5.7 PBE Cycle

Last Updated on 4/2 with the 4/2 PBE Update

( With the release of patch 5.6 to live on March 25th, we started the new 5.7 PBE cycle )

Previous PBE Cycles in 2015

[4.21][5.1] [5.2] [5.3] [5.4] [5.5] [5.6]

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:

3/24 PBE Update
  • New Skins
  • Morgana VFX Update
  • Luden's Echo Update
  • Minion Spawn VFX
  • Miscellaneous
  • Balance Changes

  • New Skin
  • Balance Changes

  • Skin Update
  • Splash Art Update
  • Miscellaneous
  • Balance Changes

  • Skin Update
  • New Summoner Icon
  • Summoner's Rift Loading Screen
  • Balance Changes

  • New GPL Summoner Icons
  • Blackthorn Morgana Q Tweak
  • Miscellaneous
  • Balance Changes

  • Updated Morgana Ability Icons
  • Omega Squad Teemo Login
  • New eSports Summoner Icons
  • Balance Changes

  • Skin Updates 
  • Minion Spawn SFX
  • Balance Changes

  • New Splash Arts
  • Balance Changes

( Note: As the cycle continues, 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

First up we have a set of four new skins - Guardian of the Sands skins for RammusSkarner, and Xerath plus a work-in-progress Arclight Vayne skin! Also, following the "War changes a yordle" teaser from earlier this week, a new legendary tier Omega Squad Teemo skin is now on the PBE for testing!

Omega Squad Teemo

1820 RP
[His Q throws a knife! TEEMO'D]

Omega Squad Teemo also features a new voiceover!

As you likely heard in the video, Omega Squad Teemo has several unique VO lines for champions and when purchasing or using items!

Taunting Amumu
  • "My tears have all dried up kid"
Taunting Corki,
  • "You've got no idea what it's like on the ground fly boy"
Taunting Gnar
  • "Little guy's gone native"
Taunting Heimerdinger
  • "Wars are won with men, not machines"
Taunting Tristana
  • "Rockets ain't for jumping ... who gave you that?"
Taunting Zilean
  • "Everyone's on a clock but only mine keeps tickin'"
Buying Liandry's Torment
  • "This is gonna sting"
  • "Some masks you never take off"
  • "Let 'em die slow"
Buying Nashor's Tooth:
  • "Next time I see Nashor, I'll yank a couple more"
  • "Got teeth? You got a weapon"
  • "We all live in the jaws of the beast"
Buying Rabadon's Death Cap
  • "Mete out the pain."
  • "Time to put on my killin' hat."
Buying Runaan's Hurricane
  • "Fighting fair is a good way to die"
  • "There's no such thing as collateral damage"
  • "One on three? Best odds yet"
    Buying Zhonya's Hourglass
    • "This could have saved a lot of good men"
    • "Sometimes time stands still and all you can do is watch"
    • "2.5 seconds is all it takes"
    Using a Sight Ward
    • "Nobody gets past Teemo"
    • "Never let your guard down"

    Check out this video for a preview of the special interactions in-game:

    A login screen for the upcoming Omega Squad Teemo skin was also added.

    Here's the static background of the login, a first look at Omega Squad Teemo's splash:

    Here's Galetta with a bug & feedback thread for Omega Squad Teemo:
    "You want Teemo?! Come and get him! 
    Watch your step, Omega Squad Teemo has become one with the jungle....you never know where he might pop up. Remember, buy some pink wards and don't go and get yourself "Teemo'd". This skin includes: 
    • All new model and texture!
    • All new particles!
    • All new animations!
    • All new SFX and VO!
    This skins price is 1820RP - (pricing subject to change) 
    Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please check out Omega Squad Teemo 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!"

    Guardian of the Sands Rammus

    975 RP

     Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Guardian of the Sands Rammus:
    "One might say this new Rammus skin is 'ok'. 
    Guardian of the Sands Rammus will be 975 RP* and includes: 
    • New model and texture!
    • New Powerball (Q) animation! (Now with wings!)
    • New recall animation! 
      Guardian of the Sands Rammus is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you've got any questions, post 'em here, and we'll do our best to answer them! 
      *Prices on PBE are subject to change."

       Guardian of the Sands Skarner

      975 RP

      Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs and feedback thread for Guardian of the Sands Skarner:
      "Beneath the shifting sands of Shurima emerges a guardian of the desert, Skarner! Brace yourselves against the storm that comes with Guardian of the Sands Skarner, and be wary of his flash + ultimate! 
      Skarner comes equipped with magical gems of turquoise and polished golden armor to facilitate his new desert powers. 
      • New Shurima-themed model!
      • New particles for abilities! (sandy and crystalline turquoise!)
      • New recall! (I'm a cobra!)
      • 975 RP* (pricing subject to change) 
        As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings about Guardian of the Sands Skarner! 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!"

         Guardian of the Sands Xerath

        1350 RP

        Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs and feedback thread for Guardian of the Sands Xerath:
        "Not even the sands of time can hold Xerath back! Guardian of the Sands Xerath dons his golden armor and takes the power of the sun and sand to blast away all who dare to oppose him!  
        Check out his newly discovered magic, but don't get too close! 
        • New Shurima-themed model!
        • New particles for abilities! (sand and the power of the sun!)
        • New recall!
        • 1350 RP* (pricing subject to change) 
          As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings about Guardian of the Sands Xerath! 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!"

           Arclight Vayne

          975 RP

          Here's Riot Katey Khaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Arcligt Vayne :
          "3/24 NOTEArclight Vayne is still very much a work in progress, as compared to other skins hitting the PBE. Please be patient and enjoy watching this skin come to life! 
          Watch as the Night Hunter comes to light to seek holy vengeance upon those who oppose her.  
          Arclight Vayne will be 975 RP* and includes:
          • New model and texture!
          • New particles!
          • New recall animation! 
            Arclight Vayne is now available to play on PBE! We always find bug reports and feedback super helpful, so feel free to comment in the thread below! Likewise, if you've got any questions, post 'em here, and we'll do our best to answer them! 
            *Prices on PBE are subject to change."

            While introduced originally in the 5.5 PBE cycle but pulled for improvements, Debonair Galio is slated to be released in 5.7!

            Debonair Galio

            750 RP

            Bugs & Feedback thread for Debonair Galio can be found here.

            Splash Art Update

            The shared splash art for the five April Fools' skins (which were included in patch 5.6) has been updated and Order of the Banana Soraka's skin color has been adjusted slightly.
            Here's a gif comparison of the new and old splash:
            Likewise, Order of the Banana Soraka's loading screen slice has been updated:
            [NEW (Left) vs OLD (Right)]

            New Summoner Icons

            A new Omega Squad Teemo themed summoner icon has been added to the PBE.

            Also, a full set of Garena Premier League (GPL) team summoner icons have been added to the files. As with most icons that hit the PBE, no details yet on availability.

            In order: Saigon Fantastic FiveSaigon JokersMineskiJakarta JuggernautsTeam KthxbaiKuala Lumpur Hunters, Full Louis, Team Infinite , Insidious Gaming Legends, Asus Fate, Diamond Team, Team Fat Rabbit, Ultimate, 269 Gaming, Wargods, Bangkok Titans.

            As well, a total of 23 new summoner icons featuring teams from the TurkeyRussia, and Oceania competitive leagues have been added.

            Zone eSports , Team Turquality, NumberOne Esports, HWA Gaming, Dark Passage, Big Plays Incorporated, Beşiktaş e-Sports Club, ATLAS eSports Team

            Hr (Hard Random), Carpe Diem, Glacial Phoenix, Virtus.Pro, Team Just, RoX, Internationally V, Moscow 5

            Avant Garde, Legacy Esports, Dire Wolves, The Chiefs Esports Club, Immunity, Sudden Fear, 4Not

            Morgana VFX/SFX Update

            This PBE update also includes an update to Morgana's visual and sound effects!

            Each of Morgana's skins uses these new base VFX or has an updated version of it's unique vfx!

            To accompany her upcoming updated ability visual and sound effects, Morgana has received a new set of ability icons in today's patch!
            [ Passive, Q, W, E ,R ]

            Exiled Morgana

            Blackthorn Morgana

            Ghost Bride Morgana

            Victorious Morgana

            NURF Mode?

            Files for what appears to be a mysterious new "NURF" mode have popped up in today's patch...

            Here's the tool tip for NURF's "Strategic Buff of Strategistic Strategery":
            "+100% Mana and Energy consumption
            +200% Cooldown Inflation on Abilities, Activated Items, and Summoner Spells
            +50% Anti-Tenacity
            +225 Movement Speed Reduction
            +200% Delay between basic attacks
            Critical strikes deal 50% of total attack damage
            This unit deals critical strikes on 150% of its attacks
            Protection against superfluous decisiveness
            This unit is vulnerable to consequences
            Source: Look Before You Leap"

            Summoner's Rift Loading Screen

            Summoner's Rift now has a new loading screen background!
            Along with the new background, the loading screen player frames and borders have also been tweaked. Notably, the ranked borders have been fattened up just a bit.

            Here are the raw assets:

            Luden's Echo Update

            Luden's Echo has received tweaks to it's visual effects!

            Minion Spawn VFX and SFX

            As hinted at in previous cycles, minions now have a small spawn in particle and sound effects!


            • The five "Bard Symbols" on SR have been removed.
            • Debonair Galio is still on the PBE for testing, no changes from 5.6 version yet.

            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.

            • Attack range increased to 550 from 500
            • Base damage increased to 52 from 46
            • Damage per level growth increased to 3.5 from 3
            • Base armor increased to 25 from 21
            • Travel's Call (Passive) Meeps: A new meep appears every 10 down from 12
            • Traveler's Call (Passive) Chimes: mana restore changed to 12% max mana from (8% missing mana + 15)
            • Cosmic Binding (Q)  damage increased to 80/125/170/215/260 from 80/120/160/200/240
            • Cosmic Binding (Q) AP ratio increased to .65 from .5
            • Magical Journey (E) mana cost reduced to 0 at all ranks from 30

            • Overdrive (W) has received several changes:
            • Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 8 seconds.
            • Movement Speed % increased to 70/75/80/85/90% from 16/20/24/28/32%.
            • Movement Speed bonus now decays over the duration of the buff.
            • New Effect: When Overdrive ends, Blitzcrank's movement speed is slowed by 30% for 1.5 seconds. 

            • Noxian Guillotine (R) now refunds 25/50/100 mana if Noxian Guillotine kills target
            • Noxian Guillotine (R) - New Effect: At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine's cooldown resets entirely on kill.

            Dr. Mundo
            • Sadism (R) cooldown reduced to 75/65/55 seconds from 75 seconds at all ranks.

            • Hate Spike (Q) damage increased to 40/55/70/85/100 from 30/45/60/75/90
            • Dark Frenzy (W) has a new new effect - spells hits on enemy champions now also grant Evelynn 4/8/12/16/20 Movement Speed for 3 Seconds (Movement Speed stacks up to 4 times).

            • Urchin Strike (Q) AP ratio increased to .5 from .3
            • Seastone Trident (W) has received several changes:
            • Passive: Now also deals 4/5/6/7/8% of target missing health over 3 seconds.
            • Passive: Damage now listed as 20/30/40/50/60 from 30/40/50/60/70.
            • [Note: While the number appears to be down, ricklessabandon has confirmed there is no actual change to the base damage as he just rescripted the numbers.]
            • Active: now has (.25) AP ratio .
            • Active: No longer deals 4/5/6/7/8%  of target's missing health as magic damage on hit.
            • [TOOL TIP FIXActive's tool tip fixed to properly list 6 seconds instead of 5.

              • Demacian Justice ( R) cooldown lowered to 120/100/80 from 160/120/80

              • Base Mana Regen per second down to 1.3 from 1.5
              • Base HP Regen per second down to 1.4 from 1.85

              • Riftwalk (R) "Each subsequent Riftwalk" timer reduced to 15 from 20 seconds

              • Sap Magic (Passive) heal reduced to [5% at level 1 // 6% at level 7 // 7% at level 13]  of maximum health from 7%.

              • Base HP reduced to 511 from 541
              • HP Growth reduced to 80 from 90
              • Primal Surge (Human E) cooldown increased to 16 seconds from 12 seconds.

              • Queen's Wrath (Unburrowed Q) bonus AD ratio reduced to .2 from .3
              • Tunnel (Burrowed E) individual tunnel cooldown lowered to 10/9/8/7/6 seconds from 10 seconds.

              • Stand United (R) cooldown reduced to 180/150/120 from 200/180/160

              • Explosive Charge (E) cooldown increased to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 from 16/15/14/13/12.
              • Rapid Fire (Q)  has a new effect: "Explosive Charge's cooldown is reduced by 0.5 seconds each time Tristana basic attacks an enemy when her Rapid Fire is active (doubled effect against champions)."

              Enchantment: Cinderhulk
              • Total Price increased to 2250 from 2200
              • Health reduced to 300 from 350

              Hunter's Machete
              • Health regen per second lowered to 6 from 7
              • New Effect: Health regen per second now increased to 12 while below 50% health

              [Experimental] Mandrake Ward
              • [The experimental Mandrake Ward has once again been pulled from the PBE]

              Luden's Echo ( Twisted Treeline / Dominion Version)
              • A unique version of Luden's Echo, with a different recipe and stats, has been added to  Twisted Treeline and Dominion (NOTE: The Summoner's Rift version has not been changed!)
              • Total Cost: 2800g
              • Builds out of Blasting Wand + Aether Wisp 
              • 100 AP (vs 120 on SR)  
              • 7% Movement
              •  Unique Passive: Gain charges upon moving or casting. At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+15%) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit.

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