League of Legends newest hero is Braum – melee support/late game tank

League Of Legends Braum Art 1

The incredibly popular MOBA, League of Legends, has announced the latest, and first ‘true tank support’ champion.

The newest character to join the ranks of the other Champions in League of Legends (LoL) is Braum, the Heart of the Freljord. Described as a melee support that will ‘transition into a late game tank’, Braum is anything but feeble.

Braums abilities include “Stand By Me”, which sees him tend to the aid of a nearby ally, by positioning himself in-between his target and their nearest enemy. This awards Braum and his target ally bonus armour and magic resist based on his own armour and magic resist. Another of his abilities is “Glacial Field”. When this is used Braum slams his shield to the ground, which sends out a long-range skillshot that knocks up and damages all enemies caught, then leaving a strong slow field behind.

League of Legends Braum Screenshots 1Riot Games has stated that “as with all champions, we designed Braum to fill a specific gap in the League of Legends champion pool. Specifically, he’s the first true tank support that we’ve created, a champion who takes the hits for their team. He defends throughout the game, first by protecting his marksman during laning, then by protecting his entire team and tanking during late game. While other supports focus on buffing, heals or disruption, Braum fills a unique role between the two teams, taking the brunt of the damage for his team and letting his damage dealers do their thing.”

You can check out the full info about Braum over on the League of Legends website.

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