League of Legends' next champion Illaoi is one step closer to release. Today Riot Games sent out the official spotlight video showing all of her abilities in action.



Illaoi is a top lane juggernaut who can conjure tentacles to help her lock down an area. Here's the full list of her abilities:

PASSIVE: PROPHET OF AN ELDER GOD - Illaoi periodically spawns a tentacle on a nearby wall. Tentacles interact with Illaoi’s abilities and last until killed or left dormant a full minute.

Q: TENTACLE SMASH - Passive: Tentacles that hit enemy champions heal Illaoi for a small portion of her missing health. Active: Illaoi summons a tentacle that slams down in a target direction, damaging all enemies struck.

W: HARSH LESSON - Instead of attacking normally, Illaoi charges in for her next basic attack, dealing bonus physical damage before commanding all nearby tentacles to swing at her target.

E: TEST OF SPIRIT - Illaoi casts a spell that sends tendrils out in a target direction. If the tendrils connect with an enemy champion, they grasp the champion’s spirit and tear it back to Illaoi. When spirits are attacked by the Kraken Priestess or her allies, it transmits a portion of its suffering to their now spiritless champion. If Illaoi and her allies are able to destroy the spirit, or if the spiritless champion flees too far from their spirit, they suffer a heavy slow as they become a vessel, and start spawning tentacles around them that attack both their host and their allies. Test of Spirit allows tentacles to occasionally swing at spirits and vessels, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit.

R: LEAP OF FAITH - Illaoi leaps into the air before slamming her idol into the ground, damaging all nearby enemies and summoning a tentacle for every enemy champion hit. Harsh Lesson’s cooldown is significantly reduced while Leap of Faith is active.

Like Heimerdinger and Zyra, Illaoi excels at controlling a lane or objective if they have time to set up. However, she can't control when or when her tentacles are placed so positioning is trickier. Furthermore, she's significantly weaker without the help of these tentacles. Players will need to learn how to set up a trap and how to lure enemies into it.

You can find out more about Illaoi on Tuesday. Riot plans to hold a Q&A with fans at the forums at 11 Pacific Time.

Riot will release Illaoi sometime after Patch 5.23 arrives. Patch 5.23, scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, smooths out some of the balance issues introduced by the massive pre-season patch. It also introduces a Promo Helper feature to make climbing through the ranked ladder easier. The full patch notes can be found here.

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