Riot Games, the creators of the critically acclaimed PC game League of Legends, have revealed their newest champion, Quinn. There is something notably different about this champion release however, and that is Quinn has a companion that she fights with at all times. Valor, Quinn's trusted accompaniment, fights along side Quinn and even has abilities that the player can take advantage of.
Quinn and Valor are best described in the following fashion:
"The most comprehensive duo to grace League of Legends yet, Quinn and Valor work in tandem to punish their opponents through agile and precise attacks."
NeeksNaman, an employee at Riot Games, revealed Quinn and Valor's abilities and skillset, which can be seen below. Take note that when activating Quinn's Ultimate, "Tag Team", a different set of abilities becomes active. You will see Quinn's regular abilities, and then the corresponding ability for when Tag Team is active.
- Harrier (Passive): Valor periodically marks enemies as Vulnerable. Quinn's first attack against Vulnerable targets will deal bonus physical damage.
- (Q): Blinding Assault: Quinn sends Valor forth in a straight line skillshot. Valor stops at the first enemy struck, damaging and briefly blinding all nearby enemies.
Tag Team: Valor damages and blinds all nearby enemies.
- (W): Heightened Senses:
(Passive): Attacking a Vulnerable target will increase Quinn’s Attack Speed for a few seconds.
(Active): Valor rushes to the skies, revealing a large area around Quinn, including all brush and non-stealthed units.
(Passive): Valor gains a large amount of Attack Speed permanently.
(Active): Valor reveals a large area around him, including brush and non-stealthed
- (E): Vault: Quinn dashes to an enemy, dealing damage and slowing them briefly. She then kicks back off her target, landing near her maximum attack range.
Tag Team: Valor dashes to an enemy, damaging and slowing them for a brief time.
- (R): Tag Team:
First Cast: Quinn leaps away from the battlefield and allows Valor to take her place briefly. Valor functions as a mobile melee attacker and gains a huge Movement Speed bonus when out of combat. This bonus is decreased gradually to a smaller value when in combat.
Second Cast (Skystrike): Valor flies from the battlefield, allowing Quinn to return in a hail of bolts that damage all nearby enemies. Damage is increased based on how much health targets are missing. If Tag Team is not cast a second time, Skystrike is cast automatically once Tag Team ends.
As one can see, Quinn has quite a complex set of abilities, but should prove highly powerful in the right hands. NeeksNaman also included Quinn and Valor's lore in his forum post.
"Quinn and Valor are an elite ranger team. With crossbow and claw, they undertake their nation's most dangerous missions deep within enemy territory, from swift reconnaissance to lethal strikes. The pair’s unbreakable bond is deadly on the battlefield, leaving opponents blind and riddled with arrows long before they realize who they're fighting: not one, but two Demacian legends.
As a young girl, Quinn shared a hunger for adventure with her twin brother. They dreamed of becoming knights, but lived a quiet, humble life in the rural borderlands of Demacia. Together they imagined triumphant battles in faraway lands, seizing glory for their king and slaying foes in the name of Demacian justice. When daydreams alone could no longer satisfy their warriors’ souls, they embarked on daring wilderness adventures in search of true danger. One such quest turned to tragedy when a terrible accident claimed her brother's life. Overcome with grief, Quinn abandoned her dreams of knighthood.
On the anniversary of her loss, Quinn gathered the courage to return to the scene of the tragedy. To her surprise, she found a wounded Demacian eagle at the site of her brother’s death – a rare and beautiful bird long believed extinct. Quinn nursed the fledgling back to health, and as they grew up together, a deep bond formed between the two. She saw the same quality in her newfound friend that had lived within her brother, and so she gave him the name "Valor." The pair found strength in each other, and together they pursued the dream she had once abandoned.
The Demacian army had never seen heroes like Quinn and Valor. Their deadly skills quickly set them apart from their rank-and-file peers, but many still had their doubts. How could a common-born girl, even with such a powerful creature at her side, forego years of military training? Quinn and Valor proved themselves on one critical mission, tracking down a Noxian assassin who had evaded an entire Demacian battalion. When they brought him to justice, they finally earned the admiration and respect of their nation. The two now serve as living, fighting icons of Demacian strength and perseverance. Together, Quinn and Valor will stand against any threat to their beloved home.
"Most soldiers only rely on their weapons. Few truly rely on each other." - Quinn"
Expect Quinn and Valor to hit PBE shortly, and then to be released on the live servers a few weeks afterwards.