Details on League of Legends' reworked Galio has been revealed

By Kurtis Chan on Mar 8, 2017

“I only wake up when it's time to squash something. And I'm awake right now.” Looming brazen above Demacia's walls, the colossus stands with silent lips. The elders tell of ages past, when the mighty man stirred to defend the huddled masses. Many doubt these legends. But—like imprisoned lightning—the colossus is waiting. And when he's most needed, he'll stretch his conquering limbs again. It was just yesterday that Riot released a teaser video about League of Legend's brand new reworked Galio and today, more details about him has been revealed by Riot Games through a webpage dedicated to the colossal Demacian.

Abilities

Passive: Colossal Smash

Galio's next basic attack deals bonus magic damage in an area, scaling with his bonus attack damage and magic resist. Colossal Smash's cooldown is reduced whenever Galio's spells hit a unique champion (once per spell).

 

Q: Winds of War

Galio fires two gusts of wind that deal magic damage. Where the windblasts converge, a vortex that deals additional damage is formed, including bonus damage based on the target's max health.

 

W: Shield of Durand

Passive: If Galio avoids taking damage for a moderate period, he gains a shield that absorbs magic damage.

Active:

(Hold): Holding Down the W key causes Galio to enter a defensive stance, gaining damage reduction but moving significantly slower. This channel can't be interrupted even if Galio gets hit with a crowd-control spell.

(Release): When W is released, Galio taunts nearby enemy champions. The taunt's range and duration extend based on how long he remained in a defensive stance.

 

E: Justice Punch

Galio hops back to wind up for an epic haymaker. After a brief delay, he charges forward, dealing magic damage to enemies and knocking them up. Galio's charge stops upon colliding with a champion or terrain.

 

R: Hero's Entrance

Galio designates an ally's current position as his landing spot, granting them Shield of Durand's damage reduction for a few seconds. He then leaps high into the air, torpedoing to the place his targeted ally was when Galio activated Hero's Entrance. When he lands, he deals magic damage to all enemies in the area and knocks them up. The knockup lasts longer for those in the center of the landing zone.

 

Updated Skins

Default

 

Enchanted Galio

 

Hextech Galio

 

Commando Galio

 

Debonair Galio

 

Gatekeeper Galio

 

I'm definitely loving what I see so far as my preferred role is a top lane Tank and he fits the criteria well. Yasuo will most likely be his new best friend now with his ultimate. Imagine an ally Yasuo baiting two or three enemies, Galio dives in with his ult and Yasuo combos with his own, devastating! The reworked Galio is available in the PBE right now and he should be hitting live servers on patch 7.6.

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Kurtis Chan
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Amateur writer and intern at Gamehubs who is an e-Sports enthusiast (mainly on League of Legends and Overwatch). Still saving up for a PS4.....
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