League of Legends' Next New Champion is Braum, The Heart of The Freljord

League of Legends' Next New Champion is Braum, The Heart of The Freljord

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The latest League of Legends champion is a support/tank with a magnificent mustache.

Riot Games has just announced the next champion that will join the League of Legends: Braum, the Heart of the Freljord. Braum is a support champion with a big shield and a magnificent mustache, who uses stuns and ice to aid his teammates. As per usual, no timeframe for Braum's release has been announced, but we can probably expect him in the near future. Here's his list of abilities:

  • Passive: Concussive Blows
    Braum's basic attacks apply Concussive Blows. Once the first stack is applied, all basic attacks from Braum and his allies apply further stacks. Targets that sustain four stacks are stunned and suffer bonus magic damage. After being stunned, Braum cannot apply Concussive Blows to his target again for a moderate duration.
  • Q: Winter's Bite
    Braum propels freezing ice from his shield in a straight line skillshot, dealing magic damage (based on Braum's max health), slowing and applying a stack of Concussive Blows to the first target hit.
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  • W: Stand Behind Me
    Braum leaps to the aid of a nearby ally, positioning himself between his target and their nearest enemy champion, and granting both Braum and his target bonus armor and magic resist based on his total armor and magic resist.
  • E: Unbreakable
    Braum raises his shield in a target direction, negating the damage from the first attack from the shield's direction and reducing the damage of all subsequent attacks as long as the shield is raised. Braum intercepts projectiles with Unbreakable, causing them to hit him and then be destroyed. He also gains a minor speed boost until he lowers his shield.

Braum certainly looks like an interesting champion for those who prefer the "offensive" supports such as Leona and Taric (as opposed to "sustain" supports such as Sona and Soraka).

Source: Riot Games

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He is going to be ridiculous if you have any AD carry that gets a Runaan's Hurricane...suddenly 60% of the team is stunned, or in 3v3's the whole team is stunned and by the time they recover, 4 more shots have gotten off, or they are dead

Had to do a double take of his E. Thought it was a fully functioning Yasuo Wall at first. Now that would've been bullshit. It does have some nice utility though. As an added plus, he looks like the first properly Mobile aggressive support in the game. Glad they're evening it out.

Major Alex Louis Armstrong, what are you doing in the League?

Shaidz:
Major Alex Louis Armstrong, what are you doing in the League?

Participation on the Fields of Justice has been passed down in his family for generations! But yes, my first thought on the reveal was "Someone recently watched Fullmetal Alchemist!"

I see that shield, and I think...

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Vegosiux:

Shaidz:
Major Alex Louis Armstrong, what are you doing in the League?

Participation on the Fields of Justice has been passed down in his family for generations! But yes, my first thought on the reveal was "Someone recently watched Fullmetal Alchemist!"

God, i hope they make a Armstrong skin, sparkles and all.

Manly as fuck but still loves poros!

Vegosiux:

Shaidz:
Major Alex Louis Armstrong, what are you doing in the League?

Participation on the Fields of Justice has been passed down in his family for generations! But yes, my first thought on the reveal was "Someone recently watched Fullmetal Alchemist!"

Yes! Everyone knows that battles between great heroes is an Armstrong family tradition! That and imbuing poros with the power of moustache! This needs to be a skin o.o

Chinchama:
He is going to be ridiculous if you have any AD carry that gets a Runaan's Hurricane...suddenly 60% of the team is stunned, or in 3v3's the whole team is stunned and by the time they recover, 4 more shots have gotten off, or they are dead

Re-read the passive, after concussive blows goes off there is a moderate cooldown before it can be applied to the same target. So no chain stunning. Also come on, you act like there isn't less ridiculous aoe stuns? Veigar's aoe "stay here" button? Sona's ult?

CpT_x_Killsteal:
Had to do a double take of his E. Thought it was a fully functioning Yasuo Wall at first. Now that would've been bullshit. It does have some nice utility though. As an added plus, he looks like the first properly Mobile aggressive support in the game. Glad they're evening it out.

His E does use the same 'logic' as Yasuo's Wind Wall, but instead of 'delete projectile', it makes him take the hit and stops it from travelling further. he can stop his carry from taking autoattack hits, etc, and an ez ult stops when it hits a shielding Braum.

This guy looks so fun. He's a true tank, a meatshield for the squishies which is a first for LoL. But since his passive, W & E are all designed to work for or in tandem with nearby teammates, and his wave clear and damage are nonexistent, he's not going to function at all outside of the support role that I can see. Shame, I'd love to have jungled him.

Well now, this looks like something right up my nooby alley. A support that just has to tank up and shield the ADC from harm while occasionally stunning the enemy? I'll be waiting for the Champion Spotlight with baited breath.

Vegosiux:

Shaidz:
Major Alex Louis Armstrong, what are you doing in the League?

Participation on the Fields of Justice has been passed down in his family for generations! But yes, my first thought on the reveal was "Someone recently watched Fullmetal Alchemist!"

He is the manly man that you want your champion to be like.

OT: Finally! A good support that can actually do stuff for his team. I've wanted one of these since that Angus joke was made a couple years back.

I'm confused a bit here, did they announce all of his skills except the ult or is it just missing from the article? Other than that, Braum sounds like he could be a strong support tank but I would need to see him in action before judging. That passive sounds really strong but he doesn't have any initiation like Taric, Leona, or Thresh unless it is the missing ult.

Edit: Actually looked at the Riot article that has his ult and that deals with my main concern for the new champ, basically has an ult like Nami's that slows after the pop up.

LostCrusader:
I'm confused a bit here, did they announce all of his skills except the ult or is it just missing from the article? Other than that, Braum sounds like he could be a strong support tank but I would need to see him in action before judging. That passive sounds really strong but he doesn't have any initiation like Taric, Leona, or Thresh unless it is the missing ult.

Looks like a copy-pasta error on the article.

It's supposed to be:

R: Glacial Fissure
Braum slams his shield into the ground, sending out a huge long-range skillshot that knocks up and damages all enemies caught before leaving behind a strong slow field.

And yeah, that looks like his signal for go-time.

LostCrusader:
I'm confused a bit here, did they announce all of his skills except the ult or is it just missing from the article? Other than that, Braum sounds like he could be a strong support tank but I would need to see him in action before judging. That passive sounds really strong but he doesn't have any initiation like Taric, Leona, or Thresh unless it is the missing ult.

His ultimate is Glacier Fissure.

R: Glacial Fissure

Braum slams his shield into the ground, sending out a huge long-range skillshot that knocks up and damages all enemies caught before leaving behind a strong slow field.

 

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