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[Champion Suggestion] Kento, the Moon's Blade

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Devack The Holy

Senior Member

01-07-2013

Lore:

Deep within the mountains of Ionia exists a clan, the Kanshi Sha, whose sole purpose is the forging of mighty protectors, who follow a simple creed:

Purity, Purpose, Strength

The warriors they have forged lead many to believe they have hidden magicks used to instantly create their heroes. But in truth, a protector's forging begins at birth. Much like their sister clan, the Kinoku, initiates are selected at birth through divination to find the future warriors who match their creed the closest, and are trained in the arcane martial art passed down from master to student for generations.

At the age of sixteen, the final process, called 'Shaping' begins, and lasts several moonlit nights, testing the strength and resolve of the initiate.

On the first, whips tear at the flesh of the initiate.

On the second, acids are used to etch the skin.

On the third, flame, the ultimate symbol of purity, sears the flesh.

On the fourth, the initiate is left at the top of a mountain, naked to the elements. The initiate is then instructed to both survive, and return.

It is during the trek that the initiate discovers the strength to live through all hardships and his or her purpose within the world. If he/she returns, he/she is declared a protector, and is given a title that was divined at the moment of his or her birth.


During the trek of an initiate named Kento, Zed, the rouge of the Kinoku, and his followers raided the clan's village, seeking the power that many believed resided there. Upon learning that the fabled power didn't exist, Zed ordered the slaughter of every man, woman, and child, and the burning of the village to the ground in his anger.

Upon his return, Kento was shocked at the devastation that lay before him. Picking his way through the rubble and corpses strewn about him, he made his way to the building that once housed the clan's leaders. Upon his arrival, Kento learned about the assault from the last elder left alive. After telling his story, the elder had only enough strength left to declare that Kento had still passed his Shaping, and was given the title The Moon's Blade. Kento spent many days in the ruins of the only home he had never known, burying all of the slain villagers and clansmen, during which he realized his purpose: To keep Zed from obtaining the power he desires, for if he does, untold suffering will be brought upon not only Ionia, but all of Valoran. Picking up the jian he had trained with for so long, Kento began his quest, eventually leading him to ally with the remnants of the Kinoku. Upon hearing that Zed had become a champion of the League of Legends, Kento decided to join, and stop Zed whatever the cost.

"I am the Moon's Blade. Silent and swift, nothing will stand in the way of my mission" - Kento

Appearance: http://www.freewebs.com/ryo_hazaki/Kento%20Figure%20Reference%20Images%202.zip

ABILITIES:

603753 Passive: Path of the Koken: Every time Kento uses an ability, he gains a stack, up to a cap of five stacks. For each stack, Kento's Attack Speed increses by (2/4/6/8/10)% and Movement Speed increases by (2/4/6/8/10) . The buff increases each time Kento's ultimate is leveled (to a maximum of 5/10/15/20/25), and the stacks decay at a rate of 1 stack every 1.5 seconds Kento is out of combat. The Attack Speed is increased by a percentage, while the Movement Speed in increased by a flat number as seen below:

Stats of Kento's passive at full level with full stacks:

25% additional Attack Speed
25 additional Movement Speed

608133 Q: Shielding Crescent:

Kento throws a kunai in a crescent path damaging enemies in its path. Allied champions hit gain a shield protecting from (125/175/225/275/325) damage while also giving Kento a shield for (50/70/90/110/130) damage. If Kento dashes into the blade's path using Flash Step, he gains the full strength sheild of his enemies while also removing any and all attack speed debuffs. This grants a maximum of three stacks towards Kento's passive depending on how many enemies it hits.

603771 W: :

603762 E: Flash Step:

Kento performs a dash. This dash ends after a short distance or when he encounters an enemy champion, causing damage to the enemy champion. This ability grants 1 stack towards Kento's passive only if it hits an enemy. (Skillshot, range 575)

603763 R: Ultimate: Koken Unleashed:



Recommended Final Build:

Mercury's Treads with Alacrity Enchantment
Bloodthirster
The Black Cleaver
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Randuin's Omen
Ravenous Hydra


Hidden passives:

Ninja: This unit is a flippin' ninja.



Quotes:

Upon Selection:

"There is no pain where strength lies"


Moving:

"Be silent and swift."
"I shall step forward."
"Accelerated movement, I concur."



Attacking:

"I shall quell this conflict without incident."
"Honor is the blade's edge."
"Playtime's over."


Taunt:

"The best offense is a good defense."
"Vengeance. Justice. Two sides, same coin."


Joke:

"You can't hit what you can't catch."


Upon Using Shielding Crescent:

"Catch!"


Upon Using Kanshi Sha Fervor:

"My power is unleashed!"


Upon Using Flash Step:

"There is no escape!"


Upon Using Drawing Shockwave:

"No defense for this!"


Special Interactions:

When taunting near an allied Thresh:


"I will bring you a special soul, Thresh."
"I will have Zed's head. His soul however, is yours."


When taunting near an enemy Shen:

"Because of your inaction, Shen, I have lost everything."
"My home. My clan. Everything I've even known. Lost, because of you."


When taunting near an enemy Zed:

"Your blood will stain my blade, Zed!"
"Zed! Your time has come!"
"For the Kanshi Sha, I will end you!"


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Devack The Holy

Senior Member

01-08-2013

CHANGE LOG:

1-24-13: Added the name of the clan and the protector title to the lore.
1-31-13: Added abilities.
2-6-13: Changed abilities. Added quotes, hidden passives, and recommended final build
2-14-13: Added quotes, added League Judgement
11-4-13: Removed descriptions for W and R abilities, added special interactions.


CHAT LOGS:

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Chat with Dzano, 2/4/13:
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Devack The Holy (1:02): I replied to your post in my concept thread.
Dzanio (1:02): kk
I'll take a look
(1:07): the toggle idea is interesting
when you say 5% over 3 seconds what exactly are you referring to?
Devack The Holy (1:08): The debuff that the ult applies to the AS and AD of the enemies hit.
Dzanio (1:08): The skill description says it debuffs ms and as
not ad
Devack The Holy (1:08): Thinking the old kento.
Yeah, ms and as.
Dzanio (1:09): ok
one sec
http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Nunu
when I balance champs I usually start by looking at similar abilities
Devack The Holy (1:10): Okay, like Nunu's Ice Blast?
Dzanio (1:10): depending upon how much damage it does, and the trade offs of the ability the ult should have more or less cc
I was thinking a mini nunu ult but with a mechanic more similar to eve's
Devack The Holy (1:10): Let me pull up Eve's.
Dzanio (1:11): so something like a 50% ms slow
a 25% AS slow
and then either flat damage or % max health damage w/ some ad scaling
and then since it's a click instead of a channel a 2-3 second duration for the cc
Devack The Holy (1:13): So, for the damage, which would you prefer?
Dzanio (1:13): either's fine; are you looking for tanky dps or for pure assassin burst?
well, since his entire kit is AoE except for the w probably tanky dps
Devack The Holy (1:14): Probably tanky DPS, since I'm aiming for an assassin that can double as an ADC.
Dzanio (1:14): I can only think of one melee adc which is fiora
pure single target glass cannon
maybe trynd
arguably
but he has a lot of sustain
tanky dps = bruiser
assassins should be pretty glass cannon
assassins benefit more from flat damage since they're targeting squishies
bruisers are generally more in the front line so % dps helps them more
Devack The Holy (1:17): So, drop the assassin, make him a bruiser?
Dzanio (1:17): pretty much
well that doesn't work for the backstory
hmm
Devack The Holy (1:18): ???
Dzanio (1:18): your backstory is about assassin ninjas
Devack The Holy (1:18): Protector ninjas.
Dzanio (1:18): ok, nvm then
bruiser it is
Devack The Holy (1:19): Now then, on to his Q.
How to make it more unique?
Dzanio (1:20): your backstory for the initiation implies you should have a bleed, an acid attack, or some sort of elemental theme
Devack The Holy (1:21): Wait... Draven doesn't have an ability that matches Kento's Q
Dzanio (1:21): lol
darius
not draven
other brother
Devack The Holy (1:21): Why do I keep getting those two confused?
Dzanio (1:21): I do it too
I blame starting with the same letter
Devack The Holy (1:22): And that they were released so close to each other.
Can't make it a bleed because of Darius.
Dzanio (1:22): pretty much
plus you seem to be going good guy theme
and bleeds are pretty much evil
Devack The Holy (1:22): Same could be said for acid.
Dzanio (1:22): I'd probably go w/ purity
yeah urgot's not so angelic
purity/elements
flame
Devack The Holy (1:23): Hmm.
Dzanio (1:23): have some sort of cc removal/reduction
i.e. garen/irelia
Devack The Holy (1:23): Hm.
what about adding a small tenacity buff to his W for when it's active?
Dzanio (1:24): well, and then he's the moon's blade so you could draw some inspiration from diana
sure
Devack The Holy (1:24): Like 10%
Dzanio (1:24): have it scale w/ ranks
say 20% at max?
Devack The Holy (1:25): Hmm... 20% max works.
Let me look at Diana real quick.
Dzanio (1:26): her basic kit is apply mark, jump to mark, hit shield and auto attack a lot
Devack The Holy (1:26): an idea on his q:
Have it hit allies as well, but any allied champs hit instead get a shield.
Dzanio (1:27): ok; I'd reduce the size of the AoE then, make it a crescent shape
should he get a shield from it?
Devack The Holy (1:28): So, he thows his blade in a crescent shape, damaging all along its path, and shields allied champs.
Dzanio (1:28): ranged poke mechanism, sure
would work better for an assassin than a bruiser
Devack The Holy (1:28): Yeah, he should get a shield as well.
Dzanio (1:28): but we can come back to that
that will be difficult to balance then
Devack The Holy (1:29): Not really.
Dzanio (1:29): a damage move which provides high sustain
Devack The Holy (1:29): Let's say he gets a much weaker shield than his allies.
Dzanio (1:29): ok
I'm fine w/ that
Devack The Holy (1:30): Say they get a shield for 100 dmg, and he gets one for like 20 dmg, as an example.
Dzanio (1:30): I'd give him 30-40% of the shield health
Devack The Holy (1:30): A slight damage reduction, but doesn't make him broken.
Dzanio (1:31): and then just keep the base damage on the ability on the lower end of normal
yeah
Devack The Holy (1:31): I'm also going to add a suggested final build. Any ideas?
Dzanio (1:31): shouldn't we do his e first?
Devack The Holy (1:32): Yeah, his E.
Dzanio (1:32): how about adding some synergy to his q, make it shield him for more if he dashes into it?
or just make the shield conditional upon such use?
and give him the full amount?
Devack The Holy (1:33): So, of he uses his Q, then dashes in its path, he gets the full shield?
Dzanio (1:33): yeah
or a slightly buffed version
Devack The Holy (1:33): Sounds great.
Dzanio (1:33): depending upon whether he normally gets shield or not and whether you want him to be tankier or dpsier
Devack The Holy (1:33): So say an additional 5% shield health?
Dzanio (1:33): (yay made up words)
20%
5% wouldn't be much
Devack The Holy (1:34): Or what about normal shield strength, but removes silence/blind.
Dzanio (1:35): if he's silenced then he can't flash into the q anyway
I like blind
Devack The Holy (1:35): Yeah, you're right.
Let me look at the list of debuffs.
Dzanio (1:35): stun
snare
slow
silence
blind
knock up
knock back
pull
Devack The Holy (1:35): How about have it remove blind and slow?
Since with the others he either can't move or use abilities.
Dzanio (1:36): trying to decide; he already has tenacity
maybe make it reduce AS slow?
Devack The Holy (1:36): What chamos have an AS slow?
*champs
Dzanio (1:36): or remove AS slow
Devack The Holy (1:37): Oh, rylai's.
Dzanio (1:37): let me pull up a list and I'll read them off
rylai's does not do AS slow
Exhaust
anivia
lee sin
(1:39): nasus
nunu
Devack The Holy (1:41): Yeah, removing AS slow should work.
would make him more DPS-y
Dzanio (1:42): think that would be it for champs
basically
Devack The Holy (1:43): Gonna have to change the name of his Q, then.
Dzanio (1:43): could make it reduce the effectiveness of the slow by a small amount if you wanted, but I think the AS slow would be a nice counter to exhaust
lol
k
Devack The Holy (1:43): Since his blades don't dance around him any more.
Dzanio (1:43): yeah
Devack The Holy (1:44): Not to mention he also gets the "Ninja" buff.
Dzanio (1:44): lol
ninja buff is OP
Devack The Holy (1:44): Not really.
He loses 1 health for each allied ninja.
Dzanio (1:44): who wouldn't want to be a flippin' ninja?
that's the debuff
Devack The Holy (1:45): Those who want to be a mighty pirate.
And since I'm writing a story to go with Kento, I'll probably add a hidden buff or two to go with the story.
Dzanio (1:45): yeah
Devack The Holy (1:46): Here's one that's still unnamed:
Since in the story concept, I pair him off with Sona, maybe that buff would increase Sona's GP10 and EXP gains by 2 gold and 2%
Dzanio (1:47): that's pretty reasonable
Devack The Holy (1:48): which, if he ever gets used as an ADC ingame, would probably make him synergize well with her.
Dzanio (1:48): he wouldn't be used as an adc
he'd be a top lane
or jungle
Devack The Holy (1:48): I've seen weirder plays.
Dzanio (1:48): you're level 22
Devack The Holy (1:48): Like Darius mid and Irelia carry.
Dzanio (1:48): darius mid is ok
Devack The Holy (1:49): Oh, what about his passive?
Dzanio (1:49): oh right
Devack The Holy (1:49): You brought up that it wouldn't make him as good a jungler because of the decay.
Dzanio (1:49): actually it's because he doesn't benefit from it immediately
first clear is the most important
sets you up for counter jungling/winning lanes
Devack The Holy (1:50): What about changing the neutral monster kill stack to 1 instead of 1/4?
Dzanio (1:51): Honestly I don't think the stack mechanism is helpful here
Devack The Holy (1:51): Or would that make him an OP jungler?
Dzanio (1:51): I'd either make it stacks which increase upon auto attacks/ability use to some cap and degrade out of combat
or make it a flat passive amount
Devack The Holy (1:52): So keep the stack max the same, but change the stack gain requirement?
And remove the death stack loss?
Dzanio (1:52): udyr has a similar passive and maxes out at 3 stacks
Devack The Holy (1:52): since if you're dead, you're out of combat, so you're losing stacks anyway.
Dzanio (1:52): I'd max it out between 3-5
and adjust the scaling accordingly
Devack The Holy (1:52): 5 sounds good.
Dzanio (1:53): exactly
Devack The Holy (1:54): Okay, max stacks at 5, but scales with ult level so stacks would give 1/1.5/3/5 of each accordingly?
and trigger on abilities?
Dzanio (1:54): 5% AS boost will be **** lvl 1
Devack The Holy (1:54): What would you suggest?
Dzanio (1:54): I'd keep the max benefit around the same; 15% AS which scales to 25% late game
and similar flat ms values
10-15 early
~25 late
Devack The Holy (1:55): So 10/15/20/25?
Dzanio (1:55): yeah
and then make it so his AoE abilities proc a stack per enemy hit
so he can gank w/ it up
Devack The Holy (1:56): 10 for 1-5, 15 for 6-10, 20 for 11-15, and 25 for 16+
Dzanio (1:56): if he plays correctly
Devack The Holy (1:56): Enemy champs.
Dzanio (1:56): enemies
Devack The Holy (1:56): minions would be too much.
Dzanio (1:56): I don't think so
the cap is pretty low
Devack The Holy (1:57): So if he hits 4 minions + 1 champ, he has max stacks?
Dzanio (1:57): if you wanted you could cap the number of stacks he gets per ability use
i.e. ahri's passive
yeah
Devack The Holy (1:57): 2 max, then?
Dzanio (1:57): ok
I mean his w is single target and his e doesn't do damage
so basically it's whether he lands his q perfectly or not
Devack The Holy (1:58): His W's a toggle.
and wouldn't give stacks.
Dzanio (1:58): exactly
Devack The Holy (1:59): And his E would give a stack if he hits a champ, since that is when it deals damage.
Dzanio (1:59): in lane having 2-3 free stacks would be nice, but not OP
jungle 3 ish stacks would be optimal
Devack The Holy (2:00): so just make it 3 max per ability use?
Dzanio (2:00): I suppose we hadn't discussed his e doing anything other than repositioning him
if his e does damage than 2
Devack The Holy (2:00): And giving him a shield if he dashes into his Q.
Dzanio (2:00): yeah
*then
it'd be an awesome mechanic for a jungler, really helpful in lane, but not overpowered
since he'd have to blow his escape mechanism and/or damage poke to use it
Devack The Holy (2:01): so, if you're escaping, and there's a handy minion, Q, then E.
Dzanio (2:01): is his e targeted?
I thought it was a dash
Devack The Holy (2:01): It's a skillshot dash.
Meaning you can aim it.
Dzanio (2:02): so why the minion?
Devack The Holy (2:02): Q the minion.
Dzanio (2:02): I figured the q was a skill shot too
Devack The Holy (2:02): it is.
Dzanio (2:02): then why q the minion?
Devack The Holy (2:02): Q the minion so the Q's in the air.
Then when he dashes, he hits the Q.
Dzanio (2:03): if you just shoot off the q it'll be in the air anyway; since it's a skill shot
Devack The Holy (2:03): And gives him a full shield.
Dzanio (2:03): yes
shiled health doesn't have to be much
Devack The Holy (2:03): Thus allowing you to take more damage while escaping.
Dzanio (2:03): at the expense of dealing damage yourself
Devack The Holy (2:04): Right.
Actually, E+Flash alone would probably make him outrun most chamsp.
*champs
Dzanio (2:04): depends on the range of the dash
also assumes enemy champ doesn't have flash/jump
Devack The Holy (2:05): Yeah, gotta figure out the range on his E.
Can't be further than Ez's.
Dzanio (2:05): ~4-500 is typical now I think
Devack The Holy (2:05): Which is pretty far as is.
what about having the range scale with the levels?
Dzanio (2:06): eh, I'd look towards shen/kha/rengar for balance
ez is ranged so they'd give him a smaller hop
I think shen's scales
Devack The Holy (2:07): No, his range is flat.
575.
Dzanio (2:07): well shows what I know then
might just be that I haven't played him in like 6 months
Devack The Holy (2:07): Kha's scales if it evolves from 600-900.
Dzanio (2:07): that's from an ult though
500 ish used to be highest dash
they've been bumping them towards 600-700
Devack The Holy (2:08): And Rengar doesn't have a leap.
Dzanio (2:08): last few months
he leaps from bushes
on next auto
it's his passive
buffed by his item
Devack The Holy (2:08): Ah.
600, 750 with item.
so a range of 575 then?
Dzanio (2:09): going to queue w/ Moby in a sec
Devack The Holy (2:09): Alright.
Dzanio (2:09): apparently I'm bugged and need to relog
Devack The Holy (2:09): Alright.
Dzanio (2:09): but yeah, that sounds resonable
feel free to chat me up later if you have more questions
I'll be on most of the day
Devack The Holy (2:10): Alright. I'll go post this chat in the topic so that I have a record of it.
Dzanio (2:11): kk
sounds good


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Devack The Holy

Senior Member

01-24-2013

League Judgment

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Candidate: Kento Kobayashi
Date: 22 October, ?? CLE

OBSERVATION

The Kanshi Sha known as Kento strides into the hall, his jian sword swaying slightly with each step. His eyes radiate a firm confidence in his abilities and an unshakable faith in his future. His clothing, though appearing simple at first, lets others who know of such things immediately know his status through their colors and details.

He is no ordinary Kanshi Sha. He is the Koken, the Moon’s Blade. He is the last of his sacred order.

Silently he steps toward the large marble doors, which swing open at his arrival, engulfing the young man in bright light.



REFLECTION

When the light faded, Kento found himself within his clan’s great hall, the central point of the castle that the Kanshi Sha had inhabited since the clan’s founders had split off from the Kinoku several hundred years prior. At the other end of the hall, which was lit by the ancient oil lamps that hung from the ceiling, was a man, bent with age, but radiating a sense of power and purpose that would convince all but the most foolhardy into provoking him. As he walked forward, his cane tapping on the stone floor with each other step, and his white beard nearly dragging along the floor, Kento immediately dropped to his knees, and bowed in front of him.

“Grandmaster.” Kento muttered from his position, his face mere inches from the floor.

“Why do you wish to join the League?” His grandmaster asked, in a tone unlike what Kento remembered.

“To fulfill my purpose as the Koken. To protect all of Valoran.” Kento replied.

Another bright light engulfed the Koken. When it faded, Kento was younger, sitting on the floor in another part of the castle in a meditative pose, nude from the waist up. Kento knew this place as where he had begun his Shaping. No sooner had this thought crossed his mind than the first whip struck, slicing the flesh between his shoulder blades. Although it hurt, Kento refused to show that it did, his face calm, and his voice unheard.

“Why do you wish to join the League?” His grandmaster asked again as the whips continued to tear into his flesh, but this time Kento refused to answer. To speak or utter a cry of pain during the Shaping would immediately end it, and result in the initiate to be drummed out of the order, his memories of his time within the order removed to protect his clan’s location and practices.

The scene changed again. This time, Kento could smell the sour scent of the acids the Kanshi Sha used. These acids would provide a different, more lasting pain. He felt his skin and flesh burn as the Shaping elders painted it on in unique patterns, hoping to elicit a response from the initiate.

“Why do you wish to join the League?” Kento was asked again. Still he didn’t answer.

This elicited another change in scene. This time, Kento could feel the heat of the roaring flames. He could feel his flesh searing and smell it cooking as the elders passed flaming pieces of iron along his skin.

“Why do you wish to join the League?” Kento was asked for the fourth time. Kento still remained silent, but had a sense of foreboding.

The scene changed one final time. Now Kento stood outside the village, completely naked to the elements. This didn’t bother him. What did was the fact that his village was burning. As he ran though the village’s gates, he saw what could only be described as a scene of horror. Every building was burning or had burnt to the ground, and there were bodies strewn everywhere. Whoever had attacked the village had gone to great lengths to ensure that not a single man, woman, or child would survive the assault. Kento continued to walk through the ruined village towards the castle.

As he approached, Kento saw a figure stepping through the flames, dragging something with him. The standing figure’s red eyes burned through the visor of his helmet, the light of the fires around him casting a blood-red hue on his metal armor, and his arm blades dripped with the blood of those he had slain. However, not another member of his Order of Shadows could be seen, unlike when Kento had experienced this moment for real.

Zed hurled the broken body of the grandmaster down the stairs, it coming to a rest at Kento’s feet.

“Why do you wish to join the League?” Zed asked, the voice now sounding perfectly like it should, echoing through his helmet, and tainted with barely restrained malice.

“You.” Kento finally said, reaching for his jian out of instinct, finding that he was now fully clothed, with his weapons where they should be. “To make you pay for all the lives you have ended. To avenge the innocent whose blood still stains your hands. And I will not rest until you face justice for your crimes.” He finished, bringing his blade in front of himself and dropping into a ready stance.

One final flash of light engulfed them. When it cleared, Kento stood face-to-face with the same Summoner who had called Kento to meet him for his Judgement.

“How does it feel to expose your mind?” The Summoner asked.

Kento paused for a moment. Then he spoke, his voice full of conviction.

“It was not pleasant. But whatever it takes to finish my mission.” Kento said, as the Summoner seemed to dissolve as he left the room. Kento turned to the doors that would lead him to his destiny.

But he had one last word of advice.

“I may have exposed my mind. But refrain from digging too deep. You might not like what you find.”


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Devack The Holy

Senior Member

01-31-2013

Bump. Added abilities.


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Dzanio

Senior Member

02-03-2013

Passive: I don't think the stack mechanism really adds to this; he only loses stacks upon death so there's no counterplay involved, the max stacks add a nice but not overpowering buff (i.e. you could just make the max stacks value his passive). Also, the stacks would mean that jungling etc would be bad for him initially since it would take a while to reach the point where he actually benefitted.

Q: Fairly standard ability; very much like Darius's Q or zed's e, might want to think how you could make it unique to the character.

W: Passive is Irelia's w, which has historically been really difficult to balance. Active: better version of irelia's w, I'd try to make your champions unique rather than making them a hodgepodge of your favorite champs.

E: You haven't added any cc to his kit yet. Also since all of the energy champs except kennen have a gap closing mechanism like this, you might want to think about how you want it to work in his kit.

R: I'd make the cc amount/duration flat; it's easier to balance that way. This seems like it would work as an AD version of Eve's or nunu's ult.

General note: Energy champs are hard to balance because they have a lot of interent sustain over mana based champs, so adding a health sustain mechanism (your w) would be completely overpowered in lane, and still remain quite advantageous in team fights. It can also be fun to add energy reclamation abilities to the kit to encourage/discourage certain aspects of gameplay.


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Devack The Holy

Senior Member

02-04-2013

Quote:
Dzanio:
Passive: I don't think the stack mechanism really adds to this; he only loses stacks upon death so there's no counterplay involved, the max stacks add a nice but not overpowering buff (i.e. you could just make the max stacks value his passive). Also, the stacks would mean that jungling etc would be bad for him initially since it would take a while to reach the point where he actually benefitted.

Q: Fairly standard ability; very much like Darius's Q or zed's e, might want to think how you could make it unique to the character.

W: Passive is Irelia's w, which has historically been really difficult to balance. Active: better version of irelia's w, I'd try to make your champions unique rather than making them a hodgepodge of your favorite champs.

E: You haven't added any cc to his kit yet. Also since all of the energy champs except kennen have a gap closing mechanism like this, you might want to think about how you want it to work in his kit.

R: I'd make the cc amount/duration flat; it's easier to balance that way. This seems like it would work as an AD version of Eve's or nunu's ult.

General note: Energy champs are hard to balance because they have a lot of interent sustain over mana based champs, so adding a health sustain mechanism (your w) would be completely overpowered in lane, and still remain quite advantageous in team fights. It can also be fun to add energy reclamation abilities to the kit to encourage/discourage certain aspects of gameplay.


Well, I could drop the passive from the W, add an energy cost to it, and make it a toggle.

As for the R, How does 5% over 3 seconds sound?


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Devack The Holy

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02-06-2013

Bump for an update.


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Hi I Like Cats

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02-06-2013

I'm curious, how did you place images directly into your post, ******* BBcode?


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Devack The Holy

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02-10-2013

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Hi I Like Cats:
I'm curious, how did you place images directly into your post, ******* BBcode?


In the page you see when you click "Go advanced" or quote a post, look at the row of tools in the text box. Click the paperclip (Located above the bold/italic/underline formatting buttons). This allows you to add attachments within the post itself, and not at the end. When clicking you'll get a set ATTACH tags with a code that corresponds to the attachment. You can move these tags with the code to a desired place within the post.


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Z The Slayer

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02-10-2013

I can't help feel like Kento is kinda...bland. He has little when it comes to core mechanics other than to Q-Dash-buff and R in a serious engagement. With his dash limited to stopping upon first hitting an enemy, he will have no way to escape a bad engagement without his ultimate.

Seems a lot like Talon, without the stealth or the silence, and those are the coolest parts about Talon. Kento can move fast, but only AFTER he starts fighting. And he automatically starts every fight on the losing end since he benefits only when going in head first. He would need someone to babysit him in lane, either a support or a tank, since he'd have to get in real close to trade.


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