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"WillumpSquare Willump and I have a whole world to explore. Don't get in our way!" - NunuSquare Nunu

As unlikely a pair as anyone could find, Nunu and Willump relied on courage and tenacity to drive them through countless troubles in the Freljord. The boy and his Yeti searched far and wide for a place they'd both be welcome, and eventually found a home among the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan.

Sometimes bonds of friendship become stronger than even bonds of blood. When those bonds link a fearless boy to a fearsome Yeti, the bond becomes a force to be reckoned with. Given the responsibility of taming a terrifying beast, Nunu forged a friendship where others would have forged chains. Now Nunu and his burly pal Willump are an inseparable pair who combine youthful exuberance and brute strength with the mythical Absolute Zero powers of the Yeti to overcome obstacles insurmountable to any ordinary duo.

Nunu had only the vaguest memories of his parents or the time before he was part of the reclusive Frostguard profileicon Frostguard tribe. Never welcome among his caretakers, Nunu's wanderlust and compassion often put him at odds with the tribe's elders and the boy frequently dreamed of places far beyond the shadow of the Frostguard citadel. Sometimes he would do more than just dream, much to the frustration of his minders. This was never more apparent than when Nunu was apprenticed to the tribe's beastmaster and charged with the care of the creatures under his yoke.

The Frostguard held a menagerie of the Freljord's wildlife at their beck and call, but unique among their collection was the Yeti: an uncommon creature with mystical qualities and raw physical strength. The beastmaster taught Nunu that it was only a lean diet of plants and regular whippings that kept the vicious beast tame, but the more time Nunu spent caring for the creature, the more he learned that the Yeti was no feral monster.

As he saw his new friend Willump growing weaker and sicker, Nunu began to sneak the Yeti scraps of meat, hoping to restore his health. Day by day, Willump grew stronger and not the slightest bit savage - contrary to the beastmaster's claims. Nunu had hopes of convincing him that the Yeti posed no danger, but it wasn't meant to be. The next time Nunu came to deliver Willump a meal, he found the Yeti's cage shattered, with only a crude drawing inside signaling the Yeti's farewell. Without hesitation, Nunu rushed into the wilderness in search of his friend.

When Nunu finally caught up to Willump, he found the Yeti cornered by the beastmaster alongside a group of Frostguard warriors. Afraid that the men would hurt his friend, Nunu threw himself between the Yeti and the beastmaster's lash, but the brutal man would not stay his hand. As the furious beastmaster raised his whip once more, the Yeti Blood Boil swelled up with uncharacteristic fury. Even after so much mistreatment, it wasn't concern for himself but for the boy who'd shown him kindness that finally pushed Willump too far. The Yeti raged and left the man bloodied in the snow.

Terrified by Willump's fury, the remaining Frostguard warriors fled. Nunu realized there was no going back. He yelled at Willump to run before the men returned to kill him, but the Yeti refused to leave the young boy. Nunu was faced with a hard choice: abandon his sole friend and lead a life of captivity with the Frostguard, or strike out into the harsh wilds and leave behind the only home he knew. Nunu chose the only path that made sense. Leaping onto the back of the mighty Yeti, Nunu joined Willump in his great escape. The pair took their first steps into the wide world from which they had been kept for so long.

"If this is him now, imagine what NunuSquare Nunu will be like when he grows up!"

The Freljord is an unforgiving land covered in snow and ice. Travel, especially in the winter, can be very dangerous. The elements often claim even those who have spent their entire lives there. The boy known as Nunu is defined by such tragedy.

One day when he was a young child, Nunu rode on his father's back as they returned from a trapping expedition in the mountains. An unexpected blizzard came upon them, forcing them to seek refuge in a cave. The tempest was the worst in countless years, and it lasted for days. Nunu's father left to find food, but he never returned. The blizzard eventually cleared, and the young child lay dying on the mountainside.

Fortunately for Nunu, this was the land of the Yeti, who are powerful beasts with whom Nunu's father had secured an arrangement for safe passage. A young Yeti boy named WillumpSquare Willump found Nunu and brought him home. From then on Nunu was raised by the Yeti, whose culture remains a mystery to most Runeterrans.

The boy quickly discovered that the seemingly savage creatures were in fact deeply spiritual beings living in harmony with their environment. They are very territorial and unafraid of defending themselves if called upon to do so. The Yeti have watched the rest of Valoran, and they can smell the change on the wind.

When the League of Legends was formed, the Yeti knew they needed a champion. Riding his brother Willump, Nunu became that champion. Those who follow the League know that the boy is mature beyond his years, but, while he appears human, his mind is that of his adoptive kin.


"Imagine what NunuSquare Nunu will be like when he grows up!"

The Freljord is an unforgiving place, a mountainous land covered in snow and ice. Travel, especially in the winter, can be very dangerous. The elements often claim even those who have spent their entire lives there. The boy known as Nunu is one of those who fell prey to such tragedy.

One day when he was a young child, Nunu rode on his father's back as they returned from a trapping expedition in the mountains. An unexpected blizzard came upon them, forcing them to seek refuge in a cave. The tempest lasted for days. Nunu's father had to leave to find food, but never returned. Eventually the blizzard cleared and the young child lay dying on the mountainside.

Fortunately, this was the land of the Yeti, powerful beasts with whom Nunu's father had secured an arrangement for safe passage. A young Yeti boy named WillumpSquare Willump found Nunu and brought him home. From then on, Nunu was raised by the Yeti.

When the League of Legends was formed, the Yeti knew they needed a champion. Riding his brother Willump, Nunu became that champion.


Previous Abilities

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Patch History

V8.2
  • Consume Consume
    • New Effect: Well Fed now also grants 3 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (+ 5% AP) bonus magic damage on basic attacks per stack, up to 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+ 25% AP) at 5 stacks.
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • New Effect: Now also grants for both targets 40% of the target's ability power, capped at 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120.
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
V8.1
  • NunuSquare Bot Nunu [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Arms are no longer missing electric VFX.
V7.24
  • General
    • New ability icons.
V7.22 November 12th Hotfix
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 590 from 540.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 67 from 59.
    • Base armor increased to 28 from 23.
    • Base health increased to 540 from 535.
    • Health growth increased to 90 from 85.
V7.14 July 13th Hotfix
  • Stats
    • Base health reduced to 535 from 575.
    • Health growth reduced to 85 from 90.
    • Base movement speed reduced to 345 from 350.
V7.13 June 30th Hotfix.
  • Stats
    • Base health regeneration reduced to 5 from 7.
    • Base armor reduced to 23 from 26.38.
V7.8
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Bug Fix: No longer gets a second Visionary passive after recalling.
V7.7
  • Stats
    • Base health reduced to 575 from 598.28.
    • Base health regeneneration reduced to 7 from 8.39.
  • Visionary Visionary
    • New Effect: Having 5 Visionary stacks enhances the effect of his next ability:.
V6.21
  • Consume Consume
    • Well Fed bonus health per stack reduced to 2% maximum health from 3% maximum health.
      • Well Fed maximum bonus health reduced to 10% maximum health from 15% maximum health.
V6.20
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Stats
    • Attack damage increased to 59 from 56.86.
    • Attack damage growth increased to 4 from 3.45.
  • Visionary Visionary
    • New Effect: Nunu starts the game with 5 stacks, also granted upon Recall recalling or upon respawning.
  • Consume Consume
    • Removed: Passively granting Nunu a bonus for 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 / 240 seconds based on neutral monster consumed.
    • New Effect - Feed the Yeti: Consuming a large monster passively feeds Willump, granting him a Well Fed stack. Nunu gains 10 out-of-combat bonus movement speed, 3% maximum health, and increased size every time Willump is fed, stacking up to 5 times. Stacks last for 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 seconds and refresh with each Consume cast.
    • Bug Fix: Bonus health not stacking with Juggernaut item Cinderhulk.
    • Cooldown reduced to 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds from 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Removed: 0.25 seconds cast time.
    • New Effect: Movement speed slow increases to 95% over channel duration.
V6.2
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • Base damage reduced to 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 from 85 / 130 / 175 / 225 / 275.
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 90% AP) from (+ 100% AP).
    • Slow duration reduced to 2 seconds from 3.
    • Slow increased to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60.
    • Cooldown reduced to 6 / 5.5 / 5 / 4.5 / 4 seconds from 6 at all ranks.
    • Mana cost reduced to 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 from 75 / 85 / 95 / 105 / 115.
V5.23
  • Consume Consume
    • Removed: Rough Rock Candy increased size increasing attack range.
    • New Effect: Ornery Monster Tails includes Rift HeraldSquare Rift Herald.
V5.8
  • Stats
    • Health growth reduced to 90 from 96.
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • New Effect: Nearest allied champion gains the bonuses when Nunu targets himself.
V4.20
V4.18
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Armor increased to 20.5 from 16.5.
V3.14
  • Consume Consume
    • Base damage reduced to 400 / 550 / 700 / 850 / 1000 from 500 / 625 / 750 / 875 / 1000.
    • Heal reduced to 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 from 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 / 250.
    • Cooldown reduced to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds from 17 / 15 / 13 / 11 / 9.
V3.9
  • Stats
    • Health growth reduced to 96 from 108.
  • Consume Consume
    • Damage changed to 500 / 625 / 750 / 875 / 1000 from 600 / 700 / 800 / 900 / 1000.
V3.7
  • Consume Consume
    • New Effect: Passively grants Nunu a bonus for 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 / 240 seconds based on neutral monster consumed.
    • Base damage increased to 600 / 700 / 800 / 900 / 1000 from 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 900.
    • Heal reduced to 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 / 250 from 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 / 345.
    • Heal AP ratio reduced to (+ 75% AP) from (+ 100% AP).
    • Cooldown increased to 17 / 15 / 13 / 11 / 9 from 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8.
V3.6
V3.5 (Balance update)
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Cooldown reduced to 110 / 100 / 90 seconds from 150 / 120 / 90.
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 from 150.
V3.01
  • General
    • Movement speed increased to 350 from 340.
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • Duration reduced to 12 seconds from 15.
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% from 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65.
    • Bonus movement speed reduced to 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12% from 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15.
V1.0.0.152
  • General
    • Movement speed increased to 340 from 315.
V1.0.0.146
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • Slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
V1.0.0.143
  • Visionary Visionary
    • New Effect: Applies to spells ranked up while active.
V1.0.0.142
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Attacks reduced to 5 from 7.
  • Consume Consume
    • Base damage increased to 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 900 from 400 / 525 / 650 / 775 / 900.
    • Damage to DragonSquare Dragon and Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor increased to 100% from 50.
    • Cooldown reduced to 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8 seconds from 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Minimum interrupted damage increased to 12.5% from 0.
    • Maximum interrupted damage increased to 87.5% from 70.
V1.0.0.140b
V1.0.0.139
  • General
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 1.25 from 0.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • New Effect: Range indicator.
V1.0.0.134
V1.0.0.133
V1.0.0.132
  • Stats
    • Attack speed increased to 0.625 from 0.613.
    • Attack speed growth increased to 2.25% from 1.08.
V1.0.0.125
  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 125 from 100.
  • Consume Consume
    • Range increased to 125 from 100.
V1.0.0.120
  • Consume Consume
    • Base damage reduced to 400 / 525 / 650 / 775 / 900 from 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 900.
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • Slow reduced to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60% from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%.
V1.0.0.118
  • Visionary Visionary
    • New Effect: Charging icon has a gray version.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Bug Fix: Immediate cancelation dealing more damage than intended.
V1.0.0.116
V1.0.0.99
  • Stats
    • Attack speed increased to 0.613 from 0.558.
V1.0.0.98
  • Consume Consume
    • Heal reduced to 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 / 345 from 125 / 200 / 275 / 350 / 425.
    • Cooldown reduced to 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 seconds from 30 / 26 / 22 / 18 / 14.
V1.0.0.96
V1.0.0.86
V1.0.0.83
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance increased to 30 from 25.
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Attacks reduced to 7 from 8.
  • Consume Consume
    • Heal increased to 125 / 200 / 275 / 350 / 425 from 100 / 175 / 250 / 325 / 400.
    • Mana cost reduced to 60 from 80.
    • Cooldown reduced to 30 / 26 / 22 / 18 / 14 seconds from 35 / 30 / 25 / 20 / 15.
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • Slow changed to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 50 at all ranks.
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • New Effect: Nunu gains the bonuses when targeting an ally.
    • Bonus movement speed changed to 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15% from 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20.
    • Duration reduced to 15 seconds from 40.
    • Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds from 20.
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 from 75.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Mana cost reduced to 150 at all ranks from 150 / 225 / 300.
V1.0.0.79
  • Consume Consume
    • Cooldown reduced to 30 / 26 / 22 / 18 / 14 seconds from 35 / 30 / 25 / 20 / 15.
V1.0.0.63
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • New Effect: Can be cast along with another ability/basic attack while chasing a unit.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Base damage increased to 625 / 875 / 1125 from 500 / 700 / 900.
V1.0.0.52
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65% from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Base damage increased to 500 / 700 / 900 from 400 / 600 / 800.
    • Attack speed slow increased to 25% from 15.
    • Range increased to 575 from 525.
V1.0.0.32
  • General
    • Particle effects updated.
V0.9.25.34
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Base damage increased to 400 / 600 / 800 from 375 / 550 / 750.
    • Movement speed slow increased to 49% from 45.
V0.9.25.24
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
    • Base damage reduced to 375 / 550 / 750 from 500 / 750 / 1000.
    • Movement speed slow increased to 45% from 40.
V0.9.22.15
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 315 from 310.
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Bug Fix: Particle not matching duration.
  • Consume Consume
    • Tooltip updated.
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • Bonus movement speed increased to 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20% from 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20.
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • Base damage increased to 85 / 130 / 175 / 225 / 275 from 70 / 120 / 170 / 220 / 270.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Bug Fix: Not damaging enemies when channel is interrupted.
V0.9.22.7
  • General
    • Lore updated.
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 310 from 295.
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Tooltip updated.
V0.8.21.110
  • Consume Consume
    • Damage changed to 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 / 900 from 800 at all ranks.
  • Blood Boil Blood Boil
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60% from 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 250% AP) from (+ 300% AP).
July 10, 2009 Patch
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Removed: Limited duration (lasts until consumed).
  • Consume Consume
    • Heal increased to 100 / 175 / 250 / 325 / 400 from 50 / 100 / 175 / 275 / 400.
June 26, 2009 Patch
June 12, 2009 Patch
  • Visionary Visionary
    • Stacking changed to every 10 basic attacks from percent chance.
    • New Effect: Interacts with Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • New Effect: AP ratio increases with channel duration.
May 29, 2009 Patch
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • New Effect: Deals reduced damage depending on if and when Nunu is interrupted while channeling.
    • New Effect: Can be canceled by moving during channel.
    • Base damage reduced to 500 / 750 / 1000 from 500 / 800 / 1200.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
May 1, 2009 Patch
April 25, 2009 Patch
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
April 11, 2009 Patch
  • Consume Consume
    • Range increased to 230 from 200.
Alpha Week 6
  • Ice Blast Ice Blast
    • Slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Movement speed slow increased to 40% from 23.
    • Attack speed slow reduced to 15% from 23.
Alpha Week 5
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Base damage increased to 500 / 800 / 1200 from 500 / 750 / 1000.
Alpha Week 3
  • Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
    • Base damage reduced to 500 / 750 / 1000 from 500 / 800 / 1200.
Alpha Week 2

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