The next League of Legends champion is Hwe, the Visionary. He is the first champion who has a whooping 10 abilities that can be combined with the use of Q-W-E. In this article, we’ll take a look at all of Hwei ‘s abilities in LoL as well as when we should expect him to release in the live servers.
Hwei is a painter and is using his brush as a weapon. He lives in a small Ionian island called Koyehn and was trained in a temple that we saw in a couple of teasers during the last “Next Champion Releases” video by Riot Games. Hwei can shape realities with the use of his brush, forging magic through emotions and beliefs. Through his artistic journey, Hwei not only mastered the art of painting but has dwelled in the dark arts, reaching his limits in the process.
Hwei is an ability mid-lane champion that can work both as a burn or a burst mage. With the use of his 10 abilities, he can create devastating spells with the use of combinations like QQ, WE, WQ, etc. This reminds us a bit of Karma and the use of her RQ-RW-RE combos, although this time the amount of abilities you’ll have to learn is significantly more.
Basically, Hwei has 3 main subjects to his art, tied to his Q,W,E spell slots. Each spellbook features its own ability thematic – Subject: Disaster is mostly about dealing damage, Subject: Serenity provides shields, movement, and mana, and Subject: Torment offers powerful crowd control effects. Let’s take a look at his abilities in detail.
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.
Q – Subject: Disaster
QQ – Devastating Fire
Hwei paints a blazing fireball that flies out in the target direction. It explodes on the first enemy hit or at maximum range, dealing magic damage plus percent max health magic damage to all enemies in an area.
QW – Severing Bolt
Hwei paints a long-range, devastating bolt at the target location. After a delay, the bolt strikes, dealing magic damage. Immobilized or isolated enemies take increased damage based on missing health.
QE – Molten Fissure
Hwei paints a field of exploding volcanic eruptions, creating lingering lava in its path. Every eruption deals magic damage to enemies hit. Enemies in the lava area are dealt magic damage per second and are slowed.
W – Subject: Serenity
WQ – Fleeting Current
Hwei paints a current of swift waters in a line for a few seconds that grants movement speed to himself and allies.
WW – Pool of Reflection
Hwei forms a protective pool at the target location that lasts for a few seconds. Allied champions inside the area gain an immediate shield, increasing in value over a few seconds while in the area.
WE – Stirring Lights
Hwei paints three swirling lights that circle him for several seconds. Hwei’s next 3 attacks or spells deal bonus magic damage and grant mana on hit.
E – Subject: Torment
EQ – Grim Visage
Hwei launches a terrifying face that strikes the first enemy hit, dealing magic damage and causing them to flee for a brief duration.
EW – Gaze of the Abyss
Hwei paints an abyssal eye at the target location that grants vision and locks onto the nearest visible enemy champion. After a short delay, the eye fires at the locked-on champion, rooting the first enemy in its path for a few seconds and dealing magic damage to them.
EE – Crushing Maw
Hwei paints crushing jaws that deal magic damage to enemies hit and pulls them toward the center, slowing them by a set amount that quickly decays.
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. Upon completion, the vision shatters, dealing magic damage.
Hwei will most likely get released in League of Legends Patch 13.24, if all goes well in this PBE cycle. This means that we should expect him to arrive in the live servers on December 6th alongside a new Winterblessed event and skin line.
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