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League of Legends New Champion Is a ‘Murderous Artist’

Do you think League of Legends has too many heroes? No, of course not. And Riot doesn’t think so either as they’ve just announced their newest champion, Jhin, the Virtuoso. Jhin is a marksman whose passive ability (called Whisper) allows every fourth shot out of his gun to land a critical hit. The downfall is that it takes him a moment to reload. If you’re interested in seeing his teaser trailer that includes a woman with burning roses on her back and butterflies in her breath (because why not?) you can take a peek at the video below.

Jhin’s other abilities include Dancing Grenade, Deadly Flourish, Captive Audience, and Curtain Call. Dancing Grenade gives Jhin the ability to throw an explosive at his enemies. This neat little canister will bounce up to four times. If you can kill an enemy on the first bounce, subsequent bounces will do more damage. Deadly Flourish has both passive and active attributes. The passive ability marks any enemy champion who has been hit by one of Jhin’s other attacks or any allied attacks. The active part of Deadly Flourish involves Jhin firing a big long shot that strings together minions and enemy champions into a line. If the champion has already been hit, they will be briefly rooted while Jhin picks up speed.

Captive Audience has invisible traps. Those are the best kind. Any champion who walks on it is immediately marked for Deadly Flourish, and the trap explodes after a few seconds, damaging anybody in the area. Finally, Curtain Call sees Jhin putting together a big-ass gun where he can shoot all marked targets in a huge area. Once an enemy champion is struck, Jhin can shoot a few more times dealing massive damage and slowing down that enemy.

Nicole Tanner
Nicole has been lurking around the game industry for 14 years. She’s currently the Managing Editor of Pixelkin.org. Before that, she was an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast.
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Nicole Tanner
Nicole has been lurking around the game industry for 14 years. She's currently the Managing Editor of Pixelkin.org. Before that, she was an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast.

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