Friday, July 13, 2012

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns is the newest addition to League. Im assuming she will be AP ranged mage. She also reminds me of Slither from Heroes of Newearth, he was pretty OP in HoN so I hope she's just as good in LoL. 

I inserted to videos at the end of the post. One is a Zyra skin spotlight and other is Art spotlight. 

Queen of Thorns (Passive): Upon dying, Zyra transforms into a vengeful plant that fires one last shot before expiring.
This seems useless to me as you have to be dead for it to happen which you never want to happen.

Deadly Bloom: Zyra grows a bud at target location. After a brief delay it explodes, launching damaging thorns at all nearby enemies. If cast on a seed, Deadly Bloom grows a Thorn Spitter plant, which fires at enemies from afar.

Cost: 75 / ? / ? / ? / ? mana
Magic Damage: 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+0.6 per ability power)
Magic Damage of Rampant:62 / ? / ? / ? / ? (+0.25 per ability power)
Acts like Cho'Gath's knock up without the knock up :D Instead it activates her E for a plant to grow and do damage.

Rampant Growth: Zyra plants a seed, granting vision of an area for up to 30 seconds. Other spells cast on seeds will turn them into plants who fight for Zyra.

This skill seems weak as you have to chain it with another to get the full effect and when you do, the plants do not do much damage at all. 

Grasping Roots: Zyra sends forth vines through the ground to ensnare her target, dealing damage and rooting enemies they come across. If cast on a seed, Grasping Roots grows a Vine Lasher, whose short range attacks reduce enemy Movement Speed.
Cost: 70 / ? / ? / ? / ? mana
Magic Damage: 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+0.6 per ability power)
Root Duration: 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 seconds
Magic Damage of Rampant:50 / ? / ? / ? / ? (+0.25 per ability power)
Slow of Rampant: 30 / ? / ? / ? / ?%
Stranglethorns (Ultimate): Zyra summons a twisted thicket at her target location, dealing damage to enemies as it expands and knocking them airborne as it contracts. Plants in the area are enraged, increasing their Attack Speed.
Cost: 100 / ? / ? mana
Magic Damage: 200 / ? / ? (+0.7 per ability power)

Longing to take control of her fate, the ancient, dying plant Zyra transferred her consciousness into a human body for a second chance at life. Centuries ago, she and her kind dominated the Plague Lands, using thorns and vines to consume any animal that set foot in their territory. As the years passed, the animal population steadily died off. Food became increasingly scarce, and Zyra could only stand by helplessly as the last of her kin withered away. She thought she would perish alone, until the appearance of an unwary sorceress presented her with an opportunity for salvation.
It was the first time in years Zyra had sensed a creature wander so close. Hunger drew her to the sorceress, but some other, deeper instinct compelled her. She enveloped the woman in thorns with ease, but as she savored this final meal, foreign memories invaded her thoughts. She saw great jungles of metal and stone where humans and animals thrived. Potent magic surged through her vines, and she devised an elegant but risky plan to survive. Using the woman’s memories, Zyra poured her newfound magic into the creation of a human-shaped vessel. She didn’t know what sort of world awaited her, but she had nothing left to lose. When Zyra opened her eyes, she was overwhelmed by the raw power ready at her fingertips. It wasn’t until she noticed the shriveled remains of the plant she once was that she realized how vulnerable she had become. If this body died, there would be no network of vines to retreat through, no roots to regrow her...but she felt truly alive. She beheld the world for the first time as animals did, and a dark smile crept across her lips. She was reborn, and there was so much now within her grasp.
“Closer to the flower, closer to the thorns.” - Zyra

Zyra Art Spotlight

Finally from whats been released on the PBE there are some new skins coming as well. I will post the patch notes as soon as they come. Enjoy :)

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