(VERY ELABORATE, Custom Champ) Kiya, the Fervor of the Sands

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Nhan Fiction

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12-23-2012

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Originally Posted by Mytharionas View Post
Alrighty. First thing I like to look at regarding a champion are the aesthetics. Looking at Kiya, all I can say is...wow. Judging by the consistency of the various artworks, I assume you had a look set in stone already, and these pictures are amazing. I can't help but draw some comparison to Nidalee due to the body markings, but they really do look good on her. Which picture comes closest to your vision of Kiya?


Lore:
From what I can gather, Kiya is a young queen that was driven from her throne by her rebelling subjects, and her rule was one of arrogance and pride. And when things went bad for her, she retreated to the League to get help from Nasus in order to regain the faith of her followers back.

She seems like a regal figure, but with an underlying desire for revenge. It makes one wonder, does Nasus know of Kiya's intentions? Would he still be willing to help her if he did? There's a great deal of intrigue to be observed here. This is some good stuff, I gotta hand it to you.


Skills:
Just a heads up, number are not quite my forte, so to speak. My skill review will be about synergy and stuff like that.



At first glance, I was comparing it to Viktor's passive. But it seems like you have the ability to toggle through different settings on it. I can't comment on how this would affect her playstyle just yet. I'll have to take a look at the different abilities.




I see, so the skills themselves are relatively basic but are augmented by the setting on Kiya's scepter. Red for armor shred, Blue for magic vulnerability, and Yellow for preventing an enemy from coming back to the fight. This adds a decent layer of tactics to employ against different situations. As for ability itself, it's simple, but efficient.



For a support or mage, Kiya seems to have some rather physical attributes to her playstyle. Being part cat, she would have to have some agility mixed in with her repertoire. I'll have to take a look at the active.


I think i'm getting an idea on how your scepter settings are utilized. Red seems tailored to fight against AD opponents, Blue would be effective against other mages, and Yellow seems to be made for keeping enemies from running away or counter attacking. I was initially worried about having to toggle around the scepter settings, but it seems like one setting will work for a long time until you think the battle is gonna be on different terms.



A shield with a temporary aura? That's pretty nifty. In fact, i'm not entirely sure why they haven't made an ability like this in LoL already. Also, it seems i've hit the mark with my earlier analysis about the scepter settings being used for certain purposes.

My only issue is that the effectiveness of one set in a lane might make you forget that there are other settings for your scepter. But that's a issue with the player's familiarity with Kiya, not Kiya herself.



Making the ultimate a transformation like Nasus and Renekton is a nice touch. But it seems there's more to it than just the mana and healing...





She summons evil cat mummies to cling to her enemies? That is hands down the most adorable ability i've ever seen. I mean sure, the damage is nifty, the vision is useful and the slow is powerful, but that's not why people will use it. They'll use it because she summons angry kittens to hug your enemies!

If Riot actually added Kiya to the roster, I bet 90% of the playerbase would buy her on day 1 solely for that ability, myself included.


Final Thoughts:
This is usually the section where I tell you what you've done right, and what needs improvement. Kiya's aesthetics are amazing for what you aim to accomplish. Her story is great for what you want to get across, as well as having a layer of mystery as far as her plan is concerned. Her abilities look pretty awesome as well. You even have incredible artwork to go along with her.

Thing is, there's nothing I can say regarding what needs improvement. Kiya's skillset is easy to use and fairly adaptable without being bland. Her scepter toggle has a high skill cap but won't be clunky in the hands of less experienced players. There is literally nothing about Kiya that I can critique.


In fact, one might even call her a purrfect concept!


P.S. If you want to review one of my champions, you can find them at the index. Feel free to look at any one you want, but I would prefer if you looked at Natalya or Sebastian. Also, if you want skin ideas, here are my ideas:

Primal Kiya - Instead of Kiya's natural grey, she would have orange or gold skin with black stripes, similar to a Bengal tiger. Her limbs would be a darker orange while her face and torso would be gradually lighter shades, but the stripes remain black regardless of position. Of course, her fine white garb would be out of place here, so you could replace that with dark leather armaments adorned with primitive paintings, bones and feathers instead of gold and jewels. Her scepter could be an engraved bludgeon with a skull on the top. Her ultimate could be tiger cubs making small roaring sounds.

Hello Kiya - Instead of her grey, make her skin a stark white with no stripes. Her outfit would be reminiscent of something Hello Kitty would wear. Perhaps a gaudy pink dress and a red bow in her hair. Basically, make her look cute and giddy. Her scepter could be a sparkly pink and white princess wand with a glowing heart on top. As for her ultimate, mewing white kittens with cartoonish proportions. When they cling to an enemy, they purr and make little hearts appear over the target.
Thank you for your input! ^^


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Nhan Fiction

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12-23-2012

I am always looking for further artwork.


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Dux Hominum

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12-24-2012

I'm **** with artwork. I like to stick with lettering.

Therefore, I'll offer my input.


First Thought: Just how cute were you wanting to make this? My input will vary depending on the level of cuteness intended.


2. I'm really not sure whether Kiya is ranged or melee. That needs to be specified somewhere obvious.


3. It looks good, but it takes a heckuva lot of looking. You need to make this whole thing more concise. Summing it up in this thread would be nice. The lore needs to be trimmed a little, as well.
Also, how long does Kiya's race live?


4. Skins. There's more than one way to skin a cat. Many more. I've got a few suggestions.
4.1: If you can clear it with Andrew Hussie, a Nepeta skin would be awesome.
4.2: Obviously, she's a cat. Easiest way to change skin is to change breed.
4.3: She's got that vindictiveness attribute, so I'd suggest a "vengeful" skin. Red clothing, a red veil below the eyes, and lengthened claws with an appearance of blood on them. Basically angry and bloody all over.
4.4: Princess Kiya. Just a run-of-the-mill Princess with a pink dress and conical hat.
4.5: Active Kiya. Full-on 80's workout clothing & hairstyle.Leg warmers, spandex, headbands, the whole nine [strike]lives[/strike] yards.


Good job, and I look forward to seeing the final version.


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Dux Hominum

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12-24-2012

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I'm **** with artwork.
I'm pretty darn sure I didn't swear there. Strict language filter.


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Nhan Fiction

Senior Member

12-24-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dux Hominum View Post
I'm **** with artwork. I like to stick with lettering.

Therefore, I'll offer my input.


First Thought: Just how cute were you wanting to make this? My input will vary depending on the level of cuteness intended.


2. I'm really not sure whether Kiya is ranged or melee. That needs to be specified somewhere obvious.


3. It looks good, but it takes a heckuva lot of looking. You need to make this whole thing more concise. Summing it up in this thread would be nice. The lore needs to be trimmed a little, as well.
Also, how long does Kiya's race live?


4. Skins. There's more than one way to skin a cat. Many more. I've got a few suggestions.
4.1: If you can clear it with Andrew Hussie, a Nepeta skin would be awesome.
4.2: Obviously, she's a cat. Easiest way to change skin is to change breed.
4.3: She's got that vindictiveness attribute, so I'd suggest a "vengeful" skin. Red clothing, a red veil below the eyes, and lengthened claws with an appearance of blood on them. Basically angry and bloody all over.
4.4: Princess Kiya. Just a run-of-the-mill Princess with a pink dress and conical hat.
4.5: Active Kiya. Full-on 80's workout clothing & hairstyle.Leg warmers, spandex, headbands, the whole nine [strike]lives[/strike] yards.


Good job, and I look forward to seeing the final version.
Kiya is ranged. ^^


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Nhan Fiction

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12-24-2012

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Originally Posted by Dux Hominum View Post
I'm pretty darn sure I didn't swear there. Strict language filter.
What did you say?


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Dux Hominum

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12-25-2012

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Originally Posted by Nhan Fiction View Post
What did you say?
I think I said ****, or something along those lines.


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Dux Hominum

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12-25-2012

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I think I said ****, or something along those lines.
I did.
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Gets censored here XD


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Nhan Fiction

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12-25-2012

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I did.
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Gets censored here XD
XD

Merry Christmas!


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Naezma

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12-26-2012

Furry alert.
Furry alert.


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