|Riot games has just released their newest support champion for League of Legends, Nami the Tidecaller. A support champ is one who has heals for their teammates, crowd control skills, and other team-assist buffs. Nami definitely fits the bill with a pretty interesting set of skills and one unique ultimate. This is one fish-woman-thing that you will want flopping around with you.
Nami is a member of the Marai, a mer-like race that lives at the depths of the ocean. She became the first of her kind to explore the dry land above when her quest for the Moonstone brought her to a mystic cove. She had the Pearl from the Depths to exchange for the Moonstone, which must be done every 100 years or her race will be unable to combat the terrors that lurk in the darkest depths. But this time, No one from dry land was waiting at the cove with the Moonstone. After waiting a few days, Nami had to act. The fate of her people depended on her taking action. This meant searching the lands, so she called forth the Tide to carry her onward. Now she fights on the battlefield in hopes of finding someone with clues to the Moonstones whereabouts.
Let's take a look at her skills. Her passive ability, Surging Tides, causes any teammates who are struck by any of her other powers to gain a movement buff for a couple seconds. This means whoever you are supporting is moving fast, all the time. Her Q, Aqua Prison, drops a sphere of water on a target location and damages and stuns anyone it hits (or speeds them up if it's your ally). This is a high damage skill-shot that can also secure kills with the stun so your enemy cannot escape. Her W, Ebb and Flow, unleashes a torrent of water that bounces between allied and enemy champions, damaging foes and healing allies. This is a very strong attack in a team fight because it heals whoever is closest to the target, which is usually the person who is taking most of the damage as well. Namis E, Tidecallers Blessing, empowers an allied champion for 5 seconds or until they have attacked 3 times. During this time, their basic attacks deal bonus magic damage and slow the target hit for 1 second.
And then there's her Ultimate...Tidal Wave. This is what makes this champ so cool (other than the fish out of water thing). Her ult summons a giant tidal wave that rushes forth in a wide are to do magic damage to any enemy it hits. It also knocks them up and slows them for 4 seconds. Combined with the fact that this is probably the longest distance power in the game, it makes her ult the best for chasing down kills. Nami is an all-around wonderful support. She will probably get nerfed before too long, so go get her while she is still OP!