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Rakan Brings Style and Desire to Supporting in League of Legends

Following a couple of teasers, Riot Games has officially revealed the two new League of Legends champions who are chimeric creatures known as the Vastaya.

Rakan, the Charmer, and Xayah, the Rebel, share a special bond with each other, resulting in unique interactions through voice lines and abilities. The League of Legends duo is more than simply two champions stepping foot on the Rift. They are a pair, meaning that certain bonus effects come into play when both are in the lane together.

Rakan fills the support role while Xayah takes the mantle of being a marksman. Their spells and special effects are simply breathtaking, filling the lane with vibrant colors that swirl the wind with glee.

Note that they will not hit the store as a single purchase. Rather, they will be unique champions who can be bought and played separately.

Magic is supposed to be scary. Love is supposed to hurt. Ecstasy needs a little fear.

Rakan, the male counterpart, capitalizes on his increased mobility to support his allies. His abilities tend to draw the attention of enemies, and do so while looking fancy. That being said, Rakan might be the most mechanically challenging support to arrive for League of Legends yet. His ability to quickly move in and out of combat means that players must equally be prepared to make decisions on the fly.

Rakan features an impressive kit that disrupts enemy opponents from following through, while using shields to mitigate damage and falling back to heal allies. There is a definite learning curve with this champion, but nothing that bizarre to scare away Summoner’s from filling the role.

Passive: Fey Feathers

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 movemenet speed.

Special Recall: Lover’s Leap

If either Xayah or Rakan is recalling, their lover can sync up with them, choreographing a perfect return to base.