League of Legends‘ newest cat-themed support champion, Yuumi, has been partially leaked on YouTube. The League Partner Program, or LPP, is a new system that allows early access to content for verified content creators.
Through the program, content creators can prepare material in advance and schedule it to release alongside new champions. Unfortunately, the system has the possibility of creating leaks, and this is how we have the most recent information on the Rift’s newest support champion.
From the looks of her abilities, she’ll be a champion in the vein of recent releases like Neeko and Zoe. As a cat, she definitely fits in with Neeko’s Vastaya lore. It looks like she might have a projectile on her Q, a pounce on her W, and some sort of charm on her E, because seriously, how cute is she? Her R looks like a mushroom cloud of color exploding out of a spellbook, so definitely watch out for that.
From the gameplay images, it seems like she carries, or even floats on, a magical spellbook. She has a glowing ball of light on top of her head and uses what looks like her tail as a sort of magic wand.
Yuumi will feature some new mechanics but Riot did not specify what they are. You can preview the ability icons on one of the three leaked images but there are no descriptions for any of them.
As relayed by Reddit user hashtagtylerh, Yuumi’s abilities include:
We already know the W and R. I’m assuming that the Q will be poke. Hoping her passive is cool too.
W: Becomes un-targetable and latches onto an ally, and can re-cast the ability while on the ally to either dash OUT of them or dash to another ally. Can cast her abilities while latched onto the ally, but can’t auto attack.
R: Sends out seven waves, rooting all enemies hit by three waves, all doing magic damage in an AOE. She can move, auto-attack, and cast abilities while ulting. More specifically, she can ult while she is in W.