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Does Vi stand for "Viable"?

By Krasimir 'fmde' Kolev
Dec 9, 2012 15:30

ImageGreetings summoners! A lot of exciting content will be released in the following weeks, so why not start with a little heads-up about the newest champion to join the League - Vi, The Piltover Enforcer!


"Imagine two giant hextech gauntlets. Now imagine a total badass who loves using those gauntlets to hit things. Hard. That's Vi in a nutshell."

That's what gypsylord, well known Associate Champion Designer, had to say about the new champion. He also added:

"Have you ever wished you could punch an enemy with such an impact that you hit the enemies behind it? If your answer is yes, you may enjoy playing Vi.

Have you ever had the desire to wind up a punch powerful enough to carry you across the battlefield, clocking anyone unlucky enough to get in your way? If your answer is yes, you may enjoy playing Vi.

Have you ever wanted to indiscriminately bowl through an enemy team, wiping the smirk off that AD carry's face as you slam it into the ground? If your answer is yes, well, you get the idea."

Overall, Vi is all about powerful punches - Her main goal is to close the gap between herself and a priority enemy target and disable it. Vi's high mobility and high damage will surely make her a force to recon with.


Let's move on, we'll take a look at her Skill Set:

Passive: Black Shield

Your activated abilities grant a shield equal to 10% of your max health for 5 seconds when they hit an enemy (16 second cool down)

Vault Breaker (Q):

Charges a powerful punch that carries you forward.

First Cast: Slows your movement speed by 15% while increasing damage and rash range over 1.5 seconds

Second cast: Dashes forward dealing 50/80/110/140/170 ( +.7 AD ) to 100/160/220/280/340 ( +1.4 ) physical damage applying Denting Blows to all enemies hit ( deals 75% damage to minions and monsters ). Stops upon colliding with an enemy champion, knocking it back.

Mana Cost: 50/60/70/80/90

Denting Blows (W):

Every third attack on the same target deals an additional 6/7/8/9/10% (+.04 AD) of the target's max health as physical damage, reduces its armor by 25% and grants you 30/35/40/45/50% attack speed for 4 seconds (max 300 damage vs minions and monsters)

Excessive Force (E):

Causes next basic attack to deal 5/20/35/50/65 ( +1.2 total AD)(+.7 AP) physical damage to target and enemies behind it.

Vi Charges a new punch every 14/12.5/11/9.5/7 seconds can can hold 2 charges at once.

Mana Cost: 60 at all ranks

Assault and Battery (R):

Targets an enemy champion and chases it down, knocking it up and suppressing it for 1.25 seconds. Deals 200/375/550 ( +2.0 AD ) physical damage and applies denting blows.

While charging your are immune to crowd control and will knock aside enemies in the way, dealing 75% damage to them.

Mana cost: 100/125/150
Cooldown: 130/105/80


Neon Strike Vi

Last but not least, her Lore:

"To Vi, every problem is just another brick wall to punch through with her gigantic hextech gauntlets. Though she grew up on the wrong side of the law, Vi now uses her criminal know-how to serve Piltover's police force. Vi's brash attitude, abrasive humor, and blatant refusal to follow orders can often infuriate her by-the-books partner, Caitlyn. But even the sheriff of Piltover cannot deny that Vi is an invaluable asset in the fight against crime.

As a child growing up in the lawless outskirts of Piltover, Vi learned to rob and cheat to get by. Stealing and stripping hextech hardware gave her the skills of a master mechanic, while life on the streets taught her self-reliance. When she was six, a ragtag group of criminals took a shine to the young delinquent and brought her into their fold. By the time Vi was eleven, she had become a seasoned accomplice, and she relished the thrill of every heist.
Vi's attitude changed when a raid on a mining facility went bad. She was forced to decide between fleeing with her crew and trying to save the innocent mine workers from a collapsed tunnel. Vi chose to play the hero. While searching for a way to free the mine workers from the rubble, she discovered a damaged robotic mining rig. Improvising, she wrenched off its huge fists and modified them into makeshift hextech gauntlets. Fitting the heavy weapons to her tiny hands, the young girl flexed her arm and threw a powered punch at the rubble. The force of the blow blasted away the rock. With the workers free to escape, Vi fled the scene.

After that job gone wrong, Vi severed her connection to the crew. She returned to a life of solitary crime, but stole only from other criminals. As the years went by, Vi modified and improved her hextech fists, allowing her to bust up heists and snatch loot with ease. Eventually, word of her notoriety reached Caitlyn, the famed Sheriff of Piltover. Rather than seek Vi's arrest, Caitlyn offered the criminal a way to pay her debt to society: work for the law in Piltover. Vi laughed. To her, a job that let her beat up crooks without forcing her to run from the cops sounded perfect. She immediately accepted. Caitlyn now struggles to keep Vi in line, and Vi treats Caitlyn's orders as mere suggestions, but when they work together, they are feared by all lawbreakers in Piltover.

It's a shame. I've got two fists, but you've only got one face. "

I know I'm excited to play her, but what about you? Do you think Vi stands for "Viable"? Feel free to comment below!



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