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[PBE 25/02] Bard, Elderwood Bard, Headhunter Akali, Secret Agent Xin Zhao, Texture Updates for Janna, Taric and Warwick

February 25th, 2015


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PBE 25/02


[ 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:



Bard the Wandering Caretaker


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Bard Final Portrait

Base Stats

  • Level 1 Health: 535
  • Level 1 Mana: 350
  • Level 1 Movespeed: 330
  • Attack Range: 550
  • Level 1 Attack Damage: 46
  • Level 1 Armor: 21
  • Level 1 Magic Resist: 30
  • Health-per-level: 85
  • Mana-per-level: 50
  • Base Health-per-second: 1.08
  • Base Mana-per-second: 1.2
  • HP-per-second per level: 0.11
  • Mana-per-second per level: 0.09
  • Attack Damage-per-level: 3
  • Armor-per-level: 4


Basic Attack


Traveler’s Call Final IconTraveler’s Call [ Passive ]

Ancient Chimes: Bard’s presence causes sacred chimes to appear on the Fields of Justice. Collecting a chime grants Bard a brief burst of movement speed, experience, and mana. Chimes remain on the ground for 10 minutes.

Meeps: Bard’s presence attracts small spirits known as meeps to his side. Whenever Bard attacks, a meep throws itself at his target, dealing 30 (+0.3 AP) extra damage before disappearing back to the spirit world. As Bard collects more chimes, the meeps that follow him grow in both number and power.


When Bard collects a chime, his running animation turns into a swirly flight.


The locations of chines are marked on your minimap and the number of chimes collected and how many meeps follow you can be seen atop the UI bar.


Cosmic Binding [ Q ]

Cooldown: 10 seconds at all ranks  || Mana Cost: 60 at all ranks

Bard fires an energy bolt, dealing 85/115/145/175/205 (+ 0.5 AP) magic damage to one or two enemies. The first target hit will be slowed by 60% for 1/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8 second(s). If the bolt hits another enemy or a wall, any enemies hit are stunned instead (same duration).



Caretaker’s Shrine [ W ]

Cooldown: 12 seconds at all ranks || Mana Cost: 100/105/110/115/120

Bard raises a health shrine that immediately offers 30/60/90/120/150 (+0.2 AP) health, but restores up to 70/110/150/190/230 (+0.45 AP) health as it gathers power for 10 seconds. The shrine’s effect also grants 50% decaying movement speed for 1.5 seconds. Bard can have up to 3 shrines active at once, which remain until visited by an ally or crushed by an enemy.



Magical Journey [ E ]

Cooldown: 26/24/22/20/18 seconds || Mana Cost: 30 at all ranks

Bard opens a one-way corridor through nearby terrain. Both allies and enemies can use the corridor by right-clicking on any part of it while near its entrance, with allies travelling 10/20/30/40/50% faster than enemies. The corridor disappears after 10 seconds.



Tempered Fate [ R ]

Cooldown: 130/115/90 seconds || Mana Cost: 100 at all ranks

Bard sends magical energy arcing to a target location. On impact, all champions, minions, monsters, and turrets in the target area are put in stasis, becoming invincible, untargetable, and unable to act for 2.5 seconds. Epic monsters are also put into stasis, despite normally being immune to disables.




Elderwood Bard

Elderwood Bard will be sold for 975 RP after Bard is released. He’ll also be available in a bundle together with the champion.


For his recall, Elderwood Bard bows to his meep friends who bounce around him.


Basic Attack


Traveler’s Call [ Passive ]


Cosmic Binding [ Q ]


Caretaker’s Shrine [ W ]


Magical Journey [ E ]


Tempered Fate [ R ]



Headhunter Akali

Headhunter Akali will be available in store for 1350 RP after Patch 5.5 hits live.



For her recall, Headhunter Akali fuses her kamas together, spins them and her suit is then covered with a pink grid.


Mark of the Assassin [ Q ]


Twilight Shroud [ W ]


Crescent Slash [ E ]


Shadow Dance [ R ] 


Secret Agent Xin Zhao

Secret Agent Xin Zhao will be sold for 975 RP.


For his recall, Secret Agent Xin’s spear retracts into a briefcase.


Crescent Sweep [ R ]



  • Inner turrets now have 1300 Health, increased from 1000
  • Shields on inner top/bot turrets decreased from 200 to 30

[ Note ] Inner Mid turrets no longer grant a shield or have shields of their own. You can view the PBE changes to turrets HERE.



Texture Rebalances


Classic Janna


Tempest Janna


Frost Queen Janna


Classic Taric


Armor of the Fifth Age Taric

  • Bloodstone Taric


Classic Warwick


Big Bad Warwick


Tundra Hunter Warwick


Firefang Warwick


Hyena Warwick

[ Note ] Grey Warwick, Urf Warwick and Feral Warwick have received texture updates as well, but I don’t have access to them.



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