The latest hero in update 1.13, Reim, has an ability called Chill Winds that introduces a completely new mechanic to Vainglory: root. At the most basic level, it prevents you from moving. But, wait, there’s more!
Once you are rooted, you cannot move. However, you can still basic attack (if your target is within range) and use some abilities. Here’s the catch: you can only use abilities that are not considered “mobility” abilities. Any ability that causes your hero to move, will be silenced. Below is a table of abilities that are considered “mobility” abilities. We tested some of these, but if you find something different, please let us know!
|Ardan||Vanguard, Blood for blood, Gauntlet|
|Blackfeather||Feint of Heart, Rose Offensive|
|Fortress||Truth of THE tooth|
|Joule||Rocket Leap (Big Red Button is oddly unaffected)|
|Koshka||unaffected (Pouncy fun and Yummy Catnip Frenzy break root)|
|Krul||Dead Man’s Rush|
|Rona||Into the Fray, Foe Splitter|
|SAW||Unaffected (Roadie Run rollback breaks root)|
It is interesting to see that Truth of the Tooth is silenced, even though it isn’t directly a mobile ability (you can cast the Mark without the lunge). Also shocking was that Big Red Button is NOT silenced, even though it “technically” moves your hero (the knock back). Also, Vanguard gets silenced, even though you don’t move when using it on yourself. Lastly, I believe Koshka’s A and C abilities being unaffected may be a bug, as all other gap closers get silenced.
This just in! You can infact, still stutter step while rooted, as long as your target is in range.