Melee Assassin And Pop Star Shinbi Is Paragon’s Newest Hero, Available February 21

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Epic Games continues to pile on the content for its MOBA Paragon, today announcing an additional Hero to fill out its ever-growing roster of characters. Perhaps one of the weirdest profession combinations ever, Shinbi is a famous pop star who’s also a dab hand with a sword, with Epic billing the fighter as a melee assassin easily capable of picking off targets that stray too far from the pack. Check out the, quite frankly, hilarious reveal trailer above for a first-look.

Able to conjure magical wolves to use as both a weapon and performance aid, Shinbi is quite possibly the most outlandish Hero Epic has revealed so far and a far cry from the likes of sword and board warrior Greystone. It may not be as popular as the likes of Riot Games’ League of Legends or Valve’s Dota 2 just yet, but there’s certainly a lot going for the fledgling MOBA, not least its unique and varied character design.

Anyway, without further ado, see below for a breakdown of Shinbi’s abilities.

Line Tempo

Enables Shinbi to expel a wolf projectile from her sword that goes through minions and explodes upon making contact with an enemy hero.

Rushing Beat

A versatile ability that can be used either as an escape or pursuit tool. Upon activation, Shinbi dashes forward once and, if the button is pressed again shortly after, a second dash is performed. The direction of the second dash can be changed following the first.

Circle Rhytm

An AoE attack that envelops Shinbi in a ring of spirit wolves that damages anything enough to be within its swirling mass. Aa percentage of all damage dealt during its uptime is returned as health.

All-Kill!

Both active and passive, All-Kill! triggers all previously applied ‘Wolf Stacks’ built up on an enemy to be applied at once. A useful burst attack that can be initiated even when Shinbi is a considerable distance away from her opponent.

Paragon is currently in open beta on PlayStation 4 and PC and free-to-play. If you haven’t yet, I’d strongly recommend giving it a go, especially following last year’s Monolith Update, which improved the core gameplay dramatically. For a more in-depth explanation of Shinbi’s moveset, see the video below.

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