It looks like Akshan will be the next champion coming to League of Legends. Furthermore, in addition to the Summoners Rift, this champion will also be added into Teamfight Tactics. Although Riot Games did not confirm this new character, it is quite clear that Akshan will be the new champion thanks to rumors and leaks.
League of Legends recently posted a puzzle on its own Twitter account. In this puzzle, we also see Akshan. This puzzle is called “Ruination”. In addition to Akshan, there is a few pieces of information from Viego’s story in the Ruination. But the first thing that caught our eye was the news about Akshan. Here is all the information about Akshan that has been leaked and shared so far!
Who Is Akshan In League of Legends Universe?
When Akshan becomes playable on Summoners Rift and Teamfight Tactics arena, he will come to the game as a Sentinel of Lights. We can understand that Viego and Akshan are enemies of Viego’s Stroy. In addition to being an enemy of Viego, he is also Shadya’s successor. Shadya is a leading figure in the Sentinel of Lights. Shadya trained Akshan and chose her successor, just as Lucian’s father trained Senna. Due to this story, Akshan is going to be a Sentinel of Lights when he is playable. Equipped with his sacred weapon that saved him as a boy, Akshan is never willing to back down from a fight. As Sentinel of Light, he wields a tremendous amount of power and always seeks to do the right thing, no matter the cost.
What are Akshan’s abilities?
Passive – Dirty Fighting
Every three hits from Akshan’s attacks and damaging abilities deal a burst of physical damage. If the target was a champion, Akshan also gains a shield.
After attacking, Akshan fires a second attack that deals reduced physical damage. The second shot can be canceled like a regular basic attack. If Akshan cancels the second shot he gains a burst of move speed.
Q – Avengerang
Akshan throws a boomerang that deals physical damage and reveals enemies hit, extending its range each time it hits an enemy. Enemies can be hit once as the boomerang goes out and once as it returns.
W – Going Rogue
Passive: When enemy champions kill one of Akshan’s allies, they are marked as Scoundrels. When Akshan gets a takedown on a Scoundrel he gains bonus gold, all allies killed by the Scoundrel are resurrected at their base, and Scoundrel status is removed from all other enemies.
Active: Akshan becomes camouflaged for a short duration, or indefinitely while near terrain. During this time, Akshan can see trails leading toward Scoundrels and gains movement speed and mana regeneration while moving toward them.
E – Heroic Swing
Akshan fires a hookshot that embeds in the first terrain hit. While embedded, he can recast to swing around the terrain in the cast direction, firing physical damage bullets at the nearest enemy while swinging. While swinging, he can recast again to jump off in the direction of the cursor and fire a final shot.
Heroic Swing’s cooldown resets when Akshan earns a takedown on an enemy champion.
R – Comeuppance
Akshan locks onto an enemy champion and begins channeling power into his gun to store bullets. At the end of the duration or after recasting Akshan unleashes the stored bullets, each dealing physical damage based on missing health to the first minion, champion, or structure hit.
Akshan can move normally and cast Heroic Swing while channeling and firing Comeuppance.
Akshan Gameplay Trailer
How will Akshan look like?
Riot Games has been releasing half-naked champions for League of Legends lately. To give an example of these champions, Viego and Sett are great examples of this. Akshan, like Sett and Viego, will be half-naked and have a slightly darker skin tone. For Akshan, Riot Games has not made any official statements. But some Reddit and Twitter account leaked images about Akshan. Here are the leaked images of Akshan!
When We Will See Akshan on Rift?
Akshan is set to arrive in patch 11.15 on July 21, 2021, but keep in mind these scheduled updates can be subject to change. Akshan has excited the Mid Lane players. When we see a new champion in the Mid Lane, we start playing it in the other Lanes. The best example of this situation is Yasuo. Yasuo, although a the Mid Lane, also sees action in the Top and Bottom Lanes.