Nunu and his best friend Yetti are now officially paired, and will be sporting a new name, Nunu and Willump.
Before, Nunu is just a boy with his Yetti. However, together with his new ability kit, his Yetti is also now considered. Riot game designer “Xenogenic” Hanson was the lead for the Nunu rework. Xenogenic and his team made sure that the rework will still feel like the old one. They kept the old Nunu but also gave way to Willump with new set of abilities which will keep up to the modern standards. Part of that maintenance is keeping the Absolute Zero, it’s part of Nunu’s core ability after all. Even they would hate to lose it, how much more the players?
Nunu and Willump will be tested on the Public Beta Environment soon and will be live on the rift in patch 8.17. Let’s take a look of Nunu and Willumps new set of abilities!
Passive: Call of the Freljord
While Willump hears the Call of the Freljord, his basic attacks cleave the immediate area for a portion of the damage.
Damaging enemy champions, large monsters, or structures increases the attack and movement speed of Willump and a nearby ally for a few seconds (prioritizing the ally with the highest attack speed).
Willump takes a bite out of an enemy, dealing true damage to monsters and minions or magic damage to champions, and heals himself. The heal is increased significantly when Nunu & Willump are low on health.
W: Biggest Snowball Ever!
Willump starts rolling a snowball that grows in size and speed. Crashing the snowball into a wall, enemy champion, or large monster damages and knocks up nearby enemies. Reactivating the ability sends the snowball forward in straight line, damaging and knocking up minions in addition to champions and monsters.
The damage and duration of the knockup increases with the size of the snowball.
E: Snowball Barrage
Nunu rapidly flings up to three volleys of snowballs for a few seconds, damaging champions and monsters and marking them Snowbound. Enemies hit by all three snowballs in a volley are briefly slowed. When Snowball Barrage ends, all Snowbound enemies near Nunu & Willump are briefly rooted.
R: Absolute Zero
Nunu & Willump sap heat from the area around them, gaining a shield and increasingly slowing enemies as they channel. Enemies still in the freezing zone when it reaches absolute zero take massive damage, increased based on the length of the channel. Absolute Zerocan be cancelled early, and channeling from brush or fog of war won’t reveal Nunu & Willump.