League of Legends New Champion Gwen: Abilities, Release Date, Gameplay, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Riot Games has officially unveiled League of Legends’ new champion, Gwen. Here’s everything you need to know.

In the Season 2021 cinematic, Riot Games confirmed that there will be 5 new champions in 2021. In the meantime, they have already released one of the most anticipated champions, Viego, the Ruined King. Later, Riot confirmed that there will be more lore related to Viego in League of Legends throughout 2021.

Furthermore, League of Legends lead champion producer Ryan “Reav3” Mireles also teased what players can expect from the upcoming three champions in League of Legends. From that, League of Legends players soon figure out that Viego’s wife, Isolde, is the upcoming tailor-made for top lane champion.

Now, after all these speculations, Riot Games has officially revealed League of Legends 155th champion, Gwen. Even though everyone assumed that the new champion would be Isolde, but from the new teaser named “Gwen Champion Teaser: Made With Love,” it seems the tailor-made top lane champion is going to be called Gwen.

Gwen, the creepy doll in the teaser, is actually part of Isolde. Based on the lore, Gwen is the doll who was made by Isolde before she knew Viego, and later on, a part of Isolde’s soul possessed the doll and gave her new life.

Reveal Trailer

Gwen Release Date

Gwen will be released on the Summoner’s Rift on Patch 11.8 on Thursday, April 15, 2021. She will be available for testing in the LoL PBE in the next few days.

Gwen Abilities

Gwen’s abilities are out. Here’s what her abilities look like:

Passive – Thousand Cuts

Gwen’s basic attacks deal bonus on-hit magic damage based on a percentage of her health. Basic attacks against champions will heal her for some of the damage dealt.

Q – Snip Snip!

Gwen rapidly snips her scissors between two and six times, dealing magic damage in a cone. At a minimum, Gwen will snip twice, adding one snip per basic attack Gwen has landed on an enemy (up to four for a total of six).

Enemies in the center of each snip take true damage, as well as the bonus magic damage from Thousand Cuts.

W – Hallowed Mist

Gwen spins up the Hallowed Mist to surround her for five seconds, gaining some armor and magic resistance when in it. Enemies outside the Mist cannot target Gwen or hit her with any abilities. The mist will move to follow Gwen the first time she tries to leave it!

E – Skip ’n Slash

Gwen dashes a short distance and empowers her attacks with increased range, speed, and on-hit magic damage for four seconds. Attacking an enemy during this time refunds 50% of this ability’s cooldown.

R – Needlework

Gwen can cast Needlework up to three times but needs to hit an enemy within 8 seconds to unlock each subsequent cast. Each cast fires needles in a line that deals with magic damage, slows enemies, and applies Gwen’s Thousand Cuts bonus magic damage.

Gameplay

YouTube video

Gwen Look

LoL new champion Gwen
Image: Riot Games

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