Bel’veth. A name that strikes fear into the hearts of many Summoners and sends shivers down the spines of junglers across the Rift. This A to S tier jungler, also known as the Empress of the Void, has been wreaking havoc in every corner of the jungle since her release.
It’s time for us to take a stand, my fellow junglers. Strap on your boots and sharpen your blades, for this ultimate guide shall unveil the secrets to dismantling Bel’veth’s reign of terror.
You see, the key to securing victory in the Rift is knowing how to counter your enemies, especially when that enemy is an infinitely stacking, void-inspired monstrosity. But fear not, for with a sprinkle of wit, a dash of humor, and a generous helping of cunning strategies, we shall triumph over the Empress of the Void.
So sit back, grab a snack, and prepare yourself for a wild ride through the land of counterplay, where we’ll laugh in the face of danger and make Bel’veth wish she never left the Void.
Know Thy Enemy: Understanding Bel’veth’s Abilities
Master the ins and outs of Bel’veth’s kit to outmaneuver her void-infused antics. With each ability understood, you’ll turn the Empress of the Void into the Jester of the Jungle.
Passive – Death in Lavender
As the old saying goes, “knowledge is power,” and what better way to flex our intellectual might than by dissecting the core of Bel’veth’s abilities? Let’s start with her Passive, Death in Lavender.
This lovely-sounding ability turns out to be quite the menace, granting Bel’veth increased attack speed with every large monster or champion takedown. And, as if that wasn’t enough, she gets to ignore the pesky attack speed cap, leaving opponents feeling like they’re in a blender set to “Voidsmoothie.”\
Q – Void Surge
Moving on to her Q, Void Surge, we find a dash ability that seems to have been inspired by a malfunctioning compass. Bel’veth can dash in four diagonal directions, each with its own cooldown that scales with attack speed.
While it might look like she’s auditioning for a part in a parkour movie, make no mistake—this ability allows her to zip around the battlefield, applying on-hit effects and leaving enemies in the dust.
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C. W – Above and Below
Her W, Above and Below, is where things start to get really interesting (and terrifying). Bel’veth slams her tail down with the force of a meteor, dealing damage, knocking up, and slowing enemies hit.
As a bonus, landing this ability reduces the cooldown of her Void Surge dash in the direction of the champion hit, making her all the more slippery and hard to catch. It’s like playing whack-a-mole with a void monster, and spoiler alert: she’s winning.
E – Royal Maelstrom
Now, let’s talk about her E, Royal Maelstrom, which sounds like the title of a gothic romance novel but is actually more of a nightmare for her enemies. Bel’veth channels a storm of slashes around her, gaining damage reduction and increased life steal.
Each slash targets the lowest health enemy within her Maelstrom, dealing more damage the more health they are missing. It’s like she’s a hungry shark, and the wounded are the delicious chum she can’t resist.
R – Endless Banquet
Finally, we arrive at her pièce de résistance, the R – Endless Banquet. This ability is essentially Bel’veth’s way of saying, “I’m not done with you yet!” With a passive that adds additional True Damage on every second attack against the same target, stacking infinitely, she’s ready to chomp down on anyone who dares to stand in her way.
The active part of her ult allows her to consume Void Coral dropped by slain Epic Monsters and champions, transforming her into her True Form—a bigger, scarier, and even more ferocious version of herself.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Laughing at the Void
Bel’veth’s strengths lie in her high attack speed, mobility, damage reduction, and her ability to transform into a late-game terror. However, her weaknesses include a heavy reliance on auto-attacks and a relatively predictable kit.
Now that we know her strengths and weaknesses, it’s time for us to turn the tables and leave Bel’veth wondering how she ended up on the wrong side of a cosmic joke.
Champion Counters: Picking the Perfect Bel’veth Bane
Choose your champion wisely to leave Bel’veth bamboozled and watch as the Empress of the Void transforms from a formidable foe to a flustered fish out of water.
Rammus: The Armadillo of Annoyance
First up, we have Rammus, the loveable armadillo that rolls into Bel’veth’s life and ruins her day. Rammus excels at reflecting damage with his spiky exterior, making Bel’veth’s high attack speed more of a liability than an advantage.
His taunt and Powerball also help to lock her down, preventing her from snowballing into her true form. In short, Rammus is the ultimate buzzkill for Bel’veth’s Void party.
Amumu: The Sad Mummy That Ruins Bel’veth’s Day
Next in line is Amumu, the sad mummy who just wants a hug—preferably from Bel’veth while she’s trying to dish out damage. Amumu’s E, Tantrum, has its cooldown reduced every time he’s auto-attacked, which happens to be most of
Bel’veth’s damage output. Add to that his fantastic ultimate, and you’ve got a mummy who’s ready to rain on Bel’veth’s parade.
Poppy: Bel’veth’s Ultimate Party Pooper
Poppy might be small, but she packs a mighty punch when it comes to countering Bel’veth. Her W, Steadfast Presence, blocks all forms of dashes nearby her, including Bel’veth’s Q, Void Surge.
With the right timing, Poppy can shut down Bel’veth’s mobility and leave her vulnerable to being taken out. It’s like inviting a bouncer to Bel’veth’s exclusive Void nightclub and watching her get kicked out.
Trundle: The King of 1v1s and Bel’veth’s Nightmare
Trundle is the troll you want on your side when facing Bel’veth. His Q, Chomp, steals AD, making early duels against Bel’veth a breeze. Combine that with his E, Pillar of Ice, which slows and blocks her path, and his ultimate, Subjugate, which steals stats and health, and you’ve got a troll who can make Bel’veth’s life miserable.
Trundle’s sheer damage makes Bel’veth think twice about challenging him in the jungle.
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Shen: The Spirit’s Refuge of Frustration
Last but not least, we have Shen, the ninja who’s all about countering auto-attacks. His W, Spirit’s Refuge, blocks auto-attacks against anyone in his Spirit Blade zone, rendering Bel’veth’s main damage source useless.
Shen can also protect his allies by having them stand in the zone, making him a fantastic bodyguard against Bel’veth’s advances. It’s like hiring a ninja bouncer for your backline.
Item Counters: Staying Sharp and Stylish Against Bel’veth
From fashionable footwear to stunning accessories, equipping the right items against Bel’veth will not only make you look fabulous but also leave her wondering why her Void powers aren’t working as planned.
Embrace your inner fashionista and show Bel’veth that style can conquer even the mightiest Empress!
Thornmail/Bramble Vest: The “No Touchy” Gear
When it comes to dealing with Bel’veth’s auto-attacks, Thornmail and Bramble Vest are the perfect “don’t touch me” items.
Both items reflect damage back to the attacker while also applying anti-healing, which is fantastic against Bel’veth’s typical Conqueror rune.
It’s like wearing a porcupine suit to a Void-themed party, and Bel’veth definitely won’t be a fan of your fashion statement.
Plated Steelcaps: The Anti-Auto-Attack Kicks
If you want to strut your stuff on the Rift while taking less damage from Bel’veth’s relentless auto-attacks, Plated Steelcaps are the footwear for you.
These stylish boots reduce 12% of the damage taken from auto-attacks, making them an essential part of any Void Empress-resistant wardrobe. So go ahead, kick up your heels and let Bel’veth know that you’re not an easy target.
Zhonya’s Hourglass: The “Not Today, Bel’veth” Accessory
Zhonya’s Hourglass is the must-have accessory for any mage looking to make a statement against Bel’veth.
Not only does it provide armor to help withstand her damage, but its active ability also grants invulnerability, allowing you to stall for time while your team swoops in to save the day.
It’s the ultimate “not today, Bel’veth” moment that leaves her scratching her head in disbelief.
Randuin’s Omen/Frozen Heart: Slow Down, Empress!
When it comes to putting the brakes on Bel’veth’s auto-attacks, Randuin’s Omen and Frozen Heart are the go-to items. Both items reduce her attack speed when she targets the holder, turning her rapid-fire assault into a sluggish struggle.
It’s like watching the Empress of the Void try to run through a pool of molasses. She’ll be slowed down, and you’ll be laughing all the way to victory.
Gameplay Tips: Outsmarting Bel’veth on the Rift
Master the art of dodging her Q, and keep her away from jungle snacks. With perfect timing and cheeky moves, you’ll leave Bel’veth dazed and confused on the Rift.
Hold Crowd Control for Her E – Royal Maelstrom
When facing Bel’veth, remember that timing is everything, especially when it comes to her E – Royal Maelstrom. Think of it as trying to clap at the right moment in a slow song.
Holding onto your crowd control abilities until she starts channeling her E will disrupt her healing and damage reduction, making her look more like a confused ballerina than an Empress of the Void.
Understand Her Q – Void Surge
Bel’veth’s Q – Void Surge is like a game of four-directional hopscotch, and it’s crucial to understand its mechanics to dodge her dashes effectively. Keep an eye on the cooldown indicators next to her health bar, and remember that she can only dash in four diagonal directions.
It’s like playing Dance Dance Revolution, but with higher stakes and a Void Empress trying to chase you down.
Minimize Her Jungle Camps
Starving Bel’veth of jungle camps is like denying her access to an all-you-can-eat buffet. By reducing the number of camps she can clear, you’ll prevent her from getting ahead through farming.
Consider picking a champion that can contest neutral objectives and counter jungle effectively, so Bel’veth’s stomach remains empty and her passive stacks stay low. Bon appétit!
Respect Her Early Game Damage
Bel’veth might be an infinitely stacking champion, but don’t underestimate her early game damage. It’s like poking a sleeping bear and expecting it not to bite back.
Make sure to respect her damage potential in the early game, and call for backup if you need to contest objectives against her. Remember, there’s strength in numbers, and nobody wants to face an angry bear alone.
Witty Advice: Checkmate, Bel’veth
Ultimately, outplaying Bel’veth on the Rift is all about understanding her kit, keeping her hungry, and knowing when to strike. Follow the tips above, and you’ll be sure to leave the Empress of the Void wondering if she accidentally walked onto the set of a comedy show instead of Summoner’s Rift.
With humor and wit on your side, you’ll have the last laugh in your journey to victory against Bel’veth.
In conclusion, facing Bel’veth, the Empress of the Void, may seem like a daunting task, but with the right combination of champion counters, strategic itemization, and witty gameplay tips, you’ll be well-equipped to bring the laughs and rain on her parade.
Remember that knowledge is power, and humor can be your secret weapon to deflate the terror she instills in her enemies. So, buckle up, summon your inner comedian, and get ready to turn the Summoner’s Rift into a stand-up stage as you outsmart and outplay Bel’veth in the most entertaining way possible.
Break a leg, summoner, and happy jungling!