A New Champion Approaches: Orianna, the Clockwork Girl

Posted on at 3:08 PM by Moobeat

Well, we finally get to see Orianna's abilities and boy to they look fun. I've always wanted to see more minion based champions and while Orianna isn't, she defiantly has a unique feeling to her. I'm still lingering on what role she'll fit in to, she seems to fill a similar role that Morgana fills. Her combat role is going to be based on manipulating her pet ball and positioning it as all of her abilities emanate from the ball. In addition to positioning it, you also have the option of attaching it to an ally. I for see much fun to be had attaching the ball to a Malphite, he charges in, then you drop your slow field ( W ) and knock up ( R ) for some devastating combo CC.

So what do you guys think? Is she something you are willing to shill out your hard earned IP for? Or is she a little rusty for your tastes?


Lore:

There once was a Piltovian man named Corin Reveck who had a daughter named Orianna, whom he loved more than anything else in the world. Though Orianna had incredible talent for dancing, she was deeply fascinated by the champions of the League of Legends. This fascination compelled her to begin training to become such a champion. It is unfortunate that her sheltered, wide-eyed naivete led her to take unnecessary and dangerous chances which ultimately led to her tragic demise. Orianna's death shattered Corin, driving him into deep depression and an obsession with techmaturgy. He could not stand the void his daughter's death left in his life, so he decided to build a replacement – one that would complete Orianna's dream of joining the League. What was created is the clockwork killing machine that Corin named after his daughter. Knowing that she was destined to be a champion and seeing the way the times were changing, he created The Ball as her pet and protector. This nearly symbiotic creation uses a different type of techmaturgy, relying more heavily on electricity than clockwork. 

Orianna and The Ball now fight as Champions in the League of Legends, using the Clockwork Girl's sometimes misguided morality as a compass. She tries in earnest to fit in with those around her. However, no matter how hard she tries, Orianna can never be human and there is always something unnerving and alien about her. Though she attempts social interaction with other champions in the League of Legends, there are few who can get past her exotic nature. To many, it's as if there's nothing inside, that Orianna is just a soulless clockwork shell – a dangerous and deadly one at that. However, all along she remains the perfect daughter in her father's eyes.

“Dance with me, my pet. Dance with me into oblivion.”

Abilities:

Passive – Clockwork Windup: Orianna’s autoattacks deal additional magic damage every hit, subsequent attacks on the same target within a few seconds will add more damage per hit. This bonus stacks up to three times. 
(Q) - Command - Attack: Orianna commands her ball to fly towards target location, dealing damage to targets hit but doing reduced damage for each additional target hit. Her ball remains behind at that location afterwards. 

(W) - Command – Dissonance: Orianna commands her ball to emit a magnetic pulse, dealing damage to units around it. Afterwards, the ball leaves a field behind for a few seconds that speeds up allies and slows enemies. 

(E) - Command – Protect 
  • (Passive): The allied champion the ball is attached to gains bonus Armor and Magic Resistance.
  • (Active): Orianna commands her ball to fly to and attach onto an allied champion, dealing damage to enemies it passes through and shielding the allied champion when it arrives.

(R) - Command – Shockwave: Orianna commands her ball to emit a shockwave after a short delay, flinging affected enemies in the vicinity into the air a set distance towards, and possibly over, her ball.

- Average Gatsby, Riot Team Intern, via the official forums.

29 comments

  1. wow he looks cool nice post, you made the abilities much more understandable, and especially what the hero is exactly for (which kind of strategy)

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  2. damn that first picture looks so badass !! its gonna be awesome. i just know it

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  3. She looks like she's going to be a really fun character to use!

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  4. had fun reading this, she is a badass

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  5. Finally! After all this buildup!

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  6. I think I read about this somewhere else. Really cool stuff.

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  7. I see myself picking her up :P she look like a lot of fun and utility

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  8. Damn she looks badass! looks like a good fight ;D

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  9. Wow, the artwork is amazing!

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  10. Looks very interesting, nice specs!

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  11. i need to start playing this sometime

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  12. She is an interesting addition to LoL can't wait to play her

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  13. Ive tried this and its pretty good.

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  14. Not a character you mess with lol.

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  15. Nah, too much micromanagement for my tastes.

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  16. She actually soudns pretty neat, I just might buy her.

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  17. Nice introductory roundup post on Orianna, she looks like an interesting mix of defense/attack!

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