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NAME: Alani
FACTION: Eldrid
ROLE: Support
RANGE: Medium
CHARACTER UNLOCK: 47,500 in-game credits or season pass.

Characteristics

Healer Controller Complex
Health: 1035
Health Regeneration: +6
Shield: 0
Shield Regeneration: 0
Shield Regeneration Delay: 0

About

LOGO ELDRID BATTLEBORNAlani, 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.

Bio

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.

Personality

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.

Notes

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Resources

Abilities

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.

WEAPON

Alani - TorrentTORRENT

Alani hurls water bolts using Ket, her order’s martial art. Successful hits increase stacks of Osmosis. Torrent deals a  57 base damage.

Upgrades
  • LEVEL 7: Increased Attack Speed.
  • LEVEL 7:  Torrent hits increase Cooldown Time on all skills.

TALENT

Alani - WellspringWELLSPRING

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
Upgrades
  • LEVEL 3: Increased Healing

ABILITIES

Alani - RiptideRIPTIDE

Hurls a wave that deals 41 damage, pushes away enemies, and leaves a trail of water that hastens allies. Riptide’s trail of water lasts for 3 seconds.

Cooldown: 20 Seconds

Upgrades
  • 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.

Alani - GeyserGEYSER

Alani causes a groundswell to erupt at a targeted location, knocking enemies into the air, dealing 142 damage, and binding them for 1 second.

Cooldown: 25 Seconds

Upgrades
  • 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

Alani - Emergence[ULTIMATE] EMERGENCE

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

Upgrades
  • LEVEL 9: Add a slow effect.
  • LEVEL 9: Resets all skills that are on cooldown.
  • LEVEL 9:  Heals allies.

Alani - Osmosis[PASSIVE] OSMOSIS

Successful hits with Torrent hone Alani’s connection to the water, generating up to 3 Osmosis stacks and increasing the healing power of Wellspring.

Upgrades
  • 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
  • MUTATIONS

LEVEL 1

  • SOOTHING MIST

    Riptide’s pools heal friendly targets over time. +51 Health per Second


  • SPLASH ZONE

    Nearby allies are healed when Geyser erupts. +360 Health

LEVEL 2

  • DIFFUSION

    Torrent projectiles bounce between enemies bound by Geyser.


  • SURFACE TENSION

    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

LEVEL 3

  • PRESSURE-WASH

    Torrent projectiles travel farther.


  • OVERFLOW

    Increases the minimum healing amount from Wellspring. +15% Healing.


  • KINETIC DIFFUSION (Unlock Rank 7)

    At maximum Osmosis stacks, Alani moves faster. +30% Movement Speed

LEVEL 4

  • WET BLANKET

    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

LEVEL 5

  • KARAKAFRUIT EXPRESS

    Obtaining an Osmosis stack temporarily increases Alani’s Torrent damage. +15% Damage for 3 seconds


  • FULL SATURATION

    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

LEVEL 6

  • CHANNELING

    Geyser generates one stack of Osmosis per enemy knocked into the air.


  • REFRESHER

    Moving through Riptide pools generate Osmosis over time.

LEVEL 7

  • WHITEWATER

    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

LEVEL 8

  • AQUIFER

    Reduces Geyser’s eruption time. -30% Eruption Time


  • OL’TRUSTWORTHY

    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

LEVEL 9

  • STAGNANT POOLS

    Increases the duration of Riptide’s trail of water. +3 Seconds Duration


  • WATER PROOF

    Increases the distance Riptide travels. +50% Increased Distance

LEVEL 10

  • UNDERTOW

    Standing in the Emergence whirlpool slows enemies greatly. Up to 5 Seconds Slow Duration


  • DEEPSONG

    The Emergence whirlpool heals allies. +150 Health Per Second


  • TRANSPIRATION (Unlock Rank 12)

    Casting Emergence resets all other skill cooldowns.