7.18 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 9/5 with the 9/5 PBE Update
( With the release of patch 7.17 to live on August 23rd, we started the new 7.18 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] [7.10] [7.11] [7.12] [7.13] [7.14] [7.15] [7.16] [7.17]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Two new skins are now on the PBE for testing, Eternum Cassiopeia and the latest Championship skin - Championship Ashe!

Eternum Cassiopeia

1350 RP [Src]

Here's Riot Time Wizard with a bugs & feedback thread for Eternum Cassiopeia:
“If you don't control pawns, you are one." 
Eternum Cassiopeia is the brilliant conqueror Queen of the the Eternum, a ruthless and high-tech alien race. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. 
  • New model and texture with striking silver and imposing ruby!
  • New sparking crimson and amethyst visual effects for her entire kit!
  • New alien-tech sound effects for all skills!
  • New animation during recall!
Eternum Cassiopeia 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. :D 
Eternum Cassiopeia is set to be 1350 RP. 
* Prices are subject to change."

Championship Ashe


Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Championship Ashe:
"Do not confuse mercy for weakness." 
Championship Ashe rests upon her throne, scanning for any threats foolish enough to cross her path. 
The Cold, Hard Facts 
  • All new model: Donning Championship-style armor with a regal cape and tassles befitting a queen.
  • All new animations: Ashe raises her throne in the middle of the battlefield.
  • All new VFX: Her attacks are imbued with elegant blue and gold magic.
  • All new SFX: Magic reverberates through her arrows.
  • Currently set to be 1350 RP. **pricing subject to change. 
We always love hearing your feedback and feelings! All bug reports and thoughts help us make these skins even more awesome, so please keep 'em coming! 
Thanks, cuties!"

New Summoner Icons

Two new summoner icons themed around Championship Ashe skin have also been spotted on the PBE:

Three new summoner icons are also now on the PBE; Riot Draggles confirmed that these icons are related to the "Clash" mode test on the Vietnamese server later this month:

Esports Summoner Icons

A whopping 57 new esports summoner icons were added to the PBE, including two Summoner's Cup themed icon, and 55 team icons. These are World Championship summoner icons and, as we've seen in the past, typically only the qualified team icons are made available. Stay tuned for more information.

New Ward Skins

Two new ward skins are also now on the PBE:

2017 Championship Ward

2017 Golden Championship Ward

[Available through Crafting]

New Chroma

This cycle also includes a set of five new chroma for Primetime Draven:

Primetime Draven

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[Video soon!]

A chroma for Championship Ashe was also added to the PBE! This chroma will be available together with the 2017 Golden Championship ward by crafting it for 320 tokens. Tokens will be available during Worlds, expect more information as the event draws closer!

Championship Ashe Golden Chroma

Crafting Reward, Legacy
"Hello everyone! You’ll see on PBE soon the Championship Ashe Golden Chroma and the 2017 Golden Championship Ward. These two items can be unlocked together via the 2017 Worlds Crafting store for 320 Tokens. These items will only be available via the Tokens you can earn during Worlds. At the end of Worlds, we’ll be removing these from crafting. 
We’re making these items legacy to allow those of you that choose to, to have something that shows off that “you were there” and that you crushed your missions during Worlds. 
These will be rare items, and we realize not everyone will be able to unlock them. 
Please share your thoughts with us."
The bugs & feedback thread for the Primetime Draven chroma and Championship Ashe chroma is up, make sure to leave any comments you have about the chroma here:
"Welcome, ladies and gentleman, to another exciting edition of the League of Draven Championship Series!
Primetime Draven Chromas - 290 RP each, 2830 RP for the bundle (975 RP if you already own the champion and skin!) 
  • New textures - Let’s check out our OP players of the game: Draven, Draven, Draven, Draven, and Draaaven! 
    • Pearl - Draven’s sportin’ a white suit. Fancy!
    • Catseye - Draven knows nothing’s more deluxe than gold!
    • Tanzanite - Purple perfection? I got that.
    • Sapphire - You Dravens are crazy! Blue is sleek!
    • Obsidian - The losing team’s really going to a dark place.
Championship Ashe Chroma - Earned through mission tickets! 
  • New textures - Draven here, to tell you about the new Championship Ashe Chroma!
    • Catseye - More gold and more shiny! Just the way Draven likes it!
  • Missions! - Also, she won’t be available in the Store for RP. Instead, you’ll have to buy her with mission tickets which can be earned during the event!
Primetime Draven Chromas are currently available on PBE! However, Championship Ashe Chroma is currently not--we'll let you know when she is! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets, but we’re also looking forward to hearing what you really think and feel, and any other constructive feedback. Riot Orphyre will do his best to answer all questions, and reply to all of your feedback! 
Riot Orphyre Draven"

New Emotes

A handful of new emotes were added to the PBE this cycle:


Esports Emotes

45 new Esports emotes were added this cycle for the 2017 World Championship. These will likely be usable in game with the corresponding icon equipped.


Team Based Competitive Mode - "Clash"

New files were added to the PBE referencing a new mode called "Clash". Nothing is enabled on the PBE, but there are many related image assets added this cycle.

While information is still limited, check out this post from Riot Draggles on the new mode:
"Hey all, 
You might see some new visual assets floating around the PBE (brackets, icons, some UI elements). 
We’re on PBE soon for an upcoming feature test in Vietnam for a new team-based competitive mode. Anything you see will be a work in progress and subject to change! We don’t have anything to share on this front yet outside of the VN server, but we’ll definitely let you know what’s going down when we’re closer to a global release."

Here are some example assets from the PBE:
These seem to be repeating assets in a multitude of colors. Here is an Imgur album of the full assets:


8/30 Update: Reddit user molenzwiebel was able to force these assets into the client and provided some pictures of what the tournament mode may look like. Keep in mind, THIS MODE IS NOT ENABLED ON THE PBE, and things may look completely different when and if it is enabled. These pictures are VERY WIP!

Here are molenzweibel's notes on the pictures:
"Background: This is the implementation for https://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-pbe-feedback/ELwjNdvb-team-based-competitive-mode-vietnam-playtest-soon, which was deployed on the PBE yesterday (it's not enabled yet). 
Picture 1: First you choose which tournament to participate in. If there's only one, it immediately drops you into this screen, where you get some general information and the ability to create a roster. 
Picture 2: For reference, this is the FAQ hidden behind the question mark in the previous image. 
Picture 3: Create a new roster and you get dropped in your manage view, where you can presumably manage your roster. 
Picture 4: A whole range of cute icons, including chromas. All chromas seem to be unlocked whenever you have access to the icon. 
Picture 5: Looking through the code it seems that you can unlock icons like these from winning tournaments. 
Picture 6: This is how the roster looks with some members. The ticket icon seems to work like a kind of buy-in system, but I have absolutely no clue how it works. 
Picture 7: Another close-up at the buy-in system, along with the invite button to add members to your roster. 
Picture 8: You can also be invited to teams, which show up in the usual invite tray over in the right. The numbers below the invite seem to be the start and end date of the tournament.

Picture 9: There also seems to be a scouting-like system for finding interesting teams. They show both ranked KDAs/stats and champion mastery. I'm assuming history is for previous games with the roster.

GIF: A gif of the bracket scrolling. 
Usual Disclaimer: All of this is not yet enabled, and everything in this album was created from looking around the code and emulating the League server side. That means that although the UI will probably not change much, some things are obviously not included here. Notable things I've seen but couldn't figure out: 
- Unlockable themes.
- Details around rewards.
- Roster buyouts, bidding wars.
- Your tournament history.
- How stuff looks in the different stages of the tournaments."
Remember, THIS INFORMATION IS VERY TENTATIVE. This mode is not enabled on the PBE. Keep an eye out for further coverage when and if it is made available!

Worlds 2017 Login Theme

A new login theme is now on the PBE, featuring Worlds 2017:


  • Ornn's ability icons have each been slightly tweaked:
  • Worlds 2017 Summoner's Rift Banner has been added.

  • Option to hide all enemy summoner emotes added to interface options:
  • Just in time for Worlds, a new Baron skin has appeared on the PBE!
  • Star Guardian Login theme (first seen last cycle) has had it's music updated, including a longer cut and vocals [new old]
  • New Banner assets added. No details yet.
  • Option text added to disabled Worlds map accents, themed decals and new Baron skin.

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

[NOTERiotAxes noted Aatrox R changes likely to return next cycle.]
  • Dark Flight (Q) 
    • "he's also unstoppable during Q once he starts his dive. Can still be interrupted on his way up." [Context from 8/24, missed in an earlier patch]
  • [Reverted] Massacre (R) active attack range gain increased from 175 to 225

  • Emporer's Divide (R) magic damage increased from 150/225/300 to 150/250/450

  • Twin Fang (E) 
    • bonus magic damage lowered from 15/40/65/90/115 to 10/30/50/70/90
    • AP ratio increased from 40% to 50%

  • Rappel (Spider Form E) cooldown increased from 26/23/20/17/14 to 26/24/22/20/18

  • Grand Challenge (R)
    • [New Effect] "In additional, Fiora gains Duelist Dance's Movement speed bonus (X) while near the target"

  • Base HP lowered from 540 to 510

  • Body Slam (E)  "Gragas' E hitbox has been adjusted to be less ridiculous at its end"

  • Triggerseed (E) 
    • magic damage increased from 50/70/90/110/130 to 60/80/100/120/140
    • AP ratio on magic damage increased from 70% to 80%

Jarvan IV
  • Golden Aegis (W) 
    • base shield lowered from 65/90/115/140/165 to 60/85/110/135/160
    • bonus shield per champion lowered from 2/2.5/3/3.5/4% to 2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%

  • Fate's Call (R) cooldown increased from 120/90/60 to 150/120/90

Lee Sin
  • Safeguard (W1) shield increased from 40/100/160/220/280 to 60/115/170/225/280

  • Relentless Pursuit (E) cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 to 22/20/18/16/14

  • Dredge Line (Q) 
    • Mana cost lowered from 60/70/80/90/100 to 60 at all ranks.
    • [New Effect] Now refunds 50% of mana when it hits terrain.

  • Primal Surge (Human Form E) AP ratio on heal increased from 27.5% to 32.5%

[NOTE: Ornn had a range of hotfixes pushed to live. This info is a mix of PBE changes and changes that are reflected in the live client][Context]
  • Bellows Breath (W)
    • Fire changed from dealing [enemy's current health] to dealing [ enemy's max health]

  • Base armor increased from 22 to 25

  • Rune Prison (W) AP increased from 20% to 60%

  • Explosive Charge (E) bonus AD on physical damage lowered from 50/65/80/95/110% to 50/60/70/80/90%
  • Buster Shot (R) magic damage lowered from 300/400/500 to 250/375/500

  • Health lowered from 325 to 300

Eye of the Watchers
  • CDR increased from 10% to 20%
  • Total cost increased from 2200 to 2300

Frost Queen's Claim
  • Total cost increased from 2200 to 2300
  • CDR increased from 10% to 20%

  • [NEW] Now gives +5% cooldown reduction

Knight's Vow
  • Total Cost lowered from 2300 to 2200
  • Health reduced from 350 to 250

[Twisted Treeline Only Ornn Masterwork ItemWooglet's Witchcrown
[Note: This was missed in patch 7.17, posting it for posterity!]
  • 4550g [3500 base item cost + 1050g Upgrade cost]
  • +55 AP 

[Ornn Masterwork Item] Circlet of the Iron Solari 
  • Unique Active shield absorb lowered from [38 (+22 per level)] to [35 (+22 per level)]
  • [Changed Effect] "Shield amount is reduced to 0% if the target has been affected by another Locket of the Iron Solari in the last 5 seconds."
    • [Note: Previously shield was reduced to 50% if affected by another LoIS in the last 8 seconds]

[NEW Ornn Masterwork ItemZhonya's Paradox
  • Total Cost: 3900g (2900g base item cost + 1000g upgrade cost)
  • Masterwork Item Bonus Stats:
    • +30 AP
    • +15 Armor

Patch History for this cycle:

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