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LoL PBE Patch 12.16 | Udyr Rework, Visual Updates & More

Patch Notes 24-08-2022 14:30
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The Udyr Visual and Gameplay update is currently on the PBE LoL Patch 12.16 and players are able to test out the new iteration of Udyr ahead of his release on the live server. This is where Riot is going to be making some more changes to his kit before he is released for the world to play. 

If you want to test out Udyr you'll need to have a PBE League of Legends account, but if you're unsure how to sign up for one, don't worry we've got the perfect League of Legends PBE guide for you so you can also be one of the first people to test out Udyr. But what else is on the PBE server right now? 


Fizz Visual Update on LoL PBE Patch 12.16

Fizz is going to be receiving a small visual upgrade in the upcoming patch. Currently, being tested are clearer animations and visual for all his abilities. Each skin is also being upgraded by Riot. His ultimate is clearer with the changes and the W passive marker is also being updated by Riot. 

This visual update is on a small scope, nothing as big as the Udyr Rework or the upcoming Ahri ASU, or the ASU which Caitlyn received at the end of Season 11. With this update Riot is just changing the VFX on Fizz' abilities. 

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Udyr VGU on LoL PBE Patch 12.16 

We cannot forget the biggest update that is currently being tested on the PBE and that is the Udyr rework. Riot has been working on this rework for over a year and Riot is finally releasing it to the world. It's currently on the PBE Patch 12.16. 

These are his new abilities on the PBE Patch 12.16 Server:

New Udyr Abilities
P - Bridge Between
  • Awakened Spirit: Instead of a traditional ultimate, Udyr has four basic abilities that swap between stances. The champion can re-cast his stance during its cooldown to Awaken it, refreshing it with bonus effects.
  • Monk Training: After using an Ability, Udyr’s next two attacks within four seconds gain 30% increased attack speed and refund 5% of Awaken’s cooldown on hit.
Q - Wilding Claw
  • Wilding Stance: Udyr gains 25% attack speed for four seconds. His next two attacks in this stance maul the target to deal a bonus of 3.2% max health physical damage.
  • Awaken: Grants 34% additional attack speed. During this time, Udy’rs next two attacks call lightning to strike six times, each dealing up to 10.6% max health magic damage to isolated targets.
W - Iron Mantle
  • Mantle Stance: Udyr gains 63 shield for four seconds. His next two attacks in this stance additionally gain 10% life steal and restore 12 health on hit.
  • Awaken: Shield increased to 178, and Udyr regenerates 89 over four seconds. Stance Life on hit and life steal bonuses doubled during this time.
E - Blazing Stampede
  • Stampede Stance: Udyr gains 30% move speed, decaying over four seconds. Additionally, Udyr’s attacks in this stance lunge at and stun targets for .75 seconds. This effect has a six-second cooldown on each target.
  • Awaken: Grants immunity to immobilizing and disabling effects and an additional 32% move speed for 1.5 seconds.
R - Wingborne Storm
  • Storm Stance: Udyr surrounds himself in a glacial storm for four seconds that deals 20 magic damage per second to nearby enemies inside and slows them by 15%. Udyr’s next two attacks in this stance deal 14 magic damage to enemies in the storm.
  • Awaken: Unleash the storm, causing it to seek a nearby. [Sic] Deals an additional 9.4% max health damage over the remainder of its duration.


Upcoming ARAM Changes on PBE Patch 12.16

There are also going to be some changes for ARAM players next patch. A few champions will be getting updated, as well as items as well. So, what can we see on the PBE server already being changed? So far not too much, but we know Riot is working on adjusting one of the few constant game modes we've got. 

  • Guardian's Orb: AP 40 --> 50
  • Guardian's Hammer: Lifesteal 10% --> 7%

All Buffs on PBE LoL Patch 12.16

Not only is Riot going to buff a bunch of champions in this next patch, but Evenshroud is also going to be receiving some love. This can only mean that tank supports are being pushed into the meta for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship. 

Champion/SystemBuffs in LoL Patch 12.16
TristanaRapid Fire (Q)
  • Attack Speed: 50-110% --> 65-125%
ZoeSpell Thief (W)
  • [NEW] Minions killed by Allied champions will now also drop orbs while Zoe is within 1500 range

Sleepy Trouble Bubble (E)

  • Magic Damage: 60/100/140/180/220 (+40% AP) --> 70/110/150/190/230 (+45%)
  • Max Pop Damage: 60/100/140/180/220 (+40% AP) --> 70/110/150/190/230 (+45%)
CaitlynHeadshot (P)
  • AD Ratio: 60-110% --> 60-120%

Ace in the Hole (R)

  • Damage deals up to 25% bonus damage based on Crit Chance

Second Skin (P)

  • On-Hit Damage: 4-16 --> 5-23
  • Additional Damage per Stack: 1-8 --> 1-12

Icathian Rain (Q)

  • AP Ratio: 25% --> 30%

Killer Instincr (R)

  • AP Ratio: 90% --> 120%

To the Skies (Q)

  • Damage: 55/95/135/175/215/255 (+ 120% bonus AD) --> 55/100/145/190/235/280 (+ 120% bonus AD)

Mercury Cannon/Mercury Hammer (R)

  • Damage: 8/10.4/12.8/15.2/17.6/20% of target's maximum health ( 100% bonus AD) --> 8/10.8/13.6/16.4/19.2/22% of target's maximum health ( 100% bonus AD)
MalphiteGranite Shield (P)
  • Cooldown: 10-6s --> 8-6s

Thunderclap (W)

  • Cooldown: 12 --> 12-10

Grasping Roots (E)

  • Post Cast Lockout: .15-0.4s --> 0.15s
IreliaBase Stats
  • Armor Growth per level 4.2 --> 4.7
  • Magic Resist: 28 --> 30
EvenshroudDamage Amp
  • 9% --> 10%
  • Duration: 4s --> 5s

All Nerfs on PBE LoL Patch 12.16 

We also have to look at the nerfs and while there are fewer nerfs than buffs, some do stand out. Zeri is getting nerfed yet again, but she seems to be impossible to balance with a below 48% win rate in solo queue but a multitude of pentakills to speak for in pro-play. 

ZeriUltrashock Laser (W)
  • Damage: 8/11/14/17/20 (+ 105/110/115/120/125% AD) (+60% AP) --> 8/11/14/17/20 (+ 100/105/110/115/120% AD) (+60% AP)

Burst Fire (Q)

  • Damage: 20/55/90/125/160 (+ 130% AD) (+ 60% AP) --> 20/55/90/125/160 (+ 100% AD) (+ 40% AP)
YuumiZoomies (E)
  • Movement Speed: 20%(+6% per 100 AP) --> 20%(+2% per 100 AP)
  • Cooldown: 12-8 --> 12-10
DravenSpinning Axe (Q)
  • Base Damage: 45-65 --> 40-60

Hammer Shock (Q)

  • Percent Health Damage Minion/Monster Cap: 50/80/110/140/170 --> 30/60/90/120/150 (Note: this cap applies to the initial cast and the reactivation)

Diana Adjustments on PBE 

Diana is also going to be adjusted. While it is a nerf to her tank builds, she is still going to be a strong fighter thanks to the added AP ratios in her kit. This will encourage players to build some burst Diana instead of tank Diana, right? 

What exactly has Riot decided to schange on her kit? Let's check it out. 

  • P - Moonsilver Blade
    • Damage: 20-250 (based on level) (+50% AP) --> 20-220 (based on level) (+50% AP) (Note: Base Damage Level Comparisons: Level 6: 55 ⇒ 45, Level 11: 120 ⇒ 95, Level 16: 210 ⇒ 170)
  • E - Lunar Rush
    • AP Ratio: 45% --> 50%

New Mythic Shop Items on PBE LoL Patch 12.16

We cannot forget about the upcoming mythic shop items that are also being tested out on the PBE right now. Ezreal is going to be the next champion to receive a 40 Mythic Essence mythic chroma. The price is still pretty steep and we hope Riot does lower it at some point. 

  • Mythic Chroma Battle Academia Ezreal 

But if you're looking for a unique chroma for this Ezreal skin you can hop into the mythic shop and pick up this chroma. Though the colours of this chroma look an awful lot like base Ezreal, so why even bother?

 Steel Valkyries Skins on PBE LoL Patch 12.16

Now we cannot forget about the upcoming skins in League of Legends. We are going to be getting new Steel Valkyries skins and they're currently being tested on the PBE Patch 12.16 server. These are the upcoming LoL skins: 

  • Cyber Halo Janna
  • Prestige Cyber Halo Janna
  • Armored Titan Nasus
  • Strike Paladin Lucian
  • Strike Commander Camille

Steel Legion and Eternum skins will also be added into this alternate universe. The Janna skin looks pretty nice, though we are sick and tired of seeing Lucian in a sci-fi skin. So Riot, when are the Neon Inferno skins coming? 

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...