Imani

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Imani
Imani Thumbnail.png
Summary
Title: The Last Warder
Class: Class Damage Icon.png Damage
Side: Resistance icon.png Resistance
Group: Warders
Release Date: January 16, 2019
Cost: 60000 Currency Gold.png or 300 Currency Crystals.png
Voice lines: Imani voice lines
Voice Actor:
Statistics
Health: 2200
Movement Speed:

Imani is one of the Champions in Paladins.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Long ago, there was chaos and war. The dragons ruled the Realm, and mankind was left to fight over the scraps. But one wise mage learned the dragon's secrets. She became the first Warder, the first to command a dragon. It was that Warder's actions which paved the way for the Paladins' golden age of peace. The Warders were thought to be dead and gone, a relic of a bygone age. But a beacon was lit in their ancient homeland, an alarm signal that the Warders were needed once again... If there were any left. Imani answered that call. Little is known about the Last Warder's past before she appeared in Dredge's treasure trove to recover her relics, but one thing is sure: She will uphold the legacy of her lineage, and stand against the darkness.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Imani is a complex yet versatile Damage Champion, capable of devastating enemies at all ranges and providing effective crowd control against both individual and grouped up enemies. Imani shifts between her Ice Stance and Fire Stance, altering her strengths and weaknesses and allowing players to be very diverse in their playing styles. Her attacks and abilities all generate mana that, when filled, will cause her next primary attack to be instant without the usual charge up. The instant shot can be performed in either stance regardless of which stance her mana was filled in. With her Ice Stance, Imani shoots frost bolts that slow enemies and cause average damage, effective at all ranges if timed properly. While in Ice stance, Imani can also fire her Frost Bomb, a huge lobbed orb of ice that gradually floats and descends through the air. Upon impact or when reactivated, the bomb will explode, causing damage and both crippling and rooting all enemies near its explosion. While in Fire Stance, Imani's primary attack switches to pyreballs, an attack that, when fully charged, does huge damage and can be extremely effective at long range and for finishing off injured enemies. Pyreball can be released and shot at any point during its charge, with its damage output increasing the longer it is charged. Her Fire stance alternative to the Frost Bomb is her Inferno Cannon, a constant billow of fire that locks Imani in place and does large gradual damage that is effective up to medium range and can be aimed in any direction during its duration. Her mobility ability, Frost Glide, can be used in any stance and combines her powers to allow her to surf through the air on a piece of ice. This ability has limited vertical movement and is slow while turning, so it must be effective maneuvered to avoid getting stuck on a wall and cancelling the ability. Her ult, Dragon's Call, summons a massive dragon to be controlled by the player while Imani's character remains immobile at the casting sight. The Dragon can fly throughout the battlefield, breathing a combination of fire and frost that has such a high damage output that very few champions can last longer than two seconds in its path. If Imani is found and killed while she is ulting, both her and the dragon will be defeated. Effective Imani players are incredibly destructive and intimidating, but her complexity is also her weakness if you can catch the player in close combat while they are in the wrong stance or on cooldown. Both Imani and her dragon are susceptible to the bulldozer item while ulting.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Dragon Gauntlets

Direct Damage

[Frost] Frost Bolt – Sling a Frost Bolt that deals 650 damage and slows every 0.8s.
[Fire] Pyre Ball – Charge a Pyre Ball over 1s that deals 1,000 damage at max charge.

[Passive] Clearcast – As Imani deals damage she generates mana. When her mana is full, the next Frost Bolt or Pyre Ball she casts is instant.

Ability Placeholder LMB.png

Details

  • When mana bar is full, it will fully decay over 20 seconds if Clearcast is not used.
  • Pyre Ball does a minimum of 100 damage when not charged.
  • Fully charged Pyre Ball generates ~20% of mana bar.
  • The projectile hitbox of Pyre Ball gets bigger the more charged it is.
  • Frost Bolt generates ~ 30% of mana bar.
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Pyreball has 1s charge time and 0.5s post-fire.

Frost Bomb/Inferno Cannon

Area Damage

[Frost] Frost Bomb – Release an orb of Frost that deals 800 damage at max range, and roots enemies hit for 1.5s. Reactivating this ability mid-air detonates it.
[Fire] Inferno Cannon – Unleash a torrent of piercing fire forward, dealing 110 damage every 0.09s over 3s.

Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 20

Details

  • Inferno Cannon locks your vertical position.
  • Inferno Cannon without Swift Sear loadout card also prevents you from moving.
  • Each damage tick of Inferno Cannon generates ~1.36% of mana bar.
  • Frost Bomb locks you out of all other abilities until it detonates.
  • Frost Bomb generates ~4% of mana bar per 100 damage dealt.

Elemental Shift

 

Shift your elemental alignment, gaining access to new abilities.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 10

Details

  • Has a 1s cast time.

Frostfire Glide

 

Imani channels both elements, gliding through the air for 3s.

Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 12

Details

  • Can be cancelled early by reactivating the skill.
  • Travel speed is reduced while turning.
  • Has limited upward movement.
  • Other abilities can be used to cancel the ability 0.5s after the ability was activated.

Dragons Call (Ultimate)

Area Damage

Summon and control a FrostFire breathing Draconic Avatar. The Draconic Avatar has its own control scheme. This ability is not affected by your elemental alignment.

Ability Placeholder E.png

Details

  • Control scheme:
    • LMB: FrostFire Breath
    • Q or Space: Fly Up
    • RMB or F: Fly Down
  • Draconic Avatar has 7500 health.
  • Draconic Avatar is a deployable, active for 20 seconds.
  • Draconic Avatar is immune to crowd control.
  • Draconic Avatar cannot strafe.
  • Draconic Avatar cannot push the payload.
  • Draconic Avatar cannot be healed.
  • Draconic Avatar can be canceled by pushing the ultimate button again
  • FrostFire Breath deals 170 damage very .1s.
  • Summoning the dragon while Imani is standing on the payload, Imani moves on with the payload.
  • Killing Imani will end the ultimate, killing the Avatar.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Talent Imani SplittingIce.png
Splitting Ice

Default Talent

Frost Bolt bounces to an additional enemy.

Details

  • Bounced Bolt deals 350 damage and does not slow.
  • Bounced Bolt does not generate mana.
Talent Imani Pyromania.png
Pyromania

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

Hitting twice with Pyre Ball will make your third Pyre Ball explode in an area.

Talent Imani ManaRift.png
Mana Rift

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

After standing still for 1s, create a Mana Rift around you that generates Mana. Leaving the Mana Rift destroys it.

Details

  • Generates mana by applying a 2s buff.
  • Buff grants ~21% of mana bar per second.
  • Buff allso heals you for 25 per second.

Cards[edit | edit source]

This is a list with all cards available to Imani:

Name Image Description Cooldown
Affinity Card Affinity.png Reduce the Cooldown of Elemental Shift by {1|1}s.
Ancient Duty Card Ancient Duty.png Increase your base maximum Health by {50|50}.
Arcane Flame Card Arcane Flame.png Increase Inforno Cannon's Mana contribution by {15|15}%.
Arcane Ice Card Arcane Ice.png Increase Frost Bomb's Mana contribution by {15|15}%.
Cooling Runes Card Cooling Runes.png Dealing damage with Frost Bolt reduces the Cooldown of Inferno Cannon by {0.5|0.5}s.
Discipline Card Discipline.png Elemental Shift reduces the Cooldown of Frostfire Glide by {1|1}s.
Draconic Will Card Draconic Will.png Elemental Shift reduces the Cooldown of Frost Bomb and Inferno Cannon by {1|1}s.
Elemental Barrier Card Elemental Barrier.png Using Elemental Shift heals you for {100|100} Health.
Elemental Grace Card Elemental Grace.png Dropping to or below 50% Health grants a {100|100}hp Shield for 3s. 30
Heat Sink Card Heat Sink.png Dealing damage with Pyreball reduces the Cooldown of Frost Bomb by {0.5|0.5}s.
Ice in her Veins Card Ice In Her Veins.png While in Frostfire Glide heal for {50|50} Health every second.
Mystic Fire Card Mystic Fire.png Generate {4|4}% Mana every second while in Frostfire Glide.
Permafrost Card Permafrost.png Increase the root duration of Frost Bomb by {0.2|0.2}s.
Pilgrimage Card Pilgrimage.png Increase Frostfire Glide's duration by {0.5|0.5}s.
Pyretic Momentum Card Pyretic Momentum.png Frostfire Glide travels {5|5}% faster.
Swift Sear Card Swift Sear.png Increase your movement speed while casting Inferno Cannon by {20|20}%.

Pre-Built Loadout[edit | edit source]

All of the following cards are in Imani's pre-built loadout (every card in this deck is set to Level 3):

Warder's Duty

Card Elemental Grace.png


Elemental Grace
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Dropping to or below 50% Health grants a 300hp Shield for 3s.
3
Cooldown Icon.png30
Card Affinity.png


Affinity
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Elemental Shift by 3s.
3


Card Pilgrimage.png


Pilgrimage
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Increase Frostfire Glide's duration by 1.5s.
3


Card Ice In Her Veins.png


Ice in her Veins
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


While in Frostfire Glide heal for 150 Health every second.
3


Card Ancient Duty.png


Ancient Duty
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Increase your base maximum Health by 150.
3


Voice Packs[edit | edit source]

If you own the default Voice Pack, you can access any Voice Packs for skins you currently own or purchase in the future.

Imani

(Common)

Imani Voice Default.png

200 Currency Crystals.png

Omega

(Epic)

Temporary Item Icon.png


Cosmetic Items[edit | edit source]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Imani:

Champion Skins[edit | edit source]

Default


Imani Collection Default Icon.png
Imani Thumbnail.png


Warder

(Uncommon)

Imani Collection Warder Icon.png
Imani Warder.png

60000 Currency Gold.png / 200 Currency Crystals.png
(Warder Imani Collection)

Snowdrift

(Rare, Limited)

Imani Collection Snowdrift Icon.png
Imani Snowdrift.png

Omega

(Epic, Unlimited)

Imani Collection Omega Icon.png
Imani Omega.png

Golden Imani

(Legendary, Mastery)

Imani Collection Golden Imani Icon.png
Imani Golden Imani.png

Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Imani Collection)

Weapon Skins[edit | edit source]

Default Dragon


Imani Weapon Default Dragon Icon.png


Warder's Dragon

(Uncommon)

Imani Weapon Warder's Dragon Icon.png

60000 Currency Gold.png / 200 Currency Crystals.png
(Warder Imani Collection)

Snowdrift Dragon

(Rare, Limited)

Imani Weapon Snowdrift Dragon Icon.png

Omega Cyberwing

(Epic, Unlimited)

Imani Weapon Omega Cyberwing Icon.png

Golden Dragon

(Legendary, Mastery)

Imani Weapon Golden Dragon Icon.png

Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Imani Collection)

Emotes[edit | edit source]

MVP Poses[edit | edit source]

Default


Imani MVP Icon.png
Imani Thumbnail.png


Sovereign

(Rare, Exclusive)

Imani MVP Icon.png
Imani MVP Sovereign.png

Colossal Chest.png Flair Chest.png

Incarnate

(Legendary, Exclusive)

Imani MVP Icon.png

Battlesuit Battle Pass
Level 38 BattlePass I4E.png
(Animated MVP Pose)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Imani believes guns are more primitive than the raw power of elements, suggesting she looks down on anyone who utilizes these weapons.
  • Imani is the first champion that was released after the fourth talent was abolished.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Ability Breakdown[edit | edit source]

Champion Teaser[edit | edit source]

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Paladins Release Version 2.4.3113.12 (March 27, 2019)
  • Bug Fixes
  • Frost Bolt / Pyre Ball now Properly affected by Haven
  • Frost Bomb cooldown now properly affected by Chronos
  • Fixed an issue where Imani’s “surfboard” would get stuck on her model in the next round if she used Frostfire Glide as the round ended
  • Fixed an issue where the Burning debuff icon would persist on screen if Imani’s dragon died while it was burning
  • Fixed an issue where Imani would not have a silhouette or a health bar while she was channeling her Ultimate
  • Fixed an issue where Imani’s health was not being displayed on her dynamic HUD portrait during her Ultimate
  • Fixed Snowdrift Imani skin missing a number of sound effects


Paladins Release Version 2.2.3058.5 (February 13, 2019)

  • Abilities
  • WeaponAttack Imani Icon 2.png Pyre Ball
  • Reduced charge time 1.6s → 1.2s
  • Reduced damage 1100 → 1000
  • Reduced mana regeneration rate


Paladins Release Version 2.1.3013.17 (January 24, 2019)

  • Abilities
  • Ability Dragons Call.png Dragons Call
  • Ultimate Charge Rate Reduced
  • Using Frostfire Breath now slows the Avatar’s movespeed
  • Duration reduced 25s → 20
  • Ability Frostfire Glide.png Frostfire Glide
  • Removed the functionality where flying into an obstacle and coming to a complete stop would cancel the ability.


Paladins Release Version 2.1.3013.12 (January 16, 2019)

  • Imani has been added to the game.



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