8.18 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 9/4 with the 9/4 PBE Update
(With the release of patch 8.17 to live on August 29th, we started the new 8.18 PBE cycle.)

Previous PBE Cycles in 2018
[7.24] [8.1] [8.2] [8.3] [8.4] [8.5] [8.6] [8.7] [8.8] [8.9] [8.10] [8.11] [8.12] [8.13] [8.14] [8.15] [8.16] [8.17]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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 Login Theme - TCL 2018 

A new login themed around Turkey Championship League is now on the PBE! The login theme uses copyrighted music and can't be uploaded at this time, so here is a look at the still image from the login screen (video without music will come later!)


  • Skin bios for each of the High Stakes skins have been added to the PBE! notquitefrodo noted on Twitter the full bios created a poem:
"If you're among those interested in TASTY SKIN LORE, here are all five upcoming descriptions of the High Stakes skins arranged in order. Each skin is the stanza of a poem styled after Lewis Carroll, and the order is Ez, TF, Morde, Syndra, and Shaco"

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.


  • Umbral Dash (E) heal increased from 20/21.25/22.5/23.75/25% to 20/22.5/25/27.5/30%
  • World Ender (R) AD increased from 20/22.5/25% to 20/25/30%

  • Perfect Execution (R) damage lowered from 120/180/240 to 100/150/200

  • Base HP lowered from 576.16 to 540

  • Base armor lowered from 32 to 28

[Context - not final values, more iteration coming]
  • Piercing Light (Q) AD increased from 60/70/80/90/100% bAD to 60/75/90/105/120% bAD

  • Slice and Dice (E) 
    • Dice Fury Bonus:
      • armor reduction increased from 15/20/25/30/35% to 25/27.5/30/32.5/35%
      • damage increased from 60/105/150/195/240 to 70/115/160/205/250

  • Rune Prison (W) Flux bonus root duration lowered from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds

  • Permafrost (E) damage lowered from 30/45/60/75/90 to 20/35/60/65/80
  • Glacial Prison (R) ice storm slow duration lowered from 3 seconds to 1 second

  • Pillar of Ice (E) 
    • cooldown increased from 22/20/18/16/14 to 24/22/20/18/16
    • slow changed from 30/35/40/45/50% to 15/25/35/45/55%

  • Tumble (Q) cooldown lowered from 6/5/4/3/2 to 4/3.5/3/2.5/2

  • Glorious Evolution (P)
    • Hex Core Mk-1 cost lowered from 1250 to 1150
    • Perfect Hex Core cost increased from 750 to 850

Patch History for this cycle:

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