Riot Games has officially revealed the newest League of Legends champion after weeks of mystery.
Akshan is a mid-lane marksman who is a member of the Sentinels of Light, who are presently fighting to destroy the Black Mist in the land of Runeterra. Akshan is the next piece in Viego’s lore, which began in January when the Ruined King invaded Summoner’s Rift.
Akshan will be offering lots of mobility, burst damage, and interesting gameplay to Summoner’s Rift. With his shielding and movement speed increase, his three-hit passive provides him plenty of utility. He also has a chase-down feature that grants him invisibility, movement speed, and mana regeneration as he follows a trail.
Dirty Fighting (Passive)
Every three hits from Akshan’s attacks and damaging abilities will deal a burst of physical damage to the target. If the target hit is a champion, Akshan will also gain a shield.
After landing the attack, Akshan fires a second attack that will deal reduced physical damage to the target. This second attack can be canceled, which will give Akshan a burst of movement speed.
Akshan throws a boomerang that deals physical damage and reveals enemies hit, extending its range each time it hits an enemy. Enemies can be hit once as the boomerang goes out and once as it returns.
Going Rogue (W)
Passive: When enemy champions kill one of Akshan’s allies, they’re marked as Scoundrels. When Akshan gets a takedown on a Scoundrel, he gains bonus gold, all allies killed by the Scoundrel are resurrected at their base, and Scoundrel status is removed from all other enemies.
Active: Akshan becomes camouflaged for a short duration, or indefinitely while near terrain. During this time, Akshan can see trails leading toward Scoundrels and gains movement speed and mana regeneration while moving toward them.
Heroic Swing (E)
Akshan fires a hookshot that embeds in the first terrain hit. While embedded, he can recast to swing around the terrain in the cast direction, firing physical damage bullets at the nearest enemy while swinging. While swinging, he can recast again to jump off in the direction of the cursor and fire a final shot.
Heroic Swing’s cooldown resets when Akshan earns a takedown on an enemy champion.
Akshan locks onto an enemy champion and begins channeling power into his gun to store bullets. At the end of the duration or after recasting, Akshan unleashes the stored bullets, each dealing physical damage based on missing health to the first minion, champion, or structure hit.
Akshan can move normally and cast Heroic Swing (E) while channeling and firing Comeuppance (R).
When will Akshan release in League of Legends?
Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel is likely to be included in patch 11.15, which is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, July 21. Soon, players will be able to test out Akshan on the PBE.