League of Legends continually updates, adding new champions and features to the multiplayer battle arena game. This weekend, during League’s yearly Worlds tournament, Developer Riot Games shared some of the next big additions coming to the game. This includes new champion Hwei, the Visionary, a young Ionian man who uses his massive brush to paint a dizzying array of spells, as well as a host of changes for the upcoming season including adjustments to Summoner’s Rift and the nasty Baron boss.
Hwei is a unique champion because he doesn’t use the typical QWER + passive ability combo that most other League characters use. Instead, his Q, W, and E open up spellbooks, each of which has three spells apiece. His abilities allow him to be a jack of all trades, capable of going mid lane or serving as a support. There’s a lot to examine in Hwei’s kit, which comes with a total of 10 spells. His passive and ultimate always remain the same, and he has a reset ability that lets him to swap spellbooks.
Passive — Signature of the Visionary
Hwei’s damaging abilities against enemy champions mark them for a few seconds. Hitting marked enemies with another damaging ability creates an explosion underneath them, detonating after a short delay and dealing magic damage to all enemies in range.
QR/WR/ER — Wash Brush
Hwei clears his paintbrush and returns to base abilities without using mana or cooldowns.
(Ultimate) R — Spiraling Despair
Hwei launches a vision of pure despair that sticks to an enemy champion for a few seconds. The vision expands and overwhelms all enemies it touches, dealing magic damage per second. Enemies within the zone are afflicted with stacks of Despair over time. Each stack of Despair applies a stacking percent slow.Read more on polygon.com