More Gamescom Footage of Syndra

Posted on at 6:50 AM by Moobeat
Now that the dust is settling over at Gamescom, a lot of new footage is coming out about Syndra. This here is one of the better filmed and better explained videos I've seen. It features Travis "Volibar" George talking about champ #104 and showcasing her kit.

There are also some quick shots of her splash art and her lore ( spoiler alert: she isn't related to Kassadin ).
As the above image is just blurry enough to make your eyes bleed, enjoy a text version of it thanks to redditor Purpleshoe:
"Power belongs to those who can wield it." - Syndra

Born with immense magical potential, Syndra loves nothing more than exercising the incredible power at her command. With each passing day, her mastery of magical force grows more potent and devastating. Refusing any notion of balance or restraint, Syndra wants only to retain control of her power, even if it means annihilating the authorities that seek to stop her.

Throughout her youth in Ionia, Syndra's reckless use of magic terrified the elders of her village. They took her to a remote temple, leaving her in the care of an old mage. To Syndra's delight, the mage explained that the temple was a school -- a place where she could develop her talents under his guidance. Though she learned much during her time there, Syndra no longer felt her power growing as it had in her youth. Her frustration grew, and she finally confronted her mentor, demanding an explanation. He revealed that he had dampened Syndra's magic, hoping to help her learn control and restraint. Accusing him of betrayal, she advanced on the mage, commanding him to lift the spell that was holding her back. He backed away, telling her that if she couldn't control herself, he would be forced to nullify Syndra's magic completely. Furious, she summoned her power and dashed the old man against the walls. With her mentor dead, Syndra felt the rush of her unbounded potential for the first time in years. Though she had won her freedom, she refused to return to the society that had tried to steal her gift. Instead, Syndra decided to claim her former prison as a stronghold. Pushing the boundaries of her magic, she tore the structure from its foundations and raised it into the sky. Free to delve further into her art, Syndra now aims to grow powerful enough to destroy the weak, foolish leaders of Ionia -- and anyone else who would dare shackle her greatness.

49 comments

  1. No Kass daughter!?!?!

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  2. I love the way how this idiot in the video talks and talks and talks, specially about that Syndra can throw the Orbs with her W, but all he does in the entire video is grabbing them with W, HE CAN USE IT AGAIN TO THROW IT! Hell this guy is so dumb.

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    1. If you'd paid any attention, you'd have noticed that the commentary is from a Rioter and he's not the one playing. Blame the guy playing Syndra, not the one who obviously knows what he's talking about.

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    2. Um... he's not the one playing, is he.

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    3. The guy talking is not the guy playing...

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    4. lol the guy playing is soo god damn retarded lol ,, i'll admit at first i was like wtf you talking bout rioter then i relaized oh .. right thats sounds easy enough this guy though is like herp derp derp

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    5. I don't think I learned anything from this solely thanks to that AMAZING player. I feel bad for the Riot commentator...

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    6. I can only imagine how he was hinting the whole time and the player didn't get it...

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  3. I noticed the Ionia ressemblance in her design :P T'was a small hint implying she wasn't Kassadin's daughter. I look forward to this champ though, looks fun. Aaaaand max skill curve. D:

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  4. @Anon 2, the guy talking and the guy playing aren't the same person. Jeez.

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  5. Doesn't matter who she is or where she comes from, she looks amazing and I'm really glad that we get to see a champ that does need brain when playing.

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  6. and that was expected, riot doesn't seem to like putting in family relations that often, all we have that I can think of off the top of my head Kat + Cass

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    1. Nasus ans Renekton?

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    2. Renekton + Naus; Kayle + Morgana; Darius + Draven?

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    3. Morgana + Kayle?

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    4. *Darius + Draven + Jayce

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    5. You all forgot about Ashe and Sejuani - two Freljord queens :)

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    6. Darius + Draven + Jayce? Are you high?

      Jayce is from Piltover, Darius and Draven are from Noxus. They are not related at all.

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    7. Ashe and Sejuani aren't actually sisters >_>

      Their great-great-great-great-great (lots of greats) grandmothers were sisters.

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    8. Never said they were - only that they are family ;)

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  7. Even though they are unrelated, I think she is similar to Annie, just way more mature.

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    1. Ironically enough, from her lore, I find Annie's mindset in a few ways to be far more mature than Syndra.

      Annie's playful in an innocent way, kinda testing the limits of her powers, but keeping in mind her upbringing and background (a colony exiled for its political and social stances), with wise and magically experienced parents, she probably knows when to rein things in.

      Syndra seems to be more a spoiled brat, with her age and experience only reinforcing the idea that her power is hers to use in any way. Her rage and
      lust for power is far more basic and immature, and can boil down to...
      "I want MOAR!!! Now, now, NOW!"

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  8. She's the 104th Champ, not the 103th ;)

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    1. Correct :D

      Jayce - 100th
      Zyra - 101st
      Btchface - 102nd
      Rengar - 103rd
      Syndra - 104th.


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    2. why you hating on diana :P

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  9. Maaaaan, I wish they would send people to record these things that knew what they were doing. Looks like a pretty fun champion, though.

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  10. Is her dance is "Hoot" of SNSD? look same
    This champ is awesome, future oriana of the void.

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    1. Omg it is Hoot! LOL What's with the K-pop love in the Riot Studios.

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    2. Dude, I love SNSD! What do you mean, her dance is awesome,btw ezreal's dance is GG as.well

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  11. the quality of the screener for her lore is terrible. can anyone read it?

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    1. Dude, the guy wrote it again.

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  12. U can kill everybody, but Karma! Leave Karma alone!
    Btw, any news on Karma?

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  13. Is it just me or does Summoners Rift look really different?

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  14. Syndra is Ionian, here's the source: http://www.efsanelerligi.com/forum/index.php/topic/8353-syndranin-tasarimcisi-paul-zeronis-kwon/

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  15. hopefully this is the patch with the Soraka rework. Guess she's on PBE next week which blows but oh well

    oh and lulz to everyone who thought this was Kassadin's daughter :D

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  16. Catch some minions D:

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  17. Of course they pick the one guy that loses to Shen Bot mid to do a demo for a highly anticipated champion.

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  18. Her helm looks like Midna's helm from Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess

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  19. Her splash art looks terrible, I mean seriously.

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  20. She has a freaking floating temple/castle? Hell yes. Do want as map D:

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  21. I wanted to see a story of kass's daughter and malz, it would have been a real story and a role players delight, but alas D:

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