7.1 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 1/8 with end of cycle screenshots & videos.
( With the release of patch 6.24 to live on December 7th, we started the new 7.1 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] [6.22] [6.23] [6.24]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Six new skins are now on the PBE- Dreadnova Gangplank, Heartseeker Lucian and Quinn, and Warring Kingdoms skins for Azir, Garen, and Vi!


Dreadnova Gangplank

1350 RP
[Loading Screen]

Warring Kingdoms Azir

1350 RP / Legacy

[Loading Screen]

Here's Nurse Flan with a bugs & feedback thread for Warring Kingdoms Azir:
"As the sun sets in the Jade Kingdom, Warring Kingdoms Azir contemplates the battles ahead. He places a white marker on the Go board and reminds himself to remain focused -- enemies lurk in every shadow. 
The Emperor's Array 
  • All new VFX! (swooshy smoke!)
  • Some new SFX! (less sandy!)
  • New Recall (that is an actual "checkmate" setup!)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (pricing subject to change) 
We'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on Warring Kingdoms Azir 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!"

Warring Kingdoms Garen

 Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Warring Kingdoms Garen:
"Stand at attention! Warring Kingdoms Garen is here to lead the charge into battle. 
Warring Kingdoms Garen will be 1350 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and texture (jade-bladed sword!)
  • New particles (Dragon Whirlwind!)
  • All-new SFX!
  • New recall animation (Blade dance and war banner!) 
Warring Kingdoms Garen 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! 
For glory! 
*Prices subject to change."

Warring Kingdoms Vi

1350 RP / Legacy
[WK Vi's taunt for Caitlyn now has a teacup - Gif]

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Warring Kingdoms Vi:
"With her jade gauntlets, Warring Kingdoms Vi will take down any target. There's no escaping these dragon-powered fists. 
The Nitty-gritty 
  • All-new model and textures (Jade. Dragon. Gauntlets.)
  • All-new VFX (Jade magic empowers her fists!)
  • All-new SFX (Same strength, more magic.)
  • All-new animations! (Feel the power pound into the ground!)
  • Set to be 1350 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"

Heartseeker Lucian

1350 RP

Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Heartseeker Lucian:
"Shot through the heart, and he's to blame -- Heartseeker Lucian's looking for love! 
Heartseeker Lucian will be 1350 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and textures (shimmering VFX on his blazer!)
  • All-new spell particles (Who knew hearts could be so threatening?!)
  • All-new SFX!
  • New recall animation (Hidden Sexy Sax Man!) 
Heartseeker Lucian 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!
*Prices subject to change.

Heartseeker Quinn

975 RP
Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Heartseeker Quinn:
"Love is in the air - or maybe it's just Valor! Heartseeker Quinn is scouting for love on the Rift! 
Heartseeker Quinn will be 975 RP* and includes: 
  • New model and texture for both Quinn and Valor (He's a dove!)
  • New particles (Watch out for Cupid's arrows!)
  • New SFX for Heightened Senses (Dove coos!)
  • New recall animation (Won't you be my Valentine?) 
Heartseeker Quinn is now available to play on PBE! We appreciate your constructive feedback as players who experience a firsthand look at this content. Feel free to leave it in the comments below! If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and I'll do my best to answer them! ^-^ 
*Prices subject to change."

New Chroma - Firecracker Jinx

Seven new chroma were added for Firecracker Jinx.

Firecracker Jinx

[290 RP each or discounted in bundles]

New Ward Skin

Two new ward skins on the PBE this cycle - the Love Dove Ward for Valentine's Day and the Crest of the Rooster Ward for Lunar Revel 2017.

Love Dove Ward

[640 RP]

Crest of the Rooster Ward 

[Not available for testing / missing assets]

New Summoner Icons

Several new summoner icons were added, each of these related to the upcoming Lunar Revel 2017 skins and the year of the rooster!

Four new Valentine's Day themed summoner icons were also added this cycle:

New Esports Summoner Icons

Over 50 new 2017 regional esport team icons added this cycle. No details on availability yet, expect them to be available around start of 2017 competitive seasons. Not all teams are included from each region are on the PBE yet - more will be added!

NA LCS: Cloud9, CLG, Echo Fox, Immortals, Team Liquid, Phoenix1, Team Envy, TSM, Team Dignitas

EU LCS: Fnatic, G2 Esports, Giants Gaming, H2K, Origen, ROCCAT, Splyce, Team Vitality, Unicorns of Love, Misfits

LCK: SK Telecom T1, RoX Tigers, Samsung Galaxy, KT Rolster, Afreeca Freecs, Jin Air Green Wings, Longzhu Gaming, MVP, Kongdoo Monster, BBQ Olivers

LPL: Royal Never Give Up, Edward Gaming, NewBee, Vici Gaming, Snake Esports, Game Talents, OMG, Invictus Gaming, I May [set 1]

LPL[set 2]

LJL: Rampage, DetonationN Gaming, Rascal Jester, USG, 7th heaven, SCARZ

LMS: Wayi Spider, eXtreme Gamers, ahq e-Sports Club, J Team, Fireball, Flash Wolves, Hong Kong Esports, Machi E-Sports

CBLOL: INTZ Gaming, Remo Brave eSports, CNB e-Sports Cub, Keyd Stars, RED Canids, KaBuM! IDM, paiN Gaming, Operation Kino

 LAN: Just Toys Havoks, Lyon Gaming, Dash9 Gaming, Gaming Gaming, Exeltec Predators, Infamous Gaming, Infinity eSports, Zaga Talent Gaming

OPL: The Chiefs eSports Club, Avant Garde, Abyss Esports, Dire Wolves, Exile5, Legacy Esports. Sin Gaming, Tainted Minds

LAS: Kaos Latin Gamers

TCL: Dark Passage, HWA Gaming, Crew e-Sports Club, SuperMassive, Team AURORA, Fenerbahçe Esports, Galatasaray Esports, Galakticos eSports
[A second set of TCL icons with a gold background]

LCL: [New Organization - replacing the icon of Albus NoX], Vega Squadron,  Natus Vincere.CIS, TORNADO ROX, Gambit Gaming, Virtus.Pro, Vaevictus Esports, [New Organization?]

Esports Emotes

Several esports emotes were added this cycle. Each emote matches with the golden TCL team summoner icons seen in a previous update and presumably they are connected.

TCL: Crew Esports, Dark Passage, Fenerbahçe Esports, Galakticos eSports, GS Esports, HWA Gaming, SuperMassive, Team AURORA

Lunar Revel 2017 Login

A new Lunar Revel 2017 login theme is now on the PBE, featuring  the three upcoming skins!

Hextech Crafting Assets

Several new Lunar Revel inspired Hextech crafting assets added today - 4 materials or components (left) and 1 chest (right most). .These share aesthetics with the new Warrking Kingdoms skins!
Assets for another new chest was included but do not have unique visuals (yet?).

Look for more information on these as the Lunar Revel approaches in early 2017!

Ascension returns for PBE testing

Here's Riot Stephiroth with more on Ascension returning to the PBE for more RGMQ testing:
"Hello, Summoners! 
Ascension is our next mode to make it into the League Client Update, and is ready for testing! 
For Ascension in-game, there have only been a few minor updates: 
  • Added a unique icon for the Xerath Boss (he's not a dragon anymore!)
  • Added a timeline event to Replays for when Xerath Boss is killed. (Now you can find your sweet highlights around him :D)
  • Minor bug fixes for various need champs ^_^ 
For Ascension in-client, there are a few known issues we are working out: 
  • Placeholder art. Currently all the art is Twisted Treeline art :P We should have some updated assets sometime later this week!
  • Placeholder music and/or no music in Matchmaking or Game Select. We should have updates for this as well sometime this week! 
For RGM modes in general, we also have a few fixes we are looking to ship live w/ Ascension the mode: 
  • It should be more obvious when banning phase has started, with an audio cue (this is not in yet)
  • It should be more obvious when it's time to pick champions, with an audio cue (this is not in yet) 
If you find any bugs, feel free to drop a comment here or report them via the Report A Bug Tool!
If you have any feedback, also feel free to drop it here :3 
Happy Holidays, Summoners!"

League Client Update Changes

Next up are a few changes for the League Client Update Open Beta. Latest update / timeline here.

Bots are now available in custom games.

Ascension's LCU selection has been updated with a new background image.

[ADDED 1/3] New in-game options can be set through the PBE LCU's settings page -SoundInterface, and Game were added where as Hotkeys have been on the live LCU for sometime.


  • Several files added relating to "LunarlRevel_Victory" and "LunarRevel_EoGFireworks" As a guess, these seem like vfx of some sort enabled for Lunar Revel. Stay tuned for more info.

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.


[Various champions and effects relating to "revealing" on hit]
  • Many effects and champion ability tooltips updated to mention or change terminology to True Sight (which reveals invisible units) instead of just "reveal", either in context of granting it on target or being revealed by it. This is largely a follow up to stealth/vision changes in pre-season.
    • Champions List: 
      • Akali - W 
      • Caitlyn - W/R
      • Fiddlesticks - W
      • Fizz - R
      • Kha'Zix - R (can be revealed by) 
      • Kled - Q/E
      • Karma - W (not yet but tooltip will be updated soon.
      • Leblanc - E
      • Lee Sin - Q
      • Lulu - E
      • Morgana - R
      • Nidalee - W
      • Rengar - R
      • Shaco - Q (can be revealed by) 
      • Talon - R ( can be revealed by) 
      • Teemo - Passive (can be revealed by) 
      • Thresh - Q
      • Twisted Fate - R
      • Vayne - R (can be revealed by) 
      • Vi - R
      • Zyra - W
      • Wukong - W (can be revealed by) 
    • Other 
    • [Mention of reveal removed] 
    • [Other tooltip changes] 
      • Jinx - W - no longer specifies that only reveals if champion is not stealthed.

  • Non-buff camps now reward about 25% less XP on the First Clear*
  • Experience Changes
[NOTE: When comparing values, remember big camps all get +50 bonus experience from jungle items]
    • Blue - XP lowered to 200 from 210
    • Red - XP lowered to 200 from 210
    • Gromp - XP lowered to 200 from 210
    • Little Krugs - XP lowered to 35 from 45
    • Mini Krugs - XP lowered 7 from 15
    • Crimson Raptor- XP increased to 20 from 15
    • Small Raptors - XP increased to 35 from 15.


  • "We will be adding a "flash forming" effect for both her base and blackfrost storms." **
  • "Fixing a bug where Empowered Storm usually takes 1.75 seconds to form instead of 1.5 seconds (this is technically a small buff)." - **

  • Shifting Sands (E) [tooltip no longer mentions shield scaling with 15% of bonus health - while jarring, there is no actual gameplay change here as the ability has been bugged on live for a while.]

  • HP Growth lowered to 85 from 95
  • Adaptive Defenses (Passive) duration lowered to 1.5 seconds from 1.5/2/2.5 seconds.

  • Spinning Axe (Q) bonus damage changed to [flat 30/35/40/45/50 damage  + 65/75/85/95/105% of bonus AD] from [45/55/65/75/85% of total AD]
  • Blood Rush (W) mana cost lowered to 40/35/30/25/20 from 40 at all ranks.

  • Rend (E) 
    • Passive no longer deactivates when E is on CD,
    • Minimum units killed for for mana cost refund lowered to 1 from 2.

  • Focused Resolve (W) - now does the same damage over two ticks instead of three.
    • [NOTE : This would nerf the R cooldown granted by damaging with the ability.]
  • Mantra Bonus - Defiance (R+E) shield value lowered to 30/90/150/210 from 30/100/170/240. 

[Context Tweets: 1/2]
  • Slicing Maelstrom (R) few changes - damage is similar for a full duration R but upfront damage nerfed significantly. 
    • Damage lowered to 40/75/110 from 80/145/210
    • AP Ratio lowered to 20% from 40%
    • [new effect] "Successive maelstrom hits against the same enemy deal an additional 10% damage for each hit they've already suffered from this storm."
    • [removed] "Each time an enemy is struck, further hits deal 25% less damage (minimum of 50% damage)."

Lee Sin
  • Dragon's Rage (R) damage lowered to 150/300/450 from 200/400/600

  • Lightslinger (P) second shot damage increased to [40% increasing to 60% by level 13] from [30% increasing to 60% by level 16].
  • Piercing Light (Q) damage increased to 80/115/150/185/220 from 80/110/140/170/200

[CONTEXT from Meddler]
  • Iron Ambassador (P) shield duration lowered to 3 seconds from 5 seconds.
  • Keeper's Verdict (R) - uncharged R now does 50% of damage.
    • New text added "Enemies hit with an uncharged Keeper's Verdict will take half the damage and be knocked straight into the air for half the duration."
      • [NOTE: Uncharged R duration knock up is unchanged vs live. It has worked like this but was previously not mentioned in tooltip - src. ]

  • Overload (Q):
    • Bonus movement speed lowered to 25/28/31/34/37/40 from 25/30/35/40/45/50
    • 2 Rune Discharge Shield lowered to 65-150 from 60-200 - values.

  • Deceive (Q) AP ratio lowered to 40% from 50%
  • Two-Shiv Poison (E)  AP ratio lowered to 75% fro 90%
  • Hallucinate (R) explosion damage lowered to 200/300/400 from 300/450/600

[CONTEXT from Meddler]
  • Burnout (W) no longer does +20% extra damage against monsters.

  • Transcendent (Passive):
    • [changed] Force of Will (W) additional effect at max rank changed to "Deals 20% bonus true damage." from"Grabs 2 additional spheres near the target."
  • Force of Will (W)
    • AP ratio lowered to 70% from 80%
    • Damage lowered to 70/110/150/190/230 from 80/120/160/200/240
  • Unleashed Power (R)
    • Cooldown increased to 120/100/80 from 100/90/80

  • Mana Regen increased  to 1.52 from 1.518
  • Mana Regen growth increased to 0.16 from 0.1
  • Noxian Diplomacy (Q) healing increased to [17 + 3 per level from [15 + 2 per level]

[Going to try to keep tooltip only related changes in a section like this so there isn't as much confusion!]
  • [Tooltip onlySkarner Q tooltip changed to correctly say "basic attacks against non structures" instead of "basic attacks" for the cooldown reduction - no mechanic change. - [pic]

Skirmisher's Sabre
  • No longer lists "having vision" while target is marked. - screenshot.

Zz'Rot Portal
  • Active / Void Gate duration lowered to 120 seconds from 150 seconds
  • Active / Void Gate cooldown lowered to 120 seconds from 150 seconds.
  • Voidling Health per level lowered to 0 from 50.
  • Voidling current health decay per tick increased to 20% from 10%
  • Voidling Structure Damage per level increased to 20 (360 at 18) from 5 (90 at 18).
  • Voidlings no longer add to the creep score of enemies who kill them.

  • [Tooltip only] Zeke's Harbinger - tooltip now explicitly states you can only be linked to one.

12/13 6.24 Mid-Patch Update

[These changes below debuted on the PBE during the 7.1 PBE cycle but were pushed to 6.24 on live servers with December 13th hotfix! check 6.24 patch notes for more information.]

  • Base AD lowered to 60 from 62.
  • Precision Protocol (Q) - second hit true damage lowered to 40-100% (1-16) from 55-100% (1-16)

  • Triggerseed (E)
    • Shield value lowered to 70/110/130/160/190 from 80/120/160/200/240
    • Slow duration lowered to 2 seconds from 3 seconds.

  • Shatter Orb (Q)  SoM empowered Q  bounce damage to minions lowered to 40% from 80%
  • Distortion (W) damage lowered to 85/120/155/190/225 from 85/125/165/205/245

  • Savagery (Q) damage lowered to 35/55/75/95/115 from 40/60/80/100/120
  • Bola Strike (E) damage lowered to 50/95/140/185/230 from 50/100/150/200/250

  • Deceive (Q) AP ratio lowered to 40% from 50%
  • Two-Shiv Poison (E)  AP ratio lowered to 75% fro 90%
  • Hallucinate (R) explosion damage lowered to 200/300/400 from 300/450/600

  • Threaded Volley (Q) 
    • Damage increased to 70/95/120/145/170 from 60/80/100/120/140
    • AP ratio increased to 45% from 40%
    • Subsequent hits on same unit now deal 60% reduced damage from 50%

  • Base heal lowered to 70 from 100.


  • RiotMEMEMEME confirmed on reddit 7.1 will include a fix for the visual only bug causing Nighthunter Rengar's leap range indicator to be larger then it should be.

  • KateyKhaos mentioning a few skin related bug fixes for 7.1:
    • [src] bug fix to Mecha Malphite's Brutal Strikes - animation and proper glow fixed.
    • [src] bug fix for River Spirit Nami's tail collapsing on itself and spine issues.

Patch History for this cycle:

12/6 PBE Update
  • New Champion Skins
  • New Chroma
  • New Summoner Icons
  • New Ward Skin
  • Balance Changes

  • Skin Changes

  • Skin Changes

  • Skin Tweaks
  • Hextech Crafting Assets

  • New Esports Summoner Icons
  • Skin Tweaks
  • Ascension returns for PBE testing

  • New Summoner Icons
  • Skin Tweaks

  • Skin Tweaks

  • New and Updated Esports Summoner Icons
  • Skin Tweaks
  • League Client Update changes

  • Lunar Revel 2017 Login
  • Esports Emotes

  • New Splash Art
  • Updated & Additional 2017 Team Summoner Icons
  • Skin Tweaks

  • Additional 2017 Esports Icons

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