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February 17th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Solaak 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Face your foes with bravery and boldness, be confident in yourself and in those around you, and be smart enough to know when it's a losing battle, and you will gain the respect of Solaak the Drakewarden Ranger. This noble Kalashtar rides atop his mentor Tempest, a fearsome lightning drake, and the pair are always together both on the ground and in the air. And now they are together in the Idle Champions formation!

I. Solaak

    Being telepathic means Solaak knows who to trust, and sadly that’s not many people. But when the Kalashtar found the soul of a dragon trapped in a chasm, they formed a bond of trust like no other. Solaak now rides his dragon mentor, Tempest, into battle, and together they are unstoppable!

Solaak is a Support Champion who excels at ranged attacks, as well as aiding others who attack from a distance. Their shots are even more inspiring as he fires while riding his fierce dragon companion! Once unlocked, you can find this ranger in Slot 2 opposite Celeste.

II. Solaak's Stats

Race: Kalashtar Alignment: Neutral Good
Gender: Male Pronouns: He/They
Age: 22 Class: Ranger

STR: 14 DEX: 18 CON: 14
INT: 13 WIS: 15 CHA: 13

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra, Strahd and Zariel

Slot: 2 (Celeste)

Dungeons & Dragons Solaak Marketing Gif

III. Solaak's Design

Our community is already familiar with the wonderful Gabe Hicks thanks to his appearance in Season 2 of A Familiar Quest. They have an extensive resume as a game designer, voice actor, cosplayer, and both player and GM for many livestreams. We were very excited to work together to craft a fully unique character, one that would join the Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose cast as well as becoming a Champion in our roster!

The Drakewarden Solaak is a bit different from the usual Champion. Instead of fighting in the formation, Solaak rides his dragon companion Tempest into battle just behind the rest of the Champions. Meanwhile their pet pseudodragon Levits takes his spot in the formation in order to help pass along any positional formation abilities. With his custom-carved longbow in hand, Solaak fires a Knockback Strike at the closest enemy, damaging and pushing them away from the formation.

Their focus is on supporting other ranged Champions. He appreciates those Compatriots who also have a ranged base attack, and gains a Reach stack for each of those Champions in the formation. The bigger the stack, the bigger the damage increase for all ranged Champions! When an enemy is knocked back by any Maneuvers, the damage bonus he grants his Compatriots is increased. For each Reach stack Solaak has, he increases the effect of all outgoing positional formation abilities for all ranged Champions. And the more stacks they have, the greater the chance that ranged Champion base attack cooldowns will instantly reset.

Solaak can specialize in three different ways. If he is Unwavering then he will attack faster and increase the effect of Maneuvers. If they become Emboldened then his attacks will harm a small radius of enemies, and those hit will take additional damage. Or he can be a Confidant and add a Reach stack for each formation slot occupied by an escort. While they usually strike from the back of the formation, when the time for an ultimate attack is right Solaak and Tempest will fly over the battlefield. The drake's lightning breath scours his enemies, sending them flying back stunned!

IV. Solaak's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Knockback Strike - Solaak fires an arrow at the closest enemy, dealing 1 hit and knocking it back a short distance.

Formation Abilities

  • Drakewarden - Solaak's pet pseudodragon Levits takes Solaak's slot in the formation while Solaak rides his drake companion, Tempest, into battle. He attacks from Tempest. If Levits is knocked out by enemies, Solaak and Tempest retreat from the battlefield until you change areas.
  • Compatriots - Solaak gains a Reach stack for each Champion with a ranged base attack in the formation (including himself). Each stack increases the damage of these Champions by 400%, stacking multiplicatively.
  • Maneuvers - The effect of Compatriots is increased by 25% each time an enemy is knocked back, stacking multiplicatively to a max of 50 stacks. Stacks reset when changing areas.
  • Critical Mass - Solaak increases the effect of the outgoing positional formation abilities of all Champions with a ranged base attack by 25% for each Reach stack he has, stacking additively.
  • Blitzing Barrage - Each time a Champion with a ranged base attack attacks, there is a 5% chance per stack of Reach that their base attack cooldown is instantly reset.


  • Unwavering - Solaak's base attack speed is reduced by 2.0 seconds. Additionally, the effect of Maneuvers is increased to 30% per stack.
  • Emboldened - Solaak's normal attack deals damage to all enemies in a small radius and all enemies hit take an additional 400% damage for 5 seconds.
  • Confidant - Each formation slot occupied by an escort adds 1 Reach stack for Compatriots.

Ultimate Ability

  • Tempest - Solaak flies over the enemies on Tempest's back while Tempest's lightning breath deal 1 hit of ultimate damage, knocking them back a medium amount and stunning all enemies for 5 seconds.

V. Solaak's Epic Equipment

Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Compatriots
Slot 4: Maneuvers
Slot 5: Ultimate Attack
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

Are you ready for this drakewarden ranger? Tell us how he's supporting your formation 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!