Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath Revealed
As some of our more discerning lore-hounds may have anticipated,, the Winter's Wrath, is in as our next upcoming champion. We wanted to take a moment to talk to you about her gameplay, and what you can expect to see.
Hailing from the Freljord, Sejuani combines raw, physical might with the chilling ice of her homeland. After slowing enemies with herpassive on auto-attacks, she can activate her ability to drastically increase the slow and inflict damage. This allows her to continuously disrupt enemy movements and create a threatening presence - a necessity of any primary tank.
Sejuani's initiation ability comes from two sources: the powerful skillshotfrom her and her ultimate. The former tramples enemies and applies , while the latter flings a giant ice shard from her flail, stunning anything it hits by encasing it in ice. Enemies near that target get stunned for a shorter duration. This makes accurate skillshots important, as Sejuani needs move into the right position to maximize the stun duration on her intended target. If used correctly, this ability can change the outcome of a teamfight. If used on a sub-optimal target, however, it will be partially wasted on a tank or lower-value target.
This being our first mounted champion, we're happy to release not only an epic barbarian woman on a giant boar, but also a tank who can use continuous soft disruption with bursts of big,initiation!
Sejuani's basic attacks apply Frost, reducing enemy movement speed by 10% for 3 seconds.
- Arctic Assault
Sejuani charges forward to deal magic damage and apply to enemies. Sejuani stops upon colliding with an enemy champion.
- Northern Winds
Sejuani summons an arctic storm around her which deals magic damage to nearby enemies every second. Damage is increased against enemies affected by or .
Sejuani converts magic damage and increasing the movement speed reduction dramatically.on nearby enemies to Permafrost, dealing
Champion rework: Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath
girds herself for battle, eagerly anticipating the inevitable conflict brewing in the Freljord. There are a number of changes coming for Sejuani, including a visual upgrade, new gameplay mechanics, and a deeper exploration of her lore.
If we were going to make Sejuani look imposing, we needed make sure her fierce steed, Bristle, could keep up. Here we added bulk and power to his model, and updated the animation onto show him tossing scattered foes into the air.
As with the traditional look.and relaunches, those of you who already unlocked Sejuani will get a free skin based on
In order to deliver on the promise of a powerful barbarian, we've added enhanced utility to her skills, allowing her to go head-on as a massive, tanky initiator. With a powerful armor-generating, a potent , AoE damage, and to go along with a tweaked version of , the Winter's Wrath is now even angrier.
- Frost Armor
Damaging an enemy with an ability or basic attack grants armor and reduces movement-slowing effects on Sejuani. If Sejuani already has Frost Armor, its duration increases.
- Arctic Assault
- Flail of the Northern Winds
Sejuani's next basic attack deals bonus magic damage to the target and enemies near it. She then begins to swing her flail, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies over time. If this ability is , she immediately starts swinging her flail.
- Passive: Abilities and basic attacks apply to enemies.
- Active: All nearby enemies with take magic damage and are slowed.
- In the jungle
Sejuani's still a riding CC machine out of the jungle. In the early game,keeps her health high while she tears through jungle camps with . The combination of and well-timed from the brush can quickly lock down an enemy for a kill. Once she has a point in , the additional stun makes Sejuani's ganks even deadlier.
- Mid game
Heading into midgame, Sejuani makes an excellent split-push champion, pressuring lanes with, then using a combination of her other abilities to escape enemy ganks. Her full arsenal of crowd-control makes chasing or being chased a frightening prospect for the opposing team. Her armor allows her to wade into the front line of skirmishes, secure in the knowledge that her teammates can pick targets off at leisure.
- Late game and teamfights
One of the most imposing initiators in League of Legends, Sejuani can useto force a fight near an objective, or hunt down retreating foes with . As a strong source of magic damage, Sejuani makes a great tank to complement an AD heavy lineup. Her can break up a channeled ultimate or wreak havoc on the enemy team's positioning. All the while she'll absorb huge damage and protect the squishier members of her team by forcing opponents to engage on her with her impressive crowd-control.
- Fury of the North
- Frost Armor: After not taking damage for a brief period, Sejuani becomes immune to slows and gains bonus resistances. Frost Armor lingers briefly after taking damage and refreshes faster with Sejuani's movement.
- Icebreaker: Enemies stunned by Sejuani are frozen. Sejuani's first attack or ability against frozen targets shatter them, dealing a portion of their maximum health as damage.
- Arctic Assault
Sejuani charges forward, damaging and knocking up enemies in her path. The charge stops on the first enemy champion or large monster hit.
- Winter's Wrath
Sejuani swings her mace in front of her, then lashes out in a line. Both swings deal damage and apply.
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