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Warwick Rework Detailed, New Ability Kit Revealed
Following the release of a petrifying cinematic debut teaser trailer, Riot Games has unveiled the long-awaited Warwick rework.
Compared to his present rigid stature, the upcoming Warwick rework makes the Uncaged Wrath of Zaun a predator that is always on the hunt. His new passive retains the champion’s signature ability to heal himself by dealing damage. He can leap forward to take a bite out of enemy champions and jump behind them to block their retreat.
Most interestingly, the Warwick rework brings a global blood trailer to the Rift which he can follow to hurt targets. Furthermore, the updated kit of abilities include a fear and a massive leap to suppress an enemy champion.
Passive: Eternal Thirst
Warwick’s basic attacks deal bonus magic damage. If Warwick is below half health, the bonus damage heals him for the same amount.
Q: Jaws of the Beast
Warwick lunges forward and bites his target, healing for some of the damage dealt. Holding down the key locks onto the target, causing Warwick to leap behind them.
W (Passive): Blood Hunt
Enemy champions with less than half health leave behind a global blood trail leading to them and are Blood Hunted. Warwick has increased attack speed against Blood Hunted targets and massively increased out-of-combat movement speed when moving toward them. These bonuses are tripled against enemies with very low health.
W (Active): Blood Hunt
The nearest champion is Blood Hunted, even if they’re full health. Blood Hunt’s active has a long cooldown, but cools down twice as fast while no enemies are being hunted.
E: Primal Howl
Warwick takes reduced damage for a short duration. At the end of the duration—or if activated again—Warwick howls, causing nearby enemies to flee in fear.
R: Infinite Duress
Warwick leaps in a direction and suppresses the first champion he collides with, dealing damage and applying on-hit effects throughout the duration. The leap’s distance increases based on Warwick’s movement speed, and he heals for all damage he deals during Infinite Duress. Warwick is immune to crowd control effects during the leap.
Riot Games is using the Warwick rework to not only update the champion in-game but also his lore and champion splash arts. For more on that, head over to the dedicated Warwick rework page.