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Riot Games Unveils Viego, The Ruined King

Riot Games revealed the newest champion in the League of Legends universe, Viego, The Ruined King. Viego is the 154th champion to be added to the League universe and the first champion to be developed for 2021.

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Viego’s announcement took center stage of Friday’s Season 11 Debut stream. With him comes an exciting development into the lore of League of Legends. Every game will be incorporating him into the game: from Wild Rift to League of Legends itself.

Viego is unveiled as a jungler that possesses champions to gain strengths, abilities and other additions to his abilities, and other gimmicks. Let’s take a look at Viego’s kit.

Passive – Sovereign’s Domination

Viego can temporarily possess enemy champions he helps kill, healing for a portion of their max health. During possession, 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, Heartbreaker. While possessing an enemy, Viego also gets bonus movement speed when moving toward enemy champions.

Q – Blade of the Ruined King

Passive: Viego’s attacks deal a percent of the target’s current health as bonus damage on-hit. When Viego attacks an enemy he recently hit with an ability, the attack strikes twice. The second strike siphons health from the target instead of dealing regular damage, but still applies on-hit effects and can critically strike. This passive is maintained during possession.

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.

Viego is expected to be on the PBE servers soon and is expected to be released mid-January.

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