League of Legends: Vel’Koz, the Eye of the Void, Revealed

February 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Void in League of Legends will soon spill forth Vel’ Koz, a terrifying being created for the sole purpose of learning.

“Vel’Koz absorbs knowledge and accrues understanding through a multitude of tests and scans,” according to a game manager. “Unfortunately, those very tests, while extremely productive for Vel’Koz, have a tendency to utterly destroy his subjects.”

Abilities:

Passive: Organic Deconstruction

Vel’Koz’s abilities Deconstruct those they strike. After being hit three times by his abilities, minions, monsters and enemy champions are Deconstructed and suffer bonus true damage. Enemies lose their Deconstruction stacks by avoiding Vel’Koz’s attacks for a short while.

Q: Plasma Fission

Vel’Koz fires a plasma bolt that slows and damages the first enemy struck. Once Plasma Fission hits, reaches its maximum range or is reactivated a second time, the bolt splits at a 90 degree angle. The split bolts deal the same damage and apply the same slow.

W: Void Rift

Vel’Koz sends out a straight line blast that tears open a temporary rift to the Void before exploding. Both the initial tear and the delayed explosion damage and apply Deconstruction stacks to caught enemies.

E: Tectonic Disruption

After a brief delay Vel’Koz disrupts a nearby area, damaging and launching all enemies caught into the air. Enemies hit that are close to Vel’Koz are also knocked back slightly.

R: Life Form Disintegration Ray

Vel’Koz channels a ray of infinite energy that follows the cursor for a brief while, damaging, slowing and Deconstructing all enemies in range.

Gameplay

Vel’Koz blasts out overwhelming damage over sustained fights, and is described as “a fragile but threatening early presence who relies on his teammates’ protection to bring his full force to bear come late game.”

Vel’Koz carries out his research on the mid lane of Summoner’s Rift.

He becomes more deadly once he gains access to the Life Positioning Ray.

As for teamfights, Vel’Koz is safest positioning himself within or behind his allies.

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