6.20 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 9/29 with the 9/29 PBE Update
( With the release of patch 6.19 to live on September 21st, we started the new 6.20 PBE cycle. )

Previous PBE Cycles in 2016
[6.1] [6.2] [6.3] [6.4] [6.5] [6.6] [6.7] [6.8] [6.9] [6.10] [6.11] [6.12] [6.13] [6.14] [6.15] [6.16] [6.17] [6.18] [6.19]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Following his champion reveal, IVERN, THE GREENFATHER is now on the PBE for testing!
Attention Testers: be sure to leave IVERN bug reports [here] during his time on the PBE! General feedback on Ivern can be left [here].

Ivern, the Greenfather

Stats and Abilities

  • Movespeed: 330
  • Attack Range: 125
  • Base HP: 580
  • HP Growth: 74
  • Base Mana: --
  • Mana Growth: --
  • Base Attack Damage: 50
  • Attack Damage Growth: 3
  • Base HP Regen: 1.38
  • HP Regen growth: 0.17
  • Base Armor: 22
  • Armor Growth: 3.5
  • Base MR: 30
  • MR per level: 1.25
  • Attack Speed Growth: 2.8

Friend of the Forest (Passive):
Ivern will not attack non-epic monsters. Clicking on a jungle monster creates a grove which grows over X [40 - 6 based on lvl] seconds. Each grove costs X health and X mana.
When a grove is fully grown, clicking on the monsters will set them free, giving gold and experience. Smiting a grove instantly frees monsters.  
At level 5 and higher, if Ivern frees a buff monster an extra buff is created for Ivern's allies. If an ally kills a buff monster, a buff is left for Ivern.  
  • CD Value = 42 - 2 per level = 40 at level 1 down to 6 at level 18.
  • HP value: 174/183/190/197/203/208/212/215/216/217/216/213/209/203/196/186/175/161
  • Mana cost: 135/141/146/150/153/155/156/156/154/151/147/141/133/124/113/99/84/67

Rootcaller (Q):
Mana cost: 60
Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 sec 
Ivern conjures a vine dealing 80/125/170/215/260 (+70% AP) magic damage and rooting the first enemy hit for 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 second(s). Allies can click on rooted enemies to dash into attack range.

Brushmaker (W):
Mana cost: 30
Cooldown: 40/36/32/28/24
Passive: In brush, Ivern's attacks are ranged and deal 20/30/40/50/60 (+30% AP) bonus magic damage. 
Active: Ivern grows a patch of brush for 30 seconds. For 3 seconds the area in and around the brush is revealed.
[Ivern's W brush changes vision just like normal brush.]

Triggerseed (E):
Mana cost: 50
Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 sec 
Ivern shields an ally, absorbing up to 80/120/160/200/240 (+80% AP) damage. After 2 seconds, the shield bursts dealing 60/90/120/150/180 (+70% AP) magic damage and slowing enemies by 70% for 3 seconds.

Daisy! (R):
Mana cost: 100
Cooldown: 160/140/120 sec 
Ivern summons his sentinel friend Daisy. If Daisy attacks the same champion three times in a row, she will create a shockwave knocking enemies up for 1 second (3s cooldown). Daisy gains additional damage and defenses based on Ivern's Ability Power. 
Recasting this ability will direct Daisy to a new target or position.
  • Health - 1250/2000/3500
  •  Resistances - 20/60/120
  •  Bonus Attack Speed - 30/50/70%
  • Daisy lasts 60 seconds, cooldown starts on ability cast. 
  • Daisy will dance with Ivern. 
  •  Daisy will wave good bye to Ivern when despawning. 


Here's Ivern's voiceover, clocking in at over 13 minutes:

And here's a dedicated video for Ivern's special interactions:

Ivern's champion select quote:

"My favorite color is spring."
[Direct Link]

Here's several non-English Ivern voiceovers :


Ivern's short form champion lore has been added to the client. Full version available [here].
  • "Ivern Bramblefoot, known to many as the Green Father, is a peculiar half man, half tree who roams Runeterra's forests, cultivating life everywhere he goes. He knows the secrets of the natural world, and holds deep friendships with all things that grow, fly, and scuttle. Ivern wanders the wilderness, imparting strange wisdom to any he meets, enriching the forests, and occasionally entrusting loose-lipped butterflies with his secrets."

Release Skin - Candy King Ivern

Along with Ivern comes his sweet release skin Candy King Ivern! 

Candy King Ivern

1350 RP

New Skins

As previewed on the STAR GUARDIANS page, the four new Star Guardian skins for Janna, Jinx, Lulu, and Poppy are now up on the PBE for testing!

Star Guardian Janna

1350 RP
Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Janna:

"~Episode 4 - Whispers of Eternity~
"Life as a Star Guardian is all I've ever known." 
The oldest and wisest Star Guardian, Janna understands the broader purpose of possessing the First Star’s light. She serves the First Star because it is right, but occasionally longs to pass her energy to a new Guardian. Heavy is the burden of a life that burns bright. 
Episode Summary 
  • Completely new model (and for her pet too!)
  • All new VFX (magical abilities!)
  • All new SFX (magical tinkles!)
  • New Recall (stars and glitter!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on Star Guardian Janna as you take a first look at this in-progress 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!"

Star Guardian Jinx

1820 RP
[Minigun = Shiro and Rocket = Kuro]

Star Guardian Jinx also has a new voiceover, clocking in at just over 11 minutes:
Non English VO:

Here's Star Guardian Jinx's special interaction video:
Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Jinx:

"Episode 2 - Entropy 
The final member of a new generation of Star Guardians, Jinx rages against the underlying price of her new power. Her power is considered to be the greatest of the Star Guardians, but she has yet to understand and unleash it. 
Star Guardian Jinx will be 1820 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and textures for her and her weapons - meet Shiro and Kuro!
  • Entirely new VO lines - dictates her own life and future, making sure no one gets in her way!
  • New, sparkly VFX - glittery explosions!
  • New SFX - magical, yet powerful!
  • New animations - while still weapons, Shiro and Kuro make cute dance props! 
Star Guardian Jinx is now available for testing on PBE. As players who experience a firsthand look at this in-progress content, we appreciate constructive feedback - feel free to leave it in the comment section below! If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I'll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
*Prices are subject to change."

Star Guardian Lulu

1350 RP

[ "when SG Lulu whimsy's another Star Guardian they'll go into their new flying homeguard animation" - Riot Ve1vet]
Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Lulu:

"~Episode 3 - Empathy~
"The light says hi, and that you're safe with us." 
The youngest of the Star Guardians, Lulu feels connected more to the First Star's light than the other Star Guardians. She views it as a constant companion and concerns herself more with the magical world within her, which causes the other Guardians to view her as eccentric or flighty. 
Episode Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (Pix takes on a new form too!)
  • All-new VFX! (A new look for fae sorcery!)
  • All-new SFX! (Magical and adorable!)
  • All-new animations! (More whimsical than ever!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these skins even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties! <3"

Star Guardian Poppy

1350 RP

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Star Guardian Poppy:

"~Episode 5 - Lost in Translation~
"I'm a soldier, not a savior. Now get out of my way—I have a job to do." 
The fiercest Star Guardian, Poppy does not see the world in grey, fighting and destroying anything that threatens the First Star's light. She views the responsibility of a Star Guardian as a sacred purpose, and despises anyone who dishonors Starlight's gifts. As she continues to fight, Poppy finds that not all battles can be won with strength. 
Episode Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (Charge in with style!)
  • All-new VFX! (Smash 'em with hammer magic!)
  • All-new SFX! (Powerful and magical!)
  • All-new animations! (Nothing fiercer than stars and sparkles!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these skins even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties! <3"

New Ward Skins

Two new ward skins are coming our way this cycle, one to go with the new Star Guardian skins and one themed around the upcoming Mechs vs Minions tabletop game.

Star Guardian Ward

Mechs vs Minions Ward

Star Guardian Minions

A new set of STAR GUARDIAN themed minions now on the PBE for testing. 
Like PROJECT or Pool Party minions, these themed minions will likely accompany the release of the new skins and be enabled on live for a limited time. Stay tuned for more information! 
Here's a small gallery of model viewer shots to see each up close:

Star Guardian Lux Texture Update & Homeguard

Star Guardian Lux has received updated textures and a new homeguard animation to match the new skins!

New Homeguard animation: 
To bring it all together, here's an updated SG Lux preview video:

Star Guardian Music

[NOTE: According to VonderHamz, this music effect is just for the Star Guardian patch for now.]

For the Star Guardian patch,  loading into a game as one of the Star Guardian skins will play a short music clip!

Here's the full track that plays at the start of the game:

New Summoner Icons

Several new summoner icons in this cycle, including oodles for the new Star Guardian skins and another that appears to go with the new MvM ward skin!

Two new icons were also added this cycle; these two poro icons are for the 2016 Worlds Pick'em - click here for more information and make your picks before brackets close on Sep 29th!

Ivern Login Theme

This cycle also includes Ivern's login theme and music!

Star Guardian Login Theme

New login theme to go with the upcoming Star Guardian skins and content!

Position Preference In  PBE Testing 

[NOTE: This will not go live in 6.20 and will be on the PBE for extended testing. It will not be released  before the end of the current season.]
Here's Socrates with information on the new Position Preference system that is now on the PBE for testing. With this new system, you'll be able to choose one role that you will not be matched for as well as your desired primary and secondary role.
"TLDR; We are changing Position Select to Position Preference, so you can tell us both your strengths and weakness. We will do our best to place you into one of your strengths and you will sometimes play your third or fourth best position. You will never have to play your weakest position. 
A year ago we created a new lobby for draft game modes that allows you to pick the primary and secondary positions you want to play. We have since shared some of the positive results and talked about the challenges of striking a balance between getting players into games quickly, creating high quality matches, and giving players choice over which position they want to play. Over the course of the season we have continued to iterate on the system, improving matchmaking times and increasing the likelihood that a player gets their primary position. 
We are still faced with a fundamental problem: Not all positions are equally desired at all times. This has caused players wishing to play the highest demand positions to have to wait unacceptably long times to get into games. 
To demonstrate the size of this problem: we saw cases where players had to wait in queue nearly as long as they spent playing the game. We are really close to having the right spread of position coverage to keep queue times and match quality in a healthy place. 
To help reach this goal, we are bringing Position Preference to normal draft PBE, and you will have an opportunity to play around with it and provide feedback on how it works. The key difference between the old Position Select and the new Position Preference is that players will occasionally play their third or fourth strongest position (maybe one out of twenty times). How this works is you continue to select a primary and secondary position strength preference and you will get these positions most often. You also now have a third option to set one position you do not wish to play, even when you prefer to fill. You will never have to play your weakest position! 
This is a compromise we believe will be an overall improvement over the old draft mode, where you were expected to know many positions and there was a chaotic free-for-all to get the position you wanted. This will allow us to make high quality matches faster. 
This test is coming ahead of preseason because it is a big change and we want plenty of time to gather feedback. Rest assured, we will not be enabling this feature on live in ranked before the end of the season. We really want to hear your feedback on this and we encourage you to check it out in the pre-game draft lobby on PBE. 
I will hang out in the thread for a while if you have questions, and we will be back with more information about other changes as we get closer to preseason."

Try Out Worlds Crafting!

[NOTE: Already on live by time this PBE cycle finishes.]

Here's Riot Katana with details on the World Championship 2016 crafting that is now on the PBE, including ways to upgrade summoner icons and gain temporary in-game emotes and recalls:
"Hey guys! 
Riot Katana from the esports team with a quick update on what's coming up for Worlds emotes, crafting, and more. So far you may have seen that we’re bringing back temporary team emotes with a few extras - you can now level up your icons and emotes as well as unlock a brand new team recall for the month of October from crafting. 
We’re enabling the crafting experience on the PBE store today, so poke around, experiment with leveling up, and let us know what you think! Here’s a quick guide on how to get there:
Unlock the icon for your favorite team (250 RP, 30% will go directly to the teams) and you’ll automatically get the shard to level up to Tier 2 in your Hextech Crafting materials. To upgrade the shard, you’ll need 10 Championship Jewels which you can get in two ways: Championship Jewels Token [150 IP, contains 2 Jewels] available once per Worlds 2016 broadcast day, Championship Chest [195 RP for chest and key, contains 3 Jewels and all normal Hextech Drops]. For PBE testing, you’ll be able to buy multiple Championship Jewels Tokens. You can upgrade to Tier 3 which comes with the recall as well for another 12 jewels. 
You’ll be able to advance through all tiers for IP only after purchasing the team icon or you can speed up the process with Hextech Chests. If you’re only interested in spending IP, you can pick up the free Worlds icon and upgrade it to Tier 2, but it’s an icon only with no emotes or recalls. Crafting materials will expire at 23:59 PST on November 6 along with the team emotes and recalls. Please note that this experience will not function in the League Client Update Alpha until patch 6.20. Hextech Crafting items will appear in your inventory but the crafting paths will not work properly until after the patch. 
Check out this quick video run through to see what it looks like when everything comes together to create the ultimate fandom recall. 

Let us know what you think in the comments down below! 
Few more pictures:
[2 Jewels from Daily Jewels token for IP or 3 extra Jewels in each RP chest purchased]
For an additional example, here is TSM's three tiers of icons

The in-game emotes are displayed above and the In-game recall puts the teams logo under users feet during the recall animation.

Example: TSM tiers 1 through 3 in-game emotes:

Cloud9 T1 IconT1 Emote / T2 iconT2 Emote / T3 iconT3 Emote, T3 Recall
CLG T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
TSM T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
G2 Esports T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
Splyce T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
H2K T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
Edward Gaming T1 IconT1 Emote / T2 icon, T2 Emote* / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
Royal Never Give Up T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
I MAY T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
ROX Tigers T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
SKT T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
Samsung Galaxy T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
Albus Nox Luna T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
Flash Wolves T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
ahq e-Sports T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall
INTZ T1 IconT1 Emote  / T2 iconT2 Emote  / T3 iconT3 EmoteT3 Recall

Definitely Not Dominion is definitely enabled on PBE for testing! 

Here's Riot Stephiroth with more info on Definitely Not Dominion coming back to the PBE for RGMQ testing:
"Hey guys! 
RGM crew here with moar game modes coming your way ^__^b 
Definitely Not Dominion is coming back to the rotation, and now ready for testing! 
New Content: 
  • Kled
  • Yorick 
    • There's still some WIP bugs for him. As you may know, he was not enabled for Ascension, but we are doing work to get him ready for DnD :) Only some of these fixes are in so far, so hold tight for some more! 
  • Ryze
  • Ivern!
    • Ivern doesn't have a lot special for this map, unfortunately, but Daisy is a beast at defending Capture Points and wrecking opponents ^_^
Let us know how you feel about the mode, what experiences you've had, and any bugs/feedback you want to share! 
As always, if you report bugs, please report them via the Report A Bug tool :) 
Happy hunting!"


  • An oddball "FogofWarOverlay_DoomBots.dds" file was added in this cycle.  Nothing concrete to go on but it is the first mention of the Doom Bots game mode that we've seen lately.[Note: This file was removed 9/21]
  • Kog'maw - old W animation should be back following 6.19's changes. wav3breakalso added: - "Kog's Bio-Arcane Barrage attack animations are also updated on PBE + particle tweaks to his lion dance skin~"

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical or experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be lacking context or other changes that didn't make it in or were implemented in an earlier patch this cycle! These are not official notes.


  • Rangers Focus (Q) Active's Damage per arrow reduced to 21/22/23/25/25% from 23/24/25/26/27%
    • [NOTE: So down to 105-125% from 115%-135% over the five shots]

[Looks like the W changes seen in 6.19 cycle have returned.]
  • Feral Scream (W) 
    • cooldown lowered to 13/12/11/10/9
    • Silence duration down to 1.5/1.62/1.75/1.88/2 seconds from 1.5./1.75/2/2.25/2.5
    • "Now acquires targets post-cast rather than pre-cast (it is easier to dodge)"**
      • Range increased to 650 from 585

  • Flame Chompers (E)
    • Mana cost increased to 70 from 50.
    • Damage lowered to 70/120/170/220/270 from 80/135/190/245/300

  • Base attack damage increased to 59 from 56.86
  • Attack Damage growth increased to 4 from 3.45
  • Visionary (Passive) - Nunu now starts the game with his passive readied.
  • Consume (Q)
    • Cooldown lowered to 12/11/10/9/8 from 13/12/11/10/9
    • [Q Passive changed]
      • [NEW EFFECT] Passive - Feed the Yeti: For every Large or Epic Monster Consumed, Nunu gains 10 out of combat movement speed and 3% bonus max health for the next [50+5 per level] seconds (max 5 stacks).

        (Willump is a fickle eater, so he doesn't receive bonuses from eating the exact same monster multiple times)
        • Stacks do not fall off on death.
        • Stacks fall off one at a time.
        • Tooltip mentions 60 second cooldown on not receiving buff for consuming the same type of monsters.
  • Absolute Zero (R) [new effect] movement speed slow now increases to 95% over duration of channel.

  • Base HP regen increased to 1.4 from 1.2
  • Threaded Volley (Q) 
    • Cooldown lowered to 9/7.5/6/4.5/3 from 10/8.5/7/6.5/4
    • Worked Ground duration lowered to 120 seconds from 140 seconds.

[CONTEXT phroxz0n noted "TLDR: Health purchases are worse, non minion healing is better."]
  • Transfusion (Q): 
    • Q heal ratio increased to 35% AP from 15%
    • "Empowered heal bonus portion changed to 35% reduction from 50% reduction.
      • "Empowered heal does the base heal (unaffected) + the bonus heal portion (50% >>> 35% to minions)."
  • Tides of Blood (E)
    • "E is more blockable (fatter and less missiles)"*
    • Max E damage ratio changed: AP up, HP down.
      • AP increased to 100% from 70%
      • Health decreased to 6% from 8%


The following content has been testing on the PBE but will not be going to live in the patch.

9/26 PBE LCU Alpha Update

The PBE LCU Alpha was updated to include the Esports tab. Similar to it's live counterpart, this tab lists information for upcoming esports events. With the 2016 World Championship starting soon, it includes current standings, schedules, news hub, and more!

9/8 PBE LCU Alpha Update

An update has been pushed to the PBE LCU Alpha!

As previously mentioned, Loot is now up on the PBE LCU Alpha for testing!
New menu options for SFX changes and block list.
  • Custom games are enabled on the PBE LCU Alpha but unfortunately the lobbies aren't launching yet. In the meantime, enjoy the screenshot:
The PBE LCU is open to all PBE testers, see [this thread] for more information on how to get started with testing as well as known issues and updates! Sign ups for the LIVE (not PBE) LCU Alpha can be found here.

Patch History for this cycle:

9/20 PBE Update
    • New Champion - Ivern
    • New Skins
    • New Ward Skins
    • Star Guardian Lux Texture Update
    • New Summoner Icons

    • Star Guardian Minions
    • Star Guardian Music
    • Star Guardian Lulu Previews

    • Star Guardian Poppy VFX Changes
    • New Summoner Icons
    • Try Out Worlds Crafting!

    • Ivern Login Theme
    • Candy King Ivern Splash Tweak
    • Worlds Icon Emotes & Recalls

    • Star Guardian Login Theme
    • 9/26 PBE LCU Alpha Update

    • Skin Tweaks
    • Star Guardian Login Tweak

    • Ivern Short Form Lore

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