Alani, a member of the Eldrid faction who was raised as a healer, but forced to be a warrior, and is all that remains of her order after Rendain’s Jennerit Imperium stole the oceans from her world. As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani’s attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish out pain, or heal her fellow Battleborn.
Alani is the last vestige of an Eldrid monastic warrior enclave on the freshwater ocean planet, Akopos. She is a young, yet very mature monk that belongs to an order known as the Emula. Raised with a deep reverence for water, Alani learned to embody and manipulate low-viscosity fluids with the use (or misuse) of a water-soluble nanotech. This technology and her training allows her to manipulate water all around and even within her own body, healing injury and ailments.
The order’s peaceful existence was abruptly interrupted as Rendain attempted to claim Akopos, believing it to be an uninhabited planet for The Jennerit Imperium. Alani’s people struck back quickly but were cut down as the Jennerit turned their weapons against them. This exterminated the vast majority of her species and left her with a goal to avenge her people to stop Rendain and the veiling of Solus. Thus starting her journey and becoming one of the Battleborn.
As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani’s attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish out pain, or heal her fellow Battleborn.
Alani is a young, very timid monk who is “desperate to belong, and is looking for anything she can find to help connect to other and her past.” Using jargon she might’ve heard from associates in order to relate and often finding an awkward rhythm among the others.
Alani is the 26st Battleborn hero and the first of 5 free playable characters that will be added to the game as post-launch content. Alani can be unlocked for Playstation 4 users who participated in the Open Beta with a free hero key once she is available. People who bought the Season Pass or Digital Deluxe Edition will get Hero keys to unlock hero 26 t/m 30. Other players will have to unlock Alani by playing the game and grinding some credit in order to claim this hero. Find out how to unlock all the other Battleborn heroes in this overview.
Alani is a support class. She acts as an attack-healer hybrid that brings a new dimension to the game where the better you are at attacking, the better you become at healing. These two roles use one system that allows you to “fill” your passive ability, which directly affects your heal power, through landing hits on enemies. There are quite a few augmentation decisions that allow the choice between heavier healing ability and damage, as well as the addition of crowd control effects. All of these things come together like a tidal symphony of power that makes Alani a true force of nature.
Alani hurls water bolts using Ket, her order’s martial art. Successful hits increase stacks of Osmosis. Torrent deals a 57 base damage.
Envelops a single friendly target in water, healing them. If untargeted, Wellspring heals Alani for half the amount. Heal amount is increased by Osmosis stacks.
Marks a target enemy or location, summoning a water dragon that deals up to 192 damage and 288 damage over 4 seconds to enemies caught in its wake.
Cooldown: 60 Seconds
Successful hits with Torrent hone Alani’s connection to the water, generating up to 3 Osmosis stacks and increasing the healing power of Wellspring.
During the course of a gameplay session your Battleborn will earn experience points by taking down enemies or complete challenges. By earning enough Experience Points your Hero will level up their Helix and are presented a choice between different augmentations in the skill tree. Per level you can only choose one of these skills to enhance your character’s abilities. Mutations are additional choices that need to be unlocked by leveling the hero’s character rank.
Riptide’s pools heal friendly targets over time. +51 Health per Second
Nearby allies are healed when Geyser erupts. +360 Health
Torrent projectiles bounce between enemies bound by Geyser.
While a target is affected by Geyser, a portion of damage dealt to the target is dealt to nearby enemies. +15% Damage Shared to Nearby Targets
Torrent projectiles travel farther.
Increases the minimum healing amount from Wellspring. +15% Healing.
At maximum Osmosis stacks, Alani moves faster. +30% Movement Speed
Riptide slows enemies that are hit by it. +3 Seconds Slow Duration
Alani rides her Riptide wave, launching her forward along its path.
Riptide Pools burst and deal damage over time to enemies standing inside the radius. +54 Damage per Second
Obtaining an Osmosis stack temporarily increases Alani’s Torrent damage. +15% Damage for 3 seconds
Healing with maximum Osmosis stacks reduces the amount of damage the target takes. +30% Damage Reduction for 6 seconds
The healing bonus granted by Osmosis is increased at 3 stacks, but is reduced at 1 stack. +25% Increase and -33% Decrease
Increases the attack speed of Torrent. +20% Attack Speed
Torrent reduces the cooldowns of all skills on every hit. -0.5 Seconds Cooldown Time
Reduces Geyser’s eruption time. -30% Eruption Time
Increases Geyser’s area of effect. +25% Area of Effect Radius
Geyser’s deals increased damage to enemies. +15% Damage Increase
Increases the duration of Riptide’s trail of water. +3 Seconds Duration
Increases the distance Riptide travels. +50% Increased Distance
Standing in the Emergence whirlpool slows enemies greatly. Up to 5 Seconds Slow Duration
The Emergence whirlpool heals allies. +150 Health Per Second
Casting Emergence resets all other skill cooldowns.