You heard it! HiRezAjax talked about it on Twitter last night, and I’m reasonably sure they spoiled/teased it during Super Regionals, which I did not see because #priorities. [RE: Survivor Series/Takeover Toronto] But what faction could they possibly be adding? It’s the Celtic faction! You heard me right! One of the oldest groups of Gods in mythology, and some of the coolest/hardest to pronounce are coming “soon”! I assume “soon” will mean Pre-Season 4 or Season 4 proper. The latest Datamining suggestions that G84/God84 will be the first Celtic God/ess. And with HiRez’s rough God-a-month schedule, it makes sense to me. While I think the Japanese pantheon is still kind of sparse, they aren’t the only one. I feel like maybe the Mayan Gods could be a bit more prolific, but this will definitely way more variety and some truly phenomenal designs to challenge the already talented HiRez art studio. But there are so many amazing Gods that could come out of this, and I want to speculate on some of the first couple that I’d like to see. I also wonder what kind of traits they’ll have in common, such as many of the Norse Gods having a stance change or something to that effect.
- Agrona: Celtic Goddess of War. They have a male and female War God, but I’d kind of like to see Agrona more. Her name is inspired by the River Ayr, from what I understand, a river that’s original name meant “carnage”. You know what I want? A War God that’s a Hunter. Instead of a tank or fighter, let’s have an ADC/Hunter God of War.
- Cissonius: God of Trade. I want to see a money/trade God, and Dragon Quest IV was proof that Merchants can be badasses. Maybe it’s a religious thing, but I’d love to see a God of Money other than Fafnir being the closest. Of course they could be solo laner or jungler. I’d like to see a murderous God of Trade, that just appeals to me a great deal. Maybe something like placing bounties or a way to get its own unique pieces of gear depending on deeds accomplished in the game/by their team. I don’t know how I feel about it, but it’s just a base idea.
- Sulis: Goddess involved with life, agent of curses, and a solar-worshipping diety. There’s so much you can do with this, potentially as a support. A highly aggressive support, with debuffs/curses, and could steal life with them and bring them to their teammates.
- Robor: God of Oak Trees. Because I want to ruin Sylvanus’ uniqueness. Because I hate Sylvanus. I mean. Ahem. I’d love to see a caster/mid laner Tree God, creating treants or something, being a very powerful lane bully.
What about you guys? Agree with my choices? Of course, there are so many to choose from, I wanted to boil it down to just a couple of really cool ones.