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):
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