League of Legends Newest Champion Milio - The Gentle Flame Introduced

The new League of Legends champion Milio is going to be released soon. We've got the inside scoop on him and what you need to know before his release!

Milio Splash Art
League of Legends' newest champion Milio is so close! | © Riot Games

Milio is the newest League of Legends champion coming to the rift. So far, all we've got to know about him is that he is a cute and young champion who will finally let the player base explore one of the most mysterious regions of Runeterra: Ixtal.

With his release inching ever closer, we've finally received some more information on the champion, what he looks like and his character. Some might describe him as a younger version of Ezreal, at least with his obnoxious personality, but what else do we know?

LoL Champions Milio - The Gentle Flame: An AoE Enchanter Support

Milio is going to be a very unique new enchanter who will thrive in big team situations thanks to his AoE abilities. While some might think of him as a 'new Lulu' Milio will be great in specific situations that Lulu shouldn't be picked into thanks to the area of effect abilities in his kit.

Will Milio be able to take on Heimerdinger in the bot lane?

Milio Gameplay - His Abilities

Riot was looking to make a simple champion after the barrage of high skill based champions they've released in recent times. Bel'Veth, K'Sante and Nilah have all been champions with higher difficulty levels, and with Milio Riot was looking to make a champion with an easier entry.

P - Fired Up

Milio's abilities enchant allies on touch, making their next damage deal a burst of extra damage and burn the target.

Q - Ultra Mega Fire Kick

Milio kicks a ball that knock back an enemy. The ball launches upward on hit and falls toward the enemy, damaging and slowing enemies in the area upon impact.

W - Cozy Campfire

Milio creates an empowering zone that heals allies and increases attack range to those inside. The zone follows the ally nearest to the cast point.

E - Warm Hugs

Milio tosses a shield to an ally, temporarily increasing their movement speed.

R - Breath of Life

Milio unleashes a wave of soothing flames that heal and remove crowd control effects from allies in range.

Spirit Blossom Aphelios
League of Legends: Aphelios is one of the best options for Milio. | © Riot Games

What Champions Should Milio Be Paired With in League of Legends?

Milio is going to be great with bot lane champions that have longer range according to the devs. So pairing him with someone like Aphelios, when he's got his Calibrum or Caitlyn would be great options to pair him with.

Milio alongside Caitlyn could be a deadly duo and maybe even replace the ever present Nami Lucian lanes we've become so used to. Caitlyn already has some of the best range in the game and with Milio's W Caitlyn could become even more oppressive.

While Kog'Maw would also be a good option, Milio's passive won't stack, which means that the burn from the passive also won't stack on champions that fire off their attacks often.

LoL Champions To Counter Milio

Milio is an immobile and very squishy champion. While his abilities give his partner more range and he has insane peel thanks to his Q, the devs have explained that Milio will have to be careful when going up against champions with hooks. So if you're going to be playing this new support, make sure to ban either Blitzcrank or Pyke.

While his Q does push enemies back and can also be used to push minions back, he will have to walk up to enemies and towards minions to fire his Q off, which could leave him exposed to any champions with a hook, ready to gobble him up.

Milio Is A Great Teamfight Champion

If you're looking for a great team fighting, backline support, then Milio is your guy. His ultimate is going to be huge and can be used into very specific champions like Amumu. One thing to note is that if Milio is stunned or locked down he cannot use his ultimate, so it's important to keep an eye out for potential threats.

If Milio stays safe though, then he will be able to save his team and turn any team fight in their favor. If an enemy Amumu used up his AoE stun, then there is no real threat from the champion anymore, right?

Thanks to his abilities, Milio is also great in team situations. This is also a key difference between himself and Lulu, a champion he has been compared to before. Lulu is great at single champion shielding, while Milio will be able to help multiple champions at once.

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