League of Legends' Adds Vel'Koz, The Eye of The Void to Its Roster

League of Legends' Adds Vel'Koz, The Eye of The Void to Its Roster

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The latest League of Legends champion brings eye lasers and tentacles to the table.

Earlier in the year, League of Legends players on the public test realm leaked information about Vel'Koz, an upcoming champion. Now, Riot has confirmed that Vel'Koz, the Eye of the Void, will indeed be the next champion to enter the League of Legends. Vel'Koz is a ranged mage who can blast out large damage over sustained fights. With long-range harass available from the start of the game, Vel'Koz is a fragile but threatening early presence who relies on his teammates' protection to bring his full force to bear come late game.

Most people will want to play the tentacled eye-ball as a mid-lane champion. Here's his list of abilities:

  • Passive: Organic Deconstruction
    Vel'Koz's abilities Deconstruct those they strike. After being hit three times by his abilities, minions, monsters and enemy champions are Deconstructed and suffer bonus true damage. Enemies lose their Deconstruction stacks by avoiding Vel'Koz's attacks for a short while.
  • Q: Plasma Fission
    Vel'Koz fires a plasma bolt that slows and damages the first enemy struck. Once Plasma Fission hits, reaches its maximum range or is reactivated a second time, the bolt splits at a 90 degree angle. The split bolts deal the same damage and apply the same slow.
  • W: Void Rift
    Vel'Koz sends out a straight line blast that tears open a temporary rift to the Void before exploding. Both the initial tear and the delayed explosion damage and apply Deconstruction stacks to caught enemies.
  • E: Tectonic Disruption
    After a brief delay Vel'Koz disrupts a nearby area, damaging and launching all enemies caught into the air. Enemies hit that are close to Vel'Koz are also knocked back slightly.
  • R: Life Form Disintegration Ray
    Vel'Koz channels a ray of infinite energy that follows the cursor for a brief while, damaging, slowing and Deconstructing all enemies in range.

And here's a picture of him in action (click to enlarge):

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As per usual, there is no definitive date on when Vel'Koz will be released, but it looks like he may already have a legendary skin in the works!

Source: Riot Games

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He looks pretty badass. I really need to try LoL out one of these days.

Getting a very strong Void Ray feel from him.
Love those things...they are the only way I know how to play Starcraft :(

Well he certainly sounds OP as hell, especially if he has like a Lux ult that can sweep across the field and slow people. I'll give him a spin.

Faceless void wishes he was in LoL he would of at least gotten to see then.

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He does look very cool, but his skills seem a bit boring there is nothing that special about him.

I dunno if I like someone with Vel in there name as a char means people might start using it or such and its my kickname D:

OT: While I dont play LoL I do think alot of its chars look pretty cool and this guy should be blocked from Japan

I can see the Tentacle Grape joke now...

I really don't need another mage in my roster, but I can't help it - this guy just looks awesome.

I'm pretty sure I've seen this hentai.

Can't wait for his rule 34 artwork. It's literally the best thing about LoL.

That Deconstruction passive sounds nasty. Will LoL players be dreading seeing this guy in lane or is it not that bad?

Greg

Greg Tito:
That Deconstruction passive sounds nasty. Will LoL players be dreading seeing this guy in lane or is it not that bad?

Greg

He appears to be a skill-heavy champ. If you can land his skillshots, he will wreck in lane with that passive. If you can't he'll be pretty useless.

But I haven't played him yet so I can't be exactly sure.

Greg Tito:
That Deconstruction passive sounds nasty. Will LoL players be dreading seeing this guy in lane or is it not that bad?

Greg

Well, you can trust Riot to balance his moveset out E V E N T U A L L Y, but he'll probably be a pain for a month or two. You know, give everyone time to buy him before the nerf.

A tentacle monster... fighting a school girl.

I'll just... go sit in the corner.

Greg Tito:
That Deconstruction passive sounds nasty. Will LoL players be dreading seeing this guy in lane or is it not that bad?

Greg

His lack of escape makes him very vulnerable to ganks so that sort of balances his apparent high damage.

I want ao shin. What the fuck.
Why even tease him and then keep people in the dark for months while releasing new champs that were never teased.
I could literally not care less about another "loldamage" mage while I keep waiting for that supposed "support champ with a twist".
Shit that gets leaked gets released but shit they announce keeps getting pushed back with no further notice.
This is so annoying.

Greg Tito:
That Deconstruction passive sounds nasty. Will LoL players be dreading seeing this guy in lane or is it not that bad?

Greg

His Q is a skillshot that is basically impossible to dodge without remaining out of range or behind minions.
His W doesn't appear to be anything too special, though it is aoe for all that's worth.
His E apparently (from what I read elsewhere) stacks up "ammunition" and can be used in quick succession until you run out of "ammo."
His ult applies a slow, can kinda be retargeted, and applies a load of stacks of his passive (up to 5 I think).
His scalings to Ability Power all suck though, meaning he'll probably just have a very strong mid game. That having been said, his Q should make him hard to deal with in lane, and his e should allow him to destroy people with his passive assuming that the true damage is relatively decent, so he should be really, really annoying to face in lane. He does appear to fall off like a rock though, but the scalings could change before he is actually released.

Edit:
I got that backwards, his W is the ability that stacks ammunition, not his E. Considering that his W applies his passive twice, that's actually kinda horrifying.

 

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