League of Legends New Champion Vex: Abilities, Splash Art, Release Date, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Image: Riot Games

Riot Games has officially revealed League of Legends’ new champion Vex. 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, Sentinel of Light marksman Akshan, and the Yordle champion will follow up in 2021.

Riot was originally planning to release the Gloomy Yordle mage during the Sentinel of Light event. But Riot previously said they were working on “getting her source of power just right in-game,” which is why she’s releasing a bit late after the Sentinels of Light event.

Riot Games however has been teasing the new Yordle champion for months now. And during this time there were countless speculations and theories. Many theories even suggested that the Yordle champion is “Norra“. Riot however debunked all the speculations by revealing the Yordle champion as Vex in the Sentinels of Light event where she played a crucial part in Viego’s story.

Now, after months of waiting, Riot Games has officially revealed League of Legends 157th champion Vex, The Gloomist.

Vex Release Date

League of Legends’ new champion Vex is scheduled to make her debut on the Summoner’s Rift on LoL Patch 11.19, September 23, 2021. Vex should be available on the PBE by September 8th.

Vex Gameplay Trailer

Vex Abilities

Passive – Doom ‘n Gloom

Doom – Periodically, Vex becomes empowered by Doom, causing her next basic ability to interrupt dashes and Fear enemies.

Gloom – Whenever a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, they become marked with Gloom. Vex’s next basic attack against a marked enemy detonates the mark, dealing bonus damage and refunding part of Doom’s cooldown.

Q – Mistral Bolt

Vex launches a wave forward, dealing magic damage to enemies it passes through. After a short delay, the wave accelerates but has reduced width. Mistral Bolt detonates Gloom on any marked enemies it hits.

W – Personal Space

Vex gains a shield and emits a shockwave, dealing magic damage to enemies around her. Personal Space detonates Gloom on any marked enemies it hits.

E – Looming Darkness

Shadow flies to a location, increasing in size as it travels. On arriving, Shadow deals magic damage, slows, and marks enemies hit with Gloom.

R – Shadow Surge

Shadow flies forward, marking and dealing magic damage to the first enemy champion hit. Vex can then recast this ability to have Shadow pull her to the marked target, dealing additional magic damage.

If the marked target dies within a short time of taking damage from Shadow Surge, Vex can cast Shadow Surge again within a few seconds.


Vex base skin splash art

Image: Riot Games

Dawnbringer Vex

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.