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Prepare to bend the earth with Taliyah – the latest League of Legends champion

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Sheesh, do Riot Games move fast or what? Just yesterday, they released a new teaser called homecoming, which gave a very brief glimpse of the next champion coming to League of Legends. Now, they’ve officially unveiled Taliyah, and shown exactly what she’s capable of.

It’s tough being different, and Taliyah’s earth-shattering powers have always set her apart from the crowd. She’s a control mage who weaves the ground beneath her into a deadly weapon; when she sets her sights on a destination, the world itself shifts to get her there.

Based on the teaser, it’s clear that Taliyah is capable of riding around using the earth itself. What else can she do though? Let’s take a look…

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Passive: Rock Surfing

When out of combat, Taliyah builds movement speed whenever traveling near walls.

Q: Threaded Volley

Passive: Taliyah gains increased movement speed when traversing worked ground.

Active: Taliyah rips up the ground around her, firing a volley of five stone shards in a target direction while moving freely. Casting Threaded Volley converts the area into worked ground for a few minutes. Additional Threaded Volley casts over worked ground will yield just one rock projectile.

W: Seismic Shove

Taliyah marks a target location. After a brief delay, the ground erupts, knocking up and damaging all enemies caught in the blast zone. Taliyah can recast Seismic Shove before it erupts to throw the victims in any targeted direction—even over walls.

E: Unraveled Earth

Taliyah scatters boulders onto the ground before her. Opponents who dash through the fractured earth take damage from an explosion. After a few seconds, any remaining rocks in the field erupt, dealing a second wave of damage.

R: Weaver’s Wall

Taliyah briefly channels before summoning a massive wall of spiralling rock that tears through the Rift in a target direction. Taliyah can reactivate Weaver’s Wall while channeling to ride atop the wall as it emerges. Taking damage or inputting a move command in any direction will cut her ride short.

Taliyah League of Legends

As you can see, Taliyah isn’t really built for damage. Sure, she has a nuke here and there, but her real strength lies in her ability to roam around the map quickly, and her ability to disrupt enemy lines.

Her ultimate for example, encompasses both. Using Weaver’s Wall, Taliyah can traverse Summoner’s Rift very, very quickly. The wall itself can also be used to split an enemy team in half (in terms of positioning), which, in any MOBA really, is a huge deal.

Seismic Shove is also perfect for disruption. Using it, Taliyah can punch an enemy into an Unravelled Earth she may have just cast. Or, she could use it to hit an enemy out of position, whether they are on offense or defense.

I must say, I quite like all of these abilities – Taliyah looks like a pretty unique, and fun champion! She’ll be joining the League of Legends roster soon no doubt.

Last Updated: May 4, 2016

13 Comments

  1. Avatar, the last earth bender

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    • Ottokie

      May 4, 2016 at 10:49

      Same thing I noticed as well 😛

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 4, 2016 at 11:02

        Celestial weapon update! Got Yuna, Tidus, Wakka and Kilmari’s weapons XD
        Next Rikku, Lulu and Auron

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        • Ottokie

          May 4, 2016 at 11:21

          Awww yuss! Are you going to do Nemesis after all the weapons?

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 11:36

            Yas! Had to look at walkthroughs on how to get them, my word some people can complain. Is it tough, yes. Unfair, maybe. Impossible? No. Yuna’s part was very easy, Tidus had that damn chocobo race which was tricky as hell but doable(was stuck on 0.04 seconds for a long time), Wakka took a couple of days. I had to play around 50 blitzball games and Kilmari was also easy, what I did was I had the laptop on a table and followed the routes the guys ran on Youtube. Luckily you don’t need to do both hunts perfectly in a row.

          • Ottokie

            May 4, 2016 at 11:46

            You are going to need Break Damage Limit for Nemesis… that’s like 90 Dark matter needed O.o

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 12:36

            Will take less grinding than Warframe I bet 😛

        • Ottokie

          May 4, 2016 at 11:23

          After I finish FF9 on PC, I might just pick this up again on PS4 and try for a 100% run.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 4, 2016 at 12:21

      I bet you she’ll be stuck between a rock and hard place in no time.

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 4, 2016 at 10:40

    Tatooine! Sorry, one track mind set atm

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 4, 2016 at 11:16

      😀

      You know, I really enjoy you when you get like this

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 4, 2016 at 11:36

        XD

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  3. HairyEwok

    May 4, 2016 at 11:40

    “Taliyah builds movement speed whenever traveling near walls.” Donald Trump will be her best friend then 😛
    #MakeEarthBendingGreatAgain

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