Riot reveals newest champion Rell, the Iron Maiden
Rell will be the newest addition to League of Legends and Riot has recently revealed the first information about her abilities.
The Iron Maiden will be a support tank, which players expected after several teasers throughout the past few months. To add on to those leaks, Riot has now officially revealed her splash art and short clips and descriptions of her abilities.
Rell, The Iron Maiden— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) November 23, 2020
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New LoL champion Rell abilities revealed
As a luxury for fans, Riot has already released a description of all Rell’s abilities, with a short clip attached. These descriptions don't include any specific numbers about base damage or scaling but will let all fans know how she works.
Passive - Break the Mold
Rell attacks slowly and temporarily steals a portion of the target’s armor and magic resist, dealing bonus damage based on the amount stolen. Additionally, Rell can siphon resistances from multiple different foes to grow tanky.
Q - Shattering Strike
Rell stabs forward with her lance, breaking shields and damaging all enemies that are hit. The damage decreases after the first target hit. If Rell has an ally bound with her Attract and Repel (E), she and the ally recover health for each enemy hit.
W - Ferromancy: Crash Down
Ferromancy Crash Down has two different stages: one for when Rell is mounted and the other one when she isn’t.
When mounted, Rell leaps and transforms her mount into heavy armor, gaining a shield that lasts until destroyed or when Rell remounts. On landing, Rell knocks up all enemies around her.
While armored, Rell rushes forward and transforms her armor into a mount, gaining a burst of movement speed. During her next attack, Rell charges her target dealing bonus damage and flips the enemy over her shoulder.
E - Attract and Repel
Rell can bind an ally, giving them bonus armor and magic resistance when nearby. Rell can recast the spell to break the bind and stun all enemies around and between her and the bound ally.
R - Magnet Storm
Rell erupts a magnetic fury, dragging nearby enemies towards her. She then creates a gravitational field around her that pulls nearby enemies in for a few seconds. Rell can move in this duration.
Rell could be the next playmaking support in LoL
As a new tank support, Rell looks to be the next scary playmaking support in the line. While having a lot of tankiness, she also has a lot of crowd control that can set up fights perfectly. Her Attract and Repel (E) and Magnet Storm (R) will be very important spells for her to hit and could potentially make or break a fight.
Even though the numbers of her abilities are still unknown, it sounds like Rell will get a lot of tanky stats from both Ferromancy: Crash Down (W) and her Break the Mold passive. The fact that Rell can break shields can also turn into a huge counter against enchanter supports such as Janna, Karma, and Lulu.
From looking at the abilities alone, Rell might end up as a new meta support in 2021.
Rell is expected to be available on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) very soon.
Who is Rell in League of Legends?
Rell will be the 153rd champion in League of Legends and a tank support. She is also called the Iron Maiden and is, according to Riot Games lore, "the product of brutal experimentation at the hands of the Black Rose. Rell is a defiant, living weapon determined to topple Noxus.”
Rell is from the Noxus region and is related to LeBlanc and Samira, according to the lore.
When is Rell released in League of Legends?
There is still no official release date for Rell, but it’s known that she will be the last new champion of 2020. This means that Rell will likely be released in December with patch 10.25. The patch is expected to hit the live servers on Wednesday, December 9, followed up with Rell just a few days after.
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