Koi Nami Preview + Nami's Lore

Posted on at 12:09 AM by Moobeat
Good news everyone! Koi Nami, Nami's release skin, is present and hidden away safely in the upcoming patch!
This might not be finalized, you have been warned!
Model viewer not good enough? Check the video below for a preview of all of her fishy new particles, including fish leaping out of her W and R.



As a bonus, continue reading to check out Nami's lore, which has also been missing from the recent PBE updates.

"Nami channels the primal energies of the ocean, harnessing its mystical restorative properties and commanding the raw power of the tides themselves. Though many doubted her, Nami had the bravery and determination to take on a dangerous quest when no one else would. Now her people believe she is the Tidecaller, a chosen one destined to complete a quest essential to the survival of her entire race.

The Tidecaller's sacred duty is to acquire a moonstone, a powerful object found only in the towering reaches of the surface world. Her people, the Marai, rely on the moonstone's light to ward off the terrors of the depths. However, the stone's power lasts only one hundred years. Before its light fades, the Tidecaller must journey into the Great Deep, retrieve an abyssal pearl, and carry it to the surface. There, on the night of the winter solstice of the hundredth year, the Tidecaller makes a ceremonial exchange with a landwalker bearing a moonstone. By trading the pearl for the moonstone, the Tidecaller ensures the survival of the Marai for another century.

However, in Nami's time, as the hundred years drew to a close, no Tidecaller had been found. Without a chosen one to complete the quest, her people would face disaster, but the Marai waited in faith that the Tidecaller would appear. Nami refused to sit idle, insisting that without a Tidecaller to save them, someone had to act. Bravely, she decided to begin the quest herself and ventured alone into the dangerous depths. None expected her to survive, but after six days of battles with untold horrors, Nami returned with the pearl in hand. The Marai hailed her as the new Tidecaller. All that remained was for Nami to journey to the surface and complete the exchange.

When Nami arrived at the surface, however, she found only an empty shore. She waited for days in a mystic cove, unsure of what to do. In all the legends of the Tidecallers, the bearer of the moonstone had never failed to arrive. Nami faced a choice. She knew the surface world only through tale and rumor, but the survival of the Marai depended upon her. Summoning the tide to bear her ashore, Nami began her search for the moonstone and became the first of her kind to explore the world above the ocean. She left her home behind, and vowed not to return until she had completed the Tidecaller's quest.

''I am the tide, and I cannot be turned.''
-- Nami"

145 comments

  1. ERMAHGERDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD:D:DD:D:D:D:D::D

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  2. aww I wanted particles

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  3. Better than I expected, but at least I know I can still save money by buying her with IP and not getting the bundle/skin.

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  4. INSTABUY!!!!!! :-) i love her color,,, :-)) and her ult is so cute!! <3

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  5. Surprised that it exists now! I WAS deadset on buying a bundle for her if that happened, but now I'm not so sure since it doesn't look ver... koi-like to me. I was expecting orangey-white. XD The classic design has a slightly more regal look to it, which I like a tiny bit more. Not to mention her pseudo-hair looks a lot more awkward. But her staff is pretty cool.

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  6. Where does this come from? pbe? New patch on live?

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  7. OMG YES THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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  8. omg her ulti reminds me of digimon
    gomamon hua T_T

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  9. omg that ulti reminds me of digimon
    gomamon T_T

    btw just notice there are nemo in her ulti :O

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  10. I really hope it's not another 1350

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  11. But it still is a very nice skin. XD Not sure if I personally want it though.

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  12. Is it just me or she is very similar to Janna? :( I really want a support, but a new one :<

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  13. shes completely different to Janna...

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  14. I retract my prior comment about it not being very koi-like. On further inspection of the video, the patterns look a lot more koi patterned in action.

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  15. You belong in a museum!

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  16. Agreed! Very nice looking skin.

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  17. Jordan ShakespeareDecember 4, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    AT LONG LAST, I AM SATED (kind of...)!!

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  18. Well, how is she completely different?

    Visually, her hair stays "up" like Janna's hair does. She has a staff like Janna does. She has the water element but even that looks similar to Janna's winds.

    And skill wise:
    1. her passive gives allies movement speed when she hits them with her spells. Janna's passive gives movement speed;
    2. her other skills have a knock-up, slow, empowering ally.



    But yes, maybe i'm exaggerating. It's the purpose of a support to have a lot of cc.

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  19. Someone needs to tell Nami she can find two moonstones in Mt.Moon

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  20. "Visually, her hair stays "up" like Janna's hair does." I stopped reading...

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  21. She heard "Ashe" Ketchum lived in Summoner Rift

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  22. I love her lore. It's really somewhat touching- considering how her personality seems

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  23. Nemo is a Clownfish...the Fish in Nami's Ult are Koi. They look a lot different.

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  24. Meanwhile, in her underwater home, they have all been eaten. She took her sweet time finding that stone didn't she?

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  25. Resembles the .Hack// Boss Macha, or maybe thats just me :<

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  26. So does this mean the rest of her people are dead because she instead of returning to them, she joined the league of legends at the institute of war? Wtf Scumbag Nami. lets entire race die to be famous

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  27. There are only so many game mechanics, and when you have over a hundred champions similarities will become common.

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  28. Hidden passive: When Ahri or Nami kill one another, they will get 10 additional gold.

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  29. well sir you never saw a koi then

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  30. it's a wave dude....it reminds me of waves cause it is allready one WHAT THE FUCK

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  31. Soo, how exactly she joined the League? One second she's the first Marai to explore the ground and in the other one she was recruited? And what does it have to do with the Moonstone? Did they promise her one? Which side is she? That would be a reason, but nothing about it in her lore...

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  32. PS: even this lore I found on the internets explains why she joined:

    "Nami didn't like being the only one getting wet. She joined the League
    to splash water on everyone and make them wet. Now they need to wear
    their replacement suits."

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  33. Wan't to win a new razer laptop go here: http://www.razerzone.com/bladegiveaway?rid=fbf6bc6a10d4edeeb57b5692e5bf3f40

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  34. what what what?

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  35. Touching, yes, but honestly, her lore is dumb, and I hope they'll change or elaborate it:


    She has to return home to save her people, but she instead decides to join the League for absolutely no reason? It's like they came up with this pretty interesting story, but forgot that they have to integrate it with the existing lore.

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  36. She looks like a lot of fun! And with the S3 items coming, sure to be a blast. But I've insta-bought the last .. like .. four new champs and not liked some of them. I think I might way till she goes free week before picking her up. Since I'm not one of the privileged few who have been testing her out on PBE. (:

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  37. So what is hte next cham:P

    a moonstone defender? with secret oassive like kha zix and rengar?

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  38. I rly hope there will be a new champ who is related to nami:)


    maybe the moonstone defender or some thing like that, ofc with a hidden passive like kha zix and rengar

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  39. idk personaly i think that finding a moonstone would be a lot easier if you let the whole world know you are looking for one. And the league has to have some press coverage, i mean whole countries fates are decided by the matches. And Nami could be all like: "Hey everyone, we just won, and i was wandering if anyone had a moonstone, it would mean a lot for me if someone would give it to me, *wink*"
    TLDR:
    1. join league
    2. become famous
    3. ask for moonstone
    4. save race
    ...
    5. PROFIT

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  40. the moonstone is probably "somewhere" on the Summoner's Rift :p

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  41. those fish look more like clownfish than a koi

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  42. prolly that last female champ of 2012 that Morello (?) mentioned

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  43. And they both heal an ally

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  44. I wasn't referring to the colour. I was referring to the patterning of her colours.

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  45. to enable this skin just press UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT BA at starting screen!

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  46. YOU CANT TURN THE TIDE! (One piece theme) Another reference lol

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  47. Diana and Nami. BF's foreveeeeeer!

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  48. she need to be a lava skin! can you imagine a champ throwing lava!!! amazing

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  49. Diana should give her a moonstone so she can go home without joining the league

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  50. I was sooo excited about getting the nami bundle coz I main support and I like her kit, but personally, I just don't like the Koi skin very much. I would've preferred her mixed with another type of fish, like a shark mermaid, or maybe even like an octopus mermaid! Still, I like that Riot is making skins other than robot/fire/ice ones.

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  51. This is why Fizz's people disappeared because Nami failed O.O

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  52. " When Nami arrived at the surface, however, she found only an empty
    shore. She waited for days in a mystic cove, unsure of what to do. In
    all the legends of the Tidecallers, the bearer of the moonstone had
    never failed to arrive. Nami faced a choice. She knew the surface world
    only through tale and rumor, but the survival of the Marai depended upon
    her. Summoning the tide to bear her ashore, Nami began her search for
    the moonstone and became the first of her kind to explore the world
    above the ocean. She left her home behind, and vowed not to return until
    she had completed the Tidecaller's quest." Yea, yea on shore without legs.

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  53. how do you change your profile pic for the disqus.....i log in useing my google account and it dosnt carry over the pic :/

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  54. Nami needs the moonstone
    moon
    diana
    diana makes 3 spheres with her w
    3
    half-life 3 confirmed

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  55. I loved this skin :) very criative!

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  56. You're on to something, the moonstone on the highest reaches of the surface?
    Sounds like those sunguys just kille off an entire race sincet hey ate the moon, and now Leona's an ass.

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  57. Why do I think that this is somehow tied in with Diana >_>

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  58. So... why Nami dont go to Mt. Moon, Mt. Coronet, or Giant Chasm? If there are Clefairy then she can find Moonstone too. ALSO! Is there a chance that Nami is evolution of Nemo and she can evolve into Mina? (Nemo 17lv -> Nami *moonstone* -> Mina) AND MORE! She is skilled enough to use Surf. Does that mean she defeat 4 gyms already? Does that mean her 5th gym is Summoner's Rift? Well, that can be hard.

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  59. Are you kidding? Her 'sharks' are colorful fish - and that justifies the 1350 price tag. Just you wait. If pix animations can justify a 1350, pretty much ANY model change will.

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  60. Looking forward to staying in the river all game with a fizz bot lane partner.

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  61. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--GS7hZQnLRM/UL2ygQ0NXLI/AAAAAAAAAqQ/sdPfO-kXnpI/s1600/hey.png look at those fish. Look at this Koi Fish http://www.koistop.com/images/pageImages/koi_fish_1.jpg Look at this Clownfish http://saltwater.tropicalfishandaquariums.com/Clownfish/Clownfish4.jpg only thing I can think of is one Fish in Nami's ult that has a orange head which the clownfish shares in common with the fish in her ult, other then that I highly recommend you get an appointment to get either get glasses, or to update your glasses.

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  62. Not Sure why you're yelling at me that it's Nemo. It does not change the fact that you're still wrong, yelling in all caps does not change cold hard facts.

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  63. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Rk1gjtK68

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  64. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Rk1gjtK68 she is going to be the true murmaiden

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  65. I dunno why she joined the league, but some guy above us said something about Diana's "W" and some guy replying he maybe onto something. As far as the Rakkor's lore states, Mt. Targon is the highest mountain in Valoran. The members of Solari are against anything dealing with the moon including the Lunari (er... those that worshiped the moon) and maybe the reason why the Nami didn't find the person at the shore is cause Diana didn't even know about them.

    Maybe Riot is starting to fulfill the holes in the Rakkor's Lore (mainly Diana and Leona.)
    just theory-crafting.

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  66. Dude... Taric and Sona only have one stun (but sona's is an AoE ult). Soraka only has one form of CC and it's a silence, Nunu, only has two slows (Both have no hard CC.) They're regarded as the most common supports and perform the role very well, and they don't have tons of CC like Leona or Blitz.

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  67. It's official, I'm in love. I'd really like to know why on earth she joined the league though.. her lore doesn't mention it :( hope this isn't the final copy

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  68. I'm kinda surprised that they didn't make her alternate skin a redhaired, green-tail mermaid...

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  69. So why is nami joining the league?
    She has limited time to complete her quest so she goes to the institute of war for 100s of years of servitude?

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  70. - Nami's hair is only up a bit whit this koi skin. Her normal does not have her hair standing on end.
    - Nami is a support, like Janna. Most supports have forms of CC, Heals and Buffs for allies.
    - Nami's water effects are so vivid and pretty. Clearly water, blue and reflective.. Janna uses wind, tornados, gusts.. all very grey.

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  71. I giant crashing wave is totally adorable.

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  72. all the girl champions are ridiculously skinny and have huge boobs? obviously the ONLY answer to this problem is to give all the new ones HUMONGOUS hips and tiny waists. skinny with huge boobs, skinny with huge asses, and skinny with moderately large boobs and asses are the only body types when it comes to women.

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  73. Koi Nami? I think they meant Milotic Nami.

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  74. She's talking about the new fish in the Koi skin that swim in her tidal wave, in comparison to her classic skin which has no fish in the wave.

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  75. Mohammad Zain bin NadeemDecember 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    I'm sensing a connection to Diana.

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  76. I made this picture showing all the new items and their components, if anyone wants this as well you can use it. It's abit big, but I did my best saving space.
    http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8407/leagueoflegendsnewitems.jpg

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  77. "Summoning the tide to bear her ashore" aka riding on the mist

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  78. New Pix model, new Pix animations, new participles for Lulu and Pix, new Whimsy animation.


    That's more than what many legendary skins have. Think before you claim a skin is of the same value as all the others.

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  79. I must have her! and OMG that lore. That lore, OMG.

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  80. You did a small typo mistake there MOOBEAT it's not "hidden away safety" but "hidden away safely"

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  81. other than the fact that that is too perfect and awesome for Riot lore writers to think of...

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  82. "Hidden away safety"


    You mean safely? ^_^

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  83. "towering reaches of the surface world."= Mt. Targon = Diana = Moon
    Iron Solari hate the moon. Therefore LEONA IS EVIL

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  84. Just like Kha'zix, why doesn't it tell you why she joined the league?

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  85. 20 dollars on Kassadin's Daughter.

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  86. Want to win a free virus? Go there ^

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  87. Hm. I wonder if the "horrors of the deep" are what killed off Fizz's village?

    Also, I wonder if Diana is supposed to be the Moonstone bearer. Perhaps the moon-worshiping village the Solaris wiped out were the stewards of the moonstones to Nami's people. And now that there aren't any (until Diana), there was nobody to show up for Nami's quest.

    And Diana, being new to the whole moon thing, isn't aware that she was supposed to do the whole moonstone exchange thing.

    Me gusta.

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  88. She has ADD.

    The last couple champions have been like "...and then I decided to join the league for no raisins."

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  89. Thank you for explaining. I think you're right, she's not really that similar on a closer look.


    Can't wait to get to play her!

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  90. new shark model, new animations for the fishes on her ult, new particles, 975? I dont think so

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  91. story almost reminds me of Moribito Guardian of the Sacred Spirit where they have to take the water spirit egg to the naji bird so there can be water for the land.

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  92. So.... Few last champions were directly related to older, and next, Nami may have some relationship with Diana, some day. JOJ v2, COME AT ME BRO!

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  93. You all belong in a museum already, good sirs.

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  94. That would be one of the most awkward lore tadbits ever.

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  95. I believe you meant to say a 'Percula Clownfish' in her ult. Doesn't really look like there's Dori or anybody else in there too.

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  96. Deep One Kassadin?

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  97. They implemented a new knock up bubble mechanic that looks cool and acts sort of an AoE skillshot but she is totally Janna because she has cc and 'her hair stays 'up''. Fuck logic

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  98. I was wrong. I agree.

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  99. Np (; it was just funny as a statement

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  100. well duh ! It is because.....well... errrr...... *silently hold his chin in contemplation*

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  101. The ultimate have slow missle speed but is the biggest area of effect in the game, it is at least twice as big as Sona and deal a really strong slow.
    She have too much cc and utility AAAAAND... is a mermaid... 6300 and everybody will pay with a smile.

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  102. Васил ЧуковDecember 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Maybe she wants to trade with Diana?

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  103. Nope, a real man wastes it on a level 15 Nidoqueen, and a level 15 Nidoking.

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  104. you cheeky little fellow

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  105. you sir are a coward and a ruffian

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  106. You sir, have nothing a Gentleman but the picture

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  107. "That's more than what all the old, shitty legendaries from 2 years ago have that only need to be remodeled." Fixt.

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  108. Not quite, I picture a "milotic" Nami skin as being Blue with red accents. Not pink. However its a very nice skin.

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  109. I don't think it's Leona's fault directly, but her people, yes. They wanted to kill her at one point, too. I figure they'll be an uprising one day and she'll end up leader and drastically change the way her people just kind of want to destroy everything not sun-related.

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  110. Wow! funny lore :) but Moon? how can she find a moon in league of legend we got Diana The Moon And Sokara The Star And Leona The Sun?

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  111. Man, her people are gonna have to wait and try to survive. 70% of summoners want you Nami. You're so not going back home xD

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  112. Never heard morello mentined but if he have then probaly:)

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  113. Right right, haven't played it in a while.

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