Riot Games have just released a bunch of information about Kindred, the latest addition to the League of Legends roster. Here’s the lowdown:
“We’re almost ready to breathe life into League’s next champion, a marksman designed for a life in the jungle,” says the blog post. “Kindred prowls through camps, marking enemy champions for death and permanently growing in strength if they’re able to carry out the promised sentence.
“But just as Kindred brings death, so can they delay it. Should their allies meet deadly force, Lamb – one of Kindred’s two spirits – can create a large blessed zone that, for a few valuable seconds, denies the ever-creeping and inevitable clutches of death.”
So Kindred has an ability called Mark of the Kindred and it allows them to mark an enemy for death. If they kill or assist the enemy while the mark is active they gain a permanent, stackable bonus to attack power. It will be best used for jungling and looks like it’ll require support from some stronger units while it builds up strength for the late game.
“Kindred makes short work of most jungle camps thanks to Wolf’s Frenzy, which gives the twin spirits plenty of supporting damage as they chip away with their basic attacks. Crucially, by greatly reducing Dance of Arrows’ cooldown, Wolf’s Frenzy allows Lamb to constantly dart around the camp all while it whittles down multiple targets,” continues the blog post. Their movement isn’t just for show, though – repeated leaps with Dance of Arrows quickly builds up Wolf’s Frenzy’s passive, which, in turn, tops up their health as they head from camp to camp.
“Kindred might be a fragile champion, but by keeping on the move and attacking whenever their passive is ready, they’ll stay healthy enough to continue their hunt. Larger monsters prove the biggest challenge, and that’s where Kindred can turn to Mounting Dread. The ability is too mana-hungry to use on small monsters, but by applying it to hard-hitting and tanky beasts, Kindred can kite its targets a little easier and deal a chunk of percent max health damage once the ability hits max stacks. And once Kindred has purged their jungle, they’ll be ready to start hunting bigger prey.”
Check out the full details on the official site.