Bel’Veth’s official kit revealed in League of Legends: Abilities, skins, release date
League of Legends is getting a new Void jungler in Season 12, joining the likes of Kha’Zix and Rek’Sai. Here’s everything we know about Champion 160 — Bel’Veth — including her lore, abilities, and release date.
Riot started off League of Legends Season 12 with a bang, revealing four different champions to kick off a mega 2022. With Zeri pushed live early on and Renata Glasc joining her not long after, that leaves two more, including a new Void jungler first teased in 2021.
Finally, we get to meet the dark, twisted creature known as Bel’Veth. Known as some in Runeterra as the God of Oblivion, she’s not just the heart of the Void, but the characterization of its harrowing transformation.
Here’s what we know about Bel’Veth — Champion 160 — including her lore, abilities, and when League’s next Void jungler will be hitting Summoner’s Rift.
Who is Bel’Veth?
Bel’Veth was first revealed in the September 2021 champion roadmap as “an overwhelming new jungler that should fill a Void in all your hearts.”
There’s been non-stop teasers since. Lead champion producer Ryan ‘Reav3’ Mireles was possessed by the Lavender Sea Bel’Veth is leading across Runeterra back in January, and soon after, so were some of League’s champions like Kai’Sa.
Her lore dives deeper into this story.
“Though Bel’Veth is new to Runeterra, her birth is untold millennia in the making—the end result of an allergic reaction between the Void and a nascent reality,” her bio reads.
“The once-pristine dimension of peaceful nothingness was irrevocably shattered when existence came into being, and forcefully individualized Void entities lashed out for eons in an attempt to defend themselves from the shock and pain.
“But the beings within were changed each time they touched the world, mutating from their once-perfect forms into hedonistic, violent animals. So too did the Void change with them.”
She’s described as an omnipotent threat to Runeterra, much more than the Shadow Isles: “A terrifying empress born from the combined memories, experiences, and emotions of an entire devoured port city and its outlying ocean—Bel’Veth’s mind contains millions of years of perfectly preserved knowledge, giving her near-omniscience as she prepares to destroy both Runeterra and the domain of her progenitors, the Watchers.”
To say the least, Bel’Veth is rather powerful, and her glorious Void form shows off as much.
Her official cinematic, titled “All That Will Ever Be”, shows off Kai’Sa’s first encounter with Bel’Veth.
Both of The Void Empress’ forms can be seen in the video, showing off her humanoid form and her terrifying void form, which is sure to take Summoner’s Rift by storm when she finally arrives.
Void jungler, Bel’Veth, abilities and release skin revealed
Bel’Veth’s abilities were leaked on May 11, two weeks ahead of her reveal. The leak, which has since been taken down on Reddit, revealed Bel’veth would be getting a stackable passive, a dash, and an ultimate that transformed her into her ‘true’ Void form.
A video by SkinSpotlights showed off the leaked gameplay footage, with seven clips of her in-game abilities.
And now, her abilities have been officially confirmed by Riot. She’ll be a hard-hitting, attack-speed heavy character with crowd control and dashes aplenty – here’s an official rundown of her kit.
Lavender Sea (Passive)
- After using an ability, Bel’Veth’s next 2 attacks have increased attack speed. Additionally, whenever Bel’veth takes down a large monster or champion she gains permanent bonus Attack speed in the form of stacks.
- Bel’Veth attacks faster than normal and does not have an attack speed cap, however, her attacks and on-hit effects deal reduced damage and she does not gain attack speed on level up
Void Surge (Q)
- Bel’Veth dashes in one of four directions, dealing damage to all enemies she passes through and applying on-hit effects. Each direction has its own unique cooldown that scales with attack speed.
Above and Below (W)
- Bel’Veth slams her tail down, dealing damage, knocking up, and slowing enemies hit. Upon hitting an enemy champion, this ability reduces Void Surge (Q)’s dash cooldown in the direction of the champion hit.
Royal Maelstrom (E)
- Bel’Veth channels a storm of slashes around her, gaining damage reduction and increased life steal. Each slash strikes the lowest health enemy within her Maelstrom, dealing more damage the more health they are missing. The amount of slashes scales with her attack speed.
Endless Banquet (R)
- Passive: Every second attack against the same target deals additional True Damage, stacking infinitely. Takedowns against Epic Monsters and Champions leave behind a piece of Void Coral. Epic Monsters from the Void like Rift Herald and Baron Nashor drop special, voidier Void Coral.
- Active: Bel’veth consumes a piece of Void Coral and explodes, slowing and dealing True Damage to nearby enemies based on their missing health. Upon consuming Void Coral, Bel’Veth temporarily changes into her True Form. Consuming Void Coral left by Epic Monsters from the Void (Rift Herald and Baron Nashor) grants Bel’Veth her true form for an extended duration and causes minions that die in her presence to be reborn as faithful Voidlings. Voidlings are small minions that will serve Bel’Veth by marching down the lane in which they were spawned.
- True Form: When Bel’Veth unleashes her True Form, she gains increased max health, out-of-combat move speed, attack range, and total attack speed. While in her True Form, she also gains the ability to dash through walls with Void Surge (Q)
Clips of all her abilities have been posted to Twitter, showcasing spooky purple visuals and a sinister manta-ray silhouette on her in-game model. The post also revealed that her first skin will be part of the Battle Boss line, where she’ll join iconic champions like Brand, Ziggs, and Veigar.
Bel’Veth release date in League of Legends
Riot has confirmed Bel’Veth, Champion 160, will be coming out later in League of Legends Season 12. With Zeri and Renata Glasc’s launches now beyond us, this will be third in the pecking order of releases in 2022.
We’ll keep you updated with all the news on League of Legends’ upcoming Void jungler — Bel’Veth — right here as it happens.