Champion Reveal: Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain

Posted on at 1:54 PM by Aznbeat
The reveal for our newest champion, Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain, is now available!
"More than most demi-gods, Ornn values his privacy. Dwelling in solitude beneath an ancient volcano, he stokes bubbling cauldrons of molten stone to forge items of unsurpassed quality. Yet from these depths, Ornn senses trouble; divine beings are once again meddling in mortal affairs. During the upcoming wars, the Freljord—and the world—will need a good blacksmith."
Continue reading for a look at his kit and design,and look for Ornn in the 7.17 PBE cycle!


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Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain

A new champion reveal is now available for Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain, covering his abilities, design, and playstyle.
Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain
"More than most demi-gods, Ornn values his privacy. Dwelling in solitude beneath an ancient volcano, he stokes bubbling cauldrons of molten stone to forge items of unsurpassed quality. Yet from these depths, Ornn senses trouble; divine beings are once again meddling in mortal affairs. During the upcoming wars, the Freljord—and the world—will need a good blacksmith.

ABILITIES


PASSIVE: LIVING FORGE & MASTER CRAFTSMAN 
Living Forge: Ornn can spend gold to forge items for himself any time he's out of combat. For convenience, suggested items appear in a special on-screen menu. Ornn can also open the shop manually to build any item. 
Master Craftsman: Ornn and his teammates have access to special upgrades for select items in the shop. Each player is limited to one of these upgrades.


Q: VOLCANIC RUPTURE 
Ornn slams the ground, sending out a fissure that deals physical damage and slows enemies. After a small delay, a magma pillar forms at the target location, functioning like a tiny wall for a few seconds.


W: BELLOWS BREATH 
Ornn becomes unstoppable, shields himself, and belches out flames. These flames deal a portion of the enemy's current health as magic damage. Enemies struck by the final gout of flame become Brittle. Ornn's basic attacks knock back Brittle targets. 
BRITTLE 
When Brittle, enemies suffer a portion of their maximum health as bonus damage when struck by immobilizing effects. Immobilizing effects also last longer when used on Brittle enemies.


E: SEARING CHARGE 
Ornn charges, dealing damage to enemies he passes through. If Ornn collides with terrain while charging, the impact creates a shockwave that deals damage and knocks up enemies. This ability destroys player-created terrain.


R: CALL OF THE FORGE GOD 
Ornn summons a massive fire elemental at a target location. It then travels toward him with increasing speed. Enemies run over by the elemental take magic damage and become Brittle
Ornn can recast this ability to charge forward. If he strikes the elemental with the charge, he'll redirect it. The redirected elemental will then knock up all struck enemies, dealing the same damage as before and applying the Brittle effect.

PLAYING AS ORNN 
Ornn prefers to do things himself. He dislikes bartering with the Rift’s merchants, so he forges his own gear. If he can't pin his enemies to terrain with a Searing Charge, he brings the terrain to them with Volcanic Rupture
Ornn is a leader on the battlefield. He initiates fights on his terms with Call of the Forge God, then charges in, bellowing and tearing apart his foes with titanic force. 
“My place is at my forge. Everyone else's place is out of my way.”
- Ornn 
 
TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Ornn’s lane-staying power is second-to-none thanks to his ability to forge new items without returning to base. You’ll want to study up on early-game itemization options so you can quickly craft the right gear to counter your lane opponent. 
  • Since each of Ornn’s allies can build one of his unique item upgrades, Ornn’s teammates effectively have a higher gold cap than their opponents. Someone should tell Nasus there’s a new late-game god in town. 
  • Other champs who create terrain (Trundle, Azir) synergize extremely well with Ornn, since he can Searing Charge into champ-made structures to knock up enemies. Likewise, allies like Poppy and Vayne can pin opponents to Volcanic Rupture’s pillar. 
“Once a human kneels, they rarely stand again.”
- Ornn 
EXTRAS


Social Media Teasers

A couple social media teasers were released on Riot social media:

Source: LoL Youtube

"Learn More about Ornn: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/us/feat... 

More than most demi-gods, Ornn values his privacy. Dwelling in solitude beneath an ancient volcano, he stokes bubbling cauldrons of molten stone to forge items of unsurpassed quality. Yet from these depths, Ornn senses trouble; divine beings are once again meddling in mortal affairs. During the upcoming wars, the Freljord—and the world—will need a good blacksmith." 

Source: Lol Germany Twitter


Additional Discussion

[Will be adding additional discussion here as it comes out!]

Reav3 confirmed only Ornn could shop anywhere; his teammates would still need to go back to the shop:
"The other players on ornn team have to buy there items from the shop. Only Ornn can shop anywhere."

Riot Scruffy tweeted his favorite things about Ornn:
"Favorite Ornn Things
  • Massive wombo with ult 
  • C Potion start and just build sunfire in lane 
  • Parry spells with W shield + make them brittle"

Riot Brightmoon confirmed that Ornn could not buy potions out of base:
"FYI Ornn cannot buy potions out of base - he's a blacksmith not an alchemist :)"

Squad5 provided a look at what items Ornn can upgrade:
"Here's a picture of the items he upgrades."


Look for more on Ornn in the 7.17 PBE cycle or check out the link below:

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