Riot Games has announced a new champion coming to League of Legends on the day of its League of Legends Worlds 2023 finals, Hwei The Visionary, who will bring a little stroke of art to the Summoner’s Rift.
Here is the official description of the hero from Riot Games:
A brooding painter, Hwei creates brilliant art to confront Ionia’s criminals and to comfort their victims. Not without his own troubled history, he is haunted by his overflowing imagination and the loss of his island temple, which comes back to him in the form of intense, emotional visions. Hwei shares these visions to ease his troubled self, while treading a path toward the one who both devastated and unlocked his artistic mind—Jhin. With his paintbrush and palette in hand, Hwei journeys to earn closure or perhaps, embrace despair.
“Art, life, death – all I’ve seen, all made clear.”
Hwei will be League of Legends’ first hero with the capability to cast ten unique spells. He is an Ability Power mid-lane mage that does a lot of AoE (Area of Effect) damage, support or CC (Crowd Control).
Hwei’s basic abilities belong to one of three spellbooks, with each ability sharing a cooldown with others in the same spellbook. Each spellbook features its own artistic subject that determines its abilities’ qualities –
Subject: Disaster focuses on the relentless and destructive forces of nature,
Subject: Serenity provides invigorating and sustaining energy,
Subject: Torment boasts powerful crowd-control effects.
Although Hwei has access to a vast array of spells, artists aspiring to unlock Hwei’s full potential will need to be selective about the abilities they use in every situation.
Hwei The Visionary will be arriving in League of Legends in patch 13.24 which is expected to arrive at the end of December 2023. Those who wish to play him now can try him in League of Legends PBE (Public Beta Environment).