Riot Games has unveiled an exhilarating lineup for League of Legends in 2024, including the highly anticipated Season 2 of Arcane premiering on Netflix this November. The reveal includes an array of new champions ready to battle it out on Summoner’s Rift, an innovative game mode, the triumphant return of the Arena, and a series of fresh skins and champion revamps set to roll out throughout the year.
Meet Smolder: The Fiery Prodigy
The roster of champions will welcome Smolder, the Fiery Fledgling. Originating from Camavor, the same region that spawned Viego, Hecarim, and Kalista, Smolder is a pint-sized dragon with a mighty impact. Despite his youth, he’s ready to wreak considerable havoc.
Passive – Dragon Practice: Smolder’s Abilities and defeating enemies with his Super Scorcher Breath earn him stacks of Dragon Practice. These stacks enhance the potency of his basic Abilities.
Q – Super Scorcher Breath: Smolder unleashes a fiery belch targeting his foes. This Ability evolves with stack accumulation, offering:
● 25: Engulfs all surrounding enemies in flames.
● 125: Ignites explosions behind the target inflicting 75% of this spell’s damage.
● 225: Sets the target ablaze, inflicting maximum health true damage over 3 seconds. Enemy champions below a health threshold while burning are instantly eliminated.
W – Achooo!: Smolder’s endearing flaming sneeze damages and decelerates enemies. Striking champions triggers an additional explosion.
E – Flap, Flap, Flap: Smolder ascends, boosting Move Speed and bypassing terrain for a short duration. During flight, he targets the weakest enemy.
R – MMOOOMMMM!: A call to Smolder’s mother unleashes a devastating fiery breath from above, intensifying damage and decelerating enemies in the core of her fire. If she strikes Smolder, he receives healing.
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What’s Next on the Horizon?
Joining Smolder in the fray are several new champions, including a Vastayan solo-laner mage. Moreover, Ambessa Medarda, the mother of Mel and a character introduced in Arcane‘s debut season, is gearing up to enter the game.
Another figure from Arcane is slated for a Visual and Gameplay Update. While Riot Games remains tight-lipped, many believe Singed, the mad scientist, is due for an overhaul. Additionally, look forward to Skarner’s VGU in the first half of the year followed by Shyvana’s. Lee Sin and Teemo are also set to receive Art and Sustainability updates, boosting them to contemporary standards.
Details about the upcoming gameplay mode are still under wraps, yet it’s described as a “relaxed” alternative to the traditional League of Legends experience, promising a fresh take on the strategic game we all love.
2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for League of Legends enthusiasts. With the introduction of Smolder, the fiery fledgling, and a slew of other captivating characters and updates, the game is set to offer more depth, strategy, and fun. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the Rift, the evolving world of League continues to promise thrilling adventures and epic battles. So, ready your champions and prepare to dive into a year of unparalleled excitement!