Earlier this year, Riot teased the release of a new “void jungler” that would submit all of their enemies. We didn’t know much about the champion, other than it will not be humanoid and that it would be a skirmisher. Yet, in the last two days, Riot has confirmed the champions’ theme and looks through two different Bel’veth teasers. Also, well-known leakers have released the possible Bel’Veth abilities, so let’s have a look at this information. Now we have all of the information, so let’s take a look at the new Void Empress.
Riot has hidden two very special Bel’Veth teasers on their webpage, but LOL players have already found them with ease. Riot tried to hide them inside Kai’sa’s universe page, which explains the lore of the champion. It was changed recently to fit the theme of the upcoming champion and most of the fan base is loving it.
Once you get to the Kai’sa lore page, you only have to click on her splash art and it will direct you to a video. If you click the video, you will get to the one directed to Vel’Koz, another void champion. In the said video, we get to know that the void isn’t a unified entity, but a diversified one. Bel’Veth teases Vel’Koz, saying that his watchers are mindless and that she and her army will remake all of Runeterra.
Also, to complete Bel’Veth teasers, another video is recommended after the first is finished. This time, she is talking with Malzahar, her “prophet”. Stating that he has helped her well and that she will destroy the world, fulfilling both of their wishes.
Nonetheless, Riot has decided to release the videos publicly, as most players had already seen them. As such, the videos have been released on League of Legends’ official Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. Also, more importantly, Riot has officially confirmed on those posts that the Bel’Veth champion spotlight will be available from May 20 onwards. At that time, the queen will surely have the full fanbase in her hands (or rather, on her “tentacles”).
She has arrived.
📺 Tune in for the YouTube premiere, May 20, at 12:00PM PT. pic.twitter.com/OwXvhF1djg
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) May 19, 2022
The empress has arrived.
📺 Tune in for the YouTube premiere, May 20, at 12:00PM PT. pic.twitter.com/pZ9QbpD7s9
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) May 19, 2022
The last cinematic – All that will ever be
Following the release of these teasers, Riot Games has released the last one, featuring Kai’sa and the special relationship she and Bel’Veth will have. In it, we can see that the void queen has special plans for the daughter of the void, which fell into her domains after fighting Rek’Sai. Bel’Veth shows Kai’sa her true form and intentions, stating “it will be the end of your world and the beginning of mine”.
It truly shows how powerful and fearful Bel’veth can be, becoming the main threat to the world and the probable cause of Runeterra’s destruction. Who will be able to stop her?
(All that will ever be cinematic, by League of Legends)
Bel’Veth teasers have not been the only ones that have gotten around, as renowned leakers have already gotten their hands on the queen’s abilities. Those leaks hinted that Riot has decided to make Bel’Veth a bruiser-like champion that heavily relies on her ultimate. Leakers have also stated that Riot wants to make her a hybrid champion, with a bit more focus on AP. However, the official abilities have been released, and now we know Bel’Veth will be a basic attack-based champion. She will still be very reliant on her ultimate, but her unlimited attack speed growth and bruiser abilities will serve her greatly.
Passive – Death in lavender
- Bel’Veth attacks faster than normal and does not have an attack speed cap. Yet, her attacks and on-hit effects deal reduced damage, and she doesn’t gain extra attack speed per level. Additionally, when Bel’Veth slays a large monster or champion, she gains permanent bonus attack speed (named Lavender stacks).
- After using an ability, Bel’Veth gains extra attack speed for the next 2 attacks.
Q – Void surge
- Bel’Veth can dash in one of four directions (shown as arrows around the champions). If she dashes through an enemy, she deals damage and applies on-hit effects. Each direction has its own cooldown, but it is reduced with attack speed.
W – Above and below
- Bel’Veth slams her tail against the ground in a direction. She deals damage, knocks up, and slows all enemies hit. If she hits an enemy champion, the cooldown of Void Surge in that specific direction (Q) is reduced.
E – Royal Maelstrom
- Bel’Veth channels a storm around her. While she is channeling, she gains damage reduction and extra life steal. The channel is a storm of slashes that hit the lowest health enemy within the area. The damage scales with enemies’ missing health and the amount of slashes scales with attack speed.
R (Ultimate) – Endless banquet
- Passive: every second attack against the same target deals additional true damage, stacking indefinitely.
- Passive: When Bel’Veth slays an epic monster or champion, they drop a Void Coral. Also, Rift Herald and Baron Nashor drop special, “voidier” Void Coral.
- Active: Bel’Veth consumes a piece of Void Coral and explodes; slowing and dealing true damage to nearby champions, scaling with enemies’ missing health. When Bel’Veth consumes a Void Coral, she gains her true form. If Bel’Veth consumes Void Coral left by Rift Herald or Baron Nashor, she gains special effects. Her true form lasts longer, and she transforms minions that die near her into Voidlings. These are minions that will serve her by marching down the lane they spawn.
- True form: Bel’Veth is in her true form, she gains increased max health, movement speed (out of combat), attack range, and total attack speed. While in this form, she can dash through walls with Void Surge (Q).
(Champion trailer by League of Legends)
Bel’Veth base model and skin
Riot Games has released the images for Bel’Veth’s base model and the soon-to-be first skin and they are looking great. They fit perfectly with her theme, as a world-consuming, empress, people deceiver. Her “face” is a fake one, and she reveals her true form as a horrible, world-ending stingray.
Bel’Veth’s first skin will be a battle boss one, following the likes of Veigar, Malzahar, Blitzcranck, Brand, Qiyana, Yasuo, and Zigs. Her splash art follows the giant, godly boss theme, providing her with a health bar and a very menacing stance over the small heroes.
Riot has just recently released this information, and it has surprised the fanbase. Most agree that Bel’Veth abilities will be broken, but we will have to see once the empress is released in the PBE. In the end, every new champion has true damage and dashes into their kits. At least she needs to kill champions to gain resets, not like any other champion out there.
The community can be very excited about this release; as Bel’Veth would be the first champion that can control a swarm of some kind. LOL players will have to see how this works out, but one thing is sure: she will either be broken as hell or useless when she is released. What do you think will be the right one?
can’t wait to play