Riot Games had confirmed Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel as League of Legends' upcoming champion with the announcement of the Sentinels of Light event. Although not much was known about this mysterious new champion before now, the developers have revealed everything there is to know about Akshan.
When is Akshan releasing?
Riot Games has confirmed that Akshan will be released in League of Legends along with update 11.15. The scheduled date for the release of update 11.15 for League of Legends is 22nd July. Therefore, it is safe to say that the new champion will be available on the main server after the 11.15 update releases in two weeks.
Update - Akshan is now available in League of Legends for players to unlock. The Champion is indeed a devastating mid-laner who can overturn the entire course of a match with his revival mechanic. Players can dive right into Summoner's Rift to test out the latest champion.
What are Akshan's abilities?
Like most champions in League of Legends, Akshan features four active abilities and one passive ability. Here's the official release from Riot Games regarding Akshan's arsenal of abilities in League of Legends.
Passive - Dirty Fighting
Every three hits from Akshan’s attacks and damaging abilities deal a burst of physical damage. If the target was a champion, Akshan also gains a shield.
After attacking, Akshan fires a second attack that deals reduced physical damage. The second shot can be canceled like a regular basic attack. If Akshan cancels the second shot he gains a burst of move speed.
Q - Avengerang
Akshan throws a boomerang that deals physical damage and reveals enemies hit, extending its range each time it hits an enemy. Enemies can be hit once as the boomerang goes out and once as it returns.
W - Going Rogue
Passive: When enemy champions kill one of Akshan’s allies, they are marked as Scoundrels. When Akshan gets a takedown on a Scoundrel he gains bonus gold, all allies killed by the Scoundrel are resurrected at their base, and Scoundrel status is removed from all other enemies.
Active: Akshan becomes camouflaged for a short duration, or indefinitely while near terrain. During this time, Akshan can see trails leading toward Scoundrels and gains movement speed and mana regeneration while moving toward them.
E - Heroic Swing
Akshan fires a hook shot that embeds in the first terrain hit. While embedded, he can recast to swing around the terrain in the cast direction, firing physical damage bullets at the nearest enemy while swinging. While swinging, he can recast again to jump off in the direction of the cursor and fire a final shot.
Heroic Swing's cooldown resets when Akshan earns a takedown on an enemy champion.
R - Comeuppance
Akshan locks onto an enemy champion and begins channeling power into his gun to store bullets. At the end of the duration or after recasting Akshan unleashes the stored bullets, each dealing physical damage based on missing health to the first minion, champion, or structure hit.
Akshan can move normally and cast Heroic Swing while channeling and firing Comeuppance.
New Akshan Skin
Akshan was released in League of Legends with a brand new skin for the champion. Players will be able to grab the Cyber Pop Akshan skin after the champion releases on 22nd July.
Here's a picture of the official Cyber Pop skin for Akshan in League of Legends: