Current PBE Changes

This mega post was last Updated with the 4/6 PBE Update
(With the release of patch 11.7 to live on March 31st, we started the new 11.8 PBE cycle.)

Previous PBE Cycles in 2021
 [10.25] [11.1] [11.2] [11.3] [11.4] [11.5] [11.6] [11.7]

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.

Patch History for this cycle:
 ( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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: Gwen

Our latest champion, Gwen, is now on the PBE for testing! For more on Gwen, check out these links:
Here's Riot Zhanos with a bugs & feedback thread for Gwen and Space Groove Gwen:
"Hello! 
Gwen and her launch skin, Space Groove Gwen have snipped their way onto the PBE! 
We're open to hearing any bug reports and feedback regarding Gwen's gameplay kit, and her base & launch skin."

Gwen, the Hallowed Seamstress


Stats & Abilities


Stats
  • Base HP: 550
  • HP5: 7
  • HP Per Level: 90
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.11
  • Base Mana: 330
  • Mana Per Level: 40
  • Base MR: 32
  • MR Per Level: 1.25
  • Base AD: 63
  • AD Per Level: 3
  • Base Armor: 37
  • Armor Per Level: 4
  • Base Move Speed: 340
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 2.25
  • Attack Range: 150

Abilities

A Thousand Cuts (Passive)
Gwen's Attacks deal an additional (1% + 0.008% AP) Max Health magic damage on hit. Gwen recovers health equal to 70% of the damage this Ability deals to champions. 
Max damage to monsters: [10 +25% AP]. Deals [8-30] bonus damage to minions below 40% health.

Snip Snip! (Q)
40 Mana
6.5/5.75/5/4.25/3.5s Cooldown 
Passive: Gwen gains 1 stack when she hits an enemy with an attack (max 4, lasts 6 seconds). 
Active: Consumes stacks. Gwen snips once for [8/10.75/13.5/16.25/19 +5% AP] magic damage, snips again for each ammo consumed, and then snips a final time for [40/53.75/67.5/81.25/95 +25% AP] magic damage. 
The center of each strikes deals true damage instead and applies A Thousand Cuts to enemies hit.

(Max damage: 80, plus [600% +4.8% AP)% percent health) 


Hallowed Mist (W)
60 Mana
22/20/18/16/14s Cooldown 
Gwen summons the Hallowed Mist, making her untargetable to all enemies (except towers) outside of the zone for 5 seconds or until she leaves it. While in the Mist, Gwen gains [20 + 5% AP] Armor and Magic Resist. 
Gwen can Recast this ability once to call the Mist to her. This will automatically Recast the first time Gwen attempts to leave the zone. 

Skip 'n Slash (E)
35 Mana
13/12/11/10/9s Cooldown 
Gwen dashes and empowers her Attacks for 4 seconds. 
Empowered Attacks gain 40/50/60/70/80% Attack Speed, [10 +8% AP] on hit magic damage, 100 range, and the first one to hit an enemy refunds 50% of this Ability's Cooldown.

Needlework (R)
100 Mana
120/100/80s Cooldown 
First Cast: Hurl a needle that deals [30/55/80 +8% AP] magic damage, Slows by 40/50/60% for 1.5 seconds, and applies A Thousand Cuts to all enemies. If Gwen hits an enemy with an Attack or Ability within 6 seconds of casting this, she can Recast it (up to 2 additional times.) 
Second Cast: Fire three needles to deal [3x Base Damage] magic damage
Third Cast: Fire five needles to deal [5x Base Damage] magic damage 
Subsequent needle hits on the same unit slow by 15/20/25% instead.
Max damage: [9x Base Damage], plus [9% +0.072% AP]% max health damage from A Thousand Cuts.

Lore

Gwen's champion page and biography are up on the Universe!

In-Client bio:
"A former doll transformed and brought to life by magic, Gwen wields the very tools that once created her. She carries the weight of her maker's love with every step, taking nothing for granted. At her command is the Hallowed Mist, an ancient and protective magic that has blessed Gwen's scissors, needles, and sewing thread. So much is new to her, but Gwen remains joyfully determined to fight for the good that survives in a broken world."

Voiceover

Here's Gwen's full voiceover:

Choose VO: "Head high, chin up, scissors ready!"

Ban VO: "Why not? My scissors don't bite."

Gwen's theme was also added to the PBE!

Here's Gwen's full special interactions:

Release Skin

Gwen's release skin is Space Groove Gwen:

Space Groove Gwen

1350 RP
"It was pretty far out when Gwen applied to be Lux and Samira's quartermaster—after all, no one else did. Cheerfully sewing good vibes into great clothes, she amplifies disco energy through her nifty threads. Though she's new to this whole galactic hero gig, one thing's for sure: no way Gwen lets her friends liberate the galaxy in less-than-stellar outfits."

Champion Skins

Five new skins are now on the PBE for testing:

Blackfrost Sion

1350 RP
"A fearsome jötunn who once stood at the front of Lissandra's vast armies, Sion fell in battle only for his master's magic to weave itself beneath his massive frame, resurrecting him as a monster of rage and cold."

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Blackfrost Sion:
Hello All! 
Blackfrost Sion is charging onto the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Blackfrost Sion is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

Blackfrost Vel'Koz

1350 RP
"Beneath the ice they slumber, trapped as two worlds pass them by. Watching, waiting, for the day they will rise again, and all will be buried in ice."

Here's Riot Dead Thief with a bugs & feedback thread for Blackfrost Vel'Koz:
"Heys
"You may experience mild... incineration."

Blackfrost Vel'Koz is replicating on the Rift with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Blackfrost Vel'Koz is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
- Riot Dead Thief"

Dragon Guardian Galio

1350 RP
"A great dragon of old, who protected dragonkind's ancestral nesting grounds from those who might do it harm. Tricked by the mad knight Kayle so she could destroy every clutch of eggs under his charge, he has followed her back to human society, so he might extract his vengeance personally."

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Dragon Guardian Galio:
"Hello All! 
Dragonslayer Galio is landing on the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Dragonslayer Galio is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

Dragonslayer Kayle

1350 RP
"A famous dragonslayer who vanished into the distant mountains, obsessed with destroying the dragon lineage utterly. Many years later she has returned, so changed by the carnage that she has begun to resemble a dragon herself."

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Dragonslayer Kayle:
"Hello All! 
Dragonslayer Kayle has ascended to the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Dragonslayer Kayle is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

Dragonslayer Twitch
1350 RP
"A lesser dragon who has learned to blend in among humans... poorly. Twitch worships the true dragons and plans to one day become one himself, though he isn't sure how just yet."

Here's Riot 6armedrobot with a bugs & feedback thread for Dragonslayer Twitch:
"Hello All! 
Dragonslayer Twitch is stalking the Rift featuring:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New Recall animation!
Dragonslayer Twitch is set to 1350 RP and is available on PBE! 
Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below! 
-6armedrobot"

 

Chromas

Tons of new chromas are now on the PBE!

Space Groove Gwen
[9 Chromas]
Here's Riot Ehrgeizsu with a bugs & feedback thread for Space Groove Gwen:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for:
  • Gwen
Gwen:
New textures:
  • 9 Chromas
Space Groove Gwen Chromas should be available on PBE soon! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Thanks! 
Riot Ehrgeizsu"

Blackfrost Sion
[7 Chromas]

Blackfrost Vel'Koz
[8 Chromas]

Here's Riot Ehrgeizsu with a bugs & feedback thread for the Blackfrost chromas:
Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for:
  • Sion
  • Vel’Koz
Sion:
New textures:
  • 7 Chromas
Vel’Koz:
New textures:
  • 8 Chromas
Blackfrost sets should be available on PBE soon! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Thanks! 
Riot Ehrgeizsu"

 

Dragonslayer Galio
[8 Chromas]


Dragonslayer Kayle
[8 Chromas]

Dragonslayer Twitch
[8 Chromas]

Here's Riot Ehrgeizsu with a bugs & feedback thread for the Dragonslayer chromas:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for:
  • Twitch
  • Kayle
  • Galio
Twitch:
New textures:
  • 8 Chromas
Kayle:
New textures:
  • 8 Chromas
Galio:
New textures:
  • 8 Chromas
Dragonslayer sets should be available on PBE soon! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Thanks! 
Riot Ehrgeizsu"

 

Files for Honor reward chromas are now on the PBE (no images yet):

Grey Warwick
[Meteorite Chroma]


Medieval Twitch
[Obsidian Chroma]

Summoner Icons

New summoner icons are now on the PBE!

Space Groove Gwen Icon
This icon was acquired during the 2021 Space Groove event.

Space Groove Gwen Chroma Icon
his icon was acquired from the Event Pass Token Shop during the 2021 Space Groove event.

Season 2021 - Split 2 Icon
This icon was earned by winning ranked games in Season 2021 - Split 2.

Emotes

New ranked reward emotes for Split 2 are now on the PBE:

2021 - Split 2 - [RANK]
This emote was earned by winning ranked games in Season 2021 - Split 2
      

Rammus Update & VFX Upgrade

As first noted by Riot Scruffy in a past gameplay thoughts post, the Rammus update is now on the PBE for testing, including changes to his kit as well as a VFX upgrade from Riot Sirhaian!

  • Powerball (Q) damage lowered from 100/135/170/205/240 to 100/130/160/190/220
  • Defensive Ball Curl (W)
    • [New] Basic attacks extend the duration of Defensive Ball Curl by 0.4s, up to a maximum of 4 additional seconds.
  • Frenzying Taunt (E)
    • Duration lowered from [1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25] to [1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2]
  • Soaring Slam (R)
    • Renamed from "Tremors"
    • [New Effect]
100 Mana
130/110/90s Cooldown 
Hop into the air and slam down at a target location, dealing (100/175/250 +60% AP) magic damage and Slowing enemies by 15/17.5/20% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies near the center take additional damage based on the distance traveled. If Soaring Slam is cast while Powerball is active, enemies near the center are Knocked Up for 0.75 seconds. 
Rammus creates aftershocks at the target location for 3.5 seconds that deal (20/30/40 +10% AP) magic damage and stack the original slow up to four times.  
Mac Impact Damage: (150/262.5/375 +90% AP) 
Soaring Slam deals 200% damage to turrets.
Soaring Slam's range increases based on Rammus' Move Speed.

VFX Update Thread from Riot Sirhaian:
"Rammus' Gameplay update will be rolling to PBE tomorrow, and here are some of his new VFXs~! 
Here's a video of his new Base VFXs~! More info and skin changes in the thread below~"

Here's a video showing off the new VFX for all skins:

ARAM VFX Updates

Aram specific VFX updates are now on the PBE! Here's more details and a changelist from Riot Sirhaian:

Here's a full changelist:

"Here's a full changelist! Once again, these are very small tweaks and clean-ups to try and modernize some of the oldest VFXs in the game. They are not meant to be a big change."
He tweeted details on a known bug that will be fixed next update:
There's currently a bug on PBE in ARAM where some champions might throw poro-snaxes instead of their spells if they previously used a poro-snax to feed a poro. This has already been fixed for the next PBE update but thought I'd let you all know just in case. 👀 
 it pretty fun tho"

Miscellaneous 

  • Loot assets added:
    • Grey Warwick (Meteorite Chroma) + Icon
    • Medieval Twitch (Obsidian Chroma) + Icon
    • Space Groove Gwen Icon + Border
    • Disco Chroma (Space Groove Gwen) + Icon



Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & potentially experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes from earlier this cycle! These are not official notes and may be incomplete.

Champions
Annie
[Changelist - Differs from changelist!]
  • Incinerate (W) mana cost increased from 70/80/90/100/110 to 90/95/100/105/110

Aphelios
  • The Hitman and the Seer (Passive) lethality increased from 3-18 to 3.5-21
  • Moonlight Vigil (R)
    • Calibrum damage per park increased from 40-100 to 50-110
    • Severum healing increased from 250-500 to 275-525
    • Gravitum root duration increased from 1.25s to 1.35s
    • Infernum splash damage increased from 85% to 90%
    • Crescendum amount of chakrams generated increased from [4 extra (5 total)] to [5 extra (6 total)]

Cassiopeia
  • Twin Fang (E) mana cost lowered from 50 to 50/48/46/44/42

Darius
[Changelist]
  • Hemorrhage (Passive) monster damage increased from 175% to 300%

Diana
  • Moonsilver Blade (Passive)
    • Monster damage increased from 150% to 300%
    • Attack speed changed from 10-40% to 20-40%

Dr. Mundo
  • Adrenaline Rush (Passive) healing increased from [1.5% Max HP/5] to [2.5% Max HP/5]
  • Infected Cleaver (Q) 
    • minions/monster damage cap changed from 300/350/400/450/500 to 100/200/300/400/500
    • champion hit cost restore increased from 50% to 100%
  • Masochism (E) flat bonus AD lowered from 40-100 to 30-90

Gnar
  • Hyper (W) bonus movement speed increased from 30/45/60/75% to 20/40/60/80% (Based on R rank)

LeBlanc
  • Sigil of Malice (Q)
    • Magic damage increased from 55/80/105/130/155 to 65/90/115/140/165
    • Total damage: 130/180/230/280/330

Lee Sin
  • Tempest (E) cooldown lowered from 10 to 8

Mordekaiser
  • Darkness Rise (Passive) monster damage cap increased from [28-164] to [180]

Morgana
  • Tormented Shadow (W) monster damage increased from 150% to 200%

Orianna
  • Command: Protect (E) bonus resistances lowered from 10/15/20/25/30 to 6/12/18/24/30

Rumble
  • Base MR lowered from 32 to 28
  • MR per level lowered from 1.25 to .75
  • Junkyard Titan (Passive)
    • Overheated bonus damage changed from [25-110 + 30% AP] to [(10-50 +30% AP) +6% target's max health]
    • [New] While Rumble is overheated he gains 50% attack speed
    • [New] "Percent damage is limited to 120 damage on Monsters."

Sett
  • Knuckle Down (Q) 
    • Tooltip no longer mentions the per punch damage cap of 400 against minions (still mentions monsters).

Thresh
  • Flay (E) cooldown increased from 9 to 11/10.5/10/9.5/9

Vladimir
  • Transfusion (Q) cooldown lowered from 9/8/7/6/5 to 9/7.75/6.5/5.25/4'

Yorick
  • Shepherd of Souls (Passive) 
    • Mist Walker AD changed from [2-99 +30% AD] to [2-88 +25% AD]
  • Mourning Mist (E) Marked enemy damage changed from [200%] to [40% increased damage for up to 8 attacks]

Zac
  • Unstable Matter (W) damage increased from [(25/40/55/70/85 +2% per 100 AP)% Max HP] to [(35/50/65/80/95 + 4% per 100AP)% Max HP]

Zed
  • Contempt for the Weak (Passive) 
    • 10 second cooldown changed from [enemies] to [enemy champions].
    • [Removed] No longer deals bonus damage to jungle monsters.
    • Maximum Damage cap changed from [500-800 damage to jungle monsters] to [300 damage to epic monsters]

Items
Chemtech Putrifier
[Changelist]
  • AP increased from 50 to 55

Hextech Rocketbelt
[Changelist]
  • [New] +6 Magic Penetration
  • Health lowered from 350 to 250

Shurelyas Battlesong
[Changelist]
  • Inspire active:
    • [Removed] self movement speed 
    • [Removed] additional magic damage
  • [New Passive]  Motivate: Empowering or Protecting another ally Champion grants both allies 25% Move Speed for 1.5 seconds. 
    • Rules: An ally can only be effected by Motivate once every 4 seconds.
  • Mythic passive changed from [2.5% movement speed] to [5 ability haste]

Staff of Flowing Water
  • Rapids passive
    • [Removed] 15% movement speed
    • [New]+20 ability haste
    • Duration increased from 3s to 4s

Moonstone Renewer
  • Starlit Grace passive 
    • health changed from [50-100 based on ally level] to [60 health]
    • time spent in combat buff changed from [increases this healing effect by 12.5% (to a maximum of 50%).] to [increases you Heal and Shield Power by 4% (to a maximum of 20%)]
  • Mythic passive changed from [5 Ability Haste] to [10 health increase to Starlit Grace's heal.]

Frozen Heart
[Changelist]
  • Armor increased from 70 to 80

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
  • Total cost increased from 900 to 950

TFT Traits
Spirit
  • 2 unit attack speed lowered from 20% to 18%
  • 4 unit attack speed lowered from 35% to 30%

TFT Champions

Tier 3
Darius
  • Reduced damage on kill increased from 25/20/10% to 25/20/15%

Neeko
  • Ability damage lowered from 250/350/450 to 250/325/425

Tier 4
Aurelion Sol
  • Ability damage lowered from 325/500/1400 to 300/475/1300

Kayle
  • Ability damage increased from 100/140/350 to 110/150/350

Tier 5
Azir
  • Ability wall damage increased from 200/350/8888 to 225/375/18888

Sett
  • Primary damage increased from 40/60/400% to 40/60/800%
  • Secondary damage increased from 20/30/200% to 20/30/400%

Ornn
  • Ability damage increased from 150/250/750 to 175/275/9999

Samira
  • Ability base damage changed from 15/25/40 to 10/20/777

Swain
  • Ability health amp increased from 60/75/100% to 60/65/100%

Zilean
  • Ability revive delay lowered from 3.5/3/1 to 3/2/0.5

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