How to Play Smolder in League of Legends: Abilities, Builds

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How to Play Smolder in League of Legends: Abilities, Builds

Smolder is the newest League of Legends champion, and here's how to play as the new fire breathing dragon in the worlds' most marketable esports title.


Riot is on a streak with launching new champions lately, especially after the launch of probably the most complex champion ever during December last year. After Hwei, Smolder is a tiny fire breathing dragon, whos still taking his baby steps, yet is a very potent and lethal addition to League's ever growing roster of champions.

With the Lunar New Year celebrations going on, there is speculation that Riot will ship a Heavenly skin for the upcoming champion, who is also going to be an integral part of the Lunar New year event update.

Smolder is a young dragon who has just taken his baby steps, players shouldnt expect to fly all across the map with him, but merely glide around a bit. Smolder's ultimate allows him to call his mother to send out a massive blast of fire from the sky, which covers a large area and dealing significant amount of damage to whoever is inside the circle.

Smolder Abilities

Passive: Dragon Practice – When Smolder hits champions with abilities and kills them with Super Scorched breath, he's granted a stack of Dragon Practice. Stacking it increases his basic ability damage.

25: Damages all enemies surrounding the target.

125: Sends explosions behind the target that deal 75% of this spell’s damage.

225: Burns the arget dealing max health true damage over 3 seconds. Enemy champions that drop below a total health threshold while burning are killed instantly.

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5. Dragon Practice stacks collected:

 

25 STACKS: The fireball explodes upon collision to deal the same physical damage to nearby enemies.

125 STACKS: The fireball sends forth 2 (+ 1% 52 Dragon

Practice stacks) bolts of fire in an arc upon collision that explode when reaching maximum range, dealing physical damage equal to 75% of Super Scorcher Breath's damage to enemies hit.

PHYSICAL DAMAGE:

11.25 / 18.75 / 26.25 / 33.75 /

41.25 (+ 75% AD) (+ 11.25% AP)

MAXIMUM PHYSICAL DAMAGE: »

14.625 / 24.375 / 34.125 /

43.875 / 53.625 + 97.5% AD (+

14.625% AP)

225 STACKS: Enemies hit are set on fire for 3 seconds, dealing @ true damage equal to 6.5% of their maximum health over the duration, capped at 300 against monsters. Enemy champions that fall below 2% (+ 1% every 40 (2 Dragon Practice stacks) of their maximum health while burning are & executed.

Super Scorcher Breath deals 110% damage against & minions and if monsters.

Q: Scorcher Breath – Smolder belches flame at his enemies. This ability evolves as it's stacked:Q

W: Achooo! – Smolder lets out a fiery sneeze, damaging and slowing enemies hit. Hitting champions causes an additional explosion.

E: Flap, Flap, Flap – Smolder takes flight, gaining Move Speed and ignoring terrain for 1.25 seconds. While flying, Smolder attacks the lowest health enemy.

R: MMOOOMMMM! – Smolder’s mom breathes fire from above, dealing extra damage and slowing enemies in the center of her fire. Smolder’s mom also heals her if you fall in her line of sight, and if the flames hit you.

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 Scorcher Breath becomes empowered with new effects based on the number of

5. Dragon Practice stacks collected:

25 STACKS: The fireball explodes upon collision to deal the same physical damage to nearby enemies.

125 STACKS: The fireball sends forth 2 (+ 1% 52 Dragon

Practice stacks) bolts of fire in an arc upon collision that explode when reaching maximum range, dealing physical damage equal to 75% of Super Scorcher Breath's damage to enemies hit.

PHYSICAL DAMAGE:

11.25 / 18.75 / 26.25 / 33.75 /

41.25 (+ 75% AD) (+ 11.25% AP)

MAXIMUM PHYSICAL DAMAGE: »

14.625 / 24.375 / 34.125 /

43.875 / 53.625 + 97.5% AD (+

14.625% AP)

225 STACKS: Enemies hit are set on fire for 3 seconds, dealing @ true damage equal to 6.5% of their maximum health over the duration, capped at 300 against monsters. Enemy champions that fall below 2% (+ 1% every 40 (2 Dragon Practice stacks) of their maximum health while burning are & executed.

Super Scorcher Breath deals 110% damage against & minions and if monsters.

Smolder League of Legends Release Date

Riot is going to launch Smolder on PBE servers across all regions for fans who wish to try the new champion can play him starting from January 9.
Smolder is expected to launch with League's Patch 14.2 which is slated for a January 24 release.

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