Wednesday, April 13, 2011
DH5: 028 - Galio, The Sentinel's Sorrow
I hope you're all wearing your mercury treads! Looks like it's that grand gargoyle Galio! Ready to waltz his way into your entire party!
Galio is a pretty neat design over all, he feels like a very durable character and the animations carry a lot of weight even though he is constantly airborne. He is another champ who's body pattern is a little too consistent and could use something to break up the visual monotony. Again we are seeing those pushed proportions on another champion that Riot seems to nail on their more bizarre characters consistently. His spell effects mix up his look nicely and he has a real visual presence on the battlefield.
I remember when Galio was the most popular tank out there. It seemed that he was in every game, and the team whoever Idol-ed last laughed last. A tank where stacking magic resistance made him deal more damage? yes please. Galio could lane like a monster, poke with his abilities, and then wrap up entire team fights with his brutal crowd controlling ultimate. He curved well into all parts of the game and was nerfed into obscurity. I see the odd Galio now but he's not as crazy as he used to be. I always like champions that use flash for initiating and Galio is no exception to the power of a bush flash ultimate! Any of you goons think the grand gargoyle is great? drop us a line in the comments below!
-jouste the drawbarian