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December 3rd, 2021
Idle Champion Spotlight: Yorven Springpaw 
Posted in Idle Champions.

There are many stories of people disappearing into the Feywild, only to reappear later vastly changed by the experience. But even creatures native to the fey realm can become lost, and must embrace less colorful skills to survive.

Yorven Springpaw disappeared from the Feywild as a child after an encounter with a malicious coven of hags. He ended up lost in the Shadowfell, where he embraced his innate primal spirit to survive. The power of this ancient feral beast helped Yorven do more than survive the dangers of the Shadowfell -- he thrived. He brings those new powers to the Champion roster this Simril!

I. Yorven Springpaw



    When Yorven came across the Witchlight Carnival he managed to convince the owners to bring him on board. When the Witchlight Carnival returned to the Feywild years later, Yorven moved on, seeking his childhood home - and the hags who banished him.

As a barbarian druid, Yorven has plenty of muscle and power to bring to the Champion roster, and he uses his massive harengon legs to leap into battle with speed and ferocity! He's a DPS and Support Champion covered in magical tattoos and scars and is ready to scrap when you swap him with Tyril (Slot 10) to add him to your formation!

II. Yorven's Stats

Race: Harengon Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Class: Barbarian/Druid Age: 39

STR: 20 DEX: 14 CON: 14
INT: 8 WIS: 13 CHA: 12

Role: DPS, Support

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, can become eligible for Zariel with a feat

Slot: 10, (Tyril)


III. Yorven's Design

When the Harengon became a playable race in Dungeons & Dragons, our Stream Executive Producer Dylan Wilks was inspired by the powerful bonus action jump ability to find out how dangerous he could make a hopping tank. Drawing on some of the newest character building options available, he crafted a beastial barbarian who could cross entire battlefields in one giant leap! With a physical description and a loose bio, he handed the character over to the rest of the team, who ran with the idea and built a Champion who quickly gained the infamous title 'murder bunny'.

Once the Champion stats and basic backstory were created, our Content Designer Erin M. Evans began crafting the voice of Yorven. This dark and dramatic seeker of vengeance has an endless flurry of epic monologues at the ready, but he is earnest in his desire to use the darkness inside him as the power to protect those who cannot take care of themselves.

IV. Yorven's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Ferocious Maul — Yorven leaps out at the nearest enemy, pinning it in place and attacking it once a second for 5 seconds for 5 total attacks. If the enemy dies this attack ends immediately, and for the duration of the attack, Yorven is invulnerable.

Formation Abilities

  • Blood Fury Tattoo — Each time Yorven Springpaw attacks during Ferocious Maul the enemy gains a stack of Blood Fury. Each stack causes them to take 100% more damage from all sources, stacking multiplicatively. The debuff lasts for 2 seconds but the timer refreshes when it is reapplied. This ability is buffed by upgrades, feats, and equipment.
  • Infectious Fury — Enemies that Yorven Springpaw has attacked take 100% more damage from all Champions when they are attacking the formation.
  • Danger Sense — Champions adjacent to Yorven Springpaw take 5 less damage from all attacks, and Yorven gains a 100% damage boost for 10 seconds when this ability effectively lowers the damage of an enemy attack.

Specializations

  • Hunger For Blood — If an enemy dies while Yorven Springpaw is attacking it with Ferocious Maul, Yorven immediately leaps to another enemy and begins attacking it. This also adds one additional attack to Ferocious Maul each time it triggers.
  • Eldritch Claw Tattoo — Each time Yorven Springpaw attacks during Ferocious Maul, an inky tendril of Eldritch energy shoots out and zaps a different random enemy, dealing damage based on the amount of health Yorven's target currently has, with a maximum value equal to your current BUD. If no other enemies are on screen, this ability does nothing.

Ultimate Ability

  • Fey Wild Shape — Yorven Springpaw shape shifts into a shadow mastiff-like creature for 30 seconds. During this time their attack cooldown is reduced by 50% and their damage is increased by 400%.

V. Yorven's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Blood Fury Tattoo
Slot 4: Infectious Fury
Slot 5: Danger Sense
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

It's always a special joy to craft a homegrown character for Idle Champions, and we can't wait to see Yorven hopping into your formations this Simril! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!