Sep 26, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

Riot Games Releases Lovers Xayah And Rakan As Heroes On ‘League Of Legends’

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For the first time in Riot Games’ history, the developer released two heroes this week on “League of Legends.” They are lovers Xayah and Rakan who have several promotions. Among these are the ability to unlock an extra player icon if the gamer plays two games with the “birds of the same feather” on the same team.

Another promotion is to gift Xayah and Rakan, the new heroes of “League of Legends,” to friends, according to Destructoid. Rakan, the male of the pair, is a support and known as “the charmer.” He is known for his healing Q skillshot, the Gleaming Quill. Xayah, the female of the couple, is built around pure damage because as an ADC marksman, she unleashes auto-attacks that pierce and drop feather for the ability to deal out some decent poke damage in lane and provide some waveclear.

PVP Live points out that if Xayah and Rakan are played together on “League of Legends,” a deadly Plummage by Xayah would give Rakan the same bonus. It would grant the lovers a 40 percent increase to their bonus damage. The range of Rakan’s Battle Dance would increase if it is cast on Xayah. It would also allow Rakan to intercept damage from farther away.

WWG reports that Xayah and Rakan, the new heroes on “League of Legends,” would be in the next two installments of the Feeny art collection. The art collection is the result of Brian Feeney, the senior game designer of “League of Legends,” accidentally releasing incomplete splash art in 2012. Meddler, the lead gameplay designer, adds that the final art splash for the lovers as Feeney art was made as one piece. It was later cut in half for the collection to be shown side by side.

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