League of Legends New Champion K’Sante Abilities, Release Date, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Image: Riot Games

League of Legends’ upcoming tank top lane champion, K’Sante, has been revealed.

Although released eleven years ago, League of Legends is still one of the most popular esports titles, played by more than 100 million players monthly. It may be surprising to many, but the main reason League has been thriving for this long is because of its constant updates.

Riot Games pushes new patches almost every two weeks to keep the meta somewhat balanced, releases more than 140 skins every year, major reworks or mini-reworks virtually every other patch, and not to mention the new champions.

Since last year, Riot has been aiming to release five new champions, one champion per role. To attain their goal in 2022, Riot has already released four champions: Zeri, Renata Glasc, Nilah, and Bel’Veth. And the only champion that is still left behind is the tank top lane champion, a sub-class that has been out of Riot’s readers since Ornn, who was released in 2017.

However, to fill up the void, last month, Riot announced that the final champion of 2022 will be a traditional tank top lane champion named K’Sante.

Since then, there have been many speculations surrounding the champion. But now, Riot has officially unveiled League of Legends’ new top lane champion K’Sante, the Pride of Nazumah.

Riot also released a cinematic trailer for K’Sante showcasing his monster hunter skills with his weapon Ntofos.

K’Sante is part of Nazumah, a Shurima area that does not worship Azir. Moreover, according to his voice actor, DeObia Oparei, K’Sante will be League’s first black LGBTQ champion.

Here’s everything you need to know about League of Legends’ 162nd champion, K’Sante.

Gameplay

Here’s the gameplay trailer for League’s newest champion, K’Sante:

K’Sante Abilities

Here are all K’Sante’s abilities:

Passive – Dauntless Instinct

K’Sante’s damaging abilities mark enemies for a short duration. Attacking a marked enemy consumes the mark to deal damage plus max health physical damage.

All Out: Attacking a marked enemy instead deals physical damage and additional max health true damage.

Q – Ntofo Strikes

K’Sante slams his weapon, dealing physical damage and briefly slowing targets hit. If an enemy is hit, K’Sante gains a stack for a short duration. At two stacks, K’Sante instead fires a shockwave that pulls enemies.

All Out: This ability’s cooldown is reduced and no longer slows.

W – Path Maker

Begin Charging: K’Sante raises his weapons defensively for a short duration, becoming Unstoppable, and reduces incoming damage.

Release: K’Sante rams forward, dealing a percentage of max health physical damage, knocking back and stunning enemies he passes through for a short duration based on the charge time.

All Out: This ability’s cooldown is refreshed, damage taken reduction is increased, deals additional physical damage based on charge time, and charge and dash speeds are doubled.

E – Footwork

K’Sante dashes, gaining a shield for a short duration. If dashing to an ally, the distance is significantly increased, and they are also shielded.

Other abilities can be cast during Footwork.

R – All Out

K’Sante shatters his tonfas, dealing physical damage and knocking back an enemy champion. Enemy champions that hit a wall will instead take greater damage, are knocked over the wall, and are briefly stunned. K’Sante then dashes after the enemy and goes All Out for an extended duration

All Out: K’Sante loses a percentage of max health, bonus armor, and bonus Magic Resistance. K’Sante gains attack damage, omnivamp, and transforms his abilities.

K’Sante Release Date

K’Sante will officially release in League of Legends patch 12.21, scheduled to come out on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

Skin

Base Skin Splash Art

K'Sante Base Skin Splash Art
K’Sante Base Skin Splash Art Via Riot Games

Empyrean K’Sante

Empyrean K'Sante
Image: Riot Games

Empyrean K’Sante Prestige

Empyrean K'Sante Prestige
Image: Riot Games

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