“Every question, every burden, every vision. I’ll lay them out here.”

Riot Games announced Hwei during the Worlds 2023 broadcast. Following the reveal, Myles “Riot Emizery” Salholm, the lead designer of the new League of Legends hero, detailed Hwei's abilities. Read on for the full list of his abilities plus Hwei's release date, cost, and more.

League of Legends Hwei abilities

The new League of Legends champion features the Disaster, Serenity, and Torment subjects. Meanwhile, his passive is Signature of the Visionary. As for his ultimate, it's Spiraling Despair. The mage's kit lets him dish out different combinations depending on his subject.

Here are all of his abilities and combinations, as stated by Riot Emizery:

Signature of the Visionary (Passive)
Hwei marks enemy champions with his signature finishing touch by first damaging them with his abilities. Hitting an enemy with two damage-dealing spells places Hwei’s signature on the ground beneath them. The signature detonates after a short delay, dealing magic damage to all enemies in range.
Subject: Disaster (Q)
Hwei paints visions of disaster that deals a large amount of damage to enemies.
Devastating Fire (QQ)
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.
Severing Bolt (QW)
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.
Molten Fissure (QE)
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.
Subject: Serenity (W)
Hwei paints visions of serenity that provides utility for himself and allied champions.
Fleeting Current (WQ)
Hwei paints a current of swift waters in a line for a few seconds that grants movement speed to himself and allies.
Pool of Reflection (WW)
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.
Stirring Lights (WE)
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.
Subject: Torment (E)
Hwei paints visions of torment that control enemies.
Grim Visage (EQ)
Hwei launches a terrifying face that strikes the first enemy hit, dealing magic damage and causing them to flee for a brief duration.
Gaze of the Abyss (EW)
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.
Crushing Maw (EE)
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.
Spiraling Despair (R)
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.

Below is a summary of the painter's abilities and the different combinations. According to Riot Emizery, the new League of Legends champion has a high skill ceiling.

Hwei's abilities and combinations (Image via Riot Games)
Hwei's abilities and combinations (Image via Riot Games)

League of Legends Hwei release date

Hwei went live in the game's public beta environment (PBE) on Nov. 20. Meanwhile, his official release date will be patch 13.24.

How to unlock Hwei in League of Legends

As for his cost, Hwei will likely require 7,800 Blue Essence (BE) or 975 Riot Points (RP). BE can be obtained by completing missions and events, leveling up, and disenchanting champion shards. Meanwhile, RP can be obtained through physical gift cards. Another option is to buy them online.

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