New League of Legends champion: Ivern, the Green Father

IvernCredit: Riot Games
IvernCredit: Riot Games /

Watch out Kled, there’s a new League of Legends champion coming to the Rift.

Kled is still extremely fresh to League of Legends as he is the latest champion to be added to the game, but Riot is always looking to do more.

Most people weren’t expecting to see another new champion until the middle of Worlds, and yet we were pleasantly surprised with a new champion teaser nearly a week ago.

The teaser didn’t reveal much, but it did give us his name — Ivern — and what he looked like.

Today was already a big day with patch notes going out, but Riot also decided to give us the full reveal of Ivern.

His lore and cosmetics are massively appealing, but there’s one thing we care about the most — abilities.

Passive: Friend of the Forest

Ivern can click on any jungle camp to create a grove around it. The grove matures over time, and when it’s fully grown, Ivern can click on it again to free the camp’s denizens, giving Ivern gold and XP. If you Ivern doesn’t want to wait for the grove to fully grow, he can smite the camp to instantly send the monsters away.

That’s cool and all, but the passive really heats up after level five. At that point, Ivern can create copies of both red and blue buff whenenver he frees them through his grove. They will then leave behind a sapling that can be picked up by allies.

So, Ivern will be able to give blue to his mid laner and red to his ADC all while taking the buffs for himself. That is HUGE!

Q: Rootcaller

Ivern shoots out a root that deals magic damage and roots the first enemy it hits. Allies who use a basic attack on the rooted target will automatically dash to get within attack range.

The ability to root an enemy and have your allies dash to it sounds amazing. We all know how hard it is for Lee Sin players to not go in whenever they land a Q, and now Ivern will make his entire team feel that struggle whenever he lands one. It should be interesting, to say the very least.

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W: Brushmaker

Passive: When hiding in a bush, Ivern’s basic attacks have increased magic damage and range. This effect lasts for a couple seconds after Iven leaves the brush.

Active: Ivern creates a patch of brush, temporarily revealing the area around it. The amount of brush created is slightly greater if it’s placed near a wall or any other brush. These patches disappear on their own after a moderate delay.

HIs first two abilities were extremely unique, and this one did not disappoint. The ability to create brushes is something that was always going to come to League — it was only a matter of time. Rengar players can’t wait to play with Ivern.

E: Triggerseed

Ivern places a protective seed onto his ally, granting them a shield. After a short delay the seed explodes, damaging and slowing all nearby enemies.

Triggerseed sounds like a fantastic supportive ability.

R: Daisy!

Ivern summons Daisy, an enormous sentinel who loves hugs. Daisy scampers around, knocking up Ivern’s target after a few hits. Ivern can recast this ability to direct Daisy toward new targets. She’ll remain alive until she times out or is killed.

Uh, rock Tibbers? Kind of.

It’s another interesting ability, but we’ll have to wait and see how good it actually is. It might be fairly underwhelming at the start.

Considering Ivern’s abilities, he seems destined to play in the jungle, but don’t be surprised to see people test him out as support.

Ivern will definitely be a breath of fresh air to Summoner’s Rift.

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