New LoL Champion K'Sante: Abilities & Difficulty

The next League of Legends champion is none other than K'Sante and his abilities will bring a new twist to the game. Let's check it out.

K'Sante Base Splash Art
K'Sante is the newest champion coming to League of Legends. | © Riot Games

The newest League of Legends Champion is none other than the Pride of Nazumah. This champion is going to be played in the top lane, but according to Riot he will be able to be flexed into the mid lane as well. This is a resource heavy champion, so funnelling gold into him will be key.

Now, that we have marvelled at his champion design with that epic unique weapon in his arms it's time we take a look at this champions gameplay and what exactly he's going to be able to do. Will he be dominating the meta from the get-go? Well one thing we can tell you right away, he's not going to be the easiest champion right off the bat.

K'Sante Abilities Have Been Revealed

This high-skill top laner is going to shake up the meta, especially once he reaches level 6. Playing around his ultimate is going to be key, which is why we're going to start this K'Sante ability rundown with his ultimate. This ability is just insane.

K'Sante Ability

R - All Out
  • K'Sante shatters his tonfas, dealing physical damage and Kicking Back an enemy champion. Enemies that hit a wall will take a greater amount of physical damage, are Knocked Back over the wall, and are briefly Stunned. K'Sante then dashes after the enemy and goes All Out for an extended duration.
  • All Out: K'Sante loses a percentage of max health, bonus armor and bonus magic resistance. K'Sante gains attack damage, omnivamp and transforms his abilities

So we have a lot to unpack here. This is the ability you're going to want to play around as much as possible and the ability which will decide how you take fights and engages. In his regular form K'Sante is a tank, using his weapon – the Tonfa – as a large shield.

When you use your ultimate he will shatter this Tonfa and become a bruiser fighter. Your abilities will also change while the ultimate is active. So you're going to have to decide in fights whether it's best to stay in your 'tank form' or whether your team can go all-in with you at the helm, leading the charge thanks to your ultimate.

Let's check out the rest of his abilities so we know how they change and how the ultimate will affect them.

K'Sante AbilitiesDescription
P - Dauntless Instinct
  • K'Sante's damaging abilities mark enemies hit for a short duration. Attacking a marked enemy consumes the mark to deal damage plus max health physical damage
  • All Out: Attacking a marked enemy instead deals phyiscal damage and additional max health true damage
Q - Ntofo Strikes
  • K'Sante slams his weapon dealing phyiscal damage in a small area around him and briefly Slowing targets hit. If an enemy is hit, K'Sante gains a stack for a short duration. At 2 stacks, K'Sante instead fires a shockwave that Pulls enemies
  • All Out: This ability's cooldown is reduced and no longer slows targets hit
W - Path Maker
  • Begin Charging: K'Sante raises his weapons defensively for a short duration, becoming Unstoppable, and reducting incoming damage
  • Release: K'Sante rams forward, dealing a percentage of max health physical damage, Knocking Back, and Stunning enemies he passes through for a short duration based on charge time
  • All Out: This ability's cooldown is refreshed, the damage reduction is increased, it deals an additional amount of physical damage based on charge time, and the charge and dash speed are doubled
E - Footwork
  • K'Sante dashes, gaining a shield for a short duration. If dashing to an ally, the distance is significantly increased and they are also Shielded. Other spells can be cast during this ability
  • All Out: THis ability 's dash speed is increased. Dashing to a targeted location has increased range and can go over walls

The amount of CC makes him a scary champion to go up against. He will be able to block an opponent's attack with his W, which looks to be just as strong as Yasuo's Windwall which is one of the best abilities in the game. He's also got multiple dashes if he lands his abilities.

LoL: K'Sante is a High Skill Ceiling Champion

Looking over his abilities it's obvious that K'Sante is a champion that will require a lot of skill from players. Knowing when to activate his ultimate will be the key to fights and will decide the state of the game in many situations. This is a versatile champion unlike any Riot has released thus far.

He also isn't a ranged champion, so knowing when to engage is going to be crucial. The ultimate dash will also only work when you use the kick back against a wall, so being able to position yourself correctly as K'Sante is going to be another key factor to winning games with him.

Overall, he's got an insane kit with a fun high skill ceiling and some fun outplay potential, something you rarely see in a tank, but what do you guys think of a champion like this coming to League?