Abilities for League of Legends' new support Senna revealed - Dexerto
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Abilities for League of Legends’ new support Senna revealed

Published: 29/Oct/2019 18:37 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 19:58

by Alan Bernal


League of Legends called Senna, and players finally have a full look at the new champion’s abilities – including a global ultimate.

In 2019, the LoL devs have already brought the strong elemental brawler Qiyana to the Rift back in June. This time Riot’s new combatant will primarily fill the support role who will synergize with bot-carry Lucian by bringing a mix of long-range protection and damage.

While the lore behind Senna has been brewing for years, players will soon get the chance to explore all of her abilities along with her massive Relic Cannon which she uses to shield allies and snipe foes.

Senna’s scaling passive and healing gun

The Redeemer’s passive is called Absolution, which allows her to increase her range, attack damage and crit chance over time if she absorbs “Mist” from enemies she hits or from wraiths who spawn from fallen enemies.

“Senna’s Relic Cannon is slow to fire, but deals bonus damage. She can power up its range, Attack Damage, and Crit chance over time by absorbing Mist from enemy champions she’s attacking or from wraiths that spawn from dead enemies.”

Her Q is called Piercing Darkness that looks a lot like Lucian’s Q, except with a much longer attack range. The bolt actually heals allies while damaging enemies.

“Senna fires a bolt that heals her allies and damages her foes. Senna can keep attacking to decrease Piercing Darkness’ cooldown.”

The Mist snares foes and hides allies

She also comes packaged with a crowd control (CC) ability in her W called Last Embrace. She unleashes the Mist on the first target she hits with the ability, damaging them and after a short delay roots them along with anyone other surrounding enemy.

If the spell finishes off a low-health opponent it will immediately disperse the CC in a burst, catching whoever is in its blast radius.

Her E is called Curse of the Black Mist that shrouds Senna in a “cloud of mist,” giving her movement speed and a camouflage to herself as well as nearby allies.

The camouflage has a lasting impression on players since “teammates who emerge from the mist appear as unclickable wraiths to enemies until they either attack or get close.”

A true League of Legends sniper

Senna’s Ultimate ability is called Dawning Shadow and it uses the champion’s massive Relic Cannon to unleash a global beam on the Rift.

Allies caught in the beam are shielded, while enemies caught in the center of the beam’s range take damage. This is a sniper support’s dream ability seeing as they can influence a battle even from across the map.

Senna will definitely be a favorite among League of Legends’ more aggressive support players.

Since her ability kit is packaged with heals, shields, CC, an escape, camouflage, and a global ult, there’s bound to be various playstyles that emerge after Senna steps onto the Rift soon.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.