With the release of the OB54 Paladins update on Wednesday, Hi-Rez studios will introduce a new champion: Lian, Scion of House Aico. Lian is a rifle-wielding damage champion with some sniping ability.
Thanks to her sniping ability, Lian is able to fight both up close and at a distance — although only one ability really allows for ranged shots. That would be the [Q] ability: Presence, which allows the player to charge their rifle for 0.5 seconds before firing a long range shot, piercing enemies and dealing 800 damage. Her other abilities include [LMB] Heirloom Rifle, [RMB] Valor, and [F] Grace. The first deals 400 damage to a single enemy every .45 seconds at a medium range. The second, Valor, is a charged shot that deals 400 damage to all enemies in front of the player. Finally, Grace allows the player to dodge in the direction they are moving while firing a shot dealing 400 damage to the closet enemy in the direction they’re aiming.
Lian’s [E] ability, Enlightenment, grants damage and CC immunity for a second before firing a massive blast that passes through all enemies in its way dealing 1600 in damage.
Of course, as always, Lian isn’t the only thing to arrive in OB54. A full run down on the patch, including Champion tweaks and new customization options, can be found on the Paladins forums.