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Kasumi ▶️ is a Flank Champion in Paladins, added on October 12th, 2022.

Lore[ | ]

This is Kasumi's official bio currently found in her champion page in-game.


Some pains persist beyond our physical existence. The bitterest concoctions pale compared to the taste of betrayal by those you hold dear. Once, by a house meant to protect. Twice, by family with barren hearts. Thrice, by the world. You couldn't imagine such pain...

Thankfully, you won’t have to imagine. Powers from beyond the grave infuse this angry spirit on her path of vengeance, and your pain pleases her. It is your privilege to suffer at her hands. It is your fate to atone for the sins of the world. It is your honor to WRITHE. Now, struggle, and die — and offer your souls to Kasumi, Death’s Howl. For she is coming for you all.

This is an unofficial version of Kasumi's bio intended to more clearly present all currently known information regarding her. Sources can be found here.


Eons ago, Kasumi was originally a regular human, but after three unexplained betrayals, she was filled with such vengeance she persisted after death and became a ghost, haunting forests in the furthest corners of the Realm, where she attacks and kills everyone she comes across until she figures out who she wants vengeance on.

Summary[ | ]

Kasumi is a flank champion that is only effective at close range. This has to do with her special primary fire which automatically targets visible enemies nearby. This also means that stealthed enemies cannot be damaged. On the other hand, flankers can hardly escape the auto aim of the Kasumi which makes her a good pick against hypermobile champions. Hitting enemies can apply up to 5 stacks of Curse. Cursed enemies have their damage reduced and moreover Kasumi can inflict more damage on them. This applies to her primary fire, her Savage Tear ability, and her Bitter Betrayal ultimate ability, all of which deal an additional burst of damage. With her ability Spirit Lure she can place traps on the map. When an enemy triggers a trap, Kasumi has the ability to teleport to the victims and scare them to her heart's content. Her movement ability Body and Soul is more suitable for entering fights instead of running away, because she leaves her vulnerable body behind.

Skills[ | ]

Ability Placeholder LMB

Yokai Doll

Damage (each/per tick)300 /0.65s  
Description

Stab your doll to deal damage to foes and Curse them, increasing the damage they take from you and lowering the damage they deal.

Details

Detailed Description
Stab your straw doll, dealing 300 damage every 0.65s and applying stacks of Curse to your currently targeted foe. Other targets inflicted with Curse will have up to 2 stacks stripped from them to increase the Curse applied to your target by 1. Deals double damage to Deployables and deployed Shields.


Passive: Curse

Your abilities can apply up to 5 stacks of Curse. For each stack, the target deals 2% less outgoing damage and takes 20% increased damage from Yokai Doll and Savage Tear.
  • This ability deals Direct Damage.
  • Gains 1.05% ultimate charge per attack.
  • Does not have ammo or reload.
  • Auto-targets enemies in line of sight.
    • Stealthed enemies cannot be damaged.
    • Has a targeting cone angle of 2 degrees.
  • Curse stacks increase the ultimate charge gain by 25% per stack.
  • Missing with Yokai Doll locks Kasumi out from attacking for 0.5 seconds.
Ability Video
Ability Placeholder RMB
Cooldown
Cooldown Icon White 7

Savage Tear

Damage (each/per tick)300  
Description

Viciously rip through your Yokai Doll, dealing damage and apply 3 stacks of Curse. Deals increased damage and heals you per stack of Curse on your target.

Details

Detailed Description
Viciously rip through your Yokai Doll, dealing 300 damage and applying 3 stacks of Curse to your target. If the target has stacks of Curse on them already, heal for 80 Health per stack, and an additional 300 Health if the target has 5 stacks of Curse. Deals increased damage per stack of Curse on your target.
  • This ability deals Direct Damage.
  • Auto-targets enemies in line of sight.
  • Gains 2.1% ultimate charge.
    • Curse stacks increase the ultimate charge gain by 25% per stack.
Ability Video
Ability Placeholder Q
Cooldown
Cooldown Icon White 8

Spirit Traps

Damage (each/per tick)100  
Description

Place up to 3 traps. They explode after being triggered, Slowing, damaging, and applying stacks of Curse in an area.

Details

Detailed Description
Place up to 3 vengeful spirit traps. When an enemy walks within 20 units, these traps explode after a 1s delay. Enemies caught in the blast take 100 damage, are Slowed by 20% for 1.5s, and have 3 Curse stacks applied to them. Spirit Traps have 300 Health and are fully Invisible until enemies get within 15 units of them.
  • This ability deals Area Damage.
  • Traps are invisible to enemies, but become somewhat visible up close.
  • Gains ~0.52% ultimate charge per enemy hit.
    • Curse stacks increase the ultimate charge gain by 25% per stack.
Ability Video
Ability Placeholder F
Cooldown
Cooldown Icon White 14

Body and Soul

Description

Project yourself outward, becoming Ethereal and increasing your Movement Speed, but leaving your vulnerable body behind. Reactivate to have your body teleport to you.

Details

Detailed Description
Project your essence outward for 2s, leaving your body behind. While traveling you are Ethereal, gain increased Movement Speed, are Invisible, and your body gains 60% damage reduction. On reactivation or when this ability ends, your body will teleport to you.
  • Physical manifestation left behind has 60% Damage Reduction.
  • The soul has its jump height increased by 500%.
  • The soul can collide with players despite being ethereal.
  • If the body gets stunned, the soul will keep going the direction it was going at the moment of getting stunned.
  • The soul is unable to go through any spawn doors.
Ability Video

Bitter Betrayal

Damage (each/per tick)1520 over 3.2s  
Description

Your target Betrays their team, exploding into projectiles to inflict Curse and damage over time to everyone hit. Deals more damage to Cursed targets.

Details

Detailed Description
Inflict a deadly curse on your target, designating them as a Betrayer. After 1.75s, your target explodes outwards in a series of projectiles. They and any enemy hit will gain 5 stacks of Curse, are Disarmed for 1.5s, and take 42 damage every 0.2s for 3.2s. Damage is increased based on the number of Curse stacks.

▶️あなたの魂を私のものだよ!” (Self/Enemy)

▶️ “*laugh* Are you ready for this?” (Ally)

  • This ability deals Direct Damage.
  • Auto-targets enemies in line of sight.
  • Reducing the amount of Curse stacks on afftected targets by attacking other opponents will not cause damage to be recalculated, meaning targets hit will always take 95 damage per tick.
  • Each DoT tick gains 0.5% ultimate charge.
Ability Video


Talents[ | ]

Talent Kasumi EmpoweredCurse
Empowered Curse

Default Talent

Increase your Ultimate charge rate by 3% and Movement Speed by 5% per stack of Curse currently on enemies.


Talent Kasumi SpiritBombs
Haunted Ground

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

When a Spirit Trap is triggered, reactivate to teleport to the most recently activated trap and detonate it, Increase the explosion radius by 25%, Curse stacks applied by 2, and it Fears for 1.5s instead of Slowing.


Talent Kasumi UnfinishedBusiness
Unfinished Business

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

Extend the duration of your Body and Soul by 1s. After the ability ends, Heal for 70% of the damage your body took (minimum of 15% max health) while traveling, unaffected by Cauterize.


Details

Cards[ | ]

This is a list with all cards available to Kasumi:

Name Image Description Cooldown Category
Betrayal Card Betrayal Reduce the Cooldown of Savage Tear by {0.3|0.3}s. Ability Savage Tear Savage Tear
Blood Mist Card Blood Mist Increase your Movement speed by {10|10}% for 2s after one of your Spirit Traps triggers. Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure
Cursed Doll Card Cursed Doll When an enemy dies to Savage Tear, a random enemy within 30 units has {1|1} Curse stacks placed on them. Ability Savage Tear Savage Tear
Deadly Prey Card Deadly Prey Increase your Movement Speed by {10|10}% for 2s after Body and Soul ends. Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
Deadly Trap Card Deadly Trap Decrease the Cooldown of Spirit Traps' reactivation by {0.6|0.6}s. Increase Spirit Traps' damage by {20|20}. Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure
Essence Drain Card Essence Drain Your Savage Tear deals an additional {2|2}% base damage per stack of Curse on your target. Ability Savage Tear Savage Tear
Folk Tales Card Folk Tales Increase your maximum Health by {50|50}. WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Armor / Weapon
Limitless Card Limitless Decrease the Cooldown of Body and Soul by {0.6|0.6}s. Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
Moonlit Haunting Card Moonlit Haunting Heal for {17|17} every 0.25s during Body and Soul. Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
Sealed Fate Card Sealed Fate Heal for {35|35} after an enemy survives being hit With Yokai Doll or Savage Tear at maximum Curse stacks. WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Armor / Weapon
Soul Siphon Card Soul Siphon Increase the duration of Body and Soul by {0.1|0.1}s. Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
Soulfire Card Soulfire Heal for {50|50} each time one of your Spirit Traps triggers. Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure
Sudden Death Card Sudden Death Increase the duration of Curse stacks by {0.6|0.6}s. WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Armor / Weapon
Surrounded by Fear Card Surrounded by Fear Hitting an enemy with Yokai Doll applies one extra stack of Curse once every {30|-5}s. Cooldown Icon2 30-10 WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Armor / Weapon
Unseen Eyes Card Unseen Eyes Increase the base heal from Savage Tear by {10|10} per stack. Ability Savage Tear Savage Tear
Unwilling Victim Card Unwilling Victim Increase the area of effect of Spirit Traps' explosion by {5|5}%. Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure

Pre-Built Loadouts[ | ]

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


Empowered Curse
Card Deadly Prey


Deadly Prey
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Increase your Movement Speed by 40% for 2s after Body and Soul ends.
4



Card Sudden Death


Sudden Death
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase the duration of Curse stacks by 1.2s.
2



Card Sealed Fate


Sealed Fate
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Heal for 140 after an enemy survives being hit With Yokai Doll or Savage Tear at maximum Curse stacks.
4



Card Cursed Doll


Cursed Doll
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


When an enemy dies to Savage Tear, a random enemy within 30 units has 4 Curse stacks placed on them.
4



Card Folk Tales


Folk Tales
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common


Increase your maximum Health by 50.
1



Spirit Bombs
Card Deadly Trap


Deadly Trap
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


Decrease the Cooldown of Spirit Traps' reactivation by 1.8s. Increase Spirit Traps' damage by 60.
3



Card Unwilling Victim


Unwilling Victim
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


Increase the area of effect of Spirit Traps' explosion by 15%.
3



Card Soulfire


Soulfire
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common


Heal for 50 each time one of your Spirit Traps triggers.
1



Card Blood Mist


Blood Mist
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Increase your Movement speed by 40% for 2s after one of your Spirit Traps triggers.
4



Card Surrounded by Fear


Surrounded by Fear
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Hitting an enemy with Yokai Doll applies one extra stack of Curse once every 15s.
4
Cooldown Icon30-10


Unfinished Business
Card Deadly Prey


Deadly Prey
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Increase your Movement Speed by 40% for 2s after Body and Soul ends.
4



Card Sudden Death


Sudden Death
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase the duration of Curse stacks by 1.2s.
2



Card Moonlit Haunting


Moonlit Haunting
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Heal for 68 every 0.25s during Body and Soul.
4



Card Folk Tales


Folk Tales
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common


Increase your maximum Health by 50.
1



Card Limitless


Limitless
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Decrease the Cooldown of Body and Soul by 2.4s.
4


Cosmetic Items[ | ]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Kasumi:

Champion Skin Collections[ | ]

Default
Icons Character Model
Kasumi Collection Render Default Icon
Kasumi Weapon Default Yokai Doll Icon
Kasumi Default
Weapon Default Yokai Doll
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost Free
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Free
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Kasumi Default

Evil Spirit
Icons Character Model
Kasumi Collection Render Evil Spirit Icon
Kasumi Weapon Haunted Doll Icon
Kasumi Evil Spirit
Weapon Haunted Doll
Rarity Uncommon
Availability Standard
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold  •  300 Currency Crystals  •  Season Pass 2022
(Evil Spirit Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold  •  300 Currency Crystals  •  Season Pass 2022
(Evil Spirit Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Kasumi Evil Spirit

Spirited
Icons Character Model
Kasumi Collection Render Spirited Icon
Kasumi Weapon Spirited Doll Icon
Kasumi Spirited
Weapon Spirited Doll
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost Season Pass 2022
(Spirited Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Season Pass 2022
(Spirited Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Kasumi Spirited

Lovestruck
Icons Character Model
Kasumi Collection Render Lovestruck Icon
Kasumi Weapon Beloved Doll Icon
Kasumi Lovestruck
Weapon Beloved Doll
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release November 16th, 2022
Cost 800 Currency Crystals  •  Arcane Powers Chest
(Lovestruck Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Lovestruck Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️ •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 800 Currency Crystals  •  Arcane Powers Chest
(Lovestruck Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Lovestruck Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️ •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Kasumi Lovestruck

Golden
Icons Character Model
Kasumi Collection Render Golden Icon
Kasumi Weapon Golden Yokai Doll Icon
Kasumi Golden
Weapon Golden Yokai Doll
Rarity Legendary
Availability Mastery
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Kasumi Collection)
Voicelines Kasumi voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Kasumi Golden

Emotes[ | ]

Default
Icon Character Model
Kasumi Emote Icon
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost Free
(Roaming Emote)
Cost Free
(Roaming Emote)
Character Model

Banshee Wail
Icon Character Model
Kasumi Emote Icon
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release November 16th, 2022
Cost Season Pass 2022
Cost Season Pass 2022
Character Model

MVP Poses[ | ]

Default
Icon Character Model
Kasumi MVP Icon
Kasumi Default
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Kasumi Default

Possessive
Icon Character Model
Kasumi MVP Icon
Kasumi MVP Possessive
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release October 12th, 2022
Cost Season Pass 2022
Cost Season Pass 2022
Character Model

Kasumi MVP Possessive

Trivia[ | ]


Lore

  • Similarly to Kasumi herself, the crow on her hat is also a ghost.[3]
    • It doesn't have an official name.[4]
    • Kasumi protects it at all costs.[5]
  • Following Kasumi's release, a short clip was tweeted showing a Japanese type Ouija board that Kasumi was supposedly using to share a message. The letters hovered over present the message "アイコ のい え", which seems to translate to "Aiko's House". While this points to the theory that the house which betrayed Kasumi was House Aico, this doesn't confirm the connection for various reasons, most notably being that Kasumi has outright admitted she doesn't actually know who betrayed her.[6]


Cameos

Kasumi appears in the following content:


References

  • Kasumi's old talent, 'Spirit Bombs', is a reference to the Spirit Bomb attack from Dragon Ball.


Concepts

  • One of the first concepts for Kasumi originally featured her as a "drowned witch", from from the Aico Tundra, though she wasn't a ghost at this stage in development. This early concept also utilized a book as a weapon, which would've seemingly allowed her to summon blue tentacles.[7]
  • Another early concept featured Kasumi in a bright green dress wielding a short scythe and bright pink skulls, but most of the developers preferred her darker design.[8]
  • Kasumi's weapon seems to have taken awhile to settle on, as concept art featuring Kasumi's final design shows her wielding an old ethereal koto, with her using the strings to summon projectiles such as kunai.[9][10]
  • An alternate version of the card Deadly Trap, which covers Kasumi in shadow, was used for her first teaser.
  • Kasumi was the first champion since Ying inThe First Open Beta, to change roles, Kasumi was originally a Damage before becoming a Flank.


Other

  • Kasumi's placeholder name while in development was "Bird Lawyer".[5]
  • Kasumi's ultimate voice line was was changed upon release, with the original, あなたの魂を私のものだよ! (▶️), having the phrase, だよ ('dayo'), removed, making the line less casual / friendly.
  • Kasumi's introduction voice line "つゆのよわ梅雨の様ながらされながら。." ▶️ is a haiku.


Champion Skins

  • Kasumi Collection Render Evil Spirit Icon Evil Spirit
    • A spirit of the evil variety. Thrilling stuff.


  • Kasumi Collection Render Spirited Icon Spirited
    • This skin is canon, showing how Kasumi appeared when she was alive.[11]


Videos[ | ]

Champion Teaser[ | ]

Ability Breakdown[ | ]

Changelog[ | ]


  • Class
    • Class Damage Icon Damage ➞ Class Flank Icon Flank
  • Weapon
    • WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Yokai Doll
      • Range decreased and effective range increased from 120/80 ➞ 100/100
      • Increased damage from 200 ➞ 300
      • Shortened miss lockout from 1s ➞ .5s
      • Decreased fire rate from 0.6s ➞ 0.65s
  • Abilities
    • Ability Savage Tear Savage Tear
      • Decreased damage from 400 ➞ 300
      • Decreased cooldown from 9s ➞ 7s
      • Range decreased from 120 ➞ 100
      • Removed Disarm when cast on enemy with 5 stacks of Curse
      • Now heals Kasumi for 80 per stack of Curse
        • Heals for an additional 300 if the target has 5 stacks of Curse
    • Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
      • Refiring the ability now teleports her body to her soul instead of back to her body
      • Her spirit form is now Invisible for the duration of the ability
    • Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure
      • Renamed to Spirit Traps
        • Updated animation
        • Behaves like original Talent Spirit Bombs
      • Fear replaced with a 20% Slow for 1.5s
      • Traps now have 300 Health and can be destroyed
      • Placement is now more responsive, will be placed at location targeter was at when button is released, instead of when the animation finishes
    • Ability Bitter Betrayal Bitter Betrayal
      • Now also Disarms anyone affected by it for 1.5s
  • Talents
    • Talent Kasumi SpiritBombs Spirit BombsHaunted Ground
      • Original effect now in base kit.
      • New effect: Spirit Traps no longer automatically explode. Instead when triggered, it can be reactivated to teleport to the most recently triggered trap, causing it to explode on arrival. Increase the size of the explosion by 25%, the stacks of Curse it applies by 2, and its Slow is replaced by a 1.5s Fear. After reactivation, Spirit Traps will go on Cooldown.
  • Cards
    • Card Betrayal Betrayal
      • Savage Tear Cooldown reduction reduced from 0.5|0.5 ➞ 0.3|0.3s
    • Card Cursed Doll Cursed Doll
      • Old effect incorporated into Savage Tear
      • New effect: When an enemy dies to Savage Tear, a random enemy within 30 units has {1|1} Curse stacks placed on them.
    • Card Unseen Eyes Unseen Eyes
      • Old effect removed
      • New effect: Increase the base heal from Savage Tear by {10{{!}}10} per stack of Curse.
  • Fixed an issue where Yokai Doll couldn’t target and fire at Grohk totems
  • Fixed an issue where her card cooldowns and descriptions conflicted
  • Talents
    • Talent Kasumi EmpoweredCurse Empowered Curse
      • Now increases Ultimate Charge gain rate by 3% per stack instead of increasing Attack Speed per stack.
  • Abilities
    • WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Yokai Doll
      • Now requires a target before it can be fired
  • Abilities
    • WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Yokai Doll
      • Decrease targeting cone angle from 6 ➞ 2 degrees
      • Decreased Curse stack damage bonus from 25 ➞ 20%
      • Now deals double damage to Deployable and deployed Shields
      • Enemies with Curse stacks are now granted a Reveal on Kasumi as long as they have a Curse stack
    • Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
      • Increased Damage Reduction % from 55 ➞ 75
    • Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure
      • Kasumi now faces whoever triggered it when arriving after teleporting
  • Bug Fixes
    • Talents
      • Talent Kasumi UnfinishedBusiness Unfinished Business
        • Now properly ignores Anti-Healing
    • Abilities
      • WeaponAttack Kasumi Icon Yokai Doll
        • Fixed an issue where Kasumi’s Yokai Doll weapon could target some map objects.
        • Fixed an issue where Kasumi’s Yokai Doll weapon was applying the Anti-Healing effect to all enemies within her attack cone.
      • Ability Spirit Lure Spirit Lure
        • Now properly sets Feared opponents to 3rd person for the duration
      • Ability Body and Soul Body and Soul
        • Fixed an issue where Kasumi would not gain the effects of Illuminate while her Body and Soul ability was active.
    • Cards
      • Essence Drain
        • Fixed text to properly match the effect. Your Savage Tear deals an additional [{0.2|0.2}% damage ➞ {0.2|0.2}% base damage] per stack of Curse on your target
    • Addressed issues where some of Kasumi’s abilities would desync between client and server when switching targets quickly.
  • Kasumi was added to the game.


Removed Content[ | ]



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Class Front Line Icon Front Line
Class Damage Icon Damage
Class Support Icon Support
Class Flank Icon Flank
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