fiora strikes a Vital, she deals 3 (+.028 - .045 AD )% of the target's maximum health in true damage, receives [20% base, increases to 30/40/50% based on R rank ] increased movement speed that decays over 1.75 seconds, and recovers [20 + 5 per level] health. 

Lunge (Q)
25/30/35/40/45 Mana
18/16/14/12/10 sec Cooldown 
Range: [400
Fiora lunges in a direction and slashes a nearby enemy, dealing 65/75/85/95/105 (+.55/.7/.85/1.0/1.15 bonus AD) physical damage and applying on-hit effects. This attack prioritizes Vitals and targets in kill range. 
If this ability hits an enemy, 60/60/60/60/60% of its cooldown is refunded.

Riposte (W)
50/50/50/50/50 Mana
21/19.5/18/16.5/15 sec Cooldown 
[Range: 750
Fiora parries all incoming damage and disables for the next 0.75 seconds and then slashes in the target direction 
The slash deals 90/130/170/210/250 (+.6 AP) magic damage to the first enemy champion and slows  their movement and attack speed by 50% for 1.5 seconds. 
If Fiora parries an immobilizing disable, Riposte stuns instead of slowing.

Bladework (E)
40/45/50/55/60 Mana
15/13/11/9/7 sec Cooldown 
Fiora gains 50% increased attack speed for the next two attacks. The first attack cannot critically strike, but applies a 1 second 40/45/50/55/60% slow. The second attack is guaranteed to critically strike for 140/155/170/185/200% damage

Grand Challenge (R)
100 Mana
110/90/70 sec Cooldown 
Range: [500
Fiora reveals all four Vitals on the target champion, for a potential [4x damage of passive] % max health true damage.  In addition, Fiora gains Duelist Dances's movement speed bonus (30/40/50%) while near the target. 
If Fiora hits all 4 Vitals in 8 seconds or if the target dies after she has hit at least one, Fiora and her allies in the area are healed for 80/110/140 (+.6 AD) each second for 5 seconds.


Fiora's short form lore was also changed:
"''I have come to kill you for the sake of honor. And though you possess none, you will die just the same.'' 
The most feared duelist in all of Valoran, Fiora is as renowned for her indomitable will and haughty pride as she is for her skill with the blade. She was born to Demacia's House Laurent, a once-proud family whose reputation was tarnished by the actions of her father. In an unprecedented move, Fiora challenged him to single combat and, upon winning, took control of House Laurent. Defying the Demacian establishment, she has set about restoring the reputation and pride of her family name, one duel at a time."

Updated Skins

All three of Fiora's skins have also been updated.

Royal Guard Fiora

Nightraven Fiora

Headmistress Fiora

Gangplank Update & Captain Gangplank

As announced earlierGangplank's appearance is changing to reflect the events that happened during the story of the Bilgewater: Burning Tides event.  Check out the "Gangplank returns" post or Gangplank's updated Champion Update page for more information.

For those who haven't kept up with the event, here's a quick TL;DR following the story's epilogue Miss Fortune, who was seeking revenge for her mother's murder, blew up Gangplank ship in an attempt to kill him. Gangplank managed to survive the attack but lost his arm and control over Bilgewater, which has has broken out into war as various gangs fight for power after hearing word of Gangplank's death.

Here's a look at Gangplank's new base appearance:


To go with his new look, Gangplank also has a new voiceover on the PBE! Clocking in at 6:30 minutes, this voiceover includes all new lines and new champion interactions:

Gangplank's "old new" voiceover is now only on the Captain Gangplank skin, all other skins will now use this voiceover as it is the base voiceover.

Gangplank also has a new champion select quote:

"Neither the flames nor the depths could claim me"

The pre-Burning Tides appearance that originally shipped as his base appearance with 5.14 is now the Captain Gangplank skin. Players who own and have played at least one matchmade game as Gangplank before the end of the event on August 10th will receive Captain Gangplank for free - announcement and more details available here. 

Captain Gangplank

As noted above, Captain Gangplank uses this voiceover instead of the new base voiceover.

While you can obtain this skin for free by owning GP and playing him prior the Bilgewater: Burning Tides event ending on August 10th, its price in the PBE shop is listed as 975 RP.

If you have more questions on Bilgewater: Burning Tides or how to obtain the Captain Gangplank skin, it's KCheck out our red post collection coverage of the various announcements. 

In-client Bios for GP & MF

Short in-game bios for both Gangplank and Miss Fortune have also been added in today's patch.

''I was cutting throats and sinking Noxian war galleys when you were still pissing your britches, boy. You don't want to take me on.'' As unpredictable as he is brutal, the dethroned reaver king known as Gangplank is feared far and wide. Where he goes, death and ruin follow, and such is his infamy and reputation that the merest sight of his black sails on the horizon causes panic among even the hardiest crew.
You can find Gangplank's full length introduction story on his champion page.

Miss Fortune
"'The bigger the risk, the bigger the bounty.'' Beauty and danger: There are few who can match Miss Fortune in either. One of Bilgewater's most infamous bounty hunters, she built her legend upon a swathe of bullet-riddled corpses and captured ne'er-do-wells. The booming echoes of her twin pistols in the port city's reeking wharfs and scavenger shanties are sure signs of another warrant from the Bounty Board being settled.
You can find Miss Fortune's full length introduction story on her champion page.

New Chroma Packs

We have three new chroma packs in this cycle - Cassiopeia CurseDragonslayer Vayne Chaos, and Koi Nami.

Cassiopeia Curse

Day, Dusk, Night

Dragonslayer Vayne Chaos

Green, Red Silver

Koi Nami Element

Sunbeam, Smoke, Twilight
Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for these two new sets of chroma!
Bot lane is leading this wave of chromas as the Koi Nami Element and Dragonslayer Vayne Chaos chroma packs make a splash onto the PBE! 
This tidal wave of colors are arriving at 590 RP per chroma pack. 
Let us know what you think of this champ and skin selection and who you think we should deck out in colors next! Got questions? Check out the Chroma Pack FAQ here
PS: The Champion Select color swatches for these chromas are not in yet, but for reference, the order of swatches from left to right are: 
  • Koi Nami Element Sunbeam -> Smoke -> Twilight
  • Dragonslayer Vayne Chaos Silver -> Red -> Green

New Summoner Icon

A new poro artist summoner icon was added this cycle. No details on availability yet but this may be an icon related to the KR server art contests just like the previous "Paintbrush Poro" icon.

Ward Skin Selection in Champion Select

A new ward skin selection option has been added to champion select, to the right of summoner spells.
When you click the icon, a window pops up showing you a list all of the ward skins you have unlocked as well as a larger preview to picture. Select one by clicking and hit the X to close the screen.

Here's a brief preview video of the ward skin selection screen in action:

Here's DontHassleDaHoff with more on ward  skin selection in champion select :
"Hey everyone! 
Have you ever hit champion select and thought to yourself: “Oh man, I forgot to pick my Astronaut Poro ward! How will anyone know I support the poro space program?” Well, say goodbye to those dark days because we’re bringing ward selection into champ select. Give it a try, and let us know what you think! And hey, who knows? Maybe your friends will finally start warding now. Hopefully. Maybe. Probably not… 
We’re also aware that the ward selection module is showing up in the post-game lobby if you didn’t close it out in champ select, so we're working on fixing that. 
Thanks for helping us test!"

HUD Changes

The 5.15 PBE cycle includes several follow up changes to the recent HUD Update, including font & color adjustments, size adjustments and more. Here's a look at a few specifics:

  • KDA, Minion Kills, Score, and Game time moved to upper right of the screen.
  • The size of the ally portraits on the right, above the map
  • Critical Strike and Attack Range have swapped places on the HUD's character stats.

  • Various font, color, and sound effect adjustments
  • The "Not enough mana" indicator is now a brighter blue  to differentiate between the dark blue of "on CD".

Here's Riot Rayven with a list of all the HUD changes currently on the PBE:
"As seen in Moob's post, we made a bunch of readability and layout changes to the new HUD based on your feedback. 
  • New font and styling
  • Larger team frames, meters, and ult timers
  • Full square cooldown indicator
  • New colors for CD and OoM for differentiation
  • Larger stat icons and text
  • Larger Ping and FPS
  • Scoreboard now has more padding, larger champ portraits, and larger fonts
  • Added drop shadow to chat
  • Brighter XP bar
  • Larger Summoner spell timers on the scoreboard
  • Active ability events have been changed to gold (level up, toggle, just off cd) to differentiate from unavailable (cooldown, OoM)
Animation and Audio
  • Shortened and pulled back on many animations including level up, just off cooldown, and toggle
  • Pulled back on many audio cues
  • Scoreboard tweaks
  • CS, KDA, and TKDA back to the top right (for those who liked it on the minimap, we are considering an option to choose its placement)
  • Cast bars are back for all abilities other than insta-casts
  • Swapped Crit and Attack Range in player stats
  • Mute button added to scoreboard
  • Colored bonus stats are back"

New Teemo Ability Icons

To go along with his R changes that are currently on the PBE, Teemo has received a new set of ability icons:

[Passive, Q, W, E, R]

He also has a new icon for his Passive's attack speed buff:

Here's what the new icons look like on the HUD:
and the R mushrooms also use the new icon when they are targeted.


  • A ton of air client assets related to the ward skins added, unsure what they are for.
  • [BUG FIX] The HUD Update now properly displays the correct portrait icons in-game for Pulsefire EzrealDJ SonaSpirit Guard Udyr.

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.

  • Z-Drive Resonance (Passive) the slow and the movement speed buff are now two separate values
  • AP Ratio increased to .8 from .7
  • Slow reduced to 30/40/50/60% at level 1/6/11/16 from 40/50/60/70/80% at 1/6/11/16/18
  • Movement speed buff changed to 40/50/60/80% at level 1/6/11/16 from 40/50/60/70/80% at level 1/6/11/16/18
  • Parallel Convergence (W) shield value changed  to 80/100/120/140/160 (1.5 AP) from 150/195/240/285/330 (.8 AP)
  • [NOTE: So that's base value DOWN and AP ratio UP. ]
  • Chronobreak (R) heal reduced to 20% of damage taken over last 4 seconds from 20/25/30%
  • Chronobreak (R) heal AP ratio increased to "(0.066 AP)% [so 6.66% per 100 AP] of the damage taken over the last 4 seconds" from "(0.033 AP)%  [so 3.33% per 100 AP]of the damage taken over the last 4 seconds."

  • [As part of her champion update, Fiora's kit has been reworked. See above]

  • Cannon Barrage (R) tooltip now mentions that it increases total number of Power Kegs up to 3/4/5.
  • [Note: This is the current functionality in 5.14 but the tooltip doesn't mention it. This is a tooltip only change.]
  • Gangplank now passively gains 1 Silver Serpent per second on Dominion, Twisted Treeline, and Howling Abyss.

  • [Tooltip Only] Rend (E) [tooltip now just describes each extra spear as "increases Rend's damage" instead of "increases Rend's Damage by 50%" - no gameplay change here.]

  • Prowl (Passive) duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
  • Javelin Toss (Human Q) cast time increased to .25 from .125*
  • Javelin Toss (Human Q) damage reduced to 50/70/90/110/130 from 50/75/100/125/150
  • [Note: This reduces the maximum damage to 150/210/270/330/390 from 150/225/300/375/450]

  • On The Hunt (R) movement speed lowered to 40/50/60% from 60% at all levels.
    • [NoteWav3Break also added:
[1] There is another facet of Sivir R nerfs. Allies that enter On The Hunt's aura will receive the same MS boost Sivir has at the time.
[2] "Previously any who entered the aura at any time would receive the enhanced MS boost for its 2/3/4s regardless of leftover duration"]
"If Teemo stands still for 1.5 seconds, he becomes stealthed. 
While in brush: Teemo sets up his camouflage twice as fast and can move around without breaking his stealth. 
Upon breaking camouflage by attacking or moving, Teemo gains the Element of Surprise, increasing his attack speed by (10 + [5 per level])% for 3 seconds." 
  • [NEW EFFECT] Teemo camouflage's twice as fast in brush & can move in brush without breaking his stealth 
  • Time to stealth Stealth reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2 seconds. 
  • Attack Speed bonus changed to 20/40/60/80% at levels 1/5/10/15  from 40%.
"Uses a stored mushroom to toss a trap that detonates if an enemy steps on it, spreading poison to nearby enemies that slows Movement Speed by 30/40/50% and deals 200/325/450 (+0.5) magic damage over 4 seconds. This slow decays over time. 
Traps last 5 minutes and take 1.5 seconds to arm and stealth. If a thrown trap lands on another trap, it will bounce up to 3/4/5 Teemos further before planting. 
Teemo forages for a mushroom every 35/31/27 seconds, but he is only big enough to carry 3 at once." 
  • Teemo's R now throws a trap instead of placing a trap. Cast range has been increased to 300/600/900 from 230. 
  • [New Effect] If he tosses a trap on top of another, it now bounces off and travels 3/4/5 "Teemos" further before planting. They will only bounce once.
  • Trap duration lowered to 5 minutes from 10 minutes.
  • Slow now decays over time. 
  • Arm time increased to 1.5 seconds from 1.
  • Cooldown between placing traps lowered to .25 second from 1 second
  • Shrooms now die in 2 hits from melee and 3 from ranged. 

Zeke's Harbinger
  • The rate at which Zeke's Harbinger charges stacks have been reduced* by about 33% - attacks should be ~4 from 6 per attack and ~8 from ~12 per spell cast for owner
  • Buff duration increased to 8 seconds from 6.

Patch History for this cycle:

7/21 PBE Update
  • New Skins
    • Cottontail Fizz
  • Champion Update - Fiora
  • Miscellanous
  • Balance Changes

  • Fiora Champion Update Splash
  • Ward Skin Selection Assets
  • Balance Changes

  • New Chroma Packs
    • Dragonslayer Vayne
    • Koi Nami Element
  • Fiora Changes
  • Miscellaneous
  • Balance Changes

  • Fiora Hair Update
  • Ward Skin Selection in Champion Select
  • HUD Changes
  • Fiora Lore Change
  • Miscellaneous
  • Balance Changes

  • New Cassiopeia Chroma Pack & Chroma tweaks
  • HUD Tweaks
  • Balance Changes

  • New Teemo Ability Icons
  • Koi Nami Chroma Tweaks
  • HUD Tweaks
  • Balance Changes

  • New Summoner Icon
  • Cassiopeia Curse Chroma Changes
  • HUD Tweaks
  • Fiora Q Icon Tweaks
  • Balance Changes

8/3 PBE Update
  • Gangplank Update 
  • In-client Bios for GP & MF

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