Everything We Know About League of Legends' New Void Champion Bel'Veth
LoL's new Void jungler is “Fast and big. Fantastic.”
Riot Games finally revealed League of Legends’ next champion Bel'Veth, the empress of the Void. The company first teased Bel'Veth by changing the splash art of Kai’Sa on her lore page and via two unlisted videos that showed Bel'Veth communicating to Malzahar and Vel'Koz. The community had been eagerly waiting for her reveal after the sea of leaks on social media.
Bel'Veth’s name, her model in-game, and the ability kit had all been leaked prior to Riot Games revealing the same . Bel'Veth is now officially the latest Void champion, who shall take the role of a jungler. In Riot’s new cinematic, the League of Legends community got its first glance at Bel'Veth as she interacted with Kai'Sa.
Riot’s take on Bel'Veth and her cinematic
Riot wrote in the that this jungler will be someone who is beautiful, inevitable, and foretold. Riot further said, “A new skirmisher for all those jungle players out there. A new Empress to submit to… and you will submit.”
In the League of Legends Season 2022 Opening Day livestream, Lead Producer of Champions Ryan “Reav3” Mireles teased the Void jungler by reciting a monologue, while being taken over by some power. With his eyes turned all purple, in a deep voice, as if echoing from the Void, Mireles said, “I see it. I see everything. The lavender sea, purple cities cover the land. She rules over it all, my empress. This is what Runeterra should be, its true form. ”
The cinematic, titled , shows Bel'Veth’s two forms – her humanoid form and the monster she transforms into. It begins with Kai’Sa jumping into an eerie place infested with void creatures and she is lured by purple glowing butterflies into a swarm of fishes. Following this Bel'Veth reveals herself to Kai’Sa and says she will devour her world just like she devoured the city where they are standing, the ruined city of Bel'Veth. She holds Kai’Sa down with her voidlings that tear her mask apart and Bel'Veth says, “I am not some mindless Void spawn. I am so much more,” and transforms into a terrifying monster.
Bel'Veth’s primary motive is to consume everything and everyone. You can read more about Bel'Veth’s ominous background in the short story , written by Jared Rosen. This story takes place right after the cinematic where Bel'Veth converses with her about the Void and the future it needs.
“Aid me in the destruction of the Watchers, and I will spare your kind... for a moment. A month. A year. More. Perhaps, in that time, you will find a weapon that can slay me, or a hero who can face me. You will not... but you can try. I offer one chance. It is more than they will give you,” says Bel'Veth to Kai’Sa.
Bel'Veth’s leaked abilities
Youtube channel Ryscu posted a video on 11th May explaining all of Bel'Veth’s abilities. According to the leaks on Reddit, Bel'Veth is supposedly a hybrid champion like Volibear who can build both Ability Power (AP) and Attack Damage (AD), but leaning more towards AP.
The following are the abilities of Bel'Veth:
Passive - Death In Lavender
Q - Void Surge
W - Above and Below
E - Royal Maelstrom
R - Endless Banquet
Notably, the names of Bel'Veth’s abilities were leaked when her model was making the rounds on social media.
Bel'Veth Passive: Death In Lavender
All enemy units including champions, jungle camps, epic monsters, siege, and super minions drop a “coral” when they die. Bel'Veth can collect these drops to stack her passive - Death in Lavender. This passive forms a swarm, based on the stacks. It grants her lifesteal against jungle camps and if Bel'Veth attacks a turret or an epic monster, she sends her swarm to it, healing her and damaging it. It consumes all stacks.
Q: Void Surge
Bel'Veth’s Q ability has a passive and an active.
Passive: Bel'Veth has an “arrow” in 4 diagonals.
Active: Bel'Veth dashes, deals damage, and applies a slow effect. It procs her passive to passed enemies while in Endless Banquet (R). When she damages a champion, a big or an epic monster (in the direction of the arrow) with her dash, her Q is fully restored to be cast again. However, using the ability against small monsters or minions in the direction of the arrow only restores 40% of the Q cooldown.
W: Above and Below
While casting Above and Below, Bel'Veth goes underground for a short time, gains movement speed, and goes through walls. In the end, she unburrows, dealing damage and knocking up enemies in the area. While in Endless Banquet, she becomes untargetable and grants a short stun after the airborne effect.
E: Royal Maelstrom
Bel'Veth starts channeling a vortex and while casting it, she cannot move. She pulls all enemies towards her, damages them each second, and receives less damage during the cast. Much like Thornmail’s effect, she gives back a % of all damage she received from the attackers. While in Endless Banquet, this deals a % of true damage over a second, her damage reduction is higher, and at the end, she can explode the area.
R - Ultimate: Endless Banquet
Bel'Veth transforms into her true form for an unknown number of seconds, like Aatrox’s R - World Ender or Swain’s new R- Demonic Ascension. Casting this buffs all her abilities and she gains HP, magic resist, armor, and damage. While transformed, collecting (Passive stack) heals Bel'Veth for a %. She uses all her stacks to form a swarm of some unknown creatures (video says fishes), damaging enemy champions nearby. The swarm dies after some time, but it can be renewed by killing champions.
If these leaks are confirmed, League of Legends players will be in for a treat when this jungle champion releases since her kit is so damage-oriented and entertaining. Riot Games has not confirmed anything about her abilities and she is yet to appear on the League of Legends Public Beta Environment (PBE) for testing.