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Kayn

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[e][h]Kayn
The Shadow Reaper
“The child is gone. The killer remains.”
Champion Information
Region
Ionia
Primary Role
Secondary Role
Real Name:
Shieda Kayn
Price:
6300 Blue Essence  975 Riot Points
Attack Type:
Melee
Resource Bar:
Mana
Release Date:
2017-07-12
Base Statistics
Health:
585 (+85)
Health Regen:
8 (+0.75)
Mana:
410 (+50)
Mana Regen:
11.5 (+0.95)
Attack Damage:
68 (+3.3)
Attack Speed:
0.669 (+2.7%)
Attack Range:
175
Armor:
38 (+3.3)
Magic Resistance:
32 (+1.25)
Movement Speed:
340
Esports Statistics
Win Rate:
226W : 254L (47.08%)

Abilities[edit]

The Darkin Scythe
Passive
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Damage Type
Magic
Kayn wields an ancient weapon and fight Rhaast, the darkin within it, for control. Either the Darkin will triumph, or Kayn will master Rhaast and become the Shadow Assassin.

Darkin: Heal for a percentage of spell damage dealt to champions.

Shadow Assassin: For the first few seconds in combat with enemy champions, deal bonus damage.
Reaping Slash
Q
Ability
Direction
Affects
Enemies
Damage Type
Physical
Kayn dashes, then slashes. Both deal damage.
7/6.5/6/5.5/5
50
Blade's Reach
W
Ability
Direction
Affects
Enemies
Damage Type
Physical
Kayn damages and slows targets in a line.
13/12/11/10/9
60/65/70/75/80
Shadow Step
E
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Kayn can walk through terrain.
21/19/17/15/13
90
Umbral Trespass
R
Ability
Unit
Affects
Enemies
Damage Type
Physical
Kayn hides in an enemy's body, dealing massive damage when he bursts out.
120/100/80
100

Lore[edit]

A peerless practitioner of lethal shadow magic, Shieda Kayn battles to achieve his true destiny—to one day lead the Order of Shadow into a new era of Ionian supremacy. He wields the sentient darkin weapon Rhaast, undeterred by its creeping corruption of his body and mind. There are only two possible outcomes: either Kayn bends the weapon to his will... or the malevolent blade consumes him completely, paving the way for the destruction of all Runeterra.

Noxian by birth, Shieda Kayn and others like him were conscripted as child soldiers, a cruel practice employed by only the most devious commanders in Boram Darkwill’s empire. Following the disastrous battle at the Placidium of Navori, the invasion was deliberately reformulated into a protracted war of attrition. Ionian compassion was a weakness to be exploited—their warriors would hesitate before striking down a supposed innocent. Thus, barely able to lift the blade he had been given, Kayn’s first day in battle was also expected to be his last.

Striking against the province of Bahrl, Noxian forces landed at the mouth of the Epool River. Kayn and the others were a reluctant vanguard, facing disorganized bands of locals defending their home from these returning invaders. While his young comrades were cut down or fled the battlefield, Kayn showed no fear. He dropped his heavy sword and snatched up a fallen sickle, turning to face the shocked Ionians just as the Noxian regulars swept in from the flank.

The carnage was staggering. Farmers, hunters—even a handful of vastaya—all were butchered without ceremony.

Two days later, after word had spread throughout the southern provinces, the Order of Shadow came upon the grisly scene. Their leader, Zed, knew this area had no tactical significance. This massacre was intended as a message. Noxus would show no mercy.

A flickering glint of steel caught his eye. A child of no more than ten lay in the mud, leveling his broken sickle at the master assassin, bloody knuckles straining white. The boy’s eyes harbored a pain that belied his age, yet still burned with all the fury of a hardened warrior. This tenacity was not something that could be taught. Zed saw in this child, this abandoned Noxian survivor, a weapon that could be turned against those who had sent him here to die. The assassin held out his hand and welcomed Kayn into the Order of Shadow.

Acolytes traditionally spent years training with a single weapon of their choosing, but Kayn mastered them all—to him, they were mere tools, and he was the weapon. Armor he viewed as a cumbersome burden, instead cloaking himself in shadows and slaying his enemies with quickness and stealth. These swift executions instilled fear in the hearts of those fortunate enough to be spared.

And as Kayn’s legend grew, so did his arrogance. He truly believed that one day his power would eclipse even that of Zed himself.

This hubris led Kayn to embrace his final test: to seek out a darkin weapon recently unearthed in Noxus, and prevent it from ever being used against the weary defenders of Ionia. He accepted without hesitation, never questioning why he had been chosen for this task. Indeed, where any other acolyte would have destroyed the living scythe known as Rhaast, Kayn took it for himself.

The corruption took hold the moment his fingers closed around the weapon, locking them both in a fateful struggle. Rhaast has long awaited the perfect host in order to rejoin its darkin brethren and lay waste to the world, but Kayn will not be easily dominated. He returns to Ionia in triumph, convinced that Zed will name him the new leader of the Order of Shadow.

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