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Touhou LoL - Merlin, the Poltergeist Trumpeter

1 Growth 18 1 Growth 18
Health 450 (+84) Attack damage 45 (+2.7)
Health regen. 7 (+ 0.75) Attack speed 0.658 (+3%)
Mana 225 (+45) Armor 12 (+3.3)
Mana regen. 5.5 (+0.45) Magic resist. 30
Attack range 200 Mov. speed N/A

Merlin, the Poltergeist Trumpeter is a custom Touhou champion in League of Legends.


Merlin Happy Live
MCLucky Merlin P

Merlin's trumpet releases an aura that increases affected allies' attack speed by 5%. This effect is tripled for 3 seconds whenever Merlin uses an ability.

  • Radius: 900

A Haunted Miles
RANGE: 450
COST: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 mana
MCLucky Merlin Q

Active: Merlin blasts a music note to a target enemy, dealing magic damage and taunts it. If this ability is used while Merlin's trumpet is on someone else, the enemy is taunted to the holder of the trumpet instead.

  • Magic damage: 70 / 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 (+ 70% AP)
  • Duration: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2
  • Projectile Speed: 4000

Ghost Clifford
RANGE: 1000
COST: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 mana
COOLDOWN: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
MCLucky Merlin W

Active: Merlin solidifies streams of music and fires it in an X-shape, dealing magic damage. If an enemy take damage from both streams, they are stunned for 1 second.

  • Magic damage per stream: 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 15% magic resistance) (+ 15% armor)
  • Projectile speed: 1400

Hino Phantasm
RANGE: 900
COST: 50 mana
MCLucky Merlin E

Passive: Merlin's attacks deal bonus magic damage. In addition, she gains bonus armor for each attack, at a maximum of 4 stacks.

  • Magic damage: 10 / 16 / 22 / 28 / 34 (+ 1% bonus health)
  • Armor bonus: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10

Active: Merlin conjures her trumpet to a target ally for 3 seconds or until the distance between each other exceeds 1200. While in this state, the trumpet casts abilities instead of Merlin and Merlin gains bonus movement speed for 3 seconds.

  • Movement speed bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%

Spirit of Louis
RANGE: 800
COST: 100 mana
COOLDOWN: 120 / 110 / 100
MCLucky Merlin R

Active: Merlin fires two large music notes at a target direction on a V shape, detonating on the first enemy it hits, dealing magic damage and applies Frenzy to enemies in an area. Enemies with Frenzy has bonus 20% attack speed, but deals physical damage to themselves whenever they attack or magic damage when they use abilities. Merlin's ability cooldowns are reduced by 0.5 seconds per damaged enemy unit and 1 second per damaged enemy champion.

  • Magic damage: 90 / 180 / 270 (+ 40% AP)
  • Attack rebound damage: 1% / 2% / 3% of enemy's max health
  • Ability rebound damage: 4% / 7% / 10% of enemy's max health
  • Duration: 2 / 3 / 4
  • Radius: 400
  • Projectile speed: 1200

Notes and Nonsense

The Prismriver sisters consist of 3 members - MCLucky Lunasa Lunasa, Merlin and MCLucky Lyrica Lyrica. Merlin is the middle sister of the three. All three of them aren't actually the real sisters, but poltergeists created by the late Layla Prismriver, who is the youngest of the actually four sisters, not three. As poltergeists they are mere images of what they are commanded to imitate as. Merlin is the most lively of the three, with a wild and optimistic personality. She has the ability to generate very exciting music with her possessed trumpet, enough to make people overexert on their stamina limits, never resting until they break themselves both physically and mentally. Her abilities are named after legendary trumpet players, who are mostly passed away.

"No matter what the situation, never forget your happy soul!"
Merlin Prismriver
  • Passive: As I said previously, all of the sister's weapons can be separated from them with their E ability. Unlike the other two however, Merlin provides a positive aura, true to her personality.
  • Q: Single target hard CC. Deals magic damage and taunts them. You may use Hino Phantasm to extend your range, and can be followed up with Ghost Clifford to lockdown an enemy. This ability's name is named after the late Miles Davis, the American jazz player who went professional by the age of 16, and only second to Louis Armstrong when it comes to trumpets. It's also a wordplay of "A Hundred Miles".
  • W: Skillshot conditional stun. Use it to follow up after A Haunted Miles, and quite deadly if someone jumps on you in melee range, which Lunasa excels at kiting away. This ability's name is named after late Clifford Brown, famous for being the most influential jazz player in America, who sadly died young after a car accident.
  • E: Provides Merlin an on-hit effect on her attacks and provides bonus armor stacks. Additionally, she may extend her range by sticking her trumpet to an ally, and abilities will be fired out of the trumpet instead. In addition, Merlin gains bonus movement speed for a short while. This ability's name is named after Terumasa Hino, who is the most famous trumpet player in Asia, who is also the only trumpet player still alive and is not an American here.
  • R: AoE nuke ultimate. Best used when there's a huge bunch of enemies clumped together when they want to initiate, as the debuff is great the moment teamfight starts. This ability is named after the late Louis Armstrong, a household name after songs like "What a Wonderful World" and "La Vie En Rose".

Theoretical Item Build

Summoner's Rift
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Doran's Shield item Aegis of the Legion item Wit's End item
Offensive Blade of the Ruined King item Iceborn Gauntlet item Atma's Impaler item
Defensive Sunfire Cape item Warmog's Armor item Abyssal Scepter item Frozen Heart item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item


Upon selection
  • "Ooh, you look interesting."
  • "Nobody has ever escaped my performance alive."
  • "Live it up!"
  • "Not enough tension!."
  • "Horrible noise. Mine's better."
  • "You shouldn't be that solemn!"
  • "Loud sounds are the best!"
  • "Listen to my performance!"
  • "Lively!"
  • "Stop being a party spoiler!"
  • "Don't feel sad."
  • "Let's jazz this up!"
  • "Fast and furious!"
  • "React quickly."
  • "Are you happy?"
  • "But of course, my music's the best!"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Don't relax now!"
  • "Well why don't you say so?"
  • "No time to be sad."
  • "Where's the next performance?"
  • "Smile through every obstacle."
  • "Party!"
  • "Hey, a depressing song like that is no good!"
  • "Come now, that's a lukewarm performance!"
  • "Hey, if you listen to my performance you'll be happy!"

Merlin excels at locking down single target enemies. Her kit screams fighter-tank hybrid, who can fight lengthy fights no problem. She can be built full tank, but it won't be using her full potential. Lyrica will be the last of the three, stay tune again, more lively this time!--Mineko Charat Lucky (talk) 10:00, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

Awesome Music Time

Ghostly Band ~ Phantom Ensemble

Session 007 ~ Phantasmal Tuning04:03

Session 007 ~ Phantasmal Tuning

La Vie en Rose

La vie en rose - Louis Armstrong03:26

La vie en rose - Louis Armstrong

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