Riot Games unveiled Bel'Veth's abilities as fans prepare for the newest League of Legends champion to hit Summoner's Rift.
Bel'Veth was rumored to be the next champion in League of Legends, but it wasn't confirmed until May 20 when Riot Games released a cinematic centered around the Empress of the Void and Kai'Sa. Other vignettes focused around Void champions detailed what lore players can expect with the champion. Backstory is important to some, but most care about what Bel'Veth's abilities are and how she'll fit into the game's meta.
Bel'Veth's abilities were detailed by Riot Games on the official League of Legends Twitter account. Here's a look at all four abilities and her passive, per Riot Games.
League of Legends Bel'Veth Abilities Revealed: Passive, Skills, Ultimate
Passive - Death in Lavender
After using an ability, Bel'Veth’s next 2 attacks have increased attack speed. Additionally, whenever Bel'Veth takes down a large monster or champion she gains permanent bonus Attack speed in the form of Lavender stacks. Bel'Veth attacks faster than normal and does not have an attack speed cap, however, her attacks and on-hit effects deal reduced damage and she does not gain attack speed on level up.
Q - Void Surge
Bel'Veth dashes in one of four directions, dealing damage to all enemies she passes through and applying on-hit effects. Each direction has its own unique cooldown that scales with attack speed.
W - Above and Below
Bel’Veth slams her tail down, dealing damage, knocking up, and slowing enemies hit. Upon hitting an enemy champion, this ability reduces Void Surge’s dash cooldown in the direction of the champion hit.
E - Royal Maelstrom
Bel’Veth channels a storm of slashes around her, gaining damage reduction and increased life steal. Each slash strikes the lowest health enemy within her Maelstrom, dealing more damage the more health they are missing. The amount of slashes scales with her attack speed.
R - Endless Banquet
Passive: Every second attack against the same target deals additional True Damage, stacking infinitely. Takedowns against Epic Monsters and Champions leave behind a piece of Void Coral. Epic Monsters from the Void like Rift Herald and Baron Nashor drop special, voidier Void Coral.
Active: Bel’veth consumes a piece of Void Coral and explodes, slowing and dealing True Damage to nearby enemies based on their missing health. Upon consuming Void Coral, Bel’Veth temporarily changes into her True Form. Consuming Void Coral left by Epic Monsters from the Void (Rift Herald and Baron Nashor) grants Bel'Veth her true form for an extended duration and causes minions that die in her presence to be reborn as faithful Voidlings. Voidlings are small minions that will serve Bel’Veth by marching down the lane in which they were spawned.
True Form: When Bel’Veth unleashes her True Form, she gains increased max health, out-of-combat move speed, attack range, and total attack speed. While in her True Form, she also gains the ability to dash through walls with Void Surge.
For detailed footage of Bel'Veth's abilities, head to Riot Games' rundown here.
Bel'Veth, the Empress of the Void, joins the League of Legends roster in Patch 12.11.