|“||Fear not ambush from the hills, nor winged beasts from the skies. The true terror of Shurima comes from the sand, and gives no warning of her presence.||„|
|~ Sivir referring to Rek'Sai.|
Rek'Sai, also known as The Void Burrower, is a villainous playable character in the multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends. An giant Voidborn lurking in the Shuriman desert, Rek'Sai kills anyone unlucky enough to cross paths with her, burrowing under the sands to bring death from below.
The 123rd champion added to the game, Rek'Sai was released on December 11, 2014. She is most commonly played in the jungle.
Long ago, the Watchers of the Void created the Voidborn to serve as their agents in the world of Runeterra. One of these creatures, Rek'Sai, became one of the deadliest beasts in all of Shurima, burrowing her way through the desert sands to catch unsuspecting travelers. Very few ever live to tell the tale, and thus very little is known about Rek'Sai, with some even wondering if she is even real. However, to avoid danger, merchants and traders often steer clear from areas infested by her and her offspring, as they don't wish to be the first to find out.
In the desert region of Sai Kahleek, some of the more daring Shurimans become hunters of Xer'Sai, the kin of the Void Burrower. However, such hunters are foolish to think they can defeat Rek'Sai, much less encounter her and live to tell the tale. When she sees you, there is no hope of escape, and even if you should manage the impossible, no one will believe your tale.
In game, Rek'Sai is a diver-type champion, a highly-mobile fighter that attacks single targets. Her passive, Fury of the Xer'Sai, helps her gain Fury whenever she attacks or uses abilities, which heals her when she goes underground. She can use Queen's Wrath to deal more damage with her next 3 attacks, Burrow to go underground, and Furious Bite, which deals double True Damage when her Fury is maxed. While burrowed, her abilities are different. She can use Prey Seeker to launch earth at the target, Un-Burrow to go above ground and knock up enemies, and Tunnel to create a reusable passage. Rek'Sai's ultimate, Void Rush, has her lunge to targets she as damaged to deal damage based on their missing health.
- Rek'Sai is obviously inspired by the "land shark" concept.
- Unlike most champions, Rek'Sai does not speak, instead using unintelligible growls and roars. She shares this trait with Gnar and Bard.
- She resembles a Graboid from Tremors, a Sandworm from Dune, and Chattur'gha from Eternal Darkness.