Riot Games revealed the latest League of Legends champion on Friday. Yuumi, LoL’s newest support, is a magical cat that attaches to its allies to heal and shield them, as well as improve their offensive capabilities.
Yuumi’s kit is a nice mix of defensive and attack spells. Her Passive and her E provide lane sustain, while her Q and R are all about crowd control in the form of slows and roots.
Yuumi’s most unique skill is her W, which allows her to attach to an ally, upon which all her spells directly benefit said ally, instead of her, and she gains damage immunity from all sources except tower damage.
The kit will make for a very dynamic, jump-in-jump-out playstyle. Yuumi cannot protect allies unless she attaches to them, and can’t sustain herself while she is attached. A good Yuumi player will know when to hop on an ally’s back and when to be by themselves.
Passive – Bop ‘n’ Block
Every so often, Yuumi’s next attack against an opponent restores mana and grants her a shield. If Yuumi is Attached, the shield protects her ally. The shield protects Yuumi or her ally until it’s broken.
Q – Prowling Projectile
Yuumi fires a missile that deals magic damage to the first enemy hit. If the missile is in flight long enough, it deals bonus damage and slows enemies.
While Attached, Yuumi fires a missile from her ally’s position and can direct the missile’s flight path with her mouse.
W – You and Me!
Passive: While Attached, Yuumi and her ally gain a percent of each other’s AD or AP converted to Adaptive Force.
Active: Yuumi starts with a point in her W. She dashes to an ally champion and attaches to them. While Attached, she follows her partner’s movement and is untargetable by everything except tower damage. Yuumi’s abilities fire from her ally’s location, and she can’t attack enemies. She can Unattach after a cooldown or Attach to another teammate with no cooldown.
E – Zoomies
Yuumi heals and gains a burst of movement speed. If Attached, her ally is targeted by the spell instead. This spell has two charges.
R – Final Chapter
Yuumi opens Book, launching waves of magic damage that root enemies after multiple hits. While using her ult, Yuumi can move, attach to ally champions, and heal.