Nami Sneak Peek

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Frazlork

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11-15-2012

Why cant i stop screaming o.o ****ing yes!


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Morello

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11-15-2012
2 of 10 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by TheFinalAeon View Post
So, we can expect you to nerf her before she's been out for a month, right, Morello?

Or can we expect you to finally get over your hatred of all things healing and buff up the other healers in LoL's repertoire?
No, I hate dedicated healers and no-gameplay sustain, not healing.

No matter how many times we talk about this... ;p


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Darth Swiss

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11-15-2012

After 2 seasons we are finally seeing some actually hope for pure support players like myself.


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Luchiinas

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11-15-2012

I hope Warwick or another champ won't kill her...


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GoldNDiamond

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11-15-2012

NICeee


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Sconee

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11-15-2012

yayayayayay


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Azure Tears

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11-15-2012

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Hey folks,

As I’ve been hinting at for a little while now, the next champion is our new support character. While we’ll get to the details on her in the next few days, I wanted to pull back the curtain on what “support champion” means when we set out to create one.

First up, let’s discuss the differences between support characters, and the lane assignment of support – they overlap a lot, but they’re not the same:

  • Support characters are defined by being assisters and enablers for their allies – this is the core “support psychology” we want to achieve. Good examples of these characters are Janna, Lulu or Sona.
  • Support as a lane role is any character that can thrive on less gold, and has a strong lane presence – either offensively or defensively. Characters from the previous definition often fit here, but other characters go here a lot. For example: Leona is a tank, but plays the support role in a team. Alistar is a little of both because he’s a great linebacker.

So, with that out of the way: when we talk about a support character (like Nami – the new one!) we mean the first definition. Zyra, while able to play the support role, is not a support champion by these definitions – she’s more like a mage with an off-spec.

So, why should you care about Nami? Let me tell you!

  • She brings a combination of defensive utility (including a way to heal in combat situations!) and offensive “set-up”
  • She’s the water caster that you’ve anticipated for a long time – with a support leaning
  • She’s a regal mermaid – an archetype I think we can agree is a needed addition to the League lineup
  • Her offensive setup features a skillshot-style paradigm, something supports have only really had with Lulu; we wanted to expand a bit
  • While this is the concept art and the final has changed (as all concepts do through development), she’s drawn by the ridiculously talented Gem Lim

We’ve learned a lot of lessons from our supports, and think Nami shows how we can make a character who satisfies the core support psychology, and is healthy for the game. And with our commitment to developing a variety of champions, you’ll be seeing more supports coming next year – so this is far from the last example of that.

Look for more exact details, including skills and more art, in the upcoming days – and you will be able to check out Nami on the Public Beta Realm soon, too.
Im hoping she and fizz has a connection


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Darth Swiss

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11-15-2012

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Originally Posted by BelligerentGnu View Post
Mermaid support. SO. AWESOME.

Important question though because you don't out-and-out say it.

Can Nami survive on 0 CS?
Just about any character that can put 5.3GP10 into their rune page and still make it work can.

I do it with GP/Sona mostly, But I do it with Voli/Swain/Mumu/Alistar/few others


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Phyrexia

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11-15-2012

I can only keep my fingers crossed that her AP ratios are so abysmal and her base damage is so laughable that no one will even attempt to play her mid/jungle.

Nothing worse for a support's lifespan than being able to go mid and having a modicum of success.


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NakedHaven

Junior Member

11-15-2012

Getting really tired of the visuals of recent champions. Another sexy female with a crown? Elise, Zyra, Syndra.