Riot Games introduces Gnar, a new champion, into the League of Legends world.
Following a recent tease about an upcoming champion, game developer Riot Games has finally confirmed the arrival of Gnar. This new League of Legends (LoL) champion reveal comes with a complete backstory, gameplay insights, and new abilities.
Gnar is a descendant of Teemo and the other yordles, it was frozen in ice and was now freed into the vast League of Legends world, according to the official announcement posted on the LoL website. Gnar?s distinct abilities include transforming to its mini and mega form at will.
In the same Gnar announcement, Riot shared this complete backtory:
“Time marches on for most, but not Gnar. A yordle born millennia ago, Gnar was captured and trapped in true ice, frozen – quite literally – in time. Civilizations formed and fell as the prehistoric yordle vacantly stared on, but nothing ? not even true ice ? could confine Gnar forever. After breaking free, he wandered Runeterra until he found himself taken in by his yordle descendants. But, as they would soon discover, there?s a beast behind the boy.”
Upon playing League of Legends, you will get to experience Gnar?s various abilities. One of those is its Passive Gene, which is the ability that makes it transform into Mega Gnar. While in this form, its magic resist, armor, attack damage, and health will all be augmented. On the other hand, its attack speed and range will be diminished. Other abilities include Wallop, ?Crunch, Hop, and Boomerang Throw.
Furthermore, to transform into mega form, Gnar must charge its rage meter. This charging can be hastened by engaging in combat and using various abilities. Logically, while in mega form, the rage meter will eventually drain and Gnar will revert back to its mini version. Being a tank, Mega Gnar is reliable when it comes to burst damage and helping in teamfight. Mini Gnar depends on ?its speed and mobility in order to survive in its more fragile form.
We?ve seen Gnar?s mini form (see image above) as Riot included it in their announcement. For Gnar?s mega form, all we have is silhouette from a teaser video (see below) hinting that it is some sort of a lynchanthrope-ish creature.
Watch this really short League of Legends video teasing Gnar: