The entire set of skills for League of Legends’ upcoming non-traditional bot laner, Nilah, have been revealed
Nilah will be the 161st champion in League of Legends, and she is intended to redefine the diversity of bot laners. The new champion is a skirmisher, the developer’s first melee ADC designed to be played in the bot lane for the first time on Summoner’s Rift.
Nilah, according to Riot, is a warrior ascetic from a distant region who seeks out the world’s deadliest and opponents in order to confront them with an unbreakable grin. She has no emotions other than the demon of joy’s unending jubilations, which she now employs as a weapon, pulling the demon’s prismatic, water-based into her palm to defend the planet from evils.
With a concentration on close combat, Nilah’s abilities provide her with enough tools to survive standard ranged matchups, which can eventually lead to some fascinating gameplay. Here are all of the details of The Joy Unbound abilities.
Joy Unending (P)
If Nilah last hits a minion she and the nearest allied champion gain 50% of the experience that would normally be lost from sharing with nearby allies.
Nilah gains additional effectiveness from heals and shields given to her by allied champions. When a nearby ally casts an ability that heals or shields her or themselves, she grants the additional benefit to both herself and her ally.
Formless Blade (Q)
Passive: Attacks and ability damage against champions ignore some of their armor and heal her for part of the damage dealt. This effect scales with crit chance and can overheal, granting Nilah a shield
Active: Nilah strikes in a line, damaging all enemies hit. Hitting an enemy increases her attack range and attack speed for a few seconds. Additionally her basic attacks will splash in a cone, dealing additional damage.
Jubilant Veil (W)
Nilah envelopes herself in mist, causing her to briefly gain movement speed, reduce incoming magic damage, and dodge all incoming basic attacks. Touching an ally champion hides them in the mist, granting them the same bonuses for half the duration.
Nilah dashes through a target unit, damaging all enemies she passes through. She can hold two charges of Slipstream at once.
Nilah can cast (Q) Formless Blade during Slipstream to pull a wave in her path, dealing damage and activating her empowered attacks.
Nilah spins her weapon in an area around her, dealing damage and pulling enemies in toward the centre with a final burst. This damage heals her for a portion of the damage dealt, converting excel healing into a shield. The healing and shielding scales with critical strike chance and is shared with nearby allies.
During a recent press conference, Riot revealed that the new champion will be available in LoL patch 12.13, which will go live on July 13, 2022.