Ahri

The Nine-Tailed Fox

Ahri INFO

  • Ahri was released on 14 December 2011 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 4800 IP or 880 RP.
  • Ahri's dance is based on the choreography for the song Run Devil Run by Girls' Generation (소녀시대; So Nyeo Shi Dae/SNSD), an extremely popular Korean girl group. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Essence Theft, previously shared its name with Nasus's passive - Soul Eater. The name was changed in a minor patch shortly after her release. In the Champion Spotlight, Phreak refers to her passive as "Soul Eater".
  • In the Champion Spotlight, Phreak refers to her passive as "Soul Eater".
  • Her title on the League of Legends site is displayed as "the 9 Tails Fox" while in-game and spotlight are both "the Nine-Tailed Fox". The latter title is grammatically correct. This has been fixed on the website.
  • This has been fixed on the website.
  • In the League of Legends cinematic A New Dawn, Ahri is portrayed with blue eyes, whereas her splash arts and in game models show her with yellow-brown eyes.
  • As shown in-game and in "A New Dawn", Ahri can "bunch up" her tails at will, like when she moves. Ahri always runs with one tail, and in "A New Dawn", she would use all her tails when dashing, but only one in-game.
  • Ahri always runs with one tail, and in "A New Dawn", she would use all her tails when dashing, but only one in-game.

Ahri Skins

Ahri Pros

  • Built in sustain.
  • High burst damage, as well as sustained damage.
  • Very high mobility with ultimate, great escape as well.
  • Has one of the strongest CC in the game, Charm (E).
  • Low Cooldowns.

Ahri Cons

  • Squishy.
  • Dependent on hitting skillshots.
  • Dependent on having ultimate to be effective.
  • Relatively weak in early laning phase.
  • Has to land her Charm to get the most damage out of her skills.

Ahri Counter Tips

  • Stay behind minions to prevent yourself from getting charmed.
  • In lane, punish her for missing her charm.
  • Ahri's survivability is significantly decreased when her ultimate is on cooldown, so try to kill her/call for a gank when you know her ultimate is down.
  • Focus her when she uses her ultimate aggressively into a teamfight.

Ahri DEV INFO

  • Ahri was designed by Ezreal, although Coronach helped him develop her kit. There were several different names for the Nine-Tailed Fox throughout development: Ezreal himself referred to the Nine-Tails as Gumiho (구미호). The more common romanization Kumiho is a direct reference to the Nine-tailed fox from Korean mythology. A player found a poll for her name on the Riot Korea webpage, which gave 6 different options to vote for: Danbi (단비) (meaning Saviour or Saving Rain) Nabi (나비) (meaning Butterfly) Ruri (루리) (meaning Dazzle) Ari (아리) (meaning Graceful or Elegant) Chorong (초롱) (meaning Glittering) Dasom (다솜) (meaning Loving).
  • There were several different names for the Nine-Tailed Fox throughout development: Ezreal himself referred to the Nine-Tails as Gumiho (구미호). The more common romanization Kumiho is a direct reference to the Nine-tailed fox from Korean mythology. A player found a poll for her name on the Riot Korea webpage, which gave 6 different options to vote for: Danbi (단비) (meaning Saviour or Saving Rain) Nabi (나비) (meaning Butterfly) Ruri (루리) (meaning Dazzle) Ari (아리) (meaning Graceful or Elegant) Chorong (초롱) (meaning Glittering) Dasom (다솜) (meaning Loving).
  • Danbi (단비) (meaning Saviour or Saving Rain).
  • Nabi (나비) (meaning Butterfly).
  • Ruri (루리) (meaning Dazzle).
  • Ari (아리) (meaning Graceful or Elegant).
  • Chorong (초롱) (meaning Glittering).
  • Dasom (다솜) (meaning Loving).
  • Ahri is voiced by Laura Post.
  • Ahri is inspired by the nine-tailed fox - a mythological being originating from East Asia, specifically Korea.
  • Ahri was simultaneously released (on all servers) with the launch of the Korean servers.
  • Ahri's final design has fox ears, whereas her original design did not. Her clothes were also changed. In Spirit Rush's portrait, it still shows her original design.
  • In Spirit Rush's portrait, it still shows her original design.

Ahri IS STRONG AGAINST

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Ahri IS WEAK AGAINST

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Ahri IS GOOD WITH

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Ahri IS EVEN WITH

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AHRI STORY

Unlike other foxes that roamed the woods of southern Ionia, Ahri had always felt a strange connection to the magical world around her; a connection that was somehow incomplete. Deep inside, she felt the skin she had been born into was an ill fit for her and dreamt of one day becoming human. Her goal seemed forever out of reach, until she happened upon the wake of a human battle. It was a grisly scene, the land obscured by the forms of wounded and dying soldiers. She felt drawn to one: a robed man encircled by a waning field of magic, his life quickly slipping away. She approached him and something deep inside of her triggered, reaching out to the man in a way she couldn’t understand. His life essence poured into her, carried on invisible strands of magic. The sensation was intoxicating and overwhelming. As her reverie faded, she was delighted to discover that she had changed. Her sleek white fur had receded and her body was long and lithe – the shape of the humans who lay scattered about her.

However, though she appeared human, she knew that in truth the transformation was incomplete. A cunning creature, she adapted herself to the customs of human society and used her profound gift of beauty to attract unsuspecting men. She could consume their life essences when they were under the spell of her seductive charms. Feeding on their desires brought her closer to her dream, but as she took more lives, a strange sense of regret began to well within her. She had reservations about actions which never troubled her as a fox. She realized that she could not overcome the pangs of her evolving morality. In search of a solution, Ahri found the Institute of War, home of the most gifted mages on Runeterra. They offered her a chance to attain her humanity without further harm through service in the League of Legends.

“Mercy is a human luxury… and responsibility.”
— Ahri

Ahri Abilities

Essence Theft

Gains a charge of Essence Theft whenever a spell hits an enemy (max: 3 charges per spell). Upon reaching 9 charges, Ahri's next spell heals her whenever it hits an enemy.

Orb of Deception

Ahri sends out and pulls back her orb, dealing magic damage on the way out and true damage on the way back. Ahri gains movement speed that decays while her orb is traveling.

Fox-Fire

Ahri releases three fox-fires, that lock onto and attack nearby enemies.

Charm

Ahri blows a kiss that damages and charms an enemy it encounters, causing them to walk harmlessly towards her.

Spirit Rush

Ahri dashes forward and fires essence bolts, damaging 3 nearby enemies (prioritizes Champions). Spirit Rush can be cast up to three times before going on cooldown.