Champion Sneak Peek - Ziggs, the Hexplosives Expert

By NeeksNaman [4]

Many of you have noticed that it's been a while since the last yordle joined the League of Legends. Since we're aware that yordle enthusiasts can have something of a Short Fuse.png Short Fuse, we wanted to assure you that we have another of these pint-sized heroes coming your way. So just to clarify, there's absolutely no reason to get batty, bonkers, manic, mental, out of hand or in any other way out of control.

As an example, we might start to get a little worried about you if we caught you scribbling down something like this:

Sneakpeek Ziggs

Dubious schematics are a clear warning sign of madcap machinations, and we'll have none of that here in the League of Legends!

Naturally, mysterious, bomb-like blueprints like these are no laughing matter outside the hands of a trained professional. Trained, furry, little hands like those belonging to Ziggs Ziggs, the Hexplosives Expert. This turbulent technician with a propensity for pyrotechnics should satisfy all your yordle wants and needs!

Ziggs, the Hexplosives Expert Revealed

By NeeksNaman [5]

Greetings Summoners!

Sometimes, you want to go a little crazy. Sometimes, you want to throw caution to the wind. And sometimes, you want to blow stuff up just to watch it explode. If you agree with any of the previous statements, we should have a conversation about Ziggs Ziggs, the Hexplosives Expert.

The first thing you'll notice about Ziggs is that he doesn't get anything for free - it requires a strong throwing arm and keen aim to get the most out of him, trading safety and caution for massive damage opportunities and insane poke. Ziggs bounces - a new skill shot paradigm - Bouncing Bomb.png bombs along the ground at his foes and blasts them to smithereens, providing he can predict his enemy's movements effectively.

In addition to a barrage of explosives, Ziggs has some madcap tricks up his tiny sleeves. Ziggs' Satchel Charge.png Satchel Charge can control an area and knock back enemies a short distance when he detonates it, and he can also send himself flying away from the blast by using the ability to launch himself. If Ziggs is too hasty, however, he'll find the long cooldown can punish misuse and leave him vulnerable in a tight spot.

Ziggs espouses our new champion design direction to make champions deep and provide a unique gameplay experience. His strengths and weaknesses really shine (for example, his lack of a reliable targeted nuke allows us to give him greater damage potential and range) and mastering his abilities will challenge seasoned summoners.

Abilities

Short Fuse
Short Fuse

Every 12 seconds Ziggs' next basic attack deals bonus magic damage. This cooldown is reduced whenever Ziggs uses an ability.


Bouncing Bomb
Bouncing Bomb

Ziggs throws a bouncing bomb that deals magic damage.


Satchel Charge
Satchel Charge

Ziggs flings an explosive charge that detonates after 4 seconds, or when this ability is activated again. The explosion deals magic damage to enemies, Airborne icon knocking them away. Ziggs is also Airborne icon knocked away, but takes no damage.


Hexplosive Minefield
Hexplosive Minefield

Ziggs scatters proximity mines that detonate on enemy contact, dealing magic damage and Slow icon slowing.


Mega Inferno Bomb
Mega Inferno Bomb

Ziggs deploys his ultimate creation, the Mega Inferno Bomb, hurling it an enormous distance. Enemies in the primary blast zone take more damage than those further away.


Media

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  • Snowday Ziggs Model 1 (by Riot Artist Hector Moran)
  • Snowday Ziggs Model 2 (by Riot Artist Hector Moran)
  • Snowday Ziggs Model 3 (by Riot Artist Hector Moran)
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