Meet the latest League of Legends champion

by: Tina -
Riot Games has released information on the newly announced champion in League of Legends: Ezreal.

Any class of character boasting magical abilities is great in my books. Ezreal has a keen sense for both the arcane arts as well as archaeology. Putting the two skills together, he comes upon an amulet that allows him to tap into his latent magical abilities, putting you on the road to investigating his many abilities and serving the Field of Justice with them.

Read on for what attacks you’ll be granted playing as Ezreal, as well as a bit about his background.

Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer

Champion type: Fighter



Lore:

Ezreal was born with the gift of magic flowing through his veins. However, Ezreal was also born with a much stronger sense of wanderlust. Though enrolled in Piltover’s most acclaimed school for skilled young techmaturgists, Ezreal quickly became bored with magical studies. By the time the boy genius was eight years old, he had fully mapped out the underground tunnels of Piltover. The quality of his work was so remarkable that the government of Piltover purchased his maps and commissioned his services as the city-state’s Master Pathfinder. This sealed the deal for Ezreal’s true calling – he would eschew the arcane arts in favor of archaeology. Since then, countless adventures of his have been romanticized and published.



One of Ezreal’s more recent adventures brought him face-to-face with his other legacy – his latent magical power. While exploring the pyramids of the Shurima Desert, Ezreal uncovered an amulet of inestimable power. He barely managed to extract it from its sandy abode due to its sheer magnitude (it was made for a being easily twice Ezreal’s size). After fervent investigation, he found that it allowed the wielder to control and shape magical energy – provided there was a source of magic nearby. This permitted Ezreal to tap into his latent magical abilities without having to put any serious effort into it – a “big win”, as the young prodigy notes. The lingering drawback is that, for some unknown reason, the amulet is highly attuned to summoning magic. This means that without warning, Ezreal may find himself acting as a champion for, as he puts it, “a summoner hell-bent on resolving some irrelevant world-shattering League conflict.” Still, Ezreal feels that being summoned to a Field of Justice on occasion is a small price to pay for his prized artifact.



“There’s little time to study ancient, musty tomes when you’re busy trying to find them.”

-Ezreal





Abilities:

Ezreal is an entirely skill-shot based champion:

Mystic Shot

Ezreal fires a bolt of energy. If it strikes an enemy unit, it reduces all of Ezreal's cooldowns.



Essence Flux

Ezreal fires a fluctuating wave of energy, damaging enemies and reducing their attack speed. This also heals allies and increases their attack speed.



Arcane Shift

Ezreal teleports to a nearby target location and fires a homing arrow which strikes the nearest enemy unit.



Trueshot Barrage

Ezreal channels to fire a powerful barrage of energy missiles, which do massive damage to each unit they pass through (barrage deals less damage to each successive unit it passes through).



Rising Spell Force (passive)

Hitting a target with any of Ezreal's abilities increases his attack speed for several seconds.
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