Alani - Battleborn Character Profile Page
WEAPON: Water Bolts
SKILL 1: Riptide
SKILL 2: Geyser
CHARACTER UNLOCK: 47,500 in-game credits or with a Hero Key.
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 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.
- Development Name: WaterMonk
- Character Concept: Anthony Nicholson
- Character Designer: Grant Kao
- Character Concept Artist: Erik Doescher
- Voice: Jill Harris
- Alani has some inspiration coming from the Avatar waterbenders, she is a big burst healer and there might be some surf’n involved.
- When Alani levels up she might say “ding”, which is a term used in MMORPGs when leveling, but is mostly known in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.
- Alani is also the name of Anthony Nicholson’s daughter.
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.
- LEVEL 7: Increased Attack Speed.
- LEVEL 7: Torrent hits increase Cooldown Time on all skills.
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.
- One Osmosis stack: 180
- Two Osmosis stacks: 315
- Three Osmosis stacks: 450
- LEVEL 3: Increased Healing
- LEVEL 1: Heal friendlies.
- LEVEL 4: Add Slow effect.
- LEVEL 4: Pools burst and deal damage over time.
- LEVEL 4: Alani rides the wave.
- LEVEL 6: Generates Osmosis as Alani stands inside the wave.
- LEVEL 9: Increases the duration of Riptide’s trail of water.
- LEVEL 9: Increases the distance Riptide travels.
- LEVEL 1: Heal allies.
- LEVEL 2: Torrent projectiles bounce between enemies bound by Geyser.
- LEVEL 2: Damages nearby targets
- LEVEL 6: Generates one stack of Osmosis per enemy knocked into the air.
- LEVEL 8: Reduced eruption time.
- LEVEL 8: Increased damage.
- LEVEL 8: Increases Area of Effect Radius
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
- LEVEL 9: Add a slow effect.
- LEVEL 9: Resets all skills that are on cooldown.
- LEVEL 9: Heals allies.
Successful hits with Torrent hone Alani’s connection to the water, generating up to 3 Osmosis stacks and increasing the healing power of Wellspring.
- LEVEL 3: Torrent projectiles travel farther.
- LEVEL 3: Increased movement Speed.
- LEVEL 5: Temporary Increased attack damage.
- LEVEL 5: Increased maximum Osmosis healing bonus, but reduces the minimum Osmosis healing bonus.
- LEVEL 5: Temporary Damage Reduction
Helix Skill Tree:
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.
- RUNNING RIVER
- STORMY SEAS
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.
KINETIC DIFFUSION (Unlock Rank 7)
At maximum Osmosis stacks, Alani moves faster. +30% Movement Speed
Riptide slows enemies that are hit by it. +3 Seconds Slow Duration
RIDE THE WAVE
Alani rides her Riptide wave, launching her forward along its path.
WAVE SHOCK (Unlock Rank 3)
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
EXTREMOPHILE (Unlock Rank 5)
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
GO WITH THE FLOW
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
PRESSURE VALVE (Unlock Rank 9)
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
TRANSPIRATION (Unlock Rank 12)
Casting Emergence resets all other skill cooldowns.
Alani Guides by the Community
- Alani in-depth Guide by Kitru
- most of the time its better trying to obtain osmosi stacks by shooting minions or buildables before healing since it makes her healing much more potent
- Alani’s riptide can be a great disruption tool since it provides a mini knockup stoping the momentum of targets hit
- Alani’s geyser is extremely powerfull when it hits a enemy player but hard to hit due to its long eruption time try to predict where your target will be when it erupts
- Alani’s ult is great for zoning off areas/chokes especialy in incursion
Images / Artwork
Firstlook at Alani’s Skins & Taunts
Alani Let’s Play
Pax East 2016 Interview with Randy Varnell
- Another Million and We’re Even
Kill Ambra 5 times.
- Helician Hellraisers
Play 3 matches on the same team as Galilea.
- Song of the Emula
Deal 3,000 damage with a single Emergence, 10 times.
- The Lifeguards Have Given Up
Affect 5 players with a single Riptide, 25 times.
- Time Blurs in the Depths
Heal 800 health with a single Wellspring, 50 times.
(Excerpted recordings, captured from the intranet VOIP comms terminal installed in Alan’s quarters aboard the Nova. Audio attached, transcript with timestamps below.)
[19958.105 // 17:04:54]
(Alani clears her throat.)
Begin recording, voicemail attempt #26.
Hey Galilea, it’s Alani, just leaving this message in the hope that you have some time to… no, that’s not right.
[19958.105 // 17:09:32]
Hey Galilea, it’s Alani! Let’s get together soon. I’m free all… the… time… ugh.
[19958.105 // 17:12:16]
Hey, Galilea! I THINK I’ve got SOME free time in my schedule for you… I could TRY to fit you in.
[19958.105 // 17:15:21]
[19958.105 // 17:16:03]
[19958.105 // 17:16:49]
[19958.105 // 17:17:27]
Wassup, giiiirl?! — Nope, nope.
[19958.105 // 17:25:01]
Dearest Galilea — I hope this missive finds you in good health and kind spirit. Henceforth… ugghgh…
[19958.105 // 17:39:59]
Galilea, HELP! There’s a monster in my tank! Come save me, and bring some snacks, so maybe we can watch a holodrama together afterwards?
[19958.105 // 17:54:11]
(Alani, speaking in an unconvincing deeper voice.)
This is Ghalt. I’m assigning you to guard Alani’s quarters. I know you’re super best friends and all, so I think it’s best that you two hang out as much as possible.
[19958.105 // 18:06:02]
Hey, Galilea. It’s Alani. I missing hanging out with you. Let’s get together soon. Bye.
Save to drafts.
Another Million and We're Even
|| UPR AUTOTRANSCRIPT: 12 of 19
|| USER: Captain Trevor Ghalt
|| TAGGED: BATTLEBORN INITIATIVE Entrance Interviews
|| SUBJECT: Claudia Ambralia Divia
|| DATE: y.19958, d.14
GHALT: This session will cover—
AMBRA: Stated for record, both I and Verod Rath have been promised full amnesty and total non-liability for any actions taken while under the orders of the criminal usurper Lothar Rendain.
GHALT: You don’t have to open every interview with that.
AMBRA: Just good housekeeping.
GHALT: Last time, you mentioned an incident that earned you some flak from Rendain.
AMBRA: Ah. Yes. I was the ranking priestess aboard the ship Meistar, returning from the oversight of a shard harvest in the Kalokk system. We received orders directly from Rendain to reroute and assist a reservoir fleet orbiting a world we knew then only as 627.88.
GHALT: It got a new name since?
AMBRA: It already had one — Akopos. It was a freshwater ocean world, an astounding rarity even when the universe was larger. It was an ideal source for the fleet, a “no brainer” as you lowborn seem to luxuriate in saying. Unfortunately, the fleet commander made a jarring discovery as he began the siphon — 627.88 was less uninhabited than previously thought.
GHALT: Why did they need your help?
AMBRA: Some of the planet’s native population took issue with the confiscation of their oceans and attacked the gravity siphons. They showed unusual control over the water — summoned rogue waves and whirlpools up from calm seas. The fleet wasn’t equipped to pacify a non-compliant world. So my Sisters and I were instructed to neutralize any resistance, without dragging us into a long invasion campaign.
GHALT: You found a diplomatic solution.
AMBRA: We boiled them. And sterilized our drinking water in one motion.
|| AUTOTRANSCRIPT END
|| UPR AUTOTRANSCRIPT: 13 of 19
|| USER: Captain Trevor Ghalt
|| TAGGED: BATTLEBORN INITIATIVE Entrance Interviews
|| SUBJECT: Claudia Ambralia Divia
|| DATE: y.19958, d.15
AMBRA: Stated for record—
GHALT: They know.
AMBRA: You’re uncomfortable.
GHALT: Last time you admitted to wiping out an entire planet’s population. Yeah, I’m uncomfortable.
AMBRA: It was Rendain who gave the order! My refusal to act on it would have meant nothing. Their vaporized blood is on his hands. Or fogging up his windows, perhaps. Anyway, the aren’t all gone. There was one…
GHALT: You encountered a survivor?
AMBRA: After. Right after. She must have sneaked aboard the Meistar while we were near the surface, preparing for the ritual. Whatever her goal was at the time, she accidentally found herself in the safest place she could be. With the finest seats in the house, too.
GHALT: She saw her whole culture destroyed — at your hands.
AMBRA: It was—
GHALT: Rendain. Sure.
AMBRA: But we paid for his crime. This girl… I have never seen grief tempered by such a fearsome will. She nearly tore the ship apart as she came for us, drowned my Sister one after another. She surged over them like the ocean itself.
GHALT: You’re here to talk about it.
AMBRA: I was on the bridge, watching this storm of a girl dismantle my entire retinue. Even though I knew I could defeat her. I was transfixed by the sight. By the time she reached me, I had made my decision: I offered her the ship, in exchange for my escape. Whatever her reasoning may have been, she accepted.
GHALT: And Rendain held you accountable for the loss of the ship.
AMBRA: The ship didn’t matter to him, nor did the Sisters who died on it. He was revolted that I had surrendered. But he didn’t see ser. She was a hellraiser, the like of which I had not seen since… long before.
GHALT: It almost sounds like you respect her.
AMBRA: I do. I even gave her a ribbon off my cloak.
|| AUTOTRANSCRIPT END
Time Blurs in the Depths
(Personal log recorded by Alani from her quarters on the Nova regarding the struggle to save Solus and the philosophy of light and dark. Audio attached, transcript below.)
It’s not that I miss Akopos, exactly… The texts state clearly that its sea lives on in the members of my order, so… I guess it’s just me. I am that sea.
But the spaces are gone. There was a cove, at the edge of the Undersky, where I used to go when I… when I didn’t have room for anyone else. I would go there for quiet, and for stillness… and sometimes I would let my light dwindle to nearly nothing. Our star was far away, and we relied on the Syl — the glow from our skin — to light our way in the darkness.
My teachers said that light and dark were not enemies, but friends. All friendships need balance to work. Total darkness would be as cruel as blinding light. But it didn’t feel that way to me. Darkness was the same as quiet, and I liked quiet.
So, I would let my Syl ebb, to the point where I couldn’t even see the rock a few feet away. But there was a point where it would go no further. A glimmer always remained. Extinguishing it entirely went against the current of the body… against all instinct.
Now I have joined the fight to save Solus, the last glimmer in the silence, and I see that instinct in all of us.
Song of the Emula
(Excerpt from text, “3rd Hne Of Emula, Discrete”, recovered from a Codex seedpod regrown in the new archive on Ekkunar.)
The Bluemother is the song of the Emula, the light of our minds. She is the darkness low in the water. She is the haze of mist which rises from the waves under the warm sky. She is the gentle wave that soothes our slumber. She is the mighty torrent which crumbles the rock.
She is the connection within us, and from us to that which is beyond.
The Bluemother is [translation error — best match: “custodian”] of our Way between the Mantle and the Firmament. She knows the currents, the climes, the tides. She is the Pelagic Gestalt.
She is not Here.
She is not Now.
She is ever-changing. She is Change.
She is the Path Between, and the Way to Come.
She is the Path that Was, and the Flowing Way of [translation error — best match: “a dried riverbed which one day might flow with water again”].
Stone moves. But stone does not reshape itself. Inflexible and intractable. Stone must change to flow, and in doing so, loses its sense of self.
Air moves without patience; erratic and eccentric, dissipating even as it flows and fills. Air holds no identity outside of the emptiness it fills.
Water is perfection. The Bluemoth is perfection. Water flow and bends, without needing to change. Water fills, but joins and connects, retaining its One-ness.
Water can change, growing hard to become strong, or soft to take flight. Water joins and separates, soothes and suffocates.
The Bluemother is in the water. The Bluemother is the water.
The ebb and flow of One-ness.
To be like water.
To be Emula.
To be with the Bluemother.
The Lifeguards Have Given Up
What’s the status on the new girl, Alani? Whenever I ask where she is, people just shrug. But, like, the same shrug every time. There’s no incoming or outgoing messages on her account, but her “Drafts” folder is nearly full. Where is she?
Why are you asking me? I don’t run a daycare, Trevor. I’m busy managing the fight for the very future of our reality. Remember that?
SCIENCER PRIME Gunnar Kleese
Oh man. Oh MAN. That is a horrible image. You. In charge of children. I need a minute.
Okay, but really, this is — nope, still dealing with that. Hold on.
Just find out where she is.
Internal sensor scans — which are definitely not powerful enough to reveal that you’re writing these messages in a bathrobe — show her in the 80,000 liter isolation tank on the lower aft deck. What in the Great Event Horizon is she doing in there?
JUDGMENTAL PANOPTICON Gunnar Kleese
She probably feels more at home in water. She’s got the gills and everything. Maybe it’s like when we found Miko spooning that cabbage in the pantry.
I took some samples from the tank while Alani was on-mission, and this is going to blow your untrained mind out through your sinus cavity; the water is no longer simply hydrogen and oxygen, but a colloidal suspension of virus-grade nanorobotics!
I cannot identify the nanotech’s manufacturer or original source, but I have confirmed that it is inorganic, and the only explanation for its presence that I haven’t ruled out is that is is coming from Alani herself. There also appears to be a positive correlation between the self-reproductive activity in the nanotech and the bioluminescence observed from her ritualistic dermal abrasions. Tattoos, I think I’ve heard youth call them.
JUDGMENTAL PANOPTICON Gunnar Kleese
Is it a security risk?
It shouldn’t be. While it bears the framework of a pathogen, the replication process seem to halt well below the saturation level required for rampant transmission, and remains dormant when not in her immediate presence. I theorize that this nanovirus was once unleashed on her homeworld, Akopos; by whom, or to what ends, is beyond my considerable wisdom. Somewhere in their history, its control vector must have been hijacked by the survivors and, over time, integrated into their society. It certainly explains the girl’s power to weild water as both a weapon and a panacea.
Careful, Kleese. You almost sound like a scientist.