MOBA Monday: Maki, the Shrine Maiden

Maki Mug

MOBA Monday: 
MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
Custom Creativity

For my favorite game in the world, League of Legends, a hobby of mine is making elaborate custom champions for fun. Though I don’t consider myself a game designer by any means, I find a lot of enjoyment in making my own characters.

I go all out and try really hard to come up with something cool.

For this concept, I really wanted to create a shrine maiden. I chose the name Maki with the 真希  kanji symbols for “truth” and “rare,” respectively, because I think the name itself is both cute yet meaningful.

As always with my concepts, I try to raise the bar each time in some shape or form. For Maki’s concept, a lot of people got involved to add extra touches that are quite awesome in their own right.

Below you will find original artwork, authentic Japanese translations, voice acting (in the works) and other elements. I love the “team” aspect that I get with working with others on custom champ projects.

Be sure to check out the LoL Wiki version as well.

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(Written by Mineko Charat Lucky.)

Maki, the shrine maiden serving in an old Ionian shrine of a once prosperous village, now devotes her life to taking revenge on the one woman who has ruined the peace Maki had before.

Years ago, this village Maki lived in was a peaceful community, thanks to her parents who were powerful guardians of the local shrine, with the ability to summon powerful ancestral spirits, using themselves as the medium. With this ability, they were able to fend off any threat who ever tried to lay a finger on their village, especially the Noxians. Maki was still a young shrine maiden-in-training at the time, living happily and striving to become just like her strong parents. Unfortunately, such good moments didn’t last long.

One day, Maki’s father returned home from hunting empty handed, which was rather unusual, considering he would usually at the very least bring back a couple of jungle fowls. Maki’s mother seems concerned, but when she started to ask, he shoved her aside without a single ounce of emotion. Never has her husband been so cold to her, so Maki’s mother asked more questions. Once again, he ignored her, instead asking if he could be left alone in his room. Grudgingly, his wife accepted, thinking he would perhaps tell her in the evening.

Evening was soon to come, but news of a Noxian invasion came. While the villages were forewarned of it as usual, this time the Noxian’s numbers were in the ten thousands, more than ever before, possibly due to how powerful Maki’s parents were. However, there was no sign of Maki’s father at the frontline. Villagers hurried to the shrine, crying at his room’s door for help. But to no avail, there was no answer. In all the haste, they forced open the door, only to find the room empty with the window open. Maki’s father had fled.

Devastated by this finding, many decided to flee for their lives. Maki’s mother however urged everyone not to bow down to the odds and fight till the end. She told Maki to take the divine weapons that were stored in the shrine and give them to Maki’s father who had seemingly fled. Maki obeyed, and set off towards the mountain.

Two hours later, after searching for her father without rest, Maki found her father accompanying a woman among the bushes. This woman had tails and ears, and seemed to be part-fox. Apparently they were embracing each other, kissing with passion. As she hid, Maki was confused, which turned into anger. As she was about to reveal herself, her father’s body fell away from the fox-lady. His body laid on the floor without any sign of life. Absolutely stunned as to what just happened, Maki stood there in place, unable to move. She overheard the fox-lady talking about how simple-minded men were, easily charmed by pretty women, and that he deserved this death. And swiftly, in the next second, she fled.

Maki leapt to her father’s body, hoping that he was fine, seeing that he had no visible injuries. Sadly, no matter how much she shook his body, her father was lifeless. He was not breathing and his skin was already becoming cold. She knew now that he was dead.

Holding back her tears, she rushed back to her village to tell her mother of this news, but when she returned, everything she knew was gone. The invasion was over and there were no signs of any survivors among the dead bodies on the floor. And her mother was nowhere to be found. After the death of her father, this was too much for her to hold in. Maki broke into tears, as everything she had known was now nothing but ashes.

With what was left, which was the shrine she had lived in and the divine weapons her father had used, Maki started to head back to the shrine, promising herself to live on so she can exact her revenge. From that day onward, she resolved to train more than she has ever before. And soon, she’ll head out to exterminate the fox who had caused the end of father, along with the fate of her village. She also held within that she couldn’t forgive the Noxians who had invaded Ionia and destroyed her home.

“I don’t seek to kill my enemies and inflict retribution. I seek to avenge my people and correct the wrongdoings of this world.”

 – Maki, the Shrine Maiden

Maki (Corrina)

(Art by Corrina.)

(A special thank you to GreenMoriyama for translating Maki’s lore into Japanese. 本当ありがとうございました.)












 – 真希、巫女

Explanation for Two Skill Kits

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(Chibi Maki. Art by moraguyo444.)

So you might be wondering … why two skill kits?

Well, originally, I was going to have Maki designed as a dual-weapon/mode champion much in the same vein as  Jayce, but I ultimately decided to veer away from this direction because the initial drafts were too clunky and awkward.

So instead, I decided to put together a separate skill kit for each of Maki’s weapons – the sealing staff and the Japanese longbow. Both kits reflect Maki’s shrine maiden concept in different manners.

The first kit, the Warrior, gears Maki toward being a bruiser role. She is especially capable of throwing herself into the fray and becoming a real threat to her opponents. On the other hand, the Archer version is designed to be a high-risk, high-reward marksman style that emphasizes great positioning to maximize damage output.

Also, I would like to give a special thank you to Willbachbakal for providing insight, ideas and other assistance for the following two skill-kits. From number crunching to design checks, Willbachbakal sure helped out a lot and then some.


Nhan-Fiction NfWar (2) – NfWar.
Nhan-Fiction Paladon – Paladon.
Nhan-Fiction KelThuzad (2) – KelThuzad.
Nhan-Fiction Redeemer59 – Redeemer59.
Nhan-Fiction KelThuzad – KelThuzad.

Nhan-Fiction Kola (2)  – NfWar.
Nhan-Fiction Darkfang – Darkfang.
Nhan-Fiction 4eNNightmare – 4eNNightmare.
Nhan-Fiction Anachron – Anachron.
Nhan-Fiction Darkfang (2)  – Darkfang.


VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: All numbers can be changed. The concept, above all else, is key.

Skill Kit A (Warrior)

(Art by k1lleet.)

Maki (真希), the Shrine Maiden (Warrior)

Primary Role: Fighter

Secondary Role: Tank

HEALTH 465 (+85) ATTACK DAMAGE 54 (+2.5)
HEALTH REGEN. 5.7 (+0.8) ATTACK SPEED 0.655 (+3.1%)
ENERGY 200 ARMOR 16.3 (+3.65)
ENERGY REGEN. 50 MAGIC RES. 30 (+1.25)
RANGE 175 (Melee) MOV. SPEED 350

I: Devotion
Nhan-Fiction NfWar (2)
INNATE: Maki regains 10 energy and lowers the cooldowns on her abilities by 0.5 seconds whenever she is hit by an enemy champion or monster’s basic attack.

Q: Fervent Burst
Nhan-Fiction Paladon
ACTIVE: Maki lunges forward to a target, dealing physical damage in an area and gaining bonus attack speed for 3 seconds.

If the target is an allied champion, they will also become untargetable for 0.75 seconds and gain the same attack speed bonus for 3 seconds.

If the target is an enemy champion, the attack speed bonus gains twice the duration instead (6 seconds.)

  • RANGE: 600
  • COOLDOWN: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
  • COST: 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60 ENERGY
  • PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 (+100% AD)
  • ATTACK SPEED BONUS: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%
  • AOE RADIUS: 250

W: Seal Evil
Nhan-Fiction KelThuzad (2)
ACTIVE: Maki creates a ring around herself for 4 seconds. Enemies who touch the ring take magic damage and are sealed inside the area for 1 second. They are able to move inside, but they are unable to escape. Enemies can only be sealed and damaged once.

  • RANGE: 300
  • COOLDOWN: 14
  • MAGIC DAMAGE: 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 (+75% AP)

E: Divine Wave
Nhan-Fiction Redeemer59
PASSIVE: Enemies facing Maki within 700 units have their attack damage reduced. This effect is halved against minions.

ACTIVE: Maki releases a shockwave in a 50° cone in front of her, taunting all enemies hit and dealing physical damage. Taunted enemies have their attack damage reduced by double the passive amount.

  • RANGE: 650
  • COST: 70 / 65 / 60 / 55 / 50 ENERGY
  • ATTACK REDUCTION: 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12
  • DOUBLED ATTACK REDUCTION: 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 24
  • PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+80% Bonus AD)
  • TAUNT DURATION: 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5

R: Exorcise

ACTIVE: Maki purges the area around her of evil spirits, dealing magic damage to all enemies within range and disabling buffs and shields on them for 3 seconds. Enemies on the outer edge of the area of effect suffer half the damage and debuff duration (1.5 seconds.)

  • RANGE: 550
  • COOLDOWN: 120 / 110 / 100
  • MAGIC DAMAGE: 200 / 300 / 400 (+100% AP)
  • REDUCED MAGIC DAMAGE: 100 / 150 / 200 (+50% AP)

Skill Kit B (Archer)

(Art by k1lleet.)

Maki (真希), the Shrine Maiden (Archer)

Primary Role: Marksman

HEALTH 465 (+85) ATTACK DAMAGE 50 (+3)
HEALTH REGEN. 4.8 (+0.8) ATTACK SPEED 0.625 (+3.5%)
MANA 175 (+35) ARMOR 10.2 (+3.25)
MANA REGEN. 7.1 (+0.7) MAGIC RES. 30 (+0)
RANGE 650 (Ranged) MOV. SPEED 325

I: Inner Peace

INNATE: Maki’s attack damage is increased by 15% / 20% / 25% when there are no enemy champions within 400 units of her.

Q: Heavenly Arrow

ACTIVE: Maki fires a spirit arrow to the target location, and can then fire it in a new direction within the next 3 seconds (for no additional mana cost).

Enemies hit by the arrow take physical damage. Heavenly Arrow’s damage to subsequent enemies is reduced by 10% for every enemy hit, to a minimum of 50%. Enemies take half damage if they are hit by Heavenly Arrow for a second time.

  • RANGE: 700 (Max of 1400)
  • COOLDOWN: 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8
  • COST: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 MANA
  • PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 20 / 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 (+100% AD)
  • MINIMUM DAMAGE: 10 / 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 (+50% AD)
  • MAXIMUM DAMAGE: 30 / 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 (+150% AD)

W: Spirit Caller

ACTIVE: Maki fires two additional shots on her next attack that will fly toward the closest two targets, prioritizing champions.

Each of her shots will spawn a spirit in front of the target, which will remain in place for 0.5 seconds. They explode at the end of their duration, dealing magic damage to surrounding units and silencing them. Enemies take 50% damage from secondary detonations and cannot be hit by more than one arrow.

  • COOLDOWN: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
  • COST: 70 MANA
  • MAGIC DAMAGE: 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+50% AP)
  • MAXIMUM DAMAGE: 140 / 210 / 280 / 350 / 420 (+100% AP)
  • SILENCE: 0.6 / 0.7 / 0.8 / 0.9 / 1

E: Blessed Ground

 Maki’s basic attacks and spells apply one Blessed Mark on her targets, up to a maximum of five. Can apply Blessed Marks on multiple targets at a time. Blessed Marks last up to 7 seconds.

ACTIVE: Maki throws a charm at a target point, which after a 0.5 second delay, rapidly expands outward into a ring. All enemies hit by the ring will take magic damage and be slowed for 1 second, consuming their Blessed Marks.

For every Blessed Mark, the target takes additional magic damage and is slowed for 0.25 extra seconds, to a maximum of 2.25 seconds.

  • RANGE: 800
  • COST: 60 MANA
  • SLOW: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
  • MAGIC DAMAGE: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+50% AP)
  • MAGIC DAMAGE PER MARK: 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 24 (+10% AP)
  • MAXIMUM DAMAGE: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+100% AP)
  • RING RADIUS: 400

R: Vengeance

ACTIVE: Maki gains vision of the target enemy champion for 7 seconds. Her attacks gain bonus range and armor penetration against the target, who will remain visible for the full duration.

Her attacks can pass through enemies and damage them, applying on-hit effects and dealing 10% less damage to subsequent targets, up to a minimum of 30%.

  • RANGE: 800 / 900 / 1000
  • COOLDOWN: 110 / 90 / 70
  • COST: 100 MANA
  • BONUS RANGE: 150 / 250 / 350
  • ARMOR PENETRATION: 30% / 40% / 50%


Maki’s English Voice

(Art by Ruka.)

The full voice set will be added later. English demo by LilyPichu.

NOTE: ** = Sound effect.

Upon Selection

– “Divine God, guide me!”


– “Evil spirits, begone!”

– **Battle cry.

– “Unforgivable!”

– “Rest in peace.”

– “Without hesitation!”

– “Don’t give up!”

– “Fight with faith!”

– “Divine punishment!”

– “GO!”

– **Battle yell.

– “How unpleasant!”

– “Be strong!”


– “Don’t be foolish.”

– “A prayer for victory.”

– “It will be all right.”

– “Leave it to me.”

– “Believe in yourself.”

– “Do your best, summoner.”

– “I despise demons.”

– **Recites a quick incantation. (Shiki, Fuu, Gen, Rei, Den, Gyou, Ki, Ju, Yaku, Sen.)

– “Tranquil thoughts.”

– “I sense evil nearby.”

– **Giggles softly.

– “One must seek wisdom.”

– “Mind and body, as one.”

– “Perhaps living without sin is sin in itself.”

– “A spiritual journey cleanses the soul.”

– “No time to play around.”


– “Would you like some sushi? How about a MAKI ROLL?”


– “I’ll send you to the next world, sinner!”

– “Allow me to guide you to the heavens!”

Death Sound

– **Death grunt.

– “My Lord …”

– “There’s still …”


– **Chuckles.

Maki KT
(Art by KTtheIceWolf.)

NOTE: ** = Sound effect. The Japanese voice set will be added later.

(Another special thank you to GreenMoriyama for translating Maki’s English voice set into Japanese. 本当ありがとうございました.)

Upon Selection

– “神よ、私を導いてください。”

“Kami yo, watashi wo michibiite kudasai.”


– “消え去る悪魔たちよ!”

“Kiesare, akuma-tachi yo!”
– **Battle cry.
– “許せない!”

– “ご冥福を祈ります。”

“Gomeifuku wo inorimasu.”
– “迷いはしません!”

“Mayoi wa shimasen!”
– “諦めません!”

– “戦いを投げるな!”

“Tatakai wo nageru na!”
– “信じつと戦え!”

“Shinjitsu to tatakae!”
– “天罰!”

– “行け!”

– **Battle yell.
– “不愉快です!”

“Fuyukai desu!”
– “負けるな!”



– “下らない事するな。”

“Kudaranai koto suruna.”
– “勝つための祈り。”

“Katsu tame no inori.”
– “大丈夫ですよ。”

“Daijoubu desuyo.”
– “私に任せて。”

“Watashi ni makasete.”
– “自分を信じて。”

“Jibun wo shinjite.”
– “頑張って、サモナー。”

“Ganbatte, samonaa.”
– “化け物を侮ります。”

“Bakemono wo anadorimasu.”
– **Recites a quick incantation. (Shiki, Fuu, Gen, Rei, Den, Gyou, Ki, Ju, Yaku, Sen.)
– “安らかな心。”

“Yasurakana kokoro.”
– “悪の気配、近くに感じます。”

“Aku nokehai, chikaku ni kanjimasu.”
– **Giggles softly.
– “知恵を探す必要があります。”

“Chie wo sagasu hitsuyou ga arimasu.”
– “心身、一つになり。”

“Shinshin, hitotsu ni nari.”
– “罪のない人生は真の罪かもしれない。。。”

“Tsumi no nai jinsei wa shin no tsumi kamo shirenai …”
– “心を浄めるたび。”

“Kokoro wo kiyomeru tabi.”
– “ふざける時間ではない。”

“Fuzakeru jikan dewa nai.”


– “おすしいかがですか❓太マキはどうですか?”

“Osushi ikaga desuka? FutoMAKI wa doudeshouka?”


– “異世界に送ります、罪人よ!”

“Isekai ni okurimasu, tsumibito yo!”
– “あなたを天に誘いましょう!”

“Anata wo ten ni izanaimashou!”

Death Sound

– **Death grunt.
– “神さま 。。。”

“Kami-sama …”
– “まだやるごと 。。。”

“Mada yaru goto …”


– **Chuckles.




Closing Thoughts

(Art by ajlotus.)

Thank you for checking out Maki, the Shrine Maiden!

As always, I am very grateful to everyone who has contributed toward this project with their respective talents.

I am always looking for additional artwork/other contributions for these custom champ concepts. If you are interested, please feel free to message me with what you would like to add toward Maki.

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3 thoughts on “MOBA Monday: Maki, the Shrine Maiden

  1. phoenolf February 10, 2014 / 10:24 am

    I liked the artwork of k1llet the most


  2. 貿協 April 4, 2014 / 12:07 am

    Hi there, I read your blogs on a regular basis.
    Your story-telling style is witty, keep up the good work!


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