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[PBE 05/03] Kassadin Buffs, a Duck, Splash Arts for Elderwood Bard & Secret Agent Xin Zhao, Luden’s Echo and Mandrake Ward, New Summoner Icons

March 5th, 2015


PBE 05 03 Banner


PBE 04/03


[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

All PBE updates from Patch 5.5 cycle:



Duck Banner

An actual duck is coming to a Summoner’s Rift near you:


An actual duck



New Splash Arts


Elderwood Bard




You can find a preview of Elderwood Bard HERE.


Secret Agent Xin Zhao



Get some early intel on Secret Agent Xin HERE.



New Summoner Icons


Three new Summoner Icons have been added. No news yet on how to get these (URF ICON HYPE):

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Champion Changes



Bard Final Portrait


Cosmic Binding Final IconCosmic Binding [ Q ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 10 seconds at all ranks to 11/10/9/8/7



Kassadin Final Portrait


Riftwalk Final IconRiftwalk [ R ]

  • Range decreased from 550 to 500 [ this is a decrease from the PBE value. On live the range is 450 ]
  • Cooldown decreased from 7/5/3 seconds to 6/4/2
  • Initial mana cost decreased from 60 at all ranks to 50



Nautilus Final Portrait


Titans Wrath Final IconTitan’s Wrath [ W ]

  • Shield scalilng increased from 7/9.5/12/14.5/17% of maximum health to 9/11/13/15/17%
  • On-hit damage while shielded increased from 15/30/45/60/75 to 30/40/50/60/70 [ an increase compared to the value in this PBE update. Live value is still 40/55/70/85/100 ]

Riptide Final IconRiptide [ E ]

  • Cooldown increased from 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds to 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 [ live value is 10 seconds at all ranks ]



Shyvana Final Portrait


Flame Breath Final IconFlame Breath [ E ] 

  • On-hit magic damage increased from 2% of maximum health to 2.5%



Sion Final Portrait


Decimating Smash Final IconDecimating Smash [ Q ]

  • Mana cost decreased from 40/45/50/55/60 to 45 at all ranks [ live value is 45/50/55/60/65 ]


Soul Furnace Final IconSoul Furnace [ W ]

  • Mana cost increased from 60/65/70/75/80 to 65/70/75/80/85 [ reverted to live value ]



Veigar Final Portrait


Event Horizon Final IconEvent Horizon [ E ]

  • Delay now starts at the moment the spell is cast, not after Veigar finishes his cast animation



Ludens Echo

Luden’s Echo, the new 120 AP Item, has received its in-game icon.



Ludens Echo Final IconLuden’s Echo

  • Cost: 3100 Gold
  • Builds out of a Needlessly Large Rod (1600 Gold) and Aether Wisp (850 Gold)
  • Grants 120 AP and 7% Movement Speed
  • UNIQUE Passive: Gain charges upon moving or casting. At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+0.15 AP) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets hit.


Luden’s Echo has a tooltip icon similar to the one of Statikk Shiv. At 100 charges, purple bolts come out of the spell’s first (or only) target and seek nearby enemies to hit.

Luden Echo Tooltip

Luden Echo 1

Luden Echo 3



The recently-announced Mandrake Ward is now available for testing. Note, it may not be available for Patch 5.5.


Mandrake Ward

  • Costs 35 Gold
  • Click to Consume: Summons a sentry to run and burrow in target brush (within 1200 range) for 2 minutes. While burrowed, it becomes blind and invisible but will ping the map if a visible or invisible enemy is within 1000 range.
  • (Counts as a Stealth Ward)
    (May only carry 3 Stealth Wards at a time.)


The Mandrake Ward needs to target a brush. When cast, a small sapling walks towards the brush and plants itself, pinging once when an enemy walks into that brush, be it visible or invisible, and then disappears. If you don’t target a brush, you’ll receive an error message.

Mandrake Ward 1

Mandrake Ward 5

Mandrake Ward 2

Mandrake Ward 3

Mandrake Ward 4



Bard inclient lore,

Bard’s lore for ants is now available:


“Bard travels through realms beyond the imagination of mortal beings. Some of Valoran’s greatest scholars have spent their lives trying to understand the mysteries he embodies. This enigmatic spirit has been given many names throughout the history of Valoran, but titles such as Cosmic Vagabond and Great Caretaker only capture a fleeting aspect of his true purpose. When the unknowable structure of the universe is threatened, Bard steers all existence away from utter annihilation.”



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