LoL: Aurelion Sol Revamp: Riot reveals the new mechanic that will make it unique!
Riot Games doesn’t want to slow down the pace at which new stuff comes to League of Legends . Although we are still focused on the release of Nilah and the arrival of the Star Guardian event, the developers have decided to give us a first look at one of the most anticipated reworks in the history of their MOBA. Aurelion Sol will receive big changes to his abilities in the future, opening the door to the rebirth of “old” champions. The developers of the American studio wanted to show the first details of the great stellar dragon which threatens the Summoner’s Rift (well, technically it is chained by the Manifestations [0 erreur sur le nom] of Targon).
Riot wants to turn Aurelion Sol into a “god of space”
The first thing that Riot Games wanted to remember was the paradoxical situation of Aurelion Sol: the character design is one of the highest rated among all champions in League of Legends, although it is little used in the game. According to the developers, this situation does not satisfy them, since they also consider him one of the most interesting heroes in terms of personality and lore. Therefore, the big goal is for his power to be reflected in Summoner’s Rift with a unique kit that will evolve endlessly and shine in endgames.
This power growth towards the last minutes of the game will not be linked to a mechanic already implemented in the game. Senna, Veigar or Nasus gain statistics with some of their abilities or a passive that increases their general power. However, Aurelion Sol will increase in size over the course of the game. He won’t grow like some sort of draconic Cho’Gath, but his abilities will make him grow. As the minutes pass or he levels up, the space he is able to control will increase significantly reaching the point of casting a spell capable of occupying an entire lane (width only).
“We want to do something awesome that lives up to the expectations of the community when we first introduced the character (…) We want players to feel like a space god when the late game “, explained the Rioter responsible for this update. This is the bare minimum, given the the importance of the character in the history of League of Legends, which is supposed to have created the world of Runeterra in the lore. Although he was ultimately a failure, he is also the heir to Ao Shin, the most famous voided champion of all time, and there have been players who have waited for his release for over three years for the result is a great disappointment.
Beyond some interesting mechanics and an ability whose workings have yet to be revealed, Riot Games declined to provide further details. on the Aurelion Sol rework, but it’s interesting that they decided to show it for the first time, something that shows that the project seems to be on the right track. The type of update that the character will receive is called CGU (Critical Gameplay Update) and refers to an important update but only at the level of gameplay and it will be the first time that Riot Games will complete a process of this kind. If successful, they have confirmed that they could set up other “work sites” of the same type.
There is still time before this new version of Aurelion Sol arrives in Summoner’s Rift. Thanks to official statements from Riot Games, we know that the next big update of an old champion coming to League of Legends will be the Udyr revamp and after that there will be a break in this level. What the developers have confirmed is that a new champion roadmap will be released in the coming months, in which we’ll be given more details about the character.
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