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League Of Legends' Newest Jungler Does Things Differently

Riot keeps on pumping out those new Champions for League Of Legends, but the latest to head to the game looks like a very interesting addition indeed. Ivern, the Green Father, is a new Jungler, and actually has a very unique way of clearing the jungle. Rather than kill the monsters of the jungle, Ivern's love of nature's creature means he doesn't actually attack them. Instead he spawns a circular field around jungle mobs that, after a moment of charging, can be clicked again to release the jungle mobs into the ether, leaving behind gold, experience and - when necessary - blue and red buffs. This field can be smited, too, to immediately relinquish the jungle mobs. It's an interesting idea since the monsters aren't defeat through the using attack > kite > smite pattern, and means that - as a jungler - Ivern's health pool is smaller than most. He's more of an assistive jungler, then, but this health pool is made up for a Tibbers-style ultimate, Daisy, who can be summoned to body block attacks and knock-up any enemies that might look to defeat the weak plant-god. He's got an interesting set of abilities, as well, and looks to be a fun addition to the ever-expanding roster of League Of Legends characters. Take a look at his abilities below, or the Riot Games Champion Spotlight video below that.

Ivern, the Green Father - Abilties

  • Friend Of The Forest (Passive)
    • This is Ivern's main feature, allowing him to right-click on any non-epic jungle monster to enshroud them, at which point they are encircled. This charges and, once completely charged, can be right-clicked again to cause the creatures to disappear and leave behind gold and experience.
    • This can be smited to immediately cause the camp of monsters to disappear, while right-clicking a camp that is already missing its biggest monster will similarly cause the creatures to immediately be destroyed.
    • As Ivern levels up, blue and red buff copies will be dropped allowing both Ivern and his ally to pick up the buff.
  • Rootcaller (Q)
    • This is a skillshot that strikes an enemy, deals damage and roots the enemy in place.
    • Basic attacking a rooted enemy will allow Ivern and any close allies to charge into basic attack range.
    • Additionally, casting Rootcaller onto a field caused by Friend Of The Forest allows Ivern to jump over jungle walls - at a distance, says Riot, that is really quite vast.
      • This makes for some interesting planning opportunities, and could give Ivern players a lot to learn about timing and when to utilise different fields.
  • Brushmaker (W)
    • Interestingly, this ability allows Ivern to create small patches of brush or - when placed close to one another - can be used to create one large thicket of brush.
    • Brushmaker also has a passive that adds extra magic damage to Ivern's basic attacks when he is standing in the brush.
    • The range on this is quite long, meaning it is intended to be used as a way of playing mind games on the opposition, tricking players into believing Ivern is located somewhere he is not.
    • It can also, more obviously, be used to make targeting allies impossible, and can be combined with the likes of Rengar to empower certain attacks.
  • Triggerseed (E)
    • Ivern's third ability allows him to place a shield on himself or an ally that will charge over a short period, then exploding to deal damage to nearby enemies as well as slowing them for a short period.
  • Daisy (R)
    • This ultimate summons a stone golem called Daisy that can be controlled separately and used to attack enemies.
    • Three consecutive attacks by Daisy causes a row of rocks to burst out of the ground, knocking up and dealing damage to any enemies within a line.
    • Since Ivern is more of a supporting jungler, Daisy acts as a sort of insurance for the character should he be caught out alone without any back-up. The combination of knock-up, body-blocking and additional damage - alongside Ivern's shield from his E - means Daisy can help Ivern survive in an attack that might otherwise not go in his favour.

League Of Legends - Ivern, Champion Spotlight