League of Legends Announces Illaoi as Next Champion
Riot Games has announced a new mage bruiser that will soon be joining the ranks of League of Legends, Illaoi the Kraken Priestess. Channeling the power of her god Nagakabouros, she wreaks havoc with a flurry of tentacles and soul crushing might that is sure to leave the top lane meta reeling.
Passive: Prophet of an Elder God
Illaoi periodically spawns a tentacle on a nearby wall. Tentacles interact with Illaoi’s abilities and last until killed or left dormant a full minute.
Q: Tentacle Smash
Passive: Tentacles that hit enemy champions heal Illaoi for a small portion of her missing health.
Active: Illaoi summons a tentacle that slams down in a target direction, damaging all enemies struck.
W: Harsh lesson
Instead of attacking normally, Illaoi charges in for her next basic attack, dealing bonus physical damage before commanding all nearby tentacles to swing at her target.
E: Test of Spirit
Illaoi casts a spell that sends tendrils out in a target direction. If the tendrils connect with an enemy champion, they grasp the champion’s spirit and tear it back to Illaoi. When spirits are attacked by the Kraken Priestess or her allies, it transmits a portion of its suffering to their now spiritless champion. If Illaoi and her allies are able to destroy the spirit, or if the spiritless champion flees too far from their spirit, they suffer a heavy slow as they become a vessel, and start spawning tentacles around them that attack both their host and their allies. Test of Spirit allows tentacles to occasionally swing at spirits and vessels, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit.
While Illaoi is a juggernaut at holding stationary objectives, her slow speed and need to set-up to maximize her full potential leave her a bit lackluster when on the move. Allies that can bolster her movement speed or pull enemies into her range work best with her, while enemies that can punish her at range will be a nightmare for her to deal with. See her full kit in action on her reveal page.
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