Continue reading to check out Zac, the new ARAM map Howling Abyss, and more!
New Champion: Zac Zac, our newest, gooey-est champion, is now available for PBE testing! He has no mana and instead uses his own health as a resource. He functions as tank / jungler and deals primarily magic damage with AP ratios on all four of his abilities.
Upon taking fatal damage, Zac splits into 4 bloblets that attempt to recombine.
If any bloblets remains after 6 seconds, he will revive with 10-50% health depending on the health of the surviving bloblets. Each bloblet has 10% of Zac's maximum health, and 50% of his Armor and Magic Resistance. This ability has a 5 minute cooldown.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yqbd0OYkfE...s1600/ZacQ.PNG( Q ) Stretching Strike - Smacks enemies, dealing 70 (+0.5) Magic Damage and slowing them for 20% for 2 seconds.
Cost: 6% of current health || Cooldown: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-99MiQzbcbs...s1600/ZacW.png( W ) Unstable Matter - Zac's body erupts, dealing 60 Magic Damage +4.5 (+.02 AP)% of the enemy's maximum Health as Magic Damage to all nearby enemies (Max: 200 damage against minions and monsters).
Cost: 4% of current health || Cooldown: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKMylVqwa9...s1600/ZacE.png( E ) Elastic Slingshot - Charges up and launches toward a target area, knocking up enemies.
Zac faces the cursor and charges up over 1 second. Reactivated the ability again launches him towards his target, dealing 80 (+0.5 AP) Magic Damage to all enemies hit and knocking them back for 0.5 seconds.
Cost: 12% of current helath || Cooldown
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Re0R4AwxEj...s1600/ZacR.png( R ) Let’s Bounce - Zac bounces 4 times, knocking up and slowing enemies.
Each bounce deals 160/240/320 (+0.25 AP) Magic Damage to nearby enemies, knocks them up for 1 second, and slows them by 20% for 1 second. Enemies hit more than once take half damage and are not knocked up or slowed. Zac gains an accelerating movement speed buff (20-50%) while active.
Zac can right-click to move while in the air.
Cost: No cost || Cooldown:
If the voice just wasn't enough for you, here is a preview of his animations and abilities.
While his release skin isn't in game yet, it's titled "Grumpy Zac" in the game files. How peculiar...
The new, recently announced ARAM map, titled Howling Abyss, is now available for PBE testing!
To access it, create a custom game and scroll down until you can select "Howling Abyss"
Spirit of Dread ( W ) cooldown increased to 22/21/20/19/18 from 18/17/16/15/14 seconds.
Onslaught of Shadows ( R ) charge damage reduced to 50/100/150 ( +.4 AP ) from 100/200/300 ( +.8 AP )
Onsalught of Shadows ( R ) shockwave damage increased to 100/175/250 ( +.8 AP ) from 50/125/200 ( +.4 AP )
The Equalizer ( R ) changed to "launches a line of rockets that creates a burning trail for 5 seconds.Enemies in the area have their Movement Speed slowed by 35 % and take 130/185/240 ( +.3 AP ) magic damage each second." from "launches a line of rockets at the targeted area dealing 150/225/300( +.5 AP ) magic damage and leaving a burning trail for 5 seconds dealing 100/140/180(+.2 AP ) magic damage per second and slowing opponents by 35 % while inside the area of effect. " ** Lots of words but essentially they merged the old effects, took off the initial damage, and buffed the base damage AND ratio of the trail itself.