On March 2, League of Legends official Facebook page posted a cryptic image teaser of what seems to be a giant sentinel, standing in front of the sun and towering over two people, seemingly coming to their rescue. The image includes a caption “The Hour of Need,” hinting many to the Galio update that Riot had promised.
Three days after the teaser image, Riot finally uploaded the teaser trailer for the Galio update we all been waiting for. Once called as The Sentinel’s Sorrow, he will now be known as The Colossus, waking up from his slumber to defend and protect the helpless people of Demacia.
Passive: Colossal Smash
Galio’s passive causes his next basic attack to deal bonus magic damage in an area, scaling with his magic resist and bonus attack damage. Its cooldown is reduced whenever Galio’s spells strike a unique champion once per spell.
Q: Winds of War
Galio fires two gusts of wind to a target direction which deals damage. The place where the wind blasts converge creates a vortex which deals additional damage, including bonus damage which is based on the target’s max health.
W: Shield of Duran
This is a passive skill. If Galio avoids taking damage for a period of time of time, he will gain a shield which absorbs magic damage. Holding down the W will cause Galio to enter a defensive stance where gains damage reduction but slow his movement. If W is released, Galio will taunt any nearby enemy champion. The taunt’s range and duration depend on based on how long he remained in the defensive state.
E: Justice Punch
Galio hops back so he can wind up for an epic haymaker. After a short delay, he charges forward to the target and deals damage to enemies, knocking them up in the same process. His charge stops upon colliding with a champion or terrain.
R: Hero’s Entrance
Galio designates to an ally’s current position and makes it his landing spot. He then leaps high into the air then torpedoing to the place where his targeted allied hero was. As he lands, he deals magic damage to all enemies in the area and knocks them up. It also grants his ally Shield of Durand which reduces any damage intake.
Playing as Galio will allow you to make earth-shattering entrances, initiating team fights at its finest. The Galio update is a part of the 7.6 PBE cycle, so make sure to download the additional date to your PC or gaming laptop.