6.22 PBE Cycle

[NOTE: This is a MASSIVE PBE cycle. I've done my best to keep tabs on things and put forth the best change lists I can manage but I'm sure there are some errors or missing bits.  Thank you for your patience.]

This mega post was last Updated on 11/4 with the 11/4 PBE Update
( With the release of patch 6.21 to live on October 19th, we started the new 6.22 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] [6.20] [6.21]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

A total of NINE new skins are now on the PBE - Victorious Maokai as the 2016 ranked reward skin,  new additions to the RPG skin line for Karthus, Bard, Jayce, and Sejuani, and finally introducing new Worldbreaker skin line with new Hecarim, Nasus, Trundle, and Nautilus skins.

Victorious Maokai

[Ranked Reward for Gold or Higher at end of 2016 Season]
Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Victorious Maokai:

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"Maokai has earned recognition for his countless competitive accomplishments! And with it, a regal new outfit for himself and his saplings. 
Victorious Maokai includes: 
  • All new model and texture! (A royal blue toga, and silvery-birch bark! Also grapes!)
  • New particles!
  • New recall animation, with new sounds! (SAPLING IN A TOGA, SO BOLD. SO REGAL.)
  • New SFX! 
Victorious Maokai is now available for testing on the PBE! As always, we love bug reports and constructive feedback, so please feel encouraged to share your thoughts/suggestions with us! 
Please note: Victorious Maokai is awarded only to players who are ranked Gold or higher at the end of the season. If you reach at least Gold at the end of the season and do not own Maokai, you will unlock both the champion and the Victorious Maokai skin!"

Karthus Lightsbane

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Karthus Lightsbane:

"As my fingers reach toward the tome, purple wisps of magic dance around its edges, beckoning me closer. With one touch, the book rips open with an otherworldly bellow as arcane sorcery transfers from the pages' runes to my mind. The others won't understand. They can't. This is my purpose. My wisdom. My power. This...is mine. 
Karthus Lightsbane has betrayed his party and taken the tome they've been hunting for! The book has given him unfathomable knowledge. What new secrets now guide him? 
Skin Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (Is that human Karthus?!)
  • All-new VFX! (The tome's runic markings have imbued him with new magic!)
  • All-new SFX! (Sorcery surges through his staff and hands on his recall!)
  • All-new animations! (More magic, more power, mwahaha!)
  • Set to be 975 RP (prices are 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"

Jayce Brighthammer

Bard Bard

Sejuani Dawnchaser

Here's Riot Aotus with a bugs & feedback thread for Bard Bard, Sejuani Dawnchaser, and Jayce Brighthammer:

"The nefarious sorcerer Karthus Lightsbane has vanished with the tome his party has been hunting for! Only unspeakable terrors await with it in his diabolical hands. 
Sejuani Dawnchaser, Jayce Brighthammer and Bard Bard have joined forces to track him down and cast away the tome for good. Will they succeed before it's too late? 
Skin Summary
  • All-new model and textures! 
  • Bard now seeks musical notes in the place of chimes
  • Sejuani has traded in her trusty boar for a fierce lion
These skins are set to be 750 RP (prices are subject to change). 
Your feedback and bug reports are extremely helpful to us, so please feel free to check out these new adventurers and drop us a line in this thread! As always, if you have any questions, you can post them here as well, and we’ll do our best to answer them! 

Worldbreaker Hecarim

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Worldbreaker Hecarim:

"Worldbreaker Hecarim tramples all who are unfortunate enough to wander into his warpath. The dead already know to follow his command. The living will learn. 
Skin Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (With golden armor and an emerald glaive, he gallops forth!)
  • All-new VFX! (His spectral riders match his new model!)
  • Set to be 750 RP (prices are 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"

Worldbreaker Nasus

Here's Riot Lovestrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Worldbreaker Nasus:

"Worldbreaker Nasus returns to this realm to remind its inhabitants who truly owns their lives. Worship and devote your soul to him, or he'll take it by force. 
Skin Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (Wields a godly staff and headdress, and his skin glows purple with spirit fire!)
  • Set to be 750 RP (prices are 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"

Worldbreaker Nautilus

750 RP

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Worldbreaker Nautilus:
From the depths, Worldbreaker Nautilus unleashes his titanic wrath! Flooded or not, it does not matter. Worldbreaker Nautilus will anchor his claim to this world. 
Skin Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (His immense power bursts from the back of his helmet! He's also got a cool new tentacle-themed anchor.)
  • Set to be 750 RP (prices are 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"

Worldbreaker Trundle

750 RP
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Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs and feedback thread for Worldbreaker Trundle (As of 10/18):

"The atmosphere all around you suddenly drops to a frigid temperature as the ground quakes beneath your feet. Worldbreaker Trundle has erupted from the tundra to claim this world as his frozen throne. 
Skin Summary 
  • All-new model and textures! (His skin glows blue with power as he smashes foes with his new club!)
  • All-new VFX! (A temple emerges from the ground as his new pillar!)
  • Set to be 750 RP (prices are 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 Chroma - Battle Regalia Poppy & Dragon Slayer Braum

Twelve new chroma have hit the PBE this cycle - 6 for Battle Regalia Poppy and 6 for Dragonslayer Braum!

Battle Regalia Poppy

[290 RP each or discounted in bundles]

Dragonslayer Braum

[290 RP each or discounted in bundles]

New Summoner Icons

Several new summoner icons added to the PBE, including the 2016 ranked season reward icons.


2016 Ranked reward summoner icons also added: - Three per tier to represent Solo, 3v3, and 5v5 ranked for Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Master. Challenger has nine icons total as they have alternate icons for players at very top of the ladder.

A new summoner icon for ALL-STAR 2016 was also added:

New Ward Skins

The three new 2016 season ranked reward ward skins are included in this PBE cycle but do not seem to be enabled for testing yet. More pictures & video previews soon!

Twitch Skin Splash Art Updates

Just as  FioraTrundle, and others earlier this year, several of Twitch's dated skin splash arts have been updated in this cycle - KingpinWhistler VillageMedievalGangster, and Vandal!

Kingpin Twitch

Whistler Village Twitch

Medieval Twitch

Gangster Twitch

Vandal Twitch

Assassin Class Update

The large Assassin class update is now on the PBE for testing - including large scope champion updates, smaller scope champion updates, itemization changes, and more!

Check out the 2017 season changes page on assassins for an overview or continue reading for detailed changelists, stat changes, and previews.

Before we get started, here's Riot MEMEMEMEME with a general Assassins bug reporting thread:
"Hey All, 
While you are out and about getting pentakills with the Assassins you may notice a bug or two (Not Kha' Zix he is Working as Intended), if that does happen please let us know here. Any oddities reported help us track down problems with these updates and ultimately ship them in a much cleaner state. We are aware of some issues with fixes currently underway, but don't let this deter you from throwing reports at us! 
The current Assassins Roster is as follows:
Leblanc, Katarina, Rengar, Talon
With the Mini Updates being:
Fizz, Zed, Kha'Zix, Akali, Shaco, Ekko
Thanks y'all for the help! 
You da best (>")>"
Riot MEMEMEMEME is also manning the Assassins Artistic Feedback thread:
"Hey All, 
For this Class Update we tried something different and updated the VFX/Audio for almost all abilities, even the ones we did not touch. Internally we have been incredibly excited to see what y'all think as there was a ton of love put into these abilities. The Champion Update artists would greatly appreciate your feedback on these changes. What do you think about the SSW logo flashing on Talons blades? Does the LeBlanc clone taunt line make you feel more deceptive? Is Project Katarina still projecty? 
These changes were only made to Katarina, Talon, Rengar, and LeBlanc. 

[Larger Scope Champion Updates]

First up for the assassin class update we have the larger scope champion updates - these include several new abilities or mechanics, updated icons for most, vfx & sfx changes, number & stat changes, and more! Since these updates have so many ability changes, you'll find the new abilities listed out in detail rather than comparisons to the old kit. 


New Ability Icons for Passive, W, and E:

Stat Changes:
  • Movespeed lowered to 340 from 345
  • Base health increased to 590 from 510
  • Health growth lowered to 82 from 83
  • Base armor increased to 27.88 from 26.88
  • Base Health Regen increased to 1.5 from 0.9
  • Health Regen growth increased to 0.14 from 0.11
  • Base MR increased to 34.1 from 32.1

Ability Changes:

Voracity (Passive):
Whenever an enemy champion dies that Katarina has damaged in the last 3 seconds, her ability cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds.
If Katarina picks up a Dagger, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing  [75 - 311 based on level] (+125% bonus AD)(+55-100% AP) magic damage. 
  • Dagger pick up slash damage should be: 75/78/83/88/95/103/112/122/133/145/159/173/189/206/224/243/264/285
  • AP scaling on dagger pick up slash is 55/70/85/100% at 1/6/11/16
  • Daggers last on ground about four seconds.

Bouncing Blade (Q):
No Cost
11/10/9/8/7 sec Cooldown
Katarina throws a Dagger, dealing 75/105/135/165/195 (+30% AP) magic damage to the target and 2 nearby enemies. The dagger then ricochets onto the ground behind the primary target.
The dagger always lands 350 units on the opposite side from where it struck the first target, getting there in the same amount of time regardless of how many times it bounces.

Preparation (W):
No Cost
15/14/13/12/11 sec Cooldown 
Katarina tosses a Dagger into the air and gains 50/60/70/80/90% decaying movement speed over 1.25 seconds. 

Shunpo (E) : 
No Cost
10/9.5/9/8.5/8 sec Cooldown
Katarina dashes in the blink of an eye to the target ally, enemy, or Dagger. If it is an enemy, Katarina strikes for 30/45/60/75/90 (+65% total AD)(+25% AP) magic damage - otherwise she strikes the nearest enemy in range. 
Picking up a Dagger will reduce Shunpo's cooldown by 78%/84%/90%/96% (at levels 1/6/11/16). 
Katarina can blink to any location near the target.
  • E now leaves a red streak when used -src

Death Lotus (R):
No Cost
90/60/45 Sec Cooldown 
Katarina becomes a flurry of blades, rapidly throwing knives at the three nearest enemy champions, dealing 25/37.5/50 (+22% bonus AD)(+19% AP) magic damage per knife. Total over 2.5 seconds to each enemy up to [15x one dagger damage] magic damage.
Applies Grievous Wounds to all enemies struck, reducing their healing and regeneration by 40%.
  •  Total potential damage now  375/562.5/750 (+330% Bonus AD) (+ 285% AP)

Here are Katarina's individual skin spotlights:

Here's Riot Whale with a feedback thread for Katarina's assassin class update (up to date as of 10/18):
"Hi all, this is the thread for Katarina! 
  • Tactical Play and Counterplay: Katarina and her opponents should have the ability to make moment to moment plays against each other. While this has largely been true for Katarina, we now hope that opponents have more to do than pray someone saved an instant CC for her.
  • Laning and Interaction: We want Katarina to play more dynamically in lane, taking risks and jumping in and out of combat with her opponent.
  • Mastery and Skill Expression: While playing Kat, you should feel that there are dynamic and unique ways to use your skills and feel skillful when you pull off that crazy combo. 
Reworked Play Pattern 
  • The Dagger Katarina throws in her Q now stays on the ground after bouncing.
  • Sinister Steel has been replaced by a spell that directly allows her to place a Dagger where she is (after a delay), so she can jump back to it later.
  • She can Shunpo to her Daggers. Walking over a dagger/Shunpoing to one will effectively fully refund Shunpo's cooldown and deal massive AoE damage around her (Pre-Rework Sinister Steel, but amped up WAY past 11 - like, nearly lethal amounts of damage).
    • She goes crazy and bounces all over the place killing everyone (but only if she sets herself up correctly). 
Some Extra Tidbits 
  • She can now Shunpo to anywhere around a unit, instead of always behind it. This is controlled by the player's mouse offset relative to the target. Really looking for feedback on this, but expect it to take a while to learn!
    • Use this to your advantage to position better around enemies, or daggers! The AoE damage from the dagger is based on where you are when you pick it up, not the dagger.
  • Your Q Dagger always drops 350u behind the primary target, and always takes the same amount of time to bounce to get to the ground after the first hit, so you aren't punished for bouncing through multiple people. Try to trick shot Q daggers from one enemy onto a more important target using this offset. 
Please put any questions or feedback on Katarina in this thread!"



New ability icons: 

Stat Changes:
  • Health growth increased to 80 from 75
  • Movement speed increased to 340 from 335
  • Base Health regen increased to 1.7 from 1.4848
  • Health regen per level increase to 0.16 from .011.

Ability Changes:

Sigil of Malice (Passive):
LeBlanc's spells inflict Sigil of Malice for 4 seconds. After 1.5 seconds, LeBlanc's next spell shatters the Sigil to deal [40+15 per level] (+80% AP) extra magic damage to that target. 
Sigil of Malice cannot occur again on the same unit for 5 seconds.
  • Dmg = 40/55/70/85/100/115/130/145/160/175/190/205/220/235/250/265/280/295 

Shatter Orb (Q):
40/45/50/55/60 Mana
6 sec Cooldown 
Deals 55/80/105/130/155 (+50% AP) magic damage. When Shatter Orb is empowered by Sigil of Malice, the spell bounces to the nearest ready Sigil of Malice (bounces deal 70% damage to minions). 

Distortion (W):
70/80/90/100/110 Mana
18/16/14/12/10 sec Cooldown  
Dashes to target location, dealing 85/125/165/205/245 (+60% AP) magic damage to enemies in the target area. 
For the next 4 seconds, she can activate Distortion again to return to her starting location.

Ethereal Chains (E):
40 Mana
14/13.25/12.5/11.75/11 sec Cooldown  
Launches a chain that shackles the first unit hit to LeBlanc, dealing 40/65/90/115/140 (+50% AP ) magic damage. 
If the target remains shackled for 1.5 seconds they are rooted for 1.5 seconds and take an additional  40/65/90/115/140 (+50% AP ) magic damage.

Mimic (R):
54/42/30 sec Cooldown  
LeBlanc copies one of her spells and creates a Mimic decoy to cast it with her. The Mimic lasts 2.5 second.  
  • Shatter Orb deals 150/275/400 (+60% AP) magic damage.
  • Distortion deals 125/225/325 (+50% AP) magic damage.
  • Ethereal Chains deals 100/160/220 (+40% AP) magic damage each time.
  • Using this spell on itself invokes Shadow of the Rose. 
Shadow of the Rose
The Mimic appears at target location and approaches the closest visible enemy Champion, then casts a fake version of LeBlanc's most recent basic ability.  
Has a separate 160/140/120 second cooldown. This Mimic lasts much longer but cannot be controlled.
  • Shadow of the Rose's range is global. 

Here's a brief preview video of LeBlanc's update (and skins) in-game:

Here are LeBlanc's individual skin spotlights:

Here's 20thCenturyFaux with a feedback thread for LeBlanc (up to date as of 10/18):
"Hello all, this is the LeBlanc feedback thread announcement sentence! This thread doesn't have exact numbers or ability text, look for that appearing on the website soon. 
Rework goals:
  • Make LeBlanc healthier by giving her opponents have time to respond when she goes in. By adding a little time between when LeBlanc goes in and when the full burst hits, the choice of whether to snap back to W's origin means LB has to give up damage.
  • Give LeBlanc unique strategic tools and capabilities so she brings something to her games that other assassins don't.
  • In doing the first two things, emphasize her thematic identity as the Deceiver -- emphasize her tricky side. 
The Changes
  • LeBlanc's Sigil of Malice is now her passive. The mark is applied by all her spells, cooks for 1.5 seconds, and can be popped by any spell for massive damage. If LeBlanc's Q pops a charged Sigil of Malice, it chains to nearby ready Sigils (taking some of the waveclear duty off her W/RW).
  • Mirror Image is now a part of LeBlanc's ultimate -- when she copies a spell, she splits and both her and the clone cast the spell.
  • Mimic can now copy any spell, not just the most recently cast; she presses R secretly, and the next button press is the Mimic version of that spell.
  • Mimic's R -> R is a new ability: LeBlanc creates a clone anywhere on the map. That clone runs toward the nearest enemy champion and casts a fake version of the most recent spell LeBlanc cast before creating the RR Mimic. This has a separate cooldown from the ult itself. 
Smaller changes 
  • W and RW now have a brief (0.3s~) delay after dash completes before LeBlanc can snap back. For most players, farming the wave is the only time they'll feel this; casting any spells after the dash 'covers up' the delay time entirely. This is mainly something for extremely high level LeBlanc play.
  • E now displays the tether range to LeBlanc and her victim. It hasn't changed in size, but it's really really big xD
  • RR has a gem on the corner of the R button to track its cooldown timer.
  • This is the real LeBlanc feedback thread announcement sentence the first one was a clone the whole time 
Questions, comments, bugs and discussion all welcome. Good hunting!"


Stat Changes:
  • Armor growth lowered to 3 from 3.5
  • Ferocity decreased to 4 from 5
  • Base health regen increased to 1.4 from 0.85
  • Health regen growth increased to 0.1 from 0.08
  • Attack growth lowered to 1 from 2 

Ability Changes:

Unseen Predator (Passive):
While in brush, Rengar leaps (725 range) at his target with his basic attack. Leaping while at 0 Ferocity generates 1 Ferocity.
At 4 Ferocity, his next ability is empowered. Casting an empowered ability increases Rengar's Movement Speed by 30/40/50 % for 1.5 seconds.  
Killing enemy champions awards trophies on Rengar's Bonetooth Necklace. 
All Ferocity is lost upon exiting combat (represented by Unseen Predator's cooldown).
    • "Buff now lingers ~.25 seconds upon leaving brush"
    • "Leap speed reduced (approximate leap time increased ~0.15 seconds on long range leaps)"
  • Bonetooth Necklace grants flat AD and % increase to Rengar's bonus AD based on unique champs killed.
    • Tracked with a UI element similar to Kindred's target tracker.
    • Kha'Zix vs Rengar quest gives a secret 6th stack for +21 AD and  42% Bonus AD
    • Time for kill to get credit increased to 1.5 from 1.

Savagery (Q):
Generates 1 Ferocity
4 sec Cooldown
Slash all enemies in an arc before piercing all enemies in a line for 40/60/80/100/120 (30/40/50/60/70% Bonus AD) physical damage per strike. 
Ferocity effect:
Each hit deals 60/68/76/84/92/100/108/116/124/132/140/148/156/164/172/180/188/196 (+110% Bonus AD) damage. 
If cast outside max range, Rengar lunges forward to extend the range of the piercing attack.
If cast while in a leap, Savagery is postponed to the end of the leap. 
  • This is two hits total - highest possible base damage is 90-250 +  [80%-160% bonus AD] 

Battle Roar (W):
Generates 1 Ferocity
20/18/16/14/12 sec Cooldown
Deals 50/80/110/140/170 (+80% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies and heals Rengar for 50% of the damage he took in the last 1.5 seconds. 
Ferocity effect:
Deals  50/60/70/80/90/100/110/120/130/140/150/160/170/180/190/200/210/220 (+80% AP) magic damage, removes existing crowd control effects, and prevents incoming ones for 1.5 seconds, in addition to its normal effect. 
Damage healed from monster attacks is increased by 100%.

Bola Strike (E):
Generates 1 Ferocity
10 sec Cooldown 
Throw a bola, dealing  50/100/150/200/250 (+70% Bonus AD) physical damage and slowing the first enemy hit by 30/45/60/75/90% for 1.75 seconds. 
Ferocity effect:
Deals 50/65/80/95/110/125/140/155/170/185/200/215/230/245/260/275/290/305 (+70% Bonus AD) physical damage and roots the target for 1.75 seconds.

Thrill of the Hunt (R):
No Cost
130/100/70 sec Cooldown 
Rengar gains 40% Movement Speed and vision of the nearest enemy champion (within 2000/3000/4000 range) for 14/22/30 seconds. 
After the first 2 seconds, Rengar becomes Camouflaged and can leap to an enemy without being in brush. Leaping to the nearest champion results in a critical strike. 
Attacking or casting most spells ends Thrill of the Hunt. 
Stealth - Camouflaged: This character is hidden from view. It is revealed by nearby enemy champions and turrets.

Here's a brief preview video of Rengar's updated kit in action:

Here are Rengar's individual skin spotlights:

Here's Riot Repertoir with a feedback thread for Rengar (up to date as of 10/18):
"Hey all, 
Rengar's update has meaningful changes to P, Q, W, and R, while E is mostly unchanged. This set of changes hopes to add some tools to Rengar's hunting pattern, play up the excitement of his Ferocity resource usage, and enhance the feeling of being the ultimate predator, while at the same time providing more tactical counterplay for opponents. Let's get into it, but before doing so, please remember that all numbers are still tentative. 
  • P - Unseen Predator
    • Ferocity
      • Maximum Ferocity reduced 5 >>> 4
      • Using an empowered ability gives Rengar 30/40/50% (at levels 1/7/13) Movement Speed for 1.5 seconds
      • Rengar no longer has to damage an enemy with a spell to gain Ferocity from it
      • All Ferocity is lost instantly upon leaving combat (4 seconds of dealing/taking no damage)
    • Leap
      • Range increased 600 >>> 725
      • Leaping from out of combat (see Ferocity out of combat rules above) generates 1 Ferocity
      • Rengar now jumps slightly offset from the target in the direction he came from (rather than dead-center in the middle of the target's model)
    • Bonetooth Necklace
      • Now only grants stacks for unique champion kills (Rengar has to damage them within 1 second of their death)
      • Stacks capped at 5
      • Old bonuses removed
      • Now grants 1/3/6/10/15 Attack Damage
      • Now grants 2/6/12/20/30% Bonus Attack Damage
      • No longer gets the short end of the stick in the Kha'Zix/Rengar quest
      • Bonetooth Necklace progress is represented by a UI element that Kindred players will be familiar with
  • Q - Savagery - redesigned
    • Rengar slashes all enemies in an arc before piercing all enemies in a line
      • This spell is now a skillshot; it still resets Rengar's auto attack timer
    • Casting Savagery outside the max range causes Rengar to lunge forward with the piercing attack, moving a small distance in that direction
    • Deals 90/130/170/210/250 plus (edit) 0.8/1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6 Bonus AD physical damage
    • Ferocity effect: deals significantly more damage
    • Deals 80+20/lvl plus 2.4 Bonus AD physical damage
  • W - Battle Roar - redesigned
    • Rengar deals magic damage to nearby enemies and heals for 50% of the damage he took in the last 1.5 seconds
    • Ferocity effect: additionally removes crowd control effects and prevents incoming ones for 1.5 seconds
    • The amount Rengar will heal is represented by Grey Health on his health bar
    • Damage healed from monster attacks is doubled
  • E - Bola Strike - basically the same, with some numbers adjustments
  • R - Thrill of the Hunt
    • Now Camouflages Rengar, meaning he can be seen by nearby champions or truesight only
    • Duration increased to 14/22/30 seconds
    • Fade time removed
    • Movement Speed increased to 40%
    • Now only reveals the enemy champion nearest Rengar
      • This puts eyes over the target that both teams can see
    • Rengar can only leap to the enemy champion nearest him (unless in brush)
    • Leaping to the enemy champion nearest him results in a guaranteed critical strike on the target
    • Edit: no longer grants Movement Speed or Ferocity generation after ending 
Those are the noteworthy changes, I believe. To summarize: 
  • Passive has a bunch of changes
  • Q is a double attack skillshot
  • W heals recent damage and has CC break/immunity on the empowered version
  • E is mostly unchanged
  • R gives more signalling to opponents, but lasts longer, makes Rengar faster, and lets him auto-crit the Hunted target if he leaps to it. 
I'll pop in and out of here in the next few weeks to see how things are going. 

Also note that the Rengar vs Kha'Zix quest will award Rengar a hidden 6th stack.


New ability icons:

Stat Changes:
  • Movespeed lowered to 335 from 350
  • Base Health increased to 583 from 582.8
  • Health growth increased to 90 from 85
  • Base Attack Damage increased to 60 from 55.208

Ability Changes:

Blade's End (Passive):
Talon's spells Wound champions and epic monsters for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. 
When Talon basic attacks a target with 3 stacks of Wound, he bleeds them for 60/70/80/90/100/110/120/130/140/150/160/160/160/160/160/160/160 (+200% Bonus AD)  physical damage over 2 seconds. 

Noxian Diplomacy (Q):
30 Mana
8/7.5/7/6.5/6 sec Cooldown 
Talon leaps to target and deals 80/100/120/140/160 (+110% Bonus AD) physical damage. If cast from melee range, Talon does not leap but instead critically strikes, dealing 150% damage. 
When Noxian Diplomacy kills a unit, Talon regains 17/19/21/23/25/27/29/31/33/35/37/39/41/43/45/47/51 health and refunds 50% of its cooldown.

Rake (W):
55/60/65/70/75 Mana
9 sec Cooldown 
Talon tosses a volley of blades, dealing  50/65/80/95/110 (+40% bonus AD) physical damage to units hit and returning to him after a delay. 
On their way back to Talon, the blades deal 60/85/110/135/160 (+60% bonus AD) additional damage and slow the enemy by 40/45/50/55/60% for 1 second.

Assassin's Path (E):
No Cost
2 sec Cooldown 
Talon vaults up to 800 units over the nearest structure or terrain in the target direction. The vault's speed is affected by Talon's movement speed. 
Talon cannot dash over the same section of terrain more than once every 160/135/110/85/60 seconds.
    • [new] E Cooldown now benefits from cooldown reduction.
    • [Experimental] " Enemies who see Talon vault over a wall get a quick flash of walls near Talon that are on cooldown."

Shadow Assault (R):
100 Mana
100/80/60 sec Cooldown 
Talon disperses a ring of blades that deal 90/135/180 (+80% Bonus AD) physical damage to all units they hit, gains 40/55/70% increased movement speed, and becomes Invisible for up to 2.5 seconds. When the Invisibility ends, the blades converge, dealing the same damage again to enemies they pass through. 
If Talon cancels Invisibility with an attack or Noxian Diplomacy, the blades converge on his target's location instead. 
Stealth - Invisible: Talon can only be revealed by nearby enemy Turrets.

Here are Talon's individual skin spotlights:

Here's Riot Stashu with a feedback thread for Talon (up to date as of 10/18):
"Note: Ability descriptions not listed here. I'll include the link here when our Assassins webpage goes up later today! 
Welcome to Talon's feedback thread! 
Below you'll find the goals of the update, an overview of his updated play pattern and how it might accomplish these goals, and then a list of questions I'd really like to get everyone's thoughts on: 
  • Add skill expression in his kill pattern (consequently, improve game health)
  • Give him unique, Assassin appropriate abilities to differentiate him
  • Lean into his identity as the roaming AD assassin 
Play Pattern 
  • In lane, Talon will look to land both ends of his updated Rake (W) to stack up his new Passive. With it's higher payout but increased delay, Rake is the main thing for opponents to watch out for.
    • If successful with his W, he can posture for an all in with his updated Noxian Diplomacy (Q) to proc his passive and go for the kill.
  • Whether or not lane trades are working out, Talon will be looking for opportunities to dip out of lane and take advantage of his new Assassin's Path (E).
    • If he can clear the wave and make room to roam, Talon can make record time in his ability to jump, flip, and roll over any obstacles in his way to ambush the enemy jungler or gank a side lane.
  • In team fights, Talon will look to take advantage of the unique and unexpected flanking routes that only he could.
    • If successful in flanking with Assassin's Path, Talon should be able to make quick work on an enemy squishy with a Q/W/R/P combo. 
  • Anything at all about the new E. Is it fun? Difficult to use? Does it suit Talon? Bugs?
  • With his new but different set of mobility tools, do you feel able to get on your desired target?
  • With higher potential damage but lower up front damage, do you still feel empowered to kill your target enemies?
  • When in the game do you feel powerful / weak (early / mid / late) and in which circumstances (enemy has all/no squishies, I was able to roam / I was pushed in, etc.)? 
Lastly, known bugs: 
  • Rake's spell effects are not displaying correctly to enemies. We'll have a fix for this out in the next PBE build.
  • Talon crashes the server when using E in a number of places on the Crystal Scar. This fix will take a while, so we'll be disabling him on those maps ASAP while we work on that one. 
And that's all for now! Please put any and all reactions/questions/comments here -- Talon's new mechanics are pretty unique, so every bit of feedback helps!"

[Smaller Scope Champion Updates]

Next up we have the smaller scope champion updates - most of which have some combination of number changes, one or two new or switched around abilities, new ability icons, etc.

Here's Shrieve with a discussion thread for the Assassin mini updates (up to date as of 10/18):
"Hey guys! 
So with today's PBE release you might notice moderate changes on a handful of Assassins; this is the place to talk about them! Below you'll find our list of Mini Updates, along with some key changes that we'd like to highlight. Jump into a game and try them out! 
  • You now dash before dropping your Twilight Shroud (W). Also Pink Wards no longer reveal you
  • Twin Disciplines (Passive) has been reworked into a more interactive pattern 
  • Increased effectiveness for building AP and making riskier plays
  • Chronobreaking (R) through Parallel Convergence (W) will activate the stun and shield 
  • Fizz's Chum the Waters (R) now summons different sized Sharks based upon how far his fish flies before activating
  • Seastone Trident (W) has been reworked into providing a bigger payout when timed effectively 
  • Created unique strengths for each Evolution and balanced their power
  • Void Spike (W) provides more Crowd Control
  • Void Assault (R) provides more Map Mobility 
  • Early game abuse reduced, tricks increased while providing more playmaking and teamfighting options in the late game
  • Backstab (Passive) has a cooldown, but provides a greater effect
  • Shaco's Deceive (Q) duration starts small and scales with rank
  • Shaco can place Jack in the Boxes (W) while Invisible, briefly revealing him 
  • Ambush (Q) now provides Camouflage and a massive Movement Speed bonus when stalking enemy champions
  • Venom Cask (W) now lingers, creating a zone of control and adding Deadly Venom Stacks (Passive) over time 
  • Zed's Living Shadow (W) no longer has a passive that grants him bonus Attack Damage
  • The strongest victim of Zed's Death Mark (R) permanently grants him a % of their Attack Damage 
Please post any questions or feedback you have around these Champions on the PBE in this thread. 
Happy hunting!-Shrieve"
Below you'll find details and more information in each of the smaller scope assassin updates:


Akali's assassin class update includes new icons as well as a rework to her passive and W now being a teleport that drops a cloud on use.

New ability icons:

Ability Changes:

Twin Disciplines (Passive) - [reworked into a two hit passive]:
  • Now gives Akali's next two attacks bonus effects (base values scale with lvl) then goes on cooldown.
    • First strike restores 5-60 (+30% AP)(+60% bonus AD) health.
    • Her second strike (within 4 seconds) deals 10-100 (+50% AP) (+50% bonus AD) magic damage.
  • Cooldown for empowered attacks is 8, 7 at level 3, 6 at level 5, 5 at level 7, 4 at level 9.

Twilight Shroud (W):
  • Now teleports Akali to cast location and leaves a shroud where she was before. 
    • Range = 250

Crescent Slash (E):
  • Cooldown changed to 5/4.5/4/3.5/3 from 5/4/3/2/1
  • Now refunds 60% cooldown if it kills an enemy
  • Damage changed:
    • NEW: [70/100/130/160/190 (50% AP)(70% Bonus AD)] 
    • OLD: [30/55/80/105/130 (40% AP)(60% total AD)

Shadow Dance (R):
  • Now includes charges when first learned
  • Damage changed to 50/100/150 (+25% AP) from 100/175/200 (+50% AP)
  • Cooldown changed to 2 second at all ranks from 2/1.5/1.


Ekko's class update includes a small set of changes & ratio adjustments for passive, Q, and R.

Stat Changes:
  • Base mana regen increased to 1.4 from 1.2

Ability Changes:

Z-Drive Resonance (Passive):
  • No longer slows.
  • Damage changed to 30-140 from 20-190.

Timewinder (Q):
  • AP ratio increased increased to 30% from 20%

Chronobreak (R):
  • Heal changed a bit - now AP ratio on base and heal increases based on damage taken rather than increasing % heal for damage recently taken.
    • NEW: [100/150/200 (+60% AP), increased by 3% for each 1% of health lost over 4 seconds] 
    • OLD: [100/150/200 + 20% (+6.6% per 100 AP) of damage taken over last 4 seconds] 
  • Using Chronobreak (R) to go through Ekko's W will trigger the shield and stun.


New ability icons:

Ability Changes:

Urchin Strike (Q):
  • Mana cost lowered to 50 at all ranks from 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown lowered to 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 from 10/9/8/7/6
  • Tooltip notes applies Seastone Trident (W) to all enemy units Fizz passes through during his dash.

Seastone Trident (W):
  • Mana cost changed to 30/40/50/60/70 from 40 at all ranks
  • Cooldown changed to 10/9.5/9/8.5/8  from 10 at all ranks.
  • [Reworked] Passive: Fizz's basic attacks bleed his enemies, dealing 25/40/55/70/85 (+33% AP) magic damage over 4 seconds.
    • [Changes: Damage value, bleed duration over 4 seconds instead of 3, no longer deals % of target's missing health)
  • [ReworkedActive: Fizz's next basic attack deals 25/40/55/70/85 (+33% AP) bonus magic damage. If the target has been bleeding for at least 2 seconds, this bonus increases to 90/135/180/225/270 (+100% AP). 
    • [Changes: values, now buffs next hit instead of basic attacks for 6 seconds.]
  • [NEW] Seastone Trident now refunds 20/28/36/42/50 mana and sets its cooldown to 1 second if it kills its target.

Playful / Trickster (E):

  • Mana cost lowered to 90/95/100/105/110 from 90/100/110/120/130

Chum the Waters (R):
  • [NEW] Shark damage and slow now depends on how far R fish was thrown:
    • DAMAGE changed to  [150/250/350 (60% AP) up to 300/400/500 (120% AP) based on distance fish travels] from [200/325/450 (+100% AP)]
    • SLOW changed 40% - 80% from 50/60/70% based on rank.
  • [REMOVED] Landing fish no longer increased Fizz damage against target by 20% for 6 seconds.
  • "W Passive is applied to all enemies hit by the shark"
    • [Note: this is in addition to being applied on initial application of the fish]


Stat Changes:
  • Base attack increased to 55.21 from 55.208

Ability Changes:
[Full changelist from Riot Whale as of 10/18]

Unseen Threat (Passive):
  • [Isolation mechanic moved to passive]
  • Unseen Threat damage changed to ([2 + level] * 8 + 40% bonus AD) from (15-190 + 50% AP)

Taste Their Fear (Q):
  • Cooldown increased to 4 seconds from 3 seconds
  • Bonus Isolation damage increased to 50% from 30%
  • Bonus AD ratio increased to 140% from 120%
  • Evolved Q now grants 50 range on Q and AA + refunds 60% of the CD vs Isolated Targets
  • Evolved Q renamed "Reaper Claws" from "Enlarged Claws"

Void Spike (W):
  • No longer slows on base.
  • Evolved slow lowered to 40% from 50%
  • Evolved Slow vs Isolated targets increased to 80% from 50%

Void Assault (R):
  • Base stealth increased to 1.25 seconds from 1 second.
  • Evolve adds a new passive: "While out of combat, Kha'zix also passively gains Void Assault for 3 seconds in brush. This persists for up to 2.5 seconds after exiting the brush. 10 second per brush cooldown."
  • Evolve name changed to "Adapative Cloaking" from "Active Camouflage" 


Stat Changes:
  • Attack speed growth increased to 3.0 from 3.15

Ability Changes:

Backstab (Passive):
  • Damage when attacking from behind changed to 120-145% mini crits from 20% bonus damage.
  • Damage bonus no longer works with Two-Shiv Poision (E)
  • [NEW] Backstab now deals 200% damage vs monsters.
  • [NEW]  Enemies can not be backstabbed more than once every 3 seconds (cooldown modifi ed by CDR)

Decieve (Q):
  • Stealth classified as Invisible
  • Stealth duration changed to 1.5/2.25/3/3.75/4.5 from 3.5
  • Cooldown increased to 14 seconds from 11 seconds
  • Mana cost changed to 60 from 90/80/70/60/50
  • Damage changed:
    • OLD: 140/160/180/200/220% critical strike
    • NEW: 20/35/50/65/80 (+100% total AD)(+50% AP)
      • [NOTE: This damage is multipled by the passive's mini crit! - src]
  • [NEW] Attacking during or shortly after invisibility will reduce Deceive's CD by 3 seconds. 

Jack in the Box (W):
  • Total Duration increased to 60 (+ 1 second per 20 AP) from 60 seconds.
  • [NEW] Box health now scales with Shaco's champion level
  • [NEW] Can now be placed in stealth but briefly reveals Shaco if he does. 
  • [Looks like they can no longer be stacked directly on top of each other]

Two-Shiv Poison (E):
  • [REMOVED] No longer slows minion and monster attack speed by 20-30%
  • Movement speed slow increased to 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% from 10/15/20/25/30%
  • Damage Changes
    • OLD: 50-210 (+100% AP) (+100% Bonus AD)
    • NEW: 5/35/65/95/125 (+90% AP) (+85% total AD) + [3-8% of target's missing health based on Shaco's level]

Hallucinate (R):
  • [NEW] Now drops 3 mini Jack in the Boxes on death
    • Mini JitB deal 25/50/75 (15% AP) damage and make enemies flee for .75/1/1.25 seconds.
    • These 3 mini JitB trigger together and share health.
  • AI improvements - src


New buff icon:

Ability Changes:

Razor Shuriken (Q) :
  • No gameplay changes.

Living Shadow (W) :
  • [REMOVEDPassive no longer grants Zed 4/8/12/16/20% bonus AD
  • Energy restored from passive increased to 30/35/40/45/50 from 20/25/30/35/40
  • Shadow Duration increased to 4.5 seconds from 4 seconds.

Shadow Slash (E):
  • Cooldown changed to 5/4.5/4/3.5/3 seconds from 4 seconds
  • Damage changed to 65/90/115/140/165 from 60/90/120/150/180

Death Mark (R):
  • [NEW EFFECT] Reaper of Shadow: Zed's R now "reaps the shadow of the strongest foe slain under Death Mark, gaining X attack damage (5+ 5/10/15% of victim's attack damage.]
    • [Strongest = "Any target that will provide him a greater Attack Damage bonus than what currently possess. He can only be gaining damage from single enemy champion at a time. If Death Mark nets him a kill or assist on a target that will provide him with a higher bonus, he gains Attack Damage from them instead."]
    • [Zed can only gain AD from one enemy champion at a time. If target buys more AD, Zed needs to kill them again with R to get a stronger buff.] 
  • [NOTE: 0.5 second delay is still there as of 10/18 update tool tip doesn't mention it though.]
In addition to the champion updates, there are also several new items, Lethality, stealth changes, and more to go along with the assassin class update!

Stealth Shimmer

With the 6.22 stealth changes, a new "Shimmer" effect has been added. When you manage to damage a stealthed champion (invis or camouflage) with an ability, a brief image of them will appear - please note that this does not REVEAL it simply shows an outline of the champion.
You can not see this effect through the fog of war or in brush you don't have vision in.
[Additional GIFS: Ryze vs Teemo // TF vs Evelynn // Singed vs Shaco]

Here's a brief video showing off a few different examples of shimmer:

[The mentioned playing around with a Shimmer effect in an earlier post - "one example we’re exploring is a shimmer that opponents can see when they hit Stealthed enemies (i.e. with a skillshot). This should give enemies a good sense of where the Stealthed target is so they can follow up and chase them down."]

Pre-Season: Jungle Changes & Plants

A large set of pre-season jungle changes are now on the PBE for testing - including changes for Smite, removal of the smite bonus buffs, adding in new plants to interact with, re-tuning and various changes to Jungle camps, and more!

For more information and additional context on these changes, check out the jungle context post from Xypherous on the PBE boards - "Notes on updated Jungle for 6.22" - and the 2017 season update hub!


  • Now restores 100 health + 10% of Maximum when used on monsters.
  • Recharge rate increased to a charge every 90 seconds from every 75 seconds
  • Ammo charge starts at 1:40 instead of 1:25 into a game.
  • Additional buffs for using Smite on camps removed.


  • Hunter's Machete [img]
    • On hit damage increased to 20 from 15
    • Lifesteal increased to 10% from 8%
  • [Tier 2 jungle items] [img]
    • On hit damage increased to 25 from 20


A new type of object has been added to the jungle - plants! These spawn in the jungle and trigger a variety of different effects when destroyed - knock back, vision, and health & mana restore.

For more on how and where these new plants spawn, check out this [lengthy and detailed post on plants and spawn system] by Riot GMang.

[UPDATE 10/25] Here's Riot Gmang with more information on the recent changes:
"Hey everybody, 
Thanks for trying out plants and letting us know how they played. We've read a lot and are using it to inform the design. Some of the concerns we want to address right away: 
  • "Plant spawns (especially Blast Cones) feel too random and can't be planned around."
  • "Plants are adding too much clutter." 
So, based on recent feedback (especially PBE and some internal feedback), we've done a significant iteration on the plant spawn system: 
  • The locations where Blast Cones can spawn are no longer randomized, and fewer will spawn
    • The "game start" Blast Cones now represent the only possible spawn locations
    • Removed most Blast Cone spawn locations; total per quadrant: 5-6 -> 2
    • Max Blast Cones alive at any given time per quadrant: 3 -> 2
    • Respawn time now begins on corpse cleanup instead of "Ready" state
  • Respawn times increased across the board
  • Seedling growth time increased: 30 seconds -> 60 seconds
    • (This is the stage of a plant life cycle where it's scoutable but not usable yet.)
  • Made other small adjustments to plant positions
    • Nudged some Honeyfruit spawns so they aren't "inside walls" or obscured by terrain as much
    • Moved the Scryer's Bloom spawn location between Blue Buff and mid lane a little away from mid (towards river) 
These were submitted to the PBE code on 10/24 (should appear on the 10/25 build), so the details of the old system explanation will be a bit outdated. 
Try the changes out on PBE and let us know what you think!"
Additional context from Meddler available [here].

Blast Cone
  • "Knocks away nearby units when destroyed."
  • Spawn in the jungle quadrants 
  • Location launched to is shown by red indicator.

  • "When destroyed, drops fruit that restore Health and Mana but slow the user."
  • Spawns in River
  • Restores mixture of flat (scaling with champ level) and % missing health & mana.

Scryer's Bloom:
  • "When destroyed, release pollen across the map that reveals units and wards."
  • Spawn at a few specific locations near river ramps.
  • Range is about 4000
  • Reveal lasts about 15 seconds and less on moving targets.

and here's a short video showing off plant looks and function in-game:


Please be aware that in addition to the larger or directional changes below, a lot of camps have also received a lot of tuning / stat changes to go along with removal of smite bonuses and such!

Building off the changelist and context post from Xypherous, here's a brief overview of camp changes:

  • Additional buffs for using Smite on camps removed - more info.
  • Camp respawn timers increased to 150 seconds from 100 seconds.
  • Camp start times "roughly ~3 seconds earlier than before to account for some specific spawn timing changes"

Jungle Difficult Scaling
  • "Jungle Camp Difficulty has been retuned to fit 'brackets' of levels rather than linearly scaling - roughly corresponding to clears. The difficulty of jungle respawns will ramp up to the next tier when the average level of all champions in the game falls under that bracket and the Monster respawns." - src.
    • Level 1-3: First Clear
      • Monsters have 100% of their baseline statistics
    • Levels 4-6: "Second Clear"
      • Monsters gain 10% health, 50% more resistances and 40% extra damage
    • Levels 7-9: "End of Lane"
      • Monsters gain 25% health, 75% more resistances and 55% extra damage
    • Levels 9+: Returns to linear scaling as by this level - the Jungle is mostly a shared / contested resource across the map.
      • Monsters gain 40 to 75% extra health and 185 to 370% extra damage.

Blue Sentinel
  • No longer has smaller monsters
  • Now has negative MR

  • No longer poisons
  • Now gets a 100% attack speed boost at the beginning of the fight, decaying over 5 attacks.
  • Spawns 15 seconds later than other camps.

  • Aspect of the Dragon (elder dragon buff) duration increased to 2 min 30 secs from 2 min.   [img.] 

  • Large and normal Krugs now split into more Krugs on death.
    • Large Krug turns into two normal Krugs
    • Normal Krug splits into two mini Krugs
    • Mini Krugs do not split.
      • Mini Krugs die to a single auto attack.
  • Total Krug camp reward increased to about 150% of other camps
  • Large Krugs are resistant to basic attacks but are much slower than other camps.
  • Spawns 15 seconds later than other camps.

Murk Wolves
  • [No major changes]

  • Two additional small raptors added, there are now a total of five small raptors.

Red Brambleback
  • No longer has smaller monsters
  • Now has negative armor.

Rift Herald*
  • Spawn time increased to 10 minutes from 6 minutes.
  • On spawn Attack damage lowered to 119 from 147

Pre-season Mastery Changes

Pre-season mastery changes are hitting the PBE! We have about six new masteries, several number or tuning changes, & a few position swaps! Many of these still have old icons or placeholder icons at the moment.

 [NEWBattle Trance (Ferocity, Tier 4)
  •  "Gain up to 5% increased damage over 5 seconds when in combat with enemy Champions"

[NEWFresh Blood (Ferocity, Tier 2) - [Pic]
  • "Your first basic attack against a champion deals an additional 10+ 1 per level damage (6 second cooldown)"

Bounty Hunter (Ferocity, Tier 4) - [Pic]
  • Effect increased to 1.5% from 1%

Oppressor (Ferocity, Tier 4)
  • [Removed]
  • Double Edge Sword now in tier 4 spot.

Double Edged Sword (Ferocity, Tier 4)
  • Moved from Tier 2 to Tier 4
  • Increased to dealing 5% and taking 2.5% from 3% and 1.5% 
  • FRESH BLOOD now in tier 2 spot.

Fervor of Battle (Ferocity, Tier 6)
  • Changed: "Hitting champions with basic attacks generates a Fervor stack (2 for melee attacks, 2 seconds cooldown for ability hits). Stacks of Fervor last 4 seconds (max 10 stacks) and increase your AD by 1-6 for each stack."

 [NEW]  Greenfather's Gift (Cunning, Tier 4)
  •  "Stepping into brush causes your next damaging attack or ability to deal 3% of your target's current health as bonus magic damage (9s Cooldown)"

Precision (Cunning, Tier 5) - [Pic]
  • Now grants 1.7 Lethality per point
  • No longer grants  3 + 0.3 Armor Penetration. 

 [NEWSiegemaster (Resolve, Tier 2)
  •  "Gain 8 Armor and Magic Resistance when near an allied tower"

 [NEW]  Fearless (Resolve, Tier 4)
  •  "Gain 10% +2 per level bonus Armor and Magic Resist when damaged by an enemy champion for 2 seconds (9s Cooldown)"

 [NEWCourage of the Colossus (Resolve, Tier 6)
  • "Gain a shield for 10+ 10 per level + 7% of your maximum health for each nearby enemy champion for 4 seconds after hitting an enemy champion with hard CC (30 second cooldown)"

Replays live on PBE LCU!

The new replay system is up on the PBE League Client Update for testing!
Here's a gallery with additional images showing off the replays: IMGUR.

Here's Rapwnzel with more information on the Replay system:
"Greetings, PBE Summoners! 
We recently announced that Replays are coming to the League Client Update and we’re excited to take the next step toward getting this feature into players’ hands. Today you’ll be able to access Replays in PBE with the LCU! If you’re not already using the League Alpha Client, please remember that as a PBE Tester you already have access to it and you’ll need to use it if you want to download your replays and create highlights of your badass moments! 
Download the PBE Alpha Client using the links below and log in using your regular PBE account info. 
IMPORTANT*: Because patch cycles on PBE can occur as often as every day (unlike the typical cycles on live), you should expect your replays to expire on a daily basis. An expired replay means that it can’t be downloaded or watched (if it was previously downloaded). Match History will be a great place to revisit your replays on live, but on PBE we recommend downloading them as soon as possible and creating any highlights you wish to keep and cherish forever (your recorded highlights will not expire, just the full replay). Otherwise, you might find your match from yesterday is expired in Match History. 
Here’s what else you can expect from Replays on PBE
  • Replays are not supported in Co-op v. AI queues. The available game modes on PBE change periodically; currently Ranked queue is where you can experience Replays!
  • Replays will be available to download and watch using the shiny new button at the Post Game summary.
  • Replays will also be available to download and watch from your Match History page (*please see the important note above).
  • While you’re watching a replay, you can quickly locate and navigate to exciting moments using the new annotated timeline!
  • Capture your sick plays as a highlight using the record feature (start or stop recording using the red button or ctrl+v). Once the recording is complete the location of the saved highlight will be displayed above the timeline (e.g. C:\MyDocuments\LeagueofLegends\Highlights).
  • Watch your highlight by locating the .webm file created in your documents folder and opening it with VLC media player or dragging it into your .webm compliant browser window. Highlights are currently locked to a default resolution and quality setting. 
Please let us know what you think! Share your feels or report bugs here, and thank you for participating in this test. :)"

2017 Season Login Theme

To go along with the assassin reworks coming in pre-season, a new 2017 season login theme is now on the PBE featuring the assassin artwork from the 2017 season update site!


  • With pre-season testing on the PBE, a new pop up has  been added to explain the 2017 pre-season ranked changes, redoing promotional matches, and more. 

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.

  • Homeguard / Speed Bonus as been removed from start of game. It's back.
  • LETHALITY - Flat armor pen has been changed to Lethality. Lethality is similar to flat armor pen but it scales with opponent's level.  More information available [here].
    • From context thread - "Lethality now gives the owner flat pen split between a base amount, and an amount that scales with the target's level.

      The current formula is 0.4X + [((0.6X * Y)/18) = Flat Penetration Amount], where X is Lethality and Y is target champion level. This is very much subject to change as we start getting a lot more balance information."

      • Lethality Items - Serrated Dirk, Poacher's Dirk, Sorcerer's Bane, Duskblade of Draktharr, Youmuu's Ghostblade, Maw of Malmortius
      • Armor pen runes are being converted to Lethality runes with slight value tweaks - 
        • Quint - 3.2
        • Mark 1.6
        • Hybrid Pen Runes - 1.13

  • STEALTH  has been  broken up into Camouflage and Invisibility
    • "Stealth - Camouflaged: This character is hidden from view. It is revealed by nearby enemy champions and turrets."
      • Camouflage examples: Evelynn Passive, Twitch Q, Rengar R
    • "Stealth - Invisible: X can only be revealed by nearby enemy Turrets."
      • Invisibility examples: Vayne R+Q, Wukong W, etc
    • Context on changes available here.

  • Vision Wards (pink) removed and replaced by Control Wards. These cost 75g plus disable & reveal nearby wards and traps - they also reveal camouflaged units. Context.

  • Laser attacks removed from turrets -src.
  • Partial Tower States - Minimap Tower icons now change based on how much health they have. - src
    • The small turret icons shift at 1/3 and 2/3 health - src.
    • To go along with this, Xypherous noted the majority of mini map icons have been adjusted or cleaned up. 

[Substantial changes - new passive and E rework! Shin Kazuo has provided a changelist and context thread over on the PBE boards]
  • [REWORKED] Triumphant Roar (Passive):
Alistar gains a Triumps stack when he stuns or displaces enemy champions or nearby enemies die. At 7 stacks Alistar Roars, healing himself for [20 + 7 per level] and his nearest ally champion for [40 + 14 per level] (3 second cooldown). 
Alistar cannot gain Triumph stacks while Triumphant Roar is on cooldown. 
The death of enemy champions and epic monsters fully charges Alistar's roar.
  • Pulverize (Q) no longer stuns targets when they land for 0.5 seconds.
  • [REWORKED] Trample (E):
Cooldown: 16/15.5/15/14.5/14
Mana cost: 50/60/70/80/90
"Alistar tramples the ground, ignoring unit collision and dealing 100/125/150/175/200 (+40% AP) magic damage over 5 seconds to nearby enemies. Each pulse that damages at least one enemy champion grants Alistar a Trample Stack.
At 5 Trample stacks Alistar empowers his next basic attack against an enemy champion to deal an additional [50 + 10 per level] magic damage and stun for 1 second."
  • Unbreakable Will (R) no longer gives Alistar 60/75/90 AD while active.

  • Shadow Walk (P)
    •  [updated with different terminology for Stealth - now Camouflage.]
    • No longer breaks when hit. 

[Context from Squad5]
  • Rootcaller (Q) 
    • Cooldown lowered to 14/13/12/10/9 from 16/15/14/13/12
    • Can now reactivve Q with a button press instead of having to click - src.
  • Daisy! (R) 
    • Daisy health increased to 1250/2500/3750 from 1250/2000/3500
    • Daisy AI Fixes - "She should generally be more responsive, not drop commands while auto attacking, and hopefully wont teleport around randomly." - src.

  • Skaarl, the Cowardly Lizard (Passive)
    • Remount delay decreased to .5 seconds from 1.25 second. [src]
  • Violent Tendencies (W) fourth hit bonus damage % lowered to 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 from 4/5/6/7/8%

  • Guerilla Warfare (Passive):
    • [updated with different terminology for Stealth - now Invisible.]
    • Name changed to "Guerrilla Warfare" from "Camouflage"

  • Ambush (Q):
    • Now Camouflages Twitch for 10/11/12/13/14 seconds instead of stealthing for 4/5/6/7/8.
    • Bonus Movement speed lowered to 10% from 20%
    • Stealth speed now 1 second from 1.5-4.5s based being hit. 
    • [NEW] Now triples movement speed bonus when near enemy champions who can not see him.
  • Venom Cask (W):
    • Now leaves a zone on the ground for 3 seconds, adding poison over time and slowing those in it:
      • Adds stack of Deadly Venom (P) on hit.
      • Adds an additional stack of Deadly Venom (P) each second while in cloud.
  • Spray and Pray (R) - renamed "Spray and Pray" from "Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat".

  • Final Hour (R) [updated with different terminology for Stealth - now Invisible.]

  • Decoy (W) [updated with different terminology for Stealth - now Invisible.]

New Items
[Several new items added for vision, assassin's, and supports!]

[NEWControl Ward
  • Total Cost: 75 G
  • Replaces Vision Ward.
  • Can only Carry 3 Control Ward in inventory.
  • Click to Consume: "Places a ward that reveals the surrounding area. This device will disable and reveal nearby wards and hidden traps. Control Wards do not disable other Control Wards. Camoflaged units will also be revealed.

    Limit 1 Control Ward on the map per player."

[NEWEdge of Night
  • Total Cost: 3100 G
    • Recipe: [Pickaxe + Serrated Dirk + Null-Magic Mantle + 675 G]
  • Stats:
    • +60 Attack Damage
    • +35 Magic Resist
  • UNIQUE Passive: +15 Lethality
  • UNIQUE Passive: +20 Movement Speed our of Combat
  • UNIQUE Active - Night's Veil: Channel for 1.5 seconds to grant a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability. Lasts for 10 seconds. (45 second cooldown) (Can move while channeling, but taking samage breaks the channel)

[NEWKnight's Vow
  • Total Cost: 2400 G
    • Recipe: [Crystalline Bracer + Cloth Armor + Crystalline Bracer + 800 G]
  • Stats:
    • +400 Health
    • +100% Base Health Regen
    • +20 Armor
  • UNIQUE Active: Designate an allied champion as your Partner. (90 seconds cooldown)
  • UNIQUE Passive: If your Partner is nearby, gain +40 additional Armor and +15% Movement Speed towards them. 
  • UNIQUE Passive: If your Partner is nearby, heal for 12% of the damage your Partner deals to champions and redirect 12% of the damage your partner takes from champions to you as true damage (healing and damage redirection are reduced by 50% if you are ranged).

    (Champions can only be linked by one Knight's Vow at a time.)

[NEW] Poacher's Dirk
  • Total Cost: 750 G
    • Recipe: [Long Sword + 400 G]
  • Stats: 
    • +15 Attack Damage
  • UNIQUE Passive: +20 Movement Speed out of Combat
  • UNIQUE Passive: After poaching 3 large monsters from the enemy jungle (60 second cooldown), transforms into a Serrated Dirk.
[NEW] Redemption
  • Total Cost: 2100 G
    • Recipe: [Forbidden Idol + Crystalline Bracer + 650 G]
  • Stats:
    • +400 Health
    • +75% Base Health Regen
    • +75% Base Mana Regen
    • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • UNIQUE Passive: +10 Heal and Shield Power
  • UNIQUE Active: Target an area within 5500 range. After 2.5 seconds, call down a beam of light to heal allies for 130 (+20 per level of target) Health, burn enemy champions for 10% of their maximum Health as true damage and deal 250 true damage to enemy minions (120 second cooldown).

    Can be used while dead.

    (Half effect if the target has been affected by another Redemption recently.)

Assassin Items

Duskblade of Draktharr - [PIC]
    • Stats:
      • AD lowered to 65 from 75
      • 5% Movement speed removed.
    • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive: +15 Lethality
    • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive: +20 Movement Speed out of Combat
    • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive - Nightstalker: After being unseen for at least 1 second, your next basic attack will deal 50 + (200% Lethality) true damage on-hit (lasts for 4 seconds after being seen by an enemy champion).
    • [REMOVED] Unique Passive - Nightfall.
    • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive - Blackout: When spotted by an enemy ward, causes a blackout for 8 seconds, disabling all nearby enemy wards (90 second cooldown).

    Maw of Malmortius - [PIC]
    • Total Cost: 3250 G
      • Recipe: [Hexdrinker + Caulfield's Warhammer + 850 G]
        • [Recipe Change] Caulfield's Warhammer replacing Serrated Dirk.
    • Stats:
      • Attack Damage lowered to 50 from 55
      • Magic resist increased to 45 from 40
      • [ADDED+10% Cooldown Reduction
      • [REMOVED+10 Armor Pen
    • UNIQUE Passive:
      • [ADDED] Lifegrip now grants +20 Attack Damage

    Serrated Dirk
    • Attack Damage increased to 25 from 20
    • [NEWUNIQUE Passive: +10 Lethality
    • [REMOVED] +10 Armor penetration
    • [NEWUNIQUE Passive: +20 Movement Speed out of Combat
    • [REMOVEDUNIQUE Passive: After killing any unit, your next basic attack or single target spell deals 15 bonus damage.

    Youmuu's Ghostblade - [PIC]
    • Total cost decreased to 3000  from 3200
      • Recipe: [Caulfield's Warhammer + Serrated Dirk + 800 G]
        • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 800 from 1000
      • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive: +20 Lethality 
        • (Formerly 20 armor pen)
      • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive: +20 Movement Speed out of Combat
      • UNIQUE Active:
        • [REMOVED] No longer grants 40% attack speed

      Support Items

      Abyssal Scepter - [PIC]
      • [REMOVEDNo longer reduces enemy MR by 10-25
      • [ADDEDAura now increased magic damage taken by enemies by 10%

      Aegis of the Legion - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 1100 from 1500 
        • Recipe: [Cloth Armor + Null Magic Mantle + 350 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Cloth Armor replacing Crystalline Bracer, combine cost lowered to 350 from 400
      • Stats:
        • [ADDED +30 Armor
        • [ADDED +30 MR
        • [REMOVED]+200 Health
        • [REMOVED]+20 Magic Resist
        • [REMOVED]+100% Base Health Regen
      • [REMOVEDNo longer has an MR Aura.

      Ardent Censer - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2300 from 2400
        • Recipe: [Forbidden Idol + Aether Wisp + 600 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 600 from 700
      • UNIQUE Passive:
        • Attack Speed decreased to 20% from 25%
        • Magic Damage decreased to 20 from 25
        • [NEWMagic Damage is now a Drain effect, causing the attacker to heal for 20 whenever he attacks as well as deal 20 magic damage.

      Athene's Unholy Grail - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2100 from 2250
        • Recipe: [Fiendish Codex + Chalice of Harmony + 300 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 300 from 450

      Banner of Command - [PIC]
      • Total cost decreased to 2200 from 2900
        • Recipe: [Aegis of the Legion + Glacial Shroud + 100 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Glacial Shroud replacing Fiendish Codex, combine cost lowered to 100 from 500
      • Stats: 
        • [ADDED+400 Mana
        • [ADDED +60 Armor
        • +10% Cooldown Reduction
        • Magic Resist increased to 30 from 20 
        • [REMOVED+200 Health
        • [REMOVED+100% Base Health Regen
        • [REMOVED+60 Ability Power

      Chalice of Harmony - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 800 from 900
        • Recipe: [Faerie Charm + Null-Magic Mantle + Faerie Charm + 100 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 100 from 200
      • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive: Increases to your % Base Mana Regen stat also increase your % Base Health Regen stat by the same amount.

      Eye of the Oasis - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 1900 from 2250
        • Recipe: [Sightstone + Nomad's Medallion + 250 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 250 from 550

      Face of the Mountain - [PIC]
      • UNIQUE Active:
        • Now shields your ally and yourself upon cast. Double the slowing explosions.
        • Self-casting the effect will now target the nearest most wounded ally, similar to Heal.

      Forbidden Idol - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 800 from 850
        • Recipe: [Faerie Charm + Faerie Charm + 550 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 550 from 600
      • Passive Heal and Shield Power lowered to 8% from 10%

      Frozen Heart - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2700  from 2800
        • Recipe: [Warden's Mail + Glacial Shroud + 700 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 700 from 800

      Locket of the Iron Solari - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2200 from 2500
        • Recipe: [Aegis of the Legion + Null-Magic Mantle + 450 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Null-Magic Mantle replacing Kindlegem, combine cost increased  to 450 from 200
      • Stats:
        • [ADDED+30 Armor
        • Magic Resist increased to 60 from 20
        • [REMOVED +400 Health
        • [REMOVED +100% Base Health Regen
        • [REMOVED +10% CDR
      • UNIQUE Active:
        • Shielding changed to 70 - 665 from 90 - 345
        • Duration increased to 2.5 from 2
        • Now decays over the time period
        • Now has a tooltip for your largest time period 

      Mikael's Crucible - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2100 from 2400
        • Recipe: [Chalice of Harmony + Forbidden Idol + 500 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 500 from 650
      • Passive Heal and Shield Power increased to 20% from 15%
      • [NEW] UNIQUE Passive - Harmony: Increases to your % Base Mana Regen stat also increase your % Base Health Regen stat by the same amount.
      • UNIQUE Active: 
        • Cooldown lowered to 120 from 180
        • Now grants 2 seconds of slow immunity to the target as well as cleansing it
        • Successfully cleansing an effect will also grant the target 40% movement speed for 2 seconds
        • No longer has a travel time

      Talisman of Ascension - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2400 from 2500
        • Recipe: [Nomad's Medallion + Raptor Cloak + 350 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 350 from 450

      Zeke's Harbinger - [PIC]
      • Total Cost decreased to 2250 from 2350
        • Recipe: [Amp Tome + Glacial Shroud + Amp Tome + 380 G]
          • [Recipe Change] Combine cost lowered to 380 from 480

          Hextech Protobelt
          • Damage taken per additional bolt decreased to 10% from 20%
          • AP ratio lowered to 25% from 35%

          • Aspect of the Dragon (elder dragon buff) duration increased to 2 min 30 seconds from 2 min.


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

          PBE Client Alpha Overview

          Here's a gallery showing off the PBE Client Alpha as of the 6.22 PBE Cycle:

          10/27 PBE LCU Alpha

          Custom games are now enabled on the PBE LCU Alpha.
          You can also now open 10 hextech crafting chests at once.

          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:

          10/18 PBE Update
          • New Champion Skins
          • New Chroma
          • New Summoner Icons
          • New Ward Skins
          • Assassin Class Update
          • Jungle Changes

          • Pre-Season: Jungle Changes & Plants
          • Replays live on PBE LCU! 

          • Worldbreaker Skin Splash Art
          • Pre-season Mastery Changes
          • Assassin Ability Icon Tweaks

          • Stealth Shimmer
          • Replay's Re-Enabled on PBE LCUA

          • Zed Buff Icon Change
          • Balance Changes

          • Plant Spawn System Iteration 10/25 

          • In-Game Plant Icons

          • Skin Tweaks
          • 10/27 PBE LCU Alpha

          • 2017 Season Login Theme
          • Control Ward Model Update

          • New Splash Art
          • Twitch Skin Splash Art Updates
          • Skin Updates
          • Winter Summoner's Rift 

          11/1 PBE Update
          • Balance Changes

          • Upcoming Skin Splash Art
          • Skin Tweaks

          • New Summoner Icon
          • Whistler Village Twitch Vintage Load Screen

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