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1 Growth 18 1 Growth 18
Health 480 (+52) 1364 Attack damage 42 (+2.5) 84.5
Health regen. 0.3 (+0.0015) Attack speed 10 (+1.5%) 35.5%
Mana 255 (+40) 935 Armor 2 (+0.5) 10.5
Mana regen. 0.3 (+0.003) Magic resist. (+)
Attack range 200 Mov. speed 225

Tabu, the Voodoo Shaman Tabu, the Voodoo Shaman is a canceled champion.

The Voodoo Shaman

As one of the few remaining voodoo shamans of Jugos, Tabu took it upon himself to educate the populace of his culture's twisted and remarkable powers. Traveling from town to town with local gypsies, Tabu acquired quite a large collection of shrunken heads, shriveled ears, and wispy vials which held living souls. Tabu didn't have as much luck selling these wares as he expected.


Tabu was discovered in the beta files but, ever since then, has been canceled. Thematic similarities suggest he might have been inspired by Zharvakko, the Witch Doctor from Dota 2, and visual and gameplay similarities seem to indicate he might have been reworked into who is now Swain Swain.

Confirmation of his cancelation came in the 2010 Harrowing map skin for Summoner's Rift, where a coffin containing Tabu (along with two others each containing Averdrian Averdrian and Gavid Gavid) could be seen, effectively serving as the final 'nail in the coffin'.

The presented information is extracted from Closed Beta 1 (25-Mar-2009)[1], where he is referred as "48th Slave". There are minor wording adjustments for this presentation.



Tabu Enfeeble.png

Aura: Enemies around Tabu deal 15% reduced damage.

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Tabu Tattoo.png

Active: Links Tabu to an enemy or allied champion for 20 seconds.

While linked to an enemy, a percentage of the damage taken by either is also shared with the other. While linked to an ally, the same percentage instead shares the Heal power icon.png healing one receives.

Shared Damage or Healing:
50% / 60% / 70% / 80% / 90%

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The icon is named "Wave of Loathing".

Circle of Ancestors

Tabu Wave of Loathing.png

Active: Tabu curses the targeted area, damaging all enemy units and Heal power icon.png healing all allied units within.

100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300
50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150

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Tabu Pacify.png

Active: Tabu Silence icon.pngDisarm icon.png pacifies the target enemy unit for a few seconds.

4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6

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Soul Drain

Tabu Soul Drain.png

Active: Tabu Channeling icon.png tethers himself to the target and attempts to steal its soul, dealing damage to it while regenerating for the same amount each second.

75 / 115 / 150

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Icons only.