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Bizarre League trick with Ryze Ult can save Zac and his bloblets

Published: 28/May/2020 20:15

by Alan Bernal


A strange combo in League of Legends lets players get around one of Zac’s biggest weaknesses with a well-placed Ryze ultimate, saving the Secret Weapon and his bloblets.

Zac is one of League’s best engage champions. He can effectively cut corners around the Rift, and when in position, can gank a lank at a moment’s notice. But jumping into the fray often leaves the sentient toxic spill vulnerable to his attackers.

Luckily, when his lifebar is depleted, his passive gives him a second chance at life if his bloblets successfully reshape themselves into the champion. Unfortunately, this 5-minute cooldown ability leaves him as a predictable, vulnerable pile of sludge – unless there’s a Ryze to bail him out.

Realm Warp takes all allied units to the targeted location. As user ‘Tobo-senpai’ found out, that also means the main puddle of ooze that the bloblets zero in on.

“Apparently Ryze’s Ult can teleport Zac’s dead body,” Tobo-senpai said. “[It changes] the destination of his blobs and their travel speed.”

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The Ryze ult landed at just the right moment to save Zac.

After suffering fatal damage from a skirmish near the mid lane, Zac exploded into his four bloblets just after Ryze put down a retreating Realm Warp.

The timing worked out to perfection seeing as the ultimate took the mage and the center mass of Zac’s remains.

While Ryze ults have been known to take bloblets with them, the timing worked out so that the warp would only take the spot where Zac died while the blobs were appearing on the map.

Apparently Ryze’s Ult can teleport Zac’s dead body, changing the destination of his blobs and their travel speed. from leagueoflegends

“I think the timing was just perfect that the blobs hadn’t fully spawned yet and weren’t available to be teleported,” user ‘steelcurtain09’ surmised, seeing as the boblets readjusted their course and came flocking to the new target location.

A coordinated team would have probably jumped on the boblets to see if they could at least kill one or two, but the stretched team didn’t have time to react to the bizarre mechanic.

While incredibly situational, this could be a great combination to keep in mind for mid/jungle League of Legends duos to deal a ton of damage, sacrifice Zac, and Realm Warp out of there with a bunch of bloblets in tow.

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New League of Legends champion Rell revealed: Abilities, splash art

Published: 23/Nov/2020 17:43

by Lauren Bergin


The latest champion to hit the rift in League of Legends has been identified as Rell, Riot Games’ new Iron Maiden. 

Just after the release of starry-eyed songstress and pop princess Seraphine, Riot Games’ 152nd champion is a woman of a very different disposition: Rell, the Iron Maiden, LoL’s newest tank support.

Unveiled recently in a particularly cryptic trailer, Rell is a cross between a mage and a tank, utilizing metalmancy in order to transform her metallic steed into full-blown plate armor to protect herself.

She’s unique, however, for more than just this pretty cool trait; her abilities and in-game design mark her as a very different style of champion.

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Rell’s official Splash Art in League of Legends.

A form swapping champion

Riot’s Gameplay Design Director for League of Legends, Mark Yetter, describes Rell as bringing “a new take to form swapping champs.”

When mounted on the metal version of her horse she is a “fast and light” champion who will be able to run around the map and cause havoc with ease. On the other hand, when she wears her steed in full plate form she is “slow but heavily armored.”

Clearly, Rell will have a pretty high skill cap, and is a very situational champion. However, her abilities look like she’ll be a blast to play.

Rell’s abilities

Passive – Break the Mold

Rell attacks very slowly, but temporarily steals a portion of her target’s Armor and Magic Resist to deal bonus damage based on the amount stolen. Additionally, Rell can siphon resistances from multiple different foes to grow extremely tanky.

Q – Shattering Strike

Rell stabs forward with her lance, breaking any shields and damaging all enemies hit (damage decreases after the first target).

If Rell has an ally bound with E – Attract and Repel, she and that ally recover health for each champion hit by this ability.

W1 – Ferromancy: Crash Down
(While mounted) Rell leaps and transforms her mount into heavy armor, gaining a huge shield that lasts until destroyed or remounting. On landing, she knocks up enemies around her. Rell can cast her E and R during the change.
W2 – Ferromancy: Mount Up
(While armored) Rell rushes forward and transforms her armor into a mount, gaining a burst of movement speed. During her next attack, she charges her target to deal bonus damage and flip them over her shoulder.
E – Attract and Repel
Rell magnetically binds a piece of her armor to a target allied champion, granting them bonus Armor and Magic Resist while nearby.
Rell can recast this spell to break the bind and stun all enemies around and between her and her bound ally.
R – Magnet Storm
Rell erupts in magnetic fury, yanking nearby enemies toward her. She then creates a gravitational field around her, pulling nearby enemies in for a few seconds. The field doesn’t interrupt her enemies’ other actions.
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Rell’s two forms in-game.

Rell’s lore explained

Rell is a product of the Black Rose Academy, the same establishment set up by the infamous trickster LeBlanc. Inducted to the school at a young age due to her metalmancy skills, Rell thrived in the harsh environment of Noxus’ most terrifying tower of terror, defeating all of the opponents her training threw at her.

It was on her 16th birthday that she grew tired of her training, as well as the victims mysteriously vanishing after she defeated them. Breaking into the forbidden wing of the Black Rose, she found her colleagues drained of magic and left as empty shells: their magic was now being used to fuel her own power through the sigils etched into her skin.

In a moment of sheer anguish she rescued the other souls trapped within the Black Rose’s walls, riding to safety and making it her personal mission to save any child twisted by the Black Rose academy.

It’ll certainly be exciting to see how Rell performs on the rift as a very different sort of champion to many of the others we’ve seen before. As soon as she’s released, we’ll let you know right here, but until then though, saddle up summoners, it’s going to be a wild rodeo!