Last January, we speculated around the arrival of Yone in League of Legends, as he was back then introduced as a Legends of Runeterra cards. Then, Riot Games promised in their 2020 Roadmap that two champions would be introduced during the summer — and we've already seen one implemented with Patch 10.15, Lillia.
Over the past weeks, several splasharts related to the Spirit Blossom event leaked, including what seems to be that of Spirit Blossom Yone. How could Riot Games bring back Yasuo's brother from the death realm? Well, "The Path" certainly gave us an answer by clearly implying that Yone would actually be returned, but as a Darkin.
Through a press release, Riot Games finally decided to reveal Yone as the 150th champion to join the League — and, although we don't have a release date to communicate yet, we're pretty sure he'll soon slice his path in the Rift alongside his brother.
He was immediately set upon by an azakana, a minor demon that feeds off of negative emotions. Azakana are the weaker cousins of demons like Evelynn and Tahm Kench. And while those two embody primal emotions like desire and addiction, azakana are manifestations of more specific, personal feelings: gnawing self doubt, the fear of being forgotten, and so on.
The azakana that attacked Yone had been hunting him for some time, feeding on the negative emotions he harbored while tracking Yasuo. But Yone died before it had the chance to strike, and when he arrived in the spirit realm it saw an opportunity and struck, intent on devouring Yone’s soul. Yone managed to defeat it—or so he thought—but the consequences were severe.
The next thing Yone knew, he awoke back in the mortal realm with a mask affixed to his face—a mask in the form of the azakana he had just defeated, with the demon locked within.
But Yone isn’t a man possessed. As far as he can tell, the azakana holds no sway over him. Unlike Rhaast and Kayn, there’s no connection between them. But that’s not to say he didn’t receive some of its power.
- Base HP: 550
- HP5: 7.5
- HP Per Level: 90
- HP Regen Per Level: 0.15
- Base MR: 32
- MR Per Level: 1.25
- Base AD: 60
- AD Per Level: 2.5
- Base Armor: 28
- Armor Per Level: 3
- Attack Speed Per Level: 2.5
- Base Move Speed: 345
- Attack Range: 175
Yone uses two blades, causing every second attack to deal 50% magic damage. His critical strike chance is also doubled, but his critical strikes deal reduced damage.
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Yone thrusts forward, dealing 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% Total AD) physical damage.
On hit, grants a stack of [buff name is broken] for 6 seconds. At 2 stacks, this skill causes Yone to dash forward with a wave of wind that Knocks Up for 0.75s and deals 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% Total AD) physical damage.
This skill can critically strike, applies on-hit effects, is interruptible by crowd control and its cooldown and cast time are reduced by Attack Speed.
Cooldown: 16 seconds
Yone cleaves forward dealing 5/10/15/20/25 + 6/6.5/7/7.5/8% max Health physical damage and 5/10/15/20/25 + 6/6.5/7/7.5/8% max Health magic damage.
If Yone hits, he gains [40-75] (60% Total AD) Shield for 1.5 seconds. The amount of Shield increases for each champion struck.
Shield increased by 100% for the first champion hit, and 25% for all subsequent champions.
• Minimum [40-410] total damage against minions and monsters.
• Base Shield Value (lvl 1-18): 40/41.5/43/44.5/46/47.5/49/50.5/52/55/57.5/60/62.5/65/67.5/70
Cooldown: 22/19/16/13/10 seconds
Yone enters a spirit form for 5 seconds, leaving your body behind for the duration and gaining 10% ramping Move Speed.
When the spirit for ends, Yone snaps back to his body and repeats 25/27.5/30/32.5/35% of all damage he dealt to champions during this time. You may Recast this skill during spirit form.
Recast: End spirit form early.
Move Speed ramps from 10% to 30% over the duration.
Cooldown: 120/100/80 seconds
Yone strikes all enemies along a path for 100/200/300 (+40% Total AD) physical damage and 100/200/300 (+40% Total AD) magic damage, teleporting behind the last champion hit, and Knocking Up victims towards Yone.
If no enemy champion is struck, Yone will instead blink to maximum range.
What do you think of this new champion? Do you feel Yone will fit nicely in the current League meta? Or will it be just as broken as his brother? Feel free to drop your opinion in the comment section below!