New Champions Coming in Wild Rift Patch 5.0

Shoaib Akter Himel
By Shoaib Akter Himel
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Syndra and Talon are joining the Wild Rift roster with Patch 5.0

With a new year’s arrival, the time has come for the next season of Wild Rift to be deployed as well. Just like League of Legends, Wild Rift has been massively successful in the mobile gaming platform. Since 2020, the game has been developing slowly and is now almost at its completion.

So far, we have 109 champions in Wild Rift. League of Legends has 166 champions as of the time this article was written. Wild Rift is slowly getting there. It takes a while for developers to translate the champion mechanics for smaller screen devices perfectly.

This time, the new champions to grace Wild Rift are Syndra, Talon, and Kindred. They will mostly retain their PC counterparts’ mechanics. In this article, let’s get introduced to them along with the new changes.

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New Champions in Wild Rift

Syndra

Syndra Splash Art
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This is the updated splash art for Syndra that was also implemented in the PC LoL not so long ago.

Her abilities revolve around throwing dark spheres with Q, E pushes the orbs in any direction you want, and the ultimate abilities consume all the orbs revolving around her to deal massive single-target damage. Her ultimate is one of the most reliable burst damage abilities in the entire game.

For Wild Rift, her W is modified a bit. Usually, in PC League of Legends, players could pick up any dark sphere or neutral monsters (except for Baron and Drake) with her W. For Wild Rift, she can only pick up the orbs closest to her.

Moreover, her passive is also tweaked a bit. Instead of having a raw 15% AP boost, you get to choose to evolve Q/W/E once you reach a certain stack amount, eventually evolving R as well. This is very similar to how Viktor can upgrade his tools to empower his abilities permanently.

Talon

Talon Splash Art
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Talon is one of the scariest assassins in the game, with great early-game duelling power. Talon’s wall jump with his E makes him one of the hardest champions to catch. His Q+W combo also deals a lot of burst damage, not to mention his R, which can make him invisible, followed by a dance of blades annihilating any single target non-tank champions.

Kindred

Kindred Splash Art
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Kindred is one of the best champion designs of Riot Games, especially when it comes to lore and theme. Their in-game mechanics perfectly capture the essence of death bringer, which they are. Kindred can mark enemies and monsters to gain stacks, permanently increasing attack speed and range upon successfully consuming the marks by bringing death to them.

Kindred’s R can save a team fight in a crucial moment by providing immortality, although it often backfires by saving the enemies as well. All in all, Wild Rift jungle mains are in for a massive treat as the champion releases.

Wild Rift Patch 5.0 Release Date

Talon, Syndra, and Kindred will join the Wild Rift roster as Patch 5.0 releases on January 18, 2024.

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Shoaib is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He is passionate about Video Games, Anime, Movies and TV series. He loves deeply analyzing the media he consumes.