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PBE: Buffs to Nocturne & Cassiopeia, New Orianna Portrait, Upcoming Shurima Ward Skins, Lore Updates to Shurima Champions

August 30th, 2014

PBE 30 August Banner


PBE 30/08 Contents:

Stuff I couldn’t cover on time: Galactic Azur Skin, Guardian of the Sands Kha’Zix Skin and Ascension Game Mode. I’ll try to add coverage of those in time for the PBE wrap-up.

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.


Champion Changes


 Cassiopeia New Portrait

Miasma New IconMiasma [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 15 seconds at all ranks to 14/13/12/11/10

[ Reminder ] Cassiopeia has been reworked on the PBE. You can find the changelist here.


Nocturne New Portrait

Paranoia New IconParanoia [ R ]

  •  If Nocturne doesn’t choose to dash to a target for the duration of Paranoia, the cooldown is reduced to 108/84/60 seconds (standard cooldown is 180/140/100 seconds)


Upcoming Ward Skins


Below are the store icons of Shurima-themed wards you can expect soon.

wardskin_27 wardskin_26 wardskin_25


New Orianna Portrait


Orianna got a new portrait on the PBE, but her new splash art is missing.



Extra Shurima Lore

Several Champions have received extra lore to indicate their connection to the desert plains of Valoran.

Amumu New Portrait

Amumu is a diminutive, animated cadaver who wanders the world, trying to discover his true identity. He rose from an ancient Shuriman tomb bound in corpse wrappings with no knowledge of his past, consumed with an uncontrollable sadness.


Ezreal New Portrait

The intrepid young adventurer Ezreal has explored some of the most remote and abandoned locations on Runeterra. During an expedition to the buried ruins of ancient Shurima, he recovered an amulet of incredible mystical power. Likely constructed to be worn by one of the Ascended, the enormous talisman nonetheless fit snugly upon his arm, amplifying his raw sorcerous skill to such an extent that he’s gained the reputation of a hero, much to his embarrassment.

Nasus New Portrait

To some, Nasus is a demigod who walks among the ruins of an ancient civilization; to others, he is nothing more than a myth. Legend speaks of his dominion over death and time. Millennia ago, he stood at the apex of Shuriman society as curator and guardian. He now roams the arid wastes, seeking to release his brother Renekton from the grip of madness.

Rammus New Portrait

The mysteries that surround Rammus are numerous. How did a simple creature of the desert suddenly become able to reason? How did he craft his vaunted suit of armor? What is he searching for as he crosses the Shuriman desert? One thing is for certain: trying to stop the inexorable Rammus is a fool’s mission.

Renekton New Portrait

Renekton was once a staunch gatekeeper of ancient Shurima, but in the centuries since the fall of that once-glorious empire, he has been consumed by madness. Now, he is little more than a rage-fueled beast who seeks to kill his brother Nasus, who he believes is to blame for his current state of mind.

Sivir New Portrait

Known as the Battle Mistress, Sivir is a mercenary with a ruthless reputation. Combining unflinching bravery with endless ambition, she has garnered great fame and fortune. Faced with the revelation of her mysterious heritage, Sivir must weigh her desire to continue on her own path, or accept the burden of a greater legacy.

Skarner New Portrait

Skarner, the crystalline guardian, defends the entrance to a realm deep beneath the Shuriman wastes. The few who survive trespassing his domain describe a creature of terrifying intelligence, anger, and precision. What this merciless creature protects, no one knows.

Xerath New Portrait

Powerful beyond reckoning, the ascended being known as Xerath was once a mortal of flesh and blood. He is now something vastly different – a being of writhing arcane energy. Having emerged from millennia-spanning imprisonment, he is now ready to unleash his power upon Runeterra, and utterly destroy any who oppose him.

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