Vex, the Gloomist in 11.19

Posted on at 4:03 PM by Aznbeat
"Before I met the Black Mist, I lived in a world of color and happiness. I was so lost." - Vex, the Gloomist, is now available! Vex is priced at 975 RP / 7800 BE and will drop to the standard 6300 BE price after 9/30! You can pick up Vex and her release skin Dawnbringer Vex in a bundle for 1837 RP for a limited time!
Continue reading for a closer look at her kit, skin and chromas!

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Vex, the Gloomist


Champion Spotlight

Here's Vex's champion spotlight:

Stats & Abilities


Stats
  • Base HP: 520
  • HP Per Level: 90
  • HP5: 6.5
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.12
  • Base AD: 54
  • AD Per Level: 2.75
  • Base Mana: 490
  • Mana Per Level: 32
  • Base MR: 28
  • MR Per Level: 0.5
  • Base Armor: 23
  • Armor Per Level: 3.25
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 1
  • Movespeed: 335
  • Attack Range: 550

Abilities

Doom 'n Gloom (Passive)
Every [25-16] seconds Vex becomes afflicted with Doom, causing her next basic Ability to interrupt dashes and Fear enemies for [0.75-1.5] seconds. 
Whenever a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, Vex marks them with Gloom for 6 seconds. Vex's next Attack against a Gloomed enemy deals an additional [30-180 (+25% AP)] magic damage and reduces this Ability's Cooldown by 25%. 
Non-champion targets take [40-60%] damage and refund 10% of this Ability's Cooldown. 
Enemies Feared by this Ability move more slowly the farther they are from Vex.

Mistral Bolt (Q)
9/8/7/6/5s Cooldown
45/50/55/30/65 Mana 
Vex launches a wave of mist that deals [60/110/160/210/260 (+60% AP)] magic damage. After a delay, the wave becomes smaller and faster. 
Consumes Gloom on enemies hit.

Personal Space (W)
20/18/16/14/12s Cooldown
75 Mana 
Vex gains [50/80/110/140/170 (+80% AP)] Shield for 2.5 seconds and emits a shockwave that deals [80/120/160/200/240 (+30% AP)] magic damage. 
Consumes Gloom on enemies hit.

Looming Darkness (E)
13s Cooldown
70 Mana 
Vex commands Shadow to fly to a location, increasing in size as it travels. Upon arriving, it deals [50/70/90/110/130 (+40/45/50/55/60% AP)] magic damage and Slows by 30/35/40/45/50% for 2 seconds. 
Applies Gloom to enemies hit.

Shadow Surge (R)
140/120/100s Cooldown
100 Mana 
Shadow excitedly surges forward, dealing [75/125/175 (+20% AP)] magic damage and marking the first enemy champion hit for 4 seconds. 
Recast: Dash to the marked champion, dealing [150/250/350 (+50% AP)] magic damage on arrival.  
If the marked champion dies within 6 seconds of taking damage from this Ability, it's Cooldown is temporarily reset.

Lore

Here's Vex's full bio over on her Universe page:
In the black heart of the Shadow Isles, a lone yordle trudges through the spectral fog, content in its murky misery. With an endless supply of malaise and a powerful shadow in tow, Vex shields herself from the pep and happiness of the outside world, and all of the irksome “normies” who occupy it. 
Growing up in Bandle City, Vex never felt she belonged. The whimsy and color of the yordle realm was cloying to her. Despite the best efforts of her parents, she never seemed to find her “yordle spirit” or any like-minded friends, and chose to spend most of her time sulking in her room. 
There, she found an unlikely soulmate in her own shadow. It was black (her favorite color), and it didn’t talk—the perfect companion for the sullen youth. She learned to entertain herself with the shadow, performing gloomy pantomimes for her own amusement. 
Alas, it was just a shadow, incapable of shielding Vex from the loathsome cheerfulness that surrounded her. Surely something more lay in store. Something darker. Something sad. Something just like her. 
That something arrived in the form of a Harrowing, thick clouds of Black Mist that billowed through Bandle City, stirring its residents to panic. While most yordles fought valiantly to beat back the Mist, Vex was intrigued by the foul miasma and began to follow it to its source. 
When she arrived in the Shadow Isles, Vex couldn’t believe her eyes. Vast tracts of land and sea, devoid of all life and color, stretched out before her. Here, she could finally sulk, unbothered by the laughter and merriment of others. 
As the days passed, Vex realized the Black Mist was having a strange effect on her. Her shadow had taken on a new ghostly persona—much more lively and expressive than its host—and her benign yordle magic had transformed into something far more sinister. Vex could now spread her misery far and wide. 
“Who made this wonderfully awful place?” she wondered. 
Her question was soon answered when the Ruined King, Viego, appeared in the Isles, seeking to spread his Mist to all corners of Runeterra. Upon meeting Vex, Viego realized the yordle had a unique ability to spread despair, making people more vulnerable to his Harrowing. Vex, in turn, was inspired by his vision for a world covered in Black Mist. The two became fast allies and set out to turn the entire world into a harrowed wasteland. 
Before Viego’s vision could be fully realized, Vex discovered his ulterior motive: to reclaim the soul of his dead queen Isolde, and reunite with her in matrimonial bliss. She shuddered in disgust, feeling betrayed that the man she had trusted to kill the world’s happiness had, in fact, been seeking it himself. Vex left Viego to be defeated by the Sentinels of Light, his dreams of a ruined world dashed upon the stones of the Camavoran wreckage. Alone once more, she watched in disappointment as the world returned to the bright, colorful place she had always hated. Finding a lasting melancholy was going to be tougher than she’d thought. 
She knew one last place she could go—a surefire way to achieve the misery she craved. She paid a visit to her parents in Bandle City, eager to show them who she had become and bask in their disapproval. 
The young yordle watched as her parents turned dumbstruck, still as tree stumps. Their expressions changed from shock, to denial, to reluctant acceptance. 
“Honey. We don’t understand... this,” said her mother, motioning with her finger at Vex’s entire being. 
“But we love you unconditionally,” said her father. “And if you’re happy, we’re happy for you.” 
Rolling her eyes, Vex released a loud, exasperated sigh. “You guys are the worst,” she moaned. 
She trudged out of her parents’ living room, anxious to return to the Shadow Isles where she could sulk undisturbed."

 

Voiceover

Here's Vex's full voiceover!

Release Skin

Vex's release skin is Dawnbringer Vex:

Dawnbringer Vex

"Vex finds order in the day's descent to darkness, and spends her evenings watching her shadow chase the sun below the horizon. A preternaturally sour and unenthusiastic god, she finds the whole chaos and order 'thing' very blasé."



Chromas

Dawnbringer Vex also has a set of chromas now available!

Dawnbringer Vex
[8 Chromas]

Icons

New icons are also now available:

 

Vex Champion Theme

Here's Vex's champion theme:

More Night & Dawn Content

For the rest of the Night & Dawn content now available, check out our post:

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