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League of Legends’ newest champion is a horseback rider named Rell

Riot has revealed the game’s new armor-clad hero

Higher res splash art of Rell from League of Legends Image: Riot Games
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As a preseason surprise, Riot has revealed the latest League of Legends champion: Rell. Rell’s announcement arrived early on Monday morning, with just a tweet revealing her to the world. Thankfully, Riot also put out Rell’s ability kit so we know exactly what she’s going to do.

Based on her kit, it seems that Rell is intended to be a very tanky support character. She has a magical suit of heavy armor — which can turn into her trusty steed — and a giant magical lance that will steal the armor and magic resist from whoever she’s attacking. Rell can also attach some of her magical armor to a teammate, giving them bonus armor and magic resist while she’s nearby. Meanwhile, her Ultimate ability can pull her enemies into her, trapping them in a gravitational field.

Since Rell was just revealed, it’s likely that she’ll go onto the League of Legends Public Beta Environment later this week, to get some testing in before she’s released in patch 10.25 a couple of weeks from now. But ahead of her release on live servers or the PBE, here’s Rell’s entire kit:

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

(Can only cast while mounted) Rell leaps into the sky and transforms her mount into heavy armor, gaining a huge shield that lasts until destroyed or remounting. Upon landing, she knocks up all enemies around Herr. Rell can cast E — Attract and Repel and R — Magnet Storm during the transformation.

Rell has increased durability, low movement speed, and a movement speed cap while in armored form. After the transformation, this ability changes to Ferromancy: Mount Up.

W2 — Ferromancy: Mount Up

(Can only cast while in armored form) 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 flips them over her shoulder.

Rell has increased movement speed while mounted. After the transformation this ability transforms into Ferromancy: Crash Down.

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 too 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.