A New Champion Approaches: Kog'Maw, the Mouth of the Abyss

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0lKiddol0

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06-22-2010

amazing passive!!!


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Lore:
When the prophet Malzahar was reborn in Icathia, he was led there by an ominous voice which thereafter anchored itself to his psyche. From within, this voice bestowed upon him terrible purpose, and though Malzahar was no longer tormented by its call, the voice did not cease its unrelenting summons. This baleful beacon's gentle flicker -- now fastened to Runeterra -- drew forth a putrid beast that ambled across a threshold it did not understand, widening a fissure between spaces which were never meant to meet. There amongst the haunting ruins of Icathia, Kog'Maw manifested in Valoran with unsettling curiosity. The spark which led him to Runeterra teased him still, urging him gently towards Malzahar. It also encouraged him to familiarize himself with his new environment, to the stark horror of everything he encountered on his journey.

The enchanting colors and aromas of Runeterra intoxicated Kog'Maw, and he explored the fruits of the strange world the only way he knew how: by devouring them. At first he sampled only the wild flora and fauna he happened across. As he traversed the parched Tempest Flats, however, he came upon a tribe of nomads. Seemingly unhampered by conventional rules of physics, Kog'Maw consumed every nomad and any obstacles they put in his way, amounting to many times his own mass and volume. The most composed of his victims may have had time to wonder if this was due to the caustic enzymes which stung the ground as they dripped from his gaping mouth, although such musings were abruptly concluded. When his wake of catastrophe reached the Institute of War, an enthusiastic Malzahar greeted him with an enticing prospect: taste the best Runeterra could offer…on the Fields of Justice.

"If that's just hungry, I don't want to see angry." -- Tryndamere, the Barbarian King

Abilities:
Bio-Arcane Barrage: Kog'Maw's attacks gain range and deal a percent of the target's maximum health as magic damage.

Void Ooze: Kog'Maw launches a peculiar ooze which damages all enemies it passes through and leaves a trail which slows enemies who stand on it.

Caustic Spittle: Passive: Increases armor penetration. Active: Kog'Maw launches a corrosive projectile which deals magic damage and doubles his passive armor penetration for 4 seconds (Removes the passive until available again).

Living Artillery (Ultimate): Kog'Maw fires a living artillery shell at a great distance dealing damage and revealing targets. Additionally, multiple Living Artilleries in a short period of time cause them to cost additional mana.

Icathian Surprise (Passive): Upon dying, Kog'Maw starts a chain reaction in his body which causes him to detonate after 4 seconds; dealing magic damage to surrounding enemies.
I just thought of something, what if he could eat other champion corpses? And restore health or something like that.

Would be pretty cool.


Edit:And eating minion bodies and be able to spit them out and do damage. Edit2:OR being able to eat them and regain health and mana.

Now that would be a useful ability.


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MrHokage

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Yes! Bolster the ugly as !@#$ line of champions!


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Yugthrad

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06-22-2010

I am sure it has been brought up a lot, and I don't want to read a million pages, but man the lore is super fail when you look at his abilities.

Devour, Consume, Taste, eat....
Not a single ability having to do with him eating at all. Not even close to something similar. If anything it would seem that he doesn't enjoy eating at all and is rather an anorexic with his ultimate cuz he throws up constantly through out the match.

Very confusing champion to me that doesn't seem like the lore team, and the character dev team were on the same thought process at all.

He looks to be a fun character, but his lore... just way off base when describing the character and what he appears to do while being played on the field of champions.


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Chaoticon

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06-22-2010

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I am sure it has been brought up a lot, and I don't want to read a million pages, but man the lore is super fail when you look at his abilities.

Devour, Consume, Taste, eat....
Not a single ability having to do with him eating at all. Not even close to something similar. If anything it would seem that he doesn't enjoy eating at all and is rather an anorexic with his ultimate cuz he throws up constantly through out the match.

Very confusing champion to me that doesn't seem like the lore team, and the character dev team were on the same thought process at all.

He looks to be a fun character, but his lore... just way off base when describing the character and what he appears to do while being played on the field of champions.

Maybe everyone is looking at it the wrong way. Maybe he doesn't stop eating before matches and when summoned he gets reeeeaaalll angry, like rage angry. Instead of quitting though he spits all the food he ate out as acidic and flesh destroying liquids.


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zombamafoo

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I am getting the impression there are some warhammer 40k fans at riot. This character is a squig no denying it he even has a self destruct.
Oh man, he totally is. I can't believe I didn't notice that before.


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Valdyr

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06-22-2010

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I just thought of something, what if he could eat other champion corpses? And restore health or something like that.

Would be pretty cool.


Edit:And eating minion bodies and be able to spit them out and do damage. Edit2:OR being able to eat them and regain health and mana.

Now that would be a useful ability.
He could consume the corpses for use as ammo for his ult, Or give his ult a consume on basic creeps to use as ammo.


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Odro

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06-22-2010

Wait, does his Caustic Spittle active cause him to have double armor penetration on the enemy he hits, or is it a buff that raises his armor penetration?


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Dragon270

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06-22-2010

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magic damage + armor pen = synergy



Revive Kog'Maw = new imba!

Does this mean everyone will start using guardian angel with him?!?!


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3v0dz27hKY

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06-22-2010

As sick as I am of eating-themed abilities for heroes, Kog'Maw does need something along those lines. Either that or change his lore.