8.3 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 2/1 with the 2/1 PBE Update
( With the release of patch 8.1 to live on January 10th, we started the new 8.2 PBE cycle. )

Previous PBE Cycles in 2018
[7.24] [8.1] [8.2]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Swain Champion Update

"You dare oppose Noxus?" Following his teaser and champion revealSwain's champion update is now on the PBE for testing!  Just like Evelynn and Yorick, this is a LARGE scope champion update complete with new gameplay, visuals, updated skins, voiceover, and more!
Before we get into the full details, here's Riot Szymba with a bug thread for Swain:
"Hello, everybody! 
With today's PBE deploy, we've enabled Swain's update on the PBE for testing and feedback! We've been working on bugs on this guy for a while, but we know a few still exist. If you happen to come across something odd during your time playing as, with, or against Swain on the PBE, please let us know through the Report a Bug tool with a description of what happened and whatever other information you can provide. 
I'll be looking through this thread and the reports from the tool for the rest of the 8.3 cycle and beyond. Hope you all enjoy Swain :) 

Swain, the Noxian Grand General

4800 BE / 880 RP
[While playing Swain, birds stop by for a visit and perch on surrounding terrain.]

Stats & Abilities

  • Base HP: 525
  • HP Growth: 90
  • HP Regen: 7
  • HP Regen Growth: 0.65
  • Base AD: 58
  • AD Growth: 2.7
  • Base Mana: 374
  • Mana Growth: 57
  • Armor: 23
  • Armor Growth: 4
  • Magic Resist: 30
  • Auto Attack Range: 550
  • Movement Speed: 335

Ravenous Flock (Passive)
Ravenous: Swain can right-click an immobilized enemy champion to pull them towards him, ripping out a Soul Fragment and dealing [20-105 based on level] (+30% AP) magic damage (12-6 second cooldown)
 Flock: Enemy champion deaths create a Soul Fragment that Swain can collect to restore [~4%-7% total health] health 
Swain can store up to 5 Soul Fragments
    • Base damage, cooldown, and health restore based on level.
      • At level 1, restore is 4% total health. This scales up to 7% based on level.

Death's Hand (Q):
Cost: 65/70/75/80/85 Mana
Cooldown:  7.5/6.25/5/3.75/2.5
Swain unleashes FIVE bolts of eldritch power that strike the first enemy they hit and pierce through enemies they kill. Enemies hit take 65/85/105/125/145 (+40% AP) magic damage, plus 15/20/25/30/35% per additional bolt. Max Damage: X. 
Each unit killed by Death's Hand restores X Mana (3% max mana).

Vision of Empire (W):
Cost: 90/100/110/120/130 Mana
Cooldown: 22/21/20/19/18
Swain opens a demon eye up to 3500 range away that deals 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% AP) magic damage and slows for 25/35/45/55/65% for 2.5 seconds. 
Champions hit grant Swain a Soul Fragment and are revealed for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds.
Damage is reduced by 50% against minions. 

Nevermove (E):
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 Mana
Cooldown:   13/12/11/10/9
Swain launches a wave of demonic power, dealing 35/70/105/140/175 (+25% AP) magic damage to enemies it passes through. 
Swain then commands the wave to return, detonating it on the first enemy hit. Enemies hit take 35/45/55/65/75 (+25% AP) magic damage and are rooted for 1.5 seconds.

Demonic Ascension (R):
Cost: All Soul Fragments
Cooldown: 120
Swain frees the demon within for 12 seconds, gaining 150/275/400 health. Every second, he drains the 3 closest enemy champions for 35/50/65 (+14% AP) magic damage, healing him for 15/30/45 (+16% AP) health. After draining 150/300/450 health (based on level), Swain gains the ability to cast Demonflare. 
Demonflare: Swain unleashes a nova of soulfire dealing magic damage and ending his transformation. Damage per Soul Fragments: 45/60/75 (+27% AP). 
Current Damage: X
Max Damage: X
Swain can drain non-champions to heal for 20% of the normal amount.


Here is Swain's complete updated voiceover, clocking in at over 18 minutes of Noxian glory:

As heard in the VO, here's a closer look at Swain's various in-game special interactions:

Swain also has new Pick and Ban VO lines:

Pick Line: "Fear the power you do not see."

Ban Line: "Do not confuse cowardice for wisdom."


Swain's in-client lore has been updated:
"Jericho Swain is the visionary ruler of Noxus, an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, his left arm severed, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination... and a new, demonic hand. Now, Swain commands from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see-- in glimpses gathered by shadowy ravens from the corpses all around him. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within."
As usual, look for more lore information on Swain's Universe page later in the cycle!

Updated Skins

With the champion update comes an overhaul for each of Swain's three previously released skins:

Northern Front Swain

750 RP

Bilgewater Swain

520 RP

Tyrant Swain

1350 RP

New and Tweaked Summoner Icons

A new summoner icon is now on the PBE!  This appears to be related to the Swain champion update but no availability details yet.

We also have a single new esports summoner icon following the multitude from last (8.2) cycle.

and three Esports icons from last cycle received tweaks (Previous versions herehere and here):

Cho'Gath Visual Effects Update

As mentioned in a recent gameplay thoughts post, Cho'Gath has a new set of visual effects on the PBE!

[Note: Jurrassic Cho'gath's VFX have so far not been changed, keep an eye out for these in a later cycle!]

Swain Login Theme

A new login is now on the PBE, featuring Swain!

Lunar Revel Login Theme

A new login theme for the 2018 Lunar Revel is now on the PBE. The login screen features the upcoming LuxNasus, and Warwick skins first seen in the 8.2 PBE cycle. 


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.

  • HP regen lowered from 1.318 to 1.3

  • HP Regen lowered from 1.3016 to 1.3

  • HP regen increased from 1.6684 to 1.7

  • HP regen lowered from 1.7356 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.7756 to 1.8

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1148 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.38 to 1.4
  • Conquering Sands (Q) cooldown increased from 11/9.5/8/6.5/5 to 15/12.5/10/7.5/5

  • HP regen lowered from 1.702 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen lowered from 1.636 to 1.6

  • HP regen lowered from 1.13 to 1.1

  • HP regen lowered from 1.138 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.7856 to 1.8

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.9692 to 2

  • HP regen increased from 1.4856 to 1.5

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2352 to 1.2

Dr. Mundo
  • HP regen increased from 1.552 to 1.6

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1416 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.2848 to 1.3

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1216 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.65 to 1.7 

  • HP regen lowered from 1.6352 to 1.6

  • HP regen increased from 1.568 to 1.6

  • HP regen lowered from 1.7184 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.38 to 1.4
  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1 

Jarvan IV
  • Base Armor lowered from 38 to 34
  • HP regen lowered from 1.6352 to 1.6 

  • HP regen increased from 1.6748 to  1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.4688 to 1.5 

  • Curtain Call (R) damage increased from 50/115/180 to 50/125/200

  • HP regen increased from 1.168 to 1.2

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1248 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.2848 to 1.3

  • HP regen increased from 1.558 to 1.6

  • Voracity (Passive) - damage on dagger picked up changed from [75-287 based on level] to [65-220 based on level]

  • HP regen increased from 1.652 to 1.7

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1184 to 1.1

  • HP regen lowered from 1.502 to 1.5

  • HP regen increased from 1.1848 to 1.2
  • Bio-Arcane Barrage (W) bonus magic damage lowered from 3/4/5/6/7% to 3/3.5/4/4.5/5%

  • HP regen increased from 1.48 to 1.5 

Lee Sin
  • HP regen increased from 1.4852 to 1.5

  • HP regen increased from 1.6856 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.3848 to 1.4

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2384 to 1.2 

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2016 to 1.2

  • HP regen increased from 1.08 to 1.1

Master Yi
  • HP regen lowered from 1.5184 to 1.5
  • Alpha Strike (Q) 
    • cost lowered from 70/80/90/100/110 to 70/75/80/85/90
  • Wuju Style (E)
    • True damage increased from 14/23/32/41/50 to 18/26/34/42/50
    • Active bonus AD ratio increased from 25% to 35%

Miss Fortune
  • HP regen lowered from 1.2384 to 1.2

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1416 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen lowered from 1.8024 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.6748 to 1.7 

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2016 to 1.2

  • HP regen increased from 1.652 to 1.7 

[NoteHotfixed to live on 1/25]
  • Consume (Q) damage lowered from 3/5/7/9/11 (+5 per 100 AP) to 1/2/3/4/5 (+5 per 100 AP)

  • HP regen lowered from 1.7024 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.3748 to 1.4

  • HP regen increased from 1.5684 to 1.6

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1 

  • HP regen increased from 1.5848 to 1.6 

  • HP regen increased from 1.4684 to 1.5 

  • HP regen increased from 1.592 to 1.6
[NOTE: All Rengar changes reverted, expect them to come back in in the 8.4 PBE cycle for further testing!]
[Context 1 / Context 2 / Context 3 / Context 4]
  • Base HP lowered from 586.2 to 585
  • Base AD lowered from 68 to 65
  • AD growth increased from 1.5 to 3
  • Base attack speed changed from .625 + 3.5%/lvl to .666 + 3%/lvl
  • Unseen Predator (Passive)
    • Bonetooth buff changed from [1/3/7/13/20 flat AD and % bonus AD] to [1/4/9/16/25% bonus AD and AP]
    • Leap distance from target on landing lowered from 100 to 50 
  • Savagery (Q) [Revert/Rework]
    • [New] Active - Rengar’s next attack deals 10/45/80/115/150 (+1.1 TAD) damage
    • [New] Empowered - Rengar’s next attack deals 30-240 (+1.3 TAD) damage and grants + 40% AS for next two attacks
    • Q grants ferocity and Attack Speed vs. towers, but does not deal bonus damage.
    • No longer partial resets after the Q attack 
      • (Pressing Q is still a full reset) 
    • Particles and sounds have been added/re-added to support the old Q animation and buffs. This includes stuff for skins.
    • Q animation speed has been adjusted to better match when the damage comes out 
    • Old icon is back. 
    • Empowered Q now consumes ferocity on cast (should fix a number of bugs and feel issues)
  • Thrill of the Hunt (R)
    • Range at which enemies can sense Rengar lowered from 2000/3000/4000 to 1600
    • Range at which Rengar can track the nearest enemy changed from 2000/3000/4000 to 2500/3000/3500
    • Enemy champions revealed by Thrill of the Hunt (by being closest to Rengar) stay revealed for the spell's duration (even if another enemy moves closer) 
    • Movement Speed increased from 40% to 40/50/60%
    • Closest enemy leap bonus changed from providing a critical strike to [30% TAD + 60% AP Bonus physical damage +10/14/18 Armor shred for 4 seconds.] 

  • HP regen increased from 1.068 to 1.1 

  • HP regen lowered from 1.6016 to 1.6

  • Realm Warp (R)
    • Stasis (Zhonya's + Stopwatch effect) now cancels R channel.

  • Arctic Assault (Q) cooldown increased from 13/12.5/12/11.5/11 to 15/14/13/12/11

  • HP regen increased from 1.6748 to 1.7

  • HP regen lowered from 1.7188 to 1.7

  • HP regen lowered from 1.6048 to 1.6

  • HP regen lowered from 2.036 to 2

  • HP regen increased from 1.7856 to 1.8

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen lowered from 1.3016 to 1.3

  • HP regen lowered from 1.702 to 1.7

  • HP regen lowered from 1.1484 to 1.1 

  • HP regen increased from 1.3848 to 1.4

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2384 to 1.2

  • HP regen lowered from 1.7024 to 1.7
  • AD growth increased from 3.2 to 3.7
  • Spinning Slash (E) Bonus AD ratio increased from 120% to 130%

Twisted Fate
  • HP regen lowered from 1.1016 to 1.1 

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2016 to 1.2

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

  • HP regen lowered from 1.8024 to 1.8

  • HP Regen increased from 1.5684 to 1.6
  • Siphon Power (Q) 
    • Augment: Turbocharge now notes "Siphon Power's shield is increased by 60%"
  • Chaos Storm (R)
    • Cooldown lowered from 120/110/100 to 120/100/80

  • HP regen lowered from 1.4016 to 1.4

  • HP regen lowered from 1.6184 to 1.6

  • HP regen increased from 0.75 to 0.8

  • HP regen lowered from 1.2384 to 1.2

  • HP regen increased from 1.0848 to 1.1

Xin Zhao
  • HP regen lowered from 1.6352 to 1.6

  • HP regen lowered from 1.3024 to 1.3 

  • HP regen increased from 1.6684 to 1.7

  • HP regen increased from 1.2516 to 1.3

  • HP regen increased from 1.088 to 1.1

  • Paddle Star (Q) cooldown increased from 7.5/7/6.75/6.5/6.25 to 8.5/8/7.5/7/6.5

    • HP regen lowered from 1.138 to 1.1


    • Gold contributed to the items it builds into lowered from 300 to 250


    Unsealed Spellbook (I1)
    • Summoner spell cooldown reduction lowered from 25% to 15%

    Magical Footwear (I2)
    • Swapped places with Biscuit Delivery.
      • Now with Contraptions - (same tier as HT FT & Perfect Timing)
    • [Removed] No longer costs 50 gold less to upgrade to other boots.

    Biscuit Delivery (I3)
    • Swapped places with Magical Footwear.
      • Now with Tomorrow - (same tier as Future's Market and Minion Dematerializer) 

    Patch History for this cycle:

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