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    New Champion: Lissandra, the Ice Witch

    LISSANDRA, THE ICE WITCH REVEALED


    LORE
    Lissandra’s magic twists the pure power of ice into something dark and terrible. With the force of her black ice, she does more than freeze – she impales and crushes those who oppose her. To the terrified denizens of the north, she is known only as “The Ice Witch.” The truth is much more sinister: Lissandra is a corruptor of nature who plots to unleash an ice age on the world.

    Centuries ago, Lissandra betrayed her tribe to evil creatures, known as the Frozen Watchers, in return for power. That was the last day that warm blood ran through her veins. With her corrupted tribesmen and the strength of the Watchers, she swept across the land like a terrible blizzard. As her empire spread, the world grew colder and ice choked the land. When the Watchers were defeated by ancient heroes, Lissandra did not lose faith and swore to prepare the world for their return.

    Lissandra worked to purge all knowledge of the Watchers from the world. Using magic to take human form, she masqueraded as numerous seers and elders. Over the course of generations, she rewrote the stories of the Freljord, and so the history of its people changed. Today the fragmented retellings of the Watchers are seen as children’s tales. But this deception wasn’t enough – Lissandra also needed an army.

    She set her sights on the noble Frostguard tribe. Lissandra knew corrupting the Frostguard would take centuries, and so she launched her greatest deception. She murdered and stole the identity of the Frostguard leader. Then she slowly began to warp the tribe’s proud traditions. When her human form grew old, she faked her own death and then murdered her successor to steal her identity. With each generation, the Frostguard grew more insular, cruel and twisted. Today, the world still sees them as a noble and peaceful tribe that guards against evil creatures like the Ice Witch. In truth, they now serve the witch and long for the glorious return of the Watchers.

    Lissandra knows that on that day nations will fall and the world will be reborn in ice.

    “Close your eyes and let the cold take you.” - Lissandra

    ABILITIES



    Iceborn (Passive): After a brief cooldown, Lissandra's next ability costs no mana. Hitting an enemy with movement impairing abilities reduces Iceborn's cooldown.
    Ice Shard: Lissandra throws a spear of ice that shatters on contact with the first enemy struck, dealing damage and slowing their movement speed for a short duration. Enemies behind the struck target also take damage.
    Ring of Frost: Lissandra freezes the area around her, dealing damage to nearby enemies and rooting them for a short duration.
    Glacial Path: Lissandra casts a slow-moving, long-range ice claw in a line, dealing damage to all enemies in its path. Re-activating Glacial Path teleports Lissandra to the claw's current location.
    Frozen Tomb (Ultimate):
    On enemy cast: Lissandra freezes an enemy champion, damaging and stunning them briefly. Dark Ice emanates from the target, dealing damage and slowing nearby enemies.
    On self-cast: Lissandra encases herself in ice, rooting herself in place briefly and becoming untargetable and invulnerable. Dark Ice emanates from Lissandra, dealing damage and slowing nearby enemies.



    SPLASH
    Classic Lissandra Skin Spotlight
    Bloodstone Lissandra Skin Spotlight
    Last edited by Infighter; 2013-04-04 at 07:38 PM.

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    Epic! Deylana's Avatar
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    If nothing else, I like her style, I think I might get her I'm all about cc-heavy mids anyway ^^
    Meh.

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    I like how dark the ice she wields is. Looks more sinister than your standard frostbolt.

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    Yes! Another cc heavy champion! Love it and can't wait to try her out

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    If she's gonna keep her kit like this, we're gonna see some bot lane action for sure.

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    I love the way she looks and the color of her ice but she seems a lot like a frost mage in wow. Still excited to try her tho.

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    I like her.

    Looks like a combination of Edea (Final Fantasy VIII) and maybe Shiva.


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    Knew I was going to hate the day that the Ice Witch finally came out.
    Too many stuns and slows, my god.
    Not to mention, ANOTHER TELEPORT.
    WHY RIOT WHY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuthe View Post
    Knew I was going to hate the day that the Ice Witch finally came out.
    Too many stuns and slows, my god.
    Not to mention, ANOTHER TELEPORT.
    WHY RIOT WHY!
    Ice Mage from WoW says hi.

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    Ugh, I want to like this champion but I can't. Her kit rings my "OP" alarm bells as-is and I do not like her...whatever it is on her head. I actually don't like her design much at all (except her black ice effect, that is pretty nice). Maybe a skin will make her look better to me at some point.

    Edit: NOW I know why her design bothers me! it looks like Giger art. http://www.giger-art.com/

    I'm not saying that's terrible but I'm certainly saying that's not my style.
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    I think I'm in love.. <3

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    Well that's a stupid hat.

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    She looks very similar to the Nova from Freezing, mainly thanks to her head and upper body(Female body type, lower half of the face exposed, upper covered by a geometrical hat/helmet, shape of the armour...). Abilities are actually similar in a way as well as supposedly the main feature of those monsters is their ability to disable and immobilize everyone and everything in their immediate vicinity. ;D

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but it's funny nonetheless.
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    I really like the CC heavy champs, I hope she'll be on PBE soon!
    Looks hell of a lot fun to play.

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    Sharkhead chick.
    Anyway cc might be nice,but I hate playing casters/mages,they always seems too squishy.

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    I'm trying her on the PBE. I think I'm in love.

    Her damage seems on the low-ish side, but she's got some crazy initiation and CC in general. Also her skin looks nice, bundle on first day for me for sure.

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    So many cc-heavy champions lately... if they keep her kit the way it is, I'm definitely getting her when she comes out.
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    I like how you set up the first post. Looks clean.

    I like her so far. Usually I am pretty distant from those weird outlandish designs like that headpiece of hers, but this time I think it looks kinda cool.

    Also having a pseudo-Zhonya with AoE damage is pretty neat. I wonder if you can fire her claw, ulti yourself then manage to teleport away?

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    She looks like a champion you could play in alot of different lanes.
    Good support with the CC, and possible good AP aswell.
    Could see some ap tanking with her Ulti, when cast on herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Grading View Post
    I like how you set up the first post. Looks clean.

    Also having a pseudo-Zhonya with AoE damage is pretty neat. I wonder if you can fire her claw, ulti yourself then manage to teleport away?
    Aww, thank you Old Man. <3

    Also nope, if your movement is impaired in any way (roots/stuns/etc) you won't be able to press E again after the first time.

    Anyway, after extensive testing (read: one game) I've noticed that Lissandra is EXTREMELY squishy. This is okay for a mage champion usually, but the fact that she needs to stay in melee range to do anything is going to hurt her a lot. I don't know if this is a way to keep her in check, but this will make or break her.

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