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Io is a Support Champion in Paladins, added on July 17th, 2019.

Io
Banner Io.png
Summary
Icon: Champion Io Icon.png
Title: The Shattered Goddess
Class: Class Support Icon.png Support
Affiliation: Neutral
Group: Anti-Darkness
Race: Deities
Gender: Female
Release Date: July 17th, 2019
Release Version: 2.6
Cost: 60,000 Currency Gold.png or 300 Currency Crystals.png
Voice lines: Io voice lines
Voice Actor: Io: Erin Yvette
Luna: Blu[1]
Statistics
Health: 2200
Height:
Base Movement Speed: 375
~23.08 Units/s
No Dmg Falloff: 350 Units
Healing Range: 125 Units

Lore[edit | edit source]

For eons, the moon goddess Io watched over the Realm. Then, disaster struck: the Darkness smothered the goddess's light and shattered the moon that hung above the lands.

Pieces of the moon fell to the Shattered Desert, where Io's faithful watched over them. They kept vigil for the shattered goddess, praying that one day she would return to guide them.

As the Magistrate marched on the desert sands, intending to claim the power of the moon shards in their vicious struggle with the Resistance, that day finally came. At the urging of her celestial contemporary, Io revealed her true form to fight for her people and stand against those who would threaten their survival.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Io is a support character who can hold her own for a decent amount of time. Her Moonlight can rapidly heal any teammate and also mitigate some damage with the Goddess' Blessing talent, and with the Life Link talent, she can also provide AOE heals with the Guardian Spirit ability. Her movement ability, Lunar Leap, can both get her out of difficult situations and make her a harder target to hit while leaping. However, if she can't escape a flanker, Io can also rely on Luna's stun to win fights.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Light Bow Damage (each/per tick)400 /0.6s

Direct Damage

A celestial bow that fires godly energy, dealing 400 damage every 0.6s.

Ability Placeholder LMB.png

Details

A celestial bow that fires godly energy, dealing 400 damage every 0.6s. Has a maximum Ammo count of 10 and is fully effective up to 350 units. Hitting an enemy with Light Bow will Mark them for Luna to attack.
  • Has an ammo count of 10.
  • Has a reload time of 1.6s.
  • Has no damage falloff.


Ability Video

WeaponAttack Io Icon.png

Light Bow

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder LMB.png
Damage (each/per tick)400 /0.6s

A celestial bow that fires godly energy, dealing 400 damage every 0.6s.

Details

A celestial bow that fires godly energy, dealing 400 damage every 0.6s. Has a maximum Ammo count of 10 and is fully effective up to 350 units. Hitting an enemy with Light Bow will Mark them for Luna to attack.
  • Has an ammo count of 10.
  • Has a reload time of 1.6s.
  • Has no damage falloff.


Ability Video

Moonlight Healing150 /0.15s

 

Channel the healing power of the moon to restore an ally, healing for 150 every 0.15s while channeling.

Ability Placeholder RMB.png

Details

Hold and channel Moonlight into an ally, Healing them for 150 every 0.15s. Moonlight regenerates when not in use. Has a maximum Moonlight of 150 and a range of 125 units.
  • Needs line of sights.
  • Needs to be aimed to activate. When active you can aim slightly off target before it breaks.
  • Target can be switched.
  • Has a 0.5s cooldown after deactivating.
  • Can heal Luna.
  • Io regens 1/8th Moonlight per second when inactive.
  • Uses 1/6th per second.
  • Moonlight can't be regenerated in any way when active.


Ability Video

Ability Moonlight.png

Moonlight

 
Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Healing150 /0.15s

Channel the healing power of the moon to restore an ally, healing for 150 every 0.15s while channeling.

Details

Hold and channel Moonlight into an ally, Healing them for 150 every 0.15s. Moonlight regenerates when not in use. Has a maximum Moonlight of 150 and a range of 125 units.
  • Needs line of sights.
  • Needs to be aimed to activate. When active you can aim slightly off target before it breaks.
  • Target can be switched.
  • Has a 0.5s cooldown after deactivating.
  • Can heal Luna.
  • Io regens 1/8th Moonlight per second when inactive.
  • Uses 1/6th per second.
  • Moonlight can't be regenerated in any way when active.


Ability Video

Guardian Spirit Damage (each/per tick)180 / 350 / 300 (Stun)

Direct Damage

Summon Luna to your side to unleash your wrath in a series of hits against enemies stuck by your bow, dealing different damage for each attack.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 16 / 6

Details

Deploy Luna to fight alongside you. Luna will rush and Stun enemies that have been Marked by your Light Bow for 1s every 18s. Luna strikes enemies twice for 180 damage and a third time for 350 damage. Luna can be redeployed to a new location every 6s while alive. The deploy has a range of 50 units. Luna has 4000 Health and is affected by Bulldozer.
  • Luna:
  • Fights alongside you and deals 180 damage - every third hit 350 damage - to the nearest enemy or to the enemy that has been marked by your Light Bow.
  • Has 4000 health.
  • Has a deploy range of 50 units.
  • Receives Out of Combat healing.
  • Can be healed by Io with Moonlight.
  • Is a Deployable.
  • Is able to be Cauterized.
  • Can only be resummoned every 6s while active.
  • Does't regenerate health by resummoning.
  • Blocks Io's weapon shots.
  • Rush
  • Attacks and Stuns enemies within 100 units.
  • Stun deals 300 damage and last 1s.


Ability Video

Ability Guardian Spirit.png

Guardian Spirit

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 16 / 6
Damage (each/per tick)180 / 350 / 300 (Stun)

Summon Luna to your side to unleash your wrath in a series of hits against enemies stuck by your bow, dealing different damage for each attack.

Details

Deploy Luna to fight alongside you. Luna will rush and Stun enemies that have been Marked by your Light Bow for 1s every 18s. Luna strikes enemies twice for 180 damage and a third time for 350 damage. Luna can be redeployed to a new location every 6s while alive. The deploy has a range of 50 units. Luna has 4000 Health and is affected by Bulldozer.
  • Luna:
  • Fights alongside you and deals 180 damage - every third hit 350 damage - to the nearest enemy or to the enemy that has been marked by your Light Bow.
  • Has 4000 health.
  • Has a deploy range of 50 units.
  • Receives Out of Combat healing.
  • Can be healed by Io with Moonlight.
  • Is a Deployable.
  • Is able to be Cauterized.
  • Can only be resummoned every 6s while active.
  • Does't regenerate health by resummoning.
  • Blocks Io's weapon shots.
  • Rush
  • Attacks and Stuns enemies within 100 units.
  • Stun deals 300 damage and last 1s.


Ability Video

Lunar Leap

 

Quickly leap backwards and upwards through the air.

Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 12

Details

  • Doesn't go on cooldown until Io lands.
  • All Abilities can be used during the leap.
  • Io has low air control during Lunar Leap.


Ability Video

Ability Lunar Leap.png

Lunar Leap

 
Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 12

Quickly leap backwards and upwards through the air.

Details

  • Doesn't go on cooldown until Io lands.
  • All Abilities can be used during the leap.
  • Io has low air control during Lunar Leap.


Ability Video

Begone (Ultimate) ▶️Damage (each/per tick)800

Area Damage

Project an ethereal manifestation of Luna and carry away enemies in its path, removing them from your Realm and dealing 800 damage to them if they collide with a wall.

Ability Placeholder E.png

Details

Project an ethereal manifestation of Luna and send it forward. Enemies caught will be pulled along the travel path and take 800 damage if they collide with a wall. You are Immune to damage while releasing Luna.

▶️ “Leave this realm!” (Self/Enemy)
▶️ “Their course is set!” (Ally)


Ability Video

Ability Begone.png

Begone (Ultimate) ▶️

Area Damage
Ability Placeholder E.png
Damage (each/per tick)800

Project an ethereal manifestation of Luna and carry away enemies in its path, removing them from your Realm and dealing 800 damage to them if they collide with a wall.

Details

Project an ethereal manifestation of Luna and send it forward. Enemies caught will be pulled along the travel path and take 800 damage if they collide with a wall. You are Immune to damage while releasing Luna.

▶️ “Leave this realm!” (Self/Enemy)
▶️ “Their course is set!” (Ally)


Ability Video


Talents[edit | edit source]

Talent Io LifeLink.png
Life Link

Default Talent

Luna Heals allies around her for 300 per second.


Details

  • Also heals Io.
Talent Io Goddess'Blessing.png
Goddess’ Blessing

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

Allies being Healed by Moonlight take 15% reduced damage.


Talent Io Sacrifice.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 30
Sacrifice

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

If Io falls below 200 Health while Luna is active, she trades places with Luna, heals for 50% of her Health, and Luna dies in her stead.


Details

  • Heals Io for 50% of her maximum health.

Cards[edit | edit source]

This is a list with all cards available to Io:

Name Image Description Cooldown Category
Broken Deity Card Broken Deity.png Increase Luna's deploy range by {20|20}%. Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
Celestial Body Card Celestial Body.png Increase your maximum Health by {50|50}. WeaponAttack Io Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Crescent Card Crescent.png Reset the Cooldown of Lunar Leap after dropping to or below {15|15}% Health. Cooldown Icon2.png 15 Ability Lunar Leap.png Lunar Leap
Eternal Reliquary Card Eternal Reliquary.png Lunar Leap restores {2|2} Ammo. Ability Lunar Leap.png Lunar Leap
Feral Strength Card Feral Strength.png Increase Luna's Health by {225|225}. Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
Full Moon Card Full Moon.png Gain a {100|100}-Health Shield for 3s after activating Lunar Leap. Ability Lunar Leap.png Lunar Leap
Half Moon Card Half Moon.png Reduce the Cooldown of Lunar Leap by {0.8|0.8}s. Ability Lunar Leap.png Lunar Leap
Lunar Connection Card Lunar Connection.png Reduce the Cooldown of Luna's initial deploy by {1.2|1.2}s. Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
Moonlight Garden Card Moonlight Garden.png Generate {2|2}% Moonlight for each enemy hit with Light Bow. WeaponAttack Io Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Moonwalk Card Moonwalk.png Increase your Moonlight's capacity by {8|8}%. WeaponAttack Io Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Protectors Card Protectors.png Regenerate {2|2}% Moonlight every 1s while within 30 units of Luna and not using Moonlight. Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
Restored Faith Card Restored Faith.png Heal for {10|10} every time you Heal an ally with Moonlight. Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight
Sanctum of Faith Card Sanctum Of Faith.png Regenerate {1|1}% Moonlight every 1s when not using Moonlight. Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight
Sky Walker Card Sky Walker.png Lower your gravity and increase your air control by {50|10}% while firing your Light Bow. WeaponAttack Io Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Spirit Arrows Card Spirit Arrows.png Reduce the Cooldown of Luna's redeploy by {0.1|0.1}s after Healing with Moonlight. Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight
Swift Arrows Card Swift Arrows.png Increase allies' Movement Speed by {6|6}% while they are being Healed by Moonlight. Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight

Pre-Built Loadouts[edit | edit source]

All of the following cards are in Io's pre-built loadouts:


Life Link
Card Feral Strength.png


Feral Strength
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Increase Luna's Health by 900.
4



Card Lunar Connection.png


Lunar Connection
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Luna's initial deploy by 3.6s.
3



Card Protectors.png


Protectors
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Regenerate 6% Moonlight every 1s while within 30 units of Luna and not using Moonlight.
3



Card Spirit Arrows.png


Spirit Arrows
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Luna's redeploy by 0.3s after Healing with Moonlight.
3



Card Broken Deity.png


Broken Deity
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Increase Luna's deploy range by 40%.
2



Goddess' Blessing
Card Celestial Body.png


Celestial Body
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Increase your maximum Health by 100.
2



Card Moonlight Garden.png


Moonlight Garden
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Generate 8% Moonlight for each enemy hit with Light Bow.
4



Card Restored Faith.png


Restored Faith
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Heal for 30 every time you Heal an ally with Moonlight.
3



Card Crescent.png


Crescent
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Reset the Cooldown of Lunar Leap after dropping to or below 30% Health.
2
Cooldown Icon.png15


Card Swift Arrows.png


Swift Arrows
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Increase allies' Movement Speed by 24% while they are being Healed by Moonlight.
4



Sacrifice
Card Broken Deity.png


Broken Deity
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common.png


Increase Luna's deploy range by 20%.
1



Card Crescent.png


Crescent
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reset the Cooldown of Lunar Leap after dropping to or below 45% Health.
3
Cooldown Icon.png15


Card Full Moon.png


Full Moon
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Gain a 300-Health Shield for 3s after activating Lunar Leap.
3



Card Half Moon.png


Half Moon
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Lunar Leap by 4s.
5



Card Sky Walker.png


Sky Walker
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Lower your gravity and increase your air control by 70% while firing your Light Bow.
3


Cosmetic Items[edit | edit source]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Io:

Champion Skin Collections[edit | edit source]

Default
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Default.png
Io Collection Default Icon.png
Io Default.png
Weapon Default Light Bow
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Free
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Free
Voicelines Io voice lines
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Character Model

Io Default.png

Feral
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Feral.png
Io Collection Feral Icon.png
Io Feral.png
Weapon Feral Light Bow
Rarity Uncommon
Availability Standard
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold.png  •  300 Currency Crystals.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Feral Io Collection)
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold.png  •  300 Currency Crystals.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Feral Io Collection)
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Feral.png

Starfall
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Starfall.png
Io Collection Starfall Icon.png
Io Starfall.png
Weapon Starfall Light Bow
Rarity Rare
Availability Limited
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Season Pass 2019 - 2020
(Starfall Io Collection)
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Season Pass 2019 - 2020
(Starfall Io Collection)
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Starfall.png

Pirate's Treasure
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io PirateTreasure.png
Io Collection Pirate's Treasure Icon.png
Io Pirate's Treasure.png
Weapon Pirate's Bladed Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date September 11, 2019
Cost Pirate's Treasure Chest.png  •  Misdeeds and Mischief Chest.png  •  Battle Pass 2019 Chest.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Pirate's Treasure Battle Pass
Level 1 Battle Pass Level

(Pirate's Treasure Io Collection)
Voicelines Pirate's Treasure Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Pirate's Treasure Chest.png  •  Misdeeds and Mischief Chest.png  •  Battle Pass 2019 Chest.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Pirate's Treasure Battle Pass
Level 1 Battle Pass Level

(Pirate's Treasure Io Collection)
Voicelines Pirate's Treasure Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Pirate's Treasure.png

Eight Oceans
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io EightOceans.png
Io Collection Eight Oceans Icon.png
Io Eight Oceans.png
Weapon Oceans' Bladed Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Limited
Release Date September 11, 2019
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Pirate's Treasure Battle Pass
Level 50 Plus Track Level

(Eight Oceans Io Collection)
Voicelines Pirate's Treasure Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Pirate's Treasure Battle Pass
Level 50 Plus Track Level

(Eight Oceans Io Collection)
Voicelines Pirate's Treasure Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Eight Oceans.png

Stellar Protector (Default)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 1 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 1 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector.png

Stellar Protector (Magenta)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R1.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R1 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R1.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 2 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 2 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R1.png

Stellar Protector (Teal)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R2.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R2 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R2.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 16 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 16 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R2.png

Stellar Protector (Green)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R3.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R3 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R3.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 57 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 57 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R3.png

Stellar Protector (Red)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R4.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R4 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R4.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 75 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 75 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R4.png

Stellar Protector (Yellow)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R5.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R5 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R5.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 94 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 94 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R5.png

Stellar Protector (Black)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R6.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R6 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R6.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 110 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 110 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R6.png

Stellar Protector (Inverted)
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Stellar Protector R7.png
Io Collection Stellar Protector R7 Icon.png
Io Stellar Protector R7.png
Weapon Astral Bow
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 117 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 117 Battle Pass Level
(Stellar Protector Io Collection)
Voicelines Stellar Protector Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Stellar Protector R7.png

Golden
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Io Golden.png
Io Collection Golden Icon.png
Io Golden.png
Weapon Golden Light Bow
Rarity Legendary
Availability Mastery
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Io Collection)
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Io Collection)
Voicelines Io voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Io Golden.png

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Default
Icon Character Model
Io Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Yawn
Icon Character Model
Io Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png
Character Model

Radiant Joy
Icon Character Model
Io Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 2 Free Track Level
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 2 Free Track Level
Character Model

MVP Poses[edit | edit source]

Default
Icon Character Model
Io MVP Icon.png
Io Default.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Io Default.png

Cunning
Icon Character Model
Io MVP Icon.png
Io MVP Cunning.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 17, 2019
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png
Character Model

Io MVP Cunning.png

Star Io
Icon Character Model
Io MVP Icon.png
Io MVP Star.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 23 Battle Pass Level
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Radiant Stars Battle Pass Level 23 Battle Pass Level
Character Model

Io MVP Star.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Io's story arc is about finding and accepting herself after she was split apart into her current incomplete form, as revealed here.
  • As revealed here, Io took her current appearance due it being how her worshippers imagined her.
  • There have been a number of varying statements regarding the connection between Io and Luna. They are listed below.
    • According to a dev blog found here, Io and Luna are not the same being, but two distinct entities.
      • For ease of access, the line in question revealing this can be found here: "So while Io is fox-like she isn’t the same being as Luna but they obviously relate to each other thematically in such a way that you as the player know wherever Io goes Luna is never far behind."
      • According to the same dev blog, Luna is Io's familiar, as stated in the sentence: "This is her familiar so that where Io goes Luna is never far behind."
    • However, it was later stated here, that Io and Luna are two beings that split apart from Io's original form.
    • It was mentioned here and here that Luna is Io's companion and fox representative.
  • As stated here, Io definitely noticed when Jenos originally ascended.
  • The reason Io sounds as though she's always about to stutter is due to the moon being shattered, as revealed here.
  • Yagorath implies (▶️) that Io isn't the moon, but merely inhabits it. It is unknown how true this is.
  • It's mentioned here that the reason Io didn't come down to help until requested to by Jenos is due to her being incomplete and not able to do everything all the time.
  • It was mentioned that if Io had the chance, she'd date Ra from Evil Mojo's other title, SMITE, as stated here.
  • Io returned to the Realm during the summer, as mentioned here.
  • Based on a dev statement revealing Viktor to be around 5'9 or 175cm tall, it was discovered that Io would be around 4'7 or 139cm tall.

  • Including recolors, Io is tied with Imani for having received the most skins from Battle Passes (10 in total), though most of these skins consist of recolors from the Radiant Stars Battle Pass.
  • The icon for Io's Sacrifice talent uses the same art as her Broken Deity card.
  • In the cards Moonwalk and Full Moon, Luna is seemingly shown with two tails, as well as lacking her collar. It is unknown why this is.
    • Despite both cards taking place on the moon, Luna only has one tail and has her collar on at the beginning of Io's teaser trailer.
  • The card Full Moon is featured as the background of Vora's card Unified in Purpose.
  • For one of Vora's teasers, an alternate version of the art featured in the card Sanctum of Faith was used, which removed the two characters present, as well as the faint orange light.
  • Prior to Io's reveal, Paladins artist Thunderbrush would change his Twitter profile picture to this image on June 4th, 2019.
  • As stated here, Io was initially intended to be Korean, but her design changed.
  • As shown in concepts for the map Bazaar, Io was possibly going to originally wield a somewhat more standard bow and arrow.
  • Originally, Io was going to summon a moon that would slow and stun players for her ultimate, as revealed here.
  • Io's healing was also originally meant to be different, instead, functioning as a sort of "seeking projectile", as mentioned here.
  • The animalistic aspects of Io's design were meant to show Io as a druid-style character that would represent all creatures and life in the Realm, as stated here.
  • It was briefly considered giving Io a talent that allowed Luna to spawn or redeploy herself, as mentioned here. As also mentioned there, the idea was shot down immediately upon being mentioned.
  • As mentioned here, Io originally used Cassie's animations for testing.
  • In the 3rd Anniversary Spray, Io is lacking her pigtails and also has much shorter hair in general. It was stated here that the reason for this was to better fit the composition.
  • Both an individual carrying a barrel, as well as a scene of Jenos looking at his hands were made into sprays during the Community Battle Pass; these sprays being the Peak Peformance and Interstellar Crisis sprays respectively.

  • Io feral small.pngFeral
  • Feral is a term used to describe animals that live in the wild, but descended from domesticated species.
  • This skin lacking Io's headpiece could be a reference to her now appearing slightly wilder.
  • Io starfall small.pngStarfall
  • This skin may be named after shooting stars, a type of meteor that burns in the atmosphere, creating a trail in the sky.
  • Io piratestreasure small.pngIo eightoceans small.pngPirate's Treasure / Eight Oceans
  • Io stellardefault small.pngIo stellarmagenta small.pngIo stellarteal small.pngIo stellargreen small.pngIo stellarred small.pngIo stellaryellow small.pngIo stellarblack small.pngIo stellarinverted small.pngStellar Protector
  • These skins' are based on Magical Girl anime, particularly Sailor Moon.
  • These skins' personality is a reference to a stereotypical anime protagonist, as a result, also making many references to the power of friendship.
  • The joke "The enemy captured the objective during my transformation sequence last game! Not one of my finest moments..." (▶️) is a reference to how magical girl transformation sequences often go on for far too long.
  • The joke "Is it 7 AM already? Oh no, I'm already late for school and it's just my first day!" (▶️) is a reference to a common trope in anime, where the main character is late for school on their first day.
  • The line "They're on our fluffy tails!" (▶️) may be a reference to the anime The Helpful Fox Senko-san, which features a kitsune with a very fluffy tail; one the main character enjoys fluffing a lot.
  • These skins' spawn chatter line with Koga "Haven't I seen you somewhere before? Reading a uh... *clears throat* book of sorts?" (▶️) references male anime characters shamelessly reading questionable magazines.
  • The line "Heal me, senpai!" (▶️) is a reference to a common term used in anime to describe an upperclassman.
  • The line "Eh..." (▶️) is possibly a reference to Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion, which featured her saying this line very frequently.
  • One of these skins' jokes are a reference to a popular phrase amongst the "weeb" culture; "Your waifu is trash!" (▶️).
    • Waifu refers to a fictional character an anime fan considers a wife. Husbando, an alternative, means husband.
  • These skins share their theme with Stellar Sorceress Imani, Stellar Sentinel Inara, Stellar Mender Seris, Gentleman Jenos, and Galactic Conqueror Vora.

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  • Bug Fixes
    • Updated Protectors card text to explicitly state that the card does not activate while using Moonlight.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Updated the Guardian Spirit ability long description to bring it up to date with its balance change.
  • Talents
  • Talent Io LifeLink.png Life Link
  • Increased Healing per second around Luna 200 ➞ 300
  • Talent Io Sacrifice.png Sacrifice
  • Reduced internal cooldown 45s ➞ 30s
  • Abilities
  • Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
  • Luna can no longer Capture objectives points, or push the Siege Cart.
  • Reduced Initial Deploy Cooldown 18s ➞ 16s
  • Reduced Redeploy Cooldown 8s ➞ 6s
  • Increased Luna's Health 3,000 ➞ 4,000
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Luna’s location could desync between clients and the server in specific circumstances.
  • Abilities
  • Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
  • Reduced base Health 4000 ➞ 3000
  • Luna is now able to be Cauterized
  • This is something we are still testing and would like to feel confident about before ultimately including this change in this update
  • Cards
  • Increase Luna’s Health by 200|200.
  • Increased Health 200|200 ➞ 225|225
  • Increase allies’ Movement Speed by 8|8% while they are being Healed by Moonlight.
  • Decreased Movement Speed bonus 8|8% ➞ 6|6%
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Io’s model would sink through horse mounts and into the ground while mounted and not moving.
  • Fixed an issue where the base Stellar Protector skin had the incorrect VFX play when using the Radiant Joy Emote compared to other Stellar Protector variants.
  • Fixed an issue where Astral Bow variants showed the incorrect 2D art when obtained.
  • Fixed an issue where the Star Io MVP Pose was not on the Battle Pass Track.
  • Updated Guardian Spirit’s description with the new Health values.
  • Abilities
  • Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight This change was suggested by Assembly of Champions
  • Increased Healing 125 every 0.15s ➞ 150 every 0.15s
  • Decreased base maximum Moonlight 200 ➞ 150
  • Cards
  • Moonwalk
  • Increased Moonlight capacity scaling {6|6}% ➞ {8|8}%
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Goddess’ Blessing Talent was still providing 25% Damage Reduction to the target of Moonlight.
  • Talents
  • Talent Io Goddess'Blessing.png Goddess’ Blessing
  • Reduced damage reduction 25% ➞ 15%
  • Talent Io LifeLink.png Life Link
  • Reduced Healing per second 300 ➞ 180
  • Talent Io Sacrifice.png Sacrifice
  • Now resets the Cooldown on Luna’s deploy
  • Abilities
  • Ability Lunar Leap.png Lunar Leap
  • Increased Cooldown 10s ➞ 12s
  • Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight
  • Reduced Healing per tick 150 ➞ 125
  • Rush (Luna’s Stun)
  • Increased Cooldown 15s ➞ 18s
  • Ability Guardian Spirit.png Guardian Spirit
  • Reduced Luna’s Health 4,500 ➞ 4,000
  • Cards
  • Increased Cooldown reduction {0.6|0.6}s ➞ {0.8|0.8}s
  • OLD: Lower your gravity and increase your air control by {50|10}% while using Moonlight
  • NEW: Increase your Moonlight capacity by {6|6}%
  • Bug Fix
    • Fixed an issue with the description of the Spirit Arrows card.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where Moonlight would sometimes not target a teammate when Io’s cursor passed over them.
    • Fixed an issue with Io bot where it would not summon Luna or heal for a significant length of time without stopping with Moonlight.
    • Fixed an issue where Luna could get stuck inside the Payload.
  • Abilities
  • Ability Moonlight.png Moonlight
  • Moonlight will no longer break on immediate loss of sight, but instead has a small window before the link breaks.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Io could no longer heal allies through Inara’s Impasse.
  • Fixed an issue where Io’s 3P camera did not center properly when camera was rotated above her head.
  • Fixed a text error with Io’s Guardian Spirit ability description.
  • Fixed an issue where players would not see “Create New Loadout” buttons on Io’s Loadouts screen unless they owned her.
  • Fixed an issue where the wing visual effects from Furia’s ultimate display on Io’s back instead of her front.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed Io Ult visibility on low particle settings for users
    • Luna can no longer be spawned into environmental hazards
  • Io was added to the game.





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