The new League of Legends champion had a very weird introduction. During the past week, one content creator Nasteey, who is also a part of League Partner Program, accidentally released a video featuring Yuumi – a supposed new champion of League of Legends. The video was removed in seconds but the internet never forgets. Some were quick enough to grab some screenshots, so the news was out. It was only a question of time since we’d get an official confirmation. And during the weekend – we did. Meet Yuumi, the Magical Cat.
As you might expect, Yuumi is a super cute cat with quite a back story. Yuumi’s master, a mysterious mage, left her pet near a spellbook. Seconds after, the spellbook pulls Yummi into its magical world and thus, she appears in the Summoner’s Rift.
Riot has confirmed that Yummi is a support type of character and her kit emphasizes this as well. Yuumi can attach herself to an allied champion making her untargetable, she also has two kinds of sustain abilities and a shield for herself and her ally.
Here’s the full list of her abilities:
Bop ‘n’ Block
Every so often, Yuumi’s next attack against an opponent restores mana and grants her a shield. If Yuumi is Attached, the shield protects her ally. The shield protects Yuumi or her ally until it’s broken.
Q – Prowling Projectile
Yuumi fires a missile that deals magic damage to the first enemy hit. If the missile is in flight long enough, it deals bonus damage and slows enemies.
While Attached, Yuumi fires a missile from her ally’s position and can direct the missile’s flight path with her mouse.
W – You and Me!
Passive: While Attached, Yuumi and her ally gain a percent of each other’s AD or AP converted to Adaptive Force.
Active: Yuumi starts with a point in her W. She dashes to an ally champion and attaches to them. While Attached, she follows her partner’s movement and is untargetable by everything except tower damage. Yuumi’s abilities fire from her ally’s location, and she can’t attack enemies. She can Unattach after a cooldown or Attach to another teammate with no cooldown.
E – Zoomies
Yuumi heals and gains a burst of movement speed. If Attached, her ally is targeted by the spell instead. This spell has two charges.
R – Final Chapter
Yuumi opens a Book, launching waves of magic damage that roots enemies after multiple hits. While using her ult, Yuumi can move, attach to ally champions, and heal.
Yuumi is set to be released on the Public Test Environment (PBE) server tomorrow. Her debut in the live game is scheduled for May 14th. You can read more about the new champion on her League of Legends Universe page.