League of Legends’ newest champion can chain together one kill after another.
The League of Legends’ latest champion, Riot is finally bringing Runeterra’s small residents back onto the roster. League of Legends‘ newest champion is Vex, and she’s a Yordle mage with an attitude.
Vex is an emo Yordle. Her too-large sweater has too-long sleeves that she can drag along with her as she walks. Vex is adorable, and her emo nature makes it a great antidote for the rest of the friendly Yordle people. Her Shadow, a sentient force that follows her around and does her bidding, may be partly responsible for her general sadness. Think of the shadow a little bit like Venom (from Spider-Man, that is).
Vex’s gameplay is, thankfully, a lot simpler than the other League Champions. Vex’s simple ability set leaves a lot of room for creativity.
Vex is a mage champion, meaning she loves to cast high-impact spells. This means that Vex does a lot of damage. Vex is equipped with three damaging abilities that do area-of-effect damage. They also interact with her passives, Doom and Gloom.
Doom gives enemies the ability to fear them periodically, and Gloom marks them with a devastating ability that Vex can use to detonate other abilities. Vex can also get a frightening Ultimate ability that sends Shadow out of range. Vex can have Shadow pull Shadow to a champion if Shadow strikes them. Vex can recast her Ultimate if the champion Shadow hits die within a few seconds.
Vex will be released in patch 11.19 later this month, following a brief test period in League of Legends_’ Public Beta Environment. Here’s a glimpse at her abilities before she arrives.
GloomGloom is activated when an enemy close to you blinks or dashes. Vex’s next attack on a marked enemy deals bonuses to damage and refunds part of Doom’s cooldown.
Q — Mistral Bolt
Vex sends a wave forward that deals magic damage to all enemies it passes. The wave speeds up but narrows after a brief delay. Mistral Bolt explodes Gloom on any enemy it hits.
W — Personal Space
Vex gains a shield, emits a shockwave, and deals magic damage to all enemies she comes across. Mistral Bolt explodes Gloom on all enemies it hits.
E — The Darkness of the Future
Shadow takes off to fly to a specific location, growing in size as it goes. Shadow arrives and deals magic damage. It also slows down and marks enemies with Gloom.
R — Shadow Surge
Shadow takes off forward and deals magic damage to any enemy champion that is hit. Vex can then recast Shadow Surge to have Shadow pull her towards the target and deal additional magic damage. Vex can recast Shadow Surge if the target is killed within a matter of seconds after taking Shadow Surge damage.