Hi-Rez Introduces New Paladins Champion Inara In New Teaser Trailer, OB45 Patch Notes Released

The latest Champion in Paladins has been teased and much to everyone's surprise, it's a female Front Line Champion.

on March 6, 2017 2:49 PM

Hi-Rez Studios has released a short teaser trailer for their next upcoming Paladins Champion, Inara. Inara is the first female Front Line Champion released in Paladins, which has been a major fan request for a long time now. From the trailer we can see that Inara seems to be some sort of Geomancer or Earth Bender. Inara doesn’t seem to have a movement ability, making her the first Champion in Paladins to not have a movement ability.

Here is a breakdown of her abilities and cards:

Abilities

  • Stone Spear
    • Fire a burst of 3 projectiles dealing 225 damage each over 0.4 seconds, every 1 second.
  • Earthen Guard
    • Enter a defensive state that lasts 5s where you and your deployables take 30% reduced damage.
  • Impasse
    • Deploy a wall that grows out of the ground and lasts 5s.
  • Seismic Crash
    • Throw your spear, passing through shields and stunning any enemies within 40 units of its impact for 2s.
  • Warder’s Field
    • Place a stone obelisk that pulses which slow enemies for 60% and deals 150 damage per second.

Cards

  • Legendary – Mother’s Grace [Default]
    • Earthen Guard gains 20% increased damage reduction.
  • Legendary – Treacherous Ground
    • Warder’s Field now cripples.
  • Legendary – Tremors
    • Reduce the Cooldown of Impasse by 7s.
  • Geomancer
    • Reduce the cooldown of Earthen Guard by .5/1/1.5/2s.
  • Sacred Ground
    • Standing in Warder’s Field grants you 5/10/15/20% Damage Reduction.
  • Summit
    • Activating Impasse underneath you knocks you up by 600/700/800/900 units.
  • Living Stone
    • Reload 10/20/30/40% faster during Earthen Guard.
  • Plateau
    • Increase the duration of Impasse by .5/1/1.5/2s.
  • Standing Stones
    • Reduce the Cooldown of Warder’s Field by 1/2/3/4s.
  • Stone Bulwark
    • Heal for 20/40/60/80 Health per second during Earthen Guard.
  • Whetstone
    • Eliminations grant you 10/20/30/40% Reload Speed for 5s.
  • Caretaker
    • Standing in Warder’s Field heals you for 20/40/60/80 Health per second.
  • Cloudbreaker
    • Impasse gains 500/1000/1500/2000 Health.
  • Crag
    • Impasse gains 10/20/30/40% more Damage Reduction from Earthen Guard.
  • Insurmountable
    • Gain 8/16/24/32% Crowd Control reduction.
  • Lodestone
    • Activating Warder’s Field generates 1/2/3/4 ammo.
  • Rolling Stone
    • You cannot be slowed by more than 60/50/40/30%.
  • Shear
    • Activating Earthen Guard generates 1/2/3/4 ammo.
  • Steadfast
    • Gain 150/300/450/600 maximum Health.

 

Hi-Rez has also released the Patch Notes for OB45, which can be seen below:

 

General

Misc

  • All Achievements now reward 1000 Essence.
    • Players that already earned achievements will be retroactively refunded Essence.
  • Added an alert to items that have been recently earned.
  • The home screen now supports additional images.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with duplicate customizations received from Radiant Chests not granting Essence. We’re working on a solution for players affected by this during OB44 release.
  • Fixed the First Win of the Day Gold received at end of match lobby displaying the incorrect value.

Maps

Co-Op

  • Mid Life Crisis
    • Tyra, Buck, Makoa, Maeve, and Sha Lin in a 5v5 Survival encounter. When any of them reach 50% health they activate their ultimate permanently until they are killed.

Test Queue

  • Test Queue rotation
    • Added Grotto V2, Dark Crossing, and Arid

Champions – Balance/Updates/Fixes

Barik

  • Architectonics
    • Fixed a bug where this card was not properly reducing the Cooldown of Turret by 3s.
    • Updated card description.
  • Tinkerin
    • Updated card description.

Bomb King

  • Poppy Bomb
    • Fixed a bug where Poppy Bomb would knock back for more if it was detonated before hitting a surface.

Buck

  • Bounce House
    • Now increases the Cooldown of Heroic Leap by 2s.

Drogoz

  • Combustible
    • Fixed a bug where Combustible’s Damage over Time effect was dealing True damage.
  • Fire Spit
    • Fixed a bug where sometimes fire spit would appear to hit a target on the client, but not hit them on the server.

Evie

  • Ice Block
    • Now grants immunity to all debuffs

Grohk

  • Shock Pulse
    • Will now only slow each target once per cast.
  • Totemic Ward
    • Updated card description to indicate that this card increases the healing of Healing Totem by 20%.

Grover

  • Deep Roots
    • Fixed a bug where the minimum duration of the root was 1s instead of 0.5s.

Kinessa

  • Reconfigure
    • Fixed a condition where this card was incorrectly granting ammo.

Maeve

  • Nine Lives
    • No longer heals Maeve by default.
  • Pounce
    • Reduced damage from 600 to 500.
    • Range reduced from 70 to 50.
    • Fixed an issue with Maeve able to cast twice.
  • Prowl
    • Reduced Movement Speed from 80 to 65%.
    • Increased Cooldown from 9 to 12s.
  • Artful Dodger
    • Nine lives now also heals Maeve for 500 in addition to cleansing debuffs.
  • Patch Up
    • Description updated to indicate that Nine Lives no longer heals by default.

Pip

  • Healing Potion
    • Reduced projectile size by 50% to allow it to travel through spaces easier.

Torvald

  • General
    • Reduced Shield Health from 6000 to 5000
    • Fixed an issue with Torvald’s Arcanist skin not playing animations

Tyra

  • Fire Bomb
    • Fixed a bug where Fire Bomb’s damage over time effect would not last its full duration.
  • First Blood
    • Lifesteal increased from 20% to 30%.

Ying

  • Lifelike
    • Now reduces healing of Illusions by 30%.

Cosmetics

Inara

  • Garnet
    • Head: Garnet Blossom
    • Body: Garnet
    • Weapon: Garnet Spear
  • Amethyst
    • Head: Amethyst Blossom
    • Body: Amethyst
    • Weapon: Amethyst Spear
  • Celestine
    • Head: Celestine Blossom
    • Body: Celestine
    • Weapon: Celestine Spear
  • Misc
    • Voice Pack: Inara
    • Emote: Paramount
    • MVP: Zenith

Tyra

  • Baroness Tyra
    • Head: Baroness Tress
    • Body: Baroness
    • Weapon: Baroness Stinger

Androxus

  • Exalted Androxus
    • Head: Exalted Arch
    • Body: Exalted

No official release date has been set for OB45, but it is more than likely to be released later this week. Paladins is currently in open beta on PC. PS4 and Xbox One players can currently sign up for the closed beta.

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