Watch out, ladies (and some men), because Riot's next League of Legends champ is quite the looker. I'm talking about Lucian, The Purifier, of course. This hunter of demons was unofficially revealed a long while back when some concept art leaked, around the time Jayce was released as League's 100th champion. The original belief was that Lucian would be the 100th addition to the roster and mark Riot's very first black (or just "not pale as the snow") human champion.
While some were disappointed when he didn't come out (I love Jayce anyway) when his art first leaked, Lucian's arrival is now imminent, and we have new details regarding this new ranged carry. Based on Riot's description of the guy, he sounds pretty damn annoying to go up against bot lane. In group fights, his high mobility allows him to either escape or dart after a priority target.
Here is a look at Lucian's kit:
- Lightslinger (Passive): After using one of his abilities, Lucian’s next auto attack shoots twice.
- Piercing Light: Shoots a bolt of light through a target, damaging enemies in a line.
- Ardent Blaze: Fires a shot that explodes in a star pattern and marks targets. Shooting marked targets deals extra damage and grants Lucian a short burst of speed.
- Relentless Pursuit: Lucian dashes a short distance and removes all slowing effects. Relentless Pursuit’s cooldown resets if The Culling kills an enemy champion.
- The Culling (Ult): Lucian moves freely while firing rapidly in a single direction, dealing damage to the first enemy hit.
Now, contrary to the popular rumor, Lucian's lost love is not Evelynn. Rather, the man lost his wife, Senna, a fellow hunter. Once a kind and loving man, he's now a bit of a hardass with little room for mercy left in his heart.
As his story goes, Lucian and Senna were accomplished hunters of Runeterra, and they faced the horrors of the Shadow Isles without fear. That is, until Thresh showed up one day and ruined everything. Rather than trying to kill them, the Chain Warden simply trapped the woman's soul in a spectral prison, which pretty much destroyed Lucian's spirit, but also made him into the Shadow Isles' worst enemy. He's a man on a mission, wielding both his and his late wife's weapons, seeking to cleanse the tainted souls of the Isles and one day free his wife so that she may pass on in peace.