The foothills of the Great Barrier are home to the hardiest people found anywhere on Valoran. Only those with great fortitude and endurance dwell in what is perhaps the most rugged and unforgiving environment anywhere on the face of Runeterra. It is here that the mighty Gragas keeps permanent residence, living south of Noxus. This behemoth of a man has long eschewed the rigors of civilization for what he calls his "slice of paradise"; he has no neighbors to bother him and plenty of space to pursue his life's ambition - brewing. Grogs, ales, meads, and wine - nothing is beyond his skill to brew. What makes Gragas a truly special brewmaster, however, is his proximity to a large and powerful nexus.
The magic of this nexus has seeped into his fermented creations, and Gragas has consumed enough of his own poison over the years to slake the thirst of an army. This arcane alcohol has caused Gragas to swell both in height and girth; he looms over the tallest of men and boasts nearly twice their width. To complement his immoderate size, Gragas has developed an ornery temper - one fueled by liquor and raw magic. His infrequent sojourns into Noxus for supplies always unfold the same way: Gragas enters a Noxian tavern, Gragas gets into several fights, Gragas lays out countless citizens, and finally Gragas flees for the foothills with Noxian constables in hot - though reluctant - pursuit. His misadventures have garnered him the attention of several summoners in the League of Legends, and he is now a willing champion in the arenas...doling out hard liquor and harder fists.
"The Rabble Rouser leaves a path of drunken destruction in his wake, both in the Fields of Justice and off."
It’s Friday here in Valoran, but for a member of the Vandals that means it’s time to kick back, tap the keg and enjoy a crisp, refreshing Graggy Ice! This week Gragas, the Rabble Rouser, will be donning his Vandal apparel and heading out to meet up with the gang. Featuring epic, beer keg themed spell effects and keg-pumping animations, this is one rendition of your favorite drunken champion of the League that you won’t want to miss.
It’s coming up on that time of year when we don our lederhosen and gather around that first keg of the season for a little mid-autumn pick me up. Well this year, Oktoberfest isn’t just a bit of sport for summoners, because Gragas has arrived and he’s brought the barrel. Wearing his finest leather pants and sporting a traditional Bavarian hat, this is one Rabble Rouser that’s decked out and ready to drink you under the table, scrub!
Pitch in with the rest of the champion lineup to help Gragas finish off his beer in time for the new brewing season.
(Thanks to our German summoner Gunnar “Ayanor” Lippoldt for this amazing comic. Gunnar produces a lot of very eye-popping League of Legends fanart—for more, check out his blog)
You can knock one back with Oktoberfest Gragas in the League of Legends Store.
Barrel RollBarrel Roll: Gragas rolls his cask to a location, which can be activated again to explode after arriving or will explode on its own after 5 seconds, dealing damage to enemy units in the area.
Drunken RageDrunken Rage: Gragas guzzles brew from his cask, restoring Mana over a short period of time. After he finishes drinking, he becomes drunkenly enraged, increasing physical damage dealt and decreasing all damage taken.
Body SlamBody Slam: Gragas charges forward and collides with the first enemy unit he comes across, dealing damage to all enemies near the collision.
Explosive CaskExplosive Cask (Ultimate) : Gragas throws his cask to a location which explodes on impact, dealing damage to enemy units in the area and knocking them back.
Happy HourHappy Hour (Innate): Gragas takes a drink from his cask every time he uses an ability, restoring Health over time.