Ayano utilizes the stance mechanic. All her non-ultimate abilities are considered stances. Switching stances sets off a 2 second static global cooldown.
Emotions, virtues, behaviors...each can be represented by a mask, a face. With different shapes and colors, masks symbolizes a bit of reality. Ayano, a ceremonial dancer in Ionia was given a hundred masks by a mysterious Ionian royalty but it turns out those masks were more of curses than gifts. Ayano was tasked to perform a dance that will feature a hundred different routines using the hundred masks she was given. She was given a hundred days to prepare and each day she mastered one mask routine. During the dance she performed brilliantly with captivating movements which conveyed the meaning of each mask accurately. She left all those who watched her in awe. After the dance she was given many rewards and when she tried to smile as she took the items, she couldn't....she rushed to a nearby mirror and tried to smile again but she couldn't...her ability to smile was gone and when she felt she was about to cry, her face remained cold and unmoved as tears fall down her face. With heavy heart she went back and when she saw the royalty once more she gazed at the person without any expression, no matter how strong she raged and cried inside. With a frozen face, she ran away with the hundred masks given to her. After a year of wandering, she met a kind spirit who enchanted her masks so that a mask will appear on her face representing what she feels.