New Champion Roadmap Announces Pantheon VGU, New Assassin

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Book Enchanter teaser image
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New Releases: Book Enchanter, AD Assassin

Though Riot did spend plenty of time discussing the Mordekaiser and Pantheon reworks, the biggest focus of the article was on newer releases. First and foremost, they mentioned that the book mage that was announced earlier this year is just around the corner, which points to a PBE release during the next cycle. Though we have precious few details about what her kit might actually contain, their previous roadmap gave a few hints – namely, that she attaches something to champions and that she’s more of a traditional enchanter than other support releases.

Besides the book champ, Riot confirmed that our next champion will be a solo lane AD assassin – an odd choice, seeing as Pyke was released only last year, but welcome news nonetheless. The announcement was vague, as always, but Riot’s use of the word “elements” certainly suggests that the new champ could be an elementalist who uses their surroundings to their advantage. At the very least, I’d expect them to have another clever method of traversing walls, due to this particular line: “Trespassers beware and stay away from the walls, for nowhere is safe when you enter deep into these jungles.”

AD Assassin champ teaser
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Finally, Riot gave us a tease of the next champion out after the assassin. As is usual, we have next to no details about them, but the post did at least confirm that they’ll be a nontraditional marksman. The gif makes it look like they’ll be a spell-slinging character, which would certainly stand out from the other characters in the class, but naturally, we have no idea if that’s the case or not. Hopefully, the next Champion Roadmap gives us some more details.

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