|League of Legends just released it's new champion of the month, a melee bruiser name Vi. Have you ever wanted to punch someone so hard that it knocks the teeth out of the guy behind them? If so, you might like this new champ. Have you ever wanted to indiscriminately bowl through an enemy team, wiping the smirk off that AD carry's face as you slam it into the ground? If your answer is yes, well, you get the idea. Vi employs mobility, armor-penetration and burst damage to shred her way to victory.
The first thing you'll notice when you load up LoL is the Vi homescreen artwork and her theme song playing. It...stands out. You may not know it, but every champion that Riot creates also gets their own theme song. For the most part, these are scored by the in-house sound guys and performed by a live 60 piece orchestra. Vi brings a rock & roll sound to the table for her debut, with a proper anthem for her character. It's super cheesy, with a pretty good rock band performing, and completely ridiculous lyrics sung by punk-rock girl Nicki Taylor. In the forums there are mixed reviews about this theme song, but if nothing else, Riot is progressing. One of the great things about releasing new champs so often is that it gives you a chance to showcase other cool things along with the new character, like the back stories (which are all connected in the LoL world), the music, and the mechanics updates which constantly improve gameplay.
Vi is a bruiser who can initiate fights in a very severe way. Her Q lets you dash forward and stun a target, the longer you charge it up, the farther you dash. It also damages any enemy it passes through. Her W is a passive skill which is always on. It makes every 3rd attack do a % more damage based on your overall AD (attack damage). Her E makes her next basic attack do burst damage, hitting every enemy in a cone behind it. this power holds 2 charges at once, so it can be a powerful double burst that will just melt your enemies. Her ultimate power targets an enemy and rushes toward it, picking it up and then slamming it back on the ground. This makes sure that no one can get away from the fists of fury. All in all Vi is a very fun player if you like being up close and personal in a fight. Her skills let you start and finish a confrontation, and it doesn't get much better than that.