The release of Vex is finally around the corner and today players got a detailed look at the abilities of the newest addition to League of Legends.
The Gloomy Yordle is set to release on Thursday, September 23, giving players a few weeks to test her out on the Public Beta Environment before that. The release of Vex will mark the first yordle release since Kled in 2016 and she is looking to be a champion that most will fear on Summoner’s Rift.
In Vex’s kit, players will find a lot of dark and gloomy spells that follows her theme perfectly. Most of Vex’s abilities are fairly straightforward but will undoubtedly have a big impact if used correctly.
The highlight of Vex will likely be her ultimate, Shadow Surge, which is already looking like a powerful ability with a lot of potential for outplays. While this ability isn’t necessarily as innovative as some of the most recent champions, it will allow Vex to get resets in big fights. As with other champions such as Pyke and Katarina, resets can be an extremely strong tool and can give players the freedom to rack up highlights.
Passive – Doom N’ Gloom
Doom: Periodically, Vex becomes empowered by Doom which will cause her next basic ability to interrupt any dash while fearing enemies.
Gloom: When a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, they become marked with Gloom. Vex’s next basic attack against a marked enemy will deal bonus damage and refund a part of Doom’s cooldown.
Q – Mistral Bolt
Vex launches a wave forward that deals magic damage to all enemies it passes through. After Mistral Bolt has traveled for a bit, the wave will accelerate and reduce in width. Mistral Bolt detonates Gloom on all marked enemies it hits.
W – Personal Space
Vex gets a shield and unleashes a shockwave around her, dealing magic damage to enemies hit. Personal Space detonates Gloom on all marked enemies it hits.
E – Looming Darkness
Vex’s companion, Shadow, flies to a location and will increase in size as it travels. On arrival, Shadow deals magic damage, slows, and marks all enemies hit with Gloom.
R – Shadow Surge
Shadow flies forward, marks enemies, and deals magic damage to the first enemy champion that it hits. After the hit, Vex can recast Shadow Surge which will pull her to the marked target, dealing additional magic damage.
If the marked target dies within a short time frame after taking damage from Shadow Surge, Vex can cast the ability again within a few seconds.