After reviewing Vainglory a couple days ago I’ve been hooked. So imagine my delight when I saw today they announced a new character, Flicker. I don’t have enough frame of reference to say what the hero will do to the meta, but it seems like this will be a fun hero!
Willow Whisper– After a short time of hiding in bushes Flicker gains move speed and stealth. After leaving the bushes he keeps the speed and stealth for a time. Abilities like this can be insane on the right team. Characters that can move around the map without being seen (Riki, Loki, Teemo) are a pubstompers dream! I can see this character being really annoying!
Binding Light– He commands his fairies to swarm a target location, dealing damage to enemies standing within it. When the effect expires, fairy light roots any enemy heroes still within the area. Another ability that can be really annoying. The ganks are going to be insane.
Fairy Dust– Flicker swirls fairy dust around him, slowing and dealing damage to anyone inside the dusted area. After a short duration, the dust ignites, dealing a burst of damage. Another great AOE gank ability? I’m sensing a theme here…
Mooncloak– He and his allies temporarily gain stealth and a move speed bonus. The stealth will break when a hero uses an ability, attacks or takes damage. Again, this hero is going to be insane in the right hands.
The Vainglory team also made a quick video introducing the new guy!
It looks like he’s going to be very fun character, and I can’t wait to play him! Sidenote: I started playing Smite when Ratotskr was introduced, so small animals seem to be a theme here!