When was the last time you’ve seen a Galio in one of your games? That, of course, doesn’t include the times you choose him. Do you even choose him? If the answer is no, then we’re going to make an assumption why: his kit’s no longer up to par with the current metagame. That’s why Riot finally decided to give him a much-needed and long-overdue rework. Hopefully this revamp will serve as an incentive for League of Legends accounts owners to use Galio.
Formerly known as the Sentinel’s Shadow, Runeterra’s resident living rock is now known by a simpler yet more majestic epithet: The Colossus. And while the mystique of his former title is rather fitting for his mage-tank hybrid role, his new one perfectly encapsulates what he’ll now be doing best after the rework: a tough and towering tank.
While Galio is now more focused on taking tough hits, he’s still all about packing much magical damage. There is his passive skill, Colossal Smash, which grants Galio’s next attack bonus magic damage equivalent to his attack damage and magic resist. This gives players the incentive to boost Galio’s offensive prowess while they up his magical resistance, making him a tank in every sense of the word.
League of Legends Accounts: Galio’s Active Skills
Further solidifying his tank role is his W, Shield of Durand. Its passive component grants him a magic damage-absorbing shield if he doesn’t get damaged for a certain period of time. As for the active component, when held, puts Galio on a defensive stance that reduces his movement speed but reduces the damage he receives, and when released, taunts nearby enemy champions. Galio gets to keep the damage reduction depending on how long he remained in the defensive stance.
And because he’s a tank, it makes sense that he’s the first to be in the fray, or at the very least get there in a short span of time; thus the reason why he has his E, Justice Punch, and R, Hero’s Entrance. With Justice Punch, Galio, after a few seconds, surges forward, and knock enemies in his path. This makes him a good gap closer. As for Hero’s Entrance, Galio jumps to an ally’s position, granting nearby ally champions a Shield of Durand, while knocking up nearby enemies.
Lastly, his Q, Winds of War, is his spammable ranged skill, giving him a much-needed compensation for lacking offense. Aside from dealing magic damage, Winds of War also deals additional damage to its target depending on his or her health.
With Galio’s new look, new moniker, and new skills, he’s sure to be the star of tank-heavy League of Legends accounts. So, what are you waiting for? Get him now.