As mercurial as he is charming, Rakan is an infamous vastayan troublemaker and the greatest battle-dancer in Lhotlan tribal history. To the humans of the Ionian highlands, his name has long been synonymous with wild festivals, uncontrollable parties, and anarchic music. Few would suspect this energetic, traveling showman is also partner to the rebel Xayah, and is dedicated to her cause.
"I got freedom. I got a lady. I got a cause I'd die for." - Rakan
On the ancient, mystical borders of Ionia's deep forests live the last of the Lhotlan vastaya. It is a place where magic is breathed like air and time has little meaning. To these chimeric creatures, the mortal realms have become like an unforgiving desert, virtually devoid of magic. Few willingly travel far from their shrinking lands, but Rakan has long walked a riskier path. He journeys along the edges of the world's magical streams, as an explorer, emissary, and song catcher for his tribe.
An entertaining rogue, a welcome performer for any tavern or village carnival, Rakan was content with the simple adventures of this life on the road... until he had a chance encounter with Xayah at the harvest festival in Vlonqo.
Seeing her in the crowd, Rakan performed one of his old songs, entrancing the entire town with his gleaming plumage. Though countless human and vastayan women had fallen for him in the past, this violet raven seemed immune to his charms, though not uninterested. How could she see him and yet choose not to follow him? It was a puzzle with no easy answer.
Intrigued, the battle-dancer decided he would accompany Xayah on her travels. He became fascinated by how she interacted with the world. She seemed always prepared, aloof, and focused where he was uninformed, affable, and frivolous - but in any dangerous situation, they fought together with uncanny harmony. Soon enough, the pair became inseparable.
After months of courtship, Rakan began to see the world through Xayah's eyes. Inspired by his partner's singular drive, he joined her crusade to reclaim the power of the vastaya, and take back all that their people had lost.
Through Xayah, he had found purpose, and Rakan had fallen in love.
Fey Feathers / Lover's Leap
(Innate): Rakan periodically generates a 33 - 254 (based on level) (+90% per bonus Ability Power) shield. Damaging an enemy champion with a basic attack or ability reduces Fey Feathers cooldown by 1 second.
Lover's Leap: If either Rakan or Xayah is recalling, the other may move nearby and activate their own recall to join them. Both reach base at the time of which the initiator's recall ends.
(Active): Rakan slings an enchanted feather forward, dealing magic damage to the first enemy hit. If that enemy was a champion or epic monster, a small circular area is marked around Rakan. After a short period of time or if an ally champion comes into contact with the marked area, Rakan heals himself and surrounding allies by 23 - 150 (based on level) (+70% per bonus Ability Power).
Cost: 60 Mana
Magic Damage: 70/115/160/205/250 (+50% per bonus Ability Power)
COOLDOWN: 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 Seconds
Active: Rakan dashes forward, landing stylishly at his destination. After a dramatic pause, he leaps into the air, dealing magic damage and knocking up surrounding enemies for 1 second.
Magic Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (+50% per bonus Ability Power)
Cost: 50/60/70/80/90 Mana
Active: Rakan leaps to an ally champion, shielding them for 3 seconds. Battle Dance can be re-cast for 5 seconds at no cost. When re-cast, Rakan may select the same target again. When re-cast, Rakan may select the same target again. If Xayah is the target, Battle Dance is able to be cast from an increased range.
Shield: 50/85/120/155/190 (+80% per bonus Ability Power)
Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 Mana
Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 Seconds
Active: Rakan enchants his coat with a captivating sheen for the next 4 seconds, dealing magic damage and charming each enemy he touches. Enemies can only be affected once. Rakan is immune to slowing effects and benefits from 50% bonus movement speed for the duration, which is briefly increased to 200% upon first damaging an enemy champion before decaying back down to 50%.
Cost: 100 Mana
Magic Damage: 100/200/300 (+50% per bonus Ability Power)