A new passive for the League of Legends champion Lissandra will be released in the near future. The passive, which is called Iceborn Subjugation, is expected to be released in the future. The passive would be playable on the PBE and then released in a future edition of the game, although there is no timeframe for when the update would be made public. The new passive could make an impact in future esports matches, particularly for those who use Lissandra as a main or heavy.
While prior passives for Lissandra have focused on adding damage to impaired targets or for working for mana, the new passive would entail dead champions near Lissandra becoming statues. The move would produce some added damages towards other enemies. The move may help with supporting the crowd control that Lissandra is already known for producing.
How the Passive Works
The Iceborn Subjugation passive entails a few steps:Advertisement
- An enemy champion who dies near Lissandra will become a Frozen Thrall, which is essentially a statue.
- The Frozen Thrall will look for any living enemy champions.
- The enemies targeted by the Frozen Thrall will be slowed down by 25 percent. The enemies are slowed down for four seconds.
- After that four-second period ends, the Frozen Thrall will shatter and produce 120 points of magic damage.
The passive would start out slowly, but the Thralls will become faster as they move along. Details on how long the Thrall can last for are unclear.
Also, minions may also be targeted. But the Thralls will focus mainly on targeting the enemy champions first. The point may be useful if Lissandra kills a champion but there are no other enemies around her.
There is also a chance that the passive may include advanced capabilities based on her skill level. Riot Games has not listed any further specifics on any other possible changes that might come about based on the passive move.
Works With Other Functions
The new passive will work with other functions that Lissandra can already handle. These include the Iceborn innate power that allows her next ability to cost no mana in some cases. Whether or not her new passive would require the use of any mana is unclear, although the Iceborn power would make it so she could utilize that passive with the possibility of not producing any problems.
Ring of Frost and Glacial Path actives will still be key parts of what Lissandra has to offer when competing with others in a field.
It is uncertain as to when her new passive would be released. Riot Games has been developing this passive since March when the team announced that a new theme would be produced with the intention of creating a new passive that works better with her theme and to be more supportive.
The new change to Lissandra would mark the first change to her since V8.9 was released in May. Those changes included an increase in her base mana and a reduction in her rate of mana growth.