It is confirmed! The new champion for this second quarter of 2017 in League of Legends are Rakan, the Charmer and Xayah, the Rebel. Yesterday I posted here “The Harpy and The Phoenix” - League of Legends New Champion for 2017?" Which we though as according to some netizens that the new champions are “The Harpy and The Phoenix”. But it appears that it isn’t. And now, just like we thought, League of Legends is giving us a double treat for this 2017 as they will release 2 champions. Oh thank you very much LOL. The League of Legends used caption for their video teaser “She fights for the cause. He fights for her" is pertaining to Xayah to be an ad carry while Rakan is there for her to support her. Oh, so sweet... So let’s go to the champion abilities according to League of Legends website.
Rakan, the Charmer
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.
Xayah, the Rebel
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 knives 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.
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.
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.
It’s really nice that there are new additional champions to the going lot bigger League of Legends roster. Luckily I have some IP left to afford those new champions. I am excited to try these both champions. Will you play as a charming support? or a dangerous blade caller ADC? The release date for Rakan, the Charmer and Xayah, the Rebel are not yet revealed.
Now, we know that the new champions are ADC and a support, whose next League of Legends champion will be release this 2017? Is it an AD Fighter, a Jungler, an AP Carry, or a Tank? Who knows. But while waiting for the answer for this question, let just enjoy playing Rakan, the Charmer and Xayah, the Rebel when they was officially released.