The PBE has been updated! As we start the 8.20 PBE cycle, today's patch includes the Ezreal champion update, Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger, Infernal Amumu, and much 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.)

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Ezreal Champion Update

Following his gameplay reveal video, Ezreal's champion update is now on the PBE for testing, including a new look, tweaked kit, and updated skins!

Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer










Stats and Abilities

Stats:

  • Values same as live


Rising Spell Force (Passive)
Hitting a target with any of Ezreal's abilities increases his Attack Speed by 10% for 6 seconds (stacks up to 5 times).

Mystic Shot (Q)
28/31/34/37/40 Mana
5.5/5.25/5/4.75/4.5 sec Cooldown
Ezreal fires a bolt of energy, dealing 15/40/65/90/115 (+110% Total AD)(+40% AP) physical damage (applies on-hit effects).
Ezreal's cooldowns are reduced by 1.5 seconds if Mystic Shot hits a target.


Essence Flux (W)
50 Mana
12 sec Cooldown
Ezreal fires an orb that sticks to the first champion or objective hit for 4 seconds.
Hitting the orb with an ability or attack detonates it dealing 75/120/165/210/255 (+60% Bonus AD)(+40% AP) magic damage. Detonating with an ability refunds the cost of that ability +60 mana.


Arcane Shift (E)
90 Mana
19/17.5/16/14.5/13 sec Cooldown
Ezreal teleports to a nearby location and fires a bolt at the nearest enemy, dealing 80/130/180/230/280 (+50% Bonus AD)(+75% AP) magic damage.
Arcane Shift will prioritize targets stuck with Essence Flux.


Trueshot Barrage (R)
100 Mana
120 sec Cooldown
Ezreal winds up for 1 second to fire a long range missile that deals 350/500/650 (+100% Bonus AD)(+90% AP) magic damage to each enemy it passes through. Deals 10% less damage for each enemy hit (maximum 30%).


Voiceover

Ezreal has a new voiceover and new special interactions!

Special Interactions:


Lore

Ezreal's in-client lore was updated:
"A dashing adventurer, unknowingly gifted in the magical arts, Ezreal raids long-lost catacombs, tangles with ancient curses, and overcomes seemingly impossible odds with ease. His courage and bravado knowing no bounds, he prefers to improvise his way out of any situation, relying partially on his wits, but mostly on his mystical Shuriman gauntlet, which he uses to unleash devastating arcane blasts. One thing is for sure-- whenever Ezreal is around, trouble isn't too far behind. Or ahead. Probably everywhere.
Ezreal's Universe page was also updated with a new bio and short story - An Explorer's Journey!

Updated Skins

Along with Ezreal's champion update, each of his skins have been updated:

Nottingham Ezreal





Striker Ezreal





Frosted Ezreal





Explorer Ezreal



Pulsefire Ezreal



















Pulsefire Ezreal Special Interactions:


TPA Ezreal



Debonair Ezreal





Ace of Spades Ezreal



Arcade Ezreal










Star Guardian Ezreal












SSG Ezreal










New Skins

Two new skins have made it to the PBE for testing this cycle - Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger and Infernal Amumu!

Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger

1820 RP















Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger:
"Heimerdinger is the newest yordle to join the Dragon Trainer ranks! He nurtures his baby dragons so that they grow up big and strong!

  • New models and textures
    • Pythagoras is the name of the little red dragon that lives in his hair!
    • Heís got so many dragon pets!

  • New VFX for all spells
    • Fiery magic, with plenty of input from Pythagoras!
    • Dragon-shaped and egg-themed VFX!

  • New SFX for all spells
    • All! The! Dragon! Sounds! (and fire sounds!)

  • New recall animations
    • Little bebeh dragons roll out, and then they fly away!

It would be wonderful to hear your constructive thoughts and feelings on the new Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at! :)
This Legendary skin is set to be 1820 RP.
Pricing is subject to change.
See you on the Rift!"
Infernal Amumu

1350 RP









Here's Riot LoveStrut with a bugs & feedback thread for Infernal Amumu:
Infernal Amumu burns his way onto the Rift with:

  • New model and textures: Weíve set the mummy aglow!
  • All-new particles: Loaded with fire and smolders!
  • All-new SFX: Loaded with fire, sizzles, and smolders!
  • New recall animation: Heís still trying to make friends, but itís hard when youíre always on fire!
Infernal Amumu is now available to play on PBE! As players who experience this content firsthand, your constructive feedback is appreciated. If you have any questions, you can also drop them below and Iíll do my best to answer them! ^-^
Infernal Amumu is set to be 1350 RP.
* Prices are subject to change.
New Chroma

New sets of chroma for Dragon Trainer Lulu (5) and Infernal Amumu (5) are now on the PBE, as well as updates to the Debonair Ezreal chroma with his champion update!

Dragon Trainer Lulu



Infernal Amumu




With Ezreal's champion update, Debonair Ezreal's chromas have been updated:

Debonair Ezreal


New Summoner Icons

Five new summoner icons are now on the PBE:

Infernal Amumu Icon



Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger Icon, Pythagoras Icon



Bitey Icon, Turret Jr. Icon

New Ward Skin

A new ward skin is now on the PBE:



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.

[None today!]





Context & Notes

1)
Here's a few tweets from Riot Ohmu, giving us a list of who worked on Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger:
[1] "Reptilian morphology, highly dangerous projectiles, and cute sounds when squeezed!"
Skins are always a huge team effort! Trevor Carr (3D), @Ribtibs (3D), @RiotOGRigga (Rigging) @DanZettl (Anim), Michelle Kelley (Anim), Joe Han (Anim), @RiotNurseFlan (VFX), @RiotJirsan (Audio)"
[2] "forgot to add @Tom_Anim who did anims for the mini turret dragonsssss"
2) Here's Riot SapMagic with details on positional matchmaking testing - We're starting to test positional matchmaking on PBE:
"Hello summoners!
Back in April, we talked about our changes to Ranked for 2019. As part of those changes, we talked about how we had noticed player skill varies a lot by position, leading to unfair matchmaking and bad feels when you get your secondary position or get autofilled.
One way we're planning to address this is positional matchmaking, where we track your skill for each position and matchmake you based on that. This is a relatively large change, so we're going to be testing it starting in Patch 8.19 in all regions with Normal Draft. To kick off that process, we're turning it on for PBE.
Here's what you should expect to see later today when you play on PBE:
The Details

  • Everything should continue to work as normal in terms of queue times and position assignment
  • At the end of the game you'll see an indicator of the position we're updating the skill rating for
  • If we think you swapped positions, you'll see that too
Note: Matchmaking should feel roughly the same on PBE, not better, since it's a more experimental environment with fewer consistent players.
Try it out when you get a chance and give us feedback on how position detection feels. Thanks for all the help, and we'll see you on the Rift!
-Sap"





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