A desert nomad with the power to weave stone left her tribe to seek her future. Now that the lost emperor of Shurima has returned, her path is uncertain. Across the sands, a heavily armored, enigmatic creature rolls by, a legend regarded with awe and respect by all who see him.
As a mercenary, Sivir’s exploits are legendary. As a treasure hunter, unparalleled. With an ancient myth come to life, she now faces the ultimate challenge. Meanwhile, Skarner, the sole hope of his race, must find the life stones stolen from his fellow Brackern before it’s too late, and a cursed, lonely soul, Amumu, roams the desert in search of his one great desire – a friend.
When was the last time we released a traditional mage? Aurelion Sol feels untraditional because of his orbiting stars, Ekko is more of a Diver or Skirmisher, and Azir has Marksman-like qualities. Vel'Koz is totally an artillery mage, but many players took him bot lane to play Support. You've got to go all the way back to Lissandra to find a champ that really fits the "traditional mage" label, and she was released in April, 2013. Then it hit us—what about an earth mage?
It is the dawn of a new era. The lost city of Shurima has arisen, along with the ancient Emperor Azir, now a powerful Ascended being. Nevertheless, there is a growing shadow within the desert lands, for it is said that Xerath, the orchestrator of ancient Shurima’s fall, has also returned. None can predict what the reappearance of these ancient beings heralds, yet one thing seems certain: the future of Shurima hangs in balance.