A New Champion Approaches: Shen, the Eye of Twilight

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ByronicHero

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03-18-2010
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Lore:

There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness -- all things must exist in perfect harmony, for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Shen is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Watching the Stars - exercising judgment untainted by prejudice.

Born to a clan whose members have decorated the ranks of the Kinkou for generations, Shen was trained his entire life to become the Eye of Twilight, and thereupon to dispassionately determine what must be done in the interests of equilibrium. As his final trial to ascend to this position, he was made to attend the Takanu, a ceremony in which his father was tortured before his eyes to test his resolve. Any reaction whatsoever would have resulted in his immediate disqualification, but he never averted his gaze and never blinked, not once. As the Eye of Twilight, Shen must make decisions which would buckle the wills of ordinary men, removing all emotion from the equation. He now works with his fellows Akali and Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.

The Eye of Twilight sees not the despair of its victims, only the elegance of equilibrium.

Abilities
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Shen is the first champion in the League of Legends to use energy to cast his abilities, rather than mana or health like most other champions. This system caps the maximum amount of energy Shen can have at 200 energy, and regenerates Shen’s energy very rapidly (10 energy per second).

Vorpal Blade: Hits a target enemy for magic damage, and marks the target for allies to see. Allied units that attack the marked enemy target get healed over several seconds.

Feint: Shen defends against the next champion attack or spell, blocking much of the damage from it.

Shadow Dash: Shen dashes towards target location, taunting enemies he passes through.

Stand United: Places a shield on target ally which absorbs damage. After channeling for several seconds, Shen teleports to the target ally and shields himself as well.

Ki Strike (passive): Every 10 seconds, Shen’s next attack deals bonus damage based on his max health. Being attacked by enemy champions makes this passive occur more frequently.


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Timlankey

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03-18-2010

And here comes the complaints! His skill set is sick no doubt, but doesn't suit the idea of a Ninja.

Whatever, still seems like a great champ.


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Luchen

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03-18-2010

I can't wait for the Mortal Kombat themed custom skins!


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Marshallbanana

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03-18-2010

He now works with his fellows Akali and Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.

It seems the league is getting 3 ninja's? If they do not kick back then I will be sorely disappointed.


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rayqua

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03-18-2010

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Originally Posted by Timlankey View Post
And here comes the complaints! His skill set is sick no doubt, but doesn't suit the idea of a Ninja.

Whatever, still seems like a great champ.
i have to agree, though his abilies sound awesome they dont seem ninja-y to me. he almst sounds like a tank instead of someone coming from the shadows to end you life quickly. still i think he should be fun to use.


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MrKidney

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03-18-2010

kind of disappointed that he isnt a stealth champ, but otherwise nice.


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nrouns

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03-18-2010

He does sound fun, and looks cool, but agree his abilities don't sound ninja-like. I wanted to defend you guys on that way in some point, but the shield and the way his abilities seem to rely on defense really give it away.


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Dark Achilles8

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03-18-2010

this hero doesn't sound like a ninja at all... if your making a ninja character you need to have ninja type moves... Such as a ninja star throw, a blade strike of some kind, etc.. your basically making a cool looking tank from the looks of this..


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Rymorse

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03-18-2010

His ult does damage based on his health.... and it procs more frequently when he gets pounded on.... and his 2 other abilities are friendly oriented .... go go tank ninja.... although he does sound interesting and i cant wait to play him.


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Krom

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03-18-2010

April Fools!

Skills are real, but that skin wont be used for them.

Also ult sounds bad in a team fight, great for lanning though.


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