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Mega 08-15-2012 07:31 PM

Next Champion: Syndra

Obviously no where near being here yet, but found this on League Craft~

Looks like an evil Orianna :<

/Edit Gamescon video of a match

james 08-15-2012 09:27 PM

Seems interesting to say the least. I've heard that she's Kassadin's daughter, but of course, I feel like any dark-themed champion could fall into that.

Rhois 08-15-2012 10:07 PM


Originally Posted by Mega (Post 1759025)

Looks like an evil Orianna :<

This is implying Orianna isn't already evil? ;_;

Kenzor 08-16-2012 02:44 AM

Correction: an Orianna that is centred around dark magic. Orianna is already psycho lol.

Lately after Draven's release Riot have really stepped up their game with the unique (well, only slightly for Zyra) champion releases, loving it.

Before they would just keep dishing out bruisers with generic gap closers, shields and some CC; or AP champs with simple, generic AoE damaging skill, CC skill, generic AoE burst damage ulti etc and call it a new champion but now the champs feel very different to the usual generic kits.

Mega 08-16-2012 03:24 PM


In addition to Rengar, we’ll have another upcoming champion available for play at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. After the Pridestalker joins the League, Syndra, the Dark Sovereign, will descend upon the Fields of Justice in the following patch. A magical prodigy, Syndra conjures powerful dark spheres, and even wields enemy minions and monsters as weapons. Here’s the full rundown of her abilities.

  • Transcendent (Passive): Each of Syndra’s normal abilities gain an extra effect at max rank.
    o Dark Sphere: Spheres deal bonus damage to champions.
    o Force of Will: Projectiles briefly knocks enemies into the air.
    o Scatter the Weak: Cone width increases.
  • Dark Sphere: Syndra conjures a dark sphere at a target location, dealing magic damage in an area. The sphere remains for several seconds and can be manipulated by Syndra’s other abilities.
  • Force of Will:
    o First Cast: Grabs a target dark sphere, enemy minion or neutral monster.
    o Second Cast: Throw a grasped dark sphere or enemy at a target area. Enemies struck by the projectile take magic damage and are slowed.
  • Scatter the Weak: Deals magic damage in a cone and knocks enemies away based on how close they are to Syndra. Dark spheres within the area-of-effect are also knocked back, dealing magic damage and stunning enemies in their path.
  • Unleashed Power (Ultimate): Draws upon Syndra’s full cataclysmic power, harnessing all active dark spheres to deal additional magic damage to an enemy champion.
Syndra’s kit revolves around the manipulation of short-duration globes left behind by Dark Sphere. While the function of Dark Sphere is very simple on the surface, proper sphere management can be the difference between success and failure with Syndra. Each of her abilities can be used on its own in a pinch, but good sphere placement ensures that Syndra always has the ammunition she needs to throw projectiles with Force of Will, and creates new firing angles for globes launched with Scatter the Weak.

While it might be tempting to snatch up a defenseless minion and use it as a projectile, Syndra’s Force of Will ability really shines when it’s used in conjunction with dark spheres. Syndra can use Force of Will to reposition these globes for a successful shot with Scatter the Weak while Dark Sphere is on cooldown, or to extend the duration of a sphere that’s about to expire in order to build up ammunition on the battlefield. Ultimately, keeping your sphere count high in this manner will allow you to dictate the course of a battle by threatening a large area.

The importance of managing your dark spheres is most keenly illustrated by Syndra’s ultimate ability, Unleashed Power. The increased damage granted by each active sphere can transform this ability from high-damage nuke into a cataclysmic attack. Good planning and strategic dark sphere placement can make Syndra an intimidating opponent to face in mid lane.

Mega 08-20-2012 04:21 PM

Azhinal 08-22-2012 02:37 AM

It's like orianna and malzahar had a baby.

james 08-22-2012 08:56 AM

I laughed at the Poppy part.

Mega 09-04-2012 08:21 PM

Syndra is now on PBE if you wanna try her out~ Fun :)

She's like Orianna, but you have to keep up with more than 1 ball. Keep them moving around for extra enemy confusion!

Also NERF incoming probably, her ultimate does wayyyy too much imo (like Darius....) unless they've built MR.


Ninja EDIT:

When she dies her balls pop LOL.

And a glitch already. If you try to grab one of your balls out of enemy fountain you get hit with the laser even if your not near it ;_;



Season 3 infoooo.

james 09-04-2012 09:11 PM

Xypherous mentioned at PAX Prime that they're looking at "fixing" boots as a starting item for s3 (presumably you won't be able to start boots+pots, or as many pots, or at all).

Rhois 09-04-2012 09:31 PM


Originally Posted by Jare (Post 1765236)
Xypherous mentioned at PAX Prime that they're looking at "fixing" boots as a starting item for s3 (presumably you won't be able to start boots+pots, or as many pots, or at all).

That would interest me; I find the typical boots x3, cloth x5 or a combination of faerie charm/boots, wards & health potions, to be quite stagnant. It's pretty much become the old Doran [x] x1. I wonder what they're going to add?

Also, Syndra's ultimate does 500 @ level 1. I wish her E had a longer range and shorter cooldown, in exchange for reduced R damage.

james 09-04-2012 11:04 PM

I doubt they're going to add something new. If anything they're going to do what they did with the Doran items and just up the cost so you either can't buy as many health pots to start with boots or can't start with boots. (A bit counterproductive since then they'd probably have to reduce Doran items or pray that people then want to be ultra-aggressive in lane to not want to sustain ha.)

Personally, I'd like to see some Blitzcrank changes.

Kenzor 09-05-2012 04:48 AM

I made a video, enjoy.

Runaru 09-06-2012 01:21 PM

Syndra is really fun, just sucks that whenever someone doesn't get the new champ they get all butthurt and leave the match :C - But yea her mechanics are really fun, throwing minions at people :D...

Mega 09-07-2012 10:46 PM

I guess I'll put these here since there's no new patch thread yet lol.

New splash arts!


New Jax Skin

New Gangplank Skin

Rhois 09-08-2012 12:33 AM

And Miss Fortune still looks like a disproportionate 'hoar, yay.

Joy 09-08-2012 01:17 AM

LOL @ above! ^

Mega 09-10-2012 04:28 PM

Guess we know who's coming out this week or next~ :)

They added her log in page to PBE within the last few days.

Mega 09-11-2012 06:28 PM

MORE New Splash Arts.

Someone please tell me what kind of drugs Lux is on, cause I want some LOL. But I love the lights in it~

Kenzor 09-14-2012 05:57 AM

I like the concept of Lux's new art but...that position. Riot love to draw splash art with champs in the weirdest positions (See Katarina, Ryze)

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