I’ve heard rumblings of a new champion over the last few days, an item called Bonetooth Necklace recently appeared on the PBE and referenced a champion named Rengar. Now we know that Riot sometimes throws red herrings out, so I wanted to make sure we knew exactly what we were looking at before we put something together for you all. Well, here he is, Rengar the Pridestalker.
Rengar is a top lane brawler with 1 part Warwick and 1 part Darius. The awesome people at Reddit’s /r/leagueoflegends subreddit dug up his entire skillset, so here are all of his abilities:
Passive: Unseen Predator
While in brush or stealth Rengar will leap at the target when using his basic attack.
Rengar builds 1 point of Ferocity with each ability he uses on enemies. When reaching 5 points of Ferocity, Rengar’s next ability becomes empowered, granting it a bonus effect.
- Q: Savagery
Rengar’s next basic attack deals bonus damage and grants him increased attack speed.
Ferocity Bonus: Rengar deals enhanced damage and doubles his Attack Speed bonus.
- W: Battle Roar
Rengar lets out a battle roar, damaging enemies and gaining bonus armor and Magic Resist for a short duration.
Ferocity Bonus: Rengar heals for a large amount.
- E: Bola Strike
Rengar throws a bola at his target, slowing them for a short duration.
Ferocity Bonus: Roots the target for 1 second.
- R: Thrill of the Hunt
Rengar activates his predatory instincts, stealthing and revealing all enemy Campions in a large radius around him. He gains Movement Speed and rapidly generates Ferocity while stealthed.
Rengar seems to be a nod to Alien vs Predator, as he is a trophy collecting hunter whose motivation for joining the League is to get his hands on the one prey to ever escape him, Cho’Gath. While the story itself seems kind of interesting and he has some unique dialogue with Cho’gath, his lore is noticeably weaker than some of the newer champions or the reworked lore of characters like Fiora.
Are you excited to play this Lion-like champion? Will he be the bane of your top lane? It’s hard to say right now, but as soon as we get a chance to play him, we will let you know!