Paragon gets a new playable champion, Zinx, on July 18

Epic Games’ third-person MOBA Paragon will soon be getting a new playable champion named Zinx, and players will be able to take her for a spin starting next week.

According to this reveal post on the Paragon website, Zinx is an Intellect/Growth champion who can use her pistol both damage and stun her opponents using AoE attacks and damage-over-time effects. She can also heal herself when the situation warrants, giving her added survivability and making her a very difficult champion to counter when used effectively.

Here’s a breakdown of Zinx’s active powers and abilities:

  • Bad Medicine - Zinx charges her gun and creates an AoE field of energy on the ground in front of her, can be discharged early to create a smaller field.
  • Kitty Claws - Toggle: Empowers her Pistol allowing it to apply a damage over time effect, which can be stacked.
  • Ricochet Stun - A Medium range projectile which bounces around nearby enemies, stunning them. The stun duration increases for each enemy hit.
  • Dirty Healing - Passive: Zinx gains bonus mana regen, based on a percentage of her missing mana. Toggle: While activated, she will immediately heal 50% of damage taken, costing mana instead. 

Zinx will officially join the Paragon roster on July 18. Like all of the game’s other champions, she will be entirely free to play. You can watch a stylish grindhouse-style trailer for Zinx below.