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Sha Lin is a Damage Champion in Paladins, added on November 10th, 2016.

Lore[]

Tales of the legendary adventurer Sha Lin have spread far and wide across the Realm, recounting his heroic exploits and death-defying antics. During his short lifetime, he's already helped topple warlords, recovered long-lost artifacts, and betrayed the infamous Thousand Hands Guild.

He's pierced as many hearts with his magical longbow as he has broken with his silver tongue, but even he has a stake in the current conflict between the Magistrate and the Resistance, standing up to the oppressive Magistrate on behalf of the common folk.

Summary[]

Sha Lin is a damage champion and an oppressive ranged attacker, who fires high damage arrows, dealing more damage the longer they are charged. The Crippling Arrow allows him to cripple enemies. Rapid Shot allows Sha Lin to fire many arrows in a short burst. Withdraw (which lets him backflip away) and his Ultimate skill, Heat Haze, both grant Sha Lin stealth, making him invisible, making him harder to track down and allowing him to slip away when under fire. However, he is very reliant on his skills and will be easily taken out while on cooldown. Player awareness and anti-stealth effects are also a harsh counter against him.

Skills[]

Long Bow Damage (each/per tick)1000 (max) /1.5s

Direct Damage

Draw back your longbow every 1.5s to fire deadly arrows that deals up to 1000 damage.

Ability Placeholder LMB.png

Details

A Longbow that draws back and releases an arrow for up to 1000 damage every 1.5s. Fully effective up to 450 units. Will travel less and deal less damage if released before it is fully charged. A new arrow is nocked 0.5s after firing and drawn back over 1s. Your Movement Speed is reduced by 10% while your bow is drawn.
  • Arrows arc less the longer you draw them.
  • Does not have ammo and has no reload.
  • Lowers Sha Lin's movement speed by 10% while it is drawn.
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Has base gravity scaling on arrows of 0.8.
  • Has no gravity scaling from fully drawn arrows.
  • Has a minimum projectile speed of 300 which gets faster the longer you draw.
  • 1.5s from description consists of 1s draw time and 0.5s post-fire. Effects that alter draw speed only affect this 1s draw.
  • Generates between 0.5% and 5% ultimate charge depending on how long the bow is charged.


Ability Video

WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png

Long Bow

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder LMB.png
Damage (each/per tick)1000 (max) /1.5s

Draw back your longbow every 1.5s to fire deadly arrows that deals up to 1000 damage.

Details

A Longbow that draws back and releases an arrow for up to 1000 damage every 1.5s. Fully effective up to 450 units. Will travel less and deal less damage if released before it is fully charged. A new arrow is nocked 0.5s after firing and drawn back over 1s. Your Movement Speed is reduced by 10% while your bow is drawn.
  • Arrows arc less the longer you draw them.
  • Does not have ammo and has no reload.
  • Lowers Sha Lin's movement speed by 10% while it is drawn.
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Has base gravity scaling on arrows of 0.8.
  • Has no gravity scaling from fully drawn arrows.
  • Has a minimum projectile speed of 300 which gets faster the longer you draw.
  • 1.5s from description consists of 1s draw time and 0.5s post-fire. Effects that alter draw speed only affect this 1s draw.
  • Generates between 0.5% and 5% ultimate charge depending on how long the bow is charged.


Ability Video

Crippling Arrow Damage (each/per tick)1000 (max)

Direct Damage

Your next Longbow arrow will cripples enemies, preventing them from using movement abilities for 2s.

Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8

Details

Causes the next shot from your Longbow to fire an arrow that Cripples enemies, preventing them from using Movement Abilities for 2s. Can be toggled by reactivating the ability.
  • It deals no additional damage to the arrow at base, and applies on-hit effects.
  • Can be used with drawn Long Bow without having to re-draw it.
  • Can be toggled off by re-activating the skill without incurring a cooldown.
  • Generates the same amount of ultimate charge as the regular Longbow.


Ability Video

Ability Crippling Arrow.png

Crippling Arrow

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8
Damage (each/per tick)1000 (max)

Your next Longbow arrow will cripples enemies, preventing them from using movement abilities for 2s.

Details

Causes the next shot from your Longbow to fire an arrow that Cripples enemies, preventing them from using Movement Abilities for 2s. Can be toggled by reactivating the ability.
  • It deals no additional damage to the arrow at base, and applies on-hit effects.
  • Can be used with drawn Long Bow without having to re-draw it.
  • Can be toggled off by re-activating the skill without incurring a cooldown.
  • Generates the same amount of ultimate charge as the regular Longbow.


Ability Video

Rapid Shot Damage (each/per tick)5× 600 over 1.8s

Direct Damage

Rapidly fire off a barrage of arrows while moving, each dealing 600 damage.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 12

Details

Rapidly fire a maximum of 5 fully-charged arrows over 1.8s while moving, dealing 600 damage per arrow with 200% increased draw speed. While using this ability your Movement Speed is decreased by 20%. Can be reactivated to cancel. Acts as a weapon shot.
  • Sha Lin automatically fires a total of 5 shots over the duration.
  • Reduce your Movement Speed by 20% while this ability is active
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Cancels Crippling Arrow and Withdraw if it is active.
  • Can be used while Stealthed from Withdraw.
  • Each arrow generates 3% ultimate charge, for a total of 15%.
  • Cannot be used in Heat Haze.


Ability Video

Ability Rapid Shot.png

Rapid Shot

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 12
Damage (each/per tick)5× 600 over 1.8s

Rapidly fire off a barrage of arrows while moving, each dealing 600 damage.

Details

Rapidly fire a maximum of 5 fully-charged arrows over 1.8s while moving, dealing 600 damage per arrow with 200% increased draw speed. While using this ability your Movement Speed is decreased by 20%. Can be reactivated to cancel. Acts as a weapon shot.
  • Sha Lin automatically fires a total of 5 shots over the duration.
  • Reduce your Movement Speed by 20% while this ability is active
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Cancels Crippling Arrow and Withdraw if it is active.
  • Can be used while Stealthed from Withdraw.
  • Each arrow generates 3% ultimate charge, for a total of 15%.
  • Cannot be used in Heat Haze.


Ability Video

Withdraw

 

Leap backwards and become stealthed.

Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 11

Details

Leap backwards 30 units and enter Stealth for 2s.
  • Can be used with drawn Long Bow without having to re-draw it.
  • Won't go into cooldown until the stealth effect ends.
  • Can't be affected by Knockbacks for the duration.


Ability Video

Ability Withdraw.png

Withdraw

 
Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 11

Leap backwards and become stealthed.

Details

Leap backwards 30 units and enter Stealth for 2s.
  • Can be used with drawn Long Bow without having to re-draw it.
  • Won't go into cooldown until the stealth effect ends.
  • Can't be affected by Knockbacks for the duration.


Ability Video

Heat Haze (Ultimate) ▶️

 

Become a desert mirage, stealthing and enhancing your combat skills, only revealing yourself when you fire.

Ability Placeholder E.png

Details

Enter Stealth and increase your Movement Speed by 30% for 8s. While active, you draw your Longbow 50% faster and Reveal yourself each time you fire.

▶️ “Your sight fails you!” (Self/Enemy)
▶️ “Winds, hide me!” (Ally)

  • During Heat Haze Sha Lin can use his other skills, but not Rapid Shot.


Ability Video

Ability Heat Haze.png

Heat Haze (Ultimate) ▶️

 
Ability Placeholder E.png

Become a desert mirage, stealthing and enhancing your combat skills, only revealing yourself when you fire.

Details

Enter Stealth and increase your Movement Speed by 30% for 8s. While active, you draw your Longbow 50% faster and Reveal yourself each time you fire.

▶️ “Your sight fails you!” (Self/Enemy)
▶️ “Winds, hide me!” (Ally)

  • During Heat Haze Sha Lin can use his other skills, but not Rapid Shot.


Ability Video


Talents[]

Talent ShaLin DesertSilence.png
Desert Silence

Default Talent

Reduce the Cooldown of Crippling Arrow by 1s. Crippling Arrow now Silences and Slows enemies by 15% for 2s instead.


Talent ShaLin Recurve.png
Recurve

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

Increase the rate at which your Longbow charges by 25%.


Details

  • Recurve does not affect draw speed during Rapid Shot.
  • Recurve stacks additively with Heat Haze, for a total of 65% draw speed increase.
Talent ShaLin SandTrap.png
Sand Trap

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

Crippling Arrow now explodes in a 20-unit-radius area on contact, dealing 300 additional damage to enemies hit, but the Cripple applied by Crippling Arrow has its duration reduced by 1s.


Details

  • Dealing an additional 300 damage and Crippling all enemies for 1s.
  • The arrow shot itself and the explosion count as two separate instances of damage, meaning that Haven and Blast Shields only affect their respective effects.

Cards[]

This is a list with all cards available to Sha Lin:

Name Image Description Cooldown Category
Bullseye Card Bullseye.png Reduce your active Cooldowns by {10|10}% when you get an Elimination. WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Daring Escape Card Daring Escape.png Increase your Movement Speed by {10|10}% for 3s after Rapid Shot ends. Ability Rapid Shot.png Rapid Shot
Grounded Card Grounded.png Regenerate {60|60} Health every 1s while using Rapid Shot. Ability Rapid Shot.png Rapid Shot
Master Archer Card Master Archer.png Reduce the Cooldown of Rapid Shot by {0.6|0.6}s. Ability Rapid Shot.png Rapid Shot
Mirage Card Mirage.png Reduce the Cooldown of Withdraw by {0.6|0.6}. Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
Oasis Card Oasis.png Heal for {80|80} after using Withdraw. Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
Poise Card Poise.png Reduced the Movement Speed penalty while drawing your Longbow by {20|20}%. WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Quick Sand Card Quick Sand.png Reduce the Cooldown of Crippling Arrow by {0.6|0.6}s. Ability Crippling Arrow.png Crippling Arrow
Run Like the Wind Card Run Like the Wind.png Increase your Movement Speed by {7|7}% for 3s after using Withdraw. Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
Run Them Down Card Run Them Down.png Increase the duration of the Cripple effect applied by Crippling Arrow by {0.1|0.1}s. Ability Crippling Arrow.png Crippling Arrow
Shimmer Card Shimmer.png Reset the Cooldown of Withdraw after dropping to or below {15|15}% Health. Cooldown Icon2.png 15 Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
Skewer Card Skewer.png Hitting an enemy with Crippling Arrow reduces the Cooldown of Rapid Shot by {0.6|0.6}s. Ability Crippling Arrow.png Crippling Arrow
Strike True Card Strike True.png Hitting an enemy with Crippling Arrow Heals you for {70|70}. Ability Crippling Arrow.png Crippling Arrow
Swagger Card Swagger.png Increase your maximum Health by {50|50}. WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Wanderlust Card Wanderlust.png Increase your Movement Speed by {3|3}%. WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Windwall Card Windwall.png Each arrow of Rapid Shot reduces the Movement Speed of any enemy hit by {5|5}% for 2s. Ability Rapid Shot.png Rapid Shot
  • Oasis applies its effect after 0.5s from using Withdraw

Pre-Built Loadouts[]

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


Desert Silence
Card Mirage.png


Mirage
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Withdraw by 3.
5



Card Run Like the Wind.png


Run Like the Wind
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Increase your Movement Speed by 21% for 3s after using Withdraw.
3



Card Skewer.png


Skewer
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Hitting an enemy with Crippling Arrow reduces the Cooldown of Rapid Shot by 1.2s.
2



Card Quick Sand.png


Quick Sand
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Crippling Arrow by 1.2s.
2



Card Poise.png


Poise
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduced the Movement Speed penalty while drawing your Longbow by 60%.
3



Recurve
Card Bullseye.png


Bullseye
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Reduce your active Cooldowns by 40% when you get an Elimination.
4



Card Shimmer.png


Shimmer
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


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


Card Quick Sand.png


Quick Sand
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Crippling Arrow by 0.6s.
1



Card Swagger.png


Swagger
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Increase your maximum Health by 200.
4



Card Wanderlust.png


Wanderlust
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Increase your Movement Speed by 12%.
4



Sand Trap
Card Strike True.png


Strike True
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Hitting an enemy with Crippling Arrow Heals you for 140.
2



Card Quick Sand.png


Quick Sand
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Crippling Arrow by 3s.
5



Card Mirage.png


Mirage
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Withdraw by 1.8.
3



Card Bullseye.png


Bullseye
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Reduce your active Cooldowns by 20% when you get an Elimination.
2



Card Run Them Down.png


Run Them Down
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Increase the duration of the Cripple effect applied by Crippling Arrow by 0.3s.
3


Cosmetic Items[]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Sha Lin:

Champion Skin Collections[]

Default
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Default.png
Sha Lin Collection Default Icon.png
Sha Lin Default.png
Weapon Default Long Bow
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date May 17th, 2017

(November 10, 2016)

Cost Free
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Free
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Default.png

Bravado
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Bravado.png
Sha Lin Collection Bravado Icon.png
Sha Lin Bravado.png
Weapon Bravado Long Bow
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date May 17th, 2017

(November 10, 2016)

Cost 30,000 Currency Gold.png  •  160 Currency Crystals.png  •  Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Bravado Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 30,000 Currency Gold.png  •  160 Currency Crystals.png  •  Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Bravado Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Bravado.png

Burrito
Loading Art Icon Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Burrito Jersey.png
Sha Lin Collection Burrito Jersey Icon.png
Sha Lin Burrito Jersey.png
Weapon
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date April 5, 2017
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Burrito Collection
(Burrito Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Burrito Collection
(Burrito Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Burrito Jersey.png

In the Bag
Loading Art Icon Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin In the Bag.png
Sha Lin Collection In the Bag Icon.png
Sha Lin In the Bag.png
Weapon
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date April 26, 2018
Cost Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Battle Pass 1 Level 2 Battle Pass Level
(In the Bag Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Battle Pass 1 Level 2 Battle Pass Level
(In the Bag Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin In the Bag.png

Crime Fighter
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Crime Fighter.png
Sha Lin Collection Crime Fighter Icon.png
Sha Lin Crime Fighter.png
Weapon Crime Fighter Compound
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date November 15, 2017
Cost Beyond Science and Fiction Chest.png  •  Playtime Chest.png  •  1,000 Currency Viewer Points.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Bounty Store
(Crime Fighter Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Vigilante Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Beyond Science and Fiction Chest.png  •  Playtime Chest.png  •  1,000 Currency Viewer Points.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Bounty Store
(Crime Fighter Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Vigilante Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Crime Fighter.png

Vigilante
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Vigilante.png
Sha Lin Collection Vigilante Icon.png
Sha Lin Vigilante.png
Weapon Vigilante Compound
Rarity Epic
Availability Standard
Release Date May 17, 2017
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Diamond Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Vigilante Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Vigilante Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Diamond Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Vigilante Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Vigilante Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Vigilante.png

Guardian
Loading Art Icon Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Guardian.png
Sha Lin Collection Guardian Icon.png
Sha Lin Guardian.png
Weapon
Rarity Epic
Availability Standard
Release Date May 17, 2017
Cost Currency Ticket.png
(Guardian Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Vigilante Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Currency Ticket.png
(Guardian Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Vigilante Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Guardian.png

Outlaw
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Outlaw.png
Sha Lin Collection Outlaw Icon.png
Sha Lin Outlaw.png
Weapon Outlaw's Warbow
Rarity Epic
Availability Standard
Release Date August 21, 2018
Cost Outlaw's Spoils Chest.png  •  Bounty Store  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Outlaw Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Outlaw Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Outlaw's Spoils Chest.png  •  Bounty Store  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Outlaw Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Outlaw Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Outlaw.png

Omega
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Omega.png
Sha Lin Collection Omega Icon.png
Sha Lin Omega.png
Weapon Omega Impaler
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date February 13, 2019
Cost Past Events Chest.png  •  Misdeeds and Mischief Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Omega Sha Lin Bundle (400 Currency Crystals.png)
(Omega Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Omega Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Past Events Chest.png  •  Misdeeds and Mischief Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Omega Sha Lin Bundle (400 Currency Crystals.png)
(Omega Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Omega Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Omega.png

Golden
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Sha Lin Golden.png
Sha Lin Collection Golden Icon.png
Sha Lin Golden.png
Weapon Golden Long Bow
Rarity Legendary
Availability Mastery
Release Date July 29th, 2020
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Sha Lin Collection)
Voicelines Sha Lin voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Sha Lin Golden.png

Weapon Skins[]

Jolly Long Bow
Icon
Sha Lin Weapon Jolly Long bow Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Currency Ticket.png
Cost Currency Ticket.png

Lotus Longbow
Icon
Sha Lin Weapon Lotus Long Bow Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Overgrown Weapons Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost Overgrown Weapons Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png

REKT Great Bow
Icon
Sha Lin Weapon REKT Great Bow Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost REKT Weapons Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost REKT Weapons Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png

Emotes[]

Default
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Backflip
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Character Model

Top Rock
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Legendary
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Character Model

MVP Poses[]

Default
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin MVP Icon.png
Sha Lin Default.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Sha Lin Default.png

Desert Breeze
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin MVP Icon.png
Sha Lin MVP Desert Breeze.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Character Model

Sha Lin MVP Desert Breeze.png

Burrito GG 2017
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin MVP Icon.png
Sha Lin MVP Burrito GG 2017.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Burrito Collection
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Burrito Collection
Character Model

Sha Lin MVP Burrito GG 2017.png

Loose
Icon Character Model
Sha Lin MVP Icon.png
Sha Lin MVP Loose.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. End Times Event: Collect 15 Chrono-Shards
Cost Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. End Times Event: Collect 15 Chrono-Shards
Character Model

Sha Lin MVP Loose.png

Trivia[]

  • Sha Lin was formerly a member of the Thousand Hands, as was revealed here.
  • According to Vora's kill taunt against him, "You betrayed your family once you were strong enough, that was smart, but you did not kill them, that was stupid." (▶️), Sha Lin did not betray the Thousand Hands for some other reason, assuming this line is referring to the Thousand Hands.
  • Though Sha Lin's bio describes the Magistrate in a villainous light, the description is merely Sha Lin's own personal opinion on them.[2]
  • Based on a dev statement revealing Viktor to be around 5'9 or 175cm tall, and comparing it to model sizes in-game and out of game, it was discovered that Sha Lin would be around 5'8 or 176cm tall.

  • In the line "Du du, du du... du du. Tsk, how does that go again?" (▶️) Sha Lin attempts to sing the song Sandstorm by Darude.
  • The line "It is dangerous to go alone." (▶️) is a reference to a line spoken in the original Legend of Zelda.
  • The line "People say desert cities are beautiful. I like dust too." (▶️) may be a reference to the Counter Strike map Dust II.

  • There are a number of skin concepts[3] for Sha Lin that ultimately went unused; these include the Interdimensional Being, Corrupted, and Hunter of Monsters skins.

  • Sha Lin's face was reworked on his Default and Bravado Skin on May 17th, 2017. A before and after of his face can be seen here.
  • Sha Lin is the only champion to have received a minor Battle Pass skin (this being the 'In The Bag' skin from the first Battle Pass) to never receive a completely unique skin in a later battle pass.
  • In older versions of Paladins, there used to be a number of additional recolors of default champions. For Sha Lin, these recolors included the Charisma and Renowned skins.
  • Having been present in the mobile game 'Paladins Strike', Sha Lin received unique skins exclusive to Strike. These skins include Desert Prince Sha Lin and Surf's Up Sha Lin.

  • Shalin bravado small.pngBravado
  • Bravado is a show of boldness often intended to impress or intimidate.
  • Shalin burritojersey small.pngBurrito Jersey
  • Shalin inthebag small.pngIn The Bag
  • This skin is based on the idea of wearing a paper bag on one's head to hide an ugly appearance.
  • Shalin crimefighter small.pngShalin guardian small.pngShalin vigilante small.pngCrimefighter / Guardian / Vigilante
  • The Crimefighter skin's color scheme may be a reference to Daredevil.
  • These skins' death response to Buck "Gah, my back! You broke my back!" (▶️) is a reference to the Batman story Knightfall, in which Batman's back is broken by Bane. The line "You may have broken me once... but not again!" (▶️) also references this.
    • These skins' death response to Mal'Damba "You've got to stop using venom..." (▶️) is also likely a reference to Bane.
  • These skins' kill taunt against Cassie "You should call yourself Green Sparrow!" (▶️) is a reference to Green Arrow.
    • These skins' other kill taunt against Cassie "If your bird was a canary, I think we'd really get along!" (▶️) may be a reference to Black Canary.
  • The joke "What should I name my lair? The bow cave? The mirage? Hmm..." (▶️) is a reference to the Batcave. The line "New gadgets for the bow cave!" (▶️) also references this.
  • The joke "I need a theme song. Maybe I can license sandstorm!" (▶️) is a reference to the song Sandstorm by Darude.
  • The joke "Archer senses tingling!" (▶️) is a reference to Spider-Man.
  • The line "Quick! To the arrow car!" (▶️) is a reference to the 1966 Batman TV series.
  • The line "I am Justice. I am The Wind. I am The Desert Shadow!" (▶️) is a reference to the iconic Batman phrase "I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!".
  • The line "Freedom, justice and the way of the realm!" (▶️) is a reference to an iconic phrase of Superman.
  • The line "Great job, super friend!" (▶️) references the Super Friends TV series.
  • The line "Great Scott!" (▶️) is likely a reference to a frequent phrase from Back To The Future.
  • The Crimefighter skin's splash art appears as a spray.
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Ability Reveal[]

How to Play[]

Changelog[]


  • Talents
  • Talent ShaLin DesertSilence.png Desert Silence
  • NEW: Reduces the Cooldown of Crippling Arrow by 1s. Crippling Arrow now Silences and Slows enemies by 15% for 2s.
  • Abilities
  • Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
  • Reduced Cooldown 12s ➞ 11s
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Rapid Shot
  • Reduced Cooldown 13s ➞ 12s
  • Talents
  • Talent ShaLin SandTrap.png Sand Trap
  • NEW: Duration of Cripple reduced by 1s
  • Abilities
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Rapid Shot
  • Reduced Cooldown 15s ➞ 13s
  • Cards
  • Increased health scaling {50|50}s ➞ {60|60}
  • Cards
  • Resets the Cooldown of Withdraw after dropping to or below 15|15% Health. (30s ICD)
  • Reduced Internal Cooldown 30s ➞ 15s
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a description error with the Rapid Shot ability.
  • Talents
  • Sand Trap
  • Increased damage 100 ➞ 300
  • Desert Silence
  • Increased Silence duration 1.5s ➞ 2s
  • Abilities
  • WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Longbow
  • Increased minimum projectile speed when drawing bow 120 ➞ 300
  • Reduced base gravity scaling on arrows 3 ➞ 0.8
  • Removed gravity scaling from fully drawn arrows
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where enemy Players could not hear audio that accompanied the activations of Withdraw and Heat Haze if he was outside of their Stealth Detection radius.
  • Talents
  • Talent ShaLin Recurve.png Recurve
  • Increased draw-rate reduction 15% ➞ 25%
  • Talent ShaLin SandTrap.png Explosive Arrows
  • Renamed to Sand Trap
  • OLD: Impaler Arrow now explodes in a 17-unit-radius area on contact, dealing an additional 300 damage and applying a Knockback to enemies hit, but can no longer Stun
  • NEW: Crippling Arrow now explodes in a 20-unit-radius area, dealing an additional 100 damage and Crippling all enemies for 1s.
  • Talent ShaLin DesertSilence.png Desert Shadow
  • Renamed to Desert Silence
  • OLD: Increase the damage of your first weapon shot or Planted arrow by 25% during Withdraw’s Stealth effect
  • NEW: Crippling Arrow now silences enemies
  • Reduced base Silence 2s ➞ 1.5s
  • Abilities
  • Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
  • Reduced Cooldown 15 ➞ 12s
  • Ability Crippling Arrow.png Impaler Arrow
  • Renamed to Crippling Arrow
  • OLD: The next shot fired from your bow applies a Knockback on hit and Stuns the target for 1s if they hit a wall
  • NEW: The next shot fired from your bow applies a Cripple on hit for 2s.
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Planted
  • Renamed to Rapid Shot
  • OLD: Plant yourself and quickly fire off a barrage of arrows, each dealing 800 damage per arrow
  • NEW: Rapidly fire off a barrage of arrows, each dealing 600 damage per arrow.
  • Players can now move while firing this ability
  • Reduced Cooldown 18s ➞ 15s
  • Decreased number of shots 7 ➞ 5
  • Decreased duration 2.3s ➞ 1.8s
  • Decreased damage per shot 800 ➞ 600
  • Reduce your Movement Speed by 20% while this ability is active
  • Cards
  • Reduced Cooldown reduction {1|1}s ➞ {0.6|0.6}s
  • OLD: Reduce your damage taken by {5|5}% while using Planted
  • NEW: Hitting an enemy with an arrow fired during Rapid Shot applies a {5|5}% Slow for 2s
  • Reduced Cooldown reduction {1|1}s ➞ {0.6|0.6}s
  • OLD: Increase your Movement Speed by {10|10}% for 4s after hitting an enemy with Impaler Arrow
  • NEW: Increase the duration of Crippling Arrow’s effect by {0.1|0.1}s
  • Reduced Cooldown reduction {1|1}s ➞ {0.6|0.6}s
  • Reduced Movement Speed {5|5}% ➞ {3|3}%
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where Players could sometimes not hear Sha Lin’s withdraw audio cue.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Reticle now blooms when jumping.
  • Fixed an issue where Explosive Arrows would slow Sha Lin after they hit.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Sha Lin audio getting stuck on when using Impaler Arrow
  • Talents
  • Shifting Sands removed
  • Cards
  • Quick Sand – NEW: Reduced Impaler Arrow’s cooldown by {0.6|0.6}s
  • Poise – NEW: Reduced the movement speed penalty while drawing your Long Bow by {20|20}%
  • Skewer – NEW: Successful hits with Impaler Arrow reduce the cooldown of planted by {1|1}s
  • The Hunt Bug Fixes
  • The knockback from Impaler Arrow’s explosion no longer ignores CC immunity.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Removed an incorrect sound clip attached to Sha Lins jump and landing noises.
  • Talents
  • Desert Shadow
  • Removed 2s Stealth Increase
  • Ability Crippling Arrow.png Impaler Arrow
  • Reduced Impaler Arrow’s projectile size
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where Planted appears jerky in spectator.
  • Skewer (Card)
  • Reveals to Self Only.
  • Cards
  • Oasis
  • After using Withdraw heal for {50|50} ➞ {80|80}.
  • Poise
  • Gain {10|10}% ➞ {14|14}% Crowd Control Reduction.
  • Quick Sand
  • [Impaler Arrow] Reduce the cooldown of Impaler Arrow by {5|5}% ➞ {6|6}%.
  • Shimmer
  • Gain {10|10}% damage reduction during Withdraw's stealth.
  • NEW EFFECT: Dropping below {15|15}% health resets the cooldown of Withdraw.
  • Strike True
  • Heal for {50|50} ➞ {70|70} when striking an enemy with Impaler arrow.
  • Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
  • No longer leaves an “illusion” of Sha Lin.
  • Ability Heat Haze.png Heat Haze
  • Firing during Heat Haze no longer leaves “illusions” of Sha Lin and Instead reveals him for 0.5s.
  • Cards
  • Poise
  • [Armor] Gain {5|5}% Crowd Control Reduction.
  • Maximum rank Crowd Control reduction increased from 20% to 50%.
  • Run Them Down
  • [Impaler Arrow] Gain {5|5}% Movement Speed for 4s after hitting.
  • Impaler Arrow
  • Updated description to correctly indicate the duration.
  • Windwall
  • [Planted] Gain {2.5|2.5}% Damage Reduction during Planted.
  • Damage Reduction per rank increased from 3% to 5%.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Explosive Arrows
  • New.
  • [Impaler Arrow] Impaler Arrow now explodes on contact for an additional {255|15} damage and knocks back all enemies in the radius, but can no longer stun.
  • Shifting Sands
  • [Planted] Killing an enemy resets the Cooldown of Planted and Planted deals {8.5|.5}% more damage.
  • Now also increases the damage of Planted.
  • Cards
  • Run Like the Wind
  • Movement Speed reduced from 10/20/30/40% to 7/14/21/28%.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Desert Shadow
  • Additional stealth time reduced from 3s to 2s.
  • General
  • Fixed Sha Lin able to emote while holding his primary fire.
  • Ability Withdraw.png Withdraw
  • No longer goes on cooldown until Sha Lin exits stealth.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Desert Shadow
  • Only grants increased damage to shots fired during stealth.
  • WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Long Bow
  • Reduced the amount Sha Lin is slowed while drawing his bow from 30% to 10%.
  • Ability Crippling Arrow.png Impaler Arrow
  • Fixed an issue that caused the knockback and stun of this ability to work inconsistently.
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Planted
  • Description updated to mention that Planted acts as a weapon attack.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Desert Shadow
  • Also grants 30% damage to shots that break stealth.
  • Shifting Sands
  • Reworked.
  • Reset the Cooldown of Planted when you kill an enemy.
  • General
  • Increased volume (slightly) for Vigilante Sha Lin Voice pack.
  • General
  • Fixed animation clipping when using emotes in lobby.
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Planted
  • Increased the time it takes planted to start firing from 0.4 to 0.6s.
  • Ability Crippling Arrow.png Impaler Arrow
  • Updated description to correctly show Direct damage.
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Planted
  • Updated description to correctly show Direct damage.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Desert Shadow
  • [Withdraw] Increase the Stealth duration of Withdraw by 3s.
  • Recurve
  • [Weapon] Draw your bow 15% faster.
  • Shifting Sands
  • [Heat Haze] Gain 100% Lifesteal during Heat Haze.
  • WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.png Long Bow
  • Fixed an issue where Sha Lin's bow would not get interrupted when pulled back, upon getting disarmed.
  • Ability Rapid Shot.png Planted
  • Fixed an issue where Sha Lin's animations would get stuck in the planted state during killcam and spectate.
  • Ability Crippling Arrow.png Impaler Arrow
  • Fixed issue with immediately being able to draw another Impaler arrow after initial activation.
  • General
  • Fixed an issue where some visual effects were persisting after using abilities before mounting.
  • Ability Crippling Arrow.png Impaler Arrow
  • Added first person camera visual effects when target is stunned.
  • Cards
  • Grounded
  • Fixed an issue where this card was healing for 13% less than intended at all ranks.
  • Cards
  • Bullseye
  • Fixed an issue where this card was not working at times.
  • Oasis
  • Fixed an issue where this card was not working at times.
  • Quick Sand
  • Fixed an issue where this card was not working at times.
  • Run Like the Wind
  • Fixed an issue where this card was not working at times.
  • Sha Lin was added to the game.


Removed skills[]

Impaler Arrow Damage (each/per tick)1000 (max)

Direct Damage

Fire an arrow that knocks enemies back, stunning them if they hit a wall.

Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8

Details

The next shot fired from your bow is an Impaler Arrow that applies Knockback on hit and Stuns the target for 1s if they hit a wall. Can be toggled by reactivating the ability.
  • It is fired just like regular arrows, deals the same damage based on how long is drawn and applies on-hit effects.
  • Can be used with drawn Long Bow without having to re-draw it.
  • Can be toggled off by re-activating the skill without incurring a cooldown.
Ability Crippling Arrow.png

Impaler Arrow

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8
Damage (each/per tick)1000 (max)

Fire an arrow that knocks enemies back, stunning them if they hit a wall.

Details

The next shot fired from your bow is an Impaler Arrow that applies Knockback on hit and Stuns the target for 1s if they hit a wall. Can be toggled by reactivating the ability.
  • It is fired just like regular arrows, deals the same damage based on how long is drawn and applies on-hit effects.
  • Can be used with drawn Long Bow without having to re-draw it.
  • Can be toggled off by re-activating the skill without incurring a cooldown.

Planted Damage (each/per tick)6× 800 /0.4s

Direct Damage

Plant yourself and quickly fire off a barrage of arrows, each dealing 800 damage per arrow.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 18

Details

After 0.6s, plant yourself in place for 2.3s, becoming unable to move. While Planted, you automatically fire a maximum of 6 fully-charged arrows dealing 800 damage per arrow with a 200% increased draw speed. Can be reactivated to cancel. Acts as a weapon shot.
  • Sha Lin automatically fires a total of 6 shots over the duration.
  • There is a 0.6s delay before the shots start being fired.
  • There is a 0.4s delay between each shot.
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Cancels Impaler Arrow if it is active.
  • Can be used while Stealthed from Withdraw.
Ability Rapid Shot.png

Planted

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 18
Damage (each/per tick)6× 800 /0.4s

Plant yourself and quickly fire off a barrage of arrows, each dealing 800 damage per arrow.

Details

After 0.6s, plant yourself in place for 2.3s, becoming unable to move. While Planted, you automatically fire a maximum of 6 fully-charged arrows dealing 800 damage per arrow with a 200% increased draw speed. Can be reactivated to cancel. Acts as a weapon shot.
  • Sha Lin automatically fires a total of 6 shots over the duration.
  • There is a 0.6s delay before the shots start being fired.
  • There is a 0.4s delay between each shot.
  • Has reduced accuracy while airborne.
  • Cancels Impaler Arrow if it is active.
  • Can be used while Stealthed from Withdraw.


Removed talents[]

Talent ShaLin CalledShot.png
Shifting Sands

Default Talent

Killing an enemy resets the Cooldown of Planted and Planted deals 10% more damage.


Talent ShaLin DesertSilence.png
Desert Shadow

Default Talent

Increase the damage of your first weapon shot or Planted arrow by 25% during Withdraw's Stealth effect.


Talent ShaLin SandTrap.png
Explosive Arrows

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

Impaler Arrow now explodes in a 17-unit-radius area on contact, dealing an additional 300 damage and applying a Knockback to enemies hit, but can no longer Stun.




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