Gnar is almost here, Summoners, so Riot has a new League of Legends Champion Spotlight to herald his impending arrival. This adorable little prehistoric yordle is a missing link in evolution, and also happens to be a potentially terrifying top laner.
In the video, we see that Gnar's two forms result in drastically different play styles. In his Mini form, Gnar tends to be more agile and sticks to the edges of a fight, utilizing his high attack and movement speed at range. When he goes Mega, triggered by his passive Rage Gene, the little beast becomes a raging behemoth and much tankier, thanks to bonus magic resistance, armor and health. The tradeoff is that he'll lose the speed boosts and range from his Mini form.
His resource bar will continue to go up while in Mini form, and dealing damage will help it go along faster. Once it's triggered, the bar drains until Gnar is back to his normal self. See how it all works in the video below.
Gnar’s a double-headed beast best played on the edges of fights in his Mini form, and in the enemies’ midst as Mega Gnar. During the laning phase, use basic attacks and clever casts of Boomerang Throw to trigger Hyper, which chunks your opponent down and helps you stay out of range of their retaliation. Hop’s a useful ability, too, but best saved for moments when you need to flee from jungle ganks or guarantee kills against your target. As teams start grouping, Crunch into fights as Mega Gnar before using Wallop, Boulder Toss and GNAR! to burst down the enemy’s weaker damage dealers and pummel their tanks.