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Everything we know about new LoL champion Lillia: abilities, release date

Published: 7/Jul/2020 23:40 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 3:01

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends is finally getting another new jungle champion ⁠— the first since 2017 ⁠— in a “big” summer event. Here’s everything we know about Lillia, the whimsical woodland jungler, including her abilities, release date, splash art, and more.

Earlier this year, Riot promised two new champs would be released in a “big” summer event, and handed out a few hints about the characters. One was a “dreamy” jungler with the power to put opponents to sleep at a whim.

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Now, we know exactly what that jungler looks like. Champion 149, Lillia, will be arriving on Patch 10.15. Here’s everything we know about the Bashful Bloom, from her lore and abilities, to her release date, and more.

Lillia, the Bashful Bloom

Lillia hails from Ionia, the spiritual heartland of Runeterra. Living amongst the trees in her “garden,” she doesn’t venture far, afraid of what’s beyond the scrub.

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She long didn’t interact with humanity, for as long as she was intrigued by their dreams, she was terrified by their nature.

Lillia will be the first dedicated jungle champ released in League of Legends since 2017.
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Lillia will be the first dedicated jungle champ released in League of Legends since 2017.

Lillia isn’t just a dreamcatcher, or a dreamchaser though. She is the living embodiment of it. She was born from the bloom of the Dreaming Tree, with a stray bud that fell on the ground.

Despite her shy nature, Lillia is determined to figure out why the dreams of “mortals…no longer reach the ancient Dreaming Tree.” She has stepped out of her comfort zone, branch in hand, “in an effort to find people’s unrealized dreams.”

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What will Lillia look like?

Lillia’s in-game splash art has now also been revealed, following leaked game files on July 3, which provided an early look at the champ.

The jungler’s splash art seems to match the description that Riot had initially teased, but pictures the champ with some deer-like features, not seen with any other champions.

Lillia is also equipped with a censor, which is her weapon of choice in-game.

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Many League fans were quick to point out her likeliness to Neeko, the Curious Chameleon, another woodland spirit who rocks a similar blue/purple hairstyle.

Lillia’s abilities

Riot have revealed Lillia’s abilities as a “mid-range skirmisher” on Patch 10.15’s PBE. They were torn between making her an assassin or a bruiser however, according to a July 7 dev blog.

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“[Originally] Lillia would swap between teamfight bruiser (dreams) and assassin (nightmares) every five minutes, no matter what,” said the dev team. However, they scrapped that for her current kit, which incorporates a lot of consistent magic damage, and the controversial sleep mechanic.

Her abilities are as follows:

  • Passive: Dream-Laden Bough — Lillia’s skills apply Dream Dust, dealing percent max Health magic damage over 3 seconds.
  • Q: Blooming Blows
    • Passive: Lillia’s skill hits grant extra Move Speed for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
    • Active: Lillia whirls her censor, dealing magic damage, changing to true damage at the outer edge.
  • W: Watch Out! Eep! — Lillia winds up a huge strike, dealing magic damage. Enemies in the center take bonus damage.
  • E: Swirlseed — Lillia lobs a swirlseed overhead, dealing magic damage where it lands, and revealing and slowing enemies it hits for 3 seconds. If no enemies are hit, the seed rolls until it hits an enemy or collides with terrain.
  • R: Lilting Lullaby — Lillia causes all enemy champions with Dream Dust to become drowsy. Afterward, they fall asleep for seconds. When awakened by damage, they take additional magic damage.

Lillia’s release date

Riot has already told players to expect the next two League champions in the “big” summer event coming up soon. Lillia will be arriving on Patch 10.15, which is the same time the Spirit Blossom event drops. Coincidence? 

Patch 10.15 arrives on July 22, so players will only have to wait a couple of weeks. It’s unclear if Lillia will release when the patch launches though, or mid way through. As always, we will keep you posted.

The Lillia release does leave questions about Champion 150. While it’s been long rumored to be Yasuo’s brother Yone, there’s been not a single hint outside of the “masked assassin” clue players have been fed for the last few months.

Spirit Blossom Lillia in League of Legends
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Lillia will be released in Patch 10.15 alongside the Spirit Blossom event.

So, there you have it ⁠— everything you need to know about Lillia, League of Legends’ new “dreamy” jungler.

Want to get involved in the discussion about the new champion before her full release, or have already decided (for whatever reason) to make her your new main? There’s a new Reddit community already live at /r/lilliamains just for you.

Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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