9.23 PBE Cycle

This mega post was last Updated on 11/13 with the 11/13 PBE Update
(With the release of patch 9.22 to live on November 6th, we started the new 9.23 PBE cycle.)

Previous PBE Cycles in 2019
[8.24] [9.1] [9.2] [9.3] [9.4] [9.5] [9.6] [9.7] [9.8] [9.9] [9.10] [9.11] [9.12] [9.13] [9.14] [9.15] [9.16] [9.17] [9.18] [9.19] [9.20] [9.21][9.22]

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 ( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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

Two new skins are now on the PBE!

Victorious Aatrox

Here's Riot grumbojr with a bugs & feedback thread for Victorious Aatrox:
"Greetings friends! 
Victorious Aatrox has emerged from the battlefield and is parading his way onto the Rift, featuring:
  • New model and texture! - A fitting outfit for the new victor.
  • New particles! - Dazzling golds and many laurels.
  • New recall SFX! - Hear him sunder the earth with his blade.
  • New recall animation! - The champion deserves a statue.
Victorious Aatrox is live on PBE! If you’ve got feedback, we’d love to hear it. Bugs? 
Send them our way and we’ll take care of them. We’ll do our best to answer your questions! 
Victorious Aatrox is attainable only by ending the season in Gold or above in ranked in Season 9."

Pulsefire Thresh

1350 RP

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Pulsefire Thresh:
"A deranged time traveler from the future, Thresh is here to spread chaos and death! 
Pulsefire Thresh brings his corruption to the Rift featuring: 
  • New models and textures to fuel his power!
  • New VFX to gather the souls of his enemies!
  • New SFX to inspire dread!
  • New recall animation! Watch Thresh tear through the fabric of existence! 
Pulsefire Thresh is now available to play on PBE! Remember to report back here with any bugs or feedback. And of course, if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them. Cheers! 
Pulsefire Thresh is set to be 1350 RP. 
*Prices on PBE are subject to change."

Pulsefire Thresh Prestige Edition

Here's Riot Orphyre with a Bugs & Feedback Thread for Pulsefire Thresh Prestige Edition!
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got a new Prestige skin coming out for Pulsefire Thresh! He’ll be coming with:
  • New Lantern: Brand new lantern with new animations as well!
  • New Model and Textures: Thresh has finally con quered an era, and sports new duds to show it off!
  • New Golden VFX: Gold coloring for idle and ability VFX! 
Pulsefire Thresh Prestige Edition is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have so far down below! 
Thanks for checking in, hope to hear from you soon! 
Riot Orphyre"


A chroma for Victorious Aatrox is also on the PBE:

Victorious Aatrox
[2019 ranked reward - 'Players who reach Gold or higher in two or more ranked queues unlock a bonus chroma.' (SR Solo or Flex or Twisted Treeline) ]

Here's Riot Orphyre with a Bugs & Feedback Thread for the Victorious Aatrox chroma:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got a new Chroma coming up for Victorious Aatrox!
Victorious Aatrox:
  • New textures:
    • Victorious Aatrox (Amber) 
The Chroma is now available on PBE! We hope you all will enjoy the new Chroma; 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"

New Summoner Icons

A new set of Champie summoner icons are now on the PBE featuring Vi, Urgot, Jinx, and more!

Nunu & Willump Champie Icon, Lissandra Champie Icon, Sejuani Champie Icon

Cassiopeia Champie Icon, Neeko Champie Icon, Vi Champie Icon

Ekko Champie Icon, Urgot Champie Icon, Jinx Champie Icon

Warwick Champie Icon, Ziggs Champie Icon, Camille Champie Icon

Aatrox Champie Icon, Annie Champie Icon, Bard Champie Icon

Twisted Treeline Altar Icon, Shadow Isles Tree Icon
"Earned for high engagement on Twisted Treeline."

Ranked Reward Summoner Icons

Ranked reward summoner icons were added to the PBE:



Several emotes are now on the PBE:

TFT Season 1 Ranked Reward Emotes

2019 Honor Reward Emotes

That's Twisted

Preseason 2020: Rise of the Elements

[Preseason 2020 changes continue testing this cycle!]
Big changes are now on the PBE in prep for Preseason 2020! Check out this post from the Summoner's Rift team for a full rundown on what to expect including new Elemental Rifts, new Dragon related mechanics, new sidelane alcoves & brush, item changes, and more!

(Latest edit at bottom - 11/5 update)
"Welcome to Preseason 2020: Rise of the Elements! In our high-level goals blog, we revealed that this year’s preseason would be transformative but left the details hiding in the fog of war. Then we shared a video preview during the 10th Anniversary Edition of Riot Pls. And now, the full reveal is here. 
Elemental Rifts 
GOAL: Every game, Summoner's Rift presents a variety of distinct and memorable environments for players to master. 
Rise of the Elements will bring SR to life as the primal magic of the Elemental Drakes changes the landscape each game. The third drake transforms the Rift before it spawns and after that, its element will be the only one to spawn for the remainder of the game. 
Infernal Rift 
The Infernal Drake sunders the Rift, creating new pathways through buff camps and burning away their brush. In addition, the dragon pit itself becomes the Infernal Drake’s molten domain, crumbling the walls at the mouth of the pit. New paths make opportunities for a quick flank or sidestep that your opponent isn’t expecting. 
Ocean Rift 
The Ocean Drake brings new life to the Rift, causing existing brush to expand, fresh patches of brush to grow around the dragon pit, and the environment to flood with pools of water. In addition, Honeyfruit plants sprout up in each jungle quadrant. Sneak around the jungle or look for a new ambush opportunity. 
Cloud Rift 
The Cloud Drake’s power spawns air currents flowing through the jungle and dragon pit, speeding up champions in the vicinity. Dodge skillshots or make a swift collapse on your enemies trying to sneak a far away objective. 
Mountainous Rift 
The Mountain Drake triggers a seismic shift throughout the Rift. Bluffs of rock erupt from the earth, making for some scary new choke points and ambush locations, most notably across the mouth of the dragon pit itself. Extra tight spaces give opportunities for big AOE wombos and create some interesting new hiding spots with fog of war. 
We wanted to make sure the Elemental Rifts are fair to both teams regardless of whether one team is ahead on drakes. Keeping your head in the game if you fall behind early can be hard enough as-is; we didn't want to make it feel like the map itself was trying to make you lose, too. When creating new layouts for the Rifts, we wanted to make sure each of them would be as exciting and fair as the base SR map. Both teams have the opportunity to exploit and master the new terrain equally, so the outcomes are still in players' hands regardless of which Elemental Rift takes shape. 
Additionally, we wanted to ensure the Rifts feel intuitive, even in your first game. We avoided creating new gameplay mechanics in favor of expanding the SR elements you're already familiar with. We also made sure the changes always occur in the jungle near buff camps and dragon pit so that no matter which element you get, you'll interact with the layout changes around the same areas. 
Elemental Buffs & Dragon Souls 
GOAL: The elemental buffs are more equal in both satisfaction and strength. 
The Elemental Drakes themselves still grant different flavors of permanent, stacking buffs to your team when killed, but some buffs are now a little different.
  • Infernal Might:
    • Gain a percentage increase of Attack Damage and Ability Power.
  • Oceanic Will:
    • Regenerate a percentage of missing health every second.
  • Cloudbringer’s Grace:
    • Gain cooldown reduction for your Ultimate ability.
  • Mountainous Vigor:
    • Gain a percentage increase of Armor and Magic Resistance.
When a team kills their fourth Elemental Drake, instead of stacking their elemental buff, they'll gain a powerful Dragon Soul from the dominant dragon. Dragon Souls persist through death and last the remainder of the game.
  • Infernal Dragon Soul:
    • Every 3 seconds, your next attack or damaging spell creates a small AoE explosion, dealing adaptive damage that scales with bonus attack damage, ability power, and bonus health.
  • Ocean Dragon Soul:
    • Dealing any damage triggers strong health and resource regeneration for 3 seconds.
    • Damage to minions provides less regeneration.
  • Cloud Dragon Soul:
    • Hitting enemies with abilities or attacks lowers the cooldowns of your base abilities.
  • Mountain Dragon Soul:
    • After not taking damage for 5 seconds, gain a shield that lasts until destroyed. The shield’s magnitude scales with bonus attack damage, ability power, and bonus health.
Once one team has claimed a Dragon Soul, it becomes the Elder Dragon's turn to defend the pit—this means only one team can have a Dragon Soul. 
Elder Dragon 
GOAL: Elder buff is more satisfying; Elder buff doesn't favor the team with more dragons. 
Elder Dragon still grants a powerful, short-term combat buff, and we're retooling it to offer teams who failed to claim a Dragon Soul a teamfight-focused hope of getting back into the game. To achieve this, we're removing Elder Dragon's scaling with Elemental Drake buffs (which favors the team that's ahead) and replacing it with a new execution component. If Elder's burn damage affects a low-health enemy champion, they’ll be consumed by a searing Elder Immolation—killing them instantly!

Enemies affected by the Elder burn have a small marker on their health bar, indicating the execution threshold. The execution has a brief wind-up, so with quick reactions, Immolation victims can avoid imminent execution with the usual suite of clutch save abilities or spells (Zhonya’s Hourglass, Kindred’s Ultimate, etc). The threat of Immolation will still be there when they become vulnerable again, so if the Elder buff burn is applied a second time, it’s back to the fountain! 
Side Lane Alcoves & Brush 
GOAL: The side lanes offer greater outplay opportunities by allowing players to turn fights through clever environmental play. 
Aside from the Elemental Rifts and other Dragon changes, we've made some renovations to other parts of Summoner’s Rift. We've created identical alcoves in top and bottom lane. Both alcoves feature three patches of brush on their outer edges and a small space in their center for champions to juke around or hide in. 
We don’t expect alcoves to be used constantly throughout lane phase. But every so often, players may turn a 2v3 into a double kill, or perhaps escape certain death due to the unique layout of an alcove. We look forward to seeing how players make use of them when they hit the Rift. 
Finally, there are two new patches of permanent brush opposite the Baron and Dragon pits. These open areas to the river are high traffic, but lack the map features that create playmaking possibilities. New brush opens up a lot of new strategic and tactical options. 
Other gameplay changes 
But it’s not all about the map! There’s a host of other new features and updates coming in preseason to address common frustration points in League. 
Jungle Path Diversity 
Early jungling currently revolves around Krugs due to their high gold/XP tuning, resulting in pretty one-dimensional pathing and a heavy blue-side advantage due to bot lane's proximity to Krugs. We're making XP and gold changes in order to open up more diverse pathing options and jungle strategies—most significantly, reducing Krugs' value and buffing Gromp's so junglers can hit level 3 off any combination of outer camp (Gromp or Krugs), buff camp, and any third camp. 
We’ve also added respawn timer icons (like you see on red and blue buff) to the minimap for every camp to help all junglers plan their next moves. 
Top Lane Influence 
For a high-stakes solo lane, top hasn’t been able to translate a lane win into an effective mid and late game carry for their team—particularly in higher levels of play. Combined with this preseason's increased focus on Elemental Drakes drawing fights to the bot lane, we're shifting power around to give top laners better opportunities to translate their wins in lane into game wins. 
We’re increasing base minion XP slightly so solo laners level a bit faster, and we’re reducing the amount of bonus XP generated when allies share XP so bot lane levels a bit more slowly. We're also slightly decreasing jungle XP. 
Additionally, to balance out the map objectives a bit, we’re spawning Rift Herald earlier in the game and allowing her to respawn once if she is killed early. 
Support Items 
We're refreshing support choices in the shop. They’ll be less poachable and have an expanded quest system that should be more satisfying overall. We're also reducing the current complexity and rules bloat of the lineup. 
Towards the goal of creating more satisfying items, supports will no longer have to upgrade these starter items in the shop. Instead, the quest system now automatically upgrades items to their second and third tiers when milestones are reached, with the Warding passive baked into those upgrades: 
  • Tier 1 - Starting stats and gold generation passive
  • Tier 2 - Stats improved, 3 wards added
  • Tier 3 - Major stats upgrade, 4 ward capacity, gold generation passive removed
This unlocks supports to begin progressing toward their item builds without having to spend their first 1500g on completing their economy item. These starting support items won’t carry as many stats as before, but we think this is a fair tradeoff for the jump-start supports are getting on their other items. 
The four starting support item options are:
  • High AD + Low HP + Spellthief’s passive
  • High AP + Low HP + Spellthief’s passive
  • Low AD + High HP + Targon's passive
  • Low AP + High HP + Targon's passive
  • (Coin removed) 
When assessing the play patterns of the income passives, Targon’s and Coin both encourage a safer, more sustain-focused playstyle compared to Spellthief’s aggressive one. To simplify the support item system, we’re removing Coin and allowing ranged champions to use the execute element of Targon’s passive. 
Finally, we're adding a new poaching rule that significantly reduces the gold you get from minions if you're farming them consistently. The tuning we want should still allow supports to secure a last-hit every now and then or even farm an occasional wave like today; the penalty only kicks in if item holders begin farming like non-supports. This new rule also allows us to remove the current anti-poaching mechanics on Spellthief's (charge pausing on CS, nearby ally requirement for gold). 
Lethality Items 
Lethality items are core for a pretty big group of AD assassins and fighters, but with only Duskblade and Ghostblade commonly used, choices feel limited. We want to make Edge of Night a more attractive option and add a fourth choice to the lineup: 
  • Duskblade is mostly the same.
  • Ghostblade is also mostly the same.
  • Edge of Night's spellshield now works like Banshee's Veil, which is a more straightforward effect that avoids the learning curve of an active item while also allowing for clearer counterplay opportunities for opponents.
  • Sanguine Blade is a new Lethality item that enables split pushing. Its unique passive grants a huge attack speed buff when no allies are nearby.
  • We’re also exploring a few other potential lethality item options that you may see on PBE. 
Doubling the number of attractive Lethality items significantly increases assassins' ability to tailor their early builds to their matchup or game state, but we don't want to kill their later build variety by letting full-Lethality become optimal in every game. Individual items grant fewer stats but now feature a one- and two-piece bonus which preserves the power spikes of assassins' first big purchases. Since this set bonus stops at two, assassins should generally branch into raw-AD items like Guardian Angel or Black Cleaver after their two-item spike. Full Lethality should still feel like a strong option against exceptionally squishy comps, though. 
Other Items 
We're removing Spear of Shojin. Its unique passive when used by the most synergistic champions is lowering the downtime of some CC, mobility, and immunity spells beyond what we think leaves healthy room for counterplay. 
We’re also looking for other small improvements we can make across the item system from now through the launch of preseason. 
Keystone Rune changes
We’re tweaking some keystones to address a few problems they've created. 
Conqueror has been too effective at allowing sustained damage fighters to deal with tanks, who have lost their place in solo lanes as a result. We’re toning down the anti-tank nature of the rune by removing the true damage conversion and putting more power into the stacking adaptive force. 
Kleptomancy has been commonly used as a way to generate lots of gold in an uneven matchup, like ranged vs melee top lane. We’re pulling power out of the “farm gold off of my enemy” pattern and pushing more into the early game elixir drops. 
Aftershock continues to attract squishy champs looking to negate their intended fragility. We’re lowering the flat resistances more on this rune and buffing the power it gives to tankier champions. 
See you in 9.23! 
Exact numbers and whatnot for all the changes we've just shared will be available soon on the PBE for an extended four-week cycle. Rise of the Elements ships with patch 9.23 in November!"

Riot Scruffy also posted on the boards with more details, including some extra changes:
"Hey all, let’s begin this epic journey into season 10 with Rise of the Elements, preseason's gameplay component, on PBE today! We're keeping the changes on PBE for an extended 4 week period to iron out all of the bugs and polish that we can before patch 9.23. 
Go here for our original announcement blog with most of the details:
Some extra clarification
We think that the new dragon changes will probably push more power in to the bot/jungle side of the map, so with a combination of herald and XP changes, we’re aiming to put a bit more late game carry potential into the hands of top laners. 
Elemental drake spawns
  • The first 3 drakes will always be unique.
  • Ex. Ocean->Infernal->Mountain is possible but Ocean->Ocean->Infernal is not
Rift Herald buffs
  • Spawn time 10 >>> 8 min
  • Can respawn after 6 min
  • Channel time to spawn the herald 4s >>> 1s
Minion XP changes
  • 2% increase to solo lane XP and 2.4% decrease to duo lane XP
  • Level 2 breakpoints are the same for both solo and duo lanes
Jungle XP changes
  • Overall 4% decrease to xp, less if you're gaining catchup xp
  • Krugs XP nerfed, Gromp XP buffed to make both sides of the jungle viable pathing choices
  • Clearing any side of the jungle will get you level 3
Monster Buff VFX Updated
  • We’ve got an updated version of Red, Blue, Baron, Elder, and the new Dragon Soul buff VFX in
Changes from our announcement
Cloud drake soul
  • Announced: Reduce your cooldowns when hitting enemies with attacks or abilities.
  • Updated: Gain a burst of Movement speed for 3s after using your ultimate
  • The previous effect was pushing basic ability cooldowns too low in a way that felt similar to the reasons we decided to remove Spear of Shojin. Our new effect instead puts the power into a movement speed buff to also create more interesting uses on more champions.
Kleptomancy Rework
  • We previously announced: Power siphoned out of gold procs and into elixirs to weaken the "farm my opponent" pattern, especially ranged vs melee.
  • Updated: Klepto has been significantly reworked into a “mastery of all keystones” playstyle. You cycle between all of the keystones - they key is to use them effectively and quickly for max value.
  • Gain a random keystone - once it is used gain another after 7 seconds.
  • Includes - Lethal Tempo, Fleet Footwork, Aery, Comet, Phase Rush, Predator (only if you have boots), Electrocute, Hail of Blades, Grasp of the Undying, Glacial Augment
  • Keystones cycle pseudo randomly - you cannot repeat a keystone for 5 rolls after it has been used
  • Entering the fountain will reroll your current keystone
More preseason item changes
It's been a few months since we talked about our intent to clean up the item shop, and preseason is the time for those changes. As a reminder, we want to remove items that are (a) unhealthy, (b) too similar to another item, (c) very low usage rate, and/or (d) reducing the number of impactful decisions the item system offers. This'll free up space to add more items to the store, such as the new Sanguine Blade lethality item. 
Item removals
Zz’rot Portal
  • This item has led to split push strategies that don’t involve enough champion interaction. We may revisit this type of strategic item in the future, but it would require more risk for the champion user to apply tower pressure.
  • This item has been underused and underpowered for a very long time. The tower disable effect is an interesting interaction that can exist in LoL, but it has been hard to balance in the item space because we would not be happy if we saw tower disable become a baseline on most team comps.
Raptor Cloak
  • With no items to build into, we can clean this up.
Shurelya’s Reverie Reworked
  • Shurelya's has had a hard time finding users and overlaps considerably with Righteous Glory. We want to try and shift it to enchanter stats to create a new option for supports and leave tanks with Righteous as an option.
  • Updated Shurelia’s:
  • Forbidden Idol + Crystalline Bracer + 850g (total cost 2300g)
  • 300hp
  • 10% CDR
  • 100% health regen
  • 100% mana regen
  • 10% heal/shield power
  • Active: 40% movement speed for 3s for you and nearby allies (90s cooldown)
Kircheis Shard buff
  • This middle tier item has been quite underpowered and a bit of a trap to build early.
  • Kircheis Shard damage 50 >>> 60
  • Damage from Energized procs now stacks, rather than using the strongest one
  • Stormrazor proc buffed from 50 to 60-80 based on level
  • Statikk Shiv and RFC Energized proc reduced from 60-140 to 60-80
Coming Soon
Melee vs ranged lanes
  • Primarily we want to make sure that we have mechanics to safeguard from ranged champions taking over top lane, which is the primary place where we get melee 1v1 matchups
  • Current iterations have some additional melee only power added to Doran’s Shield 
Final icons for new items
  • What you’re seeing are very early sketches, updates will be coming soon 
Stormrazor improvements
  • We’re hoping to both improve the power of Stormrazor (as it’s only viable for 1 champ currently) and find ways to make it a more appealing item for more players. Should be some updates in the next week on this.
Tons of visual polish and performance improvements
  • We are still finishing up all of the pieces for each elemental rift to make them feel unique and alive. Additionally in the final weeks we will be cleaning up a lot of stuff under the hood to make sure that there are no FPS drops or hitches with all of the new art.
A few more things still might be coming.
  • We’re testing out a few other item changes and making sure that we have mechanics in place so that we can tune every position after launch if we need to adjust.
We hope you enjoy playing Rise of the Elements early and we would love to hear feedback or any issues you encounter in the wild. 
-The Summoner’s Rift Team
UPDATE 10/23
Presence of Mind Rune
  • Ult CDR removed
  • Still restores mana on takedown
  • Restores 20% energy on takedown
  • Grants 5 max energy or 35 max mana on takedown (up to 10 times)
Doran's Shield Update
  • 80 Health
  • 6 Hp5
  • Basic attacks deal 5 extra damage to minions
  • CHANGED: On taking single target attack or spell regenerate up to 40 (melee) 30 (ranged) health over 8s (live is 30 over 10s)
UPDATE 10/24
Jungle tuning iteration 2
After our first round of tuning we see that balancing Krugs and Gromp is going well but the balance between ganking and farming has been overly skewed towards ganking as priority. We want to open up more varied strategies for junglers and make the lost farm for ganking more substantial.
  • Krug -> Gromp rebalance unchanged
  • Non buff jungle camp respawns 2min 30s >>> 2 min
  • Average camp gold / XP down by 5%
  • Gold / XP per min for pure farm up by 12%"
UPDATE 10/29 - Energize ADC items 
Our goals here are
  • Make Stormrazor a viable and more integrated item into ADC build options
  • Simplify the energized system so that stacking or not is a clear and compelling choice
  • Differentiate RFC and Statikk Shiv more
  • All energized effects now stack
Statikk Shiv
  • Energized damage 60-140 >>> 140
  • All energized attacks chain to lightning targets
Rapid Fire Cannon
  • Energized damage 60-140 >>> 50
  • Range increase max 150 >>> 200
  • Attack Speed 30 >>> 35%
  • No longer increases energize charge speed
  • Cost 3100 >>> 3200
  • AD 60 >>> 50
  • Crit chance 0% >>> 25%
  • AS unchanged
  • Build path BF + Cloak of Agility + Kircheis Shard + 500
  • Energized damage 50 (unchanged)
  • Energized effects are increased by 35% >>> Charge Energize 35% faster
UPDATE 11/5 
Lethality Items
  • Set bonuses removed - these were feeling more like punishment than bonus, so this iteration makes all of the lethality items standalone and choices should depend on their unique value
  • Lethality item stats buffed (to compensate for lost set bonuses)
  • New item added Umbral Blade - this item takes on the blackout passive from Duskblade and is a cheap utility focused niche
  • Umbral Blade - 2400 total cost, Serated Dirk + 2 Long Swords, 50 AD + 10%CDR + 10 Lethality + Blackout passive
  • Duskblade now has Grevious Wounds on the Nightstalker damage proc, and the blackout effect is removed to create a bit more context for when Duskblade is the right choice
Energize Items
  • Some tuning on the individual items
  • Zeal now builds out of Cloak of Agility instead of Brawlers Glove (total cost 1400g and now has 25% crit chance)
  • Cloak of Agility crit chance 20% -> 25%
  • Brawlers glove removed from the shop"

Ocean Rift:

Mountainous Rift:

Infernal Rift:

Cloud Rift:

Elder Dragon:

New Sidelanes:

Monster Buff VFX:


  • Images for Cloud and Ocean Draconic arenas added, these are obtainable on the TFT beta pass on live, but had placeholder images:
  • As noted by Riot Eggo McLego, the True Damage borders were updated:
  • New skinlines and bios are now on the PBE:
    • Skinlines:
      • Cops and Robbers
      • Crimson Elite
      • Dreadknights
    • Bios:
      • Pulsefire Thresh: "As head of the Remembrancers, Thresh usually remains behind the scenes pulling the chains of time rather than stepping into the stream himself. Yet recent events have caused him to leave his temporal citadel, bringing his pulsefire lantern to bear."
      • Pulsefire Thresh Prestige Edition: "As paradoxes multiply and more rogue agents rebel against the grasp of the chrono-enforcers, Thresh, as commander of the Rembrancers, takes matters into his own hands. He must not yield control of time to these interlopers... nor to the growing Praetorian threat."
      • Victorious Aatrox: "Victorious Aatrox was awarded to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2019 season. With arm and sword sculpted from crystal quartz, he stands as a monument to all who wish to achieve greatness."
      • Captain Volibear: "For Volibear's years of service on the Force, he was awarded the honorary title of Captain. For his utter incompetence in the field, it was made certain he would remain on desk duty for the rest of his career. Even so, he and Constable Trundle always end up patrolling the streets with mountains of paperwork left in their wake."
      • Constable Trundle: "Constable Trundle's definition of keeping the peace translates to barking insults at jaywalkers, haphazardly placing cones in the street, and perhaps worst of all, plundering doughnuts from all the local bakeries. Needless to say, this behavior results in some very stern browbeatings from Piltover Yard."
      • Dreadknight Nasus: "Dreadknight Nasus serves as keeper of the forgotten texts deep within the catacombs of his Master's labyrinthine library. It is said that within lies the secret of the Dreadknights' undoing, but no living soul has yet verified whether this is truth or fable."
      • Dreadknight Garen: "Once a valiant hero, Dreadknight Garen fell to the promise of power great enough to save his land. Now, twisted by the corrupting magic of his Master, he commands the frozen legions in their march upon the living. Only desolation remains in his wake."
      • Crimson Elite Talon: "The Crimson Elite cannot confirm or deny the existence of the agent known as Talon. The bloody trail left behind him serves as a sinister warning to all. Perhaps more disconcerting are the hundreds of undocumented cases that remain undiscovered."
      • Crimson Elite Riven: "Though officially listed as killed in action, the rogue operative with the broken blade harbors no regrets for abandoning her comrades in their most dire moment. A turncoat become mercenary, she operates in the outer limits of civil society, lending her blade to the highest bidder."

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.

[See above or here and here for details posts on Preseason changes!]

Removed Items
  • Spear of Shojin
  • Zz'Rot Portal
  • Ohmwrecker
  • Raptor Cloak
  • Brawler's Glove

Support Items
  • Spellthief's Edge
    • 400g
    • +8 Ability Power
    • +10 Health
    • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
    • Unique Passive - Tribute: Damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
    • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Unique Active: Warding.
    • (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
    • Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.
  • Steel Shoulderguards
    • 400g
    • +30 Health
    • +3 Attack Damage
    • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
    • Unique Passive - Spoils of War: While nearby an ally, basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their max health (30% for ranged). Killing a minion grants kill gold to the nearest allied champion. (These effects recharge every 45 seconds. Max 3 charges.)
    • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Unique Active: Warding.
    • (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
    • Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.
  • Relic Shield
    • 400g
    • +30 Health
    • +5 Ability Power
    • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
    • Unique Passive - Spoils of War: While nearby an ally, basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their max Health (30% for ranged). Killing a minion grants kill gold to the nearest allied champion. (These effects recharge every 45 seconds. Max 3 charges.)
    • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Unique Active: Warding.
    • (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
    • Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.
  • Spectral Sickle
    • 400g
    • +5 Attack Damage
    • +10 Health
    • +2 Gold per 10 seconds
    • Unique Passive - Tribute: Damaging spells and attacks against champions or buildings grant 15 gold. This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
    • Quest: Earning gold through using this item will transform the item, granting Unique Active: Warding.
    • (Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.)
    • Limited to 1 Gold Income Item or Jungle item.

Cloak of Agility
  • Critical strike increased from 20% to 25%

Doran's Shield
  • Unique passive changed: "UNIQUE Passive: Regenerate up to 40 health over 8 seconds after taking basic attack or single target spell damage from an enemy champion, based on percent missing health. (66% effective for Ranged Champions or Area of Effect and Periodic damage triggers)"

Duskblade of Draktharr
  • New Recipe: [Serrated Dirk + Caulfield's Warhammer + 925g]
  • AD increased from 55 to 60
  • Unique Passive Blackout removed

Edge of Night
  • Cost lowered from 3000 to 2900
  • Combine cost lowered from 625 to 525
  • Health increased from 250 to 325
  • Lethality lowered from 18 to 10
  • AD lowered from 55 to 50
  • [Changed] Unique Passive: Grants a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability. This shield refreshes after no damage is taken from enemy champions for 40 seconds.

Energized Effect
  • All Energized effects now stack

Kircheis Shard
  • Cost increased from 600 to 700
  • Combine cost increased from 300 to 400

Phantom Dancer
  • Combine cost increased from 700 to 900
    • [Due to Zeal cost change]

Rapid Firecannon
  • Combine cost lowered from 800 to 500
  • Energized damage changed from 60-140 to 120
  • No longer increases energize charge speed

Runaan's Hurricane
  • Combine cost lowered from 800 to 600
    • [Due to Zeal cost change]

[NewSanguine Blade
  • 3000g
  • Recipe: [Serrated Dirk + Vampiric Scepter + 1000g]
  • +50 Attack Damage
  • +15% Life Steal
  • +10 Lethality
  • UNIQUE Passive - Blood Pursuit: While near one or fewer visible enemy champions gain 8 Lethality and 40-100% Attack Speed (based on level), decaying over 3 seconds if other enemy champions get too close.

Serrated Dirk
  • Removed Headhunter passive

Shurelya's Reverie
  • Cost: 2050g
  • Recipe: [Forbidden Idol + Crystalline Bracer + 600g]
  • +300 Health
  • +10% CDR
  • +100% Health Regen
  • +100% Mana Regen
  • Unique Passive: +10% Heal and Shield power
  • Unique Active: Grant yourself and nearby allies +40% movement speed for 3s. (90s cooldown).

Statikk Shiv
  • Combine cost lowered from 800 to 500
  • Energized damage changed from 60-140 to 120
  • Unique Passive Electroshock: energized chain effect targets increased from 5 to 7

  • Cost increased from 3100 to 3200
  • Recipe: [BF Sword + Cloak of Agility + Kircheis Shard + 500g]
  • AD increased from 60 to 55
  • Attack speed lowered from 30% to 15%
  • Now has +25% Crit Chance
  • Energized effects changed from [increased by 35%] to [Your Energized attacks gain 120 bonus magic damage. Energized effects slow by 75% for 0.5 seconds.]

[New] Umbral Glaive
  • 2400g
  • Recipe: [Serrated Dirk + Long Sword + Long Sword + 600g]
  • +50 Attack Damage
  • +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • UNIQUE Passive: +12 Lethality
  • UNIQUE Passive - Blackout: When spotted by an enemy ward, reveal traps and disable wards around you for 8 seconds (45 second cooldown). Basic attacks instantly kill revealed traps and do triple damage to wards.

Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • Unique active now allows you to move through units.

  • Cost increased from 1200 to 1400
  • Recipe changed: [Cloak of Agility + Dagger + 300g]
  • Attack speed lowered from 15% to 12%
  • Critical strike increased from 15% to 25%

Conqueror (Precision Keystone)
  • [New Effect] "Basic attacks or spells that deal damage to an enemy champion grant 2 stacks of Conqueror for 8s, gaining 2-5 Adaptive Force per stack. Stacks up to 10 times. Ranged champions gain only 1 stack per basic attack.
When fully stacked, heal for 15% of the damage you deal to champions."

Presence of Mind (P2)
  • Effect changed: "Takedowns restore 20% of your maximum mana or energy and increase your maximum mana by 100 (up to 500) or your maximum energy by 10 (up to 50). "

Nimbus Cloak (S2)
  • Effect changed - "After casting a Summoner Spell, gain a movement speed increase that lasts for 2.5s and allows you to pass through units.
Increase: 15% to 35% Movement Speed based on the Summoner Spell's cooldown. (Higher cooldown Summoner Spells grant more Movement Speed)."

Aftershock (Resolve Keystone)
  • Armor and MR changed from [70 + 50% of your Bonus Resists] to [35 + 80% of your Bonus Resists]
  • Damage changed from [10 - 120 (+4% of your maximum health)] to [25 - 120 (+8% of your bonus health)]
  • Cooldown lowered from 35s to 20s

Prototype: Omnistone (Inspiration Keystone)
  • Replaces Kleptomancy
  • [New Effect] "Periodically grants a single use of another random keystone.
8-4 second cooldown between using a keystone and gaining the next. (12-8 seconds for ranged users)
After 40 seconds of not using a given keystone, Omnistone will re-roll when you exit combat.
Aftershock is only available to champions who have learned a basic spell that can trigger it. 
Predator is only available to champions who have already purchased boots. 

Eyeball Collection (D3)
  • Adaptive bonus lowered from 1.2 AD/2 AP to 0.6 AD/1 AP
  • Complete collection amount increased from 10 eyeballs to 20 eyeballs
  • Eyeballs per takedown increased from 1 to 2

TFT Changes
These changes are tentative and may not be complete! Always refer to official notes for the full picture!
Warden Trait
  • 2 champ armor increased from 125 to 150
  • 4 champ armor increased from 275 to 300

Shadow Trait
  • 2 champ increased damage lowered from 50% to 45%
  • 4 champ increased damage lowered from 100% to 85%

Ocean Trait
  • 4 unit mana increased from 30 to 35
  • 6 unit mana increased from 50 to 60

Glacial Trait
  • 4 unit chance to stun lowered from 40% to 35%
  • 6 unit chance to stun lowered from 60% to 50%

  • Damage increased from 250/500/750 to 250/500/1000

  • Damage changed from 250/450/650 to 300/450/600

  • Damage increased from 200/400/600 to 200/400/800

  • Shield value changed from 200/400/600 to 200/350/500

  • Damage increased from 150/250/350 to 150/250/450

  • Damage increased from 150/325/600 to 150/325/650

  • Ability damage reverted from 150/325/500 to 125/275/425

  • Damage increased from 200/450/700 to 200/450/800

  • Summon health lowered from 300 to 250

  • Heal lowered from 100/200/300 to 100/175/250

  • Bonus health changed from 200/400/600 to 250/400/550

  • Damage increased from 100/200/300 to 100/200/400

  • Damage increased from 100/200/300 to 100/200/350

  • Damage changed from 200/550/900 to 250/550/850

  • Damage increased from 200/400/600 to 200/400/800

  • Damage changed from 250/500/2000 to 200/400/2000

  • Damage increased from 175/350/525 to 175/350/600

  • Shield increased from 200/300/400  to 250/400/600

  • % Damage changed from 8/12/16% to 9/12/15%

  • Damage lowered from 200/350/500 to 200/325/450

  • Damage increased from 200/450/700 to 200/450/850

  • Ability hits changed from 3/5/7 to 4/5/6

  • Minion health lowered from 750/1250/1750 to 600/1000/1400

  • Flamespitter duration increased from 3s to 4s

Patch History for this cycle:

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