Nilah already looks like fun to play as (pic: Riot Games)
The latest League Of Legends champion has been revealed to the world and seems to have a water demon as an ally.
Riot Games has introduced their newest League Of Legends champion, Nilah, in an all-new gameplay trailer. The popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena – not that the name makes any real sense) is known for its ever-increasing cast of playable characters, called champions. A new champion is released approximately every two months and there’s now a total of over 150 of them.
Nilah uses a water-infused whip to lash at her enemies and swiftly dash from foe-to-foe. She also showcases an ability in which she shrouds herself in mist, which appears to grant her some immunity against the Twisted Fate’s yellow card stun. It’s unclear at present what the extent of this immunity is though.
Like fellow champion Akshan, Nilah appears to be South Asian, which is reflected in her name, voice, and design. She is dressed brightly in a yellow off-the-shoulder tunic shirt and loose purple trousers, and she also has a watery orb attached to her hip, which she appears to draw her weapon from in the trailer’s opening cut scene. She has striking violet eyes, and her dark hair is styled in in a unique ‘O’ shaped ponytail.
About halfway through the trailer, we see Nilah high-five what seems to be the disconnected hand of a water demon. Although her connection to them is unclear, this may hint at some interesting lore in her backstory. At the very least, she seems to be on good terms with the creatures.
Towards the end of the trailer, we see Nilah using her whip to draw enemies towards her before damaging them. During the attack, four blue hands circle around Nilah, although we do not see how long this duration is, nor is it clear what the hands actually do.
However, the hands look similar to those of the water demon from earlier, which once again hints towards Nilah’s potential affiliation with them.
In between attacks Nilah quickly skips across the battlefield, which reflects her confident, charismatic personality. This, in combination with her swift dashes, gives her an overall fast-paced playstyle.
More details of Nilah and her kit are sure to be revealed in the coming days, alongside the stats needed to judge how she’ll fare against other champions.
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