Nilah, the new champion of League of Legends, will be the melee fighter of the ADC

Nilah, the Joy Unbound, is designed to be a close-range melee ADC. (Photo: Riot Games)

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

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

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

In Champion Insights, the developers also said that Nilah was intended to be a “hand-to-hand combat ADC”.

With that in mind, Nilah was designed wielding an Urumi, a whip-shaped sword originating in South Asia that has a short reach.

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

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

Along with her weapon, Nilah’s skill kit is an exciting mix of champion abilities that include amplified armor and healing, a smaller Shroud similar to Senna’s but with Gwen’s abilities, a Jax-like dodge, and a advance like that of Yasuo, along with the old Mordekaiser. bonus.

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

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

Passive – Endless Joy

Passive - Joy Unending (Photo: Riot Games)

Passive – Joy Unending (Photo: Riot Games)

Nilah amplifies the healing and protection abilities of nearby allies. Allies who heal or protect Nilah gain a healing or shield bonus for themselves. And when an allied champion heals or shields near Nilah, she gives herself a healing or shield buff.

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

Nilah will sync well with healing and protection support champions as her buffs will be much more effective with her around. The shared experience is also great for the support champion that accompanies Nilah, reminiscent of Mordekaiser’s old buff.

On the other hand, this type of passive can allow for dual ADC composition in bot lane, with Nilah healing and protecting the weaker ADC and both dealing a lot of damage.

It might work in certain situations, but it remains to be seen if this will be effective.

Q – Shapeless blade

Q - Shapeless Blade (Photo: Riot Games)

Q – Shapeless Blade (Photo: Riot Games)

Active: Nilah’s Formless Blade strikes in a straight line, dealing damage to all enemies hit. Hitting an enemy will briefly increase Nilah’s range and attack speed and strengthen her basic attacks, causing them to spread out in a cone and deal additional damage.

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

As if amplified healing and protection weren’t OP enough, Nilah’s Q also briefly boosts her attack range and attack speed, with a side of additional damage served in a cone.

And because of the passive on Q, crit builds will likely be prioritized on this champion.

Jubilant Veil (W)

W - Jubilant Veil.  (Photo: Riot Games)

W – Jubilant Veil. (Photo: Riot Games)

Nilah wraps herself in a Jubilant Veil and briefly gains bonus movement speed, takes reduced magic damage, and avoids all incoming basic attacks.

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

The W seems to dodge two auto attacks and the shroud is similar to Gwen’s Hallowed Mist (W) or Jax’s Counterstrike (E).

With Nilah, she is safe from enemy auto-attacks for a period of time, along with a brief movement speed buff.

What makes Nilah’s cloak unique is that it follows her and hides both her and nearby allies, protecting her allies in the same way for a shorter period of time.

slipstream (E)

E - Slipstream (Photo: Riot Games)

E – Slipstream (Photo: Riot Games)

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

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

Nilah’s E is similar to that of Yasuo or Samira, who can also pierce through enemies.

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

Slipstream will also be extremely useful in lane-phase maneuvers and to ensure you don’t fall behind against long-range ADCs who can poke and harass you in lane.

R – Apotheosis

R - Apotheosis (Photo: Riot Games)

R – Apotheosis (Photo: Riot Games)

Nilah unleashes a wave of power, whips her whip into an area around her, and, with a final blast, pulls enemies toward her. center.

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

This insane ending packs a punch. Nilah’s OR can be an engagement tool that can be used to set up ganks and team fights. Additionally, heals her and nearby allies and scales with crit chance.

Nilah has a lot of tools that will definitely work well with a partner. Bot laners need to get used to their short range, however, as most ADCs in the same role have safer ranges, so timing your heals, shields, and dodges is crucial to surviving the lane or a skirmish.

It seems like crit is a crucial part of your build, as some abilities scale with crit.

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

Nilah is available in 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 is a gamer who loves RPGs and platforms, and is a League of Legends geek. She is also a food enthusiast who loves a good cup of black coffee.

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