A new middle lane champion for League of Legends (LoL) has been released. Vel’Koz is the newest champion to hit the LoL scene and it is about time LoL gets another void champion; Cho'Gath, Kog'Maw and Kha'Zix have been getting a little lonely.
Vel’Koz has been made for the middle lane but as we all know, most champions can be put into many different roles. He does have a short auto attack range which makes him more like Kayle but he has the necessary tools in his abilities to discourage his lane opponent from engaging.
His abilities include:
Organic Destruction: His passive stacks on enemy champions after they have been hit by one of his abilities. After being hit three times the enemy champion, minion or monster will suffer bonus true damage. To avoid being “Deconstructed” players should avoid Vel’Koz’s attacks for a short while.
Plasma Fission: His “Q” fires a plasma bolt that slows and damages the first enemy struck. Vel’Koz can also split the bolts by reactivating the spell, both bolts will deal the same damage and apply the same slow.
Void Rift: Using his “W”, Vel’Koz sends out a straight line blast that tears open a temporary rift to the Void before exploding. Both of these effects apply “Deconstruction” stacks to all enemies caught within the blast radius.
Tectonic Disruption: After a brief delay, Vel’Koz’s “E” disrupts a nearby area, damaging and launching all enemies caught into the air. If an enemy is close to Vel’Koz and is hit by Tectonic Disruption, they will be knocked back slightly.
Life Form Disintegration Ray: Vel’Koz becomes an entirely different beast once he gains access to Life Form Disintegration Ray. He channels a ray of energy that follows the cursor for a short time, damaging, slowing and “Deconstructing” all enemies that are within range. Using this ability makes your positioning extremely important because of its long channel time and slow turn speed.
Vel’Koz, as with all champions, will be brought out with a skin. Battlecast Vel'Koz is very similar to all those and follows the same lore. According to what we already know, Viktor is trying to create and army by turning champions into machines. This skin is sure to look pretty awesome and will most likely come in the Vel’Koz bundle.