I present to you Hwei, another “200-year champion”
For an extended period, Aphelios earned the “200-year champion” in League of Legends, owing to the complexity of his kit featuring across his 5 weapons. However, Riot Games seems to have surpassed this reputation with the introduction of Hwei, the game’s newest mid laner.
Hwei gameplay showcased by LoL devs
In a recent match on the League PBE test server, the new champion designer, Myles “Emizery” Salholm, showcased the potential of the new mid laner, particularly when synergized with Aphelios’ arsenal of weapons.
In the clip, the game was evenly poised at the 20-minute mark, with both teams boasting similar kills, and gold. As a teamfight unfolded, Emizery’s team found themselves on the brink of defeat, with teammates falling one after another.
However, a turn of events occurred when the enemy team grouped tightly in the river. Seizing this opportunity, Hwei executed a perfectly timed Crushing Maw, pulling the four foes back into each other. Subsequently, he unleashed Devastating Fire, and Aphelios used his Moonlight Vigil ultimate, resulting in an astonishing burst of damage in under two seconds.
Adding to the onslaught, the ink mage wielded the new Stormsurge legendary item, featuring a passive that struck enemies with lightning, potentially causing a chain reaction of detonations in a large area.
Both Aphelios and Hwei, acknowledged as two of the most intricate champions in the game, emerge as formidable adversaries when mastered. The ink mage versatile kit, encompassing damage abilities, utility, and crowd control, positions him as a Swiss Army knife for team compositions. Meanwhile, Aphelios maintains his status as a late-game carry, capable of decimating entire teams with a swift of spells and the right itemization.
Players eager to experience the new champion can test him on the League PBE now or anticipate his arrival on live servers with Patch 13.24 on December 6.