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League of Legends Season 13: Aurelion Sol CGU ability changes

Published: 15:23, 09 January 2023
Riot Games
Mecha Aurelion Sol
Mecha Aurelion Sol

Aurelion Sol is receiving a Comprehensive Gameplay Update (CGU) in League of Legends patch 13.3 this February.

In League of Legends,  there are several types of updates that can be made to champions and gameplay. These include Visual and Gameplay Updates (VGU), Art and Sustainability Updates (ASU),  Mid-Scope Updates, and Comprehensive Gameplay Updates (CGU). Each type of update addresses different aspects of the game and can vary in scope and impact.

The first champion to receive a CGU rework will be Aurelion Sol.  The Comprehensive Gameplay Update (CGU) is a new type of champion rework invented by Riot Games,  in which the champion's abilities are redesigned without altering their appearance.

It sounds like the Comprehensive Gameplay Update for Aurelion Sol is focused on transforming him into a "star forger" and improving his overall strength as a champion. It also seems that his updated kit includes mechanics similar to Kindred's, in which the player can gather stacks that enhance their base abilities. 

Passive - Cosmic Creator

Aurelion Sol's damaging abilities grant Stardust, permanently improving his abilities. Each ability's bonus is listed in its respective section.

Q - Breath of Light

Channel toward the cursor for a few seconds, damaging the first enemy hit and splashing reduced damage on nearby enemies. Each time an enemy takes 1 cumulative second of channeling, Breath of Light deals an additional burst of damage. Bursts against champions grant Stardust.

Breath of Light deals increased damage to champions and its range increases with Aurelion Sol's level. 

W - Astral Flight

Aurelion Sol is able to fly over terrain to a target location, but this movement is visible to nearby enemies. While flying, he can use other abilities and the ability "Breath of Light" has no cooldown or time limit, causing it to deal increased damage. 

The cooldown for the "Astral Flight" ability is reduced when an enemy champion recently damaged by Aurelion Sol is killed. The ability "Stardust" increases the maximum range of Astral Flight.

E - Singularity

Summon a black hole for a few seconds, damaging enemies and slowly pulling them toward the center. Singularity grants Stardust per second for each enemy champion in the black hole.

The center of the black hole executes enemies below a percentage of their maximum health, granting Stardust based on the type of enemy executed.

Stardust increases Singularity's size (including the center zone) and execute threshold.

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R - Falling Star / The Skies Descend

Falling Star: Crash a star into the earth, dealing magic damage and stunning enemies hit. Falling Star grants Stardust for each enemy champion hit.

Stardust increases Falling Star’s size. Gathering 75 Stardust transforms Aurelion Sol's next Falling Star into The Skies Descend.

The Skies Descend: Drag a giant star down from the heavens, significantly increasing the size of the impact zone, increasing damage dealt, and knocking enemies up rather than stunning them. A massive shockwave spreads from the edge of the impact zone, damaging and slowing champions hit.

Stardust increases the size of the impact zone.


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