Abilities of the League’s Newest Champion Vex Revealed

Abilities of the League’s Newest Champion Vex Revealed

Abilities of the League’s Newest Champion Vex Revealed

RIOT Games have revealed the abilities of Vex, the newest champion of League of Legends that will be added to the game alongside Update 11.19. The champion has multiple skillshots, while her passive makes here more effective against high-mobility enemies. Vex’s kit looks as follows:

  • Passive - Doom ‘n Gloom: Doom - Periodically, Vex becomes empowered by Doom, causing her next basic ability to interrupt dashes and Fear enemies. Gloom - Whenever a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, they become marked with Gloom. Vex’s next basic attack against a marked enemy detonates the mark, dealing bonus damage and refunding part of Doom's cooldown.
  • Q - Mistral Bolt: Vex launches a wave forward, dealing magic damage to enemies it passes through. After a short delay, the wave accelerates but has reduced width. Mistral Bolt detonates Gloom on any marked enemies it hits.
  • W - Personal Space: Vex gains a shield and emits a shockwave, dealing magic damage to enemies around her. Personal Space detonates Gloom on any marked enemies it hits.
  • E - Looming Darkness: Shadow flies to a location, increasing in size as it travels. On arriving, Shadow deals magic damage, slows, and marks enemies hit with Gloom.
  • R - Shadow Surge: Shadow flies forward, marking and dealing magic damage to the first enemy champion hit. Vex can then recast this ability to have Shadow pull her to the marked target, dealing additional magic damage. If the marked target dies within a short time of taking damage from Shadow Surge, Vex can cast Shadow Surge again within a few seconds.

The champion’s ultimate stands out from the typical mage-style abilities, as it allows Vex to get into close-range fights, which is not common for this architype. The developers explained that while the ability is a bit odd, it makes sense from a gemaplay perspective, as Vex is supposed to be close to her enemies for her anti-mobility passive to be effective. They also believe that the ability is fun to use and that it fits thematically to the character who enjoys “making people miserable”.


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