4/12 PBE Update: Cosmic Blade Master Yi splash, new Cosmic summoner icons, and more!

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[This is a WORK IPROGRESS POST.] [Status: Added R. Omen changes.]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue week two of the 7.8 PBE cycle, tonight’s update includes splash art for Cosmic Blade Master Yi, new themed summoner icons, and more!

Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change – what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

New Splash Art – Cosmic Blade Master Yi

The splash art for our upcoming COSMIC BLADE MASTER YI is now on the PBE!

Cosmic Blade Master Yi

New Summoner Icons

Four new summoner icons debuted in today’s update – each themed around skins from the Cosmic series!

   

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical or experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be lacking context or other changes that didn’t make it in or were implemented in an earlier patch this cycle! These are not official notes.

Champions

Amumu
[Amumu has other changes in testing from an earlier update this PBE cycle.]

  • Despair (W) AP ratio increased from [1% per 100 AP] to [2% per 100 AP].
Items

Randuin’s Omen

  • New Stats:
    • Total Cost: 2900
    • Recipe = [Ruby Crystal + Warden’s Mail + Ruby Crystal + 1100g]
    • +350 HP
    • +60 ARmor
    • – 20% damage taken from Critical Strikes
    • Unique Passive – Cold Steel: When hit by basic attacks, reduces the attacker’s attack speed by 15%  (1 second duration) 
    • Unique Active:  Slows the Movement Speed of nearby enemy units by 55% for 2 second (60 second cooldown)
  • VS LIVE:
    • Recipe changed from [Warden’s Mail + Giant’s Belt + 900g] to [Ruby Crystal + Warden’s Mail + Ruby Crystal + 1100g]
    • -150 HP
    • + 10% reduced damage taken from crit strikes .
    • Unique Active
      • Slow increased from 35% to 55%
      • Duration lowered from 4 to 2

Sterak’s Gage
[Context – has previous changes from an earlier patch this cycle]

  • [Following the 4/11 changes, the tooltip has been corrected to say 75% of BONUS health instead of maximum health.]

Thornmail

Context & Notes

(this right here this is BIG context and it’s 7 foot tall and you can’t. wip. that!)

1) Remember that both Midseason AD itemization and Durability changes are currently testing on the PBE for launch in 7.9 (not 7.8!)  Meddler 4/11 gameplay thoughts also discusses some of this, Amumu changes on PBE, and more. 

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