Current PBE Changes

This mega post was last Updated on 12/12 with the 12/12 PBE Update
(With the release of patch 8.24 to live on December 5th, we started the new 9.1 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] [8.24]

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( Note: As the cycle continues, some images may be outdated!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


Champion Skins

Four new skins have bled onto the PBE this cycle:

Blood Moon Aatrox

1350 RP
Ancient manuscripts tracking the orbit of the Blood Moon describe it not as celestial phenomenon, but as a cosmic womb. As the seasons grow shorter and the cult's activity continues to increase, some worry it will give birth to a new kind of demon - a creature helping to bring about its own dark ascendance. 
Here's KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Aatrox:

"Kneel mortals! So I may split your shoulders from your spine! 
The Details

  • New model and textures: Complete with a Blood Moon sword and crimson wings in his demon form!
  • All-new VFX: Fluid deep reds and crimsons, and new decals on Q - The Darkin Blade!
  • All-new SFX: Shakuhachi flourish of notes, combined with heavy blade slashes!
  • All-new recall animation: Aatrox harvests Blood Moon energy!

Blood Moon Aatrox is set to be 1350 RP.
Prices are subject to change. 
Blood Moon Aatrox is available to play now on 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! :)"


Blood Moon Aatrox Prestige Edition

[No release details yet!]
Aatrox has been loosed upon the mortal plane. A creature born in the heart of the Blood Moon, he is the progenitor of all demons, and a malignant darkness that will consume the entire world.
Here's KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Aatrox (Prestige Edition):
"I shall take their limbs. I will reap their beloved! I will tear from their consciousness, the will to live. Yes, this is my purpose. 
The Details

  • New model and textures: He’s adorned in golden armor, complete with a shiny, golden sword, and white wings in demon form!
  • All-new VFX: Deep golds and blacks, with a touch of crimson!
  • All-new SFX: Shakuhachi flourish of notes, combined with heavy blade slashes!
  • All-new recall animation: Aatrox harvests Blood Moon energy!

Blood Moon Aatrox Prestige Edition's availability will be announced closer to release. 
Blood Moon Aatrox Prestige Edition is available to play now on 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! :)"

Blood Moon Pyke

1350 RP
A demonic spearfisher lurking within the darkness of the Blood Moon's mirror dimension, Pyke casts his hooked blade across an endless, liquid night, dragging demons up from the bottom of the world and into their human hosts. Inexorably tied to the Blood Moon, Pyke's sudden appearance in Ionia is a dire omen indeed... 

Here's KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Pyke:
"Hard day’s killin’ ahead… 
The Details 
  • New model and textures: A new Blood Moon look for the Bloodharbor Ripper!
  • All-new VFX: Dark crimson and violet shades of ink splatter!
  • All-new SFX: Unsettling and ominous!
  • All-new recall animation: Let the ink drag you under... 
Blood Moon Pyke is set to be 1350 RP.
Prices are subject to change. 
Blood Moon Pyke is available to play now on 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! :)"

Blood Moon Sivir

1350 RP
A newly anointed priestess of the Blood Moon cult, Sivir wields a weapon that is both a killing tool and a key to the hellish mirror world where all demons are born. Slowly but surely, it has merged her twinned selves, and now it is no longer clear where the human ends and the monster begins.

 Here's KateyKhaos with a bugs & feedback thread for Blood Moon Sivir:

"I’ll fight for a cause. I won’t die for one. 
The Details
  • New model and textures: Beware the Battle Mistress’s blade.
  • All-new VFX: Deep, dark shades of crimson and violet.
  • All-new SFX: Dark, tonal, Blood Moon magic!
  • All-new recall animation: Sivir embraces the energy of the Blood Moon! 
Blood Moon Sivir is set to be 1350 RP.
Prices are subject to change. 
Blood Moon Sivir is available to play now on 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! :)"

Chromas

New chroma added for Blood Moon Pyke (6) and Blood Moon Sivir (6 + LPP Emerald Chroma):

Blood Moon Pyke
[6 Total]

     


Blood Moon Sivir
[LPP Emerald Chroma + 6]
      

Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs and feedback thread for the Blood Moon chromas this cycle:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got some new Chromas coming up for Blood Moon Pyke and Blood Moon Sivir!
Blood Moon Pyke:
  • New textures:
    • Blood Moon Pyke (Ruby)
    • Blood Moon Pyke (Citrine)
    • Blood Moon Pyke (Aquamarine)
    • Blood Moon Pyke (Rose Quartz)
    • Blood Moon Pyke (Obsidian)
    • Blood Moon Pyke (Pearl)
Blood Moon Sivir:
  • New textures:
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Emerald)
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Rose Quartz)
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Sapphire)
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Citrine)
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Turquoise)
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Ruby)
    • Blood Moon Sivir (Obsidian) 
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! 
Thanks!
Riot Orphyre"

Ward Skin

A new Blood Moon ward skin was added to the PBE:

Blood Moon Ward

Summoner Icons

Seven icons were added to the PBE:

Blood Moon Pyke Icon, Blood Moon Aatrox Icon, Blood Moon Sivir Icon
  

Blood Moon Descent Icon
 

Cheering Poro Icon, Esports And Chill Icon, Foam Finger of Destiny Icon
  

Another new summoner icon was added to the PBE.

SapMagic noted "It's Morgana. But it's not for the update."

He continued:
"We're currently thinking the splits will have a faction theming of some kind, and the plan is to use content based around a champion from that faction, ideally one that is associated with Ranked but doesn't have to be. 
We'll be experimenting with this, so nothing I'm saying is set in stone."

Season 9 Split 1 Icon

Emote

A new All-Star themed emote is now on the PBE!

Teemote

Nine new ranked split reward emotes were added, matching the visuals of the Victorious Morgana icon testing on the PBE (context from Riot SapMagic)!

Season 9 - Split 1 - Iron, Season 9 - Split 1 - Bronze, Season 9 - Split 1 - Silver
  

Season 9 - Split 1 - Gold, Season 9 - Split 1 - Platinum, Season 9 - Split 1 - Diamond
  

Season 9 - Split 1 - Master, Season 9 - Split 1 - Grandmaster, Season 9 - Split 1 - Challenger
  

Snowdown 2018 Login Theme

A new Snowdown login theme is now on the PBE!


Miscellaneous 

  • New Loot items added:
    • Blood Moon Capsule
      • Open to reveal a guaranteed Epic Skin Shard and two additional random Skin Shards. Includes a chance to contain 1600 Bonus Essence, a Gemstone, or a Mythic Skin permanent. Gemstone and Mythic Skin Permanent drop rates multiplied by 1.5 with three chances for each type of drop.
  • Prestige Point
    • Gained from purchasing event content. Craft into exclusive rewards.

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.

General

Outer Turrets
  • Outer turret Armor and Magic Resist after Turret Plating falloff increased from 0 to 40

Local Gold
  • Old: Turret destruction and first turret local gold is divided among nearby champions.
  • New: Turret destruction and first turret local gold is divided among nearby champions and nearby Assisters for the turret kill.

Champions
Akali
  • Twilight Shroud (W) base duration increased from 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 to 5/5.5/6/6.5/7

Alistar
  • Trample (E)
    • total damage lowered from 100/125/150/175/200 to 80/110/140/170/200
    • Basic attack damage at 5 Trample stacks lowered from [40 + 15 per level] to [20 + 15 per level]

Ashe
  • Hawkshot (E)
    • [New] Now notes "Hawkshot grants Ashe assists on enemy champions that it reveals - but only if they were otherwise unseen."

Aurelion Sol
[Changelist]
  • Starsurge (Q) minimum re-cast time lowered from .65s to .25s

Caitlyn
  • Piltover Peacemaker (Q) 
    • damage increased from 30/70/110/150/190 to 50/90/130/170/210
    • wide shot damage changed from [33% less damage] to [40% less damage]
  • Ace in the Hole (R) target range increased from 2000/2500/3000 to 3500 at all ranks

Cassiopeia
  • Noxious Blast (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 50/55/60/65/70 to 50/60/70/80/90
    • total damage lowered from 75/125/175/225/275 to 75/120/165/210/255

Corki
  • Missile Barrage (R) damage increased from 75/100/125 to 90/115/140

Fiora
  • Duelist's Dance (Passive) movement speed decay increased from 1.5s to 2s

Jinx
  • Zap! (W)
    • [New] Now notes "Zap!'s cast time decreases as Jinx gains Attack Speed."

Kassadin
  • Base HP regen lowered from 1.6 to 1.2

Kalista
  • Base AD increased from 62 to 67
  • AD per level increased from 3.6 to 4
  • Attack speed per level increased from 3.5 to 4
  • Pierce (Q) damage increased from 10/70/130/190/250 to 20/85/150/215/280
  • Sentinel (W) 
    • [Removed] No longer gains AD when near Oathsworn


Katarina
  • Shunpo (E) Teleport time changed from [.075s delay] to [0s delay] 
    • (Total cast time of .15s unchanged)
  • Spell buffering logic adjusted to include gunblade casts more smoothly

Nasus
  • Siphoning Strike (Q) stack gain on Champion, large minion and large monster kills increased from 6 to 12


Neeko
  • Blooming Burst (Q) 
    • base damage lowered from 80/125/170/215/260 to 70/115/160/205/250
    • secondary damage lowered from 40/60/80/100/120 to 35/55/75/95/115

Ornn
[November 6th changelist from Squad5]
  • HP per level increased from 90 to 95
  • Armor per level increased from 3 to 4
  • Base HP regen increased from 1.4 to 1.8
  • Living Forge (Passive)
    • [New Effect] "Ornn gains an additional 10% bonus Armor and Magic Resistance from all sources.
Ornn can spend gold to forge non-consumable items anywhere. 
Additionally, when Ornn reaches level 13, he will upgrade any elegible items into masterwork items for himself, up to 2 max. For each level after 13, Ornn can upgrade an item for an ally by going near them and clicking on them, max 1 per ally. 
Ornn can smith items directly from his forge menu or the shop.

    • New Masterwork Items
      • Frozen Fist
      • Youmuu's Wraithblade
      • Might of the Ruined King
      • Luden's Pulse
  • Volcanic Rupture (Q) 
    • mana cost reduced from 55 at all ranks to 45 at all ranks
    • slow changed from 40/45/50/55/60% to 40% at all ranks
    • damage lowered from 20/50/80/110/140 to 20/45/70/95/120
    • magma pillar delay lowered from 1.125 seconds to 1 second
  • Bellows Breath (W)
    • [Removed] No longer grants a shield on use
    • [New] Now grants Unstoppable for the duration
    • Duration lowered from 1 second to .75 seconds
    • Brittle damage increased from [7% +.3% per level] to [12% + .5% per level]
    • Cooldown changed from 17/15/13/11/9 to 14 at all ranks
  • Searing Charge (E)
    • Mana cost changed from 50 at all rank to 35/40/45/50/55
    • Knockup duration increased from 1 second to 1.25 seconds
  • Call of the Forge God (R)
    • "R1's slow now scales with the amount of time the R1 has existed for (minimum 10%)"
      • Maximum slow increased from 40/50/60% to 40/60/80%
    • "R2's knockup duration is now decreased to 50% on subsequent targets after hitting an enemy champion."

Pyke
  • MR per level lowered from 2 to 1.5
  • Bone Skewer (Q) stab damage to minions and monsters beyond the first lowered from 50% to 30%
  • Death From Below (R) execute threshold damage lowered from [250 - 605] to [250-550]
    • Full values [starting from level 6]: 250/290/330/370/400/430/450/470/490/510/530/540/550

Sejuani
  • HP per level increased from 88 to 105
  • Armor per level increased from 3 to 4.25
  • Base MR increased from 27.1 to 32.1
  • MR per level increased from .75 to 1.25
  • Fury of the North (Passive) frost armor linger increased from 2s to 3s
  • Arctic Assault (Q) damage increased from 60/90/120/150/180 to 80/120/160/200/240
  • Winter's Wrath (W) second hit damage increased from 30/65/100/135/170 to 30/70/110/150/190
  • Permafrost (E) 
    • stun duration lowered from 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 to 1 at all ranks
    • damage increased from 20/35/50/65/80 to 40/80/120/160/200
    • range lowered from 750 to 560

Singed
  • Base HP increased from 580 to 610
  • Fling (E) target's max health as damage ratio increased from 4/5/6/7/8% to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8%

Sivir
  • Boomerang Blade (Q) now notes "reduced damage to each subsequent non-Champion target."
  • Ricochet (W) bounce damage increased from 50/55/60/65/70% to 55/60/65/70/75%

Tristana
  • Explosive Charge (E) 
    • minimum damage increased from 60/70/80/90/100 to 70/80/90/100/110
    • minimum bonus AD increased from 50/65/80/95/110% to 50/70/90/110/130%

Varus
  • Blighted Quiver (W)
    • Active min damage increased from [(6/7/8/9/10% at 1/4/7/10/13) of target's missing health] to [(6/8/10/12/14/16% at 1/4/7/10/13/16) of target's missing health]
    • Active max damage increased from [(9/10.5/12/13.5/15% at 1/4/7/10/13) of target's missing health] to [(9/12/15/18/21/24% at 1/4/7/10/13/16) of target's missing health]
  • Chain of Corruption (R) damage increased from 100/175/250 to 150/200/250

Vayne
  • Final Hour (R)
    • [New] Tumble cooldown now reduced by 50% on use of Final Hour

Xayah
  • Bladecaller (E) 
    • Root duration increased from 1 second to 1.25 seconds

Runes
Celerity (S3)
  • Movement bonus effectiveness increased from 8% to 10%

Shield Bash (R2)
  • Damage increased from [4-21] to [5-30]

Hail of Blades (Domination Keystone)
[Context]
  • Attack speed changed from [75-125%] to [110%]
  • Tooltip reworded:
"Gain 110% Attack Speed when you attack an enemy champion for up to 3 attacks. 
No more than 2s can elapse between attacks or this effect will end. 
Cooldown: 4s out of combat. 
Attack resets increase the attack limit by 1.
Allows you to temporarily exceed the attack speed limit."

Stats
  • Attack Speed increased from 9% to 10%

Items

Ardent Censer
  • Unique passive heal and shield power increased from 8% to 10%


Forbidden Idol
  • Unique Passive cooldown reduction increased from 5% to 10%

Mikael's Crucible
  • Unique passive heal and shield power increased from 15% to 20%

Ravenous Hydra
  • Combine cost lowered from 525 to 400
    • [Total cost remains the same, adjustment due to Tiamat cost change]

Redemption
  • Heal and shield power increased from 8% to 10%

Tiamat
  • Cost increased from 1200 to 1325
    • Combine cost increased from 350 to 475

Titanic Hydra
  • Combine cost lowered from 700 to 575
    • [Total cost remains the same, adjustment due to Tiamat cost change]

Zeke's Convergence
  • Unique Passive ally attack burn damage lowered from 50% to 30%

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