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New Champion: Io – The Shattered Goddess

For eons, the moon goddess Io watched over the Realm. But then disaster struck: The Darkness smothered the goddess’s light, and shattered the moon that hangs above our battlefields.

Pieces of the moon fell to the Shattered Desert, where Io’s faithful watched over them. They kept vigil for the shattered goddess, praying that one day she would return.

That day finally came as the Magistrate marched on the moon shards, determined to harness their power in the ongoing war against the Paladins. At the urging of her celestial friend Jenos, Io revealed her true form to fight for her people and stand against the Magistrate.

Overview

[Role]
Support

[Health]
2200

Abilities
[Weapon] Light Bow
A Goddess’ weapon that fires a 400 damage crescent arrow every 0.6s.
[Alt-Fire] Moonlight
Hold and channel Moonlight into an ally, healing them for 135 every 0.15s. Moonlight regenerates when not in use.
[Ability 1] Guardian Spirit
Summon Luna to fight alongside you. Luna will rush and stun enemies that have been marked your Light Bow every 15s. Luna can be resummoned to a new location every 8s.
[Ability 2] Lunar Leap
Quickly leap backwards through the air.
[Ultimate] Begone
Project an ethereal manifestation of Luna and send it forward. Enemies caught will be pulled along the travel path, and take 800 damage when it collides with a wall.

 

 

Talents

[Default] Life Link
Luna now heals allies around her for 300 health per second.

[Level 2] Goddess’ Blessing
Allies being healed by Moonlight gain 15% damage reduction.

[Level 8] Sacrifice
If Io falls below 200 health while Luna is active, she trades places with Luna, heals, and Luna dies in her stead.

Cards

Weapon/Armor

Celestial Body

Gain {scale=50|50} Health.

Moonwalk

Lower your gravity and increase your air control by {scale=50|10}% while using Moonlight.

Sky Walker

Lower your gravity and increase your air control by {scale=50|10}% while firing your Light Bow.

Moonlight Garden

Hits with Light Bow restore {scale=2|2}% Moonlight.

Moonlight

Restored Faith

Regenerate {scale=1|1}% Moonlight every 1s when not using Moonlight.

Quiver of Life

Healing with Moonlight heals Io for {scale=10|10} health.

Spirit Arrows

Healing with Moonlight reduces the cooldown of Luna’s redeploy by {scale=0.1|0.1}s.

Swift Arrows

Allies gain {scale=8|8}% Movement Speed while being healed by Moonlight.

Guardian Spirit

Feral Strength

Luna gains {scale=200|200} Health.

Broken Deity

Increase Luna’s deploy range by {scale=20|20}%.

Protectors

Luna restores {scale=2|2}% Moonlight every 1s in a 30 foot range.

Lunar Connection

Reduce the cooldown of Luna’s initial deploy by {scale=1.2|1.2}s.

Lunar Leap

Half Moon

Reduce Lunar Leap’s cooldown by {scale=0.6|0.6}s.

Crescent

Dropping below {scale=15|15}% of your max health reduces the cooldown of Lunar Leap by 100%.

Full Moon

Gain a {scale=100|100} health shield for 3s when you use Lunar Leap.

Eternal Reliquary

Lunar Leap restores {scale=2|2} ammo.

 

Shore Patrol Battle Pass

We’re launching the new Shore Patrol Battle Pass: Patrol the shores in the latest gear!

  • Steel Forged Battle Pass will become un-purchasable with the release of Patch 6 – Sun & Moon.
  • Shore Patrol Battle Pass will be available for purchase with the release of Sun & Moon, and is scheduled to end in September.

Receive instant rewards for purchasing, and unlock over 100 more goodies just by playing and leveling up your Battle Pass. All players start earning Shore Battle Pass experience as soon as Sun & Moon is released, leveling up from 1 to 50. Battle Pass purchasers unlock premium rewards every level, along with the free track rewards, and gain exclusive access to Battle Pass Plus!

The Shore Patrol Battle Pass costs 600 Crystals, and rewards you just for playing. You can unlock up to 150 Crystals through the Battle Pass, reducing the cost to 450 Crystals. Level up with newly reworked challenges, and unlock up to 8 Epic Champions skins!

Dive in to this awesome Battle Pass with the Battle Passport, a quick purchase that not only unlocks the new Battle Pass itself but the next 30 Battle Pass Levels so you can start playing with the new content right away!

The Battle Passport costs 1500 Crystals, saving you over 1000 Crystals!

Instant Unlocks (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)

Shore Patrol Kinessa

Beach Bash Loading Frame

Charming, Animated Avatar

50% Boost

Level 10 – Shore Patrol Koga
Level 30 – Shore Patrol Fernando
Level 50 – Shore Patrol Lian

 

Battle Pass Plus Rewards

 

Level 20 – Beach Bash Kinessa *LIMITED*
Level 30 – Beach Bash Koga *LIMITED*
Level 40 – Beach Bash Fernando *LIMITED*
Level 50 – Beach Bash Lian *LIMITED*

Other Battle Pass Exclusive Unlocks

   

Battle Pass Challenges

We have adjusted Battle Pass challenges to be more player friendly. Tiers 1-5 will now be more thematic, and focused around a single champion. Battle Pass Plus challenges now unlock between levels 51-56 and award 1,000,000 experience each, allowing players to make progress on challenges at their own pace!

 

General

Updated Default Loadouts

Default loadouts on the following characters have been updated:

  • Zhin
  • Cassie
  • Dredge
  • Ying
  • Drogoz
  • Torvald
  • Androxus
  • Viktor
  • Grohk
  • Willo
  • Ash
  • Tyra
  • Strix
  • Fernando
  • Terminus
  • Barik
  • Mal’Damba
  • Talus
  • Moji
  • Skye
  • Ruckus
  • Sha Lin
  • Bomb King
  • Ying
  • Makoa
  • Buck

 

NEW DLC – Sacred Wolf ($9.99)

Available August 14th

Tap into your celestial powers with the exclusive Sacred Wolf Pack.

Instantly unlock the first-ever wolf mount, Sacred Wolf, in Paladins. Protect your pack and pursue your foes atop this beast of divine proportions.

Plus: You’ll get 200 Crystals as a free bonus!

  • $9.99
    • Sacred Wolf Mount
    • 200 Crystals

 

Customizations

Golden Lian
  • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 as Lian
Golden Kinessa
  • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 as Kinessa
Golden Androxus Update
  • We have updated the Golden Androxus arm emissive to be a more purple/opalescent shade, based on community feedback.
Updated Default Friendly/Enemy Loading Frames
Ice Cold Chest

Available July 24th

Is it cool in here or is it just these Exclusive Skins?

Price

  • 200 Crystals

Contents

  • Mounts
    • Frostmare
  • Skins
    • Ice Walker (Inara)
    • Jotunn (Terminus)
    • Red Winter (Tyra)
    • Merrymaker (Lian)
    • Black Ice (Evie)
    • Winter (Grover)
    • Arctic (Pip)
DraconiC CHEST

Available August 14th

Defeat your enemies with fire, claw, and these Exclusive Skins.

Price

  • 300 Crystals

Contents

  • Mounts
    • Molten Prowler
  • Skins
    • Dragoncaller (Cassie)
    • Drakefire (Tyra)
    • Brimstone (Grohk)
    • Dragonborn (Moji)
    • Infernal (Seris)
    • Hemlock (Willo)
    • Dreadhunter (Drogoz)

 

Ranked Split 4

Split 4 Rewards
  • Win 5 Games
    • Gold Chest
  • Win 25 Games
    • Limited Avatar, Unrelenting
Ranked Map Rotation

Season 2, Split 4 will introduce Paladins’ first ever Ranked Map rotation. Each split, maps will either be in the Active, or Reserved, Map pool. Reserved maps will not appear while playing ranked during that split. Each new split will see some maps rotated in between the Active and Reserved pools.

Active Maps

  • Bazaar
  • Ascension Peak
  • Warder’s Gate
  • Jaguar Falls
  • Fish Market
  • Shattered Desert
  • Brightmarsh
  • Serpent Beach
  • Frozen Guard
  • Splitstone Quarry

Reserved Maps

  • Stone Keep
  • Frog Isle
  • Ice Mines
  • Timber Mill

 

Maps

Shattered Desert

  • Refined quicksand bounds, so players should no longer be slowed when their champion is clearly not in quicksand.

 

Balance

Mechanics

  • Kill to Heal (Item)
    • Now only triggers off of players
  • Warning Indicators
    • Warning Indicators, such as Grumpy Bomb, will now always appear red to players if they are in the range of the explosive.
    • Fixed corner cases issues with players were indicated they were out of range of explosions, but the corner of their collision was still inside.

Androxus

Talents

  • Cursed Cylinder
    • Renamed to Cursed Revolver
    • Alters your Weapon in the following ways
      • Is no longer semi-automatic.
      • Maximum fire rate decreased from 0.5s to 0.36s.
      • Damage increased from 520 to 600.
      • No longer loses accuracy when fired

Lex

Talents

  • Death Hastens
    • Now alters your Weapon in the following ways
      • No longer semi-automatic
      • Time between shots increased from 0.35s to 0.7s
      • Damage increased from 320 to 680
      • Ammo count reduced from 10 to 6.
      • No longer loses accuracy when fired
Dev Commentary: After much community feedback, players will now be able to access Androxus and Lex’s original weapons through talents.

 

Cassie

Talents

  • Big Game
    • Decreased bonus damage timing 6s ➡️ 4s

Cards

  • Somersault
    • Increased internal cooldown 10s ➡️ 15s

Pip

Cards

  • Moxie
    • Receive {10|10}% ➡️ {6|6}% increased healing when below 50% Health.

Maeve

Abilities

  • Midnight
    • CC immune targets are no longer affected by this ability

Moji 

  • Collision size reduced

Koga 

  • Increased ultimate charge rate .004 ➡️ 0.0056 (40%). Matches other flanks.

Talents

  • Blood Reaper
    • No longer increases ultimate charge rate
    • Koga now moves 15% Faster during Cyclone Strike

Lian

  • Enlightenment is now affected by Blast Shields

Willo 

Abilities

  • Wand of Overgrowth
    • Max falloff now scales to 40% of Weapon Damage, up from 30%
  • Flutter
    • Increased range
  • Fae Flight
    • Reduced turning deacceleration during Fae Flight
    • Players can now cancel this ability

Cards

  • Flitter
    • Increased cooldown reduction {0.5|0.5}s ➡️ {0.6|0.6}s
Dev Commentary: Willo can be very powerful in the correct hands, but has historically been held back by her movement. We have adjusted Fae Flight is more responsive to player inputs, and strapped some boosters to Flutter.

 

Ying 

  • Illusory Mirror
    • Reduced Falloff

Talents

  • Focusing Lens
    • Damage bonus increased 150 ➡️ 200

 

The Hunt

Champions

Androxus

  • Fixed an issue with Sleight of Hand, where the card would activate regardless of ammo count when Nether Step was used for the first time after respawning or entering a match.

Atlas

  • Banished players will no longer gain or lose Champion specific resources for the duration.
  • Now properly equips default weapon skin with the default skin.

Cassie

  • Fixed an issue where her foot and arm would appear broken in the champion menu.

Dredge

  • Fixed an issue with Kraken where character movement would not update the trace location properly, resulting in the ability originating away from your crosshair.
  • Now properly equips default weapon skin with the default skin

Grover

  • Crippling Throw is now properly reduced by Resilience.

Imani

  • Imani’s Dragon no longer tpose and persists in the world after death.

Makoa

  • Barrier Reef now activates multiple times in the same instance of Shell Shield.

Moji

  • Restitched Cuddly Moji’s left eye so it no longer sinks into itself.
  • Fixed an issue where Moji could continue to use Familiar Spray while silenced.
  • Fixed an issue where Moji could see 3P VFX, such as Hunter’s Mark or Mending Spirit’s, in 1P

Sha Lin

  • Reticle now blooms when jumping.
  • Fixed an issue where Explosive Arrows would slow Sha Lin after they hit.

Strix

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to unintentionally break the weapon swap animation between pistol and Talon Rifle.

Terminus

  • Further addressed issues that prevented Terminus from occasionally being able to use his Ultimate upon death

Torvald

  • Fixed an issue where when polymorphed with his personal shield active, his shield would not visually display for the remainder of the game.
  • No longer retains his personal shield while polymorphed

Vivian

  • Joyless Eyes card now properly updates the VFX ring on deploy to match the increased area.

Ying

  • Replicant Ying now plays the correct VFX on low particle settings.
General

Cleaned up some environment in Shattered Desert that players were able to improperly look through.

“Add Referrer” now sends players to the correct web page.

Players can no longer access the Item Purchase menu after the Top Play preview.

Options Menu Dialog between using ESC, interacting with the exit button is now consistent.

Fixed an issue where cards that activated off kills or eliminations, would not activate multiple times if players were killed by the same instance of damage.

  • Impact (Evie)
  • Watchful (Androxus)
  • One Man’s Treasure (Barik)
  • Stomping Ground (Buck)
  • Fearless Leader (Fernando)
  • Rolling Stones (Inara)
  • Inheritance (Lian)
  • Feed the Spirits (Mal’Damba)
  • Peppy (Moji)
  • Primal Might (Tyra)
  • Just Believe (Willo)
  • Encouragement (Ying)

Fixed instances of clipping with the 8-bit mount on the following champions:

  • Ash
  • Bomb King
  • Buck
  • Cassie
  • Drogoz
  • Fernando
  • Furia
  • Grohk
  • Grover
  • Inara
  • Jenos
  • Lex
  • Makoa
  • Mal’Damba
  • Moji
  • Ruckus
  • Sha Lin
  • Tyra
  • Vivian

Under Investigation

  • Lag issues affecting EU & LATAM regions.
  • Terminus can get into a bugged state with certain abilities where abilities aren’t fully animating.
  • Issues that cause friends list to disappear at various moments.