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

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Image: Riot Games

League of Legends’ upcoming new ADC champion, Zeri, has been officially revealed.

Last year, Riot Games originally planned to release five champions — one champion per role, including the Zaun ADC. However, according to Riot, the new ADC and support champion didn’t fit last year’s event. For this, Riot decided to release them in early 2022 instead.

After that announcement, there have already been many speculations on which character will be the upcoming Zaun ADC. Many even theorized that someone from one of the most popular shows of 2021, Arcane, would be that character.

Now, after months of waiting, Riot Games has officially revealed League of Legends’ upcoming champion, Zeri – The Spark of Zaun.

Zeri Splash Art

League of Legends New Champion Zeri
Image: Riot Games

Zeri Release Date

Zeri will officially release on League of Legends patch 12.2, scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022.

Biography

“Raised in a large working-class family, Zeri grew up surrounded by warmth, care, and many strong opinions. They were no strangers to hardship, having lost loved ones to Zaun’s dangers. Even so, their community was their strength.”

“From birth, Zeri had a unique relationship with electricity. Each giggle caught a spark—each cry, a shock. Magic wasn’t rare in Zaun, but Zeri’s electric charm was. It charged with her emotions, sometimes grounded, sometimes building to fierce and fiery. By her teenage years, her neighbors knew she was more likely the cause of power outages than a broken circuit. Life in Zaun was beautiful chaos, her grandma would say, and Zeri embodied that all too well.”

Check out the full Biography from here.

Gameplay

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Zeri Ablities

Passive – Living Battery

Zeri gains Move Speed whenever she receives a shield. When she damages an enemy shield she absorbs its energy, shielding herself.

Q – Burst Fire

Passive: Zeri’s basic attack deals magic damage, scales with AP, and is treated as an ability. Moving and casting Burst Fire stores up energy in Zeri’s Sparkpack. When fully charged, her next basic attack will slow and deal bonus damage.

Active: Burst Fire shoots a burst of 7 rounds that deal physical damage to the first enemy hit.
Burst Fire scales with AD and is treated like an attack, with the first round applying on-hit effects. Its cooldown matches Zeri’s basic attack timer.

W – Ultrashock Laser

Zeri fires an electric pulse that slows and damages the first enemy hit. If the pulse hits a wall it fires a long range laser from the point of impact.

E – Spark Surge

Zeri dashes a short distance and energizes her next 3 casts of Burst Fire, causing them to pierce through enemies. She will vault over or grind along any terrain she dashes into, depending on the angle. Hitting a champion with an attack or ability reduces Spark Surge’s cooldown.

R – Lightning Crash

Zeri discharges a nova of electricity, damaging nearby enemies, and overcharges herself for a moderate duration. While overcharged, Zeri gains increased damage, Attack Speed, and Move Speed. Attacking enemy champions refreshes the overcharge duration and adds another stack of Move Speed. While overcharged, Burst Fire’s damage concentrates into a faster triple shot that chains lightning between enemies.

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