Riot Games has officially revealed League of Legends’ new champion Akshan. Here’s everything you need to know.
In the Season 2021 cinematic, Riot Games confirmed that there will be 5 new champions in 2021. Earlier this year, Riot Games released one of the most anticipated champions Viego, the Ruined King. And later in the champion roadmap, revealed that three champions closely related to Viego’s lore: Gwen, a Sentinel of Light marksman, and a Yordle champion will follow up in 2021.
After Gwen’s release, based on the “Champions in season 2021” dev video, the Yordle champion was scheduled to come out next. However, in the latest champion roadmap, Riot confirmed to delay the Yordle champion and announced that the Sentinel of Light champion will officially become League of Legends’ 156th champion.
Now, after months of teasers, Riot has officially unveiled League of Legends’ new champion Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel.
Akshan Release Date
Akshan will hit the Summoner’s Rift on patch 11.15, July 22, 2021. He will be released with the Cyber Pop Akshan skin.
Passive – Dirty Fighting
Every 3 hits deals a burst of physical damage. If the target was a champion, Akshan gains a shield.
After attacking, Akshan fires a 2nd attack that deals reduced physical damage. If Akshan cancels the 2nd 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 he 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.
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.