Thursday, 16 May 2024

Naafiri: The New Champion in League of Legends

With an insatiable appetite for destruction and a pack of loyal hounds by her side, Naafiri is about to make her grand entrance into the world of League of Legends. In this article, we will delve into the exciting details of Naafiri’s abilities, cinematic, and gameplay, providing you with everything you need to know about this captivating new champion.

Who is Naafiri in League of Legends?

Naafiri is the latest addition to the League of Legends roster, making her debut in Season 13. As an AD mid lane assassin, she has been designed with beginner players in mind. Unlike most characters, Naafiri is a darkin who commands a pack of hounds, with her being the leader. This pack mentality is reminiscent of popular characters like Kerrigan from Starcraft and Lycan from DOTA 2.

Naafiri and her packmates

Naafiri’s Lore in League of Legends

As a fallen Ascended, Naafiri has been corrupted by hemomagic and imprisoned within her own weapon, similar to other darkin beings like Aatrox and Rhaast (Kayn Form). However, whether she played a role as an Ascended or a Darkin is yet to be revealed. For more details on Naafiri’s lore, keep an eye out for her upcoming bio page.

Naafiri Abilities – League of Legends Patch 13.14

Naafiri’s abilities have already been unveiled, and they are both versatile and easy to master, making her an ideal choice for novice players. Her kit mainly revolves around dealing damage and marking targets with her Q passive. Additionally, she possesses impressive mobility with two dashes: a targeted dash in her W and a second dash in her E. Her ultimate ability, R, provides her with a powerful buff that enhances her speed, vision, and shields, while also offering reset mechanics upon takedowns.

List of Naafiri Abilities

  • Passive – We Are More: Naafiri summons Packmates that attack her targets and reduces the ability’s cooldown when hitting champions with abilities or killing enemies.
  • Q – Darkin Dagger: Naafiri throws up to two daggers, inflicting bleed on her targets and restoring health when hitting champions. Packmates leap to attack champions hit by this skill.
  • W – Hounds’ Pursuit: Naafiri and her Packmates dash at an enemy, dealing damage upon collision. Packmates become untargetable and dash alongside Naafiri, inflicting additional damage.
  • E – Eviscerate: Naafiri dashes and damages enemies in an area, recalling and healing her Packmates to full.
  • R – The Call of the Pack: Naafiri empowers her pack, gaining a burst of speed, vision, and a shield when attacking a champion. On the first champion takedown, all effects are refreshed.

Naafiri Leaked Gameplay

While Naafiri is not yet available for testing on the PBE servers, a leaked gameplay video by BigBadBear provides a sneak peek into her playstyle. From the video, it is evident that Naafiri possesses the ability to jump walls and has an impressive range with her W ability, which resembles a mini Nocturne Ultimate. She appears to be a fun and deadly champion, although it is worth mentioning that she lacks crowd control or stealth in her kit, necessitating a cautious playstyle.

Naafiri Cinematic Trailer – New League of Legends Champion

To top it all off, a cinematic trailer called “Hounds of Iron” has been leaked, showcasing Naafiri in all her glory. This cinematic stands out not only for its breathtaking animation, art, colors, and design but also for its captivating music, VFX, and narrative. It truly is a work of art.

Naafiri Cinematic Trailer

When will Naafiri be Released?

While the exact release date of Naafiri is unknown, she is expected to hit the PBE servers in Patch 13.3. As for her official debut in League of Legends, players can anticipate her arrival in Patch 13.14, which is scheduled for the beginning of the following month.

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So get ready to unleash Naafiri and her packmates onto the Rift in the upcoming Season!

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