The rumors were in full force this week after the Facebook page for League of Legends updated with a teaser for a new champion. As it turns out the teaser was actually for two champions, Xayah and Rakan. The duo represents an interesting twist in character design as the duo interacts differently together, slightly buffing certain abilities. There’s a lot to look at so lets dive in!
First let’s take a look at the new ADC Xayah
Xayah represens a different kind of ADC. Her passive ability leaves feathers on the ground that can be pulled back to her for additional damage so you need to plan and position for maximum damage.
Passive: Clean Cuts: After casting an ability, Xayah’s next few basic attacks will pierce through all enemies in their path (dealing reduced damage to all targets after the first). They’ll also leave a feather where they land. Feathers remain on the field for a moderate length of time.
Q: Double Daggers: Xayah throws two blades in a line, damaging all enemies hit. The blades leave a feather where they land.
W: Deadly Plumage: Xayah conjures a storm of feather blades that increase the strength and speed of her next few basic attacks. If Xayah attacks an enemy champion while empowered by Deadly Plumage, she’ll gain a short burst of movement speed. If Rakan is nearby when Xayah activates Deadly Plumage, he’ll also gain the ability’s effects.
E: Bladecaller: Xayah recalls all feathers, which deal damage to any enemies they strike on the way back to Xayah. If a target is struck by several feathers at once, they’ll be briefly rooted.
R: Featherstorm: Xayah leaps into the air, becoming briefly untargetable. After a short delay, she hurls a storm of blades in a cone, each of which deals damage to struck enemies and leaves a feather upon landing. Xayah may continue to move while airborne.
Passive: Rakan’s coat occasionally generates a shield, even in combat. Rakan can reduce this ability’s cooldown by attacking an enemy champion.
Q: Gleaming Quill: Rakan slings an enchanted feather forward. If it connects with an enemy champ or epic monster, it deals damage and Rakan’s cloak surges with magic. After a brief moment a heal triggers in the area around Rakan. The heal activates immediately if Rakan touches an ally.
W: Grand Entrance: Rakan leaps forward, landing (stylishly) at his destination. He then pauses for dramatic effect before launching into the air and knocking up nearby opponents.
E: Battle Dance: Rakan leaps to an ally’s side, shielding them from harm. He can cast Battle Dance again for a few seconds after, even on the same target. If Xayah’s the target, Rakan rushes to her aid from an increased distance.
R: The Quickness: Rakan breaks into a sprint, enchanting his coat and captivating his audience. While The Quickness is active, Rakan charms and damages all enemies he touches (works once per champ). The first champ he touches grants him a huge burst of movement speed.
Im very excited about Xayah and Rakan. Xayah looks like a high skill ADC with a lot of team fight potential. Rakan looks like a crazy powerful support that will be first pick in a lot of lineups for his shields, heals, and knock up. He’s like Lulu, Braun, and Tarric mixed into one!
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