7.10 PBE Cycle

~ Estimated live date: 5/17 ~

This mega post was last Updated on 5/11 with the 5/11 PBE Update
( With the release of patch 7.9 to live on May 3rd, we started the new 7.10 PBE cycle. )

Previous PBE Cycles in 2017
[7.1] [7.2] [7.3] [7.4] [7.5] [7.6] [7.7] [7.8] [7.9]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Following social media teasers, the new legendary tier Pulsefire Caitlyn is now on the PBE for testing - as a 1820 RP skin this includes full sets of new animations, visuals, a unique voiceover, and more!

Pulsefire Caitlyn

1820 RP
[Multiple portals and hats for her recall - 5 variations!]
[Passive ready changes the gun to red]
[Gun changes after ranking up R]

Pulsefire Caitlyn also has a ton of new special interactions:

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Pulsefire Caitlyn:
"“In the future, one of us is alive. Hint: It's not you.” 
On the hunt for Pulsefire Ezreal, a chrono fugitive, Pulsefire Caitlyn time travels to the modern world, where she doggedly continues her pursuit. 
Pulsefire Caitlyn will be 1820 RP (legendary!) and includes:
  • New model and textures - Tactical and sleek! - She’s equipped with the latest weaponry!
  • New particles - Digital technology that will have you hitting your target every time!
  • New sound effects - Pew pew, pew pew pew!
  • New animations - Complete with an evolving gun and hoverbike homeguard!
  • New recall animation - Caitlyn timehops, always sporting the most stylish of hats for the time period.
  • New VO script - The future's only hope is in the barrel of my gun.”
Pulsefire Caitlyn is now available to play on PBE! As players who experience this content firsthand, your constructive feedback is appreciated. 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 are subject to change."

[More pictures from KateyKhaos 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 ]

Pulsefire Ezreal Update

Pulsefire Ezreal, our first ultimate tier skin released way back in 2012, has had several updates on the PBE - including updated textures on all forms, new VFX, a new dance/recall, a new VO , and more!


Turnaround for all four forms:
[New Homeguard animation]
[Recall animation features the deleted Heart of Gold item!]
PFE voiceover  has also been updated, clocking in at roughly 5 minutes longer than original VO from 2012!
Video preview: 
Here's Riot TimeWizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Pulsefire Ezreal:
"All Forms:
1st Form:
2nd Form:
3rd Form:
4th Form:
“I'll make my own future.” 
  • Updated VO script -- including lots of new time-lines! 
  • New recall animation - who needs a map when you can go back in time for a Heart of Gold? 
  • New homeguard animation - Ez finally makes good use of his jetpack thrusters! 
  • Updated basic attack animations - new dynamic motions! 
  • Updated all VFX - pulsing, technological energy! 
  • Updated texture for all forms - polished metals and dusted off leathers!
PFE update is now available to play on PBE! As always, we'd love to hear any thoughts or constructive feedback, so please feel encouraged to share them with us!"

New Summoner icons

Three new Pulsefire themed summoner icons this cycle, one for Caitlyn, one for Ezreal, and one that is just a symbol.

As part of his update, a new Pulsefire Ezreal icon will be automatically added for everyone that owns Pulsefire Ezreal

New Ward Skin

To go along with the new skin and updates, we also have a Pulsefire Ward skin!

Pulsefire Ward
640 RP

New Chroma Skin

Two new chroma sets debuted cycle, including a set of four for Headhunter Rengar return of the eight Brolaf chroma that we saw assets for in the 7.6 PBE cycle:



Headhunter Rengar

Brolaf Skin Tweaks

Along with his new chroma, Brolaf's base was also updated to improve his texture, shape, & colors:

Pulsefire Caitlyn Login Theme

A new login featuring the upcoming legendary tier Pulsefire Caitlyn is now on the PBE!

Items Sets return

As mention in the latest LCU article, ITEM SETS have returned to the League Client! The feature is now in the new client and ready for you to assemble your customized item sets,
You can access the item sets feature by going to COLLECTION and clicking ITEMS.

The main item sets menu includes a browser for your custom item sets, management options like editing, copying, and deleting as well options at the bottom to browse recommended item sets.

Clicking into an existing page or creating a new page brings you into the set viewer, allowing you craft up your custom item set for your favorite champion, champions, or even all champions for the map of your choosing.


Ping muting options

As previewed in the 5/3 update, new ping muting options are now on the PBE for testing!

Here's Riot NaKyle with a boards thread on the upcoming ping muting options in testing:
"Hey everyone, 
Earlier today we shipped some code for ping muting to PBE. We'll be turning it on for testing on PBE in the next few days, and hope to have it live around the world within just a couple patches. This is a new button we're adding to the tab menu. It'll axe standard, smart, and HUD pings from the player you ping mute. 
The mute button that's already in the game is not moving or changing at all. It mutes chat, and extracurricular animations and emotes. The idea is to give everyone granular mute controls."
Two new muting options available:
  • /Pingmute or  /muteping- This will mute ping, smart ping, and UI pings from the player.
  • /fullmute or /mutefull - mutes both text and pings from the player.

You can mute pings by either using the UI icon on the scoreboard (right beside the existing mute button) or by typing the /muteping & /pingmute or /fullmute & /mutefull into chat. Typing the command again or clicking the button will of course undo the mute.

Your Shop returns to LCU

"Your Shop" has returned to the PBE LCU - on the PBE is is currently accessibly by a button on the home page.

This is the first time this feature has appeared on the PBE LCU. Your shop typically includes a variety of champions and skins at varying discounts and has been previously seen as part of multiple promotions.

"Missions" Assets Update

This cycle also includes continued changes to the previously mentioned MISSIONS assets, a future system in the works to support event rewards and more in the client.

Starting with 7.9 cycle, assets have slowly been hitting PBE but it hasn't been enabled for testing yet.

Thus far in the 7.10 PBE cycle, we've have several new placeholder art as as well various strings and small icons referencing all sorts of various potential rewards for Missions. "Order Tokens" and "Chaos Tokens" not in strings but mentioned else where; Chaos Tokens also has an icon asset.

Keep in mind these are just assets and strings pulled directly from the files, the feature is not complete or enabled and very much a work in progress!
As a reminder, here's a comment on missions from RiotMartlet :
"Hey guys, you might have noticed something new in the latest PBE build called Missions. It is in the build but not visible yet. We’re building Missions to support event rewards and more. If you participated in an event like Project or Shurima you probably remember janky experiences like manually claiming rewards through a website, or just seeing a random new summoner icon in your account a week or two afterward. We’re fixing that with a much more clear, “do thing, get thing” approach that’s all handled in client. We’ve still got some more work to do before we’re ready to reveal all the details, so expect to hear more in the coming weeks!"
Again, this featured is forthcoming and these assets do not represent the functioning system.


  • LCU assets have been added for Doom Bots / The Teemoing
  • Cassiopeia's tail updated - From RiotMEMEMEMEME ~
"Ssssssssssssnaaakeeee - Work to hook up, and smooth out the Dragon Tech on Cassiopeia's Tail will be hitting 7.10 PBE today."
  • A mysterious set of new Evelynn files popped up in today's PBE update, including two incomplete texture maps referencing Evelynn_Skin01. While these two files aren't particularly revealing, they are noticeably a different color from Evelynn's current skins. We know Evelynn is up for a large scope visual and gameplay update in the future

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.


  • Seastone Trident (W):
    • Passive's AP ratio increased from 33.3% to 40% 
    • Active's AP ratio increased from 33.3% to 40%
    • Charged Active's AP ratio increased from 100% to 120%
    • Damage changed from 25/40/55/70/85 to 20/30/40/50/60

  • End of the Line (Q):
    • Initial damage lowered from 55/70/85/100/115 to 40/55/70/85/100
    • Initial first hit bonus AD Ratio increased from 75% to 80%
    • Second damage changed from 80/125/170/215/260 to 80/110/140/170/200
    • Second damage bonus AD ratio changed from 40/60/80/100/120% to 40/70/100/130/160%
  • Collateral Damage (R) cooldown increased from 100/90/80 to 120/100/80

[Changelist / Context - few small numbers / tweaks vs changelist..]

  • Base HP Regen lowered from 2.2016 to 1.4
  • HP Regen Per level lowered from .35 to .11
  • Hextech Affinity (Passive) - reworked.
    • [New] Moves 20% faster around SR turrets and his own turrets - 300 Range
  • H-28G Evolution Turret (Q):
    • Base Damage adjusted from 12/18/24/30/36 (+15% AP) to 6/9/12/15/18 (+30% AP)
    • Cooldown adjusted from 24 - 20 to 20
    • Amount of turrets held adjusted from  1/2/2/3/3 to 3
    • Beam attack time to charge increased from 16 to 90
    • Mana bar (for beam attack) changed from blue to white (instead of having a blue bar on top of another blue bar). 
    • Turret beam damage lowered from 60/80/100/120/140 to 40/60/80/100/120
  • Hextech Micro-Rockets (W):
    • Mana Cost adjusted from 70/80/90/100/110 to 50/60/70/80/90
    • Cooldown adjusted from 11 to 11/10/9/8/7
    • [New] Each rocket hit on champions charges 20% of each nearby turret's beam attack.
  • CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade (E) :
    • Grenade hitbox increased from 210 to 250 
      • (stun hitbox stays the same)
    • Cooldown adjusted from 18/16/14/12/10 to 12
    • [New] A successful E hit on a champion charges all nearby turrets to full beam charge. 
  • UPGRADE!!! (R) :
    • CH-3X Lightning Grenade (RE)
      • Base Damage adjusted from 150/200/250 to 150/250/350

  • Base movespeed lowered from 330 to 325
  • Friend of the Forest (Passive) health and mana costs to place groves increased
    • Health cost from [145-80] to [204 - 380]
    • Mana cost from [135-67] to [158 - 140]

Lee Sin
  • Movement speed lowered from 350 to 345.
  • Dragon's Rage (R) cooldown increased from 90/75/60 to 110/85/60

  • Health lowered from 552.76 to 525
  • Help, Pix! (E) shield strength lowered from 80/120/160/200/240 to 70/105/140/175/210

[Previous W and Voidling changes reverted - more Malzahar changes likely to return in 7.11]

  • (Passive) - "Cast time of the passive attack lowered from .275 >>> .25s Can now cast other spells during this (sorry)" -src.
  • Bramble Smash (Q) 
    • mana cost changed from 45/50/55/60/65 to 50 at all ranks
    • Knock back distance increased by 25 units.
    • cooldown changed from 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 to 8/7.25/6.5/5.75/5 seconds.
  • Sapling Toss (E): 
    • Mana cost changed from 60 at all ranks to 60/65/70/75/80
    • Damage changed  from 45/70/95/120/145 to  25/50/75/100/125
    • Target max health damage increased from 6/6.5/7/7.5/8% to 8% at all ranks.

  • Gleaming Quill (Q)  ~range increased by 100
  • Grand Entrance (W) Damage increased from 70/110/150/190/230 to 70/115/160/205/250
  • Battle Dance (E) shield lowered from 50//85/120/155/190 to 50/75/100/125/150

  • Spiked Shell (Passive) - reworked.
    • [Removed] No longer gives 25% of armor as AD
    • [New] Rammus deals 8-20 (+10% Armor) bonus magic damage with his basic attacks.
  • Powerball (Q):
    • Maximum movement speed adjusted from 155% to 145+5% per level
    • Duration lowered from 7 to 6 
    • Collision detection size reduced and made more consistent 
      • "impact radius unadjusted" and "checks more frequently" [src]
    • Damage reduced from 100/150/200/250/300 (+100% AP) to 100/135/170/205/240 (+100% AP)
    • Cooldown reduced from 16/14.5/13/11.5/10 to 16/13.5/11/8.5/6
    • Slow changed from 20/25/30/35/40% to 40/50/60/70/80%
    • Slow duration lowered from 2 to 1
    • [New] spell is now channeled and can be interrupted
  • Defensive Ball Curl (W):
    • Bonus armor adjusted from 40/60/80/100/120 to [20 + 50/55/60/65/70%]
    • Bonus magic resist adjusted from 40/60/80/100/120 to [20 + 50/55/60/65/70%]
    • Cooldown reduced from 14 to 6
    • [New] Slows Rammus by 60% during the effect
    • [NewCan be toggled off early
    • [New] While defensive ball curl is active, Spiked Shell (P) deals 150% damage and also deals Spiked Shell's damage back to enemies that basic attack him.
  • Frenzying Taunt (E):
    • Renamed from Puncturing Taunt to Frenzying Taunt
    • [New] Casting Freenzying Taunt grants Rammus 20/25/30/35/40% Attack Speed for the duration of the taunt.
    • [New] Frenzying Taunt's Attack Speed bonus constantly refreshed while any of Rammus' other spells are active.
    • [Removed] No longer reduces the target's Armor by 5/10/15/20/25
  • Tremors (R)
    • Damage reduced from 65/130/195 (+30% AP) to 40/80/120 (+20% AP)
    • [New] Slows enemies in damages by 8/10/12% for 1.5 seconds, stacking up to 8 times
    • [New] Deals double damage to structures

[Context & Changelist - lots of animation related changes. ]

  • Fury of the North (P) cooldown lowered from 9 at all levels to 15/12/9 at levels 1/7/14

  • Tiger Stance (Q)  mana cost lowered from 50 to 45
  • Turtle Stance (W)  mana cost lowered from 50 to 45
  • Bear Stance (E)  mana cost lowered from 50 to 45
  • Phoenix Stance (R) mana cost lowered from 50 to 45

  • Shepherd of Souls (Passive)  mist walkers no longer expire if too far from Yorick / R Maiden
  • [REMOVED FROM TOOLTIP: "Mist Walkers will perish if they move too far away from Yorick or the Maiden of the Mist".]

[Dated changelist/context]
  • Attack damage growth increased from 3.375 to 3.4
  • Stretching Strikes (Q):
    • Base damage lowered from 50/70/90/110/130 to 40/60/80/100/120 
    • [New] Damage now has 3% health scaling
    • "Collision AoE size increased from 200 to 300
    • Q's long range smack range increased from 100 to 125
    • From Shrieve:
      • "Q2 Passive Blob Generation: previously Q2 would spawn a second blob only if each attack hit a unique champion, now spawns as long as it hits a unique unit"
      • "Q2 Targeting: redirects Q2 attacks to a non-grabbed target when multiple enemies are stacked on top of one another (i.e. jungle raptors)"
      • "Spell Queuing: smoother queuing E when slamming targets together, W can be cast during Q2 and while slamming targets together"
  • Elastic Slingshot (E): Knockup Duration: now scales from 0.5 to 1.0 second based upon how long Zac charges before release.
  • Let's Bounce (R):
    • Time to full charge time increased from 1 second to 1.1 seconds.
    • [Full charge slow duration seems to be increased - 0.5 seconds to 1 second.]

Ancient Coin Line
  • Unique Passive - Favor tooltip now includes "Cannon minions always drop coins."
  • "Coin will allow you to put points into an ability one level earlier than you otherwise could (e.g. rank 2 ult at 10, or rank 5 basic spell at 8)." - src

Eye of the Oasis
  • Base health regen increased from 100% to 125%
  • Total cost increased from 2400 to 2425 (due to Nomad's increase)

Face of the Mountain
  • Unique Passive - Spoils of WAR -melee basic attacks that would execute a minions now have an extended range of 150. 
    • [NOTE: This only shows up on the inventory hover of the item but is functional in-game]

Nomad's Medallion
  • Base health regen increased from 25% to 50%
  • Recipe change:
    • Faerie Charm replaced by Rejuvenation Bead. 
    • Total cost increased from 850 to 875

Spellthief line
  • Unique Passive - Tribute - Tooltip changed from " Killing a minion stops you from triggering for 6 seconds per minion slain." to " Killing minions slows Tribute generation."

Spirit Visage
  • Health increased from 425 to 450
  • MR lowered from 60 to 55
  • Health Regen lowered from 200% to 100%

Sterak's Gage
  • [Tooltip fix in relation to 7.9 changes]

Talisman of Ascension
  • Base health regen increased from 150% to 175%
  • Total cost increased from 2400 to 2425 (due to Nomad's increase)

Howling Abyss 

Howling Abyss Aura
  • [New] Grants Melee champions +10 MR

Wave Spawns
  • Cannon minions now alternate between Red and Blue Side (No canns on first wave)
  • Inhibitor respawn rate lowered from 300 seconds to 250 seconds
    • "This will maintain the 10 waves per inhib kill"

Gold Flow
  • Gold "Coin" flow rate increased form 3 to 5
  • Ambient gold increased from 5/5 to 5.5/5

  • Base damage increased from 25-100 to 40-115

Super Minions 
  • Base Armor decreased from 100 (+50% DR) to 60 (+37.75 DR)
  • Base Magic resistance increased from -30 (-23% DR) to 10 (+9% DR)
  • [New] OOC movespeed aura is disabled on champions after the Super Minion enters combat

Howling Abyss Items
  • Rod of AgesTear of the GoddessArchangel's Staff, and Manamune
    •  have been replaces with their quick charging counterparts
  • Guardian's Hammer
    • AD increased from 15 to 20
  • Guardians's Horn
    • Health increased from 150 to 200
  • Guardian's Orb
    • Health increased from 150 to 200

Patch History for this cycle:

5/2 PBE Update
  • New Champion Skin
  • Pulsefire Ezreal Update
    • New Summoner icons
    • New Ward Skin
    • New Chroma Skin

    • Item Sets Return
    • New Mute Options - Pings and Full

    • Ping Muting Options
    • "Missions" Assets Update

    • Pulsefire Caitlyn Splash
    • Brolaf Chroma Tweaks

    • Pulsefire Caitlyn Login Theme
    • Skin tweaks - PF Caitlyn + Ward, Brolaf + Chroma

    • Brolaf Texture Tweak

    • Your Shop Returns to LCU

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