Item Preview – The Storm

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Delta Sniper

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11-14-2012

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Originally Posted by HowardDeanFan View Post
Okay, another important question.

Vaynes "Silver Bolts?" Because dropping that x 3 in a team fight seems wrong.
Vayne was mentioned in the notes as not applying it 3 times only once on the main target.


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RexSaur

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11-14-2012

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Xypherous does this work with Kog'Maws W? Because that seems like it could be a bit strong.
I doubt it'll be that strong for late game ad carries since it doesnt scale with crit, i doubt everyone will suddenly go on hit adcs instead of ad/crit adcs, unless IE and PD gets massively nerfed.

Dont see a point to build on hit kog when a IE PD kog can probably kill 3 targets faster than with this item and a on hit build.


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Electronic Ice

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11-14-2012

Do those bolts add Twitch's poison to the targets?


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Ishinokao

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11-14-2012

Tanky ap itemz plz


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AHH PLAYGU

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11-14-2012

I'm interested to know how this will react with Kog's W, as an avid Kog fan this seems like it will be a must buy =/


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Sylvr

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11-14-2012

So at level 13, a Caitlyn attacking 3 targets from a bush will Headshot every shot (against her primary target)?


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Internet

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11-14-2012

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Imagine when he ults and instantly drops near max stacks on the entire enemy team.

Dear god Twitch is gonna be strong.
Yeah. I don't want him to get nerfed based on a freaking item!

And his ult will only drop max stacks if they position right. But i can see how its be O_O:;


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HeyLPG

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11-14-2012

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Hey guys. If you haven’t already, check out my [url2="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=31152189"]initial post[/url2] about the itemization changes you’ll be seeing during the preseason. Today I thought I’d reveal a new item we can’t wait for you to get your hands on.

Ranged Carries traditionally have had the role of completely and utterly dominating a single target through high-capacity damage. However, many of our AD carries also have a substantial amount of Area of Effect damage that they currently are unable to specialize into. This leads them to an interesting paradox – I am a carry with strong Area of Effect damage, but I must itemize single target damage to stay relevant.

What if we could give you an alternative?

First of all, let’s examine what this item actually does:

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Hurricane allows your ranged basic attacks to fire secondary bolts at nearby targets. These bolts cannot critically strike but can trigger your other on-hit effects, such as Varus’ Blighted Quiver in the above example. This allows characters like Varus or Miss Fortune, already strong Area of Effect damage dealers, to specialize into Area of Effect damage if they’d like to do so.

Let’s delve further into specifics:

1. Hurricane triggers each time you attack.
2. Hurricane is not an on-hit proc, nor does it trigger off of spells or abilities like Mystic Shot or Double Up that apply on-hit effects.
3. Hurricane deals 50% of your total attack damage.
4. Hurricane applies the full effect of on-hit effects with each bolt.

Taking this further, let’s explore how Hurricane interacts with various champion abilities:

Varus – Applies Blighted Quiver on everyone hit, which can then get triggered by his other spells.
Caitlyn – Gains one stack of Headshot for each target hit. Fires Headshot only at the primary target.
Graves – Reduces the cooldown of Quickdraw for 2 seconds for each target hit.
Miss Fortune – Applies and stacks Impure Shots on every target hit. Activating Impure Shots will apply Grievous wounds to every target hit.

Champions that synergize poorly with Hurricane would be:

Ezreal – Doesn’t really have any effects that synergize with Hurricane.
Vayne – Silver bolts only applies on the primary target and requires consecutive hits to proc, thus Hurricane is mostly wasted.

We hope that Hurricane opens up some interesting build paths for AD carries looking to specialize in area of effect damage. While Hurricane certainly isn’t for every ranged character, we do hope that Hurricane allows carries to diverge from the standard path of single target damage in favor of a more AoE centric build they can use to gun down multiple opponents at the same time.

-Xypherous

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Will this work on Ashes arrows?


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Missingbird

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11-14-2012

Real real quick question.

With this proc on Twitch's Spray and Pray? Or is that considered a spell for the duration?