Riot Games clearly don’t know how to take a break. Their last champion, Kalista, the spear of vengeance, was released just earlier this month. Hot on her heels is another new addition to the League of Legends roster. Are you afraid of sharks? Giant worms? Well, imagine one freaky, drunken evening of love took place. The result? Rek’Sai, the void burrower!
She was actually teased yesterday already in a YouTube clip. Check it out!
Traders whisper stories of a beast below Shurima’s sands. They say she stalks the caravans that dare cross her domain. They say she hunts those that run, and kills those that fight. But what if the stories aren’t simple stories? What if they’re true?
She has now officially been revealed (via League of Legends)
The shifting Shuriman sands harbor countless tales, and while most speak of its long-forgotten civilization, others reveal something else: terror within the dunes. The nomads and traders that cross through Runeterra’s golden lands know the stories well enough, the bloody remains of their kin a testament to the void beast below. And while others enter Shurima unaware of the monster’s fearsome reputation, or so proud they believe themselves strong enough to survive her slaughter, few last long once they enter Rek’Sai’s lands.
Passive: Fury of the Xer’Sai
Rek’Sai gains fury whenever she attacks her enemies. Burrowing consumes her fury, briefly regenerating her health.
Q: Queen’s Wrath/Prey Seeker
Unburrowed – Queen’s Wrath
Rek’Sai lashes out, dealing damage to all enemies around her with her next three basic attacks.
Burrowed – Prey Seeker
Rek’Sai fires out a pulse of void energy in a straight line skillshot that detonates on the first enemy struck, damaging, and revealing the target and all nearby enemies also hit by the missile’s explosion.
Unburrowed – Burrow
Rek’Sai burrows underground, gaining Tremor Sense (a unique mechanic that shows Rek’Sai all enemy movement in a wide area around her) and increased movement speed at the expense of vision range and access to her basic attacks. She ignores unit collision as she moves around.
Burrowed – Unburrow
Rek’Sai bursts out into the open, knocking up and damaging all surrounding enemies.
E: Furious Bite/Tunnel
Unburrowed – Furious Bite
Rek’Sai bites her target, dealing increasing damage based on her fury, or true damage if she has a full fury bar.
Burrowed – Tunnel
Rek’Sai digs toward a target location, creating a pair of long-lasting tunnels at the two ends of her path.
R: Void Rush
Passive: Rek’Sai gains attack speed.
Active: Rek’Sai channels briefly before burrowing and dashing towards any of her tunnels, briefly gaining significant movement speed once she emerges.
According to Riot, Rek’Sai excels at mobility and ganking.
Rek’Sai is a powerful and mobile monster well suited to the jungle of Summoner’s Rift. Clever use of her tunnels gives Rek’Sai unparalleled mobility through her jungle and into the enemy’s domain. Once there, she works best counter-jungling her opponent into obscurity before ganking enemy laners from the unconventional angles her tunnels provide.
Seems like a worthy addition to the already huge roster of League of Legends. I honestly don’t know how Riot are able to release new champions so frequently… that and each champion released really is unique and looks awesome!
Rek’Sai isn’t available just yet (I’ve updated and checked my game), but she should be quite soon. What do you think of the champion?
Last Updated: November 26, 2014