Aurelion Sol CGU Abilities Revealed

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
5 Min Read
Image Credits: Riot Games

The highly anticipated CGU of Aurelion Sol has been unveiled.

League of Legends was released over a decade ago. Furthermore, there are over 162 champions in the game. So to keep most of the champions relevant, Riot adjusts them with various nerfs and buffs. And if they are outdated or bad in their core gameplay, then Riot often reworks them.

There are various types of reworks in League of Legends. Some of them include VGU (Visual and Gameplay Update), ASU (Art and Sustainability Update), Mid-Scope Update, and the newly announced CGU (Comprehensive Gameplay Update).

CGU, or Comprehensive Gameplay Update, is a new rework type where Riot overhauls the champions’ kit without changing their appearance. Additionally, Aurelion Sol would be the first champion to receive such rework, as his visual is stunning even by current standards.

While Aurelion Sol’s CGU was announced in the preseason 2023 video, players knew little about the update. Furthermore, The only few parts Riot showcased were his new Q, and W. Riot also mentioned that Aurelion Sol’s new design would be more star forger than a dragon.

Additionally, there were leaks that ASol’s CGU’s release date would be around early January. It seems correct, as SkinSpotlights recently showed off all of Aurelion Sol’s abilities in their recent video.

Read more: Ahri ASU New Icons and Splash Arts.

Aurelion Sol CGU

As stated before, this gameplay update is designed to turn Aurelion Sol into a star forger. Overall his new kit is far stronger than Aurelion Sol’s current iteration. Furthermore, his new kit is similar to Kindred, as both rely on gathering stacks that improve their base abilities.

Moreover, Aurelion Sol might be strong in mid-game with his new abilities. But also, thanks to his new ultimate – Falling Star, ASol might be broken in the late game, especially if he collects enough Stardust. But I don’t think Aurelion Sol would be strong early game, as he won’t have enough stardusts to improve his abilities.

Aurelion Sol’s New Abilities

Ability Icons

Passive – Cosmic Creator

Aurelion Sol’s damaging abilities break down enemies into stacks of Stardust, which permanently improves each of his abilities.

Q – Breath of Light

Aurelion Sol channels his dragon breath for a few seconds, damaging the first enemy hit and splashing reduced damage onto nearby enemies. Each second the breath is channeled directly at an enemy will deal bonus damage, which is improved by the amount of Stardust that’s been collected. This ability collects Stardust if the target is a champion.

W – Astral Flight

Aurelion Sol flies over the terrain in a targeted direction. While in this state, he can cast other abilities. Breath of Light no longer has a cooldown or maximum channel duration and deals increased damage while flying.

Astral Flight’s remaining cooldown is reduced whenever an enemy champion dies after being recently damaged by Aurelion Sol. Stardust increases Astral Flight’s maximum range.

E – Singularity

Aurelion Sol summons a black hole, damaging enemies and slowly pulling them toward its center. This ability grants Stardust each time an enemy dies within the black hole, and for each second, an enemy champion is caught inside it.

The center of the black hole executes enemies who are below a certain percentage of their maximum health. Stardust increases Singularity’s size as well as the execution threshold.

R – Falling Star

Falling Star: Aurelion Sol crashes a star into the earth. This impact deals magic damage and stuns enemies while also granting Stardust for each enemy champion it hits. Gathering enough Stardust transforms Aurelion Sol’s next Falling Star into The Skies Descend.

The Skies Descend: Aurelion Sol drags a giant star down from the heavens with an increased impact zone and increased damage, knocking up enemies rather than stunning them. A shockwave then spreads from the edge of the impact zone, which damages and slows the enemies it hits.

Stardust increases the impact area of both Falling Star and The Skies Descend.

Aurelion Sol CGU Release Date

Aurelion Sol’s CGU is currently expected to launch in patch 13.1, scheduled to release on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023.

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.