League of Legends introduces a new female character called ‘Camille, the Steel Shadow.’ Developer Riot Games explains that Camille is ideally played in a solo lane and that she is “great at split-pushing,” though she isn’t ideal for initiating teamfights.
Camille is the sixth and final new champion to be added to the game this year. Her introduction follows the addition of other new characters such as Taliyah, the Stoneweaver and Aurelion Sol, the Star Forger.
League of Legends New Character – Camille
Described as an “elite operative,” Camille’s body is a “hextech-powered death machine” and she is “calm, relentless and terribly precise” when tracking her enemies. Her abilities include:
- (Passive) Adaptive Defenses – Basic attacks against enemies give Camille a shield. The shield is based on the enemy’s primary damage type and its strength increases based on Camille’s maximum HP.
- (Q) Precision Protocol – With her Q, Camille’s next basic attack deals bonus physical damage against her enemy and gives her a “short burst” of increased movement speed. Moreover, for a “brief period” after it’s cast, players can recast the ability for an extra strike. “If she waits for a short period of time, the ability’s second attack will deal extra bonus damage and is partially converted to true damage.”
- (W) Tactical Sweep – Camille’s W sees the new League of Legends champion gather energy before blasting it forward in a cone that deals physical damage. This cone of damage also greatly slows those caught in the outer half and they take additional damage based on their max HP, “healing Camille in the process.”
- (E) Hookshot/Wall Dive – With the first cast of her E, Camille “fires a hookshot in a target direction,” if she hits a wall she will pull herself towards it and “she’ll then have a brief window to cast Wall Dive.” Wall Dive is the second cast of E in which “Camille dashes in a target direction, stopping at the first champion hit and stunning all enemies in an area. If Camille dashes towards a champion, the range is increased and she gains bonus attack speed.”
- (R) Hextech Ultimatum – And finally, for Camille’s ultimate ability, the new character leaps onto an enemy, “imprisoning them in a zone and knocking away their allies.” The zone deactivates after a certain amount of time (or if Camille leaves it before that time is up) but while it’s active, the targeted opponent can’t leave the zone “by any means” and Camille’s basic attacks deal additional magic damage too.
Riot Games notes that “Camille is noticeably less effective in the hands of an unpracticed player” and that those who do play her have to be “creative” when it comes to teamfights, particularly in firing a Hookshot at the right moment (it’s best fired from an “unexpected angle.”) AOE champions are also described as “tough” opponents for Camille.
Camille’s abilities allow her to “set up kills for bursty allies who want to drop huge spells (like Veigar’s Primordial Burst or Xerath’s Rite of the Arcane) into Hextech Ultimatum’s arena,” says Riot. The new character can also use Hookshot, then “Sweep her opponent off their feet, then deliver a very painful tango lesson while her team moves in to drop the curtain.”
Additionally, the League of Legends developer has revealed Camille’s launch skin. Called Program Camille (pictured above), the skin costs 1350 RP.
Camille is currently available on the League of Legends PBE (Public Beta Environment). The Camille release date (for all players) has not yet been revealed.