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Paragon’s new hero is Shinbi, a pop star with wolves

Paragon‘s latest hero has been revealed and she’s called Shinbi.

Next week Shinbi will hit the Paragon servers and this new melee hero utilises Intellect and Growth cards. She’s apparently Omeda City’s biggest pop star who can summon spirit wolves. She’s also a melee assassin who will dazzle her enemies on the battlefield. It’s all rather sparkly.

This is also the first time Epic has moved away from the grittier fantasy characters and added something a little more modern. As to how she looks, well I’m not a massive fan and I was really hoping Epic would stay away from this kind of character design. Her skills are rather tasty though and that’s what matters.

Here’s how her skills stack up and the new trailers can be watched below.

  • Rushing Beat (RMB/R1) – Shinbi dashes forward passing through enemies and dealing damage, she can also re-trigger quickly after to dash again.
  • Line Tempo (Q/Square) – A Spirit Wolf is summoned and runs out in a straight line, passing through minions and dealing damage. The wolf explodes on contact with an enemy Hero.
  • Circle Rhythm (E/Circle) – Shinbi summons four Spirit Wolves that circle her for 4 seconds, which deal damage and heal Shinbi for each hit.
  • All-Kill! (R/Triangle) –  Passive: All of Shinbi’s abilities apply +1 Spirit Wolf stack per hit to enemy Heroes, building up to eight stacks.  Active: When activated a pack of Spirit Wolves attack the closest target with the highest number of Wolf stacks, sending one Wolf per stack.

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  • Elly Davis

    Well I didn’t see that one coming.

    She sticks out like a bit of a sore thumb . It feels as if she’s been shoehorned into the game to appeal to a specific audience that wouldn’t otherwise be drawn to Paragon.

    Not my personal preference, if I wanted a hero like that I’d go for Serath or Aurora but I’m sure her skill set will appeal to some. It’s difficult coming up with distinctly different skill sets.

    • waswat

      Even if they did it to pander to a certain type of audience, her smile looks creepy to me… In an uncanny valley kind of way.

  • Railbydefault

    Waifu?

  • towblerone

    Sexy time. I love it.

  • john

    Yeah Paul I agree and honestly I’m pretty disappointed. She looks horribly out of place and was pretty clearly shoehorned in to attract people like the waifu commenter below.

    It looks fucking stupid and takes away one of the things paragon had that other mobas did not; a serious, gritty Sci fi tone.

    I guess we needed scantily clad women though.

    • Paul Younger

      I just don’t see the need for it to be honest. Such shame because it now gets me worried about what else they are going to drop into the game.

      • john

        I feel the same. You guys actually got me to try paragon; I had bounced hard off of every other moba but after your articles I gave it a chance and it’s become one of my favorite competitive games. Once I have a mic again I was going to hope on the discord (I think that’d what it was?) To hopefully team up with you guys.

        Anyway one of the main reasons I hated the other mobas was…they just looked so fucking stupid. No coherent tone or atmosphere. Hell, when I tried smite I wasn’t sure if I was playing a bad cartoon or a weird porno.

        I feel like now with paragon next were gonna get an even sexier bikini skin for this new hero 🙁 It looks asinine.

        • Paul Younger

          Oh I hope we don’t get that. I think maybe the backlash from this may make them think twice about design. She’s in now but we’ll have to just ignore her 😉

          Yes do come join in the fun, or frustration, or whatever on Discord 🙂

    • Railbydefault

      Paragon going for console side predominately over pc side still. Much of the audience at this point is console. The game is on PS+, and on PC hasnt had much marketing relatively speaking. Thats where the (higher)profit potential is. What do you think that age group is? Waifu fits with their console player/younger age set and the already skimpy-ish outfits for some of the heroes. And its not just Paragon anyway, this is the state of gaming as a whole. They say “sex sells” for a reason.

      • Lauracroft

        you do know K Pop and Korean gaming is predominantly PC?

        • Railbydefault

          kpop and starcraft are the official music and sporting choice of Korea from what I’ve heard. gg.

          • Paul Younger

            The official music of everything should be ROCK! No questions asked!

            • Railbydefault

              I fully would support the change.org petition for this to happen.