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ByronicHero 08-09-2010 10:26 AM

A New Champion Approaches: Galio, the Sentinel's Sorrow
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Long before the League’s regulation of such magic, mages experimented with the creation of artificial life. Now forbidden, instilling golems with reason was once not so uncommon a practice amongst the more expert of craftsmen. One such visionary was the Demacian artificer, Durand. Peerless at crafting sentient beings, Durand's constructs served as tireless guardians for the border towns of his beloved city-state, affording them protection from their Noxian neighbors. For his own defense, however, Durand kept his magnum opus: Galio. This mighty construct – forged in the image of a gargoyle – kept him safe on his journeys, allowing him to perform his important work without fear of reprisal from those hostile to his homeland. That is, until dealing with his taxing sentinels finally roused the ire of the Noxian High Command.

As Durand crossed the Howling Marsh with his masterwork in tow, he was set upon by Noxian assassins in force. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, Galio looked on in horror as the murderers cut down his charge, executing him swiftly before vanishing back into the mists. Stripped of his reason for being, Galio despaired. For years he remained in solitude, standing vigil over the bones of the master he had failed to protect... a literal monument to his own everlasting shame. Then, on one nondescript day, a sad but determined yordle girl carrying a mighty Demacian crown stopped in the shadow of a great statue to rest. Hidden in plain sight from his unsuspecting visitor, Galio studied the forlorn yordle. She looked as though she too shouldered a tremendous burden. As quietly and as stoically as she had arrived, she departed in the direction of Demacia. This encounter lit a spark in Galio's eye. Remembering the cause that his master had died defending, Galio arose from his silent purgatory and followed in the wake of this brave creature. He had a new reason to live: to join the League of Legends and fight for the will of Demacia.

"There is no such thing as redemption. Only penance." – Galio


Resolute Smite: Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes, slowing and dealing damage to enemies caught near the impact point.

Bulwark: Galio shields an ally Champion, increasing their Armor and Magic Resistance, and restoring Galio's health each time that Champion suffers damage.

Righteous Gust: Galio claps his wings, unleashing a gust of concussive wind that damages enemies and leaves a directional draft in its wake that increases ally movement speed.

Idol of Durand (Ultimate): Galio assumes the form of a statue, taunting nearby enemies and storing concussive energy as they attack him. Galio then bursts from his statue shell, releasing the stored energy to damage surrounding foes.

Runic Skin (Passive): Galio converts 50% of his total Magic Resistance into Ability Power.

Pokeofdoom 08-09-2010 10:28 AM

he looks awesome

?Alpha? 08-09-2010 10:28 AM

Sweet, He looks amazing

Tiffosi 08-09-2010 10:29 AM

Today? :)

?Alpha? 08-09-2010 10:29 AM

Tuesday Probably

cornballer 08-09-2010 10:30 AM

he looks like a rip-off of the gargoyle from the Gargoyle TV show..

although i do like the influx of monsters

ZabuzaPL 08-09-2010 10:30 AM

**** he will be awesome with rammus on lane or in team :D GREAT JOB Guys i love this char :D and he is Demacian :D

PROTECT MY BALLS 08-09-2010 10:35 AM

Coolbeans. I always wanted a champion with an ultimate that actually brings surrounding enemies closer, this is it!

Galio + Nunu + Amumu = GG
Galio + Nunu + Amumu + Gangplank + FiddleSticks = GGGGGG

But I hope no one does those.. Ah who am I kidding, that's all I'm gonna be seeing for a while :(

Cyrenic 08-09-2010 10:35 AM

A team with Galio and Janna on it sounds pretty scary.

Ofri 08-09-2010 10:35 AM

Looks pretty cool. Good job Riot!

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