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League of Legends: new champion Braum announced, first details released

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 09:55 GMT By Dave Cook

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced its latest playable champion Braum, the Heart of the Freljord. The studio has discussed Braum’s abilities in a new update.

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In a new blog post, Riot Games wrote, “The frozen peaks of the Freljord have for centuries punished the weak. But as these feared glacial lands host the graves of the frail, for the mighty, the land is a cradle, a place that elevates mere strongmen into true champions. Braum’s story started here, and as his strength and fortitude grew, so too did his legend.

“Today, his feats inspire all from the poorest of peasants to the fiercest of raiders. And as he prepares to bear his shield into battle once again, he goes knowing he carries the hopes and adoration of the Freljord’s people with him.”

He also has a wicked moustache.

Braum’s melee move set includes the passive skill Concussive Blows, which sees the brawler and his allies stacking attacks until an enemy is stunned. There’s also Winter’s Bite, which sends a trail of ice shooting towards enemies, applying a stack of Concussive Blows to anyone unlucky enough to get in the way.

There’s plenty more gameplay details and strong pairing options over on the blog post. We’ll leave you with a cluster of gameplay images showing Braum in action.

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Again… that moustache.

Via Polygon.

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