Renata is the 14th of Zaun’s champions being added to the game, and one before her was the latest new champion Zeri. Seems like thanks to Arcane, the new hit Netflix series from Riot Games based on League of Legends has made the company release more Zaun (and Piltover) champions. Maybe the next one after Renata is from Piltover?
Who is Renata Glasc?
A website about a Zaunian chemical industry surfaced on Jan. 28, listing Renata Glasc as its founder. “To make Chemtech affordable, beautiful, and accessible for all” is the motto of Glasc Industries, the company founded and run by Renata—a girl born to two brilliant and generous alchemists.
Renata’s parents were experts in the healing arts, philanthropists from Zaun who gave everything to help others. The two alchemists were so generous that they often asked for nothing in return for their work, leaving their daughter to suffer hunger and poverty from the time she was a child. Unfortunately for them, their studies attracted the attention of the leaders of the elite clans of Piltover, and on one fateful night, Renata lost her parents and her arm.
Like many others from Zaun, Renata went through many hardships, according to the page. But she never gave up, growing to become powerful and influential thanks to her “products” that helped her acquire the title of “the Baroness of Chemistry.” On the Glasc Industries website, League fans can learn about the company’s founder and history, its motto, values, and objectives. But above all else, the site mentions the two product lines offered by Renata.
Abilities of the new champion
She will fill in the role of the support in the game, but her advanced technological assets will do more than just help her allies in need.
Passive – Leverage
Renata Glasc’s basic attacks mark her enemies and deal bonus damage. Damage from her allies consumes the mark, dealing additional damage.
Q – Handshake
Renata sends out a missile from her robotic arm that roots the first enemy hit. She can reactivate the ability to throw the enemy in a target direction, damaging enemies hit and stunning them if the thrown target is a champion.
W – Bailout
Renata grants an allied champion or herself ramping Attack Speed and Move Speed toward enemies. If the ally gets a takedown on an enemy champion, the buff duration resets. If the ally would die while Bailout is still active, their health is set back to full but they begin burning to death over three seconds. The ally can stop the burn by getting a champion takedown before they die.
E – Loyalty Program
Renata Glasc sends out chemtech rockets that shield allies and damage and slow enemies they pass through. The rockets also apply their effects around her on the cast and in an explosion at max range.
R – Hostile Takeover
Renata Glasc sends out a cloud of chemicals that causes enemies to go Berserk, increasing their Attack Speed and forcing them to basic-attack anything around them. Berserk enemies prioritize attacking their own allies, then neutral units, then Renata’s team, then Renata herself.
When is she playable?
League of Legends 12.4 Patch is expected to release on February 16. Barring any hiccups or last-minute changes, this is also when we can expect to see Renata Glasc released on live servers.