The designer behind the new champion, Ornn, has graced us with some early information about the champion’s new and bizarre passive.
The ability, Living Forge & Master Craftsman, lets Ornn buy things from anywhere on the map and upgrade his allies’ bought items.
They have increased stats from the base version of the item. Support items cost 500g, others cost 1000g to upgrade.— Blake Smith (@Squad5lol) August 7, 2017
There are currently only eight items that can be upgraded. The items are Infinity Edge, Trinity Force, Abyssmal Mask, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Black Cleaver, Sunfire Cape, Redemption and Locket of Iron Solari. Each player can only buy one upgrade. If you want another upgraded item, you’ll have to sell the first one you got.
Each item upgrade just costs an additional amount of gold in exchange for the boosted stats, though we don’t know what the stat boosts added to the items are.
We still don’t know exactly how he upgrades the items and the logistics behind it, but we can expect all this information to be explained once he gets added to the Public Beta Environment on Tuesday.