Academics have bonus Attack Damage and Ability Power. They also learn from their allies, gaining and additional bonus whenever an ally casts their Ability.
Certain allies are cloaked in shadows, gaining 60 Armor, 60 Magic Resist and 20% Omnivamp (healing for a percentage of all damage dealt.)
Innate: Colossi are bigger, more powerful, and immune to crowd control effects. However, each Colossus requires 2 team slots.