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Vi, the Piltover Enforcer is the next new champion in League of Legends

Vi, League of Legends

There's a new AD Bruiser coming to Summoner's Rift, and she goes by the name of 'Vi.' Vi, The Piltover Enforcer will be released in the coming weeks, but here's a look at her and her abilities now. She's a highly mobile champion with gap closers, a shield and some good damage, all while having an awesome design that makes her one of the most unique female champions to grace the game.

Here's her background:

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 or 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."
Since she is a criminal-turned-hero and works with Caitlyn for the Piltover police force, Riot gave her a unique taunt when she is with Caitlyn where she pulls out a cup of tea and speaks with a Brittish accent.
Here's her passive and abilities that will assist her in jumping into the fray to deal massive damage:
Passive: Blast Shield
blast shieldInnate: When Vi's activated abilities damage an enemy, she gains a shield equal to 10% of her maximum health for 5 seconds. Blast shield has a 18/13/8 second cooldown.
Vault Breaker (Q)
vault breakerCharges 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)
denting blowsPassive: 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)
excessive forceCauses 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)
assault and batteryTargets 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, you 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
If you want to watch her abilities in action, you can view them in the video below, courtesy of Skin Spotlights.

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