Riot has finally revealed its newest champion after Kai’Sa, the Daughter of the Void. This new champion is known as Pyke, a once-renowned harpooner from the slaughter docks of Bilgewater.
According to legends, he was abandoned by his crews to the leviathans of the deep. They said he drowned, or that he was eaten by the sea monsters, but that wasn’t true. He became the Bloodharbor Ripper which stalks the Slaughter Docks, hunting those who betrayed him one by one.
Let’s check out what Pyke can do in the Summoner’s Rift:
PASSIVE – Gift of the Drowned Ones
Pyke rapidly regenerates some of the health he lost every time he is unseen by enemies such as when he’s hiding in the bush. He also converts his bonus health into bonus attack damage.
Q – Bone Skewer
This skill executes two actions. When tapped, Pyke stabs all enemies in front of him, causing them to slow. And when hold, Pyke readies himself and then throw his harpoon, impaling the first enemy it struck and pulling them in a fixed distance towards him.
W – Ghostwater Dive
This ability causes Pyke to dive into spectral waters, entering camouflage and then gaining a significant increase to his movement speed which decays over a few seconds.
The camouflage will hide Pyke from view while enemies remain outside his immediate area. Attacking or casting spells will immediately end it.
E – Phantom Undertow
Pyke dashes forward and leaves behind a drown phantom. After a short delay, the phantom returns to Pyke, damaging and stunning enemies it passes through.
R – Death from Below
Death Below is Pyke’s ultimate skill. When executed, Pyke strikes in an X-shaped area, blinking to champions and then executing those below a certain flat amount of health. All enemies in that area that are not killed will take damage equal to this amount.
If a champion dies in the X-shaped area, the last ally to assist will gain full kill gold and kill credit. Pyke can also instantly use Death from Below again for a short period of time.
Pyke is part of the 8.11 PBE cycle which already rolled out in the game. Download this latest patch and update the League of Legends program on your gaming PC to try this new champion.