In 2022, up to the present time, Riot has released 4 new champions, including: Zeri, Renata Glasc, Bel’Veth and Nilah respectively. Of these four names, only Zeri and Renata Glasc have really become useful names for the League of Legends community, including professional matches. Even, Zeri has become one of the most edited champions in the history of this game.
As for Bel’Veth and Nilah, these two champions have almost disappeared from the Justice League since their debut, despite being promoted as very strong. Not to mention, Bel’Veth has a skill set that helps this general increase in strength over time. Meanwhile, Nilah is considered an ADC with great attack power and is very mobile as well as able to control multiple targets.
However, the case of Nilah is quite special. This general has also appeared a number of times in tournaments like LCK, LPL… Only, after an edit by Riot, Nilah almost completely disappeared. Even in ranked, this champion only had 3.14% picked.
The community judged that when Nilah first appeared, it created interest in a champion with a mobile skill set and also had a large influence in the game. However, on closer inspection, Nilah’s skill set is actually quite half-baked. According to many analysts, Nilah’s skill set is like an integration of skills from existing champions in League of Legends (like Yasuo’s Wall of Wind, Diana’s New Moon…). That is the reason that made Nilah less attractive in the eyes of players.
Another reason that many players agree with is that Nilah’s skill set does not match at all. Take for example a champion like Vex released in 2021. Vex’s skill set is actually not too strong. But because they work together to create a complete whole, Vex becomes a strong champion. As for Nilah, each of her things is a little bit of other champions. But they cannot make a complete assembly. This makes Nilah unpopular with many players, even in casual ranked.
Nilah is actually a short-handed ADC that is almost the only one among the champions that are considered ADC of the current League of Legends, except for some “strange” picks like Yasuo or Yone. Not to mention, Nilah’s skill set wants to work, forcing her to rush into the enemy team. With that many disadvantages, choosing Nilah may bring many risks. And perhaps, these are the reasons why this general almost completely disappeared from the Arena of Justice.