This time a melee carry is introduced to an already expansive list of characters.

It takes months for Blizzard to introduce a new character. Meanwhile, we’ve “just” informed about a pop star joining the ranks of Paragon and now there’s another hero on the way. This time it’s Yin, a melee carry.

You will be able to play her starting next week on march 14th. She uses whips and wind magic for her attacks and while previous characters seemed more unique, I don’t think that’s the case here. Epic Games has prepared an official description of Yin’s skills, as well as two videos introducing her:

  • Backlash – Yin cracks her whip, dealing damage in an area in front of her. If enemy projectiles are hit by the whip, they will be reflected back towards the enemy.
  • Lash Kick – Yin swings her whip, pulling herself to a target, and then jumps off of their head dealing damage.
  • Windburn – Yin reaches with her whip, increasing the range of her basic attack as well as gaining cleave.
  • Quelling Gale – Yin surrounds herself in a whirlwind, displacing all enemies within range. For 5 seconds, the whirlwind will slow enemies and enemy projectiles that travel through it.