Lissandra, the Ice Witch, revealed

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Miron Forestria

Junior Member

04-03-2013

"Hey, we heard you like Zhonyasticks, so we put a Zhonyas in your fiddle ult so you can Zhonya while you ult."
Add in the slow, though, and drop the damage ratio... allow you to target an enemy with it... Despite that little joke, it's still kinda cool.
I can see some scaling issues with this. Massive ones. That ult could probably totally annihilate an enemy team if used in combination with Nunu or something like that... Kinda like using Amumu with Nunu or something like that.

TBH, she kinda scares me a little too. Not due to appearance, but the combo with that ice mobility and ult. She would be a tear-worthy initiator like that.


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Tesla Effect

Recruiter

04-03-2013

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Way to rip off Chronicles of Narnia.
Barely looks like the the Ice Witch in Narnia


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Morello

Lead Designer

04-03-2013
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Originally Posted by Solzan Nemesis View Post
Like I been saying. I do not see this was a recon. Only her buying her time and tricking Ashe.
Exactly. Lissandra's been planning this for a long, long time. Fooling the Herald was no problem with how long she's been biding her time.


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Lalute

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04-03-2013

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
Meddler (Ziggs, Varus and Syndra's designer) worked on Lissandra.
Oh, you're online and posting? Can you or some other Rioters take the time to respond to how terrible the reception for new Trundle is in his thread and across the forums? It'd be super appreciated by a lot of people I'm sure


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Lurnaezel

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04-03-2013

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Originally Posted by Solzan Nemesis View Post
It was a trick to lower Ashe's guard. Now she breaks her pact to start a war. Ashe won't see it coming.
So it would've made more sence to trick Ashe, who had the barbarians at her side thanks to her marrage with Tryndramere, Nunu, Gragas in a way and even Anivia than to try to trick Sejuani who was pretty much just itching to fight Ashe for control over Freijord?

Please, they ruined the whole 3 Sister part of the original Lissandra's lore and the entire JoJ event where Lissandra joined Ashe. Ashe isn't stupid, she would've noticed something. Please read the whole JoJ that mentions Lissandra, her crowning in Rakelstake and when she swore fealty to Ashe.


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Flyingdragon51

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04-03-2013

reminds me of the novas in freezing


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Pal2002

Senior Member

04-03-2013

RIP the old Lissandra, whether retconned, murdered, never existed, who actually knows?
**** these new lore writers. They had a chance to fix make the new lore work, but decided to say **** it forcefully let's sew it together with a single line about how the new Lissandra can change history.

Here's Lissandra's beautiful old lore, may it be remembered forever with love.

Nomad Princess Mauvole dead; new leader swears fealty to Ashe
Bob Nashahago reporting from Rakelstake, Freljord

Princess Lissandra is crowned in Rakelstake after the death of Princess Mauvole – 1 August, 20 CLE
The freezing tundra of Freljord is rapidly boiling over with a tense confrontation, as the current standoff between the three tribes that have dominated the region for decades suddenly finds itself at a possible conclusion.
One of the rulers of the three tribes that control this region – Princess Mauvole, the Ice Dervish – was found dead in her quarters three days ago in the city of Rakelstake. The elders of her tribe determined the cause of death to be natural, which cleared the way for the new Princess, Lissandra , to claim her throne and the title of Ice Dervish. In Princess Lissandra ’s first act after her coronation, she stunned her new subjects as she swore fealty to another of the three Princesses of Freljord: Ashe, the Frost Archer. In addition to her royal status, Ashe is also a well-known champion within the League of Legends.
In her coronation speech, Lissandra pleaded with her people that the time had come to unite Freljord under a single banner. "For too long, we have endured hardships from external politics and internal strife. Today is the day that the citizens of the Freljord choose to end this madness, and it begins from within. It begins when we, the noble tribe of the Ice Dervish, put the needs of our people above the needs of our pride and recognize Princess Ashe... as the true power to lead Freljord, united and strong."

Lissandra’s words have seemingly swayed her kin; her coronation speech was warmly received by her tribe, and her tribe’s elders have each signaled their solidarity with their Princesses’ desire for unification. Plans have been made for Lissandra and Ashe to convene in Rakelstake within the month.

The road to Freljord unification is far from secured, as the third of the Freljord Princesses – Sejuani, the Winter's Claw – remains fiercely adamant in her opposition of the other two. "It's clear the Ice Dervish has lapsed in judgment and succumbed to the manipulations of the Frost Archer. The 'united Freljord' the naive Lissandra speaks of is nothing more than a totalitarian state wherein she kneels at the right hand of the tyrant. So long as I draw in breath, the tribe of the Winter's Claw will never sully its name next to those of such conspirators."

Upon issuing this announcement, Sejuani retreated to isolation with the elders of her tribe. This has caused concern amongst the members of the other tribes in that she may be readying for war. When questioned about the matter, Ashe issued the following comment: "We pursue a future in which our children do not have to fear their far-removed kin, and we may live again in peace in this land. Nevertheless, we Freljordians have borne the bite of countless winters, and we have not forgotten how to endure."

Barbarian Conclave Arrives in Freljord

Tryndamere honors the former Ice Dervish’s passing
Quinton Groat reporting from Rakelstake, Freljord
The modest population of Freljord was in shock this week, as hundreds of barbarians - including Tryndamere, the Barbarian King - arrived to pay respects to the late Princess Mauvole of the Ice Dervish tribe. Princess Lissandra, her successor, appeared unsurprised by the event, fueling rumors that this may have been part of the discussions in her recent summit with Princess Ashe, the Frost Archer and Tryndamere's fellow League champion. Ashe was present for the barbarian procession, and she met afterward with Tryndamere and Lissandra for a private dinner. The visiting barbarians have conducted themselves with uncharacteristic civility within Rakelstake, offering assistance to local businesses and sharing the spoils of their daily hunts.

Less than one month ago, Lissandra swore fealty to Ashe, inciting malice from the third tribe leader Princess Sejuani, the Winter's Claw . Sejuani retreated to isolation shortly after the announcement, causing speculation that she would respond to the alliance with violence, but there have been no reports of activity from the Winter's Claw tribe in the last month. The arrival of the barbarians, some predict, is a reactionary show of force by the newly united tribes. Sejuani could not be reached for questioning, and no comment was offered by any tribesman of the Winter's Claw.

Tryndamere's appearance in Freljord comes at a strange time, as the barbarians have recently militarized in response to escalating Noxian aggressions, a product of their Northern Barbarian-Pacification campaign. Tryndamere has historically spearheaded the resistance against Noxian incursion, and his absence at such a critical time has raised some eyebrows. When questioned, Tryndamere laughed, "Worry about barbarians? Save your worry for Noxus." His confidence seems not to be misplaced, as an anonymous Noxian source informs us that Pacification efforts have been stymied by unyielding barbarian patrols.

The arrival of League Emissary Gravil Torenk in Rakelstake yesterday further added to the commotion. According to local authorities, he was summoned to the Dervish Crystal Hall for an audience with Lissandra and her League guests.
League Champions Ashe and Tryndamere announce their alliance in Rakelstake, Freljord (Lissandra can be seen in the back wielding a polearm)
No announcements have been made following the meeting, but the air is charged with anticipation as citizens of Rakelstake await some explanation as to why the small city has received this bizarre influx of visitors. For our part, we were provided only with this statement from the Barbarian King, as he left the Crystal Hall en route to a nearby barbarian camp, "I don’t know why people are so curious. Freljord is a lovely place; the air has the kind of sting we barbarians can appreciate. Besides, would you decline an invitation from the Frost Archer?"


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Morello

Lead Designer

04-03-2013
6 of 25 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by Thunder Manatee View Post
Wondering. If you teleport to the claw does it stop or does it keep going, possibly allowing you to teleport to it multiple times?
Only once - it consumes the missile when you teleport.


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Professor Maple

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04-03-2013

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We've been looking for the kit to put that on since the beginning. I'm glad we could here
I'll never be able to find the thread. But a game designer at Riot (possible Morello) led us to believe that this type of skill just wasn't working/couldn't work as a satisfying skill. Something about if its slow it doesn't work as a damaging ability and if its fast then it loses everything cool about what the ability did (jumping to the projectile) over it just being a damaging blink.

I'm curious what makes this ability work here? What were the challenges you faced in placing this ability? I know the team (Meddler specifically) has been looking for a place for this ability since before December 2011 (source: http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/board...609497#5609497)


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1cedrag0n2

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04-03-2013

Cool champ

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