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Lore

Renekton, the Butcher of the Sands
RenektonSquare
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Renekton Render
Gender Male
Race Bestial guardian (Crocodile)
Residence The League of Legends
Occupation Former Gatekeeper of the Great Library
Friends
XerathSquare Xerath CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia
Rivals
NasusSquare Nasus

On a faraway world, RenektonSquare.png Renekton was born a member of a race of bestial guardians created to serve as the rulers and protectors of their people. Alongside his brother NasusSquare.png Nasus, Renekton oversaw the upkeep of the Great Library, which served as both a vault of ancient knowledge and the repository of the teachings of the Cycle of Life and Death. While the enlightened Nasus taught those scholars who came to study, Renekton served as the Great Library's gatekeeper. He could sense the true natures of those who sought Nasus' teachings, and he sent away those with dark ambitions. Over time, however, his repeated exposure to this evil infected his mind. He grew furious with the malevolence in the hearts of men, and as he descended deeper into madness, he discovered he could quell the fury by cutting the evil from the men who possessed it. Unfortunately, the relief was as short-lived as the subjects, and the butcher's rage, as it came to be known, would resurge even stronger.

Consumed by his anger, Renekton turned on the one being who could defeat him -- his own brother. Nasus pleaded with Renekton to see reason. Realizing that he was beyond redemption, the despondent Nasus valiantly struck down his wayward sibling. Defenseless, Renekton waited eagerly for death's release. It never came. He was spared when summoners from the League of Legends claimed his brother. Caught in the wake of this powerful spell, Renekton tumbled for what seemed like ages between realities. When he finally emerged, he fell deep into the sewers of Zaun. Insane with fury, Renekton languished in his newfound home, driven senseless by his rage. That is until, by happenstance, he caught a familiar scent in the air. Believing that the familiar scent would guide him to the solace that was fading from his memory, he traced his brother to the Institute of War.

“My brother has become hollow. Full of rage, but empty.”

Renekton was once a staunch gatekeeper of ancient Shurima, but in the centuries since the fall of that once-glorious empire, he has been consumed by madness. Now,he is little more than a rage-fueled beast who seeks to kill his brother NasusSquare.png Nasus, who he believes is to blame for his current state of mind.

Quotes

Upon selection
  • Play "As I live, all will die!"

Attacking
  • Play "Cut them down!"
  • Play "Embrace the jaws of death."
  • Play "I'll leave them in pieces."
  • Play "Carnage!"
  • Play "Bask in their blood!"
  • Play "Light meat, dark meat, it's all the same."


Movement
  • Play "There is no retreat."
  • Play "Welcome the havoc."
  • Play "Destruction approaches."
  • Play "Lavish brutality."
  • Play "Chaos will follow."
  • Play "Who's next on the chopping block?"
  • Play "Nothing will stop me!"
  • Play "Nasus cannot escape me forever!"
Taunt
  • Play "Come back when you've collected all the bits of yourself!"
Joke
  • Play "What? Do I have someone in my teeth?"
Laugh
  • Play Renekton laughs.
  • Play Renekton laughs.
  • Play Renekton laughs.
  • Play Renekton laughs.

These quotes are addtional to current quotes

Attacking
  • Play "I will gut you all!"
  • Play "Massacre them!"
  • Play "Make this hurt."
  • Play "They will feel pain they've never imagined."
  • Play "No suffering is too great."
  • Play "Now you will know agony!"
  • Play "Shred their fragile bodies!"
Movement
  • Play "All will suffer as I have!"
  • Play "I will spare no-one!"
  • Play "The slaughter will never end!"
  • Play "I will tear the world asunder!"
Taunting an enemy NasusSquare.png Nasus
  • Play "You should have done a better job locking me away, Nasus!"
  • Play "You are not my brother, traitor!"
Taunting an enemy XerathSquare.png Xerath
  • Play "Xerath, we will give them what they deserve."
  • Play "Trapped in a box so long, Xerath! They never should have let us out!"
Upon casting Dominus.png Dominus
  • Play "Oceans of blood!"

Co-op vs. AI Responses

Match start

  • "I'll leave you all in pieces!"

Player team victory

  • "GG!"

Player team defeat

  • "One day, you will suffer!"

Special

  • "You will not escape me, Nasus!"

League Judgement

Candidate: Renekton
Date: 14 January, 21 CLE
OBSERVATION

The bestial creature charges into the hallway, his head turning erratically from side to side as he seeks his target. The scent that he has been relentlessly trailing all the way from Zaun has brought him to the Institute of War. The unmistakable musk saturates the Great Hall.

Erupting with fury, Renekton drops down to all fours, sending his enormous weapon crashing to the marble floor. He darts around the room to trace the origin of the scent. There is a frightening madness in his gaze, and his every movement is explosive. Suddenly, he straightens up, snatching up his blade in a single movement, and charges recklessly into double doors framed by a stone archway. The creature does not reach out to part the doors; they simply burst open from the sudden impact of his entire body. Renekton doesn't lose his stride - not with the promise of his prey so unbearably close.

The prey is none other than his brother, Nasus.

What the creature does not know is that the unrefusable summons that took away his brother was actually meant to target Renekton.

REFLECTION

Renekton stumbles as a wave of vertigo washes over him. The floor drops out under his feet, and after a sickening moment of freefall, he finds himself back on solid ground. The creature rapidly blinks his eyes to clear a filmy haze that swirls around him. Taking a hesitant step forward, he emerges out of a pillar of light and finds himself on a raised stone platform overlooking an unfamiliar forest. The smells of trees, burning torches, and magic tinge the air. He surveys his surroundings, clearly puzzled by how he came to be there. The sounds of struggle can be heard far off in the distance.

Suddenly, his brother's unmistakable scent drifts near and curls around his nostrils. Renekton instinctively launches himself forward, his legs pumping wildly down an open path leading into the forest. His elongated jaw hangs open, exposing rows of wicked looking teeth dripping with anticipation. The blood boils in his veins, bulging through his skin in spidery patterns that run up and down his massive arms.

The creature turns the corner to find Nasus towering over a pool of ineffectual minions. Clad in shining gold armor, his brother expertly spins a staff over his head, unleashing a spirit flame towards the minions. The ground erupts with energy, the magic radiating in a brilliant shimmer as it consumes the small creatures.

But Renekton sees none of that. All he sees is his reckoning.

Renekton springs at Nasus, mowing down the minions who have the misfortune of being in his way. The sudden appearance of his long lost brother barely registers in Nasus’ mind before the enormous curved blade comes whistling through the air, aimed squarely at his neck. Nasus narrowly manages to dodge the attack, disappearing in a flash of light and re-emerging a safe distance away.

"Brother?!"

Renekton charges forward, slashing wildly with the giant blade. Nasus deflects the blows with his staff, slowly being knocked back with every attack.

"Brother, stop! What are you doing here?"

A grin snakes down the length of Renekton's face. "Carnage!"

Renekton crouches for a split second, and then leaps upward with blinding speed. Spinning in mid-air, he slashes his curved blade in a vicious arc. This time, the blade connects with flesh. Nasus's body falls to the ground, and Renekton stands over him, savoring the final moments before he destroys his brother.

In a beam of light, his brother's body vanishes.

Renekton frantically tears at the ground where his brother's body had just been, his claws ripping the dirt path. He twists around furiously, but the forest around him is deserted. A guttural roar erupts from the depths of his being.

The creature catches his brother’s scent again and takes off in a dead sprint down the open path. In the distance, he sees Nasus appear on a platform similar to the one that had brought him here. A growl rumbles from his throat as he charges forward. Three defenders appear suddenly at the base of an intimidating tower at the top of the steps, outfitted with wicked weapons and grim expressions.

Renekton bowls through them, his blade deflecting bullets fired at point blank by a buxom redhead. A bulky minotaur slams the ground and a curiously large armadillo drops down on all fours to defend against the attack, but they are no match for the crocodile in bloodlust. The defenders are knocked aside in Renekton's mad dash for Nasus.

The creature charges up the steps, flying onto the platform with enormous momentum. Nasus reaches out to hold up his palm, as if to stop his brother, when suddenly a bright ray of light shoots out, engulfing him in an agonizing fire.

Renekton immediately succumbs to the darkness.


The creature awakens in a dark room, sprawled on a frigid stone floor. A group of cloaked magicians stand with their hands outstretched in a circle around him. They murmur strange words under their breath, ensnaring him in a glowing net of magic.

When Renekton's vision clears, he sees his brother staring dispassionately at him from across the room. Renekton snarls, throwing himself bodily towards Nasus, but the magical chains that bind him hold firm. Nasus gazes back for a long moment, his expression unreadable. Then he turns and steps into a lighted platform.

Before he disappears, Nasus speaks. "It seems that the time to settle our conflict is yet to be determined. Goodbye, brother."

Throwing his head back, Renekton lets loose a roar that shakes the foundations of the room. The violent rage caused by being so close to his brother and utterly unable to destroy him consumes him.

The summoners standing around the creature don't ask the standard questions. The League finally has its chosen brother.

Development

  • Old Renekton Splash Art
  • Old Bloodfury Renekton Splash Art (by Riot Artist Knockwurst)
  • Old Renekton Model
  • Scorched Earth Renekton model
  • Scorched Earth Renekton 3D model

Champion Sneak Peek

Renekton
Announcement made in the sneak peek by ByronicHero:
Renekton concept

Lately, we’ve seen quite a few sibling duos enter the League of Legends. While GarenSquare.png Garen and LuxSquare.png Lux may have been the first to make membership in the League a familial affair, since then CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia and KatarinaSquare.png Katarina have been making a point of highlighting the importance of good genes. Of course, not all families get along, and if we’re going to broach the subject of sibling rivalry there’s probably no better place to start than with NasusSquare.png Nasus’ brother Renekton, the Butcher of the Sands. We’re personally not sure that we’ve ever seen a fraternal relationship with more animosity (no pun intended).[1]

Patch history

V4.5:
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 19.2 from 15.2.
  • Dominus.png Dominus
    • Bonus health changed to 200 / 400 / 800 from 300 / 450 / 600.
    • Damage per second changed to 30 / 60 / 120 from 40 / 70 / 100.

V4.4: Twisted Treeline only

  • Dominus.png Dominus
    • Bonus health reduced to 200 / 350 / 500 from 300 / 450 / 600.
    • Damage per second reduced to 30 / 60 / 90 from 40/ 70 / 100.

V3.03:

  • Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator
    • Fixed a bug where Ruthless Predator was unable to critically strike on any of the attacks; Ruthless Predator can now critically strike on the first attack.

V3.02:

  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice
    • Fixed a bug they wouldn't work on minions that he couldn't see.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 345 from 320.

V1.0.0.151:

V1.0.0.140b:

  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice
    • Armor reduction increased to 15/20/25/30/35% from 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%.

V1.0.0.140:

V1.0.0.123:

  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice
    • Fixed a bug where it was only reducing the target's base armor rather than total armor.

V1.0.0.120:

  • General
    • Fixed a bug where damage absorbed by a shield wouldn't mark Renekton as in combat for the purposes of Fury generation.
  • Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek
    • Heal is no longer reduced if the damage dealt is absorbed by shields.

V1.0.0.115:

  • Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek
    • Heal reduced to 5% from 7.5%.
    • Furious heal reduced to 10% from 15%.
  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice
    • Base damage reduced to 30/60/90/120/150 from 45/75/105/135/165.
    • Attack damage scaling increased to 90% from 60%.
    • Cooldown changed to 18/17/16/15/14 seconds from 20/18/16/14/12.
  • Dominus.png Dominus
    • Base damage reduced to 40/70/100 from 50/75/100.

V1.0.0.111:

  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice
    • Fixed a bug where it would remember your order after casting, causing him to move toward previous locations.

V1.0.0.110:

  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 513 from 508.
    • Health per level increased to 87 from 82.
    • Base armor increased to 19 from 17.2.
    • Armor per level increased to 3.8 from 3.2.
  • General
    • Fixed a bug where Renekton was gaining bonus attack damage while wounded.
  • Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek
    • Base damage increased to 60/90/120/150/180 from 40/70/100/130/160.
    • Attack damage scaling increased to 80% from 60%.
    • Basic heal reduced to 7.5% from 10%.
    • Heal bonus when damaging Champions increased to 300% from 200%.
    • Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds from 12/11/10/9/8.
  • Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator
    • Cooldown reduced to 13/12/11/10/9 seconds from 14/13/12/11/10.
  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice
    • Armor reduction when furious changed to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% from a flat 10/15/20/25/30.

V1.0.0.109: Added. (Original Stats)

  • Renekton uses a new resource system called Fury. Renekton gains Fury by attacking or dealing damage with spells. When he has gathered enough Fury, the resource will be expended to empower his skills with bonus effects.
  • Reign of Anger.png Reign of Anger (Innate)
    • Renekton gains 5 Fury per autoattack. Having sufficient fury empowers Renekton’s abilities with bonus effects, but this drains Fury. Out of combat, Renekton loses 5 Fury per second.
  • Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek (Q)
    • Renekton swing his blade, dealing damage to nearby enemies and healing for a portion of the life dealt.
    • Fury Bonus: Heal amount raised dramatically.
  • Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator (W)
    • Renekton's next attack swings twice, dealing a portion of his weapon damage, stunning his target briefly and applying on-hits each time.
    • Fury Bonus: Renekton's next attack swings three times, dealing a huge portion of his weapon damage, stunning his target greatly and applying on-hits each time.
  • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice (E)
    • Renekton dashes forward, dealing physical damage to targets along the way. If he hits a target, he can use Dice for a brief period of time for the same effect.
    • Fury Bonus: Renekton deals 50% increased damage and reduces the armor of units hit.
  • Dominus.png Dominus (Ultimate)
    • Renekton empowers himself with dark energy, gaining size and bonus health. He deals periodic damage to enemies around him and rapidly gains Fury.

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