8.24 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 11/29 with the 11/29 PBE Update
(With the release of patch 8.23 to live on November 20th, we started the new 8.24 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] [8.18] [8.19] [8.20] [8.21] [8.22] [8.23]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Following her champion reveal, our newest champion NEEKO, THE CURIOUS CHAMELEON has shapeshifted her way on the PBE for testing!

Neeko, the Curious Chameleon

Stats & Abilities

  • Attack Range: 550
  • Base AD: 52
  • AD Per Level: 3
  • Base Armor: 21
  • Armor Per Level: 4
  • Base MR: 30
  • MR Per Level: 0.5
  • Base HP: 540
  • HP Per level: 90
  • Base HP Regen: 1.5
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.15
  • Base Mana: 450
  • Mana Per Level: 30
  • AS Per Level: 3.5
  • Base Move Speed: 340

Inherent Glamour (Passive)
25/22/19/16/13/10s Cooldown at 1/4/7/10/13/16
"Neeko can disguise herself as an allied champion. Champion combat or casting damaging spell breaks the disguise."

Blooming Burst (Q)
50/60/70/80/90 Mana
7s Cooldown
"Neeko throws a seed that blooms to deal 80/125/170/215/260 (+50% AP) magic damage. If it kills a unit or hits a champion or large monster, it will bloom again, dealing 40/60/80/100/120 (20% AP) damage. Max 2 extra blooms."

Shapesplitter (W)
No Cost
20/19/18/17/16s Cooldown 
Passive: Every 3rd attack deals 50/80/110/140/170 (+60% AP) bonus magic damage and increases Neeko's movement speed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 1 second. 
Active: Neeko becomes invisible for 0.5 seconds and projects a clone that lasts 2 seconds. Neeko and the clone gain 20/25/30/35/40% movement speed for 2 seconds.
The clone in untargetable while stealthed. 

Tangle-Barbs (E)
60/65/70/75/80 Mana
12/11.5/11/10.5/10s Cooldown 
Neeko slings a tangle that deals 80/115/150/185/220 (+40% AP) magic damage and roots for 0.5 seconds. The last champion hit is rooted for 0.7/0.9/1.1/1.3/1.5 seconds instead. 
The tangle becomes empowered after hitting 2 enemies, growing larger, moving faster and rooting the last champion hit for 1.8/2.1/2.4/2.7/3 seconds.

Pop Blossom (R)
100 Mana
90s Cooldown 
After 1.25 seconds Neeko leaps into the air. She gains a shield that absorbs 50/80/110 (+50% AP) damage (+40/60/80 for each nearby enemy champion). Nearby enemies are slowed by 40%. 
When Neeko lands she deals 200/425/650 (130% AP) magic damage and stuns nearby enemies for 1.25 seconds. 
This ability can be prepared in secret if Neeko is disguised.


Here's Neeko's special interactions:

And her full voiceover:

Choose VO: "Neeko is best decision!"
Ban VO: "They cannot handle Neeko."

Non-English Voiceover:


In client bio:
"Hailing from a long lost tribe of vastaya, Neeko can blend into any crowd by borrowing the appearances of others, even absorbing something of their emotional state to tell friend from foe in an instant. No one is ever sure where—or who—Neeko might be, but those who intend to do her harm will soon witness her true colors revealed, and feel the full power of her primordial spirit magic unleashed upon them."
Full biography is available on the Universe!

Release Skin 

Blending in with other skins this cycle, Neeko's release skin is Winter Wonder Neeko!

Winter Wonder Neeko
1350 RP
An ancient and mysterious winter sprite, Neeko regards the world around her with an almost childlike curiosity. Having recently returned from beyond the Poro King's vast domain, she has become enamored with the civilization that has risen in her absence. 

Champion Skins

A total of six new skins are launching in 8.24 including four chilly skins for Dr. Mundo, Soraka, Twitch, and Master Yi, the hextech exclusive Hextech Renekton, and K/DA Akali Prestige edition!

Frozen Prince Mundo

1350 RP
Once a handsome prince from an outlying region of the Winterlands, Mundo was touched by the curse of Ice King Twitch—corrupting him into a brutish thrall. He's still convinced he's the same statuesque royal as before, and as such… goes where he pleases. 

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Frozen Prince Mundo:
"This cursed prince makes his way onto the Rift! 
Frozen Prince Mundo is all dressed up with:
  • New model and textures: A regal prince outfit! His cleaver’s been upgraded to an elegant ice sword!
  • All-new VFX: Frosty blues and whites!
  • All-new SFX: Icy magic!
  • All-new recall animation: Mundo tries to break the curse!
Frozen Prince Mundo is set to be available for 1350 RP.
Prices are subject to change. 
Frozen Prince Mundo is available to play now on the PBE! As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, so drop it in the thread below! If you have questions, feel free to ask ‘em here, and we’ll do our best to answer them! GLHF! :)

Winter Wonder Soraka

1350 RP
A kindly duchess within the court of the Poro King, Soraka's lands are filled with beautiful animals made of pristine, enchanted ice. These menageries stretch for miles, tended by her retainers. 

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Winter Wonder Soraka:
"This lovely winter enchantress is bringing holiday cheer to the Rift this Snowdown! 
Winter Wonder Soraka is all bundled up with:
  • New model and textures: A comfy winter coat and mittens, and a sparkly crystalline staff!
  • All-new VFX: Sparkly ice and snow!
  • All-new SFX: Icy, magical, whimsical!
  • All-new recall animation: Soraka shows just how magical Snowdown can be!
Winter Wonder Soraka is set to be available for 1350 RP!
Prices are subject to change. 
Winter Wonder Soraka is available to play now on the PBE! As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, so drop it in the thread below! If you have questions, feel free to ask ‘em here, and we’ll do our best to answer them! GLHF! :)"

Ice King Twitch

1350 RP
Twitch is a bitter, hateful creature who has jealously watched the Winterlands from his frozen burrow since time immemorial. Finally driven to the surface by twisted delusions of grandeur, he now seeks to usurp the Poro King, corrupting his subjects with an ancient, icy curse. 

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Ice King Twitch:

"Ice King Twitch is currently sneaking around PBE with: 
  • New model and textures - Featuring winter blues and a royal kingly purple
  • New Spell VFX - Who knew toxins could be so… chilling.
  • New SFX - Icy hits that’ll ring straight to the enemy’s ears
  • New recall animation - I’m the Ice King, not the Nice King!
Ice King Twitch is now available on PBE. Report back here with any bugs that occur or feedback that you have. If you’ve got any questions, post ‘em here as well! 
Ice King Twitch is currently set at 1350 RP (subject to change)."

Snow Man Yi

1350 RP
A humble snowman brought to life by the magic of the Poro King, Yi strives to become the most gallant knight in all the land… and with the imminent invasion of Ice King Twitch, he might just get his chance. 

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Snow Man Yi:

"Snow Man Yi is PBE ready to slice--wait, feed--his foes. He has:
  • New model and textures - Couldn’t be dressed better for an awesome snow day~
  • New spell VFX - Icy hits and an spectacular snowglobe!
  • New SFX - Super snowy sounds that still pack a punch
  • New recall animation - There may or may not be a drawback due to Snow Man Yi’s weapon of choice
Snow Man Yi is now available on PBE! Report back here with any bugs, feedback or questions that you have. 
Snow Man Yi is currently set at 1350 RP (subject to change)."

K/DA Akali Prestige Edition

[Available during future Snowdown event for Snow Tokens - Src]
K/DA Akali is on fire right now, spitting rap solos at the Pop Music Awards—and her prestigious costume is exactly what you'd expect from the new golden child of pop."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for K/DA Akali Prestige Edition:
"K/DA Akali Prestige Edition dashes through PBE with:
  • New model and textures - Blue blades that’ll pierce through foes with ease
  • New Spell VFX - Dazzle enemies with golds while you style on them
  • New SFX - Pop hits fit for a dancer of her high caliber
  • New recall animation - Dance a pop choreo with the crew -- with GOLD Spotlights!
K/DA Akali Prestige Edition* is now dancing on the lands of PBE. Report back here with any bugs that occur or feedback that you have. If you’ve got any questions, post ‘em here as well! 
K/DA Akali Prestige Edition’s obtainability is currently being finalized. Snowdown event in 8.24 which will award Snow Tokens. More details coming soon so stay tuned!"

Hextech Renekton

[Available in crafting for 10 gemstones and via loot.]
As is so often the way, artificers of the Hextech Renaissance pushed too far and too fast into their new science, without fully considering the possible consequences. Renekton—a half-mad monster of flesh and metal—is the result of that shortsightedness. 

Here's Riot KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Hextech Renekton:
"Introducing the latest and greatest in Hextech innovations—Hextech Renekton! 
This robo reptile includes:
  • New model and textures: A purple, scaled crocodile that’s been augmented!
  • All-new VFX: Hextech-infused magic!
  • All-new SFX: Wispy magic and Hextech power!
  • All-new recall animation: Renekton reveals the true powers his weapon holds! 
Hextech Renekton is set to be available for 10 gemstones and via loot.
Prices are subject to change. 
Hextech Renekton is available to play now on the PBE! As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, so drop it in the thread below! If you have questions, feel free to ask ‘em here, and we’ll do our best to answer them! GLHF! :)"


Tons of new chroma were added this cycle for new and legacy Snowdown skins!

Frozen Prince Mundo

Winter Wonder Neeko


Winter Wonder Soraka


Ice King Twitch

Snow Man Yi

Golden Chroma (matching with Golden icons!) for legacy Snowdown skins:

Frostblade Irelia

Snow Day Malzahar

Snow Day Graves

Snow Day Bard

Snowstorm Sivir
Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for the Snowdown chromas this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got some new Chromas coming up for Winter Wonder Soraka, Ice King Twitch, Frozen Prince Mundo, Snow Man Yi, a special set of Golden Chromas, and a launch set for Winter Wonder Neeko! 
Winter Wonder Soraka:
  • New textures:
    • Winter Wonder Soraka (Ruby)
    • Winter Wonder Soraka (Pearl)
    • Winter Wonder Soraka (Obsidian)
    • Winter Wonder Soraka (Amethyst)
    • Winter Wonder Soraka (Rose Quartz)
Image Coming Soon 
Ice King Twitch:
  • New textures:
    • Ice King Twitch (Ruby)
    • Ice King Twitch (Obsidian)
    • Ice King Twitch (Rose Quartz)
    • Ice King Twitch (Rainbow)
    • Ice King Twitch (Tanzanite)
Frozen Prince Mundo:
  • New textures:
    • Frozen Prince Mundo (Ruby)
    • Frozen Prince Mundo (Aquamarine)
    • Frozen Prince Mundo (Obsidian)
    • Frozen Prince Mundo (Pearl)
    • Frozen Prince Mundo (Rose Quartz)
Image Coming Soon 
Snow Man Yi:
  • New textures:
    • Snow Man Yi (Ruby)
    • Snow Man Yi (Rose Quartz)
    • Snow Man Yi (Pearl)
    • Snow Man Yi (Amethyst)
    • Snow Man Yi (Obsidian)
Winter Wonder Neeko:
  • New textures:
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Ruby)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Catseye)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Peridot)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Turquoise)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Amethyst)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Rose Quartz)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Obsidian)
    • Winter Wonder Neeko (Rainbow)
Golden Chromas:
  • New textures:
    • Snow Day Graves (Golden)
    • Snow Day Bard (Golden)
    • Snowstorm Sivir (Golden)
    • Frostblade Irelia (Golden)
    • Snow Day Malzahar (Golden)
The Chroma sets are now available on PBE! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. I’ll do my best to answer and reply to your questions and feedback! 
Riot Orphyre"

Summoner Icons

We also have a blizzard of new summoner icons, including icons of the new skins and several older seasonal skins as snowmen.

Snow Man Yi Icon, Ice King Twitch Icon, Winter Wonder Neeko Icon

Winter Wonder Soraka Icon, Frozen Prince Mundo Icon, Hungwy Icon

Crystal Deer Icon, Snowflake Icon, Unconquered Frontier Icon

Frostblade Irelia Golden Icon, Snow Day Malzahar Golden Icon, Snowstorm Sivir Golden Icon
Snow Day Bard Golden Icon, Snow Day Graves Golden Icon

Poro on Fire Icon, Finisher Icon, Recall Icon
Crafted after playing Nexus Blitz during the 2018 Snowdown event.

Ward Skins

Two chilly new ward skins also in!

Unassuming Snowman Ward, Golden Snowman Ward


Four new Emotes added featuring our upcoming champion Neeko!

I Will Destroy You, Haha You Fell!

Poro Ride, OMG I Love IT

Neeko Login Theme

A new login theme for Neeko is now on the PBE!

Loading Screen Update coming to PBE 

Here's Meddler with details on a large update for the loading screen that will be hitting the PBE soon, including  team chat, voice controls, and spell/rune tips!
"Hey folks! 
You've probably seen our Ranked 2019 video by now and saw a mockup of a part of the new loading screen. We’re happy to announce it’s coming to PBE today. We need your help testing it out and your feedback to make it better.
The loading screen is one of the oldest parts of League, and it’s one of the only places you get to show off to your team and your opponents, so we took great care in reworking it. We had a few goals in mind with these changes: 
  • Make it easier to strategize and plan with your team.
  • Make it easier to size up your opponents and teammates.
  • Clean up the visuals so it’s a little easier on the eyes. 
Here are a few highlights of the improvements you can expect to see: 
  • Team Chat - Now you'll be able to chat with your team while everyone's loading. Use this to talk about lane matchups, plan an early invade, and get coordinated with your team! No talking to your opponents though, as you can't use All Chat.
  • Voice Controls - While loading, you could ALT+Tab to control voice before, but who wants to do that? Voice controls will now be just a click away, right next to chat.
  • Spell and Rune Tooltips - No need to memorize every rune icon anymore. Now you can hover your opponents’ spells and runes to see more details about their builds right there. We also hope this is a particularly big plus for players just learning the game.
  • Click a champion to see more info - We’re introducing the “back” of the player card as a place to see more details about players and their champions. Click any player to see their honor, ranked armor or level border, and champion mastery. You’ll only be able to see your teammates’ border and icon, not your opponent’s, but you will be able to see your opponent’s champion mastery and honor.
Lots of little improvements: 
  • Your summoner name will always be shown in gold and your team will always be at the top so you’re a bit easier to find.
  • We also have a new indicator for which side of the map you’re on in the game header, since we used to communicate this with team position.
  • A new carousel will show gameplay tips, details about events, and lore tidbits with space to show images as well. If you have thoughts about what other content could go in here, let us know!
  • No more hunting around for loading info with a consolidated loading bar in the game header. 
We also heard you loud and clear that you really valued the personalization and prestige of summoner icons, so we’ve tossed the skin tier gem you may have seen in the Ranked 2019 video and put summoner icon on the front instead. 
Thank you so much for your feedback so far, and we hope you’ll give us more! We do reworks like this because we really do want to make the game better for everybody, and we listen to you to determine how those changes are working out. We’ll be looking out for your thoughts on the new loading screen and for any issues we see as it soaks on PBE. As a heads up, since this is brand new tech for loading, the possibility of crashes will be a little higher than normal, and we’ll be hunting aggressively for those to make sure the full launch is as stable as possible. Even after launch, this won’t necessarily be done. We’ll be looking for opportunities to make more improvements, and your feedback will be essential to making sure the end result is great for all players. Try it out, let us know what you think!"

Ranked changes coming to PBE for 8.24, 9.1, and 9.2! 

Here's Riot SapMagic with details on ranked changes testing on the PBE over the next few cycles:
"TL;DR: Ranked changes start rolling out to PBE today, with further changes coming to PBE in 9.1 and 9.2. We’re not testing position ranks or rewards yet, so stay tuned for those in a future patch. 
Hey everyone, Ed “SapMagic” Altorfer here on behalf of the Ranked team. Today, we’re going to start rolling out our Ranked changes to PBE, so I want to give you a rundown on what you can expect to see and what’s still coming. We’ve been talking for literal months about this stuff, and now we’ll need your help finding bugs and continuing the conversation as we approach Season 2019. 
Wait, you’re making changes to Ranked? 
Yes! Back in April, we laid out our plan to overhaul Ranked, which includes clear feedback during placements, better matchmaking, more accurate ranks, milestones and meaningful goals regardless of skill, and new rewards for deep and ongoing engagement. 
If you want a quick (or...not so quick) refresher on our previous posts, check out the links below! 
Post 1: High-level goals and overviewPost 2: Summarizing your initial feedbackPost 3: Addressing feedback and adjustments to position ranksPost 4: Laying out our plan to do regional previews of position ranksPost 5: Talking about new tiers and placementsPost 6: Discussing how the top of the ladder is affectedPost 7: Outlining the three-split season and new split rewardsPost 8: Answering more questions on rewards 
First, let’s talk about what’s coming later today. We’re making a lot of changes here, so I’m bound to miss a few things. Here are the details:
  • You receive a provisional rank after one game (in future patches, only you will be able to see this)
  • For your remaining placement games, you gain bonus LP on wins and can’t lose LP
  • There are new celebrations for receiving a provisional rank and completing placements
  • We added Iron tier and Grandmaster tier to Ranked
  • New progression: Iron > Bronze > Silver > Gold > Platinum > Diamond > Master > Grandmaster > Challenger
  • We removed All Division V ranks; there are now four divisions per tier
Ranked Armor
  • You receive ranked armor when you complete placements
  • You can equip your level border or Ranked armor in your profile—the option to do this will be enabled later this PBE cycle and you will see your level border until then
  • You can select whether to display your past rank on the banner behind your armor
  • If equipped, your ranked armor is visible on your profile, hovercard (in the friend list), party lobby, Ranked dashboard, and loading screen
UI Updates
  • We updated the end-of-game screen to give better feedback on placements, LP gains and losses, and promotion
  • We updated the ladder UI to display cutoffs for promotion and demotion between Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger
  • Your loading screen border now reflects your current rank for the queue you’re playing, but you can click the card to see your ranked armor and banner 
Coming Later
For anyone who’s keeping track, you probably noticed a few omissions: position ranks, split points, and rewards. The remaining Ranked changes will be hitting PBE in patches 9.1 and 9.2 before the season starts on January 23. 
Give us your feedback! 
Because there are fewer players on PBE and most don’t play regularly, it’s tough to test legitimacy or matchmaking quality. As a result, you probably shouldn’t expect the high stakes climb you’re used to on live. 
We still need your help testing everything going live today though, so jump in and play some games. Let us know what bugs you find and feel free to share your thoughts on any of the changes, whether it’s about system rules, UI, or art. 
Thanks in advance for all the help making sure this is a stable and awesome experience, and hopefully we’ll see you on the Rift!"

Nexus Blitz 2.0 on PBE

As noted, Nexus Blitz headed back to the PBE for more testing to get ready for a test run on live servers in 8.24! Changes include terrain and  layout changes, map art updates, and more!
 Here's Riot August with a few threads dedicated to it:
[Bug Report Thread]

[Feedback Thread]
    GO HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE 2.0 CHANGELIST: --------------temp------------  
    Nexus Blitz is back for its second run as an experimental mode, this time as part of the Snowdown festivities in Patch 8.24!  
    As you might have seen in the Nexus Blitz /dev article in October, we got a ton of feedback from players from around the world after our first test. We’ve made some big improvements, and we hope you'll enjoy playing this version throughout the holidays this year!  
    Let’s get into what those changes are:
    • Updated Map Layout - More jungle between the lanes, buffs moved around, extra jungle camp, jungle entrances moved around. Should help shake up how junglers interact with each other and the laners, but also make it easier to understand where the danger is as a laner
    • Improved Map Art - Prettier, with a little festive cheer! 
    • Events and Rewards - A couple brand new events and rewards to spice things up, and a bunch of polish!
      • Event: Prize Fight - series of speedy 2v2s and 1v1s in the center of the map. Matchups are balanced around how much gold you have.
      • Event: URF Deathmatch - Everyone has URF powers and everyone has 3 lives. Brawl until only one team remains!
      • Event: Sudden Death - Greatly improved to feel more fair and epic.
      • Event: Removed Snowball Fight
      • Reward: Battle Sled - All aboard for a wild sled ride from your base to almost anywhere on the map!
      • Reward: Statikk Shock - Your team gets chain lightning zaps on their auto attacks to mow down waves (and champions) with ease!
      • Reward: Removed Cursed Minions, Blessing of Caitlyn, Brush Stealth 
    • Telegraphed Events and More Notifications - Sometimes Nexus Blitz can get a little chaotic. These changes should help players instantly understand what’s happening (or about to happen).
    • The first event of the game now appears in champ select!
    • The game tells you which event will trigger 30 seconds before it begins.
    • Announcer VO that epically describes what’s happening!
    • Some new score meters and teamfight trackers that better fit most events!
    • Bans - It’s true! We're using the same blind 10-ban system as Ranked.
    • Balance - Tuning continues!
    So get out there and throw your feedback at us! What's better? What's worse? What's missing?"
    Finally, here's a full changelist from Riot August, showing off new changes versus the last time Nexus Blitz tested on live servers:
    "To prove that we haven't been slacking off over the last few months, here's all the changes we've made to Nexus Blitz since it's 1.0 version. It's like we got our very own pre-season! 
    • Map art has been updated to be prettier and more polished using SR assets. (We still plan to retheme the map to something New/non-SR if the mode becomes permanent.)
    • Added a ton of announcer VO to tell you what's going on!
    • Map has been adjusted to increase jungle variance, reduce snowball, and enforce a longer laning phase
    • Added a new middle jungle with a gromp beween the lanes.
    • There is no longer a river and Water walking will be swapped for Scorch (the river may come back if we make NB permanent)
    • Red buff has been moved down towards top lane.
    • Blue buff has been moved into the middle jungle to encourage fights around bot lane
    • Jungle XP and gold has been decreased over game time to account for the 4th camp
    • Jungle camp damage/health/resist scaling has been reduced. This should make it easier to jungle alone as the game progresses (jungling together is still important early and still gives bonus gold/XP for the entire game)
    • Gromp no longer takes bonus damage from single target spells or when CC'd
    • Wolves still explode because it is the biologically correct thing for wolves to do.
    • Minions now spawn slightly more often
    • Minions are worth slightly less gold and experience
    • Fixed a bug where minion global gold wasn't granted to people who were dead
    • Global gold from mionions and monsters has been slightly reduced (should help with snowball)
    • Minion late game MS has been reduced
    • Inhib towers have 50% DR until both outer towers have been destroyed
    • Added a 2nd nexus tower and decreased Nexus Tower Health
    • Time between events has been slightly normalized.
    • The first event of the game is now announced in champion select (pick Poppy)
    • The next event will be now revealed 30 seconds before it starts (instead of on event start)
    • Certain events have received updated score meters to better represent what is going on.
    • Added Arena
    • Added URF Death Match
    • Removed snowball fight
    • Push the Cart
      • Added a variant (Attack/Defend)
      • Push the Cart now has overtime
      • Standing in the cart circle is now guaranteed to stop it pushing
    • Battle Royale
      • Circle center should no longer spawn directly behind enemy towers
    • Added Battle Sled
    • Added Poro King
    • Added Statikk Shock
    • Added Mega Cloud Drake
    • Buffed Mega Ocean drake Regen
    • Nerfed Blessing of Blitzcrank missile speed
    • Removed Cursed Minions, Blessing of Caitlyn, and Brush Stealth
    Sudden Death
    • Death timers are set to 15 seconds during Sudden Death
    • Nexus minions will now wait for each other near the middle of the map instead of pathing into the enemy base
    • Added new dope as hell models for the Nexus bois/gurls
    • "On-fire" buff now reduces incoming shields and healing by 15%
    • "On-Fire" buff now gives less mana and energy Regen
    • Death timers are slightly longer early and slightly shorter late.
    • Bans have been added to champion select.
    • MMR's for Nexus Blitz queue are now seeded from your normal SR MMR. This should result in games feeling more even right out the gate.
    • Removed Wriggle's Lantern
    • Added Stat-stick of Stoicism
    • Added Innervating Locket
    • Force of Nature's % max health regen:: 1% >>> 1.5%
    • Heart of Targon and Philospher's stone GP/10:: 3 >>> 5
    • Akali
    • HP 550 >>> 630
    • AD: 62+3.3/lvl >>> 65 + 4/lvl
    • Armor: 23 > 28
    • Bard
    • Fixed a bug where bard got too many chimes
    • Lux
    • Elementalist Lux's transforms are now easier to obtain in Nexus Blitz.
    • Shyvana
    • Shyvana now gains stacks of her passive when she wins an event
    • Shyvana's passive now deals bonus damage to the Rift Herald and Nexus Mini
    Here's a list of the old changelists for the curious:

    PBE Bugs & Feedback Thread: VFX and SFX Updates for Mundo, Teemo, Anivia, Gragas and Renekton

    Here's Riot Sirhaian with a bugs & feedback thread for VFX and SFX updates for Dr. Mundo, Teemo, Anivia, Gragas, and Renekton that hit the PBE this cycle:
    "Hello everyone! 
    Similar to the recent Jarvan, Lee Sin, Veigar, and Vi updates, we're working on VFX and SFX updates to more champions whose spell effects are in need of some love to get to current League standards and improve gameplay clarity. 
    Anivia, Dr. Mundo, Gragas and Renekton are next in line to receive VFX and SFX updates, and and Teemo is getting VFX-only updates. We recently put out videos showing the updates to all of these characters, as well as forum posts detailing the goals and changes for each character. Based on the feedback we received from players we have already made some edits to the effects and they are Now available on PBE for you to test. 
    Please note that the changes listed in this post are only updates to address initial player feedback, and not a complete list of updates for each character. Please read the links to earlier posts below if you haven't already, as they contain the complete updates to the effects as well as any context on the changes. 
    Here are some of the changes we made after hearing your feedback: 
    Initial changes and goals: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/7cFYsLUT-visual-and-sound-effect-updates-anivia-dr-mundo-renekton-gragas-teemo 
    Additional changes for 8.24: 
    All skins:
    • Q: Removed the cleaver that stays in the body of the victim, and improved the impact. Also a bit more bloody!
    • W: Refined the ability visuals. Now feels more like Mundo, while being much clearer. Also made it easier to see in colorblind mode.
    • R: Better colorblind mode visibility.
    Corporate Mundo:
    • New idle sounds.
    • Added buy/sell arrow and paper VFXs in his W/R.
    • Added paper/briefcase SFX to AA's and Q, and digital SFX added to W/R. 

    Initial changes and goals: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/UfFT2huQ-visual-effects-update-teemo 
    Additional changes for 8.24:
    • BA: Non-empowered basic attacks should now be more different than empowered ones (E).
    • R: Adjusted explosion clouds to avoid some possible range confusion.
    • Astronaut Teemo's W's asteroids are now a bit more visible.  
    Initial changes and goals: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/c4vYafPh-visual-and-sound-effects-update-anivia 
    Additional changes for 8.24:
    • Overall: Colors a bit more blue.
    • Q: Put more emphasis on the center.
    • E: Missile is back to being a single icicle.
    • R: Slight clean up. 
    Initial changes and goals: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/pjKXqRsl-visual-and-sound-effect-updates-gragas 
    Additional changes for 8.24: 
    All skins:
    • Reduced brightness of Q AoE ring indicator.
    • Increased brightness of ult explosion to differentiate it from Q explosion more.
    • Added a unique sound to the R cast effect so that players can tell which spell Gragas is casting.
    • Added a brighter trail to the R barrel when in flight.
    Oktoberfest Gragas:
    • Restored missing Pretzels to E dash (missing since 2014).
    • Changed brightness of W damage reduction effect to make it more visible.
    Arctic Ops Gragas:
    • R Trail is a bit more readable.  
    Initial changes and goals: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/qIvkQl9a-visual-effects-update-renekton 
    Additional changes for 8.24:
    • Changed Bloodfury Renekton's ult to have a red decal in addition to red VFX.
    • Increased size on Renekton's passive eye glow.
    • Changed Renektoy's Ult VFX to be green with a new, unique decal. 
    Once again, since these are smaller updates geared toward sprucing up some of the oldest members of the roster, they aren't really in the same prioritization conversation as how we decide who gets a VGU (where we take model, gameplay, and thematic into account too!).  
    Please leave any further feedback you may have here!"
    Teemo VFX Spotlight:

    Dr. Mundo VFX Spotlight:

    Gragas VFX Update spotlight:

    Renekton VFX update spotlight:

    Anivia VFX update spotlight:


    • Lissandra Passive VFX update spotlight:
    • The Rift is once again covered in snow just in time for Snowdown!
    • All-Star 2018 event rift banners added:
    • Snowdown event assets added:
      • Mission assets:
      • Loot assets:

    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.

    • The Darkin Blade (Q)
      • [Removed] Monsters no longer take 10% bonus damage

    • Twilight Shroud (W)
      • Base duration lowered from 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 to 4/4.5/5/5.5/6
      • Max duration lowered from 8/8.5/9/9.5/10 to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8

    • Attack speed lowered from .644 to .624

    • Winds of War (Q) 
      • mana cost lowered from 70/85/100/115/130 to 70/75/80/85/90
      • damage increased from [50/80/110/140/170 (+80% AP)] to [70/110/150/190/230 (+90% AP)]
      • windblast damage changed from [30/40/50/60/70 (+60% AP) + (+3% per 100 AP) of enemies max health] to [6% (+4% per 100 AP) of enemies max health]
    • Hero's Entrance (R) 
      • Cast duration lowered from 3 seconds to 2.75 seconds
      • [Changed Effect] No longer knocks up enemies in the center for a longer duration. 
        • All enemies hit by Hero's Entrance are knocked up for .75 seconds

    • Test of Spirit (E) Cooldown lowered from 20/18/16/14/12 to 16/15/14/13/12
    • Leap of Faith (R) Cooldown lowered from 120/105/90 to 120/95/70

    • Defiant Dance (W) 
      • cooldown increased from 16/15/14/13/12 to 20/18/16/14/12
      • incoming damage reduction lowered from 50% to 40%
      • [Removed] No longer grants a stack of Ionian Fervor.

    • Grandmaster's Might (R) passive damage lowered from 100/160/220 to 100/140/180

    • Distortion (W) cooldown increased from 14/13/12/11/10 to 18/16/14/12/10

    • Siphon Power (Q)
      • Cooldown increased from 8/7/6/5/4 to 9/8/7/6/5
      • Damage lowered from 60/80/100/120/140 to 50/65/80/95/110
    • Death Ray (E) 
      • Cooldown lowered from 13/12/11/10/9 to 12/11/10/9/8
      • Damage AP ratio increased from 50% to 60%


      Dark Harvest (Domination Keystone)
      • Damage lowered from 40-80 to 20-60

      Patch History for this cycle:

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