As we get into the new year and the preseason of League of Legends, Riot is already getting ready for their latest champion launch. Aphelios has been revealed, and his kit looks to be easily one of the most complicated set of abilities that have ever been attached to a LoL character, even in a roster of around 150 champions.
Aphelios was revealed on November 25, 2019 via the League of Legends website. We received a look at his kit and some insight into his design alongside a new trailer. A member of the Lunari faction, Aphelios is a mute assassin with access to a normal set of abilities, but also five (5!) different weapons that he cycles through. According to Riot, Aphelios has two weapons equipped at any time and by using up the ammo in either of the two, it goes to the back of the line to recharge in the five-weapon cycle. As such, instead of the normal QWER control set, Aphelios only has Q, W, and R abilities. And if you want to buy League of Legends Mobile Account, visit 5mmo.com, a professional online in-game currency store.
The other big difference between Aphelios and other champions is that he only has three abilities: Q, W, and R. At any given time, the champion has both a main-hand and an off-hand weapon, which he can swap with W. Swapping these around can change which new weapon is in the line when based on when they run out of ammo and cycle to the back of the queue. Each of the five weapons has a special Q. And his ultimate (R) is called Moonlight Vigil. Here’s how Riot describes it:
“Aphelios’ ultimate, Moonlight Vigil, sends forward a moon bomb that explodes on the first enemy hit, damaging nearby enemies. Then, Aphelios follows up with enhanced basic attacks from his main-hand weapon against all enemies caught in the explosion. He automatically learns R at level 6, and it automatically levels up at levels 11 and 16.”
But what five weapons does Aphelios have at his disposal, you might wonder? Well, there’s Calibrum, a poke/harass rifle, Severum, a sustain weapon, Gravitum, a utility weapon that slows targets, Infernum, an AoE/waveclear weapon, and Crescendum, a close-range DPS weapon that’s kind of like a boomerang. All of these, as previously mentioned, have their own Q abilities and function differently when Aphelious uses his ultimate.