Aurelion Sol’s CGU is almost ready for launch in League of Legends.

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Riot Games Reimagines Aurelion Sol’s Kit with the Comprehensive Gameplay Update

Abilities data mined and leaked before official release

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Aurelion Sol’s CGU is almost ready for launch in League of Legends.
His reimagined ability kit has been leaked and the game client is hinting at an 8th January reveal.

The New Year is already off to a great start for League of Legends players, especially Aurelion Sol mains. Aurelion Sol has consistently had one of the lowest pick rates in the game and this prompted Riot Games to imagine a gameplay update for the space dragon. Riot first announced this in the April 2022 Champion Roadmap and more details about the comprehensive gameplay update (CGU) were spilled by Rob “KingCobra” Rosa in July 2022. Following this, in August last year, Ryan "Reav3" Mireles revealed the reimagined ability kit of Aurelion Sol.

Now, almost four months later, at the start of 2023, players have found that the comprehensive gameplay update for Aurelion Sol has been patched into League of Legends’ PBE [Public Beta Environment] files.

On 4th January, Youtuber and data miner SkinSpotlights tweeted, “Ahri ASU [Art and Sustainability Update] Music, ASol [Aurelion Sol] Midscope Update Music and LNY2023 [Lunar New Year] Music for the League Client was just patched to the PBE.

SkinSpotlights later posted a gameplay reveal for the Star Forger on 5th December, confirming that the CGU is almost ready for release. The CGU could be expected alongside LoL Patch 13.1. Additionally, the newly updated League of Legends client also has a dedicated Aurelion Sol tab that unlocks only on 8th January. 

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Aurelion Sol gets a new ability kit in League of Legends

The most evident change that one can immediately tell is that Aurelion Sol no longer has three stars revolving around him. The SkinSpotlights video looked at every new ability in his kit in detail and they are as follows:

(Note: The abilities and their descriptions have been sourced from SkinSpotlights and could change while they are being tested on the PBE before release)

COSMIC CREATOR - Passive

Aurelion Sol's damaging abilities break down enemies into stacks of Stardust, which permanently improves each of his abilities.

BREATH OF LIGHT - Q

Aurelion Sol channels his dragon breath for a few seconds, damaging the first enemy hit and splashing reduced damage onto nearby enemies. Each second the breath is channeled directly at an enemy it will deal bonus damage, which is improved by the amount of Stardust that's been collected. This ability collects Stardust if the target is a champion.

ASTRAL FLIGHT - W

Aurelion Sol flies over a terrain in a targeted direction. While in this state, he can cast other abilities. Breath of Light no longer has a cooldown or maximum channel duration and deals increased damage while flying. Astral Flight's remaining cooldown is reduced whenever an enemy champion dies after being recently damaged by Aurelion Sol. Stardust increases Astral Flight's maximum range.

SINGULARITY - E

Aurelion Sol summons a black hole, damaging enemies and slowly pulling them toward its center. This ability grants Stardust each time an enemy dies within the black hole and for each second an enemy champion is caught inside it. The center of the black hole executes enemies who are below a certain percentage of their maximum health. Stardust increases Singularity's size as well as the execution threshold.

FALLING STAR - R

Falling Star: Aurelion Sol crashes a star into the earth. This impact deals magic damage and stuns enemies while also granting Stardust for each enemy champion it hits. Gathering enough Stardust transforms Aurelion Sol's next Falling Star into The Skies Descend.

The Skies Descend: Aurelion Sol drags a giant star down from the heavens with an increased impact zone and increased damage, knocking enemies up rather than stunning them. A shockwave then spreads from the edge of the impact zone, which damages and slows the enemies it hits. Stardust increases the impact area of both Falling Star and The Skies Descend.


With the League of Legends client pointing at an 8th January reveal for the Aurelion Sol CGU and with the first patch of the season going live on 10th January, players can expect to see the new Star Forger on the Summoner’s Rift very soon.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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