Riot Games makes esports news with the reveal of Lillia, League of Legends’ new champion. The video game developer revealed the new champion after releasing Sett in January. Lillia, the bashful bloom, is a champion who focuses on putting her opponents to sleep and draining their dreams. She excels at crowd control, burst damage, and mobility.
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New League of Legends Champion
Lillia is a fawn who spent most of her life in a magical forest with her “tree-mother” and best friend Ivern. She possesses the power to see into other’s dreams and that’s how she looks at the outside world. One day, these dreams stop coming, and her “tree-mother” begins to fall ill. To heal her “tree-mother”, Lillia goes out of the forest and starts harvesting dreams by putting people to sleep. She’s a shy, clumsy, and self-conscious champion who goes beyond limits for those she loves.
She is the perfect hit-and-run champion since half of her abilities provide movement speed. Lillia’s abilities revolve around putting enemies to sleep, slowing enemies down, and dealing consistent damage. Lillia’s lane roles heavily point towards mid or support as her skills aid teammates more than they do extreme offensive plays.
Passive – Dream-Laden Bough
Lillia’s abilities apply Dream Dust, dealing a portion of the target’s maximum health as damage over a duration.
Q – Blooming Blows
Dealing magic damage, Lillia swings her branch around in a circle and strikes nearby opponents. If she hits an opponent, she gains movement speed. Enemies hit with the outer edge of the circle take true damage instead.
W – Watch Out! Eep!
Lillia winds up her branch for a massive strike that deals magical damage to enemies in a circular area. She gains movement speed if enemies get hit.
E – Swirlseed
Slowing down foes, Lillia throws a Swirlseed in a particular direction that lowers enemies’ movement speed and does magical damage. If she misses, it will continue to roll down unless an enemy is hit or collides with the terrain.
R – Lilting Lullaby
Lillia casts a lullaby on opponents affected by her passive, Dream Dust. The lullaby slows down opponents and puts them to sleep after a short duration. Once awakened, those opponents will take additional magic damage.
Lillia in League of Legends Esports
Lillia’s abilities make her out as an engaged, an offensive burster, or even a tanky frontline crowd control specialist. However, that depends on how players will build the new League of Legends champion. Nonetheless, Lillia is a perfect example of champion build flexibility. This unique aspect will create new strategies and refresh the current meta. Similarly to how burst mage Ekko saw success as a tank, she may experience the same. This also leads players to be more team-oriented and adaptive.
Overall, Lillia is another new League of Legends champion everyone looks forward to playing. However, upon official server release, she’ll likely be overpowered, similar to every other champion that’s been released. Fans should be wary of her Blooming Blows true damage. Although no official release date has been given, players can assume that Lillia will debut in League of Legends Patch 10.15.
Written by Jay Hunter