League of Legends - Yuumi

Yuumi was released on live recently (May 13) but I haven't been playing League of Legends due to the amount of time it takes to play a match. However, as a support main, I definitely wanted to check out the new champion.

For better or worse, I didn't get a chance to play her prior to the hotfix:
Base Stats:

Passive - Bop 'n' Block:
PASSIVE MANA RESTORE 30 to 160 (based on level) ⇒ 40 to 160 (based on level)
PASSIVE SHIELD 50/55/60/70/80/90/105/120/135/150/170/190/210/230/255/280/305/330 (+0.4 ability power) ⇒ 80/85/90/100/110/120/135/150/165/180/200/220/240/260/285/310/335/360 (+0.4 ability power)

Q - Prowling Projectile:
PROWLING PROJECTILE DAMAGE 40/60/80/100/120/140 (+0.3 ability power) ⇒ 40/65/90/115/140/165 (+0.45 ability power)
PROWLING PROJECTILE EMPOWERED DAMAGE 60/100/140/180/220/260 (+0.6 ability power) ⇒ 60/105/150/195/240/285 (+0.6 ability power)
PROWLING PROJECTILE SLOW 30/40/50/60/70/80% ⇒ 40/48/56/64/72/80%
PROWLING PROJECTILE SLOW DURATION 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 seconds ⇒ 1.25/1.35/1.45/1.55/1.65/1.75 seconds

E - Zoomies:
ZOOMIES MINIMUM HEAL 25/35/45/55/65 (+0.1 ability power) ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70 (+0.1 ability power)
ZOOMIES MAXIMUM HEAL 50/70/90/110/130 (+0.4 ability power)⇒ 60/80/100/120/140 (+0.4 ability power)

R - Final Chapter:
FINAL CHAPTER MULTI-HIT REDUCED DAMAGE 40% from subsequent waves ⇒ 50% from subsequent waves

After four games in co-op vs. AI, I had the following impressions:

+ Strong with the right bruisers or tanks; it's like equipping a champion with a shield (passive), gun (Q), and replenishing health (E).
+ Ultimate has a reasonable cooldown
+ Q is good for
+ Share recall (similar to Rakan recalling with Xayah) and teleport.

~ My understanding is that in a teamfight, Yuumi should almost surely be jumping from champion to champion (and rarely ever off on her own)
: 1) shield tank while also throwing out poke with Q
: 2) keep ADC at full health and speed boost with E
~ Outside a teamfight, Yuumi can help assassins do their job plus make it out alive with her shield (passive) plus her heal and speed boost (E); I guess throwing in one or two Q's wouldn't hurt

- No AOE (area of effect) damage.
- Essentially no CC (crowd control): her Q slows if it's traveled for long enough.
- Weak laning phase with many ADC (probably does well with hard-engage ADC like Kaisa)

Play Potential:
~ Switching from champion to champion to make optimal use of her ultimate seems like one of the biggest plays Yuumi can make. In particular, it takes three successful strikes to root an enemy, and so if the target enemy moves, so must Yuumi.

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