news\ Jul 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

New League of Legends champ 'Zyra, Rise of the Thorns' bares all in sneak peek


Riot Games has released a teaser image for the 101st League of Legends champion: Zyra, Rise of the Thorns.

We got our first taste of Zyra last week when lead champion designer Ryan 'Morello' Scott gave a very brief introduction and not-so-subtle plant hint about the character. At the time he hinted that Zyra will have "something you've never seen before in MOBA".

At first I thought small boobs, but now I see that it's no clothes at all. That's right, as you can see in the sneak peek image above Zyra is one with nature and, as such, she is baring it all for us to see. Well, we're actually creepily staring through the brush (I assume we're playing the role of Garen).

Riot has really outdone themselves with this one. After years of releasing scantily clad female champions with there voluptuous bosoms busting out, they just tossed the rule book out the window and said "f*ck it, we're going all in. Nude or nothing". Those are some sexy plant tramp stamps going down her lower back.

If you think about it though, this whole no clothes thing works for Zyra. As a plant-like creature, her ability to shapeshift into vines would only be constricted with clothing. And what's with the four ears?

Enough about her looks and dat 'ashe', let's get down to her abilities. What can she do? Well, we still don't know, but Riot has given us a few more hints.

"As fierce as she is relentless, Zyra uses the deadly vines and wild overgrowth of the Plague Lands as her weapons, planting seeds on the battlefield that spring to life into powerful allies," Zyra's description reads. "Are you the type that takes great joy in laughing maniacally as the thorns rise up around your foes, shredding them to pieces with the power of nature itself? If so, you’ll go wild for Zyra, Rise of the Thorns."

Let's also throw in the most recent teaser from Morello: "One of her abilities spawns a seed on the ground that, initially, does almost nothing."

What the heck does that mean? When I first heard of her, I thought maybe she could control the brush around the map. Maybe she can make her own brush that grows over the course of the game? I can't say for sure, but it sure is fun to guess! What would you like to see Zyra, Rise of the Thorns add to the Fields of Justice?

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