Neoseeker : News : Gnar revealed, League of Legends' prehistoric top-lane Yordle transforms with Rage
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BlackScythe Jul 29, 14
So it was a yordle.
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bluexy Jul 29, 14
quote BlackScythe
So it was a yordle.
IT'S ALWAYS A YORDLE.
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Mouldy Cheese Jul 29, 14
OH MY GOSH I LOVE IT.

It's like Tibbers' transformation from teddy -> fiery demon bear of death except it's the main toon, ermagerddd.
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Paradox Jul 29, 14
its taunts are pretty cute. it has some special taunts to fizz and garen that are hilarious. DEMAGLIOO
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Mouldy Cheese Jul 29, 14
For his ultimate, does he have to be in mega form to cast it or does casting it cause him to turn into his mega form?
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bluexy Jul 29, 14
quote Mouldy Cheese
For his ultimate, does he have to be in mega form to cast it or does casting it cause him to turn into his mega form?
He has to be in Mega form to cast it. His Mega form is part of his passive and will activate after the rage meter fills and either: a few seconds pass, or you use an ability.
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bookvader Jul 30, 14
Cool champion
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bookvader Jul 30, 14
Are gnar yourdle/
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The5thAvocado Jul 30, 14
Yay, another manaless AD caster. Bring out the nerf guns -_-
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Req Jul 30, 14
I've got really mixed feelings on this little guy. I'll admit, he looks adorable and has very interesting mechanics; but, my initial impression is that he isn't going to be too wonderful. Here's why:

- The necessity to catch your Q opens you up to a lot of heavy trade potential or free damage. This makes me think a lot of Draven and how easy it is for an opponent to trade with you, or outright beat on you, while trying to catch axes. Likewise, i feel like any competent lane partner will try to exploit this weakness every time you throw your Q. Don't feel it's worth taking the damage to catch your Q? Have fun being unable to trade at all for the remainder of your Q's pretty hefty cooldown.

- Mega Form leaves you incredibly susceptible to ganks early on. From what I've seen on the PBE, most peoples' initial reaction is to go all in as soon as your passive stacks early on. While Mega Gnar does become impressively tanky, the massive mobility reduction leaves you incredibly open to ganking. Furthermore, chances are you burnt your E to jump into your opponent, leaving you completely unable to escape should the enemy jungler come by. I feel like it'd be pretty easy for enemy laners and enemy junglers to coordinate ganks around when you're going to be hitting your passive. A lot of this risk can be reduced by simply not going all in when you do hit full rage; but, I feel like a lot of people are going to do such regardless.

- You're completely useless in team fights without your passive. It's as simple as that. Team fight starting and you don't have enough rage to proc your passive? Have fun either a.) throwing skill shots from the back line hoping that you can have some kind of impact on the fight and not get blown up in the process; or, b.) throwing skill shots from the back line hoping that you hit full rage and can proc your passive before the fight is already over. If you could easily control when your passive goes off, then this would be mitigated a bit; however, you're not always going to be able to coordinate your passive and ult with team fights; and, as such, you're likely gonna be more or less useless in a number of those fights.

- Pretty much no split push potential. Maybe this isn't a concern to some of you; but, I feel like being able to split push is a really big asset to top laners who can't immediately fill another role for the team.

That said, I think Gnar looks really interesting mechanically. His ult offers a lot of really nice CC, and he can become one hell of a tank when in his Mega form. He has the potential to go huge (literally) in team fights, but the inability to ensure this happens consistently is a pretty big drawback in my book. Despite all this, I'll definitely be picking up Gnar when he releases and toying around with him.
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guest Jul 31, 14
When it says "found near true ice" in the article, the actual lore states that Braum finds a shield with true ice INSIDE it. That's what makes it unbreakable.
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Ropnap Aug 2, 14
His transformation is really unreliable imo. You have to transform when you have to and you can't change back to your original form until the rage ends. He looks fun and all, but he really isn't my style. :/
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Zero Melfice Aug 2, 14
A few of my friends are trying to say Gnar is going to be an ADC or Jungler. And pretty much, like Req said, I don't see those positions working out too much for most of the reasons he said. If there was a way to just trigger his ultimate in some other manner, I'd be okay with the idea, but I definitely don't think we'll see too much based around this champ. Hopefully when he is in the PBE some feedback will be given to fix the inconsistency.
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