Among the myriad of announcements Riot Games made at the start of League of Legends season 11, the next champion joining the MOBA's roster stuck out in particular. Viego, previously only referred to in Runeterra lore as The Ruined King, will be joining the League of Legends roster.
Viego has been mentioned in lore before, as previously stated, but never by name in the form of League of Legends item Blade of the Ruined King. Viego will also be the main antagonist in Riot's upcoming RPG Ruined King, and a Ruined skin line was recently debuted on the PBE.
Viego is designed with the intention of slotting into the role of jungler on Summoner's Rift, and on the day of his announcement, Riot Games also gave a preview of The Ruined King's moveset and abilities:
Passive — Sovereign’s Domination
Viego can temporarily possess enemy champions he helps kill, healing for a portion of their max health. 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.
Q — Blade of the Ruined King
Passive: Viego’s attacks deal a percent of the target's current health as bonus damage. When Viego attacks an enemy he recently hit with an ability, the attack strikes twice.
Active: Viego stabs forward with his blade, damaging all enemies hit.
W — Spectral Maw
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.
E — Harrowed Path
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.
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.
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