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Rakan The Battle-Dancer
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Threats & Synergies
Rakan's best feature is his mobility. While most champion have cc which is annoying, the 3 seconds from Morgan completely shuts him down.
Lux is difficult to deal with, but assuming you can dodge her Q, you should be fine. Because of Rakan's E, her slow doesn't affect him much.
Ashe has no good means to stop you, as slows from her basic attacks barely have any affect due to Rakan's E. Should be a free lane assuming your ADC is on par.
Lucian's mobility and high damage is enough to stop Rakan's full potential in lane. Always be careful when he's there.
Soraka can't do much to you. Ignore her as much as you can, get the ADC, then take her out.
In general Rakan can usually deal with Jhin pretty well, but with the high damage output you have to be careful.
I've tried using both spells.
Any time flash could have gotten me out of a situation, so would my W, my E, my R, or my Talisman of Ascension. All of them have shorter cooldowns, and also give other bonus affects to either help my team or me do more, be it speed to everyone, a charm, a knock-up or a shield, i just find flash useless in comparison.
It's similar with Exhaust. I have enough CC that it won't matter.
The last unique part is if Xayah and Rakan dance next to one another, they dance together, which looks very interesting if spammed by both people, or elegant if both players just let the dance happen.
The only cons to playing Rakan are that most people don't seem to understand how he heals, and how his E works.
[*] After his Q hits A Champion, a Drake, Rift Herald, or Baron Nashor, he gets a ring around his feat. after a few seconds it will burst healing him and up to 1 allied champion if they are extremely close. If he comes in contact with an allied champion before then, it will burst early healing both of them. Make sure your ADC understands how this works.
[*] Other champions can save Rakan by simply being in range of his E. If it seems both players are going to die, and Rakan is a bit behind, the one who is ahead can slow down just for a second allowing Rakan to E to them, and then both players will likely live, instead of just 1.