League of Legends

Viego's Abilities Explained

Viego's kit includes melee physical damage, a stun, and Camouflage ability.
Viego's kit includes melee physical damage, a stun, and Camouflage ability. | Courtesy of Riot Games

The latest addition to Summoner's Rift is Viego, the Ruined King. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming champion's abilities.

League of Legends: Viego's Ability Rundown

Viego's damage is physical, with all recommended items in the League of Legends shop pointing toward attack damage items. He is classified as a melee champion with kits that have slight range, such as his Blade of the Ruined King (Q) and Spectral Maw (W). Below is his ability rundown:

1. Passive - Sovereign’s Domination

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Viego can temporarily possess enemy champions he helps kill, healing for a portion of their maximum health. During possession, Viego's items, attacks, and non-ultimate abilities become those of his slain enemy's, and he gains a free cast of his own ultimate, Heartbreaker. While possessing an enemy, Viego also gets bonus movement speed when moving toward enemy champions.

2. Q - Blade of the Ruined King

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Passive: Viego’s attacks deal a percent of the target's current health as bonus damage on-hit. When Viego attacks an enemy he recently hit with an ability, the attack strikes twice. The second strike siphons health from the target instead of dealing regular damage, but still applies on-hit effects and can critically strike. This passive is maintained during possession.

Active: Viego stabs forward with his blade, damaging all enemies hit.

3. W - Spectral Maw

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Viego charges up and then dashes forward, hurling a blast of mist that stuns and damages the first enemy hit. Stun duration and mist range increase with charge time, damage and dash range don't.

4. E - Harrowed Path

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Viego spreads a wave of Black Mist around a nearby wall. While in the mist, Viego becomes camouflaged and gains attack speed and movement speed.

5. R - Heartbreaker

Viego discards any bodies he is currently possessing and teleports forward, attacking the enemy champion in range with the lowest percent health and dealing bonus damage based on their missing health. Other enemies in range are knocked away.