After releasing Seraphine in October, Riot Games is releasing another support in League of Legends: Rell. It’s been one hell of a period for League. They released several champions, did a complete overhaul in itemization, and many more. They also introduce the mobile version of the game, named LoL: Wild Rift.
Rell will be a tanky support, bringing tons of crowd control to her enemies on Summoner’s Rift. Riot is actually making it easy to play Rell. It’s easy to understand her mechanics and skills. Let’s take a look at her spotlight video by Remus.
League of Legends: Rell Abilities
Rell excels in utility and crowd control. She has a two-part W that allows her to engage and chase down the enemy champion. Her E enables her to link to an ally and shares her armor and MR. Then, Rell’s ultimate is an area crowd control, pulling enemy champions in the ultimate’s radius to her.
My opinion is that playing her will be a bit like playing Braum. Then her skills, especially her W, looks like Toph from Avatar, bending metals and magnets. So, yeah, she is a tank support alright.
Passive – Break the Mold
Rell attacks very slowly, but her attacks could temporarily steal a portion of her target’s Armor and MR and deal with bonus damage based on the amount stolen. Moreover, Rell can siphon resistances from multiple different foes to grow even tankier.
Q – Shattering Strike
Rell stabs forward with her lance, breaking shields and damaging all enemies hit (damage decreases after the first target). If you have an ally bound with her E, she and that ally recover health for each champion hit by this ability.
W1 – Ferromancy: Crash Down
You can only cast this while mounted. Rell leaps and transforms her mount into heavy armor, gaining a shield lasting until it’s destroyed or remounting. Upon landing, she will knock up all enemies around her. Then, you can cast her E and R during the transformation.
Additionally, she has increased durability, lower movement speed, and a movement speed cap while transformed. After the transformation, this ability changes to Ferromancy: Mount Up.
W2 – Ferromancy: Mount Up
She can only cast this while her mount transformed. Rell rushes forward and transforms her armor back into her mount, gaining a burst of movement speed. During her next attack, she charges her target to deal bonus damage and flip them over her shoulder.
E – Attract and Repel
Rell magnetically binds a piece of her armor to a target allied champion, granting them bonus Armor and Magic Resist while nearby. You can recast this spell to break the bind and stun all enemies around and between her and her bound ally.
R – Magnet Storm
Rell erupts in magnetic fury, yanking nearby enemies toward her. She then creates a gravitational field around her, pulling nearby enemies in for a few seconds. However, the field doesn’t interrupt her enemies’ other actions.
League of Legends: Rell Lore
Rell was born to an agent of The Black Rose and a ranking Noxian Soldier. Her parents knew about her power to manipulate metal since she was a child. Because of this, her parents sent her to The Black Rose Academy. The place where gifted children were shaped into weapons of war.
In the academy, she was told to fight her friend as a part of learning process. She won over all her friends. But, what she didn’t know was that the academy had been ripping away the magical abilities of every student she beat in the fight. Those magics then implanted into her body via a cruel process named sigil magic.
When she found out about all this, she was sad and angry. The next thing she knows, she went berserk on the academy. She burned it all down and killed every single member of the academy. Now, she was free and she has become a knight. ready to protect all those who have been wronged by Noxus.