We all love the smell of a new hero and this time around we have what seems to be an Icy melee support hero: Aurora.
Aurora is a Space Pirate with the Fury and Intellect affinities so I’m excited to see how the community decides to build her; whether it be the power of fury, the utility of intellect or perhaps a combination of both? We’ll have to wait and see. Personally I think she would do excellent as a team support and initiator with her heavy CC and 2 abilities that will help you to chase or retreat from your enemy. Her abilities are:
Frozen Simulacrum (RMB/R1) – Allows Aurora to leap in a target direction, leaving behind a solid ice clone of herself.
Glacial Charge (Q/Square) – An icy trail launches Aurora forward, dealing damage, pushing enemies aside and blocking projectiles from the front.
Hoarfrost (E/Circle) – Creates a ring of hoarfrost around Aurora, dealing damage and rooting enemies caught in the ice.
Cryoseism (R/Triangle) – Aurora creates an ice earthquake. Enemies in the area will turn to ice, which then explodes, causing damage to the Hero and spreading the effect to other nearby Heroes and minions.
Think about this: Chase into a team fight with Glacial Charge which blocks incoming projectiles, Sorry Murdock babe! Hit em with an ulti – “MC Hammer can’t touch this” on play! Team has time to come in and start cleaning up whilst the enemy are frozen. Chase after any shivering survivors with Frozen Simulacrum – squash the last roach with Hoarfrost. Watch their frozen tears while the enemy team is on cooldown, sing Frozen’s let it go while taking their core! (We all knew the frozen joke was coming, hahaha)
Aurora slides in on January 31, be sure to check her out and don’t be a menace to society while abandoning drafts in the hood!
PS. I really would like to find out if Glacial Charge will be able to block projectile ultimates as well – specifically Murdocks! With Cryoseism’s Freeze ability it will be a great counter to Gideon’s ultimate! How do you plan on using Aurora, let us know in the comments below!