Hecarim, the latest champion to join the League of Legends pantheon, is one centaur that should not be trifled with on the fields of justice. This Greek myth-based character is a speed demon from the very depths of Hades. He is a tanky dps that can jungle and run incredibly fast. I personally love this character because of how well he can control the crowd with his falcon ki… I mean Devastating Charge (Ability E).
Passive: If you are annoyed by constantly running around minions look no further. Hecarim runs right through them. Also, his movement speed causes him to gains bonus attack damage.
Ability Q Rampage: Hecarim epically swings his cleaver damaging everything in front of him. It also does half damage to minions. This ability’s cool down decreases by one if it deals damage, with a stack limit of two.
Ability W Spirit of Dread: Hecarim summons a circle around him dealing magic damage for 4 seconds, gaining health equal to the percentage of damage enemies take.
Ability E Devastating Charge: Hecarim’s speed increases for a small duration. When his speed increases he deals more physical damage. Impacting enemies with this ability also knocks the opponent back.
Ability R Onslaught of Shadows: Hecarim summons other riders to charge forward by his side dealing damage to anyone in his path. As you charge forward you have a shockwave ability that makes opponents flee away from you. Your cursor shows the direction and point of when and where you want to activate your shockwave.
Tips: He is a jungler and a great lane partner. Every time I solo top with him, I died because he has no lane sustain. He can solo top but it is extremely difficult. Ganking depends on the opponent’s location, if they are pushed back towards their turret. Hecarim has Devastating Charge attack that hits opponents back towards the direction he is heading. So basically when you gank, come from the shrub from the opposing turret side rather than the river bush. Use the river bush if your team mate is pushed back.
Build: Build a Mercury Tread or Tabi Boots depending on your opponent. Next build a Wriggles Lantern and a Frozen Mallet. Atmas Impaler, Force of Nature and Trinity Force would be built mid to late game. Notice that the build is defense mixed with attack damage. You want to be able to dive in the center of the enemy team and survive during the team fight. Your job is to initiate first and become the target of everyone so your team can destroy them.
Leading his legion of ghost horses, Hecarim is a horse with a mission; a mission to destroy everything in his path. Even a proud nation like Demacia is hesitant to fight this spectral steed. His only purpose of existence is to fight, which is why he demanded to join the League of Legends.