Riot Unveils New Champion: Pyke, The Bloodharbor Ripper
Posted 19th May 2018 By: Derpina    411 Views
Esports News – Many will think that it was long overdue but Riot Games has finally announced the newest addition to League of Legends’ list of champions: Pyke, The Bloodharbor Ripper. Get ready to cross names off his death list and start counting down for the next patch update.
“Let the water drag you under. There’s plenty of room for everyone at the bottom of the sea.”
On a teaser Youtube video posted by Riot Games for LoL Patch 8.11, it seems like Pyke will be one of the aggressive support champions that we might soon see in LoL tournaments. Deep down a dark past reveal, Pyke was murdered by a ship crew he believed betrayed him. As a result, his character was driven by the thirst for revenge. He now stays in the Slaughter Docks as an undead to cross names off his death list.
As Pyke, you’ll be getting inside the head of a serial murderer. You’ll can basically kill, cripple, and torture all enemy champions coming your way. Pyke loves to kill so you need to quench his thirst all throughout the game and help him finish the homicides. Injuring opponents by trading and poking while dragging the victim underwater is one of the best techniques to maximize Pyke’s abilities. Before killing, capturing and stabbing the targets need to be done to hit them close to home. Not finishing a kill can cost Pyke a portion of his life since his mobility affects his viability. Therefore, as Pyke, be sure to always get the job done.
When Pyke is hidden from enemies, he can swiftly use the Gifts of the Drowned Ones and regenerate some of the health lost to enemy champions—like some sort of self-healing. On top of that, he can also convert his bonus health into bonus attack damage when necessary.
Weapons and functions
Following Pyke’s lore and aquatic theme, he uses harpoons, blades, and fishing rods as weapons to execute the following:
Ghostwater Dive – Pyke’s ability to dive into the water while in camouflage. Underwater, he gains a large movement increase for a few seconds. Champions who attack or cast spells at him can immediately end the camouflage.
Bone Skewer – Pyke’s ability and probably willingness to butcher multiple enemies at a point-blank range. He can stab and impale all enemies near him by throwing his harpoon.
Phantom Undertow – Pyke’s ability to leave opponents paralyzed with fear to help his team rush into the enemy’s’ lair. He leaves a drowned phantom behind to make the scare tactic effective.
Death from Below – The deadliest of Pyke’s abilities. He can blink to champions kill enemies in an X-shaped area. All the champions killed by Death from Below will lose their full kill gold to Pyke and his last ally.