Ornn is the newest champion in League of Legends who will soon hit the Summoner’s Rift. He looks like a dwarf blacksmith and he introduces a new mechanic intro the game. True to his craft, Ornn is able to create his own gear so he does not need to go back to the shop to purchase items. We don’t expect him to create many unique items and he will most likely just be able to create copies of items in the shop. However, we do know that he and his teammates will have access to special upgrades on select items. Each player can only access one of Ornn’s available upgrades.
What to Expect from this New Mechanic
In the Early Game
Being able to create items can really turn the tide in the early game phase when champions try not to go back to the base and lose out on valuable XP. Ornn can capitalize in the early game by being able to create items on the fly. During trades in the early game, Ornn can gain a definitive advantage since he can create items without going back to base. One small item advantage is a lot to deal with in the early game so he can snowball hard.
In the Late Game
In the late game, his teammates having access to special upgrades for some items could make him a viable pick in the competitive scene. When all ten characters on both teams have maxed their itemizations, the team with Ornn gains an advantage by being able to further upgrade their gear.
The Brittle Mechanic
Ornn also introduces another new mechanic called Brittle. Some of his skills cause opponents to have the Brittle status effect. When afflicted with Brittle, champions lose a portion of their maximum health as bonus damage when struck by immobilizing effects. Immobilizing effects also last longer on champions afflicted with Brittle.
Unique Interactions with Other Champions
Ornn synergizes well with champions that alter terrain such as Trundle, Azir, Jarvan, etc. He also synergizes well with other champions that utilize terrain to affect their skills such as Poppy and Vayne.
To see his full kit, you can check out the videos below or head over to the Ornn champion reveal page.
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