Rakan, the male counterpart to the new bird people bot lane duo, is an incredibly mobile support. He is also known at “the Charmer,” and seems to be quite the show-off. His goal is to draw all of the attention to himself instead of to his ADC. That is, unless that ADC is Draven. Nobody outshines Draven.
Anyway, here is all the stuff he can do according to Riot’s kit reveal Tuesday.
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 movement speed.
Riot has also noted that both Rakan and his partner Xayah have a special recall animation. If one is already recalling and the other begins, the two will sync and do a special duo recall together.
Rakan is stylish and fancy looking. He looks out for others, especially his lover, Xayah. He appears to be a solid support, but do you think he could fair anywhere else? Interesting that his Q can also proc on epic monsters. Could Rakan take the jungle for a spin?