First impressions on new champion Zoe

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Zoe, the Aspect of the Twilight, is a new champion in League of Legends that’s all about trickery, stealing spells, and a plethora of sparkles.

When developers of League of Legends announced they were working on a new and bubbly kind of mage, they surely delivered once it was revealed who exactly Zoe, the Aspect of the Twilight, was. She’s all about tricks, stealing spells, and yes, she has a lot of bubbles and sparkles every single time she steps foot on the Summoner’s Rift.

Right from the start, she’s a cute mage that is a nice difference in design and lore from everything we’ve seen before when it comes to mages. Her skins go perfectly with her overall lore about being a cosmic being that warps reality for her own amusement.

By warping reality, of course, I’m talking about being able to use a portal when it comes to her ultimate ability. Besides that, she also has some unique and well, soon to be annoying abilities if you’re ever going up against her in League of Legends.

The biggest game-changing ability Zoe has in her arsenal is the ability to steal spells and active items from enemy champions. It will be an interesting dynamic she will bring to the table and the first of its kind in League of Legends.

Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of League of Legends, here are Zoe’s core abilities and the impact they will have when being used:

Passive: More Sparkles!

Whenever Zoe casts a spell, her next basic attack does bonus magic damage. This will undoubtedly come in handy when farming and especially when poking enemy champions.

Q: Paddle Star

Zoe’s Q: Paddle Star will fire a star to a small area while also applying her passive: More Sparkles! It can then be recast and most of all, redirected to a new position near her. The more distance it goes, the more damage it will do. Keep in mind, it can only travel in a straight line.

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W: Spell Thief

This spell is easily the best one Zoe has that can truly make her quite the force to reckon with. As Zoe is fighting, enemy Summoner spells and even active items can drop as spell shards on the ground.

Zoe can walk over, add it, and actually use it. Whenever she collects a spell shard, she can cast that spell or active item only once. When she casts it, she will gain a movement speed boost and launch missiles at the nearest enemy. In addition to this, each missile also triggers her passive. Talk about one powerful ability that stacks on to her other ones!

E: Sleepy Trouble Bubble

This is the infamous bubble ability that everyone’s been talking about when it comes to Zoe. Her E: Sleepy Trouble Bubble throws a bubble that will go off on the first target hit which does magic damage and hits them with a new status called “Drowsy” which starts a circular countdown. Enemies hit with this will then briefly fall asleep and be unable to move or do anything when affected by it. Enemies that are asleep will take extra damage from any next spell or auto-attack. Best of all, if Zoe’s Sleepy Trouble Bubble hits nothing, it will stay on the ground as a trap until someone goes over it. If Summoners use this ability over a wall, it will also gain casting range. This will be a versatile ability that will catch enemy champions off guard, especially during a team fight.

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R: Portal Jump

Zoe’s ultimate R: Portal Jump is a solid ultimate that will help see what enemies are up to. It will allow her to teleport to a targeted location and then quickly teleport back while having the ability to attack and see over walls. The only drawback is you won’t be able to move once you initiate it but it will help to peak over and see if enemy champions are trying to kill the Rift Herald, Baron, or even a dragon. One can imagine it could also be used to steal said objectives right from enemies trying to get them in a blink of an eye.

Overall, by the looks of it, Zoe should be a lot of fun to play as and will definitely make her presence felt once she’s finally added to League of Legends. While there is no ETA just yet, expect to more than likely see Zoe within the next patch update or two after Runes Reforged.