A New Champion Approaches: Malzahar, The Prophet of the Void

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ByronicHero

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05-19-2010
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Lore:
Many men have gone mad beneath the glare of the Shurima sun, but it was during the night's chilling embrace that Malzahar relinquished his sanity. Malzahar was born a seer, blessed with the gift of prophecy. His talent, though unrefined, promised to be one of Runeterra's greatest boons, but destiny plotted him another course; his sensitivity to the roiling tides of fate allowed other, unwelcome things to tug at his subconscious mind. In his dreams, where the veil of separation is thinnest, a sinister thing beckoned. For some time, Malzahar was able to resist its prodding solicitation, but with each passing night the voice grew louder, or perhaps deeper, until he could withstand the call no more.

He ventured into the desert without supplies, drawn by the lure of a specious charm. His destination: a lost civilization to the east, known to ancient texts as Icathia. Few believed such a place ever existed, and those who did were certain that the sands had long since devoured whatever remained. When Malzahar's cracked feet finally failed him, he found himself kneeling at the base of a bizarre crumbling obelisk. Beyond it lain the alien geometry of a ruined city and the giant decaying idols of dark and horrific gods. His eyes, seeing what others cannot, and what none should, were filled with the essence of the Void. His once shifting visions of the future were replaced with the immutable promise of Valoran beset by creatures of the Void. Standing alone, but not alone, amidst the echoing dunes, he noticed the familiar voice escape his own lips in a parched rasp, bearing three words whose weight trembled his knees: League of Legends. Now infused with the power of the void itself, Malzahar set off to the north to seek his fate.

"The land may melt, the sea may swell, the sky may fall… but They will come." -Malzahar


Abilities:
Call of the Void: Malzahar opens up two portals to the Void. After a short delay, power erupts from the portals, dealing damage and silencing all enemies caught between the portals.

Null Zone: Malzahar creates a zone which deals damage to enemies inside it. Damage is based on either a flat damage value or a percentage of the target's max health, whichever is greater.

Malefic Visions: Malzahar infects his target's mind with cruel visions of their own demise, dealing damage each second. If the target dies while afflicted by the visions, they pass the curse on to a nearby enemy unit and restore mana to Malzahar.

Nether Grasp (ultimate): Malzahar grips his target in an engulfing void of energy, dealing damage each second.

Summon Voidling (passive): After casting 5 spells, Malzahar summons a Voidling to engage enemy units. Voidlings grow after several seconds, gaining damage and armor. After several seconds more, the Voidlings gain drastically increased attack speed.


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SyeBlaze

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05-19-2010

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Fun champ.

Must buy him.

I love Lovecraft.

Also, what is that plant thing in the screen shot? It's there! I know it! I SEE IT!

And you're posting it in the screenies.

Is this a Byron troll again? Or were you just lazy and grabbed from Leaguecraft's screenies?


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Ronoh

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05-19-2010

The rename is soooo lame. But the champion is fun.


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ShadowSoldi3r

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05-19-2010

I must buy him but I think his passive will become op


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Swampėrt

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05-19-2010

Costume looks niceeeeeeeeeeeeee.


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CrazyKing453

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05-19-2010

This guy sounds so sweet. More minions every 5 spells? Yes please!!!


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TheLies

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05-19-2010

Is it just me, or is the void spell colors amazing. Well done, Riot, if his skins are pretty enough you may have just gotten some RP out of me.


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UAC LZsteelers

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05-19-2010

Nice


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Jeszra

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05-19-2010

pretty neat champion. i am somewhat biased because he is close to a champ i designed, also from the void.

its neat to see more champions with damage over time abilities. right now they are fairly scarce (mord ult and zil bombs come to mind).


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xviruz

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05-19-2010

yesss another void thing !! just love it...