League of Legends: Create a Champion Exercise
I thought it would be healthy as a designer to design things for other games such as League of Legends. While having a discussion about the recent champions coming out and the direction Riot is taking the game I incidentally started writing on my clipboard and instantly I had a champion. My friend who is also a designer looked it over and gave me his input which finalized the design. So here is a sketch of the champion, his back story, and his skills.
Marx, The Sage
Marx is a prophetic sage that has been meditating for some time in the mountains. He envisioned an overwhelming of the void through a mage that harbors it. Setting out he took with him Ying and Yang two intelligent greatswords that only sages of his order can wield. Searching for the person he saw in his visions he learns of Malzahar. Seeing that Malzahar is part of the League Marx decides to join as well, his goal is to confront Malzahar and stop his visions of a void filled future from coming true.
Passive: Sage Fervor - Gains attack speed per missing percent of mana and all basic attacks deal magic damage.
(Less mana = more attack speed).
Q: Sword Bolt - Marx throws a magical sword at his target.
(Single Target Nuke that deals damage and causes a 10 second debuff that increases mana cost of the target by 15%. Damage increased based on % of AD).
W: Arcane Web - Marx create a magical web on the ground snaring and slowing targets.
(Ground AoE, short root then slow within zone).
E: Mana Burn - Marx uses Ying and Yang to drain the mana of his target restoring his own mana.
(Activate: Marx basic attacks steal 1-5% mana. Passive: If Marx’s mana is full he heals for the mana burn).
R: Final Word - Marx places a zone at his feet that silences all enemies and allies within it.
(Places a zone where Marx is standing for a brief period of time. All enemies and allies are considered silenced when inside the zone. This includes Marx skills as well).
This champion would be a melee dps and mage killer. His synergy lies within using skills to lose mana gaining faster attack speed. He can use his CC to keep enemies in a location for him to drop his ultimate then us his increased attack speed to damage fleeing units. Or he can save his ultimate for moments when team fights go bad and enabling his team to escape.
Well me and my usual group of LoL friends decided to do our first Ranked match. It was rather great job. I had an epic moment of my entire team dead and juking in and out of woods using traps as I ran from their top 2nd turret all the way home. On the way I killed Kassadin and an Ashe with Shen attempting to teleport in.
Well it is another DPS with Boobs, and I would love to see another Tank but I am still happy with this champ. I love the range and the general play of the champion. She has low health, but a lot of survivability with combos of skills and summoner spells. Damage can get crazy good with the right items.
I find this to be funny, hopefully you guys can enjoy it too.
On the topic of League of Legends, I would like to announce that this is my first and worst losing streak. I have lost 10 games in a row…I am sad yes was it my fault? Maybe but I cannot sit around and let my um, unfit teammates go unpunished.
With all seriousness I can’t seem to get into a good game of pugs, I never have much problems but I get focused a lot because I am usually a huge threat. Even still I don’t die much, just those times when my team is dumb.
Irelia, Will of the Blades
I am a League of Legends player and I felt that I should throw up little commentaries on characters when I have some free time. This wont be an in depth description, review, or analysis just my thoughts on the champ.
I have been playing Irelia recently. She is a new champion and yet another female DPS. We need more TANKS!!! Riot. Anyways Irelia is fun, she is different from your normal DPS because she has survivability that comes from her attacks. Her W and R abilities give her health back. W is her Hitan Style and it gives her health back every basic attack similar to Warwick’s passive but better. Her R ability gives her a % of health back based on the damage she does with the attack. The ability summons 4 giant daggers that the player can then throw at will in the direction their mouse is. So almost dead running away from enemy champs shooting them with daggers is a great escape.
Not the best sounding but I give them props for making it. It is things like this that make the internet a wonderful place. League of Legends love.
Bring me my Cape of Suns, bring all 5.
League of Legends is a fun game surrounded by too much competition and no “fun.” Sometimes you have to find ways to entertain or improve the amount of fun in the game.