KEY POINTS

  • Akshan is a hybrid between a marksman and an assassin
  • He's designed as a mid-lane skirmisher with high burst damage and strong roam potential
  • Akshan can swiftly dive into the enemy's backline and eliminate priority targets with ease

Riot Games has revealed the latest champion for “League of Legends”: a veteran Sentinel of Light armed with a light-slinging grappling hook and a passion for vengeance.

Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel, is a marksman-assassin hybrid midlaner with decent mobility, high burst damage and terrifying roam potential. He uses a short-ranged pistol that doubles as a grappling hook to quickly maneuver around the battlefield while dealing quick bursts of damage against single targets.

Here’s a quick rundown of all his abilities.

Passive – Dirty Fighting

Every hit from Akshan’s attacks and damaging abilities will apply a mark on an enemy. On the third hit, Akshan will then deal bonus physical damage and, if the target is a champion, gain a shield.

Additionally, Akshan can fire a second shot every time he performs a basic attack. This second shot deals reduced damage and can be canceled like a regular attack. Whenever Akshan cancels this follow-up shot, he gains movement speed.

Q – Avengerang

Akshan throws a boomerang that damages and reveals all enemies in a line. The ability’s range increases each time it hits an enemy, and it can deal damage twice, similar to how Sivir’s boomerang skill works.

W – Going Rogue

This ability passively marks enemies who kill Akshan’s allies as Scoundrels. When Akshan takes a Scoundrel down, he gains bonus gold, and all allies killed by the Scoundrel are immediately revived at the team’s fountain.

Activating this skill grants Akshan Camouflage for a short duration. This duration can be extended indefinitely as long as Akshan is near terrain. While camouflaged, he gains increased mana regeneration and the ability to see a trail that leads toward a Scoundrel.

E – Heroic Swing

Akshan fires his hook towards terrain. He can recast the ability to swing around the latch point based on the original cast direction. While swinging, Akshan fires shots at the nearest enemy. The ability can be recast again to cancel the swing and jump toward the cursor while firing a final shot.

Takedowns will reset the ability’s cooldown.

R – Comeuppance

Akshan locks onto an enemy and stores bullets in his weapon. After the charge duration expires or if the ability is recast, all bullets stored in the weapon are fired at the enemy, dealing physical damage to the first champion, minion or structure they hit.

Splash art for Cyber Pop Akshan in League of Legends Splash art for Cyber Pop Akshan in League of Legends Photo: Riot Games