New League of Legends Champion Vex Leaked: Abilities and Release Date
League of Legends’ 157th champion just got leaked and the claims by data miners fall in line with the gloomy yordle champion that was teased earlier this month by Riot Games. The Ruination event is now live in League of Legends and the new champion is expected to release sometime after Akshan, so fans might have to wait a while. Images were found in the Sentinels of Light event storyline data and the character matches the teasers shown in the recent ‘Rise of the Sentinels’ video on the official League YouTube channel. Here is everything we know so far about the upcoming champion.
Vex will play a part in Viego’s story
In terms of lore, Vex may be Yuumi’s missing master. According to the official lore, Yuumi’s master disappeared by using the Book of Thresholds to “teleport to a dangerous place” which falls in line with Vex being in the Shadow Isles. There are portals outside Bandle City which connect to the Shadow Isles. Riot Games had teased that the upcoming “gloomy yordle” will play a big part in Viego’s story but we have no official information on how she will alter the fate of Runeterra and where her allegiances lie.
According to reports, Vex was originally designed to be an artillery mage but she was tweaked to be a burst mage, which caused a delay in her release date. “She gets annoyed as hell with hyperactive champions dashing all around her. It’s enough to make her get serious and start clobbering all lifeforms full of irritating happiness dashing around her like pesky flies.” This bit of information suggests that she may have some form of slow effect in her abilities. With Yordles being capable of spiritual or elemental magic, Vex should be capable of harnessing powers akin to Lulu and Rumble.
Vex release date
Vex will be a part of the Rise of Sentinels event as confirmed by Riot Games but she will not be available as a playable champion anytime soon. Akshan is set to release on 22nd July and Vex might be next in line as part of a future update.