6/29 PBE Update

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[This is a WORK IPROGRESS POST.] [Status: The PBE is back up and online. Bear with us while we figure out balance changes after yesterday’s mismatch!]

The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 7.14 PBE cycle, tonight’s update includes tentative balance changes 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

SKT Sound Update

Riot Katey Khaos on the previously announced new sound effected added for the SKT Skins in today’s update:

“EDIT: June 29th – Additional sounds for all SKT skins have been added! 

Syndra – Q, W, E, R, AAs
Zac – Q, W, E, AAs
Nami – Q, W, E, R and E (and empowered AAs)
Ekko – Q, W (when the bubble spawns), E and R
Olaf – Q, W, E, R, AAs
Jhin – Q, R”

[Hold tight for previews.]


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.
[NOTE FOR 6/29: Bear with us while we get through the changes today, will take a little longer than usual due to the mismatch between game/lcu on 6/28]

Summoner Spell
  • Tooltip now mentions excluding airborne. 


  • Unbreakable Will (R):
    • Damage reduction effect changed to 55/65/75%
      • VS LIVE: From 50/60/70 to 55/65/75%
      • VS PBE: From 60/65/70 to 55/65/75
    • Damage reduction duration reverted. Back to 7 seconds at all ranks from 7/8/9.

    [note: Meddler noted additional changes may be forthcoming]

    • Attack speed growth lowered from 4 to 2.


    • Duelist’s Dance (Passive) movement speed lowered from 20/30/40/50% to 15/20/25/30%.
    • Grand Challenge (R) – no longer grants passive’s movement speed bonus inside area.

    [note: ~]

    • Courage (W):
    • Judgment (E): 


    • Reaping Slash (Q) damage to monsters lowered from 70 to 55
    • Shadow Step (E):
      • Maximum edge of wall depth lowered from 750 to 550
      • Range at which enemy gets warning you are in wall increased from 1000 to 1250


    • Defensive Ball Curl (W) self slow lowered from 60% to 30%
    [noteSinged has several changes currently testing on PBE from earlier in the cycle!]

    • Slipstream (Passive) movement speed lowered from 25% to 20%

    [note: lots of q changes, hold tight.]

    • Starlight’s Touch (Q) changes + tooltip clean up. wip.
      • Mana cost changed from 60/80/100/120/140 from 70/80/90/100/110
      • Base Heal Per Charge changed from [20/30/40/50/60] to [30].
      • HP scaling on heal lowered from 1.5% to 1%
      • Max Charges changed from 3 to 1/2/3/4/5
      • Bravado-empowered attacks changed from [reduce recharge time by X seconds] to [Bravado-empowered attacks grant x charge of Starlight’s Touch]

      Ancient Coin

      • The Quest reward for the Ancient Coin line of items has been changed from [Elixir of Skill] to [allies champions moving towards you gain 8% movement speed]

      [NEWBramble Vest

      • Builds into Thornmail.
      • Total Cost: 900g.
      • Recipe: [Cloth Armor + Cloth Armor + 300G]
      • Stats & Effects:
        • +35 Armor.
        • Unique Passive – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects 25 magic damage, inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.

      [Reworked] Thornmail 

      • Thornmail has been reworked, including new build, stats & costs, component item, and passives.
      • Total cost 2900g 
      • Builds out of [Bramble Vest + Ruby Crystal + Warden’s Mail + 600G]
      • Stats & Effects:
        • +250 Health
        • +75 Armor
        • Unique Passive – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects magic damage equal to 10% of your bonus armor plus 25, inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second. 
        • Unique Passive – Cold Steel: When hit by basic attacks, reduce attacker’s attack speed by 15% for 1 second.

      Duskblade of Draktharr
      [note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]

      • AD increased from 55 to 60
      • Unique Passive – Nightstalker changes:
        • Damage changed to 150-210, based on level.
          • VS LIVE: From [75+200% lethality] to 150-210 based on level.
          • VS PBE: From 150 to 150-210 based on level.
        • Effect time after being seen increased from 4 to 5

      Edge of Night
      [note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]

      • Total cost lowered to 2900
        • VS LIVE: From 3100 to 2900
        • VS PBE: From 3000 to  2900
      • Health increased from 250 to 300

      Poacher’s Dirk
      [note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]

      • Unique Passive after killing enemy renamed Headhunter, tooltip cleaned up

      Serrated Dirk
      [note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]

      • Unique Passive granting Lethality renamed Headhunter

      Statikk Shiv

      • Attack speed lowered from 35% to 30%
      • No longer deals +65% bonus damage to minions

      Youmuu’s Ghostblade
      [note: Item has several changes already testing on PBE.]
      • AD increased from 55 to 60
      • Unique active movement speed reverted. Returned from [40% decaying over duration] to [20%]

      Context & Notes


      1) Kayn Shadow Assassin Form  and Darkin form special interactions.

      2) Our upcoming champion KAYN remains on the PBE for testing throughout the 7.14 PBE cycle. Additional information available in his champion reveal and PBE boards bug report thread. An automated PBE livestream can be found [here].

      3) On today’s Caitlyn nerf, Meddler noted:

      “That’s in there, might not be all though, discussion yesterday generally concluded that alone was likely too small a nerf.”

      Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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