Classic Braum – Champion Preview
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Concussive Blows [ Passive ]
- Braum and his allies work together to stun a target. Braum’s basic attacks apply Concussive Blows. Once the first stack is applied, ally basic attacks also stack Concussive Blows. Upon reaching 4 stacks, the target is stunned for 1.25/1.5/1.75 seconds ( levels 1/7/13 ) and takes 70 – 240 magic damage. For the next 8 seconds, they cannot receive stacks but take 14 – 48 (+2 per level) bonus magic damage from Braum’s attacks.
Winter’s Bite [ Q ]
Cooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 || Mana Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
- Braum propels freezing ice from his shield dealing 80/125/170/215/260 ( 2.5% of Maximum Health ) magic damage to the first target hit and slowing them by 70%, decaying over the next 2 seconds. Applies a stack of Concussive Blows.
Stand Behind Me [ W ]
Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 || Mana Cost: 30/40/50/60/70
- Braum leaps to a target allied champion or minion. On arrival, Braum and the target gain 20/22.5/25/27.5/30 ( + 14/15.5/17/18.5/20% of bonus Armor and MR ) Armor and Magic Resist for 3 seconds
Unbreakable [ E ]
Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 || Mana Cost: 30/35/40/45/50
- Braum reduces incoming damage and blocks for allies behind him and raises his shield in a direction for 3/3.25/3.5/3.75/4 seconds, negating the damage of the next attack from this direction. Subsequent attacks deal 30/32.5/35/37.5/40% reduced damage. Braum intercepts projectiles, causing them to hit him and be destroyed. Braum gains 10% Movement Speed for the duration.
Glacial Fissure [ R ]
Cooldown: 140/120/100 || Mana Cost: 100
- Braum slams the ground, knocking up enemies nearby and in a line in front of him. A fissure is left along the line that slows enemies. Enemies hit take 150/250/350 (+0.6 AP) magic damage. The first champion hit is knocked up for 1.5 seconds, subsequent enemies are knocked up briefly. For the next 4 seconds enemies that enter the area are slowed by 60% for 1.5 seconds.
Braum’s Poro Interaction (Howling Abyss)
“‘Tell me a bedtime story, grandma.’
A bitter wind howls outside, whipping falling snow into devil whirls.
‘What kind? A tale of the Ice Witch, perhaps?’
The girl crawls into her arms. ‘Too scary. Tell me a story about Braum!’
‘Ah, Braum!’ The old woman smiles. ‘There are so many. My grandmother used to tell me of the time Braum protected our village from the great dragon! Or once – this was long ago – he raced down a river of lava! Or -’ She pauses; puts a finger to her lips. ‘Have I told you how Braum got his shield?’
The girl grins and hops under the covers. The hearth fire snaps, holding off the wind.
“Well. In the mountains above our village lived a man named Braum -”
‘I know that!’
‘He mostly kept to his farm, tending his sheep and goats, but he was the kindest man anyone had ever met, and he always had a smile on his face and a laugh on his lips.
‘Now, one day something terrible happened: a young troll boy � around your age – was climbing the mountain and happened on a vault, set into the mountainside, the entrance guarded by a huge stone door with a shard of True Ice at its center. When he opened the door, he couldn’t believe his eyes: the vault was filled with gold, jewels – every kind of treasure you could imagine!
‘What he didn’t know was that the vault was a trap. The Ice Witch had cursed it – and as the troll boy entered, the magical door CLANGED shut behind him and locked him inside! Try as he might, he couldn’t get out.
‘A passing shepherd heard his cries. Everyone rushed to help, but even the strongest warriors couldn’t open the door. The boy’s parents were beside themselves; his mother’s wails of grief echoed around the mountain. It seemed hopeless.
‘And then, to everyone’s surprise, they heard a distant laugh.’
‘I bet it was Braum!’
‘Aren’t you clever! Braum had heard their cries and came striding down the mountainside. The villagers told him of the troll boy and the curse. Braum smiled, nodded, turned to the vault, and faced the door. He pushed it. Pulled it. Punched it; kicked it; tried to rip it from its hinges. But the door wouldn’t budge.’
‘But he’s the strongest man ever!’
‘It was perplexing,’ her grandmother agrees. ‘For four days and nights, Braum sat on a boulder, trying to think of a solution. After all, a child’s life was at stake.
‘Then, as the sun rose on the fifth day, his eyes widened and a broad grin lit up his face. ‘If I can’t go through the door,’ he said, ‘then I’ll just have to go through -’
The girl thinks; her own eyes widen. ‘- the mountain!’
‘The mountain. Braum headed to the summit and began punching his way straight down, pummeling into the stone, fist after fist, rocks flying in his wake, until he had vanished deep into the mountain.
‘As the villagers held their breath, the rock around the door crumbled – and when the dust cleared, they saw Braum standing amidst the treasure, the weak but happy troll boy in his arms.
‘I knew he could do it!’
‘But before they could celebrate, everything began to rumble and shake: Braum’s tunnel had weakened the mountaintop, and now it was caving in! Thinking quickly, Braum grabbed the enchanted door and held it above him like a shield, protecting them as the mountaintop collapsed. When it was over, Braum was amazed: there wasn’t a single scratch on the door! Braum knew it was something very special.
‘And from that moment on, that magical shield never left Braum’s side.’
The girl is sitting upright, beaming with excitement. ‘Grandma, tell me another.’
‘Tomorrow.’ Her grandmother smiles; kisses her forehead; blows out the candle. ‘For you need to sleep, and there are many more stories to tell.”
Braum’s Champion Interactions
- “You remind me of Agatha. Best cow back home!”
- “Alistar, I have cow you should meet.”
- “Mother gave me bear as child too, Annie.”
- “After this we share a drink. You like goats milk?”
- “What’s your poison, Gragas? Mine’s milk.”
- “Tryndamere! This is fun, right?”
- “Are you having fun, my friend?”
- “Your hair… we do not see things like this in the Freljord.”
Braum’s Item Interactions
- “This has the smell of a faraway land. Perhaps I shall see it one day.” (Ancient Coin)
- “Ha-ha! Perfect!” (Boots of Mobility)
- “These shoes… they are too tight!” (Boots of Speed)
- “To friends I am snowfall, to enemies I am avalanche!” (Frozen Heart)
- “My shield will protect this shield.” (Randuin’s Omen)
- “A shield for my shield? I like it!” (Randuin’s Omen)
- “No sneaking up on Braum this time.” (Sightstone)
- “Sight is the key to victory… also stone.” (Sightstone)
- “Fire does the body good.” (Sunfire Cape)
- “I’ve always wanted an on-fire cloak.” (Sunfire Cape)
- “Ooh, now I need marshmallow.” (Sunfire Cape)
Braum’s Interactions When Blocking Ultimates
- “I’m having cold flashes.” - Ashe
- “Good Shot, you’ll get them next time.” - Caitlyn & Ezreal
- “Look, your axes bounce right off.” – Draven
- “Ah! A refreshing sea breeze.” - Nami
- “Heh, it is windy today.” - Riven
Champion Balance Changes
Drunken Rage [ W ]
- Cooldown decreased from 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds to 6 at all ranks
Explosive Cask [ R ]
- Range increased from 1050 to 1150
Martial Cadence [ Passive ]
- Damage increased from 6/8/10% of current HP as bonus physical damage to 10% at all levels
- Cooldown increased from 6 seconds at all ranks to 10/8/6 (levels 1/7/13)
Golden Aegis [ W ]
- Mana cost decreased from 45/50/55/60/65 to 30 at all ranks
Double Up [ Q ]
- Added a 0.35 AP Ratio on the initial hit and a 0.5 AP Ratio on the bounce hit. Rest of values are unchanged
Brutal Strikes [ W ]
- Mana cost reduced from 50/55/60/65/70 to 25 at all ranks
- Tooltip fix: Now states that Tryndamere gains Rage for hitting enemies
Sunfire Cape New VFX
Video up soon! (PBE went down)
- Tooltip Fix: Now correctly states it needs 30 stacks to transform, not 25
Zach “Nien” Malhas announced in an interview with OnGamers today that he is stepping down as a substite player for CLG.
CLG Roster Changes: Nien Steps Down
Today, CLG regrettably announces Zach “Nien” Malhas’ decision to step down from his role as the team’s starting top laner. In conversation with team management yesterday, Nien expressed that he is not satisfied with his own performance, feels he is holding the team back, and does not presently feel he is deserving of a starting position on the team. He also noted that the community’s intense criticism of his play and general attacks towards him had become increasingly taxing mentally, and damaging to his confidence as a player over time. On top of this, he has had some family matters arise which he feels the need to be able to dedicate more time and attention to. He will be leaving the house and returning home to focus on improving himself individually as a player and spending more time with his family.
For more insight into his decision, you can see Nien’s interview with Travis of onGamers here.
Nien has agreed to stay on the roster as a sub and is open to returning to the starting role in the future if the team cannot find a suitable replacement. CLG now begins its search for a new starter in preparations for the LCS NA Summer Split and World Championships. The team is looking for a career top laner to replace Nien, but has also discussed the possibility of moving Link to top lane and replacing him with a proven, exceptional mid lane talent.
To learn more about the team’s approach moving forward, check out Travis’ interview with the team captain, Peter “Doublelift” Peng, here at onGamers.
CLG would like to thank Nien for his time with the team as a starter. He has shown a remarkable attitude and desire to improve himself as a player. He has been fundamental in the team’s improvement over the Spring Split and CLG’s return to competitive prominence in North America. Most importantly he is a great friend. We respect his decision and will continue to support him moving forward. We hope to see him regain his confidence and return to LCS soon.
Not leaving League
to clear some things up – not quitting league staying toplane you will see me again
— Zach Malhas (@CLG_Nien) April 23, 2014