Sylas: The Unshackled

Today, Riot Games released the trailer for their newest champion in the Legends of Legends roster. Arriving not too long after the release of Neeko (a tricky chameleon girl), Sylas is a much darker champion.

A former prisoner in Demacia, Sylas has arrived in the Rift to take revenge on those who wronged him (Garen), while also levelling the playing field.

Abilities

The top-laner-to-be (calling it now, quote me!) has an array of abilities showcased below.

Passive: Petricite Burst

After casting a spell, Sylas’ next basic attack whirls his chains around him, damaging nearby enemies.

Q: Chain Lash

Sylas lashes out with his chains, damaging and slightly slowing enemies. After a brief delay, the intersection of the chains detonates, applying an increased slow and damaging enemies again.

W: Kingslayer

Sylas lunges at a target with a powerful strike, damaging them and healing himself. If the enemy is at low health, the damage is increased; if Sylas is at low health, the heal is increased.

E: ABSCOND / ABDUCT

Sylas dashes a short distance and shields himself.

For a short time, he can recast the ability to whip out his chains, stunning, damaging, and pulling himself to the first enemy hit.

R: HIJACK

Sylas hijacks an enemy’s ultimate for his own use.

Enemies can still use their ultimates if Sylas takes them. Sylas can take an enemy’s ultimate whenever Hijack is off cooldown, but can’t hijack the same enemy for a while after.

Skins

To excite you further, the splash art for Sylas’ first skin has also been revealed!

Sylas lunar splash art

So, what role do you think Sylas will be? How do you feel about the new champion? Let us know in the comments below!

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