On Tuesday morning, Riot Games revealed their 149th champion to enter the nexus in League of Legends. This time, it is Lillia, the shy fawn, who is meant to be played in the Jungle and wreak havoc on her foes using a branch, some magic, fairy dust, and what sounds like a Scottish accent.
According to Riot, Lillia is entering the pool of playable characters alongside a Spirit Blossom Festival in-game event which is set to hit the Public Beta Environment (PBE) shortly before going live. In a statement from the game's development team, Lillia's entire persona, aura, and design is based around a close connection with the world around her.
“Lillia feels a kinship with dreams—she loves them, in fact. But not just because they’re dreams,” explains senior narrative writer David “Interlocutioner” Slagle. “She loves them for what they represent: A whole world full of people who have a beautiful magic inside of them. But people forget this magic. They lock it away. And when Lillia sees that, she wants to do more than just save her mother tree—she wants to help people find the magic within.”
Her full list of abilities can be found below:
Passive - Dream-Laden Bough
Lillia's abilities apply Dream Dust, dealing a portion of the target's maximum health as magic damage over a duration.
Q - Blooming Blows
Lillia swings her branch in the air and deals magic damage to nearby enemies, dealing true damage to those at the outer edge of the circle. When she successfully lands the attack, Lillia also gets movement speed.
W - Watch Out! Eep!
Lillia winds up for a huge strike with her branch, dealing magic damage to enemies. Enemies at the center of the impact receive more damage.
E - Swirlseed
Lillia lobs a Swirlseed overhead, dealing magic damage to enemies and slowing them for a duration. If Lillia's Swirlseed misses, it'll continue to roll until it hits an enemy or collides with terrain.
R - Lilting Lullaby
Lillia casts a lullaby over her enemies and those affected by her Dream Dust become increasingly slowed before falling asleep for a duration of time. When awakened by damage, enemies will take additional magic damage.
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