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Wild Rift Thresh: Champion Overview, Ability analysis, and release date

The mind is a wondrous thing to tear apart

Sadistic, ruthless, and undying, Thresh was once a simple, troubled man tasked with the custodianship of certain hidden vaults. Solitary years in the darkness took their toll and Thresh grew ever more bitter with only his thoughts for the company as he patrolled the halls with his lantern stave. When the Ruination approached, others screamed in anguish at their fate while Thresh reveled in it. Now, this spectral monstrosity Thresh, is coming to Wild Rift to prey on the souls of his enemies, gaining power from them for all eternity.

Expected to be released in August, the Chain Warden is a support bruiser with an insane amount of CC in his kit from pulling his enemies into eternal damnation to trapping them in the Box ready to be slain by his allies. Thresh is a high-skill champion and it is solely up to the player themselves to utilize Thresh’s entire potential. He is an absolute team fight monster with the potential to turn the tide of the game. Let’s get into the Chain Warden’s abilities.


Abilities

Passive – Damnation

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Enemy champions, minions and monsters that die near Thresh drop a soul that remains for 8 seconds. Thresh autonomously collects the souls near him that grant him Armor and Ability Power that permanently increases for the duration of the game with each soul he collects.

Ability 1 – Death Sentence

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Casting the ability throws out his scythe in the target direction becoming unable to move and attack when the ability as active. The scythe catches the first enemy it hits dealing magic damage, stunning them for 1.5 seconds and hooking them towards Thresh for 1.5 seconds.

During the ability, the target is revealed and Thresh is unable to declare basic attacks. Recasting the ability causes Thresh to dash to the target location becoming able to attack again upon arrival. Additionally, when Death Sentence hits an enemy, the cooldown of this ability is reduced as well.

Ability 2 – Dark Passage

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Thresh throws out a lantern at target location which lands after a few seconds delay. It lasts for 6 seconds or until he moves too far away from it and grants True Vision of the area around it making it an excellent tool for face-checking brushes. It can be thrown at allies granting Thresh and his allies a shield that lasts for 4 seconds. Additionally, allies can click on the lantern to dash to Thresh.

Ability 3 – Flay

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Thresh’s 3rd ability Flay comes with a passive along with being an active ability and a unique interaction with souls.

  • Passive: Thresh’s basic attacks deal additional damage which builds up while he’s not attacking. The bonus damage is capped but the cap increases with the number of souls that Thresh has trapped.
  • Active: Casting Flay deals magic damage knocking enemies towards or away from Thresh depending on where it’s casted. In addition, it also slows the enemies for 1 second.

Ultimate – The Box

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Thresh surrounds his location with a prison of spectral walls, each one lasting for a few seconds or until enemy champions walk through the walls. The walls deal magic damage to enemies that walk through along with slowing them by 99% basically making them unable to move for a few seconds. However, once the wall has been broken, the remaining walls will not deal magic damage and the slow duration will be cut in half.


Skill Analysis and Champion Overview

Thresh comes with an insane amount of CC in his kit making him an invaluable pick for the team. From stuns, to hooks to shields, he is one of the strongest supports in the game and having him on Wild Rift will certainly broaden the spectrum considerably. Thresh is an AD melee support champion who excels in manipulating the positions of himself, his enemies and his allies.

However, he is considerably weak early game since he does not gain armor by leveling up unlike other champions. This is where his passive comes in handy. With his passive, he picks up the souls dropped by enemy champions, minions and large monsters granting him permanent Armor and Ability Power.

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Thresh in the Wild Rift battlefield

During the early stages of the game, it is crucial that Thresh remain behind the enemy lines and collect the souls as soon as possible since they’re his only source of survivability during mid to late stages of the game. What makes Thresh such a strong pick is his ability to save his allies or secure kills with immense success. Casting Thresh’s 3rd ability Flay to pull back his opponents and then using his 1st ability to hook them paired with his ultimate The Box is sure to earn the team a kill. It’s easy to miss

Thresh’s hook however, but it can be recovered by using either his 3rd ability Flay or his 2nd ability Dark Passage close to the enemy champion which will enable his allies to dive headfirst near the enemy champion to secure the kill. His 2nd ability also acts as a fishing hook which helps his allies get out of sticky situations along with shielding them. Thresh is particularly useful against slippery matchups like Fizz, Akali and Teemo since his abilities grant True Sight of the enemy champions before he can hook and trap them in the box. It’s safe to say Wild Rift are hooked for Thresh’s release and are anxiously waiting to shred their opponents with Thresh’s scythe.


Thresh release date in Wild Rift

Thresh is set to be released around mid August, though no precise date has been mentioned yet. It wouldn’t be long before Thresh hits the Rift as Riot has been releasing champions quite frequently now though we might see some changes in his abilities as his mechanics are complicated for mobile version.


That’s all for today’s overview guide about Thresh in Wild Rift. Are you excited about the arrival of Thresh in Wild Rift? Let us know in the comment section below!

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