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League of Legends Halloween Update Adds a New Environment and Champion

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Posted on October 18, 2012 AT 03:11am

Riot Games has announced that League of Legends will be getting new character skins, a new environment, and a new champion as part of an upcoming Halloween themed update.

The patch will add an environment called The Shadow Isles, but it’s not been made clear whether this will be a whole new map or just a re-skin of an existing one. Along with this there will be new skins available for existing characters–Headless Hecarim, Haunted Maokai and Underworld Twisted Fate–as well as something the developer is calling “Ward Skins” and new Summoner Icons.

The meat of the update though is a brand new champion called Elise the Spider Queen. She has the ability to transform between human and spider form with a handful of abilities available for each form, which are listed below:

Abilities (Human form):

  • Spider Swarm (Passive): Elise’s Human Form spells will ready a spiderling when cast on an enemy.
  • Neurotoxin: Elise damages a target based on its current Health.
  • Volatile Spiderling: Elise releases a venom-gorged spiderling that explodes when it nears a target.
  • Cocoon: Elise fires a skillshot that stuns the first enemy struck.
  • Spider Form: Elise transforms into a menacing spider with new abilities. While in Spider Form, Elise deals magic bonus damage on attack and has increased Movement Speed, Armor, and Magic Resistance. Each level of her ultimate allows Elise to summon an additional spiderling.

Abilities (Spider Form):

  • Spider Swarm (Passive): Elise summons her spiderlings to fight by her side. Spiderlings deal physical damage and take reduced damage from multi-target abilities.
  • Venomous Bite: Elise lunges forward and bites her target, slowing them and dealing bonus damage based on how low its Health is.
  • Skittering Frenzy: Elise and her spiderlings gain Attack Speed and heal her on each attack.
  • Rappel:
    • On enemy cast: Elise and her spiderlings ascend high into the air and descend upon an enemy target.
    • On ground cast: Elise and her spiderlings ascend high into the air, becoming untargetable for two seconds. Casting Rappel on a nearby enemy during this time will descend upon your target.
  • Human Form: Elise transforms into a human form with new abilities. Each level of her ultimate allows Elise to summon an additional spiderling.

More details on Elise the Spider Queen can be found here.

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