A few weeks ago, Riot put to rest the mystery that was Ao Shin. The dragon champion they teased back in 2013 was not to be sadly. He wasn’t gone for good though – he had just been reimagined into something else.
His name is now Aurelion Sol. Barely a week ago, Riot teased this new dragon champion, and now, they’re showing him off in all his glory.
Aurelion Sol is mere weeks from his Rift debut, and he’s bringing one hell of a big bang along for his grand entrance. He’s a medium range mage who deals devastating sustained area of effect damage with his orbiting stars. And when he’s got somewhere to be, the Star Forger can take to the skies, flying over terrain while nurturing his very own fledgling apocalypse.
Passive: Centre of the Universe
Three stars constantly orbit Aurelion Sol, dealing magic damage and applying spell effects to enemies they strike.
Aurelion Sol fires the core of a newborn star in a target direction that explodes—dealing damage and stunning all nearby enemies—upon reactivation or once it travels beyond his stars’ maximum orbital range. Aurelion Sol can travel alongside Starsurge, and by keeping it close he’ll nurture it, growing it in size so that it damages and stuns a wider area when it explodes.
W: Celestial Expansion
Aurelion Sol pushes his stars out to his outer ring, significantly increasing their power. Celestial Expansion costs mana to cast and drains mana every second the ability is toggled on. Once he toggles the ability off or runs out of mana, Aurelion Sol pulls his stars back.
E: Comet of Legend
Passive: Aurelion Sol builds up increasing movement speed as he travels continuously in the same direction, and loses speed on sharp turns. Some of this speed is stored away as Escape Velocity stacks, which are lost entirely whenever he takes damage from an enemy.
Active: Once Aurelion Sol maxes his Escape Velocity stacks, he can activate Comet of Legend to pull in his orbiting stars and take flight, traversing over terrain for a long distance. He cannot turn once his course is set, and enemy damage will bring Aurelion Sol back to earth, restoring his orbiting stars.
R: Voice of Light
Aurelion Sol shoots out a long wave of starfire in a target direction that damages and slows all struck enemies. Nearby enemies caught in the blast are also knocked back to Aurelion Sol’s outer ring.
I still really enjoy Aurelion Sol’s teaser. There’s just something about it that leaves me in awe of how powerful he is. Then I see him in the Rift and he’s this teeny dragon and I’m just like awwww look how cute he is!
He looks really rad though – I like his abilities! What about you? Are you excited to get your hands on Aurelion Sol?
Last Updated: March 9, 2016
Lardus-For the Emperor!
March 9, 2016 at 10:15
Wow, that video looks and sounds so cool!
March 9, 2016 at 10:24
Damn!! That vid just gave me goosebumps!
I think I have a new favorite dragon!