New Champion, Aphelios, has been revealed. A ranged Marksman from the Targon region, “The weapon of the faithful” is from the Targon region. His splash art was drawn by the incredible, Chengwei Pan.

Related to Diana and Leona, the mute marksman wields a pair of moonstone weapons.

Emerging from moonlight’s shadow with weapons drawn, Aphelios kills the enemies of his faith in brooding silence—speaking only through the certainty of his aim, and the firing of each gun. Though fueled by a poison that renders him mute, he is guided by his sister Alune in her distant temple sanctuary from where she pushes an arsenal of moonstone weapons into his hands. For as long as the moon shines overhead, Aphelios will never be alone.

In his full biography, Riot have detailed how he was born during a rare lunar convergence, he’s a conduit for the moon’s power and lives alone, isolated, in Alune’s fortress.

New Champion, Aphelios, has been revealed

Born during a rare lunar convergence, when the physical moon was eclipsed by its reflection in the spirit realm, Aphelios and his twin sister, Alune, were celebrated as children of destiny by those of Targon’s Lunari faith.

Mirroring the celestial event that heralded their birth, the two children knew they had been marked by fate—Aphelios physically gifted like the moon of stone, and Alune magically like its spiritual reflection. Zealously devout, they grew up within a faith of mystery, reflection, and discovery, and embraced darkness not just out of belief, but as the only thing that could keep them safe.

While there’s no word on his kit, expect some flashy moon magic now that the new Champion, Aphelios, has been revealed.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

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