The latest champion to be announced for Bethesda’s Quake Champions is the Unholy Paladin Galena. And I’ve got to admit, I am very down with this concept. Paladins can often be a bit boring when it comes to character backgrounds, but not this one. Galena looks like she’ll make a pretty good option for the tankier MOBA players.
“Galena giveth and she taketh away. Healer, Warrior — Quake Champion’s Unholy Paladin rocks the Arenas with her powerful totem, dishing out devastating damage to foes and revitalizing allies with healing powers that can swing the balance of a fight. Galena was only 4 years old when given as an offering to the Celebrants of Volkerh. Like all children, she watched and imitated. She learned that blood is judgment and penance is sacrament. Now she has grown powerful and grateful.”
She’s not the fastest Champion in the Arenas, but she’s resilient, and with her Unholy Totem and Channeling abilities, she’s harder to frag.
Her starting stats are below:
- Starting Health: 100
- Starting Armor: 25
- Speed: 280
Active Ability – Unholy Totem: In the heat of combat, throw down Galena’s Unholy Totem to heal yourself and your allies, or cause devastating damage to your foes. Deadly in Deathmatch and a critical tool in team games to help control pathways and power-ups, the Unholy Totem is a vital weapon in Galena’s wicked arsenal.
Passive Ability – Channeling: Want to get that totem back even faster? Galena’s Passive Ability – Channeling – allows her to eliminate 5% of her Active Ability cooldown every time she picks up a health bubble. Strike down the unbelievers.
You can check her out in action in the trailer below. You can check out some of the other Quake Champions characters, like Anarki or Clutch, or take a look at the game’s freemium structure while you’re here. The closed beta signup is still open, you can join the action here.