If you haven't already logged into League of Legends this morning, you probably haven't seen the newest champ, Varus, in action. That's what spotlight videos are for, as Riot's David "Phreak" Turley takes us on another magical adventure through the Fields of Justice.
In the spotlight, Phreak describes Varus as a mix between physical ranged carry and caster, then proceeds to demonstrate the Arrow of Retribution's purple-themed skills. Not surprisingly, he's very well suited for mid lane, though that's not to say he'd make a bad lane partner. About midway through the video, we see Varus kill an enemy Caitlyn with a long-ranged snipe; there's a bit of poetic justice in that.
Be sure to stick around to see how Varus plays late-game and in Dominion.
Interestingly, he has only one launch skin. When fans asked about this, Riot champ designer Morella commented:
"We're trying doing some single-skin releases so we can take a little longer on each skin. Since the expectation (rightfully so) has gone up on launch skin quality, we'd rather make sure we meet that bar than have two.
"Not sure if this will stay this way or if we'll find something clever to help us do both, but we wanted to give this a whirl :)"
This week's free champ rotation lets players try out the following mix of new and old:
- Twisted Fate
Could've sworn Cait was free not too long ago.