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League of Legends: New Map and More in Latest Update

The latest major update to League of Legends is here and it includes a new champion, map, matchmaking queue and plenty more. All of this is packaged together with the Freljord theme that is already a part of the LoL universe. Changes to Sejuani, a new ice wielding mage champion, the icy tundra of the new map and more are part of patch 3.6.

The latest champion to join the ranks on the Fields of Justice is Lissandra, the Ice Witch. Lissandra is designed as a mage with high sustain damage, great mobility and powerful crowd control effects. She relies on slowing and stunning her opponents while repeatedly chipping away their health with shards of ice to be successful. There is also a skin option available for Lissandra – Bloodstone Lissandra. Along with this new champion and skin, there are 3 new skins available – Ice Drake Shyvana, Blackfrost Anivia and Runeguard Volibear.

In addition to the new champion and skins, the major part of this patch is the introduction of the Howling Abyss, which is essentially an updated version of the Proving Grounds with a new icy aesthetic, new shopkeepers, a couple new items and plenty of other bells and whistles. The primary reason for the new map was to give players a better experience in the ARAM (All Random All Mid) format that was created by players long ago. Before, players were forced to create custom games to play this set of rules, but alongside the new map, Riot Games has created a matchmaking queue just for aram, which should help reduce the number of people dodging queues and make the waiting period for getting into an ARAM match that much shorter.

The latest champion to join the ranks on the Fields of Justice is Lissandra, the Ice Witch. Lissandra is designed as a mage with high sustain damage, great mobility and powerful crowd control effects. She relies on slowing and stunning her opponents while repeatedly chipping away their health with shards of ice to be successful. There is also a skin option available for Lissandra – Bloodstone Lissandra. Along with this new champion and skin, there are 3 new skins available – Ice Drake Shyvana, Blackfrost Anivia and Runeguard Volibear.