League of Legends: Nunu’s new abilities revealed in 8.17 PBE patch cycle

The newest PBE patch for League of Legends has a new kit for Nunu

The 8.17 patch cycle on PBE has just begun. The League of Legends patch reveals details about Nunu’s new kit, as well as adds five new skins for Irelia, Talon, Lucian, Thresh, and Urgot.

Nunu & Willump, the Boy and his Yeti

Following his gameplay trailer and reveal, Nunu & Willump’s champion update is now on the PBE, including a new look, new kit, and updated skins.

Read more about the overhaul here: This Nunu redesign makes the Yeti Rider look better than ever.

Updated Splash Art

Lobby Screen

Updated model

Abilities and Stats


  • Base HP amount: 590
  • HP gain per level: 65
  • Base HP regen: 1
  • Base mana pool: 283
  • Base magic resist: 32
  • Magic resist gain per level: 1.488
  • Base attack damage: 57
  • Attack damage gain per level: 3
  • Base armor: 32
  • Base attack speed: 0.625
  • Base movement speed: 345
  • Attack range: 125 (melee)


Call of the Freljord (Innate)

Dealing damage to enemy champions, large monsters, or structures grants Willump and his ally nearby with the highest attack speed Call of the Freljord, increasing their attack speed by 20% and movement speed by 10% for 4 seconds. While Nunu & Willump are under the effects of Call of the Freljord, their basic attacks cleave for 0 (+0.3 total Attack Damage). The duration stacks but the effect can only occur once every 10 seconds per target.

Consume (Q)

  • Mana cost: 60
  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds

Willump bites his enemy, dealing damage and healing himself. The amount of healing is increased by 50% when Nunu is below 50% HP.

Monsters and minions: The ability deals 340/500/660/820/980 of true damage and heals for 75/120/165/210/255 (+0.5 AP, + 10% HP).

Enemy champions: The ability deals 60/100/140/180/220 (+0.5 AP, + 5% HP) magic damage and heals for 32.5/60/82.5/105/127.5 (+0.5 AP, +5% HP).

Biggest Snowball Ever! (W)

  • Mana cost: 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown: 14 seconds on all ranks

Willump rolls a snowball that grows in size and speed. The larger the snowball, the more damage it deals and the longer it knocks up. When the snowball impacts a wall, enemy champion, or large monster, it explodes, dealing up to 180/225/270/315/360 (+ 1.5 AP) damage to nearby enemies and knocking them up.

Snowball Barrage (E)

  • Mana Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown: 14 seconds on all ranks

For 3 seconds, each additional cast causes Nunu to throw 3 snowballs rapidly. Enemies hit take 16/24/32/40/48 (+0.05 AP) magic damage, and champions and large monsters become Snowbound. Enemies hit 3 times are slowed by 50% for 1 second.

Willump’s Turn: After Nunu is finished throwing snowballs, all enemies within range that are Snowbound become rooted in place for 0.5 at level 1 (+ 0.0588s per level) seconds.

Absolute Zero (R)

  • Mana cost: 100
  • Cooldown: 110/100/90 seconds

Willump channels for 3 seconds, sapping the area of heat. Nearby enemies have their Movement Speed slowed by 50%, increasing to 95% over the duration of the channel. Every second while channeling, Nunu and Willump receive a shield that absorbs 65/75/85 (30/40/50% of maximum Health) damage. Enemies caught in the area when the channel ends take up to 625/925/1275 (+2.5 AP) magic damage, depending on how long Absolute Zero was channeled.

Special Interactions

Nunu has received a large set of special interactions. The interactions include playing special voice lines depending on which champion Nunu meets during the game. Additionally, Nunu reacts differently to fighting and killing each particular jungle monster. You can watch a video presenting all Nunu’s special interactions here:

New Skins

Divine Sword Irelia

Skin preview:

Enduring Sword Talon

High Noon Lucian

High Noon Thresh

High Noon Urgot

Additionally, new ward skin files have been added to PBE; however, no details or names have been provided yet.

Nexus Blitz PBE game mode update – map changes

The new patch has also added a few changes to the new game mode called Nexus Blitz.

  • The jungle near blue buff has been simplified. The goal is to make laning more understandable and fights around blue buff and Rift Herald more fun.
  • A small alcove has been added under bot-lane. This alcove has a buff in it. The goal is to draw some action down to bot lane.
  • Added Sword of the Divine which builds out of Serrated dirk.
  • Force of Nature’s health regen is now Unique.
  • Tower health and resistances have been increased by 10%.

Please note that PBE content is tentative and subject to change – what you see above may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle.

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