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

League of Legends’ upcoming new melee bot laner, Nilah, has been revealed.

It has been only a few days since Bel’Veth was released. Most players don’t even know how to play her properly yet and inting hard in the solo queue with Bel’Veth. But League of Legends fans already have another champion to look forward to as Riot has now officially revealed the upcoming champion Nilah.

Nilah will be a melee champion who is meant to be an ADC.

Yasuo, the Unforgiven, is also a melee champion but can often be seen in the bot lane as an ADC. But he is mainly a mid-laner. However, Nilah is intended for bot lane. So it will be interesting to see how she performs there.

Here’s everything you need to know about League of Legends’ 161st champion Nilah.

Nilah Gameplay

Nilah Abilities

Passive – Joy Unending

Nilah amplifies the healing and shielding abilities of nearby allies. Allies that heal or shield Nilah gain a bonus heal or shield for themselves. And when an allied champion heals or shields themselves near Nilah, she gives herself a bonus heal or shield.

If Nilah last hits an enemy minion, she and her nearest allied champion will gain the normal amount of shared experience, plus half of the experience that would have been lost due to sharing.

Q – Formless Blade

Passive: Attacks and ability damage against champions ignore some of their armor and heal Nilah for part of the damage dealt. This effect scales with crit chance and converts any excess healing into a shield.

Active: Nilah’s Formless Blade strikes in a line, damaging all enemies hit. Hitting an enemy will briefly increase Nilah’s attack range and attack speed and empower her basic attacks, causing them to splash in a cone and deal additional damage.

W – Jubilant Veil

Nilah shrouds herself in a Jubilant Veil and briefly gains bonus move speed, takes reduced magic damage, and dodges all incoming basic attacks.

Touching an ally champion hides them in the veil as well, but they’ll be protected for a shorter period.

E – Slipstream

Slipstream lets Nilah dash through a target unit, traveling a fixed distance every time and damaging all enemies she passes through. She can store up to 2 charges at once.

Cast Formless Blade during Slipstream to pull a wave in your path, dealing damage after a quick delay and granting Formless Blade’s enhanced basic attack effect.

R – Apotheosis

Nilah unleashes a surge of power, lashes her whip in an area around her and, with a final burst, pulls enemies in toward the center.

Apotheosis heals Nilah for part of the damage dealt, converting any excess healing into a shield. This effect scales with crit chance and is granted to nearby allies.

Nilah Release Date

Nilah is rumored to be released in Patch 12.13, July 14, 2022, during the Star Guardian 2022 event. But fans should be able to play her pretty soon on the PBE server.

Nilah Splash Art

Nilah Base Skin

Nilah Base Skin
Image: Riot Games

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