The “chain champion” we’ve been waiting for as finally been revealed via League of Legends social media channels and he ... steals enemy ultimates for his own use. Oh, boy.
This isn’t too surprising, as the teaser images that were shown last week depicted the champion chaining up Demacian favorites and then using what seemed to be their ultimates, while his prisoners watched in horror. Judging by his crowd control and gap closers, we’re guessing he’s a jungler.
Riot noted on Sylas’ reveal page that “you can seize multiple ultimates in quick succession,” which means he’s definitely going to turn your broken picks against you if you’re not careful. Don’t be too worried, though. When he steals your ultimate, you will still be able to use it, so he’s not genuinely taking it away from you.
Sylas will be moving on to the Public Beta Environment soon for testing and should release with patch 9.2.
Passive: Petricite Burst
After casting a spell, Sylas’ next basic attack whirls his chains around him, damaging nearby enemies.
Q: Chain Lash
Sylas lashes out with his chains, damaging and slightly slowing enemies. After a brief delay, the intersection of the chains detonates, applying an increased slow and damaging enemies again.
Sylas lunges at a target with a powerful strike, damaging them and healing himself. If the enemy is at low health, the damage is increased; if Sylas is at low health, the heal is increased.
E: Abscond / Abduct
Sylas dashes a short distance and shields himself.
For a short time, he can recast the ability to whip out his chains, stunning, damaging, and pulling himself to the first enemy hit.
Sylas hijacks an enemy’s ultimate for his own use.
Enemies can still use their ultimates if Sylas takes them. Sylas can take an enemy’s ultimate whenever Hijack is off cooldown, but can’t hijack the same enemy for a while after.