In case you were wondering about the upcoming League of Legends 2021 changes, Riot Games finally decided to begin releasing its new content. League of Legends fans begin their year with an impressive CG trailer and some news about the new champion Viego, the ruined King, who can possess corpses and cause real chaos with his powers. 

Here’s the official Season 2021 Cinematic:

As many of you noticed, the big bad in this new video is a new necrotic champion Viego which looks really neat. However, cinematics didn’t manage to reveal his in-game potential so maybe this will. 

From what we gather, Viego will be a jungler-type champion. Here’s an overview of his abilities:

Passive – Sovereign’s Domination

Viego can temporarily possess enemy champions he helps kill, healing for a portion of their max health. Viego’s items, attacks, and non-ultimate abilities become those of his slain enemy’s, and he gains a free cast of his own ultimate.

Q – Blade of the Ruined King

Passive: Viego’s attacks deal a percent of the target’s current health as bonus damage. When Viego attacks an enemy he recently hit with an ability, the attack strikes twice.

Active: Viego stabs forward with his blade, damaging all enemies hit.

W – Spectral Maw

Viego charges up and then dashes forward, hurling a blast of mist that stuns and damages the first enemy hit. Stun duration and mist range increase with charge time, damage and dash range don’t.

E – Harrowed Path

Viego spreads a wave of Black Mist around a nearby wall. While in the mist, Viego becomes Camouflaged and gains attack speed and movement speed.

R – Heartbreaker

Viego discards any bodies he is currently possessing and teleports forward, attacking the enemy champion in range with the lowest percent health and dealing bonus damage based on their missing health. Other enemies in range are knocked away.

While we still don’t have an official Viego release date, it’s fairly safe to assume that the champion should become available on the game’s testing server by the end of the month.

Lastly, we should mention some of the gameplay changes coming in the League of Legends 2021 season. While some of the changes are minor, there are still some interesting details such as shop update that should keep the game feeling fresh for the upcoming year. Check it out.

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