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Skarner Rework coming to PBE

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RiotScruffy

Game Designer

10-18-2013

Hey all, exciting news! Skarner is coming to the pbe in the next update with his new reworked kit. Here is the changelist and some explanation for why we ended up with these changes:

Base Attack speed lowered by 1%

Crystal Slash
-Mana cost reduced from 20/22/24/26/28 to 16/18/20/22/24
-When target is hit, applies an attack speed buff for 5s that stacks up to 3 times 4/5/6/7/8
-Slow removed from Crystal Slash (moved to Fracture)

Exoskeleton
-Attack speed component removed
-Cooldown lowered from 18s to 14s
-Max movepseed increased from 15/17/19/21/23 to 24/28/32/36/40 and ramps up over 3s
-Duration remains at 6s
-Shield value increased from 70/115/160/205/250 to 75/125/175/225/280
-Shield AP ratio increased from 0.6 to 0.8

Fracture
-Mana cost reduced from 50/55/60/65/70 to 30/35/40/45/50
-Heal removed
-Targets hit are slowed by 30/35/40/45/50 for 2.5s
-Missile range increased 800->1000
-Missile width reduced 120->90

Impale
-Impale now roots targeted champion during the windup animation
-VO for “feel my sting” etc will happen on successful grab instead of cast start


Explanations
-The attack speed buff was moved from W to Q to make Skarner more consistent and less feast or famine
-The slow was moved from Q to E to get rid of the frustrating perma slow of his old Q but also to allow him some more flexibility and ability to make catches/plays with the ranged slow on E
-W speed values are buffed to bring him in line with other similar bruisers
-R now has a more consistent ability to grab targets once he has started casting on them

These changes are still not final, and I want everyone to play the new kit and give us feedback.

-Scruffy


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TigerScream

Member

10-18-2013

Finally! Skarner was my first champion back in the day when his Q cost 15 mana at all levels :3 I'll be interested to see how he plays now.


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Ekanselttar

Recruiter

10-18-2013

Is the slow on Fracture a flat amount or a %?


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Duckmaster

Senior Member

10-18-2013

Wow.

So scorpion
Much Buff

wow


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Fomorian27

Recruiter

10-18-2013

What does the root on ult before impalement entail? That players will not be able to flash out? Or that they will be able to flash out and get pulled back?


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CracatoaX

Member

10-18-2013

YESSSSS!!!! Awesome job Scruffy, cant wait to test it out!


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Qbe

Senior Member

10-18-2013

Quote:
Fomorian27:
What does the root on ult before impalement entail? That players will not be able to flash out? Or that they will be able to flash out and get pulled back?

The result of this change is:
a) They flash before you ult, you don't waste your ult, they flash to safety
b) They try to flash after you ult, can't because snare, so they don't waste their flash and you successfully ult

The goal is to avoid having a scenario where either player "wasted" a spell that goes on CD and is negated


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Grizzley117

Senior Member

10-18-2013

Now who to buy???? I have to decide between Xerath and Skarner!!! Who to choose???


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TheEnygma

Senior Member

10-18-2013

League of Reworks :P


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CynicalGiant

Senior Member

10-18-2013

Why did you make his AS like 24-26% after fully stacked? It seems a little odd to me. That is such a low bonus to have to get stacks for.