Even though Zeri just released in League of Legends Patch 12.2, Riot Games has already revealed their next champion, Renata Glasc. The Enchanter Support champion will be heading into both League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics in patch 12.4. Here is a breakdown of who she is and what she does.
In the League of Legends Season 2022 live stream, Renata Glasc was the “boss-type” support they teased as League’s first evil enchanter support. At that time, the champion’s name was not revealed. However, a couple of weeks later, a leak showcasing new skins coming in the future surfaced that showed that the new champion would be named “Renata” and would be releasing alongside the Anima Squad skin line in Patch 12.5. Although the leak seemed to nail the name of the new champion, there are some discrepancies. For example, she is not releasing in patch 12.5 but instead in 12.4. Also her release skin is not Anima Squad.
Renata Glasc’s abilities in League of Legends are all themed around her businesswomen persona.
Passive – Leverage
Renata Glasc’s basic attacks mark her enemies and deal bonus damage. Damage from Renata’s allies consumes the mark, dealing additional damage.
Q – Handshake
Renata Glasc sends out a missile from her robotic arm that roots the first enemy hit. She can reactivate the ability to throw the enemy in a target direction, damaging enemies hit and stunning them if the thrown target is a champion.
W – Bailout
Renata Glasc grants an allied champion or herself ramping Attack Speed and Move Speed toward enemies. If the ally gets a takedown on an enemy champion, the buff duration resets. If the ally would die while Bailout is still active, their health is set back to full but they begin burning to death over three seconds. The ally can stop the burn by getting a champion takedown before they die.
E – Loyalty Program
Renata Glasc sends out Chemtech rockets that shield allies and damage and slow enemies they pass through. The rockets also apply their effects around her on cast and in an explosion at max range.
R – Hostile Takeover
Renata 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 prioritize attacking their own allies, then neutral units, then Renata Glasc’s team, then Renata Glasc herself.
Appearance in TFT
In TFT, Renata Glasc is a four-cost Chemtech Scholar who is replacing Janna in the four-cost Scholar spot. Although Janna was more of a true support type, Renata Glasc’s function is primarily damage. Also, her TFT ability is not a direct copy of any of her League of Legends abilities. In TFT her spell is called “Toxic Wave.” What this does is it allow Renata to unleash an area of effect wave towards the largest group of nearby enemies, poisoning all enemies in its path for 15 seconds. While poisoned, enemies suffer reduced attack speed and take a set amount of magic damage per second for the duration. The damage can stack with multiple casts.
This seems similar to her ultimate ability in League of Legends but the exact opposite. Her League ultimate increases Attack Speed, this one decreases. Also, this one has nothing to do with making enemies attack each other.
However, she is a pseudo-carry as her spell is a debuff but also functions like an area of effect Malzahar, who is a three-cost arcanist in Set 6.5.
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