The recent League of Legends Dev Update revealed that the next champion to be added to the game will be Hwei. Not much is known about Hwei at the time of writing, but there are snippets of information floating around that can give us a better sense of what this champion is all about and when his potential release date might be.
So, if you are curious to learn more about this new champion, you've come to the right place. This article will cover everything you need to know about Hwei in League of Legends, including his release date, abilities, and more.
League of Legends Hwei Release Date
Hwei is likely to hit the PBE on November 8, 2023, along with the release of League of Legends Patch 13.22.
Based on the previous release cycles Riot Games implements, with regards to transitioning from PBE to live servers, players can expect to see Hwei hit the rift on approximately November 21, 2023, about 2 weeks after his PBE debut, along with patch 13.24.
However, because Hwei will likely be the last champion of the year, and the Worlds Finals will be occurring on November 19, 2023, Hwei could be released slightly earlier. K'Sante was released on November 2, 2022, in order to coincide with the World Finals of the previous year. If Hwei is also designed to be a champion designed to hype up the World Finals, he could be added to the game sooner than expected.
League of Legends Hwei Abilities
Hwei has a lot of different abilities depending on the combination of attacks you perform. Hwei can uniquely combine two abilities to gain a different effect. Here are all the effects below, with descriptions provided by SkinSpotlights:
QR/WR/ER - Wash Brush Hwei clears his paintbrush and returns to base abilities without using mana or cooldowns.
Q - Subject: Disaster
QQ - Devastating Fire Hwei paints a blazing fireball that flies out in the target direction. It explodes on the first enemy hit or at maximum range, dealing magic damage plus percent max health magic damage to all enemies in an area.
QW - Severing Bolt Hwei paints a long-range, devastating bolt at the target location. After a delay, the bolt strikes, dealing magic damage. Immobilized or isolated enemies take increased damage based on missing health.
QE - Molten Fissure Hwei paints a field of exploding volcanic eruptions, creating lingering lava in its path. Every eruption deals magic damage to enemies hit. Enemies in the lava area are dealt magic damage per second and are slowed.
W - Subject: Serenity
WQ - Fleeting Current Hwei paints a current of swift waters in a line for a few seconds that grants movement speed to himself and allies.
WW - Pool of Reflection Hwei forms a protective pool at the target location that lasts for a few seconds. Allied champions inside the area gain an immediate shield, increasing in value over a few seconds while in the area.
WE - Stirring Lights Hwei paints three swirling lights that circle him for several seconds. Hwei's next 3 attacks or spells deal bonus magic damage and grant mana on hit.
E - Subject: Torment
EQ - Grim Visage Hwei launches a terrifying face that strikes the first enemy hit, dealing magic damage and causing them to flee for a brief duration.
EW - Gaze of the Abyss Hwei paints an abyssal eye at the target location that grants vision and locks onto the nearest visible enemy champion. After a short delay, the eye fires at the locked-on champion, rooting the first enemy in its path for a few seconds and dealing magic damage to them.
EE - Crushing Maw Hwei paints crushing jaws that deal magic damage to enemies hit and pulls them toward the center, slowing them by a set amount that quickly decays.
R - Spiraling Despair Hwei launches a vision of pure despair that sticks to an enemy champion for a few seconds. The vision expands and overwhelms all enemies it touches, dealing magic damage per second. Enemies within the zone are afflicted with stacks of Despair over time. Each stack of Despair applies a stacking percent slow. Upon completion, the vision shatters, dealing magic damage.
And that is everything we currently know about the new League of Legends champion Hwei.