Champion Sneak Peak : Ao Shin

#1GameEnforcerPosted 9/7/2013 10:24:40 PM(edited)

"As the League of Legends community expands and grows around the world, so too do our influences and inspirations for the game. We thought it would be fun to give you guys a very early peek at one of the champions we're working on while he's still in the early stages. Meet Ao Shin, a powerful storm dragon and guardian of the natural world. Legend holds that when Ionia faces its greatest crisis, Ao Shin will descend from the sky.

Let's start with the inspiration for his name: Ao is the family name of the mythological dragon kings, who rule water and weather. This tells us right away that this is a powerful, elegant being, above the concerns and rules of men. Shin can mean many things, one of which is prosperity. It also means a rising storm. Ao Shin embodies this elemental duality, capable of raining good fortune on his allies and, in the very next breath, bringing stormy, thunderous ruin upon his foes.

The community's been asking for a dragon champion for some time, but we knew we couldn't just do any dragon. With each new champ, we try and push the limits of what's technically and creatively possible. Ao Shin is no different. One of the challenges we're looking forward to tackling is how to capture his unique anatomy and movement in a way that brings a new dimension to the champion pool. It's too early to go into much detail, but we're really excited about the ways this champion will move across the battlefield.

Ao Shin isn't the next champion scheduled to come out, so he's still a ways off and many things are still subject to change. But we wanted to share our inspiration with you and give you a look at the early thought processes that go into champ design. Hopefully you're as excited about his potential as we are to keep working on him!"

Btw someone found out he was in SGU's comic..

...what the ****...
#2KeepItCivilPosted 9/7/2013 10:22:45 PM
GODDAMMIT. It's the Ionian Anivia. I wanted it to be evil...
To Carl Barks.
#3g-cube_mastaPosted 9/7/2013 10:25:48 PM

and in the udyr comic I don't blame anyone for thinking he was just another monster.
#4VoidgolemPosted 9/7/2013 10:29:40 PM
storm dragon do want.
#5xHateradePosted 9/7/2013 10:30:27 PM
thats like the dragon from smite

hes my favorite god
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#6zeppelin312Posted 9/7/2013 10:30:32 PM
KeepItCivil posted...
GODDAMMIT. It's the Ionian Anivia. I wanted it to be evil...

considering he was apparently assaulting a temple he might hold a connotation of evil to at least some people

nothing is objectively evil mind you
support rango gogogogogoggogogogo
#7BhelliumPosted 9/7/2013 10:32:42 PM
Voidgolem posted...
storm dragon do want.

quoted for absolute truthiness

1: Real lightning/storm mage
2: dragon
3: lightning mage dragon

hell yeah
he'd better not be a pure support though
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#8Shadow EdgePosted 9/7/2013 10:33:46 PM
A monster champ omg

Riot pls dont turn it into another transforming sexy girl.
#9Knightlord642Posted 9/7/2013 10:34:10 PM
Not sure I approve of his lore, but everything else is sound.
#10Shadow EdgePosted 9/7/2013 10:34:32 PM