A New Champion Approaches: Nocturne, the Eternal Nightmare

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ZenonTheStoic

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03-10-2011
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Lore:

Before Nocturne, people believed that dreams were figments of their imaginations, meaningless images that flashed through the mind when one slept. This belief was put to the test when a rash of sleep-related incidents started afflicting summoners of the League. Some would wake up screaming, terrified and beyond consolation. Some could not fall asleep, slowly going mad as the nights ticked by. Some simply never woke up. Physicians were baffled until a Field Architect happened to pass out next to a nexus on The Twisted Treeline. Witnesses said he cried out once and then stopped breathing. Immediately after, magical energy arced out from the nexus, and Nocturne appeared.

Nocturne did not take his introduction to this world kindly. He slaughtered everything he could find before summoners were able to magically confine him. After a period of intense study, League experts divined that Nocturne hunted summoners in their sleep, attacking them in a place where their magic was useless. This seemed to be his only purpose. The families of the victims demanded justice, but League officials were concerned that death might only return Nocturne to the place from which he came. They bound him to a nexus fragment, trapping him in the physical world. As punishment for his crimes, they allowed summoners to call upon Nocturne in League matches, bending his will to the summoners he hates and creating his own personal nightmare. League scholars donít know whether he truly came from the plane of dreams, or whether there are any more like him. Some theorize that the summoning act affected summonersí the subconscious minds, luring Nocturne to them in their sleep. Perhaps the most disturbing theory is that Nocturne is a personís nightmare come to life. If this is true, they wonder, who is the dreamer?

ďThe darkness is closing in... itís pitch black now... but I can still see him...Ē -Kelvin Ma, patient #4236

Abilities:

Duskbringer: Nocturne throws a shadow blade which deals damage, leaves a Dusk Trail, and causes champions to leave a Dusk Trail. While on the trail, Nocturne ignores unit collision and has increased Movement Speed.

Shroud of Darkness: Nocturne empowers his blades, passively gaining attack speed. Activating Shroud of Darkness allows Nocturne fades into the shadows, creating a magical barrier which blocks a single enemy spell and doubles his passive attack speed if successful.

Unspeakable Horror: Nocturne plants a nightmare into his target's mind, dealing damage each second and fearing the target if they do not get out of range by the end of the duration.

Paranoia (Ultimate): Nocturne reduces the sight radius of all enemy champions and removes their ally vision in the process. He can then launch himself at a nearby enemy champion.

Umbra Blades (Passive): Every 10 seconds, Nocturne's next attack strikes surrounding enemies for physical damage and heals himself for each target hit. Nocturne's physical attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.


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Elemenofi

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03-10-2011

GG


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Shiroikiri

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03-10-2011

Woot! Exciting ^.^

Wow, you stick his ult & TF's ult together, all of a sudden they have teammates dropping left & right cause you can see their team but they can't see each other! lol.


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Sunbro Pumbaa

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03-10-2011

Ooh.


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CodeX

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03-10-2011

New hero = awesomeness

Wait wut? spectre????


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Dyloslawer

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03-10-2011

wow thats early


inb4 candlejack jok


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MetalGrunt

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03-10-2011

I am sooooo buying this champion right when he comes out
*Opens wallet*


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Alrex

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03-10-2011

...i thought we were getting another stealth champ... oh well


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Ataraxia Hollow

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03-10-2011

Mercurial plus The lAdy from HoN..
=)))


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zubey

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03-10-2011

Sounds jungley