League of Legends

League of Legends Vex Role: Where to Play Her

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Vex is League of Legend's newest champion, a Yordle with an attitude. Where to play her is a pressing question, as her kit seems to be a strong well rounded set of skills that will allow her to roam and pressure the enemy well.

Vex is confirmed to release with Patch 11.19. Patch 11.19 will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Just like other new releases, she will cost 7,800 blue essence on release for one week.

League of Legends Vex Role: Where to Play Her

Here are Vex's abilities and passive:

  • Passive - Doom ‘n Gloom
  • Doom - Periodically, Vex becomes empowered by Doom, causing her next basic ability to interrupt dashes and Fear enemies.
    Gloom - Whenever a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, they become marked with Gloom. Vex’s next basic attack against a marked enemy detonates the mark, dealing bonus damage and refunding part of Doom's cooldown.

  • Q - Mistral Bolt
    Vex launches a wave forward, dealing magic damage to enemies it passes through. After a short delay, the wave accelerates but has reduced width. Mistral Bolt detonates Gloom on any marked enemies it hits
  • W - Personal Space
    Vex gains a shield and emits a shockwave, dealing magic damage to enemies around her. Personal Space detonates Gloom on any marked enemies it hits.
  • E - Looming Darkness
    Shadow flies to a location, increasing in size as it travels. On arriving, Shadow deals magic damage, slows, and marks enemies hit with Gloom.
  • R - Shadow Surge
    Shadow flies forward, marking and dealing magic damage to the first enemy champion hit. Vex can then recast this ability to have Shadow pull her to the marked target, dealing additional magic damage. If the marked target dies within a short time of taking damage from Shadow Surge, Vex can cast Shadow Surge again within a few seconds.

Based on this information, we can safely assume Vex will be a standard AP mage played in the mid lane. Champions obviously become popular in unexpected roles after release, but expect to certainly see her in the mid lane.