New champion, Syndra, playable at Gamescom.

Posted on at 6:03 AM by Moobeat
As promised, Riot's booth at Gamescom 2012 boasts a preview of our next champion! I'd like to introduce you to Syndra!
She is an AP mage and her kit revolves around manipulating the floating spheres that swirl around her. She is fully playable at Gamescom, right along side our other upcoming champion, Rengar.

Check out part one ( of two ) of Curse's video of her, fresh from Riot's booth at Gamescom.


Here is a rough rundown of her kit, thanks to some very helpful redditors.
Passive: (Thanks to xgribbelfix & Naekos for confirmation)
Abilities on maximun level gain bonus effects:
Dark Sphere: Deals 20% bonus damage against Champions.
Willpower : Knock an enemy in the air for a short time.
Dispersing of the Weak: Works on a 50% wider area.
Q: Dark Sphere 40 mana | 5s cooldown Conjures a dark sphere, dealing 70 (+16)[.55] magic damage. The sphere lasts for up to 8 seconds long and can be manipulated by Syndra's other abilities.
W: Willpower 60 mana | 12s cooldown First activation: Grabs a dark sphere or enemy minion.
Second Activation: Hurls a dark sphere, or minion. Enemies struck take 80 (+19)[.6] magic damage and are slowed by 25% for 2 seconds.
E: Dispersing of the Weak 50 mana | 14s cooldown Deals 60 (+13)[.5] magic damage and flings back opponents and dark spheres. Enemies hit by spheres are stunned for 1.5 seconds.
R: Unleashed Power 100 Mana 100s cooldown Syndra uses all her cataclysmic might and all her dark spheres to deal 70 (9)[.2] magic damage ( at the minimum of 210 (28)[.6] to one enemy champion.
Here is part two of Curse's video preview:
 

Conjecture time!

For the moment, my guess is that this is both our new champion with " gravity influencing" abilities ( she can pick up minions, fling people around,etc ) and Dark Sovereign - an assumption based solely on her passive being quite different from what we've seen so far. It certainly fits Morello's bill of "exploring new game play mechanics".

At any rate, I wouldn't get too riled up about the quick succession of champion releases or anything, this situation is very similar to the one with both Hecarim and Varus being playable at PAX East, yet that one didn't speed up the release date of Varus at all.

The real question though, the one I think a lot of people share, is... what is the lore behind our mysterious new champion? A lot of fans are pulling for this to be the reveal of Kassadin's daughter, who, in the lore, was captured by Malzahar and imprisoned within the Void. Could this be her big return?

52 comments

  1. Awesome.....me likey kassadin daughter i presume she is such a hoties

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome.....me likey kassadin daughter i presume she is such a hoties

    ReplyDelete
  3. The helmet-thingy looks like the one Midna (Zelda Twilight Princess) wears.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i friggen know right

      Delete
    2. her armor design makes me think nordic thoughts (ie the third frejilordian princess) and her magic doesn't seem as chaotic as the other void based character.

      Delete
  4. I never understand all that gamescom and stuff, is this champ legit and will it be released to normal servers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well of course it's going to be released, why would they be showing it otherwise?

      Delete
  5. Reminds me of Orianna with the moving balls...But I'd say that's all they have in similarity. On the other hand, she can throw minions?! AWESOME.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks interesting, true. But I expected more when i heard 2 weeks ago about that gravity-controlling champ they would present us at gamescom. But we will see, overall I never got disappointed by RIOT :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Her animations and effects are too awesome, hopefully she wont be underpowered... or overpowered for that matter!

      Delete
  7. Sorry for the double post...carry on fellow leaguers

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks like fun :] Still hoping for the Soraka rework, grr! xD

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think,her passive is called Ascendant.The pic I saw was blurry so don't count on that name.

    ReplyDelete
  10. he get kills and he not have idea what hes doing?, smells like op champ to me

    ReplyDelete
  11. Her helmet looks like Nicol Bolas

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice Kensis copy from HoN, lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Similar, but she seems a lot harder to play. We will see it.

      Delete
    2. Nothing in lol is harder than on HoN, Lol is a casual game simple for everyone, HoN is a traditonal hardcore moba.

      Delete
    3. here is kineses
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPvNY9xq6gU

      Delete
    4. And Kinesis uses the mechanics (including a direct copy of the lift and throw unit mechanic) of a hero in the old Warcraft 3: FT mod Aeon of the Zenith. Whats new? The "X hero is just X" posts are pointless, because any time theres an innovative mechanic in a moba, one of the thousands of Warcraft 3 mods probably had the mechanic first.

      In reference to her, her force push skill looks interesting, especially kicking those orbs for stuns. She'll reward good play, thats for sure.

      Delete
  13. Really small typo in the last paragraph 'captured my Malzahar' - shouldn't it be 'by'? :p

    Other than that: awsome champ. Except her passive will will most likely benefit Q first as it's her main usable skill (cd, dmg wise etc). But I really like the thinking behind making her more dangerous with levels :3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And yes I have 2x will in there thanks phone - move along please .-.

      Delete
  14. Kassadin's daughter , confirmed a long time ago!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lol battlecast skarner. In the first video it look pretty good

    ReplyDelete
  16. She's not gravity-based at all... Physics, yes. Gravity, not so much. That's Earthrune Skarner, btw.

    ReplyDelete
  17. If only she used her hair for attacks like Sindel :p

    ReplyDelete
  18. Her helmet reminds me of Midna from Zelda Twilight Princess :3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thats exactly what i thought!

      Delete
  19. The only thing i dont like is that her passive wont do anything for a large part of the game until you max a skill. She looks fun, she is to orianna what zyra is to himmer.

    ReplyDelete
  20. hey, nice ripping off kinesis from heroes of newerth. gg riot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're not ripping of Kinesis, Kinesis used telekinesis to lift up trees and creeps and use them to attack enemies, Syndra uses balls to zone and she uses them to attack, it's different. So no. Riot did not rip off Kinesis. Can Kinesis spawn balls to zone? Can he use them to attack and launch them? Can she lift up almost everything around her? No. So they never ripped HoN off :)

      Delete
  21. So, how do these demos at Gamescom work? Did no one think to click on Syndra's face in the bottom left and go to the Lore tab? Or is there something I'm missing?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Now I want that champion. URGENTLY. The only Mages I actually think are worth it: Probably gonna be in the zone of my best mages, alongside my main and best played Malzahar, and my second one, Kassadin. What a coincidence... I have a passion for arcane, magical, floaty and pure nuker mages. <3

    ReplyDelete
  23. I found it funny how woefully unable the guy was to figure out how the abilities were working. Talk about a slow learner lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found it extremely irritating. It's not difficult to take a second to experiment with how your abilities function, even if you can't read the descriptions.

      I'm super excited about this champion (femme fatale mages are generally my favorites), so I'll be waiting for a higher resolution video of someone that actually attempts to showcase her appropriately, versus just fumbling around and pressing random keys.

      Delete
  24. I'm not gonna play lol when she is in free week... So many noobs

    ReplyDelete
  25. How u pronounce it ?

    S-eye-ndra ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it's syn(sin) dra

      Delete
  26. If she's Kassasin's daughter.....who's Kassadin's wife? DUN DUN DUN

    ReplyDelete
  27. na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=28300344

    ReplyDelete