LoL New Champion Zeri: Abilities, Lore, Release Date & More

Zeri is the newest champion in League of Legends. What are her abilities, and when will you get to play her, though?

Zeri is the newest League of Legends champion! She is going to be an exciting and electrifying ADC! She will shake up the meta in the bot lane with her unique auto attacks and playstyle. Who else is excited for this young Zaunite?

She was introduced a few days ago – probably by accident – but now we’re sure that she is going to be an extremely fun new champion to play in Season 12. What abilities does she have? Let’s take a look!

What Abilities Does Zeri Have?

As mentioned in the September 2021 roadmap, Zeri is going to have quite unique auto-attacks. Her electricity will be a key part of her kit, and you’ll have to play around this whenever you use her in the bot lane.

Zeri is going to have to use her auto-attacks sparingly according to the 2022 League of Legends live stream. She will be using her Q as the primary way to get money, as well as do damage.

From her champion trailer, she looks to have dashes in her kit and she might even be able to wall jump if you charge up long enough. She looks to be quite fun to test out!

You'll have to keep moving while playing this champion, so get your fingers ready to click over and over to master this new ADC in Season 12!

These Are Her Abilities

Passive - Living Battery: Zeri gains Move Speed whenever she receives a shield. When she damages an enemy shield she absorbs its energy, shielding herself.

Q - Burst Fire:

Passive: Zeri's basic attack deals magic damage, scales with AP, and is treated as an ability. Moving and casting Burst Fire stores up energy in Zeri's Sparkpack. When fully charged, her next basic attack will slow and deal bonus damage.

Active: Burst Fire shoots a burst of 7 rounds that deal physical damage to the first enemy hit.Burst Fire scales with AD and is treated like an attack, with the first round applying on-hit effects. Its cooldown matches Zeri’s basic attack timer.

W - Ultrashock Laser: Zeri fires an electric pulse that slows and damages the first enemy hit. If the pulse hits a wall it fires a long range laser from the point of impact.

E - Spark Surge: Zeri dashes a short distance and energizes her next 3 casts of Burst Fire, causing them to pierce through enemies. She will vault over or grind along any terrain she dashes into, depending on the angle. Hitting a champion with an attack or ability reduces Spark Surge’s cooldown.

R - Lightning Crash: Zeri discharges a nova of electricity, damaging nearby enemies, and overcharges herself for a moderate duration. While overcharged, Zeri gains increased damage, Attack Speed, and Move Speed. Attacking enemy champions refreshes the overcharge duration and adds another stack of Move Speed. While overcharged, Burst Fire's damage concentrates into a faster triple shot that chains lightning between enemies.

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Who Is Zeri According To Her Lore?

Zeri is a young woman from Zaun who uses her unique ability to control electricity for the good of the population. She is a real vigilante who wants to protect those in need. This is what we know from the leaked bio and the champion trailer at least.

She takes on the chem barons of Zaun without any fear and hopes to help those in need get a better life. She is also closely related to Ekko, since he is tagged as a related champion at the bottom of her bio on the Riot universe page.

When Will Zeri Be Released?

Zeri is going to hit the PBE server right after the 2022 Season livestream. That means she will likely go live in LoL Patch 12.02 on January 20, 2022. So get ready, Zeri will light a spark in your life quite soon! You get to play this unique ADC and experience an electric bot lane early on in Season 12.

Are you excited for Zeri? If you’re curious about all other champions still to come, make sure to check out our champion roadmap for 2022 – maybe the new support will work perfectly alongside Zeri’s unique kit?