The upcoming Galio kit rework and facelift in League of Legends has made him one heck of a shiny gargoyle bruiser.
Galio, one of League of Legends’ older champions, has gotten some love in terms of an update. He’s received a facelift and new voice over to give him a hero-like attitude. One that says “I like to dive teams”. Galio’s reworked kit matches the gargoyle’s new attitude. The updated kit re-imagines the wind spells from the old kit while adding some new abilities:
Passive: Colossal Smash
Galio’s next basic attack deals bonus magic damage in an area, scaling with his bonus attack damage and magic resist. Colossal Smash’s cooldown is reduced whenever Galio’s spells hit a unique champion (once per spell).
Q: Winds of War
Galio fires two gusts of wind that deal magic damage. Where the windblasts converge, a vortex that deals additional damage is formed, including bonus damage based on the target’s max health.
W: Shield of Durand (Passive)
If Galio avoids taking damage for a moderate period, he gains a shield that absorbs magic damage.
(Hold): Holding down the W key causes Galio to enter a defensive stance, gaining damage reduction but moving significantly slower. This channel can’t be interrupted even if Galio gets hit with a crowd-control spell.
(Release): When W is released, Galio taunts nearby enemy champions. The taunt’s range and duration extend based on how long he remained in a defensive stance.
E: Justice Punch
Galio hops back to wind up for an epic haymaker. After a brief delay, he charges forward, dealing magic damage to enemies and knocking them up. Galio’s charge stops upon colliding with a champion or terrain.
R: Hero’s Entrance
Galio designates an ally’s current position as his landing spot, granting them Shield of Durand’s damage reduction for a few seconds. He then leaps high into the air, torpedoing to the place his targeted ally was when Galio activated Hero’s Entrance. When he lands, he deals magic damage to all enemies in the area and knocks them up. The knockup lasts longer for those in the center of the landing zone.
You’ll be able to try out this newly refurbished gargoyle in patch 7.6.