Averdrian is a canceled League of Legends Champion.
It was initially thought Averdrian had been reworked into Heimerdinger, however Steven 'Coronach' DeRose confirmed that wasn't the case. Still, his head artwork was used as the head artwork for Malzahar on the PBE before his release.
Lead Effects Artist 'Nocturne' had Averdrian as his avatar picture in the old forums, a gesture of his commitment to have the champion released. However, in July 2011, he finally changed his avatar picture to Ravager Nocturne [ | , which implied Averdrian had finally been cancelled.
And yet confirmation had come earlier, for on the 2010 Harrowing map skin for Summoner's Rift a coffin containing Averdrian (along with two others each containing Gavid and Tabu) could be seen, effectively serving as the final 'nail in the coffin' regarding his cancellation.
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- The icon for Astral Beam is currently used for the Hand of Baron buff, which is obtained by slaying Baron Nashor on Summoner's Rift.