League of Legends: Bel’Veth’s abilities have been revealed

Illustration of new League of Legends champion Bel'Veth. 9Photo: Riot Games)
All Life will be Repurposed. Bow to your Empress and Join the Lavender Sea. Bel'Veth is coming. (Photo: Riot Games)

Bel'Veth, the new League of Legends (LoL) champion, is just around the corner, and she is truly terrifying in all forms.

Developer Riot Games recently revealed the Void Empress as the game's latest champion and Runeterra’s biggest threat.

After plenty of leaks and speculation, we're finally getting a glimpse of her gameplay and ability kit.

As LoL's newest jungler, Bel'Veth has a formidable arsenal of abilities, including a powerful ultimate, that will let her become a nigh-unstoppable force if left unchecked.

Here are her abilities:

)Icons representing Bel'veth's ability kit in League of Legends: Death in Lavender, Void Surge, Above and Below, Royal Maelstrom, Endless Banquet. (Photo: Riot Games
Bel'veth's Ability Kit: Death in Lavender, Void Surge, Above and Below, Royal Maelstrom, Endless Banquet. (Photo: Riot Games)

Death in Lavender (Passive)

“After using an ability, Bel'Veth’s next 2 attacks have increased attack speed. Additionally, whenever Bel'veth takes down a large monster or champion she gains permanent bonus Attack speed in the form of Lavender stacks. Bel'Veth attacks faster than normal and does not have an attack speed cap, however, her attacks and on-hit effects deal reduced damage and she does not gain attack speed on level up."

Bel’Veth’s attack speed does not have a cap but this is balanced by her reduced on-hit damage. But based on the gameplay preview, it looks like her jungle clear speed is quite fast. She will most likely rival Master Yi in terms of attack speed.

Because Bel'Veth's attack speed does not increase as she levels, taking down monsters and champions early on is critical to her success.

Void Surge (Q)

"Bel'Veth dashes in one of four directions, dealing damage to all enemies she passes through and applying on-hit effects. Each direction has its own unique cooldown that scales with attack speed."

Since Bel’Veth is a melee champion, this skill would be useful for chasing down enemies.

Depending on how her gameplay feels in the Public Beta Environment (PBE), players might want to experiment with using this skill to escape or glide around the map faster.

Above and Below (W)

Bel’Veth slams her tail down, dealing damage, knocking up, and slowing enemies hit. Upon hitting an enemy champion, this ability reduces  Void Surge’s dash cooldown in the direction of the champion hit.

Aside from this ability looking extremely cool on screen, it’s a great utility tool that players can use for a flank or some crowd control in teamfights.

Royal Maelstrom (E)

"Bel’Veth channels a storm of slashes around her, gaining damage reduction and increased life steal. Each slash strikes the lowest health enemy within her Maelstrom, dealing more damage the more health they are missing. The amount of slashes scales with her attack speed."

Bel'Veth's E will come in handy during teamfights where even the smallest amount of life steal matters.

It’s possible that this can let her duel against the assassins on the Summoner’s Rift, though this will still depend on how her ratios turn out to be in-game.

Endless Banquet (ultimate)

"Passive: Every second attack against the same target deals additional True Damage, stacking infinitely. Takedowns against Epic Monsters and Champions leave behind a piece of Void Coral. Epic Monsters from the Void like 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 enemies based on their missing health. Upon consuming Void Coral, Bel’Veth temporarily changes into her True Form. Consuming Void Coral left by Epic Monsters from the Void (Rift Herald and Baron Nashor) grants Bel'Veth her true form for an extended duration and causes minions that die in her presence to be reborn as faithful Voidlings. Voidlings are small minions that will serve Bel’Veth by marching down the lane in which they were spawned.

True Form: When Bel’Veth unleashes her True Form, she gains increased max health, out-of-combat move speed, attack range, and total attack speed. While in her True Form, she also gains the ability to dash through walls with Void Surge."

Bel'Veth's ultimate captures her snowball-oriented playstyle.

By itself, the passive is great for singling out key targets with her innately high attack speed. Unleashing Bel'Veth's True Form will let you dominate teamfights, especially if you were able to get Void Coral charges beforehand.

Winning fights and taking objectives with Bel'Veth will only give her more Void Coral charges and thus make her stronger.

So players can conceivably keep the snowball going for as long as possible and let Bel'Veth's void consume the Summoner's Rift.

Players may want to experiment with items that further enhance attack speed like Guinsoo’s Rageblade or Kraken Slayer and increase her critical hit chance.

Perhaps some sustain items will also do her good to keep her in team fights for longer.

Much about Bel’Veth’s gameplay still remains a bit of a mystery to everyone, but now that she's out on PBE, players will finally discover her true power against other champions on the Summoner’s Rift.

Bel’veth is expected to arrive in Patch 12.11 next month. For more information about her abilities, check here.

Anna is a freelance writer and photographer. She is a gamer who loves RPGs and platformers, and is a League of Legends geek. She's also a food enthusiast who loves a good cup of black coffee.

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