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: Christine Sanders
Statistics
Health: 2200
Movement Speed: 355

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]

Frost Bolt/Pyre Ball

Direct Damage

Frost Bolt deals 650 Damage and slows every 0.8s.

Pyre Ball deals 1000 Damage after 1.2s of Charging. Dealing Damage generates Mana. At Full Mana your next attack 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 1.2s charge time and 0.5s post-fire.

Frost Bomb/Inferno Cannon

Area Damage

Frost Bomb deals up to 800 Damage at max range and also Roots enemies for 1.5s. Reactivate to Detonate mid-air.

Inferno Cannon deals 110 Damage every .09s over 3s in a piercing column of fire.

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.
  • Frost Bomb has a projectile speed of 40

Elemental Shift

 

Shift your elemental alignment, gaining access to new abilities.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8

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 re-activating the skill.
  • Travel speed is reduced while turning.
  • Has limited upward movement.
  • Other skills can be used to cancel the this skill 0.5s after it was activated.

Dragons Call (Ultimate) ▶️

Area Damage

Summon and control a FrostFire breathing Draconic Avatar.

Ability Placeholder E.png

Details

  • Control scheme:
    • LMB: FrostFire Breath
    • Q or Space: Fly Up
    • RMB or F: Fly Down
  • Draconic Avatar:
    • Lasts for 20 seconds.
    • Has 7500 health.
    • Deals 170 damage per .1s with FrostFire Breath.
    • Is a deployable.
    • Is immune to crowd control.
    • Cannot strafe.
    • Cannot push the payload.
    • Cannot be healed.
  • Can be canceled early by re-activating the skill.
  • 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.
  • Imani is CC immune until the either dragon is killed or the duration ends.


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


Cosmetic Items[edit | edit source]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Imani:

Champion Skin Collections[edit | edit source]

Default Imani
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Default.png
Imani Thumbnail.png
Weapon Default Dragon
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date January 16, 2019
Cost Free
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Cost 60,000 Currency Gold.png  Bullet.png  200 Currency Crystals.png  Bullet.png  Currency Ticket.png
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost Free
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Cost 60,000 Currency Gold.png  Bullet.png  200 Currency Crystals.png  Bullet.png  Currency Ticket.png
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Thumbnail.png

Warder
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Warder.png
Imani Warder.png
Weapon Warder's Dragon
Rarity Uncommon
Availability Standard
Release Date January 16, 2019
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold.png  Bullet.png  200 Currency Crystals.png  Bullet.png  Currency Ticket.png
(Warder Imani Collection)
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold.png  Bullet.png  200 Currency Crystals.png  Bullet.png  Currency Ticket.png
(Warder Imani Collection)
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Warder.png

Snowdrift
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Snowdrift.png
Imani Snowdrift.png
Weapon Snowdrift Dragon
Rarity Rare
Availability Limited
Release Date January 16, 2019
Cost Season Pass 2019
(Snowdrift Imani Collection)
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost Season Pass 2019
(Snowdrift Imani Collection)
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Snowdrift.png

Omega
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Omega.png
Imani Omega.png
Weapon Omega Cyberwing
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date April 3, 2019
Cost once End Times Event: Collect 240 Chrono-Shards
(Omega Imani Collection)
Voicelines Omega Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost once End Times Event: Collect 240 Chrono-Shards
(Omega Imani Collection)
Voicelines Omega Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Omega.png

Steel Forged
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Steel Forged.png
Imani Steel Forged.png
Weapon Steel Forged Wyrm
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date May 22, 2019
Cost once Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 40 Battle Pass Level
(Steel Forged Imani Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost once Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 40 Battle Pass Level
(Steel Forged Imani Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Steel Forged.png

Dragon Forged
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Dragon Forged.png
Imani Dragon Forged.png
Weapon Dragon Forged Wyrm
Rarity Epic
Availability Limited
Release Date May 22, 2019
Cost once Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 30 Plus Track Level
(Dragon Forged Imani Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost once Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 30 Plus Track Level
(Dragon Forged Imani Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Dragon Forged.png

Golden Imani
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Imani Golden.png
Imani Golden.png
Weapon Golden Dragon
Rarity Legendary
Availability Mastery
Release Date January 16, 2019
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Imani Collection)
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Imani Collection)
Voicelines Imani voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️  Bullet.png  ▶️
Character Model

Imani Golden.png

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Default
Icon Character Model
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Breath Of Fire
Icon Character Model
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Colossal Chest.png  Bullet.png  Flair Chest.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  Bullet.png  Flair Chest.png
Character Model

Chuckle
Icon Character Model
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost once End Times Event: Collect 220 Chrono-Shards
Cost once End Times Event: Collect 220 Chrono-Shards
Character Model

MVP Poses[edit | edit source]

Default
Icon Character Model
Imani Thumbnail.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Imani Thumbnail.png

Sovereign
Icon Character Model
Imani MVP Sovereign.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Colossal Chest.png  Bullet.png  Flair Chest.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  Bullet.png  Flair Chest.png
Character Model

Imani MVP Sovereign.png

Incarnate
Icon Character Model
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Legendary
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost once Battlesuit Battle Pass Level 38 Battle Pass Level
(Animated MVP Pose)
Cost once Battlesuit Battle Pass Level 38 Battle Pass Level
(Animated MVP Pose)
Character Model

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 2.8.3275.5 (July 17, 2019)
  • Bug Fixes
  • Imani’s Dragon no longer t-pose and persists in the world after death.
  • Imani’s dragon now properly disintegrates and disappears on death in her Golden, Warder, and Snowdrift skins.
  • Imani’s portrait now properly displays when targeting her with True Power through a wall.


Paladins Release Version 2.05 (May 22, 2019)

  • Abilities
  • Ability Elemental Shift.png Elemental Shift
  • Reduced cooldown 10s → 8s
  • Ability Frost Bomb.png Frost Bomb
  • Reduced projectile Speed 60 → 40
  • Cards
  • Permafrost
  • Now increases projectile speed of frost bomb by {12|12}%
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that enabled Imani to see enemies through walls if Cassie used her Scout while Imani was controlling her Dragon.
  • Addressed an issue where Imani could auto-purchase items for her dragon during the ability.


Paladins Release Version 2.5.3159.4 (April 24, 2019)

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Imani’s Pyreball was incorrectly charging to full over 1s instead of 1.2s


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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