Gamespot's "Exclusive" Reveal of Graves, The Outlaw
Posted on October 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM by Moobeat
Here is a link to the reveal on Gamespot.com. If you should choose not to enjoy it there, try out the copypasta version below.
"League of Legends is a free-to-play online arena battle game from Riot Games, and the studio recently unveiled an entirely new mode to play in Dominion, but it continues to keep the game updated with new playable hero characters. The next hero on deck is Graves, the outlaw.
According to the game's backstory, Graves shares a contentious past with the card-tossing desperado hero, Twisted Fate. Specifically, both men had previously been card sharks and grifters who found their match in each other and became partners for some time until Twisted Fate made a back-alley deal to surrender Graves to the authorities in exchange for great power. Graves was apprehended and only recently escaped, and he now seeks his revenge with the only friend he has in the world: a custom-built shotgun.
Graves has the following powers:
True Grit (Passive): Graves gains increasing armor and magic resistance the longer he remains in combat.
Smokescreen: Graves fires a smoke canister at the target area that deals damage and creates a cloud of smoke. Enemies inside the smoke cloud have reduced sight range and movement speed.
Quickdraw: Graves dashes forward, gaining an attack speed boost for several seconds. Attacking enemies lower the cooldown timer on this skill.
Buckshot: Graves fires three bullets in a cone, damaging all enemies in the path of the projectiles. Enemies at close range can be hit by multiple projectiles, but each one beyond the first will deal reduced damage.
Collateral Damage (Ultimate): Graves fires an explosive shell that deals heavy damage to the first target it hits. After hitting a champion or reaching the end of its range, the shell explodes and deals " damage in a cone behind the target.
Edit: The same information can be found ( posted a little more than two hours after this ) on the official Riot reveal.