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Nami, the Tidecaller Revealed

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Nami, the Tidecaller Revealed




The newest support champion to join the League is Nami, the Tidecaller. A water caster who channels the primal energies of the ocean, Nami harnesses water’s restorative properties and commands the raw power of the tides themselves.


Nami Abilities:





Surging Tides (Passive): Allied champions affected by Nami’s abilities have their movement speeds increased for a short duration.

Aqua Prison: Nami sends a bubble of water into the air to a targeted location that deals magic damage and displaces enemies hit by the bubble.

Ebb and Flow: Unleashes a surge of water that can target an enemy or allied champion. The water can bounce from champion to champion and deals magic damage to enemy champions and heals allied champions.

Tidecaller's Blessing: Nami buffs an allied champion, adding extra magic damage and a slow to their attacks.

Tidal Wave: Nami summons a massive Tidal Wave from her position. The wave deals magic damage and slows all enemy units it passes through. Enemies closest to the initial spawn point are slowed for a shorter duration than those farther away, but all are slowed for a significant length of time and Tidal Wave has a large range.


As a support with powerful crowd control abilities, Nami’s kit gives her the potential to impact every phase of your games. In lane, Nami excels at applying constant pressure to the enemy. The buffs provided by Tidecaller’s Blessing allow her lane partner to come out ahead in exchanges, and the long-distance stun from Aqua Prison can keep low health enemies from engaging safely. Moreover, because her healing skill also bounces to damage nearby enemies, Nami’s core support abilities work best when her partner is on the attack.

In the mid game, when teamfights become more frequent, the utility of Ebb and Flow increases. The more champions the wave can bounce to, the more efficient it becomes. You can use Aqua Prison and Tidal Wave to disrupt opponents’ positioning with stuns and slows, and take advantage of her passive combined with Tidecaller’s Blessing to help chase down a fleeing enemy champion.

With her potent combination of crowd control and buffs, Nami continues to have a substantial presence in team fights once the transition is made to the late game. Even though she’s not on the front lines dishing out damage, Nami becomes a fantastic initiator through the range of her ultimate. The enormous distance covered by the rushing Tidal Wave can easily force a teamfight, or allow her team to disengage while their opponents are slowed under the weight of the tide.




Balancing her offensive capabilities and defensive utility will be crucial to success with Nami. Learn to ride the rolling wave, and you may find your team swimming to victory.

* As with any champion, Nami’s abilities may change before release.
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can't wait for Nami, she's basically the only champion I've ever been interested in at their release
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I think this might be the the support for me. I usually don't play support, but I have a good feeling about this one.

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I like her style and idea...Lets see if the ap ratios nerf make people play her just like support, or she becomes a Lulu 2.0 and goes mid too.


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fkin aqua prison.
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MissMaw wrote:

can't wait for Nami, she's basically the only champion I've ever been interested in at their release


First instabuy since Brand!

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^Will be the first instabuy for me d:

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IceCreamy wrote:



First instabuy since Brand!

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before that, i had never done instabuy


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She seem more like a mid lanner then support but that's just me.
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WANT O.O
Anyone know what her skin will be?
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