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Renata Glasc: League’s 159th champion, skills, story and more

Riot Games had just revealed a brand new champion for League of Legends, Renata Glasc.

Glasc is named the 159th champion of the game and was announced on the League of Legends’ official Twitter account on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The announcement came just less than a month after Riot had revealed one of League’s recent champions release named Zeri, the Spark of Zaun.

Glasc is set to be available on the popular free-to-play team-based online battle arena video game in Patch 12.4 on February 16. Details suggest that Glasc is a support-type champion having the moniker of “the Chem Baroness”.

Prior to the announcement of her release date, Riot teased fans and promoted Glasc’s arrival in League through a secret website called “Glasc Industries”.

A little peek into Renata Glasc’s backstory

Glasc is a wealthy business mogul according to the development team and a descendant from a family of resourceful and altruistic Zaunits alchemists. Glasc’s lore and the latest released characters will help in expanding the Piltover and Zaun storyline within the location of Riot’s fan-favorite animated series, Arcane.

Riot recently had released a page dedicated to Glasc to entice more curiosity from fans.

“From humble origins in the Sump of Zaun, Glasc Industries founder Renata Glasc was inspired by her family’s alchemical practice to improve life across Zaun and Piltover alike. For the last 30 years, her visionary work has touched civil development, tech, and philanthropy, collaborating with both citizens and chem barons to keep the streets safe,” it reads.

“Currently, she heads Glasc Industries in its next objective: redefining beauty through state-of-the-art technology. To those who seek a greater future, Renata Glasc embraces all.”

Renata Glasc’s abilities and skills

Riot’s has provided further details about Glasc’s abilities as shown below:

Passive – Leverage: Glasc’s basic attacks mark her enemies and deal additional bonus damage. Damage from Glasc’s allies consumes the mark, adding additional damage.

Q – Handshake: Glasc’s sends out a missile from her robotic arm that roots on the first enemy hit. Glasc can reactivate the ability to throw the enemy to a target direction, damaging enemies hit and stunning them if the target thrown is a champion.

W – Bailout: Glasc grants an allied champion or herself a ramping Attack Speed and Move Speed charging toward enemies. If the ally would die while Bailout is still active, their health is set back to full but will begin to receive burning to death over three seconds. The ally can stop the burn applied by having a champion takedown before they die.

E – Loyalty Program: Glasc sends out chemtech rockets shielding allies and damage, and will slow down enemies if they pass through. The rockets launched will also apply effects around her once cast and in an explosion at max range.

R – Hostile Takeover: Glasc sends out a cloud of chemicals that causes enemies to go Berserk, increasing their Attack Speed and forcing them to basic attack anything around them. Berserk enemies will prioritize attacking their own allies, then followed by natural units, Glasc’s team, and then Glasc herself.