League of Legends reveals the newest champion set to wreak havoc on Runeterra. Take a look at the abilities, splash art, and find out the release date for the new champion, Briar.
New Champion Briar
A lot of hype has been surrounding the new champion Briar, seeing as their name has been through the grapevine for some time now.
Similar to the last champion released, Naafiri, Briar seems to be an all-out, jump on everyone, type of champion – but she is not an assassin like Naafiri.
New Champion Briar – Abilities
Passive – Crimson Curse
Briar gains increased Healing based on her missing health and her attacks and abilities apply a bleed for short duration that stacks. The bleed deals physical damage based on the number of stacks and Heals Briar for a percentage of the pre-mitigation damage.
Briar has no base health regeneration and her abilities cost health to cast.
Q – Head Rush
Briar leaps to a target, Stunning them for a short duration, dealing physical damage, and reducing their armor.
Briar will stop prioritizing champions if she casts this Ability on a minion or monster during Blood Frenzy.
W – Blood Frenzy/Snack Attack
Briar leaps to a location and enters a Blood Frenzy, self taunting to the nearest enemy (prioritizing champions) for a period of time. While in Blood Frenzy she gains Attack Speed and Move Speed and her attacks now deal physical damage around the main target.
Briar can Recast this ability to empower her next attack. It deals missing health physical damage and heals Briar for a large percentage of the damage dealt.
E – Chilling Scream
Begin Charging: Briar removes Blood Frenzy and gathers energy, gaining damage reduction and restoring health
Release: Briar unleashes a scream that deals damage based on time charged and Slows for a short duration. When fully charged the scream knocks back, dealing additional damage to enemies that hit a wall and Stunning them.
R – Certain Death
Briar kicks a hemolith and flies to the location of the first champion hit, marking them as her prey. On landing she deals a large amount of physical damage to everything nearby and causes nearby enemies to Flee. She then enters an empowered Blood Frenzy and will pursue her prey until one of them dies. During this time she gains Armor, Magic Resist, and additional Move Speed.
For a better visual of these abilities, take a look at Riot’s official ability reveal of Briar.
New Champion Briar – Release Date
Andrei “Meddler” van Roon, or Riot Meddler, has unofficially stated on Reddit Briar will be released before Worlds 2023. With that in mind, we can figure Briar will release sometime within the September patches.
Based on League of Legends’ Patch Schedule for 2023, we can very safely assume Briar will release either on Patch 13.18, or Patch 13.19. Patch 13.19 is the Worlds patch, so this is the latest Briar can release, assuming there are no unforeseen issues on Riot’s end.
In short, expect Briar to release on either September 13, or September 27.
New Champion Briar – Splash Art