New League of Legends champion Nilah will be the melee ADC skirmisher


Nilah, the Joy Unbound, was designed to be a short-range, skirmish melee ADC. (Picture: Riot Games)

League of Legends (LoL) Developer Riot Games recently revealed Nilah, the Joy Unbound, as the game’s new champion coming to the bot path in a trailer last week.

Wielding a whip and channeling the demon of joy, Ashlesh, Nilah slays mythical beasts and continues to hunt down the many evils of Runeterra.

Nilah’s kit was then revealed on Wednesday (June 22), and it looks like she’s going to be an ADC/support hybrid champion.

In the Champion Overviewthe developers also stated that Nilah was intended to be a “melee skirmisher ADC”.

With this in mind, Nilah was designed with an Urumi, a whip-like sword of South Asian origin, which has a short reach.

Nilah's weapon is the Urumi, a whip-like sword that has South Asian origins.  (Picture: Riot Games)

Nilah’s weapon is the Urumi, a whip-like sword that has South Asian origins. (Picture: Riot Games)

Along with her weapon, Nilah’s ability kit is an exciting mix of champion abilities, which include amped up protection and healing, a smaller shroud similar to Senna but with Gwen’s abilities, Jax-type dodge, and a dash like Yasuo’s, as well as old Mordekaiser. prime.

And maybe after that dark and terrifying addition to the jungle of the Void Empress, Bel’Veth, Nilah just might be that much-needed cheerful addition who can flex in the bot lane.

Here’s what you can expect from Nilah’s kit:

Passive – Endless Joy

Passive - Endless Joy (Photo: Riot Games)

Passive – Endless Joy (Photo: Riot Games)

Nilah amplifies the healing and protection abilities of nearby allies. Allies who heal or shield Nilah gain bonus healing or shielding to themselves. And when an allied champion heals or protects near Nilah, they give themselves a healing or shield bonus.

If Nilah last hits an enemy minion, she and her closest allied champion will gain the normal amount of shared experience, plus half of the experience that would have been lost due to sharing.

Nilah will sync well with healing and protection support champions, as their buffs will be much more effective with her. The shared experience is also excellent for the accompanying support champion Nilah, which is reminiscent of the old Mordekaiser bonus.

On the other hand, this type of passive can allow for dual ADC comps in the bot lane, with Nilah healing and shielding the more squishier ADC and both dealing tons of damage.

It might work in some situations, but we haven’t seen if it will be effective yet.

Q – Shapeless Blade

Q - Formless Blade (Photo: Riot Games)

Q – Formless Blade (Photo: Riot Games)

Active: Nilah’s Formless Blade strikes in a line, damaging all enemies hit. Hitting an enemy will briefly increase Nilah’s range and attack speed and boost her basic attacks, causing them to splash in a cone and deal bonus damage.

Passive: Attacks and ability damage against champions ignore some of their armor and heal Nilah for a portion of the damage dealt. This effect scales with critical strike chance and converts any excess healing into a shield.

As if the boosted healing and shielding weren’t enough, Nilah’s Q also briefly increases her attack range and attack speed, with a side of bonus damage served up in a cone.

And because of the passive on Q, crit builds will most likely take priority over that champion.

Jubilee Veil (W)

W - Jubilatory Veil.  (Picture: Riot Games)

W – Jubilatory Veil. (Picture: Riot Games)

Nilah wraps herself in a jubilant shroud and briefly gains additional movement speed, takes reduced magic damage, and dodges all incoming basic attacks.

Hitting an allied champion also hides them in the veil, but they will be protected for a shorter period.

The W appears to avoid two self-attacks, and the shroud is similar to Gwen’s Hallowed Mist (W) or Jax’s Counterstrike (E).

With Nilah, she is immune to enemy auto attacks for a period of time, as well as a brief movement speed bonus.

What makes Nilah’s Shroud unique is that it follows and hides her and her nearby allies, similarly protecting her allies for a shorter period of time.

Slipstream (A)

E - Slipstream (Photo: Riot Games)

E – Slipstream (Photo: Riot Games)

Slipstream allows Nilah to dash through a target unit, traveling a fixed distance each time and damaging all enemies it passes through. It can store up to 2 charges at a time.

Cast Formless Blade during Slipstream to fire a wave your way, dealing damage after a short delay and granting Formless Blade’s enhanced basic attack effect.

Nilah’s E is similar to Yasuo’s or Samira’s, which can also pass through enemies.

For Nilah however, this can only be used twice at a time.

Slipstream will also be extremely useful for maneuvering during the laning phase and ensuring you don’t fall behind against longer range ADCs, which can push and harass you into lane.

R – Apotheosis

R - Apotheosis (Photo: Riot Games)

R – Apotheosis (Photo: Riot Games)

Nilah releases a surge of power, whips her whip into an area around her, and with a final burst pulls enemies towards the center.

Apotheosis heals Nilah for a portion of the damage dealt, converting any excess healing into a shield. This effect scales with critical strike chance and is granted to nearby allies.

This insane ultimate packs a punch. Nilah’s R can be an engagement tool that can be used to set up ganks and teamfights. On top of that, it heals her and nearby allies and scales with critical hit chance.

Nilah has a lot of tools that will definitely go well with a partner. However, bot laners have to get used to its short range, as most ADCs in the same role have safer ranges, so timing your heals, shields, and dodges to survive lane or dodge is crucial. a skirmish.

It seems like the Crit is a crucial part of his build since some skills scale with the Crit.

We suspect this kit will be very powerful, especially with the current meta and the durability update that just arrived last month.

Nilah is available on the public beta environment for testing and feedback and will be released to servers in patch 12.13.

For more details on Nilah, check out the official reveal here.

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

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