Published on July 25th, 2013 | by B Clancy
League of Legends Announces New Champion: Lusca
In a recent interview with a League of Legends developer at Riot Games in Santa Monica it was leaked that a new Champion will soon become available. Although it was previously noted that we would receive a female ranged-AD and support male Champion, we found that the following is a proposed Champion for late 2013 or early 2014. A directional damage reduction shield had been requested and this may be what we see here. Rest assured this Champion will not be a Jungler. Sustainability and dueling capability are not its strength and ganking ability is better found in every other Champion. Below is a preview of the Champion to come; history, stats, and special abilities included. The names may change, but it is a good estimate of what to expect.
Much like other mollusks that roam the ocean floor, Lusca certainly feels at home with the watery world around her, a magical connection that turns sand to pearls. Not too deep into her tongue, she was destined to make another girls dream come true with at least one pearl. Her quest has always been one of selflessness, until she found the perfect irritant, one grain of sand. It was painful to maintain the stamina needed. One can imagine the pain inflicted upon another when sand is in the eye, sand held on the tongue is another form of torture in its own right. Thankfully this one grain of sand was magical and gave Lusca a new feeling, one she was not familiar with. The sand as it began to form into a pearl lit her life up as she thought of the growth on her tongue. The glow was overwhelming and other mollusks began to take note. As the sand was turned and reformed, the pearl had changed her. She was no longer just a phylum, she was now a pearl creating mollusk.
However, the knowledge of her newly formed pearl was hers alone, she knew it was hers to keep. A selfish mollusk, she knew the beauty of her initial irritant must not be shared. She lured other mollusks to the top of the wading pond, prime for pearl farmers. The closer she was able to lure them, the longer she was able to hold onto her prized pearl. The longer she was able to dupe other mollusks into getting picked, the more often she found herself alone. She realized she had developed a personality that she would not have thought possible prior to creating her pearl. She eventually realized she would not be able to live like this with her pearl forever. In search of a solution, she found the Institute of War; home of the most gifted contributors to pearl necklaces anywhere. They offered her a chance to maintain her status without further guilt through service in the League of Legends.
- Damage 5 (+3 / per level)
- Health 83 (+8 / per level)
- Mana 23 (+5 / per level)
- Move Speed 3
- Armor 1 (+.5 / per level)
- Spell Block 3 (+1 / per level)
- Health Regen .5 (+0.3 / per level)
- Mana Regen .25 (+0.3 / per level)
Clam Smasher – Lusca smashes her target and buries them deep, dealing physical damage and applying on hit effects.
Lusca slams down her target, dealing normal attack damage plus 10/40/70/100/130 (+0.6) magic damage. This ability can trigger on-hit effects.
Lusca’s pearl necklace causes asphyxiation in her opponents, dealing magic damage to the target based on their missing health.
Passive: Lusca’s attacks rend her enemies, dealing 3/4/5/6/7 (+0.3) plus 4/5/6/7/8% of the target’s missing health as magic damage over 3 seconds. (Max 300 vs. minions)
Active: For 5 seconds, Lusca’s attacks deal an additional 1/1/2/2/3 (+0.35) magic damage on hit and apply Grievous Wounds to her target, reducing incoming healing by 5%.
Gemologist / Gold Digger
Lusca dives into the sand, landing gracefully under her pearl becoming untargetable. From her position, Lusca can either slam the ground or choose to jump again before smashing back down.
Lusca hops toward your cursor under her pearl, becoming untargetable, and then slams the ground dealing 7/12/17/22/27 (+0.75) magic damage to nearby enemies and slowing them by 4/4/5/5/6% for 2 seconds.
Reactivating this ability while Lusca is under her pearl causes Lusca to jump again towards your cursor and deal 7/12/17/22/27 (+0.75) magic damage in a smaller area to enemies nearby, instead of slamming the ground.
Tide Pool Chum
Lusca unleashes a magical tongue that latches onto enemies or hovers over terrain, slowing champions if it is latched on to them. After a brief delay, an octopus erupts from beneath the sand, dealing damage to enemies around the fish and knocking them aside.
Lusca releases a magical tongue toward a location that can bind itself onto enemy champions, slowing their movement by 50/60/70%. If the tongue misses an enemy champion, it will remain on the ground for a brief time, binding to any enemy champion walking over it.
After 1.5 seconds, an octopus erupts from the sand, dealing 200/325/450 (+1) magic damage in a large area, knocking up the target the tongue is attached to, knocking other enemies aside and reducing the movement speed of all enemies hit by 50/60/70% for 1.5 seconds.
Lose Lips – Luscas agility allows her to move through units and take less physical damage from basic attacks.