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League of Legends third new champion of the year is called Akshan and will be arriving soon in-game.
Having been teased as part of the 'Rise of the Sentinels' update, players can expect the Season 11 champion to stir up a storm.
Here's what we know about the new League of Legends Champion.
It's believed that Akshan will be released on the 21st July 2021 as part of patch 11.15.
Who Is Akshan?
Akshan is believed to be a Mid Lane Marksman.
Akshan was revealed as part of the Sentinels of Light update.
With Season 11 focusing heavily on the Ruination (a Runeterra doomsday event), Akshan will be involved as part of the Sentinels trying to oppose the Ruined King.
While Riot have remained fairly quiet about their next champion, Akshan came via a Wild Rift leak in June. All of these leaks have proven to be correct so far.
Passive - Dirty Fighting
Every three hits from Akshan’s attacks and damaging abilities deal a burst of physical damage. If the target was a champion, Akshan also gains a shield.
After attacking, Akshan fires a second attack that deals reduced physical damage. The second shot can be canceled like a regular basic attack. If Akshan cancels the second shot he gains a burst of move speed.
Q - Avengerang
Akshan throws a boomerang that deals physical damage and reveals enemies hit, extending its range each time it hits an enemy. Enemies can be hit once as the boomerang goes out and once as it returns.
W - Going Rogue
Passive: When enemy champions kill one of Akshan’s allies, they are marked as Scoundrels. When Akshan gets a takedown on a Scoundrel he gains bonus gold, all allies killed by the Scoundrel are resurrected at their base, and Scoundrel status is removed from all other enemies.
Active: Akshan becomes camouflaged for a short duration, or indefinitely while near terrain. During this time, Akshan can see trails leading toward Scoundrels and gains move speed and mana regeneration while moving toward them.
E - Heroic Swing
Akshan fires a hookshot that embeds in the first terrain hit. While embedded, he can recast to swing around the terrain in the cast direction, firing physical damage bullets at the nearest enemy while swinging. While swinging, he can recast again to jump off in the direction of the cursor and fire a final shot.
Heroic Swing's cooldown resets when Akshan earns a takedown on an enemy champion.
R - Comeuppance
Akshan locks onto an enemy champion and begins channeling power into his gun to store bullets. At the end of the duration or after recasting Akshan unleashes the stored bullets, each dealing physical damage based on missing health to the first minion, champion, or structure hit.
Akshan can move normally and cast Heroic Swing while channeling and firing Comeuppance.
When speaking about Akshan’s playstyle, Riot has this to say:
“While champions like Lucian, Corki, and Tristana have seen play mid, none of them feel like they were made specifically for that position, with the traits you often see from champions in that lane—like intentionally designed roaming patterns and a dueling focus.”
“We felt a marksman designed for mid would both add a unique champion to the roster and could also be pretty appealing to a lot of mid lane assassin and skirmisher players.”
We will get to know more about his abilities once he is announced.
Akshan will come with two skins at launch - his default skin and Cyber Pop Akshan.
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