Explainer on Naafiri League of Legends: Release Date, All Regions and More
Naafiri, the new champion set to join League of Legends, is an anticipated mid-lane assassin known for her impressive bursts and gap-closing abilities. Interestingly, she may also excel in the jungle, as she can reset her cooldowns on monster hits and utilize her trusty dogs to tank for her. This Darkin character will be the second champion released this year following Milio.
Release Date and Availability
For eager players, Naafiri can already be tested on the PBE (Public Beta Environment). As for her official release, she will become available with the League of Legends 13.14 patch on July 19, 2023. Initially, she will cost 7800 BE (Blue Essence) during the first week, but her price will drop to 6300 BE thereafter.
The release date and time for patch 13.14 in various regions are as follows:
|Region||Time Zone||Local Time||US Time (PST)|
|OC1||AEDT||July 19, 12:00||July 18, 17:00|
|JP1||JST||July 19, 12:00||July 18, 19:00|
|KR1||KST||July 19, 12:00||July 18, 19:00|
|RU||MSK||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 1:00|
|EUN1||CET||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 3:00|
|TR1||GMT+3||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 1:00|
|EUW1||GMT||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 4:00|
|BR1||GMT-3||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 7:00|
|LA2||GMT-3||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 7:00|
|LA1||CST||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 10:00|
|NA1||PST||July 19, 12:00||July 19, 12:00|
|PH||PHT||July 20, 12:00||July 19, 20:00|
|VN||GMT+7||July 20, 12:00||July 19, 21:00|
|SG||GMT+8||July 20, 12:00||July 19, 20:00|
|TH||GMT+7||July 20, 12:00||July 19, 21:00|
|TW||GMT+8||July 20, 12:00||July 19, 20:00|
|CN||GMT+8||July 21, 17:00||July 21, 1:00|
Naafiri’s Abilities and Playstyle
Passive: We Are More
Naafiri’s passive ability is called “We Are More.” It summons small dogs at regular intervals of 15 to 30 seconds. Initially, she starts with two dogs, but when she reaches level nine, she gains an additional one. These dogs will rush towards the target she attacks, dealing physical damage that scales up after she uses an ability.
A noteworthy feature is that Naafiri’s dogs can act as tankers for her, making it possible for her to take on jungle creatures or minions. Although they can be killed by these enemies, they receive reduced damage from area-of-effect abilities, minions, and jungle monsters on the Summoner’s Rift.
With her unique skill set and versatility, Naafiri is poised to make an impact in both the mid-lane and the jungle. Players can look forward to experiencing her powerful bursts and agile gameplay when she arrives with the upcoming patch.