7.7 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 3/28 with the 3/28 PBE Update
( With the release of patch 7.6 to live on March 22nd, we started the new 7.7 PBE cycle. )

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

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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 debuted this cycle - a loot exclusive Dreadnova Darius and legendary tier God Fist Lee Sin!

Dreadnova Darius

[LOOT EXCLUSIVE - 10 gemstones to craft or can open as skin shard]
Here's KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Dreadnova Darius:
"As a merciless general, Dreadnova Darius, will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Keep out of his way, or get dunked! 
Dreadnova Darius is a Loot-exclusive skin * and includes: 
  • New model and texture - geared up in galactic warrior armor, complete with jet packs!
  • New particles - Shiny digital tech! Oh, and we can't forget the fire!
  • New sound effects - *insert chainsaw sounds *
  • New recall animation - Darius proves he won't back down, in true Darius fashion, of course.
Dreadnova Darius is now available to play on the 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! ^-^ 
*You’ll need 10 gemstones to craft the skin. Like Hextech Annie and Soulstealer Vayne, Dreadnova Darius can also drop as a skin shard."

God Fist Lee Sin

1820 RP

[Homestart buff, he stomps the ground as he runs]
As a legendary tier skin, God Fist Lee Sin also has a unique voiceover including it's own special interactions!
Here's a special interactions video:

And non-English VOs:

Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for God Fist Lee Sin:
""They dare to challenge a god. Let them try." 
On the cusp of godhood, God Fist Lee Sin seeks a challenge that will finally push him into ascension. His quest for a final battle has proven fruitless so far, but maybe Summoner's Rift can provide him with a worthy opponent. 
Divine Details 
  • All-new model and textures (God Fist Lee Sin's training has honed his body and mind, showing through his muscular model, divine markings, and third eye headpiece.) 
  • All-new VFX (His attacks and abilities strike with transcendent power.) 
  • All-new VO and SFX (New voice lines and processing to match his powerful sound effects.) 
  • All-new animations (New varying auto-attacks, new Resonating Strikes that change at differing travel lengths, new ways to send enemies flying with your Dragon's Rage. He's learned many new moves through his training... including dance moves.) 
  • Ward-hopping to the God Fist Ward, while using God Fist Lee Sin, will also trigger a special ward animation 
  • Set to be Legendary - 1820 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"

Updated Karma Skin Splashes

Karma's updated skin splash arts are here, including brand new splash art for Sun Goddess Karma, Sakura Karma, and Traditional Karma as well as tweaks for Order of the Lotus Karma!

Sun Goddess Karma

Sakura Karma

Traditional Karma

Order of the Lotus Karma also has minor changes to her splash to unify her face across all splashes.

Order of the Lotus Karma

New Ward Skin

To go with God Fist Lee Sin, we also have a new God Fist Ward skin:

God Fist Ward

640 RP

Ward-hopping to the God Fist Ward, while using God Fist Lee Sin, will also trigger a special ward sound.

New Summoner Icons

This cycle also included two new space themed summoner icons featuring Bard and Teemo.

Two new God Fist Lee Sin themed summoner icons are also releasing along side the new skin.

New God Fist Lee Sin Login Theme

In tribute to his greatness, this cycle also includes a God Fist Lee Sin login theme!

ARSR game mode for RGM queue coming soon to PBE testing

L4T3NCY hit the boards to give more info on a new ARSR  game mode now on PBE for testing:
"Yo party people! \>o</ Game mode time. Let's go! :) 
ARSR (All Random Summoner's Rift):
This one's all in the title. ARSR is straight up "All Random Summoner's Rift". No gameplay changes have been made; we chose to keep the SR experience pure (ambient gold/EXP/etc all the same). Just roll your champs then go wreck!

Game mode details:

-- ARSR (All Random Summoner's Rift).
-- Random champions in a regular game of Summoner's Rift.
-- You will be able to earn keys/chests.
-- Uses the same pick paradigm as ARAM or ARURF.
---- Champions are randomised from your own champ pool + the free-to-play rotation.
---- Rerolls are allowed.
---- Rerolls are shared with ARAM, but we'll increase the earning while the mode is active to compensate (same as ARURF). 
Would you guys make this permanent?
We don't currently have plans to make ARSR permanent, but we're not inherently against the idea either. Unlike Dominion or other gameplay heavy modes, this doesn't need any upkeep patch to patch. For the most part, it 'just works'. If the game mode turns out to be pretty healthy and #goodtimes for everyone then sure, we could consider if it could be enabled. 
Known issues:
Nothing we could see, but let us know if you find anything! Most likely there would be something in the champ select phase. 
Thanks as always PBE heroes, even though not all of you wear capes. <3 
-- L4T3NCY"
Check this new mode out on the PBE now!

LCU Client Updates

A few changes went to the PBE LCU client throughout the cycle: 
  • Highlights in LCU profile tab activated. You can watch replays here, show in folder or delete them:
  • 'Close client during game' option - closes client when in a game to help FPS issues. Option can be found in client menu by clicking the gear at the top right:

Magic Shield Feedback Thread 

RiotSolcrushed is looking for feedback on some changes to the magic shield color on your healthbar:
"Hey guys, we're tryring some follow up changes to the magic shield color change.
Feedback regarding clarity will be very appreciated, especially from colorblind people!
Colorblind mode: Reverted back to old magenta 
Normal mode: Changed to a more bluish purple. Goal is to find a color far enough from Red, Green, and Gray"
Here is a comparison:


  • The Brolaf chroma assets seen in the 7.6 PBE cycle were removed this cycle. 
  • Some in-game strings added relating to the upcoming Mid Season Invitational. There are the two strings below + several team names. They are labeled "game_chat_msi_..."
  • @PlayerAName@ (@PlayerAChamp@) is rallying behind [X] in the MSI Fandom Battle! 
  • @PlayerAName@ (@PlayerAChamp@)is rallying behind [X]in the MSI Fandom Battle!

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.

  • Triumphant Roar (Passive) now heals ALL nearby allied champions instead of only one.
  • Trample (E):
    • Cooldown lowered from 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 to 12/11.5/11/10.5/10
    • Additional Damage based on Level increased from [40+ 10 per level] to [40+15 per level]

  • Cursed Touch (Passive) - effect changed from -Magic Resist on hit to a magic damage increasing buff.
    • [removedno longer reduces MR by 15/20/25 for 3 seconds on attack.
    • [new effect]- "Amumu's basic attacks Curse enemies for 3 seconds, causing them to take 15% bonus true damage from any magic damage dealt to them"
  • Despair (W) now refreshes Curse (passive) on nearby enemies.
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy (R) now applies Curse (passive). 

[Changelist - UNSURE IF THESE SHIP FOR 7.7. ]
  • Traveler's Call (Passive): [link]

  • Tactical Sweep (W) no longer heals on minion/monster hit with outer half of W. 
    • [PBE:] "and Camille heals for X% of the bonus damage dealt to champions."
    • [LIVE:] "healing Camille for X% of the bonus damage dealt (healing capped at Y from non-champions)."
  • The Hextech Ultimatum (R) duration lowered from 4 seconds to 2.5/3.25/4

  • Colossal Smash (Passive) damage lowered from 15-100 to 12-80.
  • Winds of War (Q) :
    • AP ratio increased from 60% to 75%
    • Combined tornado damage lowered from 9% to 6% of enemies Maximum health.

  • Quickdraw (E) True Grit stacks no longer grants 5/7.5/10/12.5/15 MR.

Jarvan IV
  • Golden Aegis (W)  
    • Base shield changed from 50/80/110/140/170 to 65/90/115/140/165
    • Shield scaling changed from [20/40/60/80/100 flat] to [2/2.5/3/3.5/4% of Jarvan's total Max health.]

  • Nether Blade (W) [bug fix] "Fixed a bug which would allow W-empowered attacks to be cancelled during their windup against targets that had moved out of range after tha attack had started." - src.
  • Force Pulse (E) Cooldown lowered from six seconds to five seconds.
  • Riftwalk (R) AP ratio increased from 20% to 30%

  • Shunpo (E) cooldown changed from 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 to 14/12.5/11/9.5/8.

[Context / Changelist]
[ricklessabandon's experimental changes reverted, he previously noted they would not ship in 7.7!]

  • Final Spark (R) [new effect] If Final Spark kills an enemy champion, 10/30/50% of its cooldown is refunded.

  • Base health regen lowered from 1.678 to 1.4
  • Base health lowered from 598.28 to 575
  • Visionary (P) [new effect] next spell cast is also now enhanced. 
"After 5 basic attacks, Nunu's next spell cast will cost no Mana and its effects will be upgraded to the next rank:
  • Consume: +160 Damage and +50 Healing
  • Blood Boil: +1% Movement Speed and +5% Attack Speed
  • Ice Blast: +40 Damage and +5% Movement Speed Slow
  • Absolute Zero: +250 Maximum Damage"
    • If spell is at rank 5 already, it will still do a more powerful version of the move as described in tooltip.

  • Savagery (Q) damage and bonus AD scaling lowered.
    • Damage lowered from 35/55/75/95/115 to 25/45/65/85/105
    • Bonus AD ratio lowered from 30/40/50/60/70% to 20/30/40/50/60%

  • Backstab (Passive) Critical strike damage changed from [120% - 145%] to [130% (+40% AP).]
  • Decieve (Q):
    • cooldown changed from 14 at all ranks to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14.
    • [removed] No longer does 20-80 (+40% AP) bonus physical damage on next attack.

  • Noxian Diplomacy (Q) damage changed from 80/100/120/140/160 to 60/85/110/135/160

  • Thunder Claws (R) :
    • Number of chains increased from four to eight.  
    • Bounce logic improved. 

Patch History for this cycle:

3/21 PBE Update
  • New Champion Skins
  • Updated Karma Skin Splashes
  • New Ward Skin

  • New Skin Splash Art
  • New Summoner Icons

  • Balance Changes

      • New God Fist Lee Sin Login Theme

      • New Summoner Icons
      • ARSR game mode for RGM queue coming soon to PBE testing
      • LCU Client Updates
      • Magic Shield Feedback Thread 

      • Balance Changes

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