Confirming what had been hinted at in leaks, League of Legends new hero, Yuumi, is an absolutely adorable cat. She flies around on a magical book, which lets her attach to friendly champions, and fly after them. But most of all, she is adorable. She is a very pretty cat, and she does everything you’d expect a cat to do.
Yuumi is a support hero, and can dash into friendly characters to provide a buff.
I’ve got to say, I absolutely love this character design, and the animations are beyond charming. The way Riot has handled the paw movements is just spot on. How can you not love Yuumi? She’s the most cat-like character I’ve seen in videogames for a very long time. It’s to the point that I kind of expect her to push pens and other items off the counter she’s on. Yuumi is, as any good cat character might be, obsessed with fish. She leaps from character to character, adding her buff to each character she touches.
While we already new roughly what to expect from Yuumi’s abilities thanks to a series of leaks, the new trailer, below, shows them off in more detail.
When her Master goes missing, the Magical Cat hops on the case
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) April 26, 2019
At the beginning of the trailer, Yuumi chases after Twitch, and the fact that she dodges all of the shots of his ultimate suggests she’ll be able to turn temporarily untargetable. There appear to be a couple of dashes built into her kit, as well as a series of heals and shields. An ability in which she sends golden waves out towards Vel’Koz looks like her ultimate, but I’m slightly confused by the means by which she manages to keep up with Kled during his ultimate – that could be part of an option to bind to allied champions.
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This is just a reveal, so we still don’t have full details on Yuumi. We don’t have a release date just yet, but I imagine she’ll show up in patch 9.10 in around three weeks’ time.