League of Legends' latest champion, Ornn's abilities is nothing like you've ever seen before

By Kurtis Chan on Aug 8, 2017

Riot Games recently released the teaser for League of Legends' newest champion Ornn the Mountainsmith yesterday, now his abilities were revealed earlier today and it is one of a kind, especially his passive.

Majority of the Vanguards in League of Legends have the same type of skill sets where they initiate a fight with their crowd control (CC) abilities and try to survive while your damage dealers or carries dish out the necessary damage to land some valuable kills. Even though Ornn is classified as a Vanguard Tank as well, his abilities are so special that we might not see it on another champion, ever.

Passive: Living Forge and Master Craftsman

This is the most interesting and unique ability ever created by Riot. He can build items anywhere around Summoners Rift as long as he has the gold and is out of combat, as well as upgrade teammates' item, but only one can be upgraded per teammate. As of now, Riot has not announced which item can be upgraded by Ornn.

  • Living Forge: Ornn can spend gold to forge items for himself any time he's out of combat. For convenience, suggested items appear in a special on-screen menu. Ornn can also open the shop manually to build any item.
  • Master Craftsman: Ornn and his teammates have access to special upgrades for select items in the shop. Each player is limited to one of these upgrades.

Q: Volcanic Rupture

Ornn slams the ground, sending out a fissure that deals physical damage and slows enemies. After a small delay, a magma pillar forms at the target location, functioning like a tiny wall for a few seconds.

W: Bellows Breath

Ornn becomes unstoppable, shields himself, and belches out flames. These flames deal a portion of the enemy's current health as magic damage. Enemies struck by the final gout of flame become Brittle. Ornn's basic attacks knock back Brittle targets. When Brittle, enemies suffer a portion of their maximum health as bonus damage when struck by immobilizing effects. Immobilizing effects also last longer when used on Brittle enemies

E: Searing Charge

Ornn charges, dealing damage to enemies he passes through. If Ornn collides with terrain while charging, the impact creates a shockwave that deals damage and knocks up enemies. This ability destroys player-created terrain.

R: Call of the Forge God     Ornn summons a massive fire elemental at a target location. It then travels toward him with increasing speed. Enemies run over by the elemental take magic damage and become Brittle. Ornn can recast this ability to charge forward. If he strikes the elemental with the charge, he'll redirect it. The redirected elemental will then knock up all struck enemies, dealing the same damage as before and applying the Brittle effect.   Ornn is playable in the League of Legends PBE 7.17 cycle. Head over to there now and try it if you have a PBE account forge your way to victory.

 

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Kurtis Chan
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Assistant Editor 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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